The Costa del Sol is a region of Andalusia, in the province of Malaga, which extends for about 150 km along the Mediterranean coast between Estepona and Nerja. This coastal area of Andalusia is one of the most important tourist areas in all of Spain. The Costa del Sol is closed to the north by the mountains of the Penibético System which run parallel to the coast.
To the east are the mountains of the Sierra de Almijara and those of the Sierra de Tejeda which with Mount La Maroma exceeds two thousand meters in height (2,066 meters). Going west the mountains that crown the coast drop to heights varying between 1,000 and 1,500 meters. In this area are the Montes de Malaga (1,030 meters), the Sierra de Mijas (1,150 meters), the Sierra Alpujata (1,074 meters), the Sierra Blanca (1,275 meters) and the Sierra Bermeja (1,449 meters).
A COAST WITH A GREAT VARIETY OF LANDSCAPES BUT DETURPED BY THE BUILDINGS
The Costa del Sol looks like a narrow strip of land between the mountains and the sea with a great variety of landscapes. There are cliffs, gulfs and vast sandy beaches. The coast is a succession of urban centers that stretch along its entire length. So from an environmental point of view the coastal landscape is almost completely disfigured by the villainous constructions of the last decades. There are few exceptions, the only one worthy of note is the stretch of coast of the cliffs of Maro (Paraje Natural Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo) between Nerja and Almuñécar. This coastal stretch is located in part in the Costa Tropical, and is made up of a coast with rocky cliffs and small beaches that are difficult to access.
The Costa del Sol is a fantastic tourist destination, one of the most important in Spain. Blessed with a mild climate all year round, it has some of the best equipped beaches in Europe and an amazing nightlife. The Costa del Sol offers numerous accommodation options, there are many splendid hotels located right on the seafront, two-star to five-star accommodations, which can be suitable for all price and range needs.
The Costa del Sol has many tourist attractions that allow you to guarantee fantastic holidays. The attractions range from historic villages such as Mijas and Ronda, to the ruins of Bobastro, to move on to the incredible nightlife, shops and sandy beaches of the most famous places such as Marbella, Malaga, Estepona, Torremolinos, Puerto Banús, Fuengirola, Benalmádena and Nerja.
HOW TO GET
To reach this area of Spain the nearest airport is Malaga.