Overview Costa del Sol

Visiting Costa del Sol

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Stories and Tips Costa del Sol

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A Wide Choice But Oddly Not Much Spanish!

Written by dkm1981 on 23 Aug, 2011

There are absolutely hundreds of places to eat in the Torremolinos and Benalmadena areas of the Costa Del Sol and even the most fussy of eaters will find something that they like. The one thing that does seem to be hard to come by, especially…Read More

Venturing Away From The Beach

Written by dkm1981 on 29 Aug, 2010

Enjoying the sun, sea, sand and sangria is what Torremolinos and the Costa del Sol is famous for, but if you want something more from your trip to Spain, there are plenty of places nearby that can offer you something a little bit different.Head into…Read More

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The Marinas.

Written by LenR on 11 Dec, 2008

The Costa del Sol has a wealth of yacht marinas and harbours, many with over 1,000 berths, including Benalmadena and Puerto Banus. The latter, located just beyond Marbella is Spain's answer to St. Tropez where some of the most spectacular gin palaces and luxury yachts…Read More

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Shopping and Restaurants

Written by LenR on 11 Dec, 2008

Just behind our hotel was the village of Torromolinos. This was packed with tantalising shops, and it thronging with people at times but was quiet on others. the main artery of the town is the pedestrian only Calle San Miguel,. This smartly paved pedestrianised street…Read More

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Written by LenR on 11 Dec, 2008

Mijas Pueblo stands high up the mountain above the coastal resorts and is a popular ½ day excursion from the Costa del Sol. This is how we visited here. It is one of the most visited tourist traps on the Costa del Sol. Despite this,…Read More

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The beach

Written by LenR on 11 Dec, 2008

Costa del Sol is the most developed part of the southern Spanish coast. The Mediterranean water is warm and safe and for northern Europeans delightfully warm. Many towns have recently modernised their "paseo maritimos" (promenades) making the beach more accessible and attractive for more people.…Read More

Costa Del Sol AKA in the British Riviera

Written by whoeva on 17 May, 2005

My friend and I stayed at Club Playa Real in Malaga, Spain, for 1 week. The hotel sat on the beach and had a lovely pool (though in April it was too cold to use). At one of the two hotel restaurants, you could…Read More

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Dream Comes True in Costa del Sol, Spain

Written by pasadoc on 16 Jun, 2003

We took our first trip to Europe in October, 2000, and fulfilled my life-long dream of visiting "The Alhambra" in Granada, Spain. This was also the start of our project, bringing nieces and nephews along as their graduation present. We hope this gesture would provide…Read More

Real Last Minute

Written by VictorJWood on 07 Mar, 2003

I had just been made redundant and had two and a half month "Garden Leave," so, I looked on the web and on the Air Tours auction site put a bid in for two flight tickets to Malaga at UKP 19 each. The next day,…Read More


Written by jonbarb709 on 11 Feb, 2006

The capital of Costa del Sol, Malaga is a big tourist town with lots to see and do. There is an electric train that you can take around the town. Picasso was born here, and there is an area in town where several of his works…Read More

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