Spain’s most famous coastline is peppered with resort towns offering everything from high-end refinement to adventurous family fun. Sunbathe on sandy beaches, hike through olive groves, snorkel and scuba dive, and shop and dine to your heart’s content.
The Costa Del Sol offers all kinds of luxury holiday experiences. Marbella caters for expensive tastes with an array of Michelin-star restaurants, beautiful boutique stores and stunning landscapes. For travellers seeking a tranquil time and the opportunity to explore historical landmarks, Estepona is an ideal destination. Meanwhile, in Malaga, you can immerse yourself in art and history at the city’s excellent galleries and museums.
Towns and cities on the Costa Del Sol enjoy mild, warm and hot temperatures year-round, but the most popular time to visit is between June and September. During these months, the average temperature stays firmly in the twenties, and rainfall is low.
For a sightseeing or activities holiday, late spring and early autumn can be excellent times to visit. In these months the weather remains warm and dry, but the slightly cooler temperatures allow for hiking, climbing, and cycling.
Luxury resorts in this region typically provide a number of delectable dining options and will serve Spanish and international cuisine with a chic modern twist. Enjoy breakfast by the pool, champagne on rooftop terraces, and dinner overlooking the Alboran Sea.
In local restaurants and cafés, you can sample everything from traditional Andalusian fare to experimental Michelin-starred dishes. Menu staples include gazpacho and pescado frito (fried fish), while popular drinks include sherry and white and red wines produced in the region.
You should check the entry requirements for Spain before you book your holiday to the Costa Del Sol. You can do this at GOV.UK. While in Spain, carry your passport with you at all times, and keep photocopies of official documents.