Costa del Sol.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

The Costa del Sol (literally “sun coast”, map) is a long stretch of Mediterranean coastline in the Andalucia region. It one of the most important tourist areas in Spain, drawing northern Europeans and Spaniards for its beaches, beautiful weather, and relaxed attitude.

103 towns and villages. 103 ways of travelling. Sun, culture, nature, gastronomy, history, tradition, avant-garde, luxury… The province of Málaga and the Costa del Sol are home to all the landscapes you can imagine, a diversity of contrasts, and a virtually endless travel offer.

The region has no official limit, but it is generally accepted that the Costa del Sol stretches from the municipality of La Línea de la Concepción (map) in the west to Nerja (map) in the east, spanning around 150 km of coastline.

The Costa del Sol includes the city of Málaga and also the towns of Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, San Pedro de Alcántara, Estepona, *Manilva, Casares, Rincón de la Victoria, Vélez-Málaga, Nerja, *Frigiliana and Torrox.

The busiest place is definitely in Malaga. The largest city on the Costa del Sol, Málaga has a typical Mediterranean climate and is also known as the birthplace of the artist Picasso.

*Elviria (map) — a low-density residential area surrounded by a UNESCO biosphere reserve called La Sierra de las Nieves. It is a ten-minute drive from the centre of Marbella, is close to the many amenities of the bustling town of Marbella (map).

The most famous buildings from the Moorish period can be seen in Málaga. The *Alkazaba (map) and the Castillo de Gibralfaro (map) date from the Moorish period. Both can be visited and guided tours are offered. The buildings testify to the great prosperity of the city in the Moorish times.

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

High-speed trains serve the coastal region and inland areas, the AVE service reaches the Málaga-María Zambrano railway station in 2 hours and 46 minutes from Madrid.

Always check whether the bus or the train is more convenient. The least expensive way to get around most parts of Spain is by bus.

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting around Spain (spain.info)

BUS: One of the largest bus companies in Spain is ALSA, which covers most of the country with its extensive network of bus routes. Other popular bus companies include Avanza, Empresa Plana, and Socibus / Secorbus. You can also see what is all available on Movelia.es.

TRAIN: The main train operator is RENFE, including AVE (Spanish high speed train) or Talgo intercity services. (*Rail travel in Europe)

AIRPORT: Information about Spanish airports ⇒ aena.es.

FERRY: Baleària • Grimaldi LinesTrasmediterranea. + Spain’s main sea connections (spain.info)

COSTA DEL SOL 7 PLACES TO VISIT.

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

When you need visas and entry requirements. Types of visas and where to get them. Visa for international digital nomads.

Renfe.com

Renfe is the national railway company of Spain, and their website offers information about train schedules, routes, and fares.

alsa.com

Alsa is the leading bus operator in the Spanish. ‘We reached hundreds of destinations, some of which you cannot imagine.’

www.thelocal.es: The Local is an English-language news site that covers Spain and other countries in Europe. Their website offers information about current events, culture, and lifestyle in Spain, as well as travel tips and advice.

www.spain-holiday.com: This website offers a wide selection of holiday rentals in Spain, from apartments and villas to farmhouses and beach houses. You can search for rentals by location, amenities, and price, and read reviews from other travelers.

Food & Wine

www.foodswinesfromspain.com: This is the official website of Spain’s food and wine industry, and it offers information about the country’s culinary traditions, as well as recipes, food events, and product information.

www.spanishsabores.com: Welcome to Spanish Sabores, your place to discover simple Spanish recipes the whole family will love.

esmadrid.com | Food and Drink is a section of the official tourism board’s website that offers information about Madrid’s gastronomic scene, including top restaurants, markets, and food tours.