OVERVIEW

The Costa del Sol is a glorious stretch of Mediterranean coastline spanning 161 kilometres which forms part of the Malaga province in Southern Spain. It is the mild climate and the sunny days which give this stretch this name and in fact attracts several nationalities not only as tourists, but also for long term residences – especially the Germans and the English.

The western part of the Costa del Sol i.e. West of Malaga city (primary gateway and centre) is the region that attracts most tourists and it is here that some of the best resorts, accommodation, dining and entertainment options are concentrated. Marbella and Estepona are two of the most tourist friendly towns along this coast, with Marbella also adjoining Puerta Banus, a glitzy and glamorous marina reminiscent of Monte Carlo with fabulous private yachts docked there.

The Costa del Sol is also known as Costa del Golf as quite simply, there is a fabulous array of golf courses to play and celebrate the game in. Valderrama, San Roque, Sotogrande, Finca Cortesin and La Reserva, are the big names that crown this rich golfing landscape, which should be explored by any golfer with the slightest genuine interest in the game.

BEST TIME TO GOLF IN COSTA DEL SOL: With regards to the golfing region in the South of Spain such as the Costa Del Sol & Valencia, the place is good for golf year round as the southern coast is warmer than the other cities up north. It can however get quite hot in July & August in the Costa Del Sol area.

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THINGS TO DO

  • Enjoy the beaches of the Costa Del Sol region, south of Spain
  • Visit the Alhambra in Granada
  • Stroll down the very quaint streets of Seville
  • Enjoy a dinner with a Flamenco dance performance
  • If you are brave enough, join the bull fights in Seville

USEFUL INFO

GETTING THERE: The main cities in Spain such as Barcelona & Madrid have good international flight connections. If you wish to travel to other areas such as the Costa Del Sol area, it is best to take a flight to Malaga which is a far away from Marbella.

By Road & Rail: There are good trains connections between the various popular cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Granada, etc.

You can also reach Marbella in the Costa Del Sol region (the south of Spain) by taking a train to Malaga. Once you are in the Costa Del Sol region, hiring a car to get around is the best way to see the cities and surrounding attractions. 

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VISA: Most visitors need a visa to enter Spain. Spain is part of the Schengen States &  therefore, when you receive the Schengen Visa from the Spain Embassy or already have a Schengen Visa from another member country, you will be able to freely transit and visit any of the member countries like Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic and so on. For more on the Schengen visa, Click here.