What is the Costa del Sol?

In this post we present you Costa del Sol. But what is the Costa del Sol? The Costa del Sol is the southern coastal region of the province of Malaga. To the south of the Iberian Peninsula. The Costa del Sol is one of the most important tourist area in Spain. Because it hosts more than 17 million hotel overnight stays per year, according to data from 2009.

In addition, the Costa del Sol enjoys a very good climate. Because the average annual temperature is 19 °C. And also with more than 300 days of sunshine.

The international tourism boom began in the 1950s. Since then it has been a preferred destination for foreigners, mainly British, Germans, Scandinavians and French. That is why there has been a strong economic and demographic growth in this geographical area.

Today the region is a gigantic conurbation with more than 1,364,837 inhabitants.

One of the most important factors for this growth has been the Malaga International Airport. It receives almost all visitors and tourists. Also in Malaga Airport you can rent your car from our website to know the entire Costa del Sol.

The Costa del Sol is also The Costa del Golf


This region is also known as the Costa del Golf. Because it has the highest concentration of golf courses on the European continent. With 21 in the municipality of Marbella, 11 in Mijas, 10 in Estepona, 6 in Benahavís, 9 in San Roque, 3 in Málaga, 2 in Casares, Rincón de la Victoria and Benalmádena and 1 in Vélez-Málaga, Fuengirola, Nerja, Manilva.

To these are added those existing in inland towns such as Alhaurín el Grande, Alhaurín de la Torre and Antequera.

In addition to other attractions there are: Zoos, marinas, theaters of the first level, natural parks, conference centers …

Some of its symbols:

  • Espeto de Sardinas (Sardine Mirror)
  • Fried anchovies
  • Biznaga
  • The Cenachero

Weather in Costa del Sol

First of all the climate is Mediterranean. The summer is hot and dry and the winter is mild and humid. Rain falls mainly between November and May. Drought is present from June to September. Summer temperatures range from 20°C to 30°C and in winter from 5°C to 17°C. The west wind blows from the Atlantic Ocean across the Strait of Gibraltar to the Mediterranean Sea.

Cities and Towns:

  • Nerja
  • Torrox
  • Carob
  • Vélez Málaga and Torre del Mar
  • Victory Corner
  • Malaga
  • Torremolinos
  • Benalmadena
  • Mijas
  • Fuengirola
  • Marbella
  • Benahavis
  • Estepona
  • Manilva
  • San Roque
  • La Línea de la Concepción (Cádiz)

Finally don’t forget that a good car waiting for you when you arrive at the airport is essential to cover the entire cost line. And as we have already said you can rent your car at the airport on our website.

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