If it’s a beach holiday you’re after, the Costa del Sol doesn’t fall short. Abundant year-round sunshine attracts families and couples to the area’s stylish resort hotels beside the Mediterranean Sea, while the rich and famous flock to their super yachts in Marbella and Puerto Banus, where a sophisticated dining scene and cosmopolitan nightlife await.
Beyond the sun-soaked beaches, there are many whitewashed villages to explore for a taste of real Spain. Estepona’s charming old town is well worth a visit for a stroll along the wide promenade. Also within driving distance of the coast is the historic mountaintop town of Ronda, home to a mixture of architecture from its Roman and Moorish occupancy, along with high-quality dry red wines. Malaga is one of the oldest wine making regions in Spain and is renowned for its sweet fortified varieties made from moscatel grapes.
El Caminito del Rey (The Kings Walkway) was once known as “the most dangerous path in the world” and remains popular with thrill-seeking rock climbers today. Situated in the province of Malaga, it has been recently restored to ensure safety but still provides a challenging hike with a huge adrenaline hit. Back by the shore, take your pick from numerous world-class golf courses or head into the inviting Mediterranean Sea to try your hand at the numerous water sports on offer.