Coming to Costa del Sol means finding beautiful landscapes, fabulous beaches, delicious food, interesting customs and traditions. It means discovering a rich cultural heritage, amazing coastal areas, and charming white hinterland villages.
Without doubt the Costa del Sol is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Stretching from Almeria to Tarifa, it caters for all tastes, ages and nationalities; with such a wide range of facilities and attractions, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Miles of sandy beaches, fantastic all year round warm climate and modern facilities keep tourists flocking back year after year to resorts such as Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona.
The area’s history dates back to the Phoenicians and has since been inhabited by Greeks, Romans and Moors, all of whom have left their mark on the architecture and culture of the region. The Costa del Sol is as much steeped in culture as any other region of Andalucia; from Picasso, tobullfighting, flamenco to the colourful ferias, the region has an immense cultural offering.
Diversity, freshness and character are three words, which sum up well the cuisine of the Costa del Sol. The coast boasts one of the highest concentrations of world-class golf courses, to the extent that it is often dubbed “The Costa del Golf”. The bars and clubs don’t get busy until near midnight and stay open till dawn. The diverseness of the cultures that reside here, coupled with the high volume of tourism, means that you can expect to find any style or nationality of cuisine. The mild climate attracts both tourists and northern European residents looking for healthier, happier and sunnier climes. The summer months can get very hot, reaching temperatures of 35-40 degrees.