Costa Del Sol Holidays 2015

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Captivated by the Costa del Sol

With its glorious set of sandy beaches and enough attractions to keep the entire family entertained – holidays to Costa del Sol are the answer to where your next break should be.

Considered as one of the most popular holiday hotspots, the beautiful Costa del Sol is the ideal year-round destination. Whether you’re seeking sunshine, sand and sea in the summer months or an escape from the harsh winters back home, there is nothing that quite matches the undeniable charm of this vibrant part of Spain. Kick back and relax in the numerous beach resorts and marinas, from idyllic seaside towns to the busier resorts like Puerto Banus, or embrace a captivating culture away from the beach with plenty of things to do and discover on your Costa del Sol holidays.

Off to sunny Spain

From sipping cocktails on a sun-lounger to dipping your toes in the sea, there are plenty of places to uncover on Costa del Sol holidays that offer spectacular backdrops for relaxation. Majestic hotels with glorious swimming pools as well as luxurious beachside apartments are awaiting your arrival – enough to make you feel like a VIP. Join the jet set with a visit to marvellous Marbella, a destination known for its stylish streets and blissful beaches. Browse chic boutiques, linger over drinks and discover its world-famous marina.

A short jaunt along the coast will welcome you to the town of Fuengirola, an ancient town abundant in stunning architecture and laid-back charm. Lovers of water sports will be in their element here, with everything from sailing and diving to jet-skiing. If you’d rather keep your feet dry, pay a visit to the Mijas Golf Resort where you can practice your perfect swing in stunning surroundings.

Action and adventure

Holidays to the Costa del Sol aren’t just about water sports, however. If you’re more inclined to don your walking boots than your flippers, it is well worth heading to the area of Mijas. Its vast valleys and mountainous terrain make for the ideal place for walkers, while those akin to adrenaline-boosting activities like mountain biking will also be in their element.

If the beach bores you, why not swap your beach towel for a guide book and head to the oldest city in Spain. Malaga is the home of spectacular architecture and a majestic cathedral as well as the best preserved Moorish castle in the country. Meanwhile, if you’re looking to delve into the past on your Costa del Sol holidays, head to the fascinating Caves of Nerja. Hosting a myriad of archaeological treasures and prehistoric remains, a visit to this prime attraction is sure to unleash your inner Indiana Jones.

If you’ve got the kids in tow, however, you’ll find numerous attractions and activities to keep them captivated. Those jetting off on family holidays to the Costa del Sol should head to Tivoli World in Benaldema, where you’ll find an abundance of thrilling rides for little ones and big kids. Make a splash on the log flume or get your heart racing on the Pasaje del Terror – if you’re feeling brave, that is!

Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Spanish (English widely spoken)
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +1 hour
Local airport: Malaga
Flight time: 2 hours 55 minutes

Our top hotels in Costa Del Sol

Hotel BlueBay Banus

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Hotel Sol Don Marco

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Vime La Reserva de Marbella

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Las Chapas Palacio del Sol

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Marbella, Costa Del Sol

Based on 2 sharing, Bed & Breakfast, 7 nts, from Belfast Intl more info >

Flight + Hotel from £179.50 pp

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Veramar Apartments

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Fuengirola, Costa Del Sol

Based on 2 sharing, Self Catering, 7 nts, from London Luton more info >

Flight + Hotel from £238.50 pp

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VIK Gran Hotel Costa Del Sol

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Mijas Costa, Costa Del Sol

Based on 2 sharing, Half Board, 7 nts, from Belfast Intl more info >

Flight + Hotel from £282.50 pp

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Apartments Jabega

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Fuengirola, Costa Del Sol

Based on 2 sharing, Self Catering, 7 nts, from Bristol more info >

Flight + Hotel from £288.50 pp

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Club La Costa World

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Mijas Costa, Costa Del Sol

Based on 2 sharing, Self Catering, 7 nts, from London Gatwick more info >

Flight + Hotel from £291.50 pp

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Boat Trips

There are a variety of choices when it comes to taking to the sea during a holiday in the Costa del Sol. From inexpensive trips to luxury voyages, there is plenty on offer; you can even climb aboard a luxury sail boat if you really want to travel in style. If you're not one for plunging into the depths of the Mediterranean, take a trip on a glass-bottomed boat and you can see the wonders of the underwater world without getting wet. You can also glimpse some beautiful sights on a whale and dolphin-watching safari.

Water Parks

The Costa del Sol is famous for its water parks, and there is no better way to spend a hot day than relaxing in the sun and taking a speedy trip down a water slide when you need cooling down. Torremolinos is home to the biggest in the region, Aqualand. Here you will find slides with breathtaking drops, mystery settings, slaloms, rapids and the biggest tummy-tumbling descent in Europe, at 22 metres high. The Cable Ski park in Marbella is a water park with a difference, and is the place to go if you want to hone your water-skiing technique.

Culture

There is an abundance of things to see and do during a holiday to the Costa del Sol, and with a blend of historic, artistic, and architectural culture, you are guaranteed to find something to suit any taste. Visit the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Museum and the Centre of Contemporary Arts for some artistic edge, or explore Malaga, one of the oldest cities in the world. The Cathedral of Malaga and La Alcazaba are two examples of the many architectural delights you will see. The region is famed for its culinary offerings, so be sure to try some traditional food during your stay.

Shopping

Shopaholics will find it easy to indulge in one of their favourite pastimes while staying on the Costa del Sol. Malaga offers a range of shopping centres as well as some unique boutiques selling clothing, jewellery, art work and even antiques. If you're more high fashion than high street, Puerto Banus is the place to be. This chic and expensive area features the very best designer brands, and is a beautiful area for some window shopping if you don't dare entertain the idea of venturing from the high street prices.