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General Information

The brilliant Costa del Sol is one of the most popular seaside playgrounds in all of Europe - and for good reason. Idyllic weather, phenomenal attractions and some of the best coastal scenery on the continent, let alone Spain, sets the entire area apart. A reputation as a first-class resort destination, with good nightlife, restaurants and entertainment, and the promise of a blissful stay in the sun draws millions every year to the south of Spain.

No town on the Costa del Sol has benefited more from the area's tranformation in the 20th century from a sleepy collection of villages to premier vacation spot than Marbella. The ritzy resort town of 100,000 is the Costa del Sol destination of choice for a more affluent brand of tourist, preferably one who enjoys world class golf. Though not as trendy with the rich and famous as it once was, Marbella is still the place don designer shades and park your yacht.

Marbella-Costa del Sol History

  • Villa Romana de Rio Verde – One of the most significant sites where many treasures have been found.
  • Marbella Vaults – What remains of the Roman baths, used for bathing and socialising many years ago.
  • Castle Walls – Part of a Moorish castle dating back to the 900s.
  • Basilica Vega del Mar – Key historical landmark was once a beautiful building that dates back to the 4th century.
  • Church of the Incarnation – This lovely church stands in the centre of Marbella, built in the early 1500s, and has been reconstructed over the years.

Marbella-Costa del Sol Art & Culture

  • Contemporary Engraving Museum – Features a fine collection of art.
  • Bonsai Museum – This unusual museum is home to a big collection of well-kept bonsai trees, landscaped areas and rock plantings.
  • Municipal Exposition Gallery – Features many rotating exhibits from Spanish and international artists.
  • Casa Grande – A new addition to Marbella’s galleries offering rotating exhibits and works by famous artists.
  • Museo Cortijo de Miraflores – Home to a collection of oil paintings from the 17th through 19th centuries.

Marbella-Costa del Sol Shopping

  • Bally – A wonderful place in Marbella with wonderful bags, shoes, and accessories.
  • Berdaguer –Specializes in contemporary fashions for men.
  • Cortefiel – A wonderful upscale fashion outlet that offers unique styles for men and women.
  • Springfield – This local company specializes in fashions for men with great quality.
  • Zara – Offers great fashions and designs for all at affordable prices.

Gay & Lesbian Marbella-Costa del Sol

  • Oscars – Found in the picturesque old town area of Marbella.
  • Platano Bar – Just one block away from the beach is one of the main nightlife clubs.
  • Boccacio Inn – A small place with a variety of music.
  • Ojo – A friendly little place that attracts locals and international visitors.
  • Soy Tu – A small, stylish joint with a friendly atmosphere, video screens and a small dance floor

Marbella-Costa del Sol Outdoor

  • Sierra de las Nieves – Offers ecotours that includes outdoor training and fun for all.
  • Cabopino Artola – One of the many lovely Marbella beaches found along the 27km coastline in the area.
  • Lagoland Mountain Lake Centre – Great outdoor events and activities, including lake tours, canoeing and more.
  • Marbella Port – Day cruises that take you to Gilbralter and set anchor on a quiet beach for swimming and other water sports.
  • San Pedro – The place to go for scuba diving off the coast.

Marbella-Costa del Sol Sport

  • Marbella is home to over 40 spectacular courses for golfers.
  • The Hipodromo Mijas Costa offers horse races, bars, restaurants, music and entertainment.
  • Marbella is also home to the famous ski resort of Sierra Nevada.
  • The Ascari Race Resort features a hypermodern circuit that weaves its way through the local area.
  • Marbella offers samples of the Andalucian culture, including bullfighting.

Attractions

  • Puerto Ban&uacute
  • Orange Square
  • Tivoli World
  • Aqualand Torremolinos
  • Beaches

Activities

  • Carnaval
  • Summer Fair
  • San Bernab&eacute Fiesta
  • Holy Week
  • International Movie Week

Restaurants

  • Messina
  • Sollun
  • La Escalera
  • Il Girasole
  • Zozoi

Nightlife

  • Suite
  • The Loft
  • Icon
  • Nikki Beach
  • Pangea

Climate

With enviable weather and a mean annual temperature that hovers around 20°C, the Costa del Sol is wildly popular as a vacation destination.

  • Winter (December to February) 7-17°
  • Spring (March to May) 9-24°
  • Summer (June to September) 17-30°
  • Fall (October to November) 11-24°

Hotels in Costa del Sol

258 hotels in Costa del Sol

1 Royal Oasis Club at Pueblo Quinta

3 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Avenida Garcia Lorca, 8 Map

Excellent location with warm and friendly atmosphere as well as good quality service is what Royal Oasis Club At Pueblo Quinta Resort has to offer you to make sure that you and your family have a... More

2 H10 Andalucia Plaza - Adults Only

4 stars
4.8 / 5 9 reviews

Urb.Nueva Andalucia S/N Map

H10 Andalucia Plaza Adults Only Hotel Marbella is an artistically refurbished hotel for tourists and business travellers desiring to stay in style on their trip to the Costa del Sol. With beaches... More

3 Los Amigos Beach Club

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

Urb Playamarina, Carretera de Cadiz km 204 Map

With well-furnished self-catering accommodations set close to the Spanish coast, Los Amigos Beach Club Apartments Costa Del Sol makes for an ideal destination for discerning travellers on a Costa... More

4 Sahara Sunset Club

3 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

Avenida Rocio Jurado s/n Map

Travel away from the bustle of urban living by booking a stay in the comfortable and inviting spaces of Sahara Sunset Club Apartments Benalmadena. Aside from enjoying various water activities at... More

5 Vincci Malaga Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

C/ Pacifico; n.- 44 Map

A friendly staff, contemporary accommodation and mesmerizing location await each customer at the Vincci Hotel Malaga every time they travel to the Malaga city for business or pleasure. ... More

6 Alanda Club Marbella

4 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

Ctra. de Cadiz, km 192 Map

Alanda Club Marbella is an elegant Mediterranean property offering cosmopolitan holidaymakers comfort and exclusivity while in the charming Costa del Sol. This Marbella complex is only metres to... More

7 Las Palmeras Hotel Fuengirola

4 stars
3.3 / 5

Paseo Martiimo s/n (facing the Marina) Map

Offering cosy accommodation in a beach front location, the Las Palmeras Hotel Fuengirola is an ideal choice for a pleasant vacation at Fuengirola. GeneralProviding a wide range of audio-visual and... More

8 Room Mate Larios Hotel Malaga

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Marques de Larios, 2 Map

The Room Mate Larios is the most emblematic hotel in Malaga and boasts an excellent location as well as fine services. GeneralThis is an independent boutique hotel in the heart of Malaga's... More

9 Villa de Laredo Hotel Fuengirola

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Paseo Maritimo Rey de Espana 42 Map

Villa De Laredo Hotel Costa Del Sol is a beachfront hotel and is placed in proximity to bars, restaurants, shops and nightlife. GeneralVilla De Laredo Hotel Costa Del Sol has a stylish swimming... More

10 Fuerte Miramar - Adult Only

4 stars
4.5 / 5

Avenida Severo Ochoa, 8 Map

Fuerte Miramar - Adult Only is popular with both business and leisure guests. This adult-only property is well-located in the heart of Marbella, overlooking the beach and close to excellent... More