The Costa del Sol translates to ‘Sun Coast’ and is located on the stunning southern coast of Spain. From sunshine to amazing beaches, it’s no wonder people flock there every year to enjoy a well-deserved break. The Costa del Sol is full of amazing destinations all unique in their own way. Whether you’re enjoying the historic Malaga or the more glamorous Marbella there is something for everyone! But how do you pick just one? Here are some of the best places to visit in Costa del Sol…


Malaga the vibrant capital is full of history, culture and also many activities. This makes it one of the best places to visit in Costa del Sol with its unique blend of city and sun!

Picasso Museum

As Malaga is the birthplace of Picasso you can even visit a Picasso dedicated museum! Admire Picasso’s most famous cubist art in a beautiful 16th-century palace in the historic centre.

Alcazaba and Gibralfaro Castle

Explore the fortress of Alcazaba and the Gibralfaro Castle, two historic landmarks located in the centre. This stunning fortress has detailed architecture, lush gardens and amazing views of the city and the ocean. The castle dates to the 14th century and once served as a defensive fortress. The climb to the top is rewarded with a beautiful view of the Mediterranean and surrounding countryside.


Relax at La Malagueta Beach conveniently located near the city centre. This is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle. Or take it easy and head to the beach in Pedregalejo a charming neighbourhood just a short 30 minutes’ walk from the city centre. Swim, sunbathe or enjoy some delicious seafood!

sunset at a beach in Malaga in the costa del sol


Benalmadena is one of the best places to visit in the Costa del Sol as its located along the coast with 10km of golden beaches. With its beautiful beaches and many activities this area is extremely popular with families. There are three main areas:


Benalmadena costa refers to the coastal area with its stunning beaches. Visitors flock here to enjoy the sun, try out water sports and visit some of the main attractions such as Selwo Marina.

Puerto Marina

In Puerto Marina, you’ll see what life under the sea is like in The Sea Life Centre a popular attraction! Take a stroll around the stunning marina and admire the luxury yachts or enjoy some delicious food at a waterfront restaurant. As the sun sets, Puerto Marina comes alive with its vibrant nightlife scene where you can enjoy cocktails at waterfront bars or dance the night away in a club!


Benalmadena Pueblo is a charming old town nestled in the hills overlooking the Mediterranean. It has quaint buildings with white-washed walls and amazing architecture that will give you the real feel of a traditional Andalusian village! Visit Colmares Castle which is said to be the smallest chapel in the world. Or head to Arroyo de la Miel and visit the famous Tivoli World theme park for a day of fun in the sun!

 A beach in Benalmadena with blue skies


Torremolinos is the original sun holiday destination in Spain. It has a variety of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. People often say it’s the best place to visit in the Costa del Sol.

Los Alamos beach

Torremolinos is known for its beautiful beaches with golden sands and clear waters. Los Alamos beach, a Blue Flag beach, is the ideal place for a beach day to relax or enjoy some water sports.


Two of the biggest attractions in Torremolinos are Aqualand, the biggest water park in the region, and Crocodile Park where you can see the largest croc in Europe! Enjoy a day at the waterpark with slides, pools, and something for all ages. At the Crocodile Park learn about these fascinating creatures, watch feeding demonstrations, and even hold a baby crocodile!

The Carihuela area

Make sure to check out The Carihuela area which borders Torremolinos as well as Benalmadena. If you love shopping, cocktails and beach days this Is the place for you! Its boutique shops and affordable cocktails make for an excellent day out.

Beach in Torremolinos along the Costa del Sol


Nerja is a picturesque village sitting atop a cliff, with whitewashed buildings and beautiful flowers on every corner. There is so much to see and do here it’s a must visit for your holiday in Costa del Sol!

Burriana Beach

Burriana beach is the best place to relax and take a swim in the beautiful Mediterranean. It also has many water sport activities as well as beachfront restaurants with a great atmosphere.

Caves of Nerja

Don’t leave Nerja without exploring its famous caves that are 5 million years old. Explore the caves with a free tour of the stunning rock formations, ancient cave paintings, and one of the world’s tallest stalagmites.

Balcony of Europe

Visit the Balcony of Europe an iconic promenade that has amazing views of the coastline. This is the ideal spot for a stroll to enjoy the sunshine and admire the views.

A sandy beach in Nerja


Marbella is the ultimate place of luxury, for pampering yourself and treating yourself to some 5* service. With fabulous accommodation options, beautiful bars and restaurants and a vibrant nightlife, it’s considered to be one of the best places to visit in Costa del Sol.

The Old Town

Explore the stunning old town, wander the cobble stone streets and shop in the boutiques. Make sure to check out the beautiful square lined with orange trees and historic buildings.

Puerto Banus

Visit the neighbouring Puerto Banus, a stunning marina. Admire the luxurious yachts, visit designer boutiques and dine in one of the many upscale restaurants. Simply take a stroll along the waterfront and take in all the luxury.

Delicious Food

Marbella is the ultimate foodie spot and the best place to sample traditional dishes with delicious Mediterranean flavours. Dine at a diverse range of tapas bars and restaurants. Try fresh seafood, traditional tapas, and traditional dishes paired with local wines and sangria.

Boats docked at a marina in Marbella

Where will you visit in the Costa del Sol?

Whether you’re looking for a family friendly beach holiday in Benalmadena, a city and sun holiday in the historic Malaga, or a few days of luxury in Marbella, there is something for everyone! Above all you are guaranteed to have the best time and create wonderful memories with holidays in Costa del Sol. Book your holiday package today and find all the details you will need on our website!