Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Costa del Sol

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Costa del Sol. Well known for its restaurants, shopping and sporting events, this romantic city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions like Malaga Cathedral and Malaga Amphitheatre. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Costa del Sol

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Costa del Sol has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Benalmadena Cable Car (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Tivoli World (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Selwo Marina (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Benalmadena Golf (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Sea-Life (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Torrequebrada Golf Club (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Costa del Sol

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 86°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Costa del Sol

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Costa del Sol is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Paloma Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Playa de Santa Ana (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Malapesquera Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Playa de Bil Bil (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Arroyo de la Miel Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • El Saltillo Beach (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Costa del Sol

The nearest airport is in Malaga (AGP), located 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Gibraltar (GIB), which is 55 mi (88.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, El Pinillo Station, Torremolinos Station and Fuengirola Boliches Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of Costa del Sol by jumping on the metro at Palaciio de los Deportes Station, Puerta Blanca Station or La Luz - La Paz Station.

Where to stay around Costa del Sol?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 16,191 holiday lettings near Costa del Sol. From 2,982 Villas to 2,262 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Costa del Sol is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Costa del Sol?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Costa del Sol. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Carib Playa: 248 holiday homes
  • Nerja: 3,486 holiday homes
  • Province of Seville: 2,290 holiday homes
  • Marbella: 6,736 holiday homes
  • Arenas: 1,536 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Costa del Sol! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Costa del Sol?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Costa del Sol with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Nerja: 3,486 holiday lettings
  • Marbella: 6,736 holiday lettings
  • Arenas: 1,536 holiday lettings
  • Caleta de Vélez: 1,949 holiday lettings
  • Jerez: 1,142 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Explore destinations around Costa del Sol

Nerja
3,486 holiday rentals
Marbella
6,736 holiday rentals
Arenas
1,536 holiday rentals
Caleta de Vélez
1,949 holiday rentals
Jerez
1,142 holiday rentals
Antequera
626 holiday rentals
Utrera
68 holiday rentals
Arcos de la Frontera
198 holiday rentals
Alcalá de los Gazules
113 holiday rentals
Ronda
582 holiday rentals
Loja
444 holiday rentals
Morón de la Frontera
65 holiday rentals
Alhama de Granada
3,161 holiday rentals
Tarifa
684 holiday rentals
Málaga
12,214 holiday rentals
Jimena de la Frontera
1,251 holiday rentals
Los Barrios
605 holiday rentals
San José del Valle
223 holiday rentals
Villamartin
185 holiday rentals
Arahal
25 holiday rentals