The Costa del Sol is famous for its miles of golden sandy beaches and its lovely warm climate which lends itself to dining outdoors, sunning yourself on the beach and relaxing in style. With over 150kms of beaches stretching along the Mediterranean coastline in southern Spain. Whether you want relaxation on the beach, trendy nightclubs or to go celeb spotting in Puerto Banus and Marbella or time on the one of the fifty golf courses in the area, the Costa del Sol is for you. And for those of you wanting a little more adventure, there are amazing national parks a short drive to inland where you can hike, go horse-riding or spend a day at an aqua park to satisfy the adrenaline junkie in you.
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Having a rental car in the Costa del Sol is a great way to explore the area. Some people arrive with package holidays and are brought directly to their resort, however, if you are making your own way to your destination, then we advise a rental car. Public transport can be slow and costly, whereas with your pre-booked rental car, you can just rock up to rental desk at the airport, get your car and away you go. Or if you can always get a rental car in the resort town nearest you if you only want a car during your holiday. Either way, Car Booker will compare all the up to date prices and offers ensuring that you get the best deal on your car rental in the Costa del Sol, saving you up to 30%.
Most people land in Malaga airport and then head to their resort town. Depending on where you are there are a variety of activities to keep you busy and smiling on your holidays. All along the coast line, in each town, you will find great watersport activities, windsurfing, paddle boats, jet skis, water parks, mini golf courses. You can go out on a boat or a catamaran for a day, often Dolphin watching or on a fishing trip. There is usually a great selection of restaurants and bars on offer in each resort to help you enjoy the nightlife. You could also go on a day trip to Gibraltar where you can visit the Saint Michael caves or meet the Barbary macaque monkeys or stroll around the shops.
Driving in the Costa Del Sol gives you 150kms of coastline to explore with beautiful beach, small fishing villages, larger resorts and attractions all over. Ronda is a lovely day trip only an hour north of Marbella with the Plaza de Toros Maestranza, the bull fighting museum and the town square. En route you will see the El Tajo Gorge under the Puente Neuvo Bridge. For day trips, head to the Axaruqia region for the most beautiful villages in Spain. Visit Malaga city, for the Picasso Museum and eat out by the port. Head further east of Malaga city to the less touristy side of the Costa and find Nerja, which is growing in popularity and is also home to the Nerja Caves.