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 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)

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)

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 18,267 holiday lettings near Costa del Sol. From 3,027 Villas to 2,553 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:

  • Estepona: 4,869 holiday homes
  • Mijas: 7,108 holiday homes
  • Torrox: 3,289 holiday homes
  • Benalmádena: 5,514 holiday homes
  • Benahavís: 2,751 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:

  • Estepona: 4,869 holiday lettings
  • Mijas: 7,108 holiday lettings
  • Torrox: 3,289 holiday lettings
  • Benalmádena: 5,514 holiday lettings
  • Benahavís: 2,751 holiday lettings

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Costa del Sol?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Costa del Sol. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Real Club de Golf Las Brisas: 8,023 holiday rentals
  • Museo del Vino de Mijas: 10,102 holiday rentals
  • Plaza de la Merced: 7,218 holiday rentals
  • Puerto Banus Marina: 8,265 holiday rentals
  • Selwo Marina: 8,961 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Costa del Sol listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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