Costa del Sol Holidays 2024/2025

The Costa del Sol is one of Europe’s most famous and most frequented holiday destinations. Stretching for around 160 kilometres along the Andalusian coast from Sotogrande to Almeria, the region offers unrivalled beaches, world-class hotel resorts, delectable cuisine and a whole host of activities to suit all kinds of travellers.

Costa del Sol holidays come ready to suit all budgets and all excited holiday-goers. Whether you’re looking for a fun filled break with the whole family, a bit of a luxury treat for the two of you, a last minute stay to use up annual leave, or a cheap holiday to Costa del Sol, there’s a deal for you.

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They don't call it Costa del Sol for nothing

Equally suitable for family getaways or romantic breaks, party-hard holidays or relaxed vacations, Costa del Sol caters to most holiday styles. With a scorching climate all year round, holidays to Costa del Sol appeal to all corners of the globe, all year round. Whether it’s luxury, cheap or last minute you’re looking for, Costa Del Sol has it.

Flights from the UK take less than three hours and you’ll often get your transfer included in the package price. You can be in the popular holiday destinations of Benalmadena and Fuengirola to the west in around 35 minutes, or head an hour east to the scenic Nerja. There’s plenty more corners of Costa del Sol, each resort offering something different, take the luxury marina of Puerto Banus, or exclusive nightlife in Marbella. See, something for everyone!

Holidays in Costa del Sol

Popular Resorts

Top-notch resorts

For many people heading on holidays to Costa del Sol, Malaga will be their gateway due to its convenient airport location. However, the impressive city – which is the second biggest in Andalusia – should not be dismissed as a mere stepping stone to the beach, it has many sights and attractions in its own right. Art lovers will adore the Picasso and contemporary art museums, while the Roman theatre, Gothic-Baroque cathedral and the awe-inspiring Moorish fortress of Alcazaba are great places to explore the city’s enthralling history.

Elsewhere along the coast, Marbella represents the most popular for a luxury stay – and the most expensive. As well as its obvious beachfront attractions, fantastic restaurants, picturesque marina and top-of-the-range accommodation, Marbella is also sheltered by a stunning backdrop of the Sierra Blanca mountain range. It even offers its own quaint insight into the past through its picture-postcard old town. So if you’re looking to snap that all mighty holiday pic, Marbella is the place to be.

Meanwhile, Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Benalmadena are also thriving resort towns within easy reach of the airport and at a perfect location right on the beach. With great views and plenty to do during the day these resorts lead you nicely into the night where you can enjoy local foods and enjoy a dynamic bar scene.

Unbeatable beaches

Of course, the Costa del Sol has lots of opportunities to top up your tan with many pristine beaches studding its glittering coastline. With more than 320 days of sunshine a year, you’ll be well placed to take in the rays, and with almost 20 Blue Flag beaches in the area and countless more offering very high levels of quality and cleanliness, you’ll want to explore them all.

If you feel like getting active, watersports are a popular pastime here, as are snorkelling and scuba-diving – if you’re really lucky, you might even spot some whales and dolphins! Plus, the beaches in Costa del Sol are lined with cafes and bars, so you can keep those ice creams and cocktails flowing.

We all know beach days are the best for those days we just want to relax, but also those days we don’t want to spend much money – just pack up a picnic and lay out your towel. The beaches are are a huge attraction to those looking for a cheap holiday in Costa del Sol – what more could you want?

Quality leisure time

Since the tourism boom in the 1950s, All Inclusive Costa del Sol holidays have continued to grow in popularity, and the resort has had time to build up an impressive array of leisure amenities and facilities to make it the incredible region it is today.

Examples of fun-filled attractions on the coast include theme parks, water parks, safari parks and go-karting tracks, which are ideal for family holidays. Those in search of a more relaxed break can take a walk through any one of the beautiful public gardens and nature reserves that dot the coastline – or simply just laze on the beach.

With several spas and saunas within the hotels, Costa del Sol holidays are also great if you want to pamper yourself silly too. Have a look at our top hotels in Costa del Sol to see if they have the facilities you’re looking for.

Meanwhile, golf enthusiasts might think they’ve died and gone to heaven. The coast is positively teeming with over 70 courses, which cater to all abilities and budgets, all the way up to the world-class Valderrama course in Sotogrande, home of the annual Volvo Masters.

Andalusian dining at its finest

Wherever you go along the Andalusian coast you’ll be treated to seriously declicious cuisine and Costa del Sol is no different. Its seafront location means there’s a big focus on seafood, the majority of which is as fresh as possible, sourced locally and cooked to absolute perfection. Holidays in Costa del Sol offer a chance to try new dishes and immerse yourself into a new world of flavours – who knows, you might find your new favourite food.

The region’s diverse heritage – which has played host to Celts, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Arabs over the years – is reflected in its cuisine. You’ll find tasty tapas and other traditional Spanish dishes still dominate the menus here, but there’s plenty of room for variety too. Whether it’s a hearty beef stew or a deliciously seasoned seafood platter, you can expect your meal to come packed with plenty of flavour.

If you’re staying All Inclusive, or sticking to a budget for your cheap Costa del Sol holiday, it’s well worth stepping out to explore the authentic local cuisine, as well as soaking up the atmosphere in the bars and restaurants.

24-hour party people

The Costa del Sol will always be a favourite for holidaymakers looking for a great night out. And, although the coast has much more to offer than hedonistic pleasures, nightlife is still a big part of any holiday along the coast. There’s always areas if you’re looking for a more relaxed evening with a few cocktails or sangria, some entertainment and some music before heading back to your hotel.

But, if it is the party scene you’re looking for, from the popular bistros and bars of Malaga and Torremolinos to the all-night-clubs in Benalmadena’s Puerto Marina and Puerto Banus, revellers can dance the night away and do it all over again the next day. There’s open air clubbing venues, live bands and Djs, and beach parties booming until sunrise. It really will be a holiday to remember – or not.