The Costa del Sol deservedly enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Located in the province of Andalucia in the south of Spain, the ‘Sun Coast’ stretches for around 150 km, from Malaga to Gibraltar, taking in famous resorts such as Benalmádena, Fuengirola and Marbella.
International flights arrive and depart regularly from both Malaga and Gibraltar, making the area very accessible from the rest of Europe. Spain is widely considered to be one of the best year-round destinations for golfing holidays. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the Costa Del Sol boasts a fantastic climate, picturesque scenery, stunning golden sandy beaches, tranquil fishing ports and famous leisure marinas such as Puerto Banus, making it an ideal destination for a golf holiday or golfing break.
Add to this mix the excellent local cuisine, fascinating culture and vibrant nightlife, and it’s easy to see why the Costa del Sol is such a popular choice for golfing holidays and golf breaks. The provincial capital of Malaga offers visitors historic attractions such as the military fortress of the Alcazaba, built by the Moors in the 11th century, as well as fantastic shopping and dining experiences.
At the other end of the Costa del Sol is the geographical and political oddity of Gibraltar. With excursions to see the famous Barbary Apes, its abundant military history and spectacular views of the Costa del Sol and the north coast of Africa, it is well worth a visit while on holiday in this part of Spain. The great diversity of the Costa del Sol and Spain means that it has something to offer for just about everyone, with enough entertainment and variety to satisfy all types of holiday visitors.
The Mediterranean Sea is warm and safe and the backdrop of hills and high mountains shelter the coastline, creating an all year round micro climate which is perfect for golfing holidays or golf vacations in Spain. The Costa del Sol is known to many as the ‘Costa del Golf’ due to the outstanding choice of luxury golf courses set along the coast. With over 50 to choose from, many golfers keep returning year after year to experience them all.
When having a break from playing golf, visitors to the Costa del Sol will appreciate tasting the exquisite local wines and dining in fine restaurants serving the freshest locally caught seafood. The Costa del Sol is one of the most developed parts of the Spanish coast and many towns are modern with outstanding facilities, whilst there are still many Moorish towns and traditional Andalucian whitewashed villages perched on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada where one can experience typical Spanish Flamenco dancing and bullfights.