Costa Del Sol: Introduction
The Sunshine Coast
The Costa del Sol (meaning "Sun Coast" or, more literally, "Coast of the Sun") is a region situated in southern Spain, in the autonomous area of Andalusia, comprising the coastal towns and communities dotted along the Mediterranean coastline of the Málaga province. The Costa del Sol is situated between two lesser known costas: Costa de la Luz and Costa Tropical. Formerly made up only of a series of small, quiet fishing settlements, the region has been completely transformed during the latter part of the 20th century into a tourist destination that has become renowned across the world.
The capital city of both territories is Málaga. This spectacular tourist hotspot offers a wide range of diverse vacation locales; apart from cosmopolitan cities like Marbella, it also offers small towns, cities, historical places and entertainment centres within easy reach of the main tourist areas. The most popular destinies are: Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Nerja, Estepona, Benalmádena and, of course, Malaga and Marbella. Besides from excursions and beaches, Costa del Sol is an ideal place for practicing outdoors sports (its 50 world-class golf courses have earned it the title ‘the Costa Del Golf’), the tourist will find the soul of Andalusia, translated into its spectacular gastronomy, its delicious wines and its particular popular festivities. There are others attractions like zoos, amusement parks, visits to mountains areas, museums and historical places. With a mild climate without extreme alterations, full landscapes surrounded by palms and cypresses, green valleys and the fresh breeze from the sea, Costa del Sol is a holiday destination that has is sure to guarantee satisfaction and pleasure for all its visitors.