At HomeAway we have a brilliant assortment of Costa Del Sol villas, so you are sure to be able to find the place that’s right for you. This holiday region has wonderful beaches, numerous golf courses, vibrant nightlife and a great choice of things to do for families, including attractions like waterparks. Whether you’re seeking apartment or villa accommodation; right on the beachfront or close to golf courses, you’ll have no trouble narrowing down your hunt. Many rentals offer plenty of outdoor space, with gardens and terraces, and are spacious enough to accommodate families. To help pick the right place for you from our range of villas in Costa Del Sol we give you additional information for each property regarding conveniences like barbecues, air-conditioning, pools and internet access.
Beaches in Costa Del Sol - The beaches are one of the main reasons people flock to the Costa del Sol. Along this stretch of coast there are more than 120, 16 of which meet the prestigious Blue Flag criteria for facilities and environmental factors. A fabulous example is Calahonda in Mijas, a sheltered sandy beach that is still used by local fishermen.
Water sports in Costa Del Sol - This stretch of coast is home to no fewer than nine marinas, including Puerto Deportivo, which has twice been voted the best marina in the world. There are also fantastic locations for diving and snorkelling on the Costa del Sol, and activities like windsurfing and waterskiing are available at all resorts here.
Nightlife in the Costa Del Sol - There’s nightlife on the Costa del Sol to suit all tastes. There are stylish and low-key beach-front lounges, traditional Andalucian bars and eateries, as well as the ultra-modern destination nightclubs that will appeal to younger visitors. Marbella is home to two casinos, while in Nerja and Malaga you’ll find a number of elegant wineries or ‘bodegas’ and wine caves.
Golf in the Costa Del Sol - As tourism is important to the Costa del Sol region, even the private golf courses here offer access to non-members, which makes it one of the best golfing destinations in Europe. There are a whopping 36 courses to choose from, including Torrequebrada in Benalmádena, which is rated as one of the best in the country.
Family attractions in Costa Del Sol - One of the many great things about the Costa del Sol are its visitor attractions. Tivoli World is a theme park with rides and amusements aimed at younger children, while there are modern water parks to be found at Torremolinos and Mijas. In Fuengirola there’s the Valencia Bioparc, a conservational zoo with a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles.
The climate around Costa del Sol is sub-tropical Mediterranean, which brings warm weather for at least five months of the year. Summers are particularly hot, with highs in August getting reaching the low-30s. There’s beach weather here from early-May until late-October, and very little rainfall during this period. Conditions between November and March are usually mild – even in December you can expect daily highs to reach the upper-teens. There tends to be a little more rainfall at this time of the year, but even in winter, sunshine and clear skies are the norm. If you’re looking for similar weather but a different location check out all of our villas in Spain to see where else you could spend your holiday in the region.
Málaga Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) is the fourth busiest international airport in Spain, and serves the wider region. If you’re heading to the region by plane, it’s possible to reach your villa in the Costa Del Sol from numerous cities within Spain, as well as a host of countries across the continent, mostly via low-cost airlines. Malaga is also connected to the city of Cordoba to the north via a high-speed rail link. The primary mode of transport for visitors is the rental car, but there are also efficient bus services and Renfe rail lines between urban areas.
Read more about things to do in Costa del Sol from travel experts Pedro, Andrew and Andy.