The Costa del Sol is situated in the South of Spain, and it comprises of beautiful coastal towns and amazing beaches, it is a popular holiday destination worldwide. With over 300 days of sunshine per year, this is a wonderful place to visit for everyone, offering besides the spectacular beaches, some most impressive nature reserves, and many other attractions that make a holiday on the Costa del Sol one to remember.
Follow the traces of history on the Costa del Sol, the cultural and architectural legacy here is just really unique. The Romans have left their mark in the Malaga province here, the Roman Theater in Malaga city for example stands as a witness to this, along with the Acinipo Archaeological Site in Ronda. For eight centuries Arabs have lived in Malaga, thus you will see Arab fortresses in Malaga, Antequera, Velez-Malaga and also Arab castles in Malaga City, Teba and Alora. The churches in this area are also amazing representations of history and religion, perfect examples being the Collegiate Church of Santa María la Mayor and the Church of El Carmen in Antequera, and also the Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria in Malaga, etc. Castles such as the Gibralfaro in Malaga and Sohail in Fuengirola are also worth a visit.
The cultural treasures of the Costa del Sol are not too few, for example bullfighting is a cultural tradition that left its mark in this region, and from a holiday home on the Costa del Sol you can actually visit the local bullring in Ronda, or in other cities of the area. There are also all sorts of events and festivals you can attend, the Carnival, fairs, processions. This region is also the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, thus you should definitely pay a visit to the museum dedicated to this artist. See the Starlite Marbella festival in Malaga if you get the chance, on your holiday on the Costa del Sol, or the Malaga Film Festival, etc.
The Costa del Sol hosts some spectacular beaches, such as Algarrobo, Guadalmar and Malapesquera, etc. There are some excellent viewing points, such as the Balcon de Europe, as well as impressive nature reserves such as the Nature Reserve Sierra de las Nieves and the Nature Reserve Sierra de Grazalema. You will also find from a holiday villa on the Costa del Sol many caves that you can explore, such as the Cave of Nerja, the Cave of La Pileta in Serranía de Ronda and the Cave of El Tesoro in Rincón de la Victoria. There are many recreational parks and aquariums, zoos and funfairs that one can enjoy here. The El Tornillo in Antequera or the fantastic Gorge of Ronda are beautiful natural monuments that you should not miss.
Rest, relaxation, a well-deserved break from everything... a wellness weekend on the Costa del Sol can give you this without a doubt. There are some great spa services offered here, along with the beautiful beaches and the tons of sunshine. The Hammam al Andalus in Malaga, the Thermae in Carratraca, the Tolox Spa, are just some of the many places that offer some top class pampering on the Costa de Sol. Try them out yourself, you know you deserve to!
Besides the beautiful beaches here and the sunbathing, swimming and many water sports that will enchant your every day spend on a holiday on Costa del Sol, you can opt for many other activities: horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, bungee jumping, off road rides, even hang gliding. Caving and canyoning are also an option here, the Cueva del Tesoro cave is the only sea cave that is open to visitors on the Old Continent. Play a round of golf on one of the famous golf courses here, take a walk on the beach, watch the sunset... it's time to holiday on Costa del Sol!
A family holiday on the Costa del Sol has a lot to offer to both young and old, from leisure parks to all sorts of fun activities. There are water parks in Torremolinos, in Mijas, etc., with water slides and all sorts of thrilling attractions. There are also multi adventure parks, with all sorts of fun attractions such as hanging bridges, zip wires, horseback tours, amusement parks such as the Tivoli World. Christmas time on the Costa del Sol is amazing too, there are many Christmas markets you can visit, celebrations and lights to admire. Visit the Bioparc Fuengirota, the Selwo Marina aquarium, the Lobo Park, while in Laguna de Fuente de Piedra you will find one of the largest flamingo colonies on the Old Continent.
If you are looking to try new flavors when it comes to Malaga's cuisine, you must not miss out on tapas here: pipirrana, anchovies in vinegar, etc. Also a must try is the local paella, the fried fish, the seafood of course. A sardine skewer, cuttlefish stew, potatoes with skate are other great local specialties, as is the zarzuela de marisco (a seafood stew), rabbit casserole, suckling pig. Buen apetito on Costa del Sol!
Spending a holiday with a pet on the Costa del Sol can be a great idea, though there are not too many pet friendly beaches in this area. You can opt for a pet friendly holiday home on the Costa del Sol though and spend your time wandering around the streets of beautiful towns, barbecuing at your accommodation and so on. Both you and Rover will surely have a great time!Points of interest, a “must see” list on Costa del Sol:
Spend a holiday on the Costa del Sol and let your senses be amazed by all the attractions you will find here. Splendid beaches, spectacular towns, history and culture, festivals and events... your holiday on Costa del Sol is already a given! Take the chance thus!
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