Costa del Sol, the sunshine coast - the name says it all about this paradise on the southern Spanish coast. Nestled along the southern coast of Spain, basking in 325 days of sunshine with a yearly average of 20 degrees and 160 km of golden sands and glistening blue waters, Costa del Sol ranks in the upper positions of the sunniest regions in Europe.
Once known as a destination for budget-conscious travellers, Costa del Sol has become a sophisticated tourist destination, offering luxurious resorts, while still retaining its original Andalusian charm. The main beach resorts along the Costa del Sol are Marbella, Fuengirola, Benalmádena and Estepona. Whether you're looking for relaxation or excitement, the Costa del Sol holidays have something for everyone in store.
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Looking for holidays in Spain? Consider visiting the Costa del Sol, a popular beach destination on the southern coast that has been a Brit hit for years – and rightly so. Costa del Sol holidays deliver what they promise: Sunny beach holidays on Spain's Coast. A must-visit destination for travellers seeking sun, sea, and stunning Mediterranean views.
With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, Costa del Sol ranks as one of the sunniest regions in Europe, offering a warm Mediterranean climate, with average temperatures around 20ºC in winter to 30-32°C in the summer. This means that it's a great destination to visit all year round, no matter what your preferred temperature is.
Costa del Sol is home to a variety of beach resorts, each offering a unique and different holiday experience:
Located on the western part of the Costa del Sol, Marbella is a popular destination for posh travellers. The city boasts a variety of luxurious resorts, as well as high-end shopping and a vibrant nightlife scene.
Fuengirola on the other hand is a popular destination for families. The city has a long stretch of sandy beach and a variety of family-friendly resorts, as well as a wide range of restaurants and attractions.
Estepona and Benalmádena are popular destination for couples and families. The city offers a long stretch of sandy beach and a variety of resorts, as well as a charming old town and a variety of restaurants and bars.
While idyllic beaches with soft sand and refreshing waters are perfect for relaxing on, Costa del Sol is also home to scenic natural wonders and old towns that preserve the region’s culture and history. Costa del Sol is known for its delicious Mediterranean cuisine, with a wide range of seafood and tapas dishes to try.
Last but not least, Costa del Sol is home to a vibrant nightlife, with bars, clubs, and restaurants that offer a unique experience. Whether you're looking to dance the night away or relax with a drink, don't miss out on the opportunity to experience all that the Costa del Sol has to offer - start planning your trip today!