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Costa del Sol holidays

Overwhelm your senses not your pockets: Holiday in Costa del Sol with lastminute.com

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the best thing about a holiday in Costa del Sol is the fantastic weather or, with lastminute.com, the unbelievable price. You’ll soon discover, however, that it’s not just the sunshine that sets a holiday in Costa del Sol apart.

Whether you’re looking to explore Spanish culture, relax on some of the finest beaches in the world, dance the night away, or entertain the kids while you do all of the above, Costa del Sol will exceed expectations.

Things to do in the Costa del Sol

Offering an abundance of resorts, beaches, bars, clubs and activities, you’ll be spoilt for choice on holiday in Costa del Sol.

Want to relax and take in the rays? Costa del Sol has been welcoming thousands to its shores for years, and it’s not hard to understand why. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, the area is renowned for its white sand beaches and tranquil waters. Combine that with temperatures reaching around 30C throughout summer and the only work you’ll be doing is on your tan.

Costa del Sol boasts plenty to entertain all ages, so if you fancy something more active try raising your pulse with a high speed go kart race, or unleash your inner child at the Aquapark in Torremolinos. If you’re looking for a family day out, the zoo in Fuengirola or the Sea Life centre in Benalmadena will capture your attention, or you could try a safari in Estepona. For everyone who loves a bargain, there are countless flea markets across the region, just remember you have to take it all home! The golf courses along the ‘Costa del Golf’ provide perfect relaxation after your morning’s shopping. All that’s missing from your Costa del Sol holiday is more time!

If you prefer to turn off the beaten track, the secluded coves of El Maro aren’t to be missed, or lose yourself amongst the winding cobblestones of the Old Quarter of Marbella. If you can bear to leave the fabulous sunshine for a couple of hours, the Museo Picasso Malaga particularly stands out from the wealth of museums in the area, or you could venture into nearby Seville for the authentic Spanish experience.

While Costa del Sol is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain, the area has retained its Spanish roots, offering an eclectic array of some of the finest Spanish tapas alongside more traditional English influenced fare. Sample some mouth-watering jamón in Benalmadena before progressing into the famed 24 Hour Square to experience the thriving nightlife. Don’t expect to return until the early hours!

The Costa del Sol is home to a number of large resorts as well as many smaller towns and villages. From the stylish resort of Marbella to the rustic hill-top town of Monda, the area is full of contrasts and interest.

  • Kids big and small will love the Aquapark in Torremolinos. With rides, pools, and play areas for all ages, the Aquapark makes for an ideal family day out.
  • The wineries of Serrania de Ronda offer tours that take you around the vineyards, finished with a wine tasting and maybe some tapas. This scenic area just inland from the coast offers a different view of the area.
  • The Montes de Malaga Natural Park is just to the north of Malaga. A place of natural beauty with vast forests, streams and waterfalls, it is a lovely place to walk and have a picnic.

Top sights in the Costa del Sol

  • El Teatro Romano, the Roman Theatre, is the oldest standing monument in Malaga City. The well-preserved and reconstructed amphitheatre built in the first century has a visitor centre with information and archaeological discoveries from the site.
  • Malaga is the place to be if you enjoy visiting museums. You will be spoilt for choice with the Picasso Museum, the Archaeology Museum, and the Contemporary Art Museum among the many to choose from.
  • Parque la Bateria is a large public park in Torremolinos. Named for its historic position as a part of the sea defence in the 18th century. The park features various cannons and relics from this time, as well as a children's play area, a carousel, and a lake with rowing boats for hire.

Best time of the year to visit the Costa del Sol

Pleasantly warm for much of the year, the Costa del Sol is hot and busy in the summer, and cooler and more peaceful for the rest of the year. Couples looking for a romantic, private getaway can enjoy holidays in late spring or early autumn. Families will enjoy the buzz of the Costa del Sol during the school holidays when the sound of children laughing fills the air.

How to get to the Costa del Sol

Located on the south coast of Spain, the Costa del Sol is around 2.5-3 hours from the UK. Flights to Malaga are available from all major airports. The Costa del Sol is two hours ahead of GMT and one hour ahead of BST.

A holiday in Costa del Sol? Costa del Sold

Practically guaranteed sunshine, explosive nightlife, endless variety, your Costa del Sol holiday will leave you wishing you never had to leave. Luckily, with lastminute.com offering such incredible value, it won’t be long before you can go again. Book you holiday in Costa del Sol with lastminute.com today and make the memories you’ll be telling your grandchildren about.

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