The Costa del Sol is located between Malaga and Gibraltar, the southest part of Spain along the mediterranean sea with ca.180 kms.
Costa del Sol is also called by some people ” The Florida of Europe” because of the micro climate. This part of Spain enjoyes 320 days of sun with an average temperature of 19 degrees. The capital town is Malaga with the airport of this region and lots of moorish culture like castles. Another highlight is the famous yachting port of Marbella “Puerto Banus”, where hundreds of luxury yachts and boutiques are located. Famous also for the nightlife.
Worth seeing is as well the port of one of the popularest villages on the coast, Benalmadena. Around the port are built up in the last 15 years luxury apartment complexes. Very stylish.
South-west of Marbella there is well established the be spoken ” New golden Mile “. Its because of the concentration of most luxury urbanisations and new 5-star hotels like Kempinski Hotel, Ritz Carlton, Intercontinental, Villa Padeirna, Las Dunas Hotel, Marriott Hotel. Starts from Guadalmina to Estepona east.
Gibraltar is only 50 kms away and the “Monkey rocks” of the English colony is visible from east Marbella villages and to the west.
The near Inland of the Costa del Sol got very popular in the last 15 years for property hunters, like Alhaurin el Grande, Coin or Cartama. Also because of the new highway from the airport Malaga to this region. For example Cartama is now reachable from airport Malaga in 20 minutes.