Riu Costa del Sol Hotel

Just a minute’s walk from the sandy Torremolinos Beach, the Riu Costa del Sol hotel has a sophisticated feel with sea views. If you’re holidaying with the kids, you’ll be well looked after, with its impressive splash park and a packed activity timetable to work through. The Riu Costa del Sol offers comfortable contemporary rooms near to the beach and its four swimming pools, making it a wonderful option if you want a chilled-out escape beside the sea. The hotel is 9km from Malaga Airport.

Overview of Costa del Sol

Take your holidays to Costa del Sol and you’re almost guaranteed sun, with more than 300 days of sunshine each year. It is called the ‘Sunshine Coast’, after all. It has a lively nightlife, if that’s what you fancy, but you can make it as relaxed or up-tempo as you want. Taking a break with the kids? Hit the family-friendly resort of Benalmádena, or if you’re kid free, you may prefer the tranquillity of resorts like Pueblo Quinta or Marbella. Whether you want to dive into Spanish culture, chill on sandy beaches, boogie the night away or keep the kids happy, the Costa del Sol fits the bill.

Things to do in Costa del Sol

Get your pulse racing with a high-speed go-kart race or release your inner child at Aquapark in Torremolinos. For an animal centric trip, try the zoo in Fuengirola, the Sea Life Centre in Benalmádena or head off on safari in Estepona. For shopping, check out the area’s many flea markets. For golf, there are sea view courses along the Costa del Golf. Or, to get off the beaten track, explore the secluded coves in El Maro or check out the snaking cobblestones of the old quarter of Marbella. A beautiful blend of historic villages, swanky towns, sandy beaches and vibrant theme parks, Spain’s Costa del Sol is the ultimate destination for a summer escape.

Resort Summary

Six stunning beaches – Bajondillo, Los Alamos, La Carihuela, Montemar, Playamar and El Saltillo – run along a picturesque promenade overflowing with shops and cafes. If you love the sun but not the sand, there are also some beautiful grassy patches where you can spread out your towel and lounge under a palm tree. The main stretch in Torremolinos is La Carihuela, a Blue Flag beach with sunbeds, beach bars and jet skis for hire.