Traveling to the Costa del Sol

A visual guide to sun-kissed beaches, exquisite landscapes and charming towns

Traveling to the Costa del Sol

Traveling to the Costa del Sol – In this Costa del Sol travel guide we’ll take a closer look to the cities in the Costa, the best activities to look for, festivities, places to stay and the best ways to move around. Come join the fun – there is a lot more to come!

The Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is a lovely strand of sand beaches and litoral cities or towns located in the South of Spain, in the province of Malaga, in Andalucia, Spain. The Costa del Sol is world-wide famous for its Mediterran climate and beaches, for the warm weather – sunny for 300 days a year – and for its health and tasty cuisine, based on olive oil, seafood and vegatables, among other things. Come and see a bit of this fantastic land!

Celebrations and fairs

There is plenty going on year-round in the Costa del Sol. Here are the main celebrations that happen every year, and how this part of the world uses every opportunity to party!


The Costa del Sol is lovely all year long, but if you want to enjoy your trip to the maximum, it is always good to know what is going on ahead of the trip. Here is a bit of what you can look forward to in each season. Or just to daydream, which is traveling’s young sibling.


Check the best events and activities going on each month in the Costa del Sol. You may want to bookmark the month when you are coming, as I update this section often and include new events in the current month almost every week. And we talk a bit about the weather too!

Magnificent Malaga

Malaga is one of those cities that if it is not on one’s bucket list, it means the bucket has a hole…Large, warm, with thousands of years of history, a place of cultural coexistence, good food, welcoming people, delightful beaches, Picasso and every museum one can dream of. Irresistible, Magnificent Malaga.

Tantalizing Torremolinos

Torremolinos is the birthplace of the Costa del Sol, a town with a history of freedom, respect, pride and peace, a generous reminder of the best in mankind. A dream place which also happens to have amazing beaches!

Breathtaking Benalmadena

Benalmádena is one of the beautiful towns of the Costa del Sol. It happens to be the one where I live, and for that reason, the one I know best and talk more about. Check what I have already discovered in my almost two years living here and embracing this lovely city as my new home.

Fantastic Fuengirola

Fuengirola is a big city disguised as a town. You can find the best of both worlds here, with great beaches a stone’s throw away from the train. Easily connected to Málaga, cosmopolitan and traditional, Fuengirola is a must see and enjoy. Adorable.

Mesmerizing Mijas

Mijas is the ultimate mix of modern and traditional, pueblo and seaside. A enchanting place that mesmerizes visitors, almost a siren town. Romantic and appealling, there is a love story waiting to be written in this town. Or has it already been written?

Marvellous Marbella

Marbella mixes luxurious living with traditional Andalusian scenery and lifestyle. Our ever-growing biggest city in the Costa (after Malaga) appeals to locals and foreigners alike with its diverse enchantments.

Endearing Estepona

The Garden of the Costa del Sol is a delightful city for the eyes. If you wander around its city center, you may think you are dreaming, but it is all real – the colors, the flowers, the views, are all right there in Estepona.

If you are considering making the Costa del Sol your new home, check our Moving to Spain, where we tell all the stories about our move, topped with some practical advice on preparing it. Moving or not, if you like Spain and would like to know more, there is a lot that may be of your interest in Living in Spain, particularly culture related topics, such as life in the Spanish coutryside, national holidays and some useful tips that can be of help during your stay.

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