A Holiday in Costa Del Sol


Spain is a home of many attraction sites. A part from that, the architecture itself is just amazing. A trip to Spain especially to Costa Del Sol will give you an amazing experience. I will detail what I found in the city, and places of accommodation. The article will also entail details on how to prepare for the holiday to Costa Del Sol. Preparing yourself before a trip is important as it will make the vacation more enjoyable and memorable. Know and learn about Costa Del Sol first in this article and later prepare for the trip. Costa del Sol made Spain a famous holiday destination by offering sunny coastal weather. Each year this place attracts tourists, most especially those that are interested in participating in water sports. Most head to the beaches simply to enjoy miles of the fantastic golden beaches.The reason as to why the Spanish tourism industry has flourished to such a great extent is not merely its attractions but also the hospitality it affords to all those who visit this lovely country. With affordable and choice of accommodation options, organized traveling means a holiday in Spain is accomplished. Costa del Sol therefore is a great family vacation destination. And if you are looking for the best accommodation then you have to take a look to Holidayvillage CostadelSol, one of the best resorts in Spain with gorgeous rooms and breathtaking landscapes.

Costa Del Sol is considered to be the most affluent Coast in Spain and is renowned for its year round climate boasting 320 days of the sunshine per year. The climate makes it a haven for thousands of golfers during the months of October to May with over 50 quality courses located between Nerja in the east to Sotogrande in the west making it an ideal choice for a holiday location.Though famously known as destination for sun and the sea lovers, this place also features other attractions.The region offers sports facilities, impressive restaurants and also bars. Those who want to explore some of the attractions, there is plenty that you can choose from. The Tivoli World, is an amusement park found 2km from Benalmadena, it is a fantastic option for a fun day for the family. It is also a perfect means of keeping your kids occupied for hours.

Benalmadena-marina-aerial-view-1The region also features Sea Life aquarium that showcase sea creatures popularly found in the areae. For those that enjoy lively nights out, there is Puerto Marina, “24 hours square” of Benalmadena, which has hip and trendy bars which don’t get going until about midnight. There are plenty of historical sites to see. The history is dated back to the Phoenicians. The coast was previouslyb inhabited by Greeks, Romans, and Moors who left their marks on their culture and architecture.The majority of the towns began as simple fortifications and over the years, many of them developed into agricultural producers of goat’s milk, and the variety of vegetables. Costa del sol’s infrastructure is very well organized. The recent Autopista del Sol provides a linka from Malaga to Estepona and Gibraltar. The old coast road offers excellent views if a bit slower. The International airport is 10 minute drive from Malaga and within 30 minutes from many other famous resorts. Maria Zambrano, a train station in Malaga City, routes to Seville and Cordoba as well as other cities. The beaches are suited for sunbathers and watersports users because of the climate. The experience here is pleasant because of its mountain system which shelters it from interior winds. The bathing season is not entirely restricted only to summer months for there are three hundred sunny days yearly on average. This suggests that swimming as an activity is done nearly all the year.Beaches found in the region vary from the sandy ones coupled with all facilities to the ones that are secluded with stunning landscapes. Nudism is tolerated in the beaches of Benalmadena, Capobianco, Estepona and Torre del Mar. Other beaches nudism is tolerated as due to the small number of visitors. Topless bathing is allowed throughout.The beaches are linked to the interior parts of the province and the coast.

CostaDelSolGolf_SantaMaria1aAs there is an off-road shuttle transportation system in place access to the beaches is faster.The beaches with blue flag, which stands for the European Union standard of safe water and sand quality are usually crowded in the summer season. The ones that are situated near the large urban areas have plenty of facilities that include beach bars, showers, toilets, jet ski water cycle, ski rental, children’s playgrounds, fresh palm oasis and first aid stations.Lodging options in t Costa del Sol cater for all tastes and are most affordable. And depending on the key interest areas and budget you can easily find suitable accommodation. Also, if you are traveling with children, the city of Costal del Sol has family accommodations that are close to the family recreational centers and attractions.Costa del Sol became an attraction tourist region in the 1950’s. A major part of the reason was due to its beautiful and sandy beaches.Since then other attractions have come up adding value to the destination. High-quality golf courses, exciting nightlife and romantic spots on the beach are just a few. The highly urbanized area provides travelers with hotels and white-washed charming villas as options for lodging.Depending on your interests it’s best to find lodging options in different parts of the Costa del Sol. If you are interested in spending days at water parks, it is recommended that you choose lodging options that are near Torremolinos as it hosts two water parks. For those that are interested in exploring the colorful Spanish culture, try the hotels in Malaga because it is the location of the Picasso Museum. But the highest hotel density can be found around the beach area like the Mediterranean Sea, the city’s beaches which are the main attractions.The central area responsible for the reputation of t Costa del Sol’s affluent society is Marbella and in particular Puerto Banus. This is the marina with boats of the rich and famous costing more than £50 million where almost every other car is either a Ferrari or Lamborghini. This is a must to visit at least once during your stay with the world’s finest brands on offer in many of the exclusive boutiques and some of the best restaurants in Spain offering every type of cuisine you could ever wish for on your Costa del Sol holiday.Marbella is considered a unique city in the Costa del Sol. Here, Lodging options are somehow expensive, but the important thing is that they make an effort to offer excellent customer services. Their hotels have a star ranging from 4 to 5 which suggests that accommodation here is luxurious.Those on a tight budget can try some of the cheap hotels which are situated a little away from the city center. But take into consideration cost of traveling, as, in the end, it is cheaper to choose a hotel that is close to attraction sites.The comfort of Marbella hotels also provides you with easy access to some great places in the town. The ancient town center, the Arabian Wall, and the Museo del Grabado, just to mention a few. The beaches voted to be best in the area are Fontanilla and Bajadilla.The city is a home to some hotel chains and spas that are finest in the world, and I have featured 2 I have personally visited many times and offer outstanding value for money all within a short drive of Marbella. While the area offers the very best in fine dining and leisure activities, it is also possible to enjoy a holiday in t Costa del Sol on a reasonable budget with many fine restaurants offering excellent value for money off the beaten track.

EXTERIORES247Atalaya Park Golf and Spa (Official rating 4 stars) Located midway between Marbella and Estepona the hotel is ideally situated on the beach and just a 5 minutes drive to Puerto Banus. The hotel has 475 bedrooms, 33 suites, and 53 family rooms and is set in 50,000 square meters of subtropical gardens.The hotel offers unique leisure facilities with 2 18 hole championship golf course, nine tennis courts one full-size grass football pitch, fully equipped gym and spa with indoor pool. The concept at the hotel is once you have checked in all the facilities are free to use with reduced green fees for both golf courses. During summer the hotel offers a fantastic kids club with full entertainment, and the piano bar has live music until the early hours every night. The rooms are all furnished to an excellent standard and include Air conditioning, Sat TV, Safe, minibar and spacious terrace. Food is served in 3 restaurants, and you can enjoy a drink in any of the 3 bars. The hotel is highly recommended especially for holidaymakers looking for activities and sports facilities on Costa del Sol holiday.Hotel Guadalpin Banus ( Official rating 5 Star )This hotel is found on the beach that is near the marina at Puerto Banus. The hotel has 181 rooms many of which are junior suites with the entire top floor offering penthouse suites complete with rooftop sun terrace and private Jacuzzi. The hotel is situated on the beach with fantastic views across to Africa and offers the very best accommodation in the area. Rooms have plasma TVs, full hi-fi systems; individual temperature controlled air conditioning/heating and a mini bar. The hotel offers a fantastic buffet restaurant and superb a la carte restaurant offering some of the areas finest cuisines.The hotel has a superb conference facility which can accommodate up to 400 delegates and after a hard day on the beach what better way to relax than to visit the indoor spa which offers an indoor pool and various treatments in 1200 meters of luxury. Amazingly the hotel rates start from just £30 per person per night including breakfast, and this hotel is a fantastic choice for a 5-star stay at 3-star prices.The area does have hotels for every taste and budget, but these 2 offer something for everybody at the most attractive prices in the best locations, so I hope you get the opportunity to visit at least one shortly, and I can guarantee you will enjoy your Costa del Sol holiday enormously.Having talked all about Costa Del, I will show you how to plan ahead of time to ensure a perfect stay in the city.

Decide when and how to go. It is assumed that the ideal seasons to travel to Spain are summer and spring. During these seasons, there are huge crowds, inflated hotel and travel prices, and overbooked restaurants. Winter and fall are the ideal seasons to visit for the stay will be more comfortable, and many affordable options will be available for you to choose.

Take care of the trip formalities. Spain had relaxed entry requirements for visitors from certain countries and more stringent and complicated from other nations. It is therefore advised that you visit the official website for the Spain Embassy to find information on visas. Remember to carry all the documents you need to enter the country.

Where to stay in Costa Del Sol. Before traveling, learn about the accommodation options available. Check their prices and what they offer. But most importantly, familiarize yourself with the layout of the city. Whether you choose a hotel, a rental apartment, a restaurant or a hotel, consider the relative proximity to shopping centers, public transportation, and supermarkets. Also, learn about the main attractions in the city. Getting information before hand will give you a rough idea of how the city looks in your mind, before seeing the actual town.

How to stay safe in the city. The most common form of theft in the region is pick pocketing. Take care of your personal items and be on the lookout for pickpockets. But in general apart from pickpocketing, Costa Del Sol is a safe city.

Having talked all about Costa Del Sol and prepared you for the holiday in the city. It is my wish that you will enjoy your stay there.


June 30, 2016

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