Spain’s most famous coastline runs from Torremolinos, just south of Malaga, to San Diego, and 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. Luxury Costa Del Sol holidays promise ease, relaxation, and fun.

The Costa Del Sol is a holiday destination that offers all kinds of luxury holiday experiences. Marbella caters for expensive tastes with an array of Michelin-star restaurants, beautiful boutique stores and landscapes that could turn a social media-phobe into the most sought after Instagram influencer. 

For travellers seeking a tranquil time and the opportunity to explore historical landmarks, Estepona is the ideal destination. Situated along a picture-perfect stretch of sandy beach – the Playa de la Rada – Estepona offers the usual holiday attractions and nightlife while retaining its quaint charm. 

Away from the coast, Mijas, one of the region’s famed “white villages”, offers a secluded and scenic stay in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas. For unbeatable family fun, you’ll want to head for Benalmádena or Fuengirola, where amusement parks, all-inclusive resorts, and kid-friendly attractions can be found in abundance. Meanwhile, in Malaga, you can immerse yourself in art and history at the city’s excellent galleries and museums.

When To Visit

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.

Food & Drink

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.

Passport & Visas

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.

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