Costa del Sol - Spain
Located in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, in the western most Mediterranean area, the Costa del Sol spans 161 kms of coastline in Málaga Province. The capital, Málaga City, is in right in the centre, being the hub of the communication network and dividing the Costa del Sol into two big areas: the east and the west. On the east part, Torre del Mar is about 35 kms from Málaga, which attracts mostly visitors from Spain; Torrox (46 kms), where there is one of the largest colonies of Germans who have chosen the Costa del Sol for their second homes; and Nerja (50 kms), the most popular municipality in the region, mainly because of its famous cave. The Western Costa del Sol is the more cosmopolitan. Its municipalities are Torremolinos (15 kms from Málaga City), Fuengirola (27 kms), Mijas (31 kms), Marbella (58 kms), Estepona (85 kms), and Manilva (97 kms). All these towns, from Nerja to Manilva, are connected by the Mediterranean highway. Málaga is the smallest province in Andaluzia. On the other hand it is the second province in Spain, after Teruel, in terms of complex orography, crossed by several mountain ranges. In spite of this, all population centres are well connected and easily accessed, even those nestled in the hills in the hinterland.
Coming to Costa del Sol is seeing beautiful landscapes, tasting delicious food, and experiencing the warmth of people. It's also discovering a rich cultural heritage, fabulous beaches and coastal sites, and charming hinterland villages. Located in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, in the western most Mediterranean area, the Costa del Sol spans 161 kms of coastline in Málaga Province. One of the reasons why the Costa del Sol has become a world-class travel destination is the Mediterranean climate. In the summer, temperatures rise to 30º C. Clear proof of the high quality of its infrastructure is Puerto Banús, one of the most emblematic spots in Marbella. Surrounded by exclusive housing developments, this famous marina each year welcomes some of the biggest and most luxurious yachts in the world.