COSTA DEL SOL
Holidays in Costa del Sol end up being tailor made to suit you. A home from home, with the added sun, sand and sangria and the full-on spice of Spain, you can have every kind of holiday in the Costa del Sol.
If you're looking for something for all the family or a last minute break for you and your friends, then Torremolinos could be the ideal choice. You can't beat the beach and bright lights for the perfect holiday. If you want something lower key for your younger family or some intimate time away for just the two of you, travel to the Costa del Sol's furthest edges and you'll find white-washed Nerja and great all-rounder, Fuengirola - where Brit-style pubs and restaurants sit alongside Spanish tapas and bars. Discount holidays to Marbella could find you brushing shoulders with celebrities!
Whether you're looking for all inclusive or self-catering holidays, the Costa del Sol has cuisine for all taste buds. Pub style meals to tapas, lager to fine local wine, you can sample as much or as little as you like of Spain's authentic flavours.
As for the beaches, you will definitely be spoilt for choice. Be
sheltering quieter sandy shores. Away from the seashore, you'll find fantastic theme parks like Tivoli World or idyllic nature reserves up in the Sierras. When the sun sets, choose between the neon nightlife or romantic candlelit dinner.
Torremolinos is the Costa del Sol's pioneering holiday resort, the most lively resort on this upbeat stretch of coast. A cosmopolitan town, ideal for those seeking excellent entertainment, shopping and cuisine. It's spread along clean beaches lined by an attractive promenade which stretches from Playamar to Benalmadena. The whole place comes to life at night, with lively discos, nightspots and British pubs galore. If you want a breather Gibraltar is easily accessible and is an ideal day trip out.
Recommended Accommodation: Torremolinos Beach Club 3*, Tropicana Hotel 4*, Pez Espada 4*
Marbella. The sunshine coast is home to some of the most lively and cosmopolitan resort areas in the world. No more so than thriving Marbella with its lovely old town of cobbled streets and main square surrounded by good restaurants. The dazzling Puerto Banús marina, with its luxurious yachts and trendy eateries, is a great place to see how the other half live and to be seen! This sophisticated resort with well-groomed beaches and world-class golf courses is an ideal choice for holidays.
Recommended Accommodation: Marbella Playa Hotel 4*, Gran Melia don PepeHotel 5*, El Rodeo Hotel 3*
Benalmadena: Holidays here simply sum up all that is fantastic about the Costa del Sol. With amples of award winning beaches, first class attractions and nightlife, there is something to suit all walks of life. Along the beachfront sophisticated bars and cafes stretch from the marina down towards neighbouring Torremolinos. Benalmadena Costa, the beachfront strip, stretches from the sophisticated bars and cafes of the marina down towards the bright lights of neighbouring Torremolinos. Away from the main promenade, there are calmer coves, so you're sure to find a spot in the sun to suit you.
Recommended Accommodation: Las Arenas Hotel 4*, Riviera Hotel 4*, Bali Aparthotel 3*, Benalmadena Palace 4*
Fuengirola A popular holiday destination, this lively resort boasts over 6 kilometres of fine sandy beach and a colourful weekly market. With its beautiful palm lined promenade, pretty harbour and numerous bars, restaurants and cafes, this resort attracts a wide range of holidaymakers. Ideal for fun in the sun, there is also a great waterpark and golf in the area.
Recommended Accommodation: Fuengirola Beach Hotel 3*, Hotel Angela 4*, Yaramar 4*, Veramar 2*
Nerja lies just an hour outside Marbella and is one of southern Spain's most alluring towns and still retains it's Andalucian character. The tourists are well catered for - the town's central matrix of tightly packed streets a wonderland of fabulous restuarants, good quality jewellery and craft shops - and, hidden away there's even a square dedicated to late night drinking and dancing.
Recommended Accommodation: Los Arcos 4*, Villa Flamenca 3*, Riu Monica 4*