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Costa Del Sol Hotels and Apartments
Costa Del Sol Overview
Hotels and Apartments in the Costa del Sol
If you are heading to the Costa del Sol you are in for a real treat. This corner of Spain is like paradise and with many different resorts offering different types of accommodation in Costa del Sol. With hotels in Costa del Sol being reasonably priced, it is easily accessible and this means you will have a wide range of Costa del Sol hotels to choose from. Costa del Sol all inclusive hotels are ideal for families and group of friends. You can find numerous all-inclusive Costa del Sol hotels lined along the beach which offer unlimited food, drinks and various activities.
Costa del Sol accommodation will surprise you with its diversity- from traditional Andalusian style houses to modern luxury suites, there’s nothing you can’t find here. If you are visiting with your friends or families with kids and wish to cook on your own, renting one of the Costa del Sol apartments might be the best choice. Most of the Costa del Sol apartments are equipped with a kitchenette and the luxury villas and apartments offer various additional amenities.
About Costa del Sol
For many decades, the Costa del Sol has been a popular tourist destination. The region stretches from Almeria to Tarifa and there are busy, lively resorts offset by quaint, picturesque countryside villages. The miles of soft, sandy beaches and warm climate provide holidaymakers with the chance to recharge their batteries during the day and let off some steam during the evening if they wish. The region is cultural, vibrant and diverse with a stunning landscape and laid-back atmosphere that typifies that Spanish way of life.
Where to Stay in Costa del Sol
What really makes the Costa del Sol a worthy holiday destination is its ability to offer something for everyone. The resorts of Marbella, Puerto banus, Mijas, Estepona and Malaga are thriving with upscale Costa del Sol hotels suitable for all tastes. Westin, Marriott, Melia, Vincci Seleccion, etc. are some of the top rated luxury hotels in Costa del Sol. Plenty of Costa del Sol hotels are nestled at the rocks near the beach and offer all the facilities you need for a memorable holiday. Check out the alpharooms Spain section for similar destinations and hotels. Finding a hotel in Costa del Sol is a cakewalk as the choices are varied and the options are endless.
If you are a budget traveller or on a long holiday you can book cheap Costa del Sol hotels. There are many 3-star hotels available in Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Torremolinos and Nerja. These resorts are lined with cheap hotels in Costa del Sol. These Costa del Sol hotels also offer all the basic facilities like comfy and modern rooms, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, etc. for a relaxed holiday.
What to See and do in Costa del Sol
What makes the Costa del Sol such a great place to holiday is the fact there is a wide array of activities and attractions to see. With that entire coastline, visiting the beaches is an absolute must. The Mediterranean Sea laps the shore and the cool breeze washes over your body, providing you with the opportunity to drink in some of that wonderful sunshine. There are world class golf courses located along the coast and all give access to beautifully manicured greens and a wonderful location as well making it possible to enjoy the warm Spanish sunshine.
Families can visit many of the theme parks such as Tivoli world or take part in a spot of Go-karting. Whatever, they choose they can be sure it will be fast, exciting and breath taking. You can also ask the tour assistance desk at your Costa del Sol accommodation to help you plan your trips and excursions. The trendy and chic area of Puerto Banus is a great place to walk and take in the views while seeing browsing the yachts moored up in the marina. There are cafes and bars that you can stop off at should you need to quench your thirst.
Night Life in Costa del Sol
The nightlife in the Costa del Sol depends on what you are looking for and how much money you want to spend. If bargain holidays Costa del Sol is your thing, then the likes of Benalmadena and Torremolinos are cheap and cheerful when it comes to bars but the likes of Marbella and Puerto Banus can prove costly although they tend to come alive after midnight. You can enjoy nightlife at the bars in Costa del Sol hotels which offer DJ nights or live music especially during peak season and buzzing with tourists from round the globe.
There is plenty of live entertainment on offer where you can find bands, karaoke and even Flamenco shows. The diverse nature of the Costa del Sol really does mean that there is a nightlife to suit families, singles and couples.
What to Eat in Costa del Sol
Eating out provides you with a variety of options because it is diverse and fresh, especially when you choose many of the seafood dishes. These dishes practically leap from the sea and onto your plate and that means your meals are bursting with freshness and flavours.
Sample traditional dishes such as Paella or Tapas or opt for a different cuisine. Whether you are in Marbella, Estepona, Benalmadena or even Torremolinos, you can be sure that you will find a cuisine to suit your taste. The hotels in Costa del Sol offer one or more restaurants onsite where you can try delicious local cuisine.
Shopping in Costa del Sol
If shopping is something you enjoy when holidaying then the Costa del Sol has plenty to offer. There are department stores and shopping centres in the likes of Marbella, Malaga and Fuengirola and all provide access to fashion and home stores as well as many traditional shops. Therefore, whether you want to pick up a small gift to take home or spend all of your Euros on a trendy designer outfit, you can find all you need in the Costa del Sol. You can book Costa del Sol apartment close to the shopping areas for your shopping convenience.
How Much Spending Money Will you Need?
The amount of money you require is purely down to where you are staying. In the tourist areas of Benalmadena, two can dine for 30 Euros while the same meal in Marbella could cost you upwards of double that amount. On average, a coffee and a coke will cost 2 Euros each while a taxi begins at 3 Euros with an additional charge of 1.2 Euros per KM.
Fast Facts about Costa del Sol
- Currency: Euros
- Language: Spanish
- Nearest airport: Malaga Airport
- Direct flight time from Dublin to Malaga: 3 hours
- Transfer time from Malaga Airport to Costa del Sol: 1 hour