Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Costa del Sol

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Costa del Sol. Well known for its restaurants, shopping and sporting events, this romantic city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions like Malaga Cathedral and Malaga Amphitheatre. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Costa del Sol

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Costa del Sol has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Benalmadena Cable Car (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Tivoli World (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Selwo Marina (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Benalmadena Golf (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Sea-Life (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Torrequebrada Golf Club (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Costa del Sol

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 86°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Costa del Sol

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Costa del Sol is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Paloma Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Playa de Santa Ana (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Malapesquera Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Playa de Bil Bil (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Arroyo de la Miel Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • El Saltillo Beach (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Costa del Sol

The nearest airport is in Malaga (AGP), located 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Gibraltar (GIB), which is 55 mi (88.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, El Pinillo Station, Torremolinos Station and Fuengirola Boliches Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of Costa del Sol by jumping on the metro at Palaciio de los Deportes Station, Puerta Blanca Station or La Luz - La Paz Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Costa del Sol?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 18,840 house rentals around Costa del Sol. From 3,210 Villas to 11,815 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Costa del Sol is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Costa del Sol?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Costa del Sol. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Estepona: 4,878 vacation rentals
  • Mijas: 7,268 vacation rentals
  • Nerja: 3,918 vacation rentals
  • Torremolinos: 6,302 vacation rentals
  • Málaga: 14,354 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Costa del Sol! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Costa del Sol?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Costa del Sol:

  • Estepona: 4,878 rentals
  • Mijas: 7,268 rentals
  • Nerja: 3,918 rentals
  • Torremolinos: 6,302 rentals
  • Málaga: 14,354 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Costa del Sol?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Costa del Sol. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Torremolinos Synagogue: 9,059 vacation homes
  • Nerja Beach: 2,450 vacation homes
  • Torremolinos (UTL-Torremolinos Train Station): 9,017 vacation homes
  • Benalmadena Marina: 9,130 vacation homes
  • Estepona Golf: 4,941 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Costa del Sol listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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