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Why go to Costa del Sol

During the 1960s and ‘70s, the Costa del Sol (‘Sun Coast’) was the destination du jour, with bargain package deals providing cheap holidays to sun-starved foreigners. Since its heyday as a mass tourism magnet, the Costa del Sol has broadened its scope, adding string after string to its melodious Mediterranean bow. Yes, sun and sand are still the stars of the show, but culture, history and golf are playing increasingly key supporting roles.

Something for everyone

During its lightning-speed development, the Costa del Sol’s tiny coastal fishing villages were swallowed by an explosion of beachfront apartment blocks and hotel complexes, offering cheap Costa del Sol holidays and all-inclusive deals to sun-thirsty Northern Europeans.

Hot on their heels was a wave of older British expats who migrated here to live out their retirement years in the sun.

Cheap holidays to Costa del Sol resorts are still widely available (look for Costa del Sol package deals in resorts such as Benalmádena, Nerja and Torremolinos) but they are no longer the only course of action.

Plan a trip here today and you can choose from all kinds of lodgings, from luxury boutique hotels and rustic-chic fincas to world-class golf resorts. If you are looking for a swankier-than-average luxury Costa del Sol holiday, head for Puerto Banús, where deluxe superyachts moor in the marina and supercars prowl the streets.

For a family holiday in the Costa del Sol, the convenience of a resort stay is undeniable: kids’ clubs, swimming pools, plays areas and nightly entertainment can make all the difference for harried parents. 

Authentic Andalusian villages 

Even within the most tourist-oriented, all-inclusive Costa del Sol resorts, guests are never far from the traditional Spain of old.

Just a short drive inland is a smattering of unspoiled pueblos blancos (white villages), whose lack of direct coastal access saw them escape the eye of the developers.

Many of the Costa del Sol’s main towns and villages, including Fuengirola, Marbella and Málaga, have retained their photogenic, well-preserved old towns.

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Spanish

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Euro (€)

Average flight time(from London)

2 hrs 50 mins

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