The clue, as they say, is in the name. There should be no getting lost-in-translation when deciphering the meaning behind this evocative place-name. Indeed, does anywhere call to mind so clearly the old 'sun, sea and sand' adage? And if those high school Spanish lessons have deserted you completely, we can always change the subject: 320 annual days of sun, 160km of coast. You do the math.
Luxury holidays to the Costa del Sol
Kenwood Travel’s pedigree in affordable luxury stretches back nearly four decades and destinations like the Costa del Sol inspire us to consistently reach the highest levels of service. Famed for the quality of its eyecatching scenery, beautiful beaches, mouth-watering local cuisine and fascinating cultural history, southern Spain’s most popular suntrap delivers some of the best value luxury holidays on our European itinerary.
Great reasons to visit the Costa del Sol
- Fun in the sun – Costa del Sol’s position on southern Spain’s Andalusia coast enjoys classic Mediterranean temperatures. The mercury commonly exceeds 29C during summer. Seriously sizzling stuff.
- Reach the beach – Unfurl your towel and settle in for some of the best beach-going on the Med. For golden sand and moderate swells head to Pinomar, while Guadalimina beach is flanked by a stunning backdrop which features a third century AD Roman ruin.
- Shopping and Spa – The selection of couture fashion and jewellery plus original arts and crafts for sale at many Malaga, Marbella and Puerto Banus boutiques make the Costa del Sol a shopping haven. Likewise its luxuriant spas and thalassotherapy centres make it, well, heaven.
- Love the nightlife – Good-time girls and boys flock to Malaga and Marbella to let their hair down in style. From mellow beach bars to cosy pubs and internationally acclaimed nightclubs that attract celebratory DJs, The Sun Coast knows how to party.
- For the family – The variety of fun-filled activities for visitors to the Costa del Sol makes it a must for those travelling with tots in tow. Many hotels provide supervised kids clubs, while off-resort there’s everything from mysterious caves to explore, soccer stadium tours, sea-life centres, cinemas, museums and more.
Things to do whilst on holiday in the Costa del Sol
Visit the Birthplace of Picasso Museum and see first-hand an amazing recreation of the famous artist’s living study. Plaza de la Merced, Malaga.
Enjoy the lively café culture and pop out for fresh coffee. But be prepared – do you know whether to order the nube, sombre, corto, mitad, largo or solo?
Ascend to the elevated village of Gaucin in the Malaga province and explore Eagle Castle – a formidable Roman fort standing 688 metres above sea level.
Taste tantalising tapas! Malaga and Costa del Sol’s regional gastronomy is tapas. These small, sophisticated dishes are available everywhere you go, but real foodies list Vulebar Tapeo, Buenapata and Restaurante La Bodega as especially good.
Weather in the Costa del Sol
Always warm. Sunny days are the norm around these parts with dry, hot summer temperatures averaging daily at around 30C. Luckily the coastal position reduces humidity so it’s not an uncomfortable heat. Winters are mild with temperatures dropping slightly to about 14C.
Costa del Sol holidays 2024 / 2025
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