There are a number of reasons why the Costa Del Sol, which literally translates as ‘Coast of the sun’, has become a popular holiday destination. Some tourists choose to spend time on the glorious white sand beaches, while others enjoy seemingly endless parties in the local bars and nightclubs, and everyone loves the good Spanish food.
Situated about mid-way between Malaga and Gibraltar, Marbella faces out across the Adriatic Sea. Thousands of people travel here every year, many in order to have a break from the wretched English weather. You are encouraged to join them on an exploration of the historic town, which is lined with narrow cobbled streets and overlooked by fascinating buildings. You might even be tempted to sample the local culinary delights and listen to traditional Mediterranean music at the Sala beach bar in Peurto Banus.
The major city of Malaga has much to offer in the way of cultural attractions and awe inspiring natural sites. You may enjoy a guided tour of the Picasso or Carmen Thyssen art museums, where masterpieces such as the Toros en Vallarius and the Santa Marina de Zurbarán can be seen. Alternatively you may like to spend your time enjoying the sun’s rays on the popular blue flag beach of Playa de la Malagueta. The perfect day may be rounded off with a meal at the exotic Casa del Angel restaurant.
If you are at all interested in European architecture then it would be worth visiting the city of Granada, right down the road from Seville. While here you can take a guided tour of the Alhambra Palace, which still stands as a key symbols of the Islamic faith. Constructed back in the 13th century, this grand residence features richly adorned prayer rooms a flourishing garden and famous flowing fountain. You might continue the historic learning experience with a visit to the nearby Cathedral of Granada, which has a spectacular renaissance interior. Alternatively you may choose to hunt for a bargain at the local markets.
If you’ve ever wondered what paradise looks like then go ahead and take a stroll along the palm tree fringed beaches of Torremolinos. From here you can look out across the calm blue waters, which are ideal for exhilarating pursuits such as banana boating and para-sailing. If you feel the pangs of hunger then stop off at one of the ‘chiringuito’ beach bars for traditional tapas and freshly caught seafood. When the sun finally sets you should make your way to the Taberna Flamenca Pape Lopez for some uptempo music and dance.