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The Costa del Sol holds endless appeal for a sun-kissed escape – step away from the beaches and you’ll discover a region packed with natural beauty and history. Marvel at the incredible views from the Rock of Gibraltar and unearth the sights of this intriguing British outpost. The mountains that line the Costa del Sol are spectacular with white villages clinging to the slopes like Ronda with its famous gorge and bridge.

Or perhaps you’re itching to get out on the waves to try your hand at a range of water sports? Celebrating a special occasion? Splash out on a yacht charter to see Costa del Sol from the sea. These are just some of the exciting excursions we offer guests looking for a bit more from their holidays in Spain. Pop by our Guest Services Centre to book and let us make all the arrangements.

Costa del Sol beach with sunbeds and parasols in a row.
happy people having fun on banana boat

A shore thing

Costa del Sol beaches are in a different league and we’re a stone’s throw from some absolute beauties. You’ll find a lovely sandy stretch just a few minutes’ walk away from your accommodation – with direct beach access from the Resort. Families will find calm bays perfect for paddling and playing in the shade. Some have grassy areas and playgrounds a stone’s throw from the waves. There are secluded sand-dune backed stretches, favoured by locals, and lively stretches lined with bars and places to eat. Eager to dive into the calm, warm waters? Try your hand at one of the many water sports on offer on the Costa del Sol including diving, stand-up paddleboarding, jet skiing and banana boats.

Mijas Pueblo narrow street lined with flowers

Discover local treasures

If one of your family has a limit to sunbathing, there’s always something to see and do. Set between the rolling Sierra Blanca and the sea, we’re also close to vibrant cities. Malaga oozes history with its Roman amphitheatre, medieval Alcazaba fortress and cathedral. White-washed pueblos like Mijas, just above our Resort, are a fantastic place to seek out traditional local life. Foodies are well catered for with Costa del Sol restaurants offering a great range of options. There are beachside chiringuitos serving fresh seafood and sleepy villages with tapas bars where you can taste a range of regional specialities. We recommend nearby Marbella to get a real flavour of this part of southern Spain, it’s home to some of the best Costa del Sol restaurants.

Cable car tourist attraction Benalmadena Costa del Sol Spain

Fun in the sun

Families adore holidays in Spain because there are endless things to do. Costa del Sol holidays are no exception. When you’ve had your fill of the pool and beach, check out the incredible flora and fauna at Bioparc Fuengirola. Water babes of all ages will have the best time at AquaMijas, an awesome water park just five minutes down the road with slides, a wave pool and lazy river. Got a head for heights? Take a ride on the Teleférico Benalmádena, a cable car that edges up Monte Calamorro. Enjoy ice creams in little fishing harbours or explore the little lanes of quaint mountain villages. Boat trips out along the coast, looking for dolphins dancing in the waves, are also bound to delight and make this holiday in Spain one to remember.


Ready to party?

Should you want to check out the Costa del Sol’s famous party scene, we’re close to the action. Glamorous Puerto Banús bustles with bars and clubs, perfect for cocktail sipping and people watching until late. Marbella has plenty of party atmosphere too, including beach bars and clubs for dancing on the sands by day and night. Or perhaps your idea of a good night out is a little more low-key? Our hotel is near Fuengirola, a charming town that comes alive after dark with lively tapas bars spilling out onto the streets. There’s a sprinkling of late-night pubs and clubs if the urge to dance strikes. In summer, the ruins of Sohail Castle, just nearby, are the setting for open-air concerts by big name performers and dance festivals.

A black woman browsing items at a market stall
Colorful traditional ornament plates. Andalucia, Spain.

Shop till you drop

It’s not a Costa del Sol holiday without indulging in some retail therapy. Wander the narrow streets and elegant piazzas of Malaga and Marbella where you’ll find trendy boutiques selling locally made clothes, jewellery and crafts. There are some great street markets here too. If it’s designer digs you’re after, make Puerto Banús your first port of call. The glitzy marina is lined with luxury labels. Further west, Estepona is a gem of a white-washed fishing town with a great selection of smart stores and delicatessens. For groceries and provisions, Fuengirola is a short drive away with some excellent supermarkets, food markets and bakeries.