Costa del Sol is located in the south of Spain and is known as the California of Europe with possibly the best balanced climate in the world with over 300 days of sunshine a year which gives long warm evenings throughout the summer. We aim to to give Costa del Sol holiday Information. Most visitors to the Costa del Sol visit Marbella which is Spain’s answers to St. Tropez, it is the best known town and considered by most to the best location on the coast with world class tennis, sailing & golf.
When you arrive in the Costa del Sol if you have not already done so you should hire a car if you wish to see as much of the area as possible. You should also have a planned agenda. from the start as there is a danger that you will get caught up in Spain’s the manana way of life and its easygoing atmosphere and simply lay by the pool.
The Costa del Sol is famous a number of things, from traditional flamenco and fiestas to world class Costa del Sol golf courses.There is also the well known towns and night spots of Marbella and Puerto Banus where people go to celebrity watch. In truth there is so much more to do and see than most people even the long term residents realise...it will take years to explore it all.
Spain is a dynamic country, developing and updating itself at a fast rate. Andalucia is still very much in touch with the past. Many Northern Europeans who have settled here in recent years have created a region that is very much like a European California but based on a mixture of Spanish and northern cultures. All this makes the Costa del Sol a fascinating place both to live and in which to holiday. Malaga flights are available from many European cities and Regional Airports
For many its the wonderful weather that attracts the visitors to this part of Spain, others its the golf with the top class courses on which you can play at almost any time of the year. Some like its the bright lights and shopping centers with their chic designer outlets which offer high fashion or perhaps you prefer to stroll around the streets of the old town in Marbella or in one of the other traditional towns of the area. There are also the many and varied street markets which is a must for bargain hunters.
You should also take time to discover what is available in some of the cities of the region, in nearby Malaga or Granada, Cordoba and Jerez de la Frontera. All are full of life good shops and beautiful old towns. If you decide to visit one of the larger cities perhaps Seville is the place for you. As the capital of the Autonomous Community of Andalucia and the fourth largest metropolitan area of Spain. Seville offers rich history, and a lot of it. You should not leave the City without visiting the Cathedral of Seville which is the largest Roman Catholic cathedral in the world and also the largest example of Medieval Gothic architecture. The spectacular facade, covered in Gothic statues and engravings is worth the trip by itself. You can enjoy a panoramic view of Seville from the the top of the bell tower called Giralda.
The city of Cordoba in the north of Andalucia strides the Guadalquivir river. The Puente Romano bridge which is 2000 years old and makes a remarkable picture. Cordoba’s other famous attraction is the mosque built by the Moors when Cordoba was the capital of the Arab kingdom of Al Andalus.
Granada is another spectacular example of Spanish architecture. On top of a hill overlooking the city sits the Alhambra which is a series of palaces and gardens built under the Moorish Nazari Dynasty in the fourteenth century. The Alhambra on the world that the complex was choosen as a candidate in the new 7 wonders of the world contest. Well worth a visit when you are in Granada.
The Costa del Sol begins in west with Sotogrande and stretches to Nerja in the East. Sotogrande is an exclusive resort which is more American in layout than Spanish. It has been built on a huge scale with wide avenues with lavsh landscaping which is maintained to the highest American standard. As soon as you drive passed the security guards you appreciate the ambiance and charm that belongs to Sotogrande.
Sotogrande has one of the finest marinas on the coast which is the first port of call after leaving Gibraltar. It is visited by all types and size of craft from sumptuous yachts to fast speed boats.
Sotogrande is also the golfers paradise with the Valderrama course which is possibly the best course on the Iberian peninsular There are many courses in the Sotogrande area and also on the coastal stretch all the way east to Marbella and beyond. A full list is available at golf information.
The list of Sports activities at Sotogrande is impressive the golf, water sports, tennis, squash, polo and horse riding facilities are in a class of their own.
Nerja is a small town on the eastern side of the Costa del Sol, the town is most famous for it series of caves filled with prehistoric artwork. It also has a famous land mark jutting out over the Mediterranean... Balcon de Europa from which you can enjoy an incredible clifftop view of the sea, white sandy beaches and the coves below. An ideal place for a short break, you can rent accommodation in Nerja Also there are now many new four and five star Costa del Sol hotels along the coast which we are sure you will find both welcoming and comfortable.
As drive around and become acquainted with the coastal strip of the Costa del Sol you will notice the number of Luxury Villas, Town Houses and Apartment Blocks which have sprung up in recent years. A large number of these are Villas for rent to visiting holiday makers many of whom now make their own Travel and Flight arrangements to the Costa del Sol.