Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol is a popular tourist region in southern Spain, Andalusia. It encompasses the province of Malaga and the coastline up to the Strait of Gibraltar, located between Costa de la Luz and Costa Tropical.

Costa del Sol can be divided into two parts, the east and the west with Malaga at its center. The main gateway to Costa del Sol is Malaga Airport, located five kilometers west of the city center.

Torremolinos is one of the most popular towns on Costa del Sol, close to Malaga. There is a family-friendly water park, Aqualand Torremolinos, and you can also find here Europe’s only crocodile park.

A popular holiday destination in the area is Fuengirola, which has nearly ten kilometers of beach. The city is famous for the Sohail Castle.

Nerja is a popular settlement not only because of its beaches, but also because of its natural attractions. The main attractions of the city are the Museo de Nerja and the Nerja Caves. In the caves, which stretch five kilometers underground, there are Neolithic cave drawings, as well as the world’s widest, naturally formed column.

Costa del Sol enjoys comfortable and warm temperatures in the spring and autumn. Daytime highs range between 20-24 Celsius degrees. The average rainfall is between 20-50 mm in spring and 60-100 mm in autumn. The summer is short and hot, the average temperature is 31 Celsius degrees, the winter is mild.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6 months, from the end of October till May. The windiest month of the year in Costa del Sol is February, with an average hourly wind speed of 16 kph.

The language spoken is Spanish.
Citizens from countries outside the European Union are required to present a passport valid for at least three months beyond the intended stay in Italy.

The currency is the EURO (EUR).
MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted but you may be charged a service fee if you pay by card.

Getting online is easy with plenty of Wi-Fi spots across independent cafes and restaurants.