Spain’s Costa del Sol is the ‘Coast of the Sun’ and it certainly is a sunny place! At its warmest and most sunny between May and September, this coastal region of southern Spain also experiences mild winters with pleasant temperatures and sunny days.
It may be a little too cold for swimming in the Mediterranean during the winter, but the more luxurious hotels of the Costa del Sol often have heated pools, both indoors and outdoors.
Except for during the high season, you can stay quite affordably in even the most luxurious hotels. If you book early, you can also save between 30 – 50% off regular prices.
Along this sunny coast of southern Spain there are numerous attractive towns, sweeping beaches, and beautiful scenery to take in.
In Marbella is Gran Melia Don Pepe one of the best resorts. It’s a top class luxury hotel featuring a beautiful tropical park with pool, great sea views, and lovely food.
20 kilometres from Malaga, is a popular resort. It’s ideally located between the cities of Fuengirola and Torremolinos, so if you tire of the beach life at Benalmádena you can pop into either of these towns for excursions and shopping. The
Vincci Selección Aleysa, Hotel Boutique & Spa is a lovely hotel here, and is top rated according to guest reviews.
A personal favorite in southern Spain and many people from Scandinavia and Great Britain live here during the wintertime. Nerja can be visited all year round but is most crowded in July and August.
The most popular beach is Burriana Beach with lots of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes both nearby and in the centre. For a good Paella we can recommend the best place in town, ” Chiringuito Ayo Restaurant ” just a few steps from Burriana Beach.
Attractions include the “Balcony of Europe” and the white village Frigiliana, just a few kilometres from Nerja.
Right at the “Balcon Europa” is a very good hotel. It may not be the most luxurious, but we recommend it all the same. Balcon de Europa is perfect situated above the beach and with a wonderful view over the Mediterranean Sea.