The Costa del Sol was once synonymous with British holidaymakers taking a package holiday in Spain. Although British visitors to Spain now travel to a much wider range of destinations, this vibrant part of Andalucía is still popular for its sandy beaches, bustling resorts and beautiful Mediterranean climate. There are many, however, who do not fully appreciate how renting a holiday apartment or villa in the Costa del Sol can both save them money and help free up their time to better meet the demands of their busy holiday schedule.
If the resort life is what attracts you to the Costa del Sol, you should carefully consider renting a holiday apartment. All the top resorts such as Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Fuengirola and more have a great many rentals of this type, at frequently more than reasonable prices. Apartments are often centrally located in complexes with private pools. The freedom to come and go as you please allows you to sample the food and sangria in the local bars, take advantage of the best of the sunshine at the beach and explore your chosen resort in full. Great attractions in the area include Benalmadena Marina - one of the busiest in the world - and the awe inspiring Teleferico Cable Car. The cable car travels to the summit of the Calamorro Mountain, affording breathtaking views for miles of the Costa del Sol and Mediterranean Sea.
If you are seeking a slightly quieter holiday on the Costa del Sol, or wish to experience more traditional Spanish culture, you may wish to consider renting a semi-rural holiday villa. Villas can be excellent for families, or groups of friends travelling together, in the privacy which they afford from other holidaymakers, as well as frequently many of the comforts of home. Holidaymakers can perhaps enjoy a round or two of golf at one of the seventy plus golf courses to be found on the Costa del Sol - a fact which often leads to the area being referred to as the Costa del Golf. Alternatively, a bus or coach trip can be taken to one of the quaint little whitewashed villages such as Ojen, or to the stunning scenery afforded by the Lakes of Malaga.
The public transport available on the Costa del Sol in the form of buses and trains makes it possible to take a day trip away from your own resort to visit any of the others. It is worth also considering that all that many visitors to the Costa del Sol see of the area’s capital, Malaga, is when they arrive or depart from the regional airport. Malaga is a truly ancient city, with narrow, historic streets, packed with curiosity shops and small cafes. There is also stunning architecture in the form of churches and museums, while Malaga Castle caters to lovers of history and provides stunning views of the city and port, giving a whole new perception to the attractions of the Costa del Sol.