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. In glamorous Marbella, you can dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, shop in high-end boutiques, and dance the night away at an array of chic bars and nightclubs. Beyond the glossy waterfront, Marbella’s charm extends to the winding lanes of its picturesque old quarter.
For travellers seeking a quieter vibe and the opportunity to explore historic sites, Estepona is the ideal place to stay. Situated along a picture-perfect stretch of sandy beach – the Playa de la Rada – Estepona offers the usual holiday attractions and nightlife but has retained its quaint charm. As a town dating back to the 4th century, it is home to some fascinating historical attractions and an excellent natural history museum.
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.
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.