Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is the southern part of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea in Andalucia. It includes beaches and towns along a 150 kilometre strip. The south western section had been developed for international tourists for over 50 years and offers a buffet of holidays that can be custom designed for every requirement for a perfect sun and sand holiday.

Torremolinos is the place for a holiday with entertainment, great cuisine and shopping along with the beautiful beach. There is a promenade along the shore to Benalmadena where there is accommodation right on the beach. Torremolinos has a water park, karaoke bars, golfing and jet-ski rental.

For those looking for Old Spain, there is a section of town called El Calvario. It has narrow streets and green parks that are quiet and relaxing. The bars are also more low-key than the vibrant life at the beach. Off season, during the winter months, even the beach areas are more quiet and relaxed.

If water sports all day and dancing all night are what makes a great holiday then Fuengirola is the place. It has an excellent soft sand beach, every water sport required and a huge selection of themed bars and pubs for a really fun nightlife.

Nerja is another beach holiday destination with all the required beach-side hotels, bars and clubs and restaurants. It also has five million year old caves that include an inhabitant from 25,000 years ago. The caverns with stalactites and stalagmites are spectacular. Parts of the caves are not yet open to the public because they are still under archaeological excavation. There are also cave paintings some of which visitors can see.

Tivoli World is a theme park on the Costa del Sol. It is an attractive place to spend one or several days with illuminated fountains, beautiful gardens and many restaurants with a variety of menus. There are breath-taking rides, shows and exhibitions as well as themed bars.

Malaga is famous for its cuisine. A few dishes are white garlic soup, Malaga salad and Malaga fried fish. White garlic soup is served cold with Muscat grapes. Its main ingredient is almonds. Malaga salad is a traditional dish served daily in homes and tapas bars and restaurants. It is made with potatoes, oranges, cod and the white part of the leek with balsamic vinegar dressing. Malaga fried fish is any small fish such as anchovies or squid coated in flour and quickly fried in olive oil.