The Costa del Sol “Sunny Coast” or more literally, “Coast of the Sun” is the part of the Andalusia coastline that stretches from Nerja in the east to Manilva in the west.
The approximately 200 km long coastal strip contains from Nerja, Torre del Mar, Velez Malaga, the provincial capital Malaga, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, San Pedro de Alcántara and Estepona.
The coastline is today even called as the Costa del Golf, because of the large number of golf courses.
Costa del Sol is also sometimes counted as the 300 km that extends from Motril in the east to Cadiz in the west and thus belong to three provinces: Granada, Málaga and Cádiz. Nowadays it is however specified that the part which is located in Granada Province as the Costa Tropical and the part that is in the Cadiz province as the Costa de la Luz.
Fuengirola is the center of the Scandinavian population of the Costa del Sol.
Half a Century has passed since the Costa del Sol opened the doors to mass tourism. Fishing villages are now hotel cities and the farms have become golf courses. This is the ordinary image of Costa del Sol. But the Costa del Sol is more than the beach resorts. Malaga has the big city hustle and bustle, Marbella offers disco pulse and the mountains provide the peace of nature. Travel by car is the best way to quickly travel between the various coastal towns and sleepy mountain villages. Despite the Costa del Sol’s versatility is one thing the same: wherever you are traveling on the coast – The always shining sun!
With about 330 days of sunshine, daytime temperatures up to 17C even in December and January, with a daily average temperature of at least 13C in the winter. Costa del Sol live up to the text in the old song by Noël Coward “It is only mad dogs and Englishmen that go out in the midday sun”, I don´t think they have a choice! With more than 200 km of coastline, the Costa de Sol is not only Europe’s most southern tourist destination, but probably also the best.
A paradise for climbers, bikers, golfers, joggers, kite boarding, swimmers, sunbathers, and anyone else who enjoys Outdoor Living.