Costa del Sol is arguably one of the most naturally beautiful regions in the world, not just in Spain. Millions of tourists visit Costa del Sol every year, which makes it one of the most popular tourist spots on the planet. In this information guide on the Costa del Sol, we tell you everything there is to know about this beautiful place.

Costa del Sol has majestic mountains in the backdrop and is separated from North Africa by the Mediterranean Sea. It has a vast coastline that stretched for 100 miles, which is dotted with many popular beaches

Among the major attractions here is the Rock of Gibraltar. There are many spots on the coastline where you can view the coast of North Africa very clearly. It even snows in this part of the world, on the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the region of Granada

Costa del Sol is one of those places that has something for everyone. A lot of tourists that visit this place decide to stick around for much longer and visit more often by buying holiday homes here.


Costa del Sol is dotted in the interiors with Andalucian villages where most of the homes and shops are painted in white, hence their name "pueblos blancos" or white villages.

The local andalucian food here is quite simple yet great and divine in taste. Shopping in Marbella is a lot of fun, especially in the coasts larges commercial center, La Canada, not to forget Puerto Banus that also housesa large Corte Ingles. 

The Marbella Old Town is another special attraction, and always worth a visit. You can also play a lot of golf around here. There are over 40 first rate golf courses Malaga in this region. 

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The region receives sunshine for most of the year, or for an average of 320 days. You will get a plenty of opportunity to relax at the many beaches here, go on a hike in the mountains, swim in the lakes or surf in the sea. There are a number of theme parks that kids would enjoy. Shopping at the flea markets will keep you busy as well. 

Among the places worth visiting here are Ojen, Estepona and Marbella Old Town. Malaga is another special place in the Costa del Sol, which has plenty of attractions of its own, such as historic cathedrals, museums and stunning structures such as the new Pompidou Centre.

You will enjoy taking a stroll at the Malaga Port and watching all the big, spectacular yachts in action. The shopping enclaves of Puerto Banus and Benalmadena are packed with people all through the evening.

There is a catamaran ferry that connects Puerto Banus to Marbella Marina in just 30 minutes. That’s something worth taking. Acquaint yourself with this region and get as much info about Costa del Sol as possible. 


This information guide on the Costa del Sol wouldn’t be complete without first telling you how to get to this place. You can get to any part of Costa del Sol within less than an hour, with a quick drive from the Malaga Airport. 

The Malaga Airport stays busy all through the year. Flights from over 30 countries and 118 international airports fly to the Malaga Airport almost every day. In fact, there are flights to Malaga from over 30 airports in the UK.

There are a lot of cheap flights available too, which is why the UK-Spain route is always packed with visiting tourists, just looking forward to their vacation in Costa del Sol.

Getting around on Costa del Sol

Please see our trasport page for transport options with local bus, local train, shuttleservices to and from Malaga, Malaga airport and the entire Costa del Sol.

We recommend car hire Malaga with a local reputable car rental compaly that will not rip you off and will not come up with extra charges on arrival.