The Costa del Sol is the famous stretch of coast on the Spanish Mediterranean. The area is in the province of Malaga and is made up of the city of Malaga and a number of towns along the coast including Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, San Pedro de Alcantara, Estepona, Manilva, Casares, Rincon de la Victoria, Nerja, Frigilana and Torrox. The area is famous for its many miles of golden sandy beaches and a warm climate which are very popular with tourists which come from all over Europe and further afield to enjoy the delights of the area. So whether you are looking for a golf holiday teeing off on any of the fifty golf courses in the area, or to sun yourself along any of the beaches along the 150kms of coastline, or a bit of glitz and glamour in Marbella or Porto Banus.
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Car hire from Malaga airport is one of the very best ways of getting around the Costa del Sol. Unless you are getting to you hotel or resort as part of a package tour, then go for a hire car. You can pick up a pre-booked hire car quickly and then get on the road to your destination, and anywhere along the coast is an easy drive. Or you always get a hire car the resort or resort town nearby if you only want a car during your stay. Remember when booking a hire car for the Costa del Sol it is possible to pick up a hire car in one location and drop it back in another, so you are saving yourself time and effort. Car Booker compares the prices, deals and offers of all the main car hire supplier operating in Malaga and along the coast, getting you the best selection of cars and the very best car hire prices.
Most people travelling to the Costa del Sol fly into Malaga airport and head to their holiday town along the coast. In each town there is a great selection of beach and water oriented sports and activities including swimming, windsurfing, paddle boats, jet skis and even water parks in some towns or with a short drive in your hire car. From each town it is possible to organise great day trips out on a catamaran to local sites or you can go Dolphin watching. Each town has many restaurants, cafes, bars and most have a great nightlife selection with the upper price range for clubs being in Marbella and Porto Banus. If you want a day off the beach, consider doing a day trip to Gibraltar where you can visit the Saint Michael caves or meet the Barbary macaque monkeys or just stroll around the shops.
There is loads of exploring to do along the Costa del Sol, whether you want to keep to the coastline and drive to any number of the lovely villages and towns along the way, you have 150kms of coastline to explore and countless beaches to discover. You could make a day trip and discover the delights of the old town on Malaga and then drive an hour to the north and visit Ronda with its beautiful Plaza de Toros Maestranza, the bull fighting museum and the town square, and on the way you will pass over the El Tajo Gorge which goes under the Puente Neuveo Bridge and will give you spectacular views – be sure to bring a camera. In your hire car, you can make day trips in the Axaruqia region which is supposed to have the most beautiful villages in all of Spain.