Europe's premier holiday area is packed with choice, with a huge selection of accommodation and options for your break...
Costa del Sol holidays can be enjoyed on miles and miles of soft clean coastline, where the Mediterranean Sea folds soothingly onto gently shelving beaches. Running from Sotogrande in the west to Nerja in the east, the sunshine coast of Spain is blessed with a variety of pleasing villages, towns and cities, from bustling neon-lit resorts such as Marbella and Torremolinos to culture-rich Malaga, and on to the peaceful whitewashed villages that nestle high up in the mountains.
Flights arrive into Malaga Airport (AGP) following a flying time of around two and a half hours from UK airports. On the doorstep of the airport is the charming seaside city of Malaga, where you can explore the history of the cathedral and the Moorish fortifications (Alcazaba), stroll around art galleries, splash the cash in the city's shops, or simply enjoy the sea view as you tuck into some tasty tapas.
Sunshine is a certainty during holidays in Costa del Sol, which makes it a popular year-round destination. Golfers love the lush green courses, while spa-lovers will fall for the excellent hotels and resorts that offer pure rest and relaxation.
Whatever kind of holidaymaker you are, you can find your own little piece of paradise in the Costa del Sol. There is a range of accommodation to suit every budget and taste, from self-catering villas and apartments to five-star, high-end hotels where your every whim is catered for, plus every all-inclusive resort and high-rise hotel in between.
The tourist centres of Torremolinos, Benalmadena, and Fuengirola attract families and groups, while celebrity favourite Marbella draws an upmarket crowd. Mega yachts and designer shops form the distinct flavour of glamorous Puerto Banus, while Estepona positively drips with charm. Other popular destinations on the Costa del Sol include Manilva, Mijas, San Pedro de Alcantara, Nerja, and Torrox.