Holidays Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol is still one of the busiest and most popular holiday destinations in the whole of Spain. It has one of the best all year round climates and has a great choice of resorts to choose from. Whether you are a family looking for a lively holiday, a couple looking for a romantic break in the sunshine or a group of friends looking for a resort with plenty of nightlife, the Costa del Sol is the perfect choice for everyone.
The Costa del Sol stretches from the popular holiday resort of Nerja in the east to Algeciras in the west. Right along the coast are many different holiday resorts from the laid back and relaxing resorts like Elviria, home to exclusive and extremely popular beach club, Nikki Beach Marbella, through to the trendy and buzzy resorts like Puerto Banus, San Pedro de Alcantara or Estepona.
The original holiday resort on the Costa del Sol was Torremolinos. It was largely considered to be the town that started the modern ‘package holiday’. It is still just as popular now as it was back in the seventies. Although it is a little more built up than some of the other holiday resorts on the Costa del Sol it offers plenty of things to keep the most demanding holiday maker amused.
The weather on the Costa del Sol is superb with temperatures exceeding 39 degress in the summer months and rarely dropping below 13 degrees in the winter. During the summer the weather on the Costa del Sol is pretty much sunshine all the way through. There is very little rain in the summer, but if you are unlucky enough to wake up to rain, you can be rest assured that it will fade away as quickly as it arrived.
The winter has changed over the last decade or so and during the months of January through to April you are likely to see some rain which can be heavy at times.
Book your holiday on the Costa del Sol. There are hundreds of hotels to choose from so why not take a browse at what is on offer via one of the best hotel websites for cheap deals.
Access to all of the holiday resorts on the Costa del Sol is very easy. There is now a choice of airports depending where on the Costa del Sol you are planning to stay. Most people still use Malaga airport as is is a maximum of 90 minutes from the furthest holiday resort on the Costa del Sol. However, if you are staying down towards Estepona or further west to Sotogrande then you could also consider Gibraltar Airport as it is actually closer than Malaga Airport.
That aside, access to all holiday resorts on the Costa del Sol from Malaga Airport has become even easier with the new AP7 toll road which runs from just before Fuengirola right through to Sotogrande. The A7 / N340 is still highly used although it can get very busy around the approach to Fuengirola from Benelmadena and at San Pedro just west of Marbella, although the new underpass in now open at San Pedro which helps with the flow of traffic.
Booking a holiday on the Costa del Sol will provide you with a great choice of hotels, holiday resorts, restaurants and activities to keep you thouroughly amused for the duration of your stay. Getting around the Costa del Sol is also easy. There is a bus service that operates between most holiday resorts on the Costa del Sol and a train service that runs from Malaga to Fuengirola. However, most people coming on holiday to the Costa del Sol book a car rental so that they are in control.
Main Costa del Sol Holiday Resorts
Torremolinos – Most people would have heard of Torremolinos as it was the original holiday resort on the Costa del Sol and home to the very first version of the package holiday.
Benalmadena – This area is a very popular holiday resort on the Costa del Sol especially due to its close proximity to the airport and easy access to the other major resorts on the Costa del Sol.
Fuengirola – By far one of the busiest and most established holiday resorts on the Costa del Sol. Here you will find a number of hotels and hostals to suit all budgets from economy accommodation to luxury 5 star accommodation.
There are plenty of things to do in Fuengirola for adults and children and it remains a very popular choice for holiday makers to the Costa del Sol.
Mijas – This was the first ‘white village’ to attract both tourists and property buyers and has become a popular holiday destination and tourist spot with regular coach trips and tours.
Being just 20 minutes or so from the beach it is within easy reach of many different amenities and facilities
La Cala de Mijas – This is a very busy and popular holiday resorts located 5 minutes from Fuengirola as you head west along the main motorway the N340 / A7.
Marbella – Once famous for being a holiday resort for the rich and famous, the holiday resort of Marbella is now popular for people from all walks of life and nationalities. It is a truly cosmopolitan holiday resort with something for everyone.
There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants in Marbella as well as many activities for children
Puerto Banus – World famous for being a high end holiday resort and luxury marina you will find lots of fabulous restaurants, bars, clubs, designer shops and of course famous people.
Hotels in Puerto Banus »
Estepona – On the western side of the Costa del Sol Estepona is a more authentic and Spanish part of the coast. There are many bars, cafés and restaurants as well as lots of entertainment for the kids.