The Costa del Sol in Spain is one of the best-known tourist destinations in the world. This mountainous region of Spanish Andalusia was the first vacation hotspot in Spain and it has a long history, spanning a variety of cultures. So when you visit the Costa del Sol you will appreciate a rich and diverse history in one compact region.
Originally settled by the Marquis de Ivanrey and his family following the Spanish Civil War, Marbella is now the playground of the rich and famous. Some of the fascinating places to visit along the coastline are Gibraltar, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Benalmádena, and Malaga. You can spend time relaxing and sunbathing in the Costa del Sol resorts, or exploring the villages and their surroundings to discover more about the region.
Ronda and Granada are within reach if you decide to take a road trip, although Granada in the heat of summer can be difficult due to crowds of tourists. When you take time to explore the towns of the Costa del Sol you will discover the original fishing villages and will learn just how the region became so popular with tourists.
Tivoli World is a charming theme park in Benalmádena. It is safe for kids to visit and is open until late in the evening. The bullring in Ronda is one of the oldest bull rings in Spain, and it is where the tradition of fighting bulls on foot originated in the year 1785.
You can learn much more about the fascinating history of the Costa del Sol and its surrounding Costas, the Costa de la Luz and the Costa Tropical, when you take time to fully explore the regions. Your vacation accommodation can be customized to suit your holiday needs. Book cheap sleeps, luxury rentals, or a mix-and-match of holiday rentals and enjoy your vacation to the full.