Roughly translated as the "Sunny Coast", the Costa del Sol is a region in the south of Spain spanning a stretch of Mediterranean coastline from Nerja in the east to San Pedro in the west.
It is one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations comprising of some well known package holiday resorts including Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Puerto Banus, Marbella and the capital; Malaga.
The beaches are shallow and sandy and are ideal for children making it popular for family holidays. The younger generation are drawn to the resorts of Puerto Banus and Benalmadena where the bars and clubs don't start to come alive until around midnight. For those looking for sightseeing opportunities there are numerous excursions on offer including the caves at Nerja and day trips to Gibraltar.
Visitors to the Costa del Sol arriving by plane land at Malaga Airport which is located just outside Malaga city centre.