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Costa del Sol Holidays

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Overview

Whether it's the Spanish charm that draws you to the area or the vibrant resorts that can be found on the coast, the Costa del Sol is home to a diverse range of holiday destinations that can make every holidaymaker's dreams come true. Literally translating as the 'Coast of the Sun', you can certainly see how it gets its name. The summer months here are simply incredible, with hours of beautiful sunshine for sun-starved Brits to enjoy. Once upon a time, the region was made up of quaint, sleepy, fishing villages, it has undergone massive development over recent decades, transforming it into the vibrant, holiday hotspot that we all know and love.
While the cityscape of Malaga is one of the primary hotbeds of activity, it's the surrounding towns and villages that prove to be popular resorts, both with families and couples alike. With Costa del Sol holidays, you'll find yourself in a beautiful part of Spain that has plenty to offer.

Places to Go

Tivoli World
If there's one thing that kids love, it's theme parks, so be sure to make a visit to one as part of your trip to the Costa del Sol. Families are well catered for at this Benalmadena attraction, which strikes a perfect balance between tropical gardens, gentle rides, amusements and thrilling rollercoasters, guaranteeing that every member of your family, from 1 to 91, will have a superb time.

Cordoba
As one of Spain's most impressive cultural offerings, Cordoba is home to outstanding architecture that will take your breath away. Situated on the bank of the Guadalquivir River, Cordoba was once the biggest and most culturally significant city in Europe, and what's left behind is a melting pot of cultures and architectural styles.

La Rada Beach
If participating in watersports on turquoise shallow seas is your thing, La Rada Beach is the place to be. Whether kayaking, windsurfing or scuba diving is your activity of choice, this pristine beach has it all going on.

Things to Do

Grab a Round of Golf
With plenty of top class golf courses in the region, Costa del Sol holidays are perfect for any fan of the game. Tee off as the sun beams down and jump in the golf buggy between holes to save you from the heat. There are over 70 courses in the region, including the Club de Golf Valderrama, which has been ranked as Europe's number one course several times.

Wander around Alhambra Palace
Despite the impressive Sierra Nevada Mountains acting as the backdrop, Alhambra Palace is a thing of beauty all on its own. Back in the 14th century, the Nasrid Dynasty wanted to create a masterpiece that had a theme of 'paradise on Earth', and that's exactly what they did. See for yourself with a visit to this regal landmark.

Ride the Cable Cars
Costa del Sol holidays come complete with some astounding views and landscapes, wherever you are in the region. However, if you want to appreciate the area in all its glory, riding the cable cars high above the resort of Benalmadena would be a sure-fire way to do it. Choose a clear day to head for the dizzy heights and you could see for miles around.

Top Holiday Resorts

Benalmadena
Perfect for families looking for plenty of fun, Benalmadena is full of activities and attractions that would suit people of all ages. From the sweeping golden sands that are perfect for those armed with a bucket and spade, to the traditional charm of the Old Town that's ideal to wander without a care in the world, Costa del Sol holidays in Benalmadena are a real treat.

Fuengirola
With over 8km of beaches, it's no wonder Fuengirola appeals to the masses looking for a relaxing beach break. If you can tear yourself away from the sun lounger, the medieval Sohail Castle and biopark are popular attractions.

Torremolinos
Another of the Costa del Sol's popular beach resorts, Torremolinos has managed to retain its Andalusian charm, despite significant development over recent years. Stop at one of the local tapas bars as you walk its cobbled streets, or enjoy one of the many day trips to local spots, including Cordoba and Granada, for a shot of culture.
Make the most of your trip to Spain by booking one of the many Costa del Sol holidays from Direct Holidays, and look forward to some well-deserved sunshine on this 'coast of the sun'!

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