Top Five Places to Stay on the Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol is one of the most popular destinations for holiday makers across Europe and the world. And for good reason. They enjoy over 300 days of sunshine every year, and the region of Andalucia is truly beautiful, with amazing coastlines and stunning landscapes.
The great thing about the Costa del Sol, is that it truly has something for everyone, and is easily accessible from Malaga airport by easy Driveeyou Private Transfers. The most challenging part will simply be choosing where to stay in this lovely part of Spain when there is so much choice of things to see and do.
Marbella for glamour, shopping and parties
If you are looking for a holiday with luxury and style, then look for further than Marbella, and Puerto Banus. Known as the playground of the wealthy, where huge millionaires yachts line the port and you can sit and watch the world go by with some delicious seafood or tapas, Puerto Banus is the ultimate place for glamour and luxury. Sip cocktails in the bars, relax on the beach or check out the many designer shops. It’s a real way to unwind and get away from the day to day.
Therefore, transfers to Marbella from Malaga airport take around 45 minutes, so you can be settled into your accommodation in no time when you arrive and ready to make the most of your holiday.
Málaga for culture and history
The city of Malaga is only 8km from the airport, and is the sixth largest Spain, and has a history spanning almost 3,000 years. The city is like an open museum with influences from Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Arabic and Christians in the very streets and buildings.
The moorish palace, the Castillo de Gibralfaro, dates from the 10th century and overlooks the city, is well worth a visit, as is the Cathedral of Malaga.
Malaga is also the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, so this is a great place to see art and sculpture. But the city also has fifteen beaches to choose from, in between sightseeing you can put your feet up and relax by the sea.
Estepona for golf and typical Spanish vibes
Estepona is beautiful, and it is hard not to fall in love with the historic town centre which has retained all the charm of previous years. You can enjoy the stylish marina, authentic restaurants and chilled beach bars.
But close by there are some great golf courses for all abilities. There are eight of them all within 20 minutes of the town. Valle Romano is the one for serious golfers, but there is also plenty for the beginner.
If you need it, transfers to Estepona take just under one hour, so it is better to take private transfer, especially if you are carrying your golf clubs with you.
Nerja for a taste of Mediterranean life
If you are looking for something smaller and peaceful, then you can head up the coast instead to Nerja, known as the jewel of the Costa del Sol. Service transfers to Nerja take around an hour, and when you arrive you will immediately see how charming it is, with whitewashed houses, winding cobbled streets and pretty beaches.
Just outside the village you also have the chance to visit a system of underground caverns, thousands of years old and once home to Neanderthals. At certain times of yer is it also possible to catch concerts in the caves – the acoustics are amazing.
Torremolinos for family holidays
If you are travelling with younger children, then somewhere like Torremolinos might be the better option. It is a resort that has a lot of choice when it comes to family packages, and many hotels offer all inclusive packages and children’s entertainment.
No matter where you choose to go on the Costa del Sol you can be sure of a holiday to remember. And with everything in such easy reach you can actually see more than just one resort.