The Costa del Sol
Spain's gateway to
Marocco - Algeciras
Stretching nearly to Gibraltar, Algeciras has long been an important port in Spain.
Antequera - Ancient
city of Andalucia
Antequera is situated centrally to most of the other Andalucian cities, and is an excellent alternative to Malaga for flights.
Sol Inland - Tiny Andalusian villages
Inland Costa del Sol offers a number of excellent destinations.
Three towns of Mijas
Mijas is more like three towns than one: Mijas Pueblo has the character of one of the Andalucian Pueblos Blancos, high in the mountains and whitewashed. Las Lagunas is the modern and commercial section of the town.
Málaga - City of flowers
Malaga is the home of Pablo Picasso (it seems like everyone claims Pablo Picasso) and the beautiful Antonio Banderas, also known as Zorro and Puss in Boots.
at Puerto Banús
Just west of Marbella is Puerto Banus, and this is the place to be if you're an heir or heiress to a large fortune, or just wish that you were.
Faces of Tarifa
Tarifa has long been known as a culturally-blended town, through all its incarnations: frontier fortress, fishing village, trendy tourist town.
and the perfect beaches of the Costa Tropical
The Costa Tropical, not as well-known as the Costa del Sol to the West, is also less crowded and just as idyllic. It's in Granada Province, and much closer to sights like the Alhambra than many places along the Costa del Sol.
Torremolinos - The first
Torremolinos was the first resort of the Costa del Sol developed into a tourist haven, but it fell into disrepair and disrepute over the years.
The cave homes of Almeria
Almeria is both a province and a city in Spain sandwiched between Granada and Murcia. On the inland side you can find Little Hollywood and Yucca City near Tabernas, both sets of numerous spaghetti westerns like Fistful of Dollars.
Paradise - Estepona's
Estepona is white against the sparkling Mediterranean, and is backed by Gibraltar on the horizon. Behind the Rock you can see the African mountains. In such a place, you are guaranteed beautiful views.
Marbella - St.
Tropez of the Costa del Sol
Sandwiched between Malaga and Gibraltar beneath the Sierra Blanca is Marbela, one of the largest and most important beach resorts of the Costa del Sol. It's an excellent spot for watersports and golf.
Moorish town of Mojácar
Mojacar is the most Moorish of Andalucia's places. It holds a strategic -- and beautiful -- position high on a hill overlooking the lands around, and as a result has long been settled by civilization after civilization.
Nerja - Unspoiled coastal
On the eastern tip of the Costa del Sol, the sleepy fishing village Nerja has been transformed into a bustling tourist mecca, with sixteen kilometers of beach on powder sand and crystal waters. Water skiing, scuba diving, and sailing are common pastimes.
Divided town of Ronda
A deep river gorge divides the town of Ronda in two parts: the medieval and the 18th century sections.
The Costa del Sol - Spanish
The mild climate and beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol have made it Spain's most popular tourist destination, and it's therefore the most developed region of the Spanish coast.
- White villages of Andalucia
Andalucia's Pueblos Blancos are a series of little white towns scattered throughout the Sierra de Cadiz hills, with dense pine groves and cork tree forests giving way to fortified villages and beautiful castles that long ago were scattered across the frontier of the Christian and Moor conflict.