Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol holidays


Some of Spain’s favourite resorts are on the Costa del Sol, so pick your place and get ready for all the sea and sand you could dream of. With miles of sun-drenched coast and a laid-back atmosphere, it’s a total classic for beachside lounging and relaxing.

Popular Costa Del Sol holiday Resorts:

Costa del Sol holidays
Hotel Puente Real
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£364pp
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  • London Stansted, Thu 28 Feb 2019
  • 7 Nights, Half Board
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Hotel Puente Real

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

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  • Seafront
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • 2 large outdoor swimming pools
  • Array of on-site activities
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Estival Torrequebrada
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£508pp
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  • London Stansted, Sun 24 Feb 2019
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive Plus
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Estival Torrequebrada

Benalmadena, Costa del Sol

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  • Seafront
  • Splash park with slides
  • On-site casino
  • Modern spacious rooms
  • Close to resort centre
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Language

Spanish

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

from €2 a bottle

3 course meal

usually a set menu for around €30.20

Flight times

3-3.5hrs

Beach paradise

There’s 160km of coastline to play around with here. That means beaches of every shape and size, from spacious stretches to quieter coves. And if you want to get active, you’ve got all kinds of wild watersports, from parasailing to wakeboarding and waterskiing. Get ready to make a splash!

Resorts to suit your taste

The three resorts in the centre of the Costa del Sol – Benalmadena, Torremolinos and Fuengirola – offer everything from shimmering marinas linked with canals, to theme parks and buzzing bar-lined streets. Scenic backgrounds tick all the boxes for nature-seekers, while there are club-filled squares ready to steal the night.

Inland treats

It’s worth heading right into the middle of the Costa to fully explore. Discover towns high up in the mountains split by huge gorges and bridges, as well as pretty whitewashed old towns to wander around. You’ll get some magnificent views from all around these divine resorts.

Benalmadena

Benalmadena is a tale of three parts – there’s the hilltop old town, the bustling downtown and a choice of glittering beaches.

Torremolinos

Torremolinos is a Spanish paradise – and Brigitte Bardot and Frank Sinatra seemed to think so too!

Nerja

The jewel of the Costa del Sol comes up trumps with a choice of beaches and some incredible sights.

Marbella

Get set, glitz! Welcome to the stomping ground of some of Spain’s most elite and exclusive.

Puerto Banus

An expansive, luxury marina with a pretty expensive vibe, Puerto Banús has everything that a discerning party animal could possibly wish for in one kitted-out resort.

Estepona

This traditional Spanish town is a gorgeous spot for a seaside getaway, with more beach than you could possibly need right on your doorstep!

Mijas

Brimming with character, the traditional mountainside village of Mijas is the go-to place if you’re eagerly seeking an authentic drop of Spain.

Mijas Costa

About half way between Marbella and Fuengirola sits sunny Mijas Costa – a lovely beachside town where everything ticks along at a leisurely pace.

Sotogrande

Sotogrande is made up of luxury villas, a beach and bustling marina, so it’s got a distinctly swanky, upmarket feel to it.

Alcaidesa

This relatively new resort along the Costa del Sol is made up of plush villas and townhouses, and really attracts the sun.

La Cala

One of the Costa’s original fishing villages, this sleepy resort is great for unwinding in total tranquillity.

Almunecar

Nestled between Nerja and Motril, Almuñécar is a curving stretch of aquamarine waves tumbling into the rich navy ocean. The old town is rich with historic churches, fountains and much more when you scratch beneath the surface.

Beaches

Tuscany’s got 400km of coastline to play with, so settle on a soft sandy spot and drink in the seafront scenery. Have a paddle as the waves shelve against the shore, or simply kick back and chill out. Many of the area’s beaches have promenades and dinky towns to explore, too.

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Arroyo Hondo Beach

Arroyo Hondo Beach

Benalmadena, Costa del Sol

Set between the beaches of Las Viborillas and Torremuelle, Arroyo Hondo is named after the stream that flows on to the beach. This stretch of sand takes in the area known as the Hotel Costa Azul Beach. It's...
Benalmadena Marina Beach

Benalmadena Marina Beach

Benalmadena, Costa del Sol

At the eastern end of the marina, towards Torremolinos, you can hire sunbeds and parasols to relax on the pristine beach. When you're done catching some rays you can take a stroll through the port, do some...

Sights

Architectural treats and treasures are in abundance around the countryside. History buffs can get stuck into ancient palaces, traditional town halls, and even some well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Wind and weave around cobbled streets and old towns, and you’ll soon get a snapshot of the past.

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The Marina

The Marina

Puerto Banus, Costa del Sol

This millionaire's playground is heaving with luxury yachts, some of them as big as ships. If you want glamour and decadence, this is the place to hang out. The only stores at the marina are designer ones so...
Nikki Beach

Nikki Beach

Marbella, Costa del Sol

There's only one place to be on a summer Sunday and that's Nikki Beach. The beach club's 'amazing Sundays' attract over 1,000 partygoers, including a few famous faces. DJs get the poolside fun started in the...

Activities

From waterparks to woodlands, you’ll have plenty to see and do. Whizz off by car to uncover the best bits. There’s a quintet of remarkable waterfront towns to traverse, and a handful of mega museums too. Make a start with ticking off those boxes in Volterra or Cecina.

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Aqualand Torremolinos

Aqualand Torremolinos

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

Do you dare take on the highest waterslide in Europe? The 22m-tall Kamikaze isn't the only nerve-testing attraction at Aqualand, the biggest waterpark on the Costa del Sol. Plunge down the Black Hole, with over...
Day trip to Granada

Day trip to Granada

Costa del Sol

Revered for the Moorish Alhambra palace, Granada is a popular destination. Explore the narrow streets of the Albayzín and Realejo quarters. Visit the Capilla Real, where Spain’s notorious Catholic Monarchs are...

Eating and drinking

Turn umming and ahhing into oohing and mmming. You’ll be spoilt for choice with every menu you look at, so you won’t struggle to find your perfect pizza or pasta! Get set for tempting, tantalising mouthfuls of fresh fish and seafood, risotto, rich soups, and fruity gelato.

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Astral Cocktail Bar

Astral Cocktail Bar

Puerto Banus, Costa del Sol

For a taste of the life on the seven seas, head to Astral Cocktail Bar. Shaped like a pirate’s ship, this unmissable bar serves up spectacular concoctions that are the talk of the town. The atmosphere is warm...
Fisherman's District

Fisherman's District

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

Savour a seafood platter, traditional Torremolinos fried fish, or paella at one of the many restaurants sitting proudly on the waterfront. The harbour takes deliveries of fresh snapper, whitebait and...

Shopping

Whether it’s malls or markets you’re after, you’ll be well catered-for here. So, you can shop for those this-season must-haves in your high-street favourites, or even opt for a little touch of luxury in the boutiques. But quaint streets regularly host colourful stalls, so make sure you rock up on the right day.

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Marbella Town

Nightlife

The general pace is very laid-back. So, keep it low-key with a glass of wine in a rustic pub. You’ll find a couple of cute seaside places in Marina di Cecina. But the bars get a bit busier in the more cosmopolitan parts. Aperol Spritzes go down so well in chic Siena.

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Aqwa Mist

Aqwa Mist

Puerto Banus, Costa del Sol

You’ll make your entrance to Aqwa Mist by passing under a waterfall, and this sets the tone for the rest of your night at this sophisticated club. The décor is all glitz and glam, while the famous DJs and live...
Bars around Puerta Marina

Bars around Puerta Marina

Fuengirola, Costa del Sol

The port area has a real buzzy vibe at night. It's packed with bars, pubs, cafes and discos where you can drink or dance until dawn. Shaggy's music bar has themed nights, live bands and comedians, while...
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