Costa del Sol info

Costa del Sol (Spanish for sun coast) is a 300 km long part of the Spanish coast on the southern Spanish region of Andalucía between Gibraltar and Almeria. The Costa del Sol is also known as the Costa del Golf, given the large number of golf courses beyond Estepona.

The Costa del Sol as a holiday destination
The Costa del Sol’s resorts like Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Torremolinos, and Marbella, with their miles of fine sand beaches and splendid weather, have kept tourists coming back year after year. The Costa del Sol caters to young and old, locals and tourists alike, offering an exciting selection of entertainment and relaxation options.

The Costa del Sol climate
Located in the most southern region of Spain; Costa del Sol experiences a typical Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and mild winters. With over 320 days of sunshine per year, it’s understandably known as the Sun Coast.

The Costa del Sol coastline
With an extensive coastline of over 300km, the Costa del Sol creates a prefect base to enjoy a traditional Mediterranean vacation. Much of the immeasurable coastline of Costa de Sol, is beautiful beach, indulged by fine white sand and stunning blue waters that can guarantee average annual temperatures of 22º.

Costa del Sol culture
See the historic, artistic, architectural and cultural heritage of the province of Málaga and the Costa del Sol, a blend of diverse cultures that have left their mark in the area. Go to the movies, theatres, museums, and galleries in the numerous municipalities in the province.

Costa del Sol gastronomy
Simple ingredients are the basic feature of Málaga’s cuisine, but this does not mean dishes are poor. Quite on the contrary: in this region, meals are extremely varied and healthy, which is by no means accidental but the result of using top-quality products like olive oil, meat, vegetables, fruit and, above all, fish. As for desserts, you’ll find pastry soaked in Málaga wine, olive oil cakes or pestiños (honey-coated pastry), as well as wine doughnuts, and other typical convent sweets.

Golf in the Costa del Sol
You will be spoilt for choice for where to go on your next Costa del Sol golf holiday. Known for years as the "Costa del Golf". Golf-lovers are beginning to consider Costa del Sol as an ideal place to play their favourite sport. The province of Málaga has responded to golf’s increasing popularity with a good many courses, which have become one of its main tourist attractions.


Famous places: Malaga, Marbella
Climate: Mediterranean
Coast length: 300 kilometers
Airports: Malaga