Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol holidays


Costa del Sol holidays promise some of Spain’s all-time favourite resorts, 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
Estival Torrequebrada
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Estival Torrequebrada

Benalmadena, Costa del Sol

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  • Seafront
  • On-site casino
  • Modern spacious rooms
  • All Inclusive Plus
  • Adult only swimming pool
Globales Los Patos Park
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Globales Los Patos Park

Benalmadena, Costa del Sol

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  • Splash park with slides
  • On-site Aqua park
  • Close to the beach
  • Fun atmosphere
  • Comfortable rooms
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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 – 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

It’s no wonder holidays to Marbella are a favourite with families and sun-worshippers alike with its 24 beaches and oodles of culture.

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.

San Pedro de Alcántara

With San Pedro de Alcántara, “San Pedro” for short, you get the best of both worlds.

Beaches

Around these parts, you’ve got plenty of strong contenders for Croatia’s most beautiful stretch of shore. International yachts are moored along certain coastal spots, while there are brilliant beaches with shallow swells for families. Whether it’s pebbles or sand, you’ll certainly find a place to lay down a towel.

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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

History waits around every corner in Split’s Old Town, centred on the ancient palace. You’ll find more Roman ruins further along, plus incredible Renaissance features like striking cathedrals and picturesque main squares. Don’t miss these other architectural treasures, but museums and galleries should rank fairly high on your priorities.

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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

A spot of island hopping is ideal if you’ve got the time. Brač is the closest – Supetar on its northern shore is a former fishing village with pretty pebble beaches, while Bol is a top windsurfing spot. Hvar Island is a famous celebrity haunt but popular with families, too.

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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

With the Adriatic Sea on the doorstep, it’s no surprise that fresh seafood is one of the region’s strongest suits. The fried squid and fish stews are particularly tasty. If you’re big on eating meat, the pašticada is a must-try – you’ll find this beef dish in various eateries.

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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

Red coral is readily available along the Croatian coast, and you can buy beautiful jewellery at stalls and shops all over the region. If food’s your thing, make a beeline for Split’s daily market, where you can snap up everything from olive oil to local brandy at bargain prices.

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Marbella Town

Nightlife

Nights out in Split usually start in the stylish bars in the Old Town. Some of these are coffee shops by day but crank up the music when the after-dark scene awakens. From about midnight onwards, the crowds drift towards Bacvice with its waterfront nightclubs and buzzing beach parties.

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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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