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.

Where to stay near Costa del Sol?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 17,867 holiday rentals near Costa del Sol. From 3,086 Villas to 2,514 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Costa del Sol for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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 HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Province of Seville: 2,500 holiday rentals
  • Province of Granada: 5,812 holiday rentals
  • Marbella: 7,722 holiday rentals
  • Málaga: 13,471 holiday rentals
  • Nerja: 3,652 holiday rentals

HomeAway 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: 7,722 holiday homes
  • Málaga: 13,471 holiday homes
  • Nerja: 3,652 holiday homes
  • El Faro: 4,997 holiday homes
  • Mijas: 6,979 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?

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

  • Cabopino Beach: 2,654 holiday rentals
  • Estepona Golf: 4,765 holiday rentals
  • Torremolinos (UTL-Torremolinos Train Station): 8,639 holiday rentals
  • Burriana Beach: 4,258 holiday rentals
  • Playa de Calahonda: 9,312 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Costa del Sol listed on HomeAway 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
7,722 holiday rentals
Málaga
13,471 holiday rentals
Nerja
3,652 holiday rentals
El Faro
4,997 holiday rentals
Mijas
6,979 holiday rentals
Estepona
4,743 holiday rentals
Antequera
653 holiday rentals
Ronda
618 holiday rentals
Torremolinos
5,877 holiday rentals
Torrox
3,264 holiday rentals
Frigiliana
3,263 holiday rentals
Coín
2,936 holiday rentals
Gaucín
1,353 holiday rentals
Monda
4,806 holiday rentals
Olvera
274 holiday rentals
Benahavís
2,674 holiday rentals
Canillas de Aceituno
1,395 holiday rentals
Jerez
1,243 holiday rentals
Casares
2,298 holiday rentals
Grazalema
572 holiday rentals