The Costa del Sol or "Sun Coast" includes about 300 km of the Spanish Mediterranean Coast belonging to the Provinces of Malaga and Cadiz. It is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Europe due to its natural beauty and infrastructure. From densely populated tourist areas to small secluded coves, the entire coastline is a marvel of clean, transparent waters and coveted blue flags, modern facilities and services, luxury hotels and resorts, a wide variety of leisure activities and all the attractive features of the Mediterranean scenery and culture.
Apart from the villages with a rural air, today there are housing developments, yacht harbors, golf courses, centers of entertainment, night clubs, splendid modern hotels and villas. Fortunately, all of them blend perfectly with the traditional, peaceful atmosphere enveloping towns and villages, miraculously and faithfully preserved in their original mould.
Anyhow, holiday on the beach in one of the upscale hotels of splendid resort Marbella or peaceful fishing village Estepona with all the attractions it may have in this part of the Mediterranean Sea and all the attributes of high-end accommodation, is not the only thing the Costa del Sol has to offer: by making short trips the traveller has the opportunity of getting to know the most genuine aspects of Andalusian culture. After all, Cadiz and Malaga are two key provinces on the wine map of Spain.
Luxury hotels: 9
A El Bulli Hotel Hacienda Benazuza
B Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa
C Hospes Palacio de Los Patos
D Hospes Palacio del Bailio
E Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville
F Kempinski Hotel Bahia Estepona
G La Bobadilla, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
H Marbella Club
I Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa Marbella