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.

Sol House Costa Del Sol

Sol House Costa Del Sol

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

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  • Play beach club with direct beach access
  • All suite hotel
  • Close to the marina
  • Great for couples
  • Fantastic entertainment
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  • London Stansted, Mon 21 Jan 2019
  • 7 Nights, Half Board
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Holiday Palace

Benalmadena, Costa del Sol

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  • Splash park with waterslides
  • Dino World themed rooms
  • Lagoon-style pool
  • Fun for all the family
  • All Inclusive option
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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.

San Pedro (De Alcantara)

San Pedro de Alcantara is one of the most traditional towns on the Costa del Sol.

Beaches

The beaches around Dubrovnik are pebbly, in the main, and many are blessed with spectacular views of the city. There are a clutch of sand-and-shingle beaches in easy distance from the Old Town. If you crave a really sandy beach, head to the isle of Lopud – it’s home to a curve of powdery golden sand.

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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

Uncovering the history of Dubrovnik will be a true delight. On every corner you’ll stumble across another piece of the puzzle. There are churches, cathedrals, gardens and more – each offering a unique little insight into Dubrovnik’s colourful past. Don’t forget your camera – there’ll be loads of photo opportunities along the way.

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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

Sporty types will have loads to choose from in the way of activities. There are plenty of water sports on offer across the area, or if you prefer your feet firmly on dry land then you can’t beat a walk around the Old Town. Its iconic white buildings and orange roofs are instantly recognisable.

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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

Fresh fish and seafood is the focus of much of the cuisine along the coast, perfectly accompanied by a glass or two of Pošip, the light white wine from the island of Korčula. The Italian influence is also strong throughout the region, so you’re never too far away from a pizzeria.

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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

Visit Dubrovnik’s open-air markets to pick up traditional delicacies like rose liqueur, lavender honey and local Bajadera chocolate. As well as little boutiques selling handmade red coral jewellery, there’s a good selection of designer shops, and a few malls outside of the centre featuring familiar high-street names.

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Marbella Town

Nightlife

Dubrovnik’s Old Town comes to life as the sun goes down. Bars and taverns line the cobbled streets, partygoers flock to the clubs around the Pile Gate, and stylish parties light up the beach bars. The nearby resorts have their own scenes too, whether you want an elegant nightcap or to dance until the sun comes up.

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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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