Most definitely the most popular area on mainland Spain for British holidaymakers is the Costa del Sol, which stretches from Nerja to Gibralta. Holidays on the Costa del Sol is made up of elegant towns and hidden mountain villages, boisterous resorts intermingled with over 40 golf courses and 161 kilometres of spectacular coastline of which most is beach, historic architecture and caves.
But it is the coast, the sun, the fact that there is a huge choice of cheap hotel and all inclusive accommodation and every conceivable amenity nearby, that draws many back to the “Coast of Sun” year after year.
Fuengirola, Marbella and Torremolinos are the best known holiday resorts to enjoy all inclusive Costa del Sol holidays, whilst the wonderful seafront resort of Estepona is still developing. There are eleven marinas along the coast offering an endless choice of water sport facilities on your holidays including sailing and diving, and it is said that Spain’s Costa del Sol has the highest concentration of golf courses in Europe.
Health spas are also a very popular choice of all inclusive holiday in Costa del Sol with luxury centres in Torremolinos, Mijas and Estepona, as is horse riding which can easily be arranged as port of your all inclusive packagefrom most hotels and apartment complexes.
Beaches in Costa Del Sol
The Costa del Sol has a great family holiday atmosphere, especially on Playa del Cristo in Estepona, which is one of the few beaches facing west so ensuring the maximum time in the sun. La Rada and El Cristo Beach are also well equipped but for quieter beaches head out of town for a few kilometres and try Playa del Castor or Rio Castor.
The longest golden sandy beach to enjoy a cheap package holiday in the Mijas area on the Costa del Sol, is Calahonda which reaches nearly five kilometres long. There are quiet areas on Calahonda, but generally there is a lot of activity and it is perfect for families and couples alike.
The place to be seen in and enjoy Costa del Sol on all inclusive holidays is Puerto Banus. Home of the Marbella Club beach club, watch out for the Paparazzi! La Carihuela Beach just outside Torremolinos is a feature of its own. Just over two kilometres long, it is accessed from a bustling promenade all the way to Benalmadena Port.
Explore Costa Del Sol
The airport at Malaga may be the only part of the city visited by most when on holiday on the Costa del Sol, but return to this ancient area to discover another world.
Rambling, trekking and horse riding are well catered for on Costa del Sol holidays, with route details being available from the local tourist offices.
Potholers can discover the Costa del Sol's underground where Cueva del Gato runs into the Guadiaro River, four kilometres underground. Head to Nerja Cave which dates back 20,000 years or Tesoro Cave in Rincon de la Victoria to experience the true history of the Costa del Sol.
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Wrote by James Patterson of Allinclusive-Holiday.co.uk.
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