Costa Del Sol also known as “Sun coast of Europe” receives 300 days of sunshine with nights too are given over to typically Spanish merriment that continues until the dawn. It receives million of visitors each year with more than 400,000 expats who calls the coast as their second home, Everyone has their own list and we have list of top towns of Costa Del sol.
1. Marbella – The 15th-century Plaza de los Naranjos is the heart of the old town of Marbella, Spain’s most expensive resort. Nearby Puerto Banús is the town’s glittering marina (right),where you canadmire the fabulous yachts and breathe the same air as thesuper-rich.
2.Mijas – Come here for the views of the coast, as well as the maze of old Moorish streets filled with charming shops in the numerous tiny squares.
3.Estepona – The first major resort on this coast is an excellent quieter choice, with 19 km (12 miles) of beach . In the casco antiguo (old town), Plaza Las Flores retains considerable charm.
4. Fuengirola – This large resort is the most family-orientated, with a good beach and a recently re-modelled seafront promenade. There is a restored 10th-century Moorish castle overlooking the town.
5. Nerja – No high-rises here; Nerja is all white-washed good taste, surmounting attractive, verdant cliffs with quiet pebble beach coves below.
6. Vélez-Málaga – The old quarter of this market town (below) has beautiful Mudéjar features. An annual flamenco guitar competition is held here every July.
7. Málaga – Málaga is mostly a transit point for the average visitor and thus remains very Spanish in character. Andalucía’s second largest city has an interesting historic district dominated by a vast 8th-century fortress and the ruins of the 14th-century Castillo de Gibralfaro
8.Torremolinos – Torre de los Molinos (Tower of the Windmills) refers to a Moorish watchtower that was at one time surrounded by 19 flourmills. The ancient Torre Vigia is still here, but surrounding it now is a big, brash and trashily modern resort that is the quintessence of inexpensive fun
9.Benalmádena – This resort comes in three parts: the old town inland; the beach and port area; and Arroyo de la Miel, a lively suburb.
10.Torre del Mar – This resort is favored by Spanish families, so is less tawdry than others to the west. The tree-lined seafront promenade is part of a recent attempt to prettify facilities.
Author: Caroline Garcia , Holiday Accommodations Malaga