Costa del Sol, located in southern Spain’s Andalusia, is one of the country’s largest autonomous communities. The region has miles of fantastic beaches facing the Mediterranean Sea and the Penibaetic System, resulting in a diverse landscape of sand, sea, mountains, and bays.

Costa del Sol enjoys a warm climate year-round, making it a popular European winter sun destination. Coastal towns such as Torremolinos, Marbella and Estepona have plenty of hotels, resorts, restaurants and bars to suit just about any traveller. The region is also nicknamed Costa del Golf – you’ll find over 70 world-class golf courses, many of which have hosted international tournaments.

Top destinations in Costa del Sol

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  • Fuengirola

    Fuengirola basks besides the seaside in southern Spain's Costa del Sol, attracting a healthy mix of families, couples, and soon-to-be expats. While its sprawling beach is a haven for swimmers, sunbathers, and water sports junkies, the town also boasts nearby golf courses, and a great selection of shops and restaurant. Unsurprisingly for this portion of Spain, there's also a booming nightlife,...

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What to see & do in Costa del Sol

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Things to do in Costa del Sol range from fantastic shopping and dining to theme parks, waterparks, zoos, resorts and historic monuments to thrill kids and adults of every age. If you want thrills and fun, head for theme parks like Tivoli World or waterparks like Aqualand or the Selwo Marina. Animal experiences abound at Crocodile Park, Selwo Aventura and Bioparc Fuengirola. You can enjoy outdoor adventures at Sierra de...

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Where & what to eat in Costa del Sol

  • 10 Great Restaurants in Costa del Sol

    These great restaurants in Costa del Sol invite you to indulge in the best of Spanish cuisine, Andalusian specialities, tapas, and fortified wines of the region. This list of top dining spots takes you from village to village along the coast, all of which feature their local specialities. The coastal stretch is a source of plump olives, jamón Iberico (Iberian ham),...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Costa del Sol

Shopping in Costa del Sol offers entire afternoons of browsing independent boutiques, gift stores and unique shops along the seashore, many focused on upscale luxury. In the old towns of Antequera, Málaga and Marbella, you will find stretches of quaint, small independent shops selling specialist items, arts and crafts. Along the Costa del Sol, open-air markets let you find used and new goods including local crafts sold by the artisans...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Costa del Sol

  • 9 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Costa del Sol

    The best things to do after dinner in Costa del Sol proves the region is as famous for its nightlife as it is beaches. Many quaint towns and villages provide pretty much everything for everyone to enjoy in the evening. Make sure you take part in the traditional siesta in the late afternoon as you’ll find all sorts going on...

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  • 10 Best Towns and Resorts in Costa del Sol

    Costa del Sol is a huge region, and there’s so many towns and resorts, it’s hard to know which is the best place for your stay. That’s where the charm of the region lies though, whether you’re after quiet or lively, budget or luxury, there’s enough variety to suit everyone’s trip. If you’re a beach person, you’re spoilt for choice, with...

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