Costa del Sol
Costa del Sol (the “sun-coast”) takes up about 300 kilometres of the Mediterranean littoral that corresponds to the province of Malaga.
Protected from the northern winds by a mountain chain, this sheltered coast is shaped by a succession of extensive beaches, coves almost hidden between cliffs, marinas and anchorage for fishing.
The mild climate, infrequency of rainfall and the sea breeze make for semitropical vegetation in which palm and cypress trees, bougainvillaea, oleander and hibiscus are common. The landscapes – mountains, valleys blanketed in vegetable gardens and the sea – and the Mediterranean culture are, without a doubt, some of the greatest attractions of this coastline.
The tourist attractions (marinas, golf clubs, entertainment centres, nightclubs etc.) coexist within the peaceful and traditional ambience of some villages, so that you will have the chance to uncover the most genuine, authentic features of the Andalusian culture very close by.
How to Get There
By car from Madrid:
Leave Madrid on the E-90/A-4 motorway towards Córdoba. Take exit 292 and merge onto E-902/A-44 to Jaén/Granada/Málaga. Take exit 118 and merge onto A-92 towards Málaga/Algeciras.
By car from Barcelona:
Leave Barcelona following signs for E-15/AP-7 towards Valencia, Málaga and Marbella.
By car from Málaga Airport:
Leave the airport towards south-east and merge onto E-15/A-7/Benalmádena/Algeciras.
Costa del Sol – Marbella weather forecast
|Marbella, España||62°F broken clouds|
Wind 10 mph, W
Pressure 762.07 mmHg
|mon nov 11||62/59°F||5 mph, W||69%||762.07 mmHg|
|tue nov 12||68/56°F||2 mph, SSW||42%||762.07 mmHg|
|wed nov 13||65/56°F||9 mph, W||59%||762.07 mmHg|
|thu nov 14||58/47°F||10 mph, W||59%||758.31 mmHg|
|fri nov 15||57/47°F||6 mph, W||27%||756.81 mmHg|
Places to go
Museo Picasso Málaga
The Museo Picasso Málaga was born of the brilliant painter’s desire to have an exhibition space in his hometown.
Malaga, capital of the Costa del Sol with 3,000 years of history, is a warm-hearted and lively town full of attractive sites, numerous museums and monuments.
Ronda, also called “city of the castles” is one of the most interesting towns on the route of the Whitewashed Villages, only a few kilometres from the Costa del Sol.
Sierra de las Nieves Nature Reserve
The Sierra de las Nieves Nature Reserve has been designated a European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) by the European Commission.
From the Refugio de Juanar to the La Concha peak
Linear hiking route from the Refugio de Juanar area, near the village of Ojén, to the summit of the La Concha mountain, in the region of Marbella.
Marbella – Puerto Rico – Juanar Viewpoint
Eight kilometer long hiking trail from Marbella to Puerto Rico and Juanar Viewpoint of medium-high difficulty.
Marbella seafront walk
The Marbella seaside trail is about 7 kilometres long and goes from the Fishing Port to the luxury marina of Banus.
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