Villages located in the cost are really ideal to enjoy sun and beach the whole year. Mediterranean weather produce the best climate in Europe, reason why this part of the map receive not only tourists from all over the world, as well as, retired from northern europe. Get lost in the historic centers, some of them pedestrians and lovely to walk around asMálaga & Mijas, also nautical ports worth a visitPuerto Banús in Marbella and Puerto Marina in Benalmádena, and more than 80 km of seafronts.
Torremolinos: Though it appears to have been founded in 1489, Torremolinos is a typical product of the tourist boom of the 1960″s, which turned this small fishing village into a large, densely-populated town devoted entirely to sun and sand tourism, boasting large beaches and all manner of related facilities; it is also home to a Congress Centre which has played host to important international conventions on numerous occasions. Some traces of its past are still visible in the Bajondillo and La Carihuela districts, though the Pimentel Tower is the town”s most noteworthy monument.
Benalmádena:The entertainment does not stop in Benalmádena, a town which is 20 kilometres from the centre of Málaga and has all the attractions to spend an unforgettable vacation. The offer of tourist attractions is the most complete of the Costa del Sol and is also well distributed between the three cities.Benalmádena town represents calmness through a picturesque urban landscape of narrow streets and plazas, while Benalmádena Costa brings together good part of holiday offer and a long coastline divided into 15 beaches. Arroyo de la Miel, with strong growth in recent years, is the place where a large number of leisure attractions that complete the attractions of this destination are concentrated.
Fuengirola: Fuengirola has become one of the favourite destinations of tourists who come to the province of Malaga; thanks to important infrastructure development. Located in the centre of this wonderful coastline and is easy to access from anywhere which facilitates the arrival of many tourists throughout the year. It is no coincidence, of course, that 5,550 British have chosen Fuengirola as their place of residence. If you are looking for a vacation on the beach without the bustle of big cities, but with all services, we recommend that you check everything that can offer Fuengirola.
Mijas: The visit to the old town of Mijas, declared a Historic-Artistic Grouping, allows us to experience the Jardines y el Mirador de la Muralla, which are the remnants of the ancient fortress on which the city was created. These gardens were designed so that they would have flowers all year, and from its vantage point you can see one of the most impressive views of the Costa del Sol.
In 2013 Mijas opened its Centro de Arte Contemporáneo. A fantastic museum space with works by Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Miró, amongst others. In fact, the museum has the second largest collection of ceramics by Picasso in the world.
A walk through Mijas also has numerous stops where you can learn a bit more about the people who lived there in the past. Starting at the shrine of the Virgen de Peñas, which was excavated in the sixteenth century by Mercedarian friars, and the Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción, from the same era built on an ancient mosque, making the most of its Moorish tower and belfry. The hermitages of San Sebastian and Nuestra señora de los Remedios, both eighteenth century, are also worth a visit.
Almost all of these sites can also be visited by donkey-taxi, which, as well as being a means of transport, is also one of Mijas’ main attractions. Its origin dates back to the 60s, when some workers returning to their homes by donkey were asked by some visitors for a photograph or to have a go.
Marbella: Marbella embodies culture, entertainment and glamour; it is one of the most exclusive cities in the Mediterranean and the pride of the Costa del Sol. Twenty kilometres of coastline, four marinas, sixteen golf courses and a privileged climate, make it a destination beyond compare. Perhaps that is why Julio Iglesias, Sean Connery, Antonio Banderas, Eva Longoria and Naomi Campbell (just a handful of the many famous faces that are seen here) do not think twice when choosing Marbella as their holiday destination.
Visiting Marbella is a unique experience. From shopping in its luxurious boutiques to dining in its distinguished restaurants or having fun at their beach clubs, the possibilities are endless. But if the priority is relaxation, the city has twenty thalassotherapy centres and spas, alongside a first class selection of hotels in its three main centres: Marbella, San Pedro de Alcantara and Puerto Banus-Nueva Andalucía.
All of this has led to almost 4,000 Britons choosing Marbella as their place of residence.
Estepona: Whatever be the purpose of your trip, it is very difficult not to find in Estepona, a town on the Costa del Sol that has reinvented itself to put at the service of visitors, the best of nature, culture and leisure. It is worth mentioning that in Estepona, there are eight golf courses with very good reputation among professional and amateur players.
In order to satisfy the most demanding, Estepona has also become a benchmark in wellness tourism, in the luxury shopping and in the Congress. And it is a great place, of course, to live: 4,000 British live in this county.
Manilva: Manilva is a municipality of Malaga, located in the Costa del Sol occidental, which combines the charm of being by the sea while surrounded by beautiful vineyards. Bordering Casares and the province of Cádiz, and boasts great beaches stationed along eight kilometres of coastline that invite you to rest and breathe peace.
For lovers of culture, history, traditions and good food, Manilva is the perfect destination to enjoy a well-deserved holiday.