Expert Guide to the top towns on the Costa Del Sol
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However, with so many great places to visit on the Costa Del Sol, things can get a tad confusing so with this blog post we are hoping to tell you everything you need to know when it comes to visiting the towns in our patch of paradise.
La Cala De Mijas
We couldn´t start anywhere else than where we are based. La Cala de Mijas is one of the original fishing villages situated on the Costa del Sol, in the province of Malaga. A charming village with a restored Moorish tower, a friendly village atmosphere and lots of appeal. La Cala de Mijas itself has a beautiful beach with a boardwalk that flanks the golden beach and spans all the way to the famous town of Marbella. Dotted along the boardwalk are traditional Spanish beach bars and trendy modern bars such as Olivia´s and Unico and restaurants such as El Gusto and El Olivo – whether you are looking for a chilled brunch, casual tapas or a high end restaurant you will find it all here and be spoilt for choice. La Cala is probably best know for it the several Championship golf courses that are right on it´s doorstep, making the ideal spot for golfing enthusiasts.
Living and holidaying in La Cala gives investors, holiday makers and those relocating everything they could possibly need right on their doorstep.
Marbella is just for celebrities and the mega rich? Wrong! Marbella has so much more to offer that is what sometime portrayed by the media. With its stunning beaches, family entertainment and old town centre reminiscent of its Moorish past with traditional tapas bars and authentic restaurants it has something to offer everyone, whether that be a relaxing beach break or a family getaway. The elegant resort of Marbella, situated in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca, on the Costa del Sol, in the province of Malaga. A model Mediterranean resort and firm favourite with holidaymakers from all over the world. in the famous Plaza de Naranja ’Orange Square’, (from my personal experience) you can while away hours, sipping sangria, taking in the beautiful surroundings and people, visiting the charming boutiques and gift stores.
The labyrinth of tiny streets and alleys that surround Orange Square will reveal further tiny shops selling all forms of trinkets, fashion and souvenirs and there are some excellent restaurants and bars for a young and trendy crowd.
Marbella’s motto is “a way of life”, if you are looking for a holiday that offers great beaches, wonderful all-year round climate, unique leisure facilities, gastronomy and entertainment, then choose Marbella, its way of life will enchant you.
An absolute family favourite. My children love Benalmádena because is it rich in attractive beaches and interesting places like the Colomares Castle, the 33-metre-tall Buddhist Benalmádena Stupa, the largest Buddhist stupa in Europe, the Benalmádena Marina & Aquarium and the Benalmádena Cable Car. Situated only 12km from Malaga Airport, Benalmadena is home to many events such as the Festival de Verano (Summer Festival), where you can enjoy live music, street theatre and lots of other activities. During the summer you can also watch films on the beach for free (Cine de Verano). There are also two food festivals where you can sample all the seafood Benalmadena has to offer and trust me on this, there is no seafood better in the world!
With a wide and varied array of activities, no visitor will be bored when visiting Benalmadena, a town which is more than just a resort.
Torremolinos has thankfully long outgrown its Monty Python spam and chips image and, over recent years, has evolved as an attractive and appealing resort noted for its clean sandy beaches, wide choice of restaurants and unparalleled variety of entertainment, activities and nightlife available. The town has a happy, fun atmosphere and appeals to both young and old visitors. There are an abundance of shops and boutiques, and the best place to head is the main pedestrianised street of Calle San Miguel, where shops line up to sell you goods of all kinds. The town is also awash with colour in the summer, with over a thousand species of trees and flowers being planted in and around the towns streets, plazas and parks. The old fishing district of El Bajondillo is found at the end of Calle San Miguel, at the bottom of a steep flight of stairs, here you will find some excellent seafood restaurants, souvenir shops and at the bottom is the beach of El Bajondillo, which is one of our favourite on the whole Costa but make sure you don’t forget your sun cream!
Boasting an enviable mix of green spaces, cultural sights and coastal views, Torremolinos is an ideal destination for your next summer holiday.
Malaga City, gateway to southern Spain and the Costa del Sol, birthplace of Picasso and boasting one of the best climates in Europe. Underrated for so many years, Malaga City is now justifiably one of Spain’s hottest cultural, gastronomic and leisure destinations – no wonder it has been voted as the top holiday destination for 2023 according to Airbnb. Where else can you find such a clean old town with so many chic 19th century buildings in immaculate condition in a largely pedestrian-only zone? The streets themselves literally sparkle in the sunlight since they are paved with all different kinds of marble, much of it quarried locally in Spain. Today the old town is alive and packed full of restaurants, bars, shops, museums and churches. But there is more to Malaga than just its old town. There are Moorish fortresses (Alcazaba & Gibralfaro castle), a Roman Amphitheater and a newly opened port area where cruise ships dock from all over the world. Oh yeah, and there are beaches too and lots of them!
Without doubt, one of Spain´s best kept secrets. Holidays in Malaga City are the future…. pass it on.
Costa Del Sol in summary
As you can see, Southern Spain offers a wide range of living and socialising experiences to choose from. We love it because wherever you choose to rent your property in Spain with us or Holiday here, you have everything within a short drive away.