On the sun-drenched Costa del Sol, infinite possibilities await ensuring repeat visits always beckon. As the country’s undisputed tourist hotspot, a magical combination of blue sea and reliably sunny weather make its gorgeous beaches a magnet for so many. The sun-kissed coastline provides 150km of beaches where tourists from all over the world flock to experience the joy of warm sand between their toes. And little wonder. From the rocky and beautiful Maro (Nerja) to the pristine dunes of Cabopino, through the bustling beaches of Torremolinos and Fuengirola … the Costa del Sol has stretches of sand for everyone.
Yet a few miles inland the contrast with the vibrant coast is striking; picturesque old towns, white-walled villages and raucous festivals offer a unique flavour of authentic Spanish culture. In wider-Andalucía, places such as Granada’s glorious Alhambra, and rock-hewn World Heritage sites, give a nod to Spain’s former Moorish rule.
GLITZ & GLAMOUR
On the opposite end of the spectrum, glitzy Puerto Banus, on Marbella’s golden mile, is home to designer shops and luxury boutiques, including D&G, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci, Dior and Emporio Armani – all found in a compact area surrounded by shiny yachts and chic bars.