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Give the kids an exotic and fun-filled day out at the Bioparc zoo at Fuengirola.


Practise your swing at Valderrama, rated one of the best golf courses in the world.

Celebrity spotters

Be dazzled by the enormous yachts in Puerto Banús near Marbella.

Fast Facts

Language: The language spoken in the Costa del Sol is Spanish.

Currency: The currency used in the Costa del Sol is Euro (€).

Local time: Costa del Sol is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: The Costa del Sol has one airport, which is 11km south-west of Málaga.

Flight time from UK: About 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Tourist Information: Further Costa del Sol tourist information can be found here.

Visa & Health:Before you travel,click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Costa del Sol.

Weather & Climate

Temperatures: High 20s to 30s (°C)

Best time to visit Costa del Sol: Late spring and early autumn when temperatures are still in the 20s (°C).

The weather on the Costa del Sol promises more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Even in winter it averages about 15°C. Summers in the Costa de Sol are hot and dry.

Getting Around

By train/bus: Getting around in the Costa del Sol is simple thanks to a network of trains and buses that connects Málaga with the main resorts.

By taxi:Taxis are plentiful and can be flagged in the street. Just look out for the word “libre” or a green light.

By car hire: The most practical way of seeing the best places in the Costa del Sol, including the inland villages, is to hire a car.


Carnival February is carnival time in the Costa del Sol, when most cities have one big bash before Lent.

Semana Santa Easter’s traditional celebrations during “Semana Santa”, or Holy Week, fill the streets with parades and processions.

Santa's Day Throughout the year, towns and villages honour their patron saint in exuberant Andalucian style. Marbella goes wild every June as it celebrates San Bernabe with a week of dancing and entertainment.

Flamenco Fireworks herald the start of five days of feasting and flamenco during Málaga Feria every August. In September and October, it’s the turn of Fuengirola and Nerja to join the fiesta frenzy.

Holidays in Costa del Sol

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The Costa del Sol lives up to its name of the Sunshine Coast – the original home of the sun, sea, sand and sangria holiday. Miles of golden beaches stretch along the Andalucian coast, where family-friendly resorts like Benalmadena rub shoulders with lively Torremolinos. Look out for celebrities in glitzy Marbella, or explore the cobbled streets of Málaga’s old town during your Costa del Sol holiday. 

Head west of Málaga for some of the best-known resorts in Spain. Bustling Torremolinos and its family-friendly neighbour Benalmadena share some of the most exceptional beaches in the Costa del Sol. Further west is Fuengirola with its Blue Flag beaches and ancient castle. Chichi Marbella attracts the wealthy and famous to its beautiful beaches and upscale port. Estepona combines fun on the beach with a delightful old town of cobbled streets and narrow lanes. The Costa del Sol’s capital, Málaga, has an elegant traffic-free old town and seafront lined with some of the Costa del Sol’s top restaurants.


Benalmadena in Costa Del Sol

Families love the long sweep of beaches at Benalmadena, its attractive marina and entertaining theme parks. Book a Benalmadena hotel and take an unforgettable ride in the cable car to the top of Monte Calamorro for incredible views. Golfers can look forward to a challenging game at the golf course of Torrequemada.


Fuengirola in Costa Del Sol

The seafront promenade at Fuengirola is one of the most impressive in Costa del Sol, running alongside the beaches for about 8km. Book a Fuengirola hotel and bask on the golden sands while the kids keep themselves entertained in the beachside amusement parks.

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Torremolinos in Costa Del Sol

Take a look at the 9km of beaches at Torremolinos and you can see why the resort has been attracting holidaymakers since the 1960s. Soft golden sands lead right up to the promenade and the scores of cafés and restaurants lining it. Book a Torremolinos hotel and join the partygoers.

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