Costa del Sol Holiday Information
If you are planning your holidays to Costa del Sol, the following information may help by giving you an overview on this popular destination in Spain.
A Costa del Sol holiday will provided you with sunshine, convenient beaches, warm sea, plenty of nightlife and entertainment and a huge selection of hotels, apartments and villas. With over 40 golf clubs, several busy marinas, riding schools, beaches offering water sports, the Costa del Sol attracts an ever-increasing following of tourists who continue to return to holiday in the Costa del Sol year and year.
Otherwise known as Spain's Sunshine Coast, Costa del Sol is one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan resort areas in the world - in fact sometimes it is easy to forget that you are in Spain. With an average of 320 cloud-free days each year, a holiday on the Costa del Sol guarantees an enjoyable time even during the winter months when temperatures average 16°C [60°F]. Meanwhile in summer, sea breezes cool the afternoon highs of 30°C [86°F].
When you plan your holiday in the Costa del Sol, you will probably think of the large coastal resorts of Nerja
. However, don't forget that you can take a short break in the busy city of Malaga
, or even stay in a quieter region of Costa del Sol, such as Estepona
or Rincon de la Victoria
- to name just a few.
Of course, a Costa del Sol holiday is not just for adults and this is an ideal holiday location for families with children as it is one long beach. Apart from paddling and building sand castles, older children can learn how to sail, water-ski or windsurf. However, if you are not happy with your children playing in the sea, then a visit to one of the aquaparks in Torremolinos and Fuengirola may be the ideal trip. Other places for children to visit include a zoo, aquariums, caves, Tivoli World near Benalmadena.Serving Airports on the Costa del Sol:
Malaga - AGP
Flight time from the UK : approximately 2 hours 50 minutes from London / 3 hours 20 minutes from Glasgow. The majority of UK airports provide flights direct to Malaga.Eating Out on the Costa del Sol:
You could easily spend your entire holiday on the Costa del Sol without ever sitting down to a Spanish meal. You can enjoy hamburgers, pizzas, pub grub, beach barbecues and restuarants of a huge number of different nationalities. However, if Spanish cuisine is what you are looking for there then head for one of the many tapas bars in the region or, indeed, one of the many traditional Spanish restaurants.
One of the region's best-loved starters is chilled soup gazpacho andaluz
which is made from tomato, garlic, sweet peppers and cucumber. Other favourites include jamos serrano and Spanish Manchego cheese. When ordering your main dish, fish will be the main ingredient on the menu. Don't miss the barbecued sardines during the summer months which are often cooked on an open fire on the beach and normally served with lots of salt and lemon. The daily catch in most of the coastal resorts includes tuna [atun
], monkfish [rape
], red mullet [salmonete
], swordfish [pez espada
] and sole [lenguado
] which are served either pan fried or grilled. Also worth trying are prawns in oil, garlic and chilli [gambas al pil-pil
] and of course paella.
For dessert, you can order flan [tocina de ciel
], cream custard [natillas
], sweets based on egg yolks and sugar [yemas de tajo
] , cream-filled pastries [brazos de gitano
] and liqueur-soaked cake [piononos
]. Or, if this is all too much, just try a simple piece of delicious fruit.Costa del Sol Weather and Temperature Chart :
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