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Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Costa del Sol

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Costa del Sol. Well known for its restaurants, shopping and sporting events, this romantic city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions such as Malaga Cathedral and Malaga Amphitheatre. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Costa del Sol

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Costa del Sol has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Benalmadena Cable Car (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Tivoli World (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Selwo Marina (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Benalmadena Golf (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Sea-Life (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Torrequebrada Golf Club (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Costa del Sol

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Costa del Sol

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Costa del Sol is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Paloma Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Playa de Santa Ana (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Malapesquera Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Playa de Bil Bil (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Arroyo de la Miel Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • El Saltillo Beach (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Costa del Sol

The nearest airport is in Malaga (AGP), located 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Gibraltar (GIB), which is 55 mi (88.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, El Pinillo Station, Torremolinos Station and Fuengirola Boliches Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of Costa del Sol by jumping on the metro at Palaciio de los Deportes Station, Puerta Blanca Station or La Luz - La Paz Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Costa del Sol?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 19,022 holiday rentals around Costa del Sol. From 3,141 villas to 2,812 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Costa del Sol is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Costa del Sol?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Costa del Sol. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Marbella: 7,560 holiday rentals
  • Province of Granada: 6,559 holiday rentals
  • Periana: 696 holiday rentals
  • Estepona: 4,744 holiday rentals
  • Arcos de la Frontera: 266 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Costa del Sol! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Costa del Sol?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Costa del Sol with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Marbella: 7,560 holiday homes
  • Periana: 696 holiday homes
  • Estepona: 4,744 holiday homes
  • Arcos de la Frontera: 266 holiday homes
  • San Roque: 1,586 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Costa del Sol?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Costa del Sol. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Castle of Lizar: 4,829 holiday rentals
  • Cabopino Beach: 2,505 holiday rentals
  • Castillo de San Miguel: 4,160 holiday rentals
  • Dolmen Cerro de la Corona: 6,466 holiday rentals
  • Estepona Beach: 1,733 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Costa del Sol listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Costa del Sol

Marbella
7,560 holiday rentals
Periana
696 holiday rentals
Estepona
4,744 holiday rentals
Arcos de la Frontera
266 holiday rentals
San Roque
1,586 holiday rentals
Benalmádena
5,619 holiday rentals
Nerja
3,969 holiday rentals
Mijas
7,236 holiday rentals
Gaucín
1,497 holiday rentals
Fuengirola
6,117 holiday rentals
Tarifa
783 holiday rentals
Jerez de la Frontera
1,394 holiday rentals
Antequera
822 holiday rentals
Benahavís
2,594 holiday rentals
Manilva
1,764 holiday rentals
Alhaurín de la Torre
679 holiday rentals
Ronda
839 holiday rentals
Cómpeta
1,220 holiday rentals
Alcaucín
1,121 holiday rentals
Viñuela
296 holiday rentals