Costa del Sol is the quintessential Spanish holiday destination, but is it the right choice for your family? Named after the sunshine it enjoys for more than 300 days of the year, it has become hugely popular with couples, families and groups for many reasons. From the beautiful scenery and traditional towns to the gorgeous beaches and modern resorts, it’s the ideal place to slow life down, relax and spend more quality time with the people you love. Or, of course, you can try to cram adventure, fun and activities into each day. Still not sure? Here are 10 great reasons to choose the Costa del Sol as your next holiday destination.
- Luxury Accommodation
From hotels to luxury apartments and villas, the Costa del Sol has accommodation to suit every budget and preference. However, if you’re looking to push the boat out, it’s worth considering renting a private villa to give your trip that extra level of comfort and privacy, while still being conveniently located near the beach and surrounding attractions. Whether you opt for Marbella, Sotogrande,Colina del Paraiso or Mijas, there are all sorts of luxury villas in Costa del Sol to suit your holiday plans.
- Amazing Weather All Year
The Costa del Sol is literally the ‘coast of the sun,’ which should give you some insight into the climate you’ll be enjoying over there. For more than 300 days of the year, it is sunny and warm, and even in the wettest and coldest months, it is still comfortable enough to go outside and make the most of your trip.
- Fantastic Beaches
The Costa del Sol has over 160 km of coastline, which is a lot of beaches to explore. Wherever you stay, you won’t have to travel far to enjoy the soft golden sands, turquoise waters and beach bars of the area.
- Delicious Spanish Tapas
Spanish tapas are a favorite around the world, and there’s no better place to enjoy the real deal than in the Costa del Sol. From Bellotta ham to ripe olives and salad, to fresh seafood and delicious cheeses, you will find both traditional and modern tapas to satisfy your appetite in the many restaurants in the area.
- Exhilarating Adventures
If you are after a slightly more adventurous kind of holiday, then you are also in luck. There are plenty of activities to enjoy in the Costa del Sol, from quad biking in dry riverbeds and horse riding in the countryside, to scuba diving, parasailing, canyoning and even snowboarding and skiing at certain times of the year. Get yourself booked into some activities and try something new during this holiday.
- Fascinating Culture
The city of Malaga is the perfect destination for culture vultures looking to learn about the history and art of this region and wider Spain. In fact, the Costa del Sol is where Pablo Picasso himself was born, which makes it a must-see for any art lover. The streets themselves are lined with historic architecture in the Old Town, with stunning churches and ancient remains of structures. Of course, you will also find the marina with its contemporary boutiques, restaurants and incredible views.
- Wonderful Festivals
Spain is a country famed its fiestas, and it doesn’t take much to get those locals celebrating. There are fairs, festivals and carnivals in every village, town and city all through the year. Whether they are honoring a solemn religious festival or having a celebration, the colors, sights and sounds are incredible and very spiritual.
- Great Nightlife
If you are looking for a fun night out to blow away the cobwebs, then you are in good hands in the Costa del Sol. There are fantastic but very expensive clubs in Puerto Banus and Marbella, or you could head to coast for some cheaper but just as fun pubs, discos and live music venues.
- Traditional Spanish Markets
We all love to take a souvenir or 2 home with us after a holiday and Spain has plenty to choose from. Take some time to visit the local markets, where you’ll find handmade pieces that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. You could also get yourself some traditional Spanish jewelry or some of the famous Spanish leather handbags or shoes.
- Picturesque Countryside
When you have taken in all the towns and cities have to offer and are ready for a change of scenery from the beach, take a trip to the mountain villages in the beautiful countryside of Andalucia. There’s a much more laid-back approach to life here, so take the time to explore the incredible natural landscape and sample some of the local fresh produce.
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