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10 Reasons We Love Costa Del Sol


Wondering where to go in the Costa Del Sol?

Costa Del Sol has become increasingly popular amongst British Holidaymakers over the decades with thousands of tourists visiting each year and it’s no surprise with a name that translates to the sunshine coast! If you want to see attractions in Costa Del Sol then this handy guide is the perfect place to start with information on 5 amazing family-friendly and budget-friendly things to do in Costa Del Sol. So if you’re heading to the sunshine coast anytime soon then be sure to take some ideas from our handy blog post and you’ll know exactly what to do in Costa Del Sol when you visit. In-fact even if you’re not planning a visit you’ll soon be wanting to book yourself a Costa Del Sol villa once you’ve read this! 

There are plenty of places to sunbathe! 

Playa de Burriana is a beach worth visiting if you’re thinking about what to do in Costa Del Sol! It is known to be one of the most popular and aesthetically pleasing beaches in Nerja with thousands flocking in each year. Playa de Burriana is certainly one of the most popular attractions in Costa Del Sol and has so much to offer holidaymakers and at 800 metres wide there is plenty of space to accommodate the numbers. The beach has great facilities with play areas for children and beach showers, sun lovers also have the option to hire sunbeds. If you’re searching for things to do in Costa Del Sol then Playa de Burriana offers plenty with parasailing and kayaking opportunities along with pedalos and jet skis available to hire for the adrenalin lovers. During the summer season visitors can also play beach volleyball and various other sports along the fine and sandy beach. So if you’re on the lookout for things to do in Costa Del Sol look no further than Playa de Burriana.

Where to go in Costa Del Sol
Attractions in Costa Del Sol

There are so many family friendly things to do in Costa Del Sol! 

How about the Sea Life Aquarium?

The Sea Life Aquarium is another of the many popular attractions in Costa Del Sol and it is perfect for families with young children. Keeping the kids entertained during a holiday can be quite a task but when searching for things to do in Costa Del Sol with children the Aquarium is the ideal choice and with prices starting at €12.50 the whole family can enjoy hours of fun without breaking the bank. Admission into the Aquarium offers a variety of exciting prospects such as watching the sharks feeding and the amazing opportunity to walk through the extraordinary underwater tunnel. With over 30 spectacular displays including; Giant Turtles, Sharks and Rays and incredible talks and feeding demonstrations held throughout the day adults will love this place just as much as the children! 

So if you’re wondering where to go in Costa Del Sol to discover up to 2,000 creatures and tire out the kids all at the same time the Sea Life Aquarium is definitely worth a visit. 

3 There are plenty of places to explore!

If you’re wondering what to do in Costa Del Sol to satisfy your need for exploration and discovery - visit the Caves in Nerja!

One of the best attractions in Costa Del Sol for explorers are the caves of Nerja or better known as the Cueva de Nerja. If you’re wondering what to do in Costa Del Sol this stunning labyrinth of caves is the perfect choice for those who appreciate the serenely unspoilt terrain Nerja has to offer. The caves are 158 meters above sea level and with 3 mouths to enter from you can enjoy exploring for hours. If you feel peckish once you’re done exploring why not eat at the restaurant where you’ll also find a bar-cafeteria offering amazing panoramic views of the Mediterranean, mountains and the nearby town of Maro. If you’re unsure of where to go in Costa Del Sol to accommodate for the whole family then the Nerja caves are a great option.  A picnic area surrounded by lush green gardens can be used freely by visitors who want to take in the gorgeous views and the children will love the play area, whilst the more inquisitive can take a hike through the fascinating caves.  Amongst the many things to do in Costa Del Sol the Cueva de Nerja is certainly an unbeatable experience for the whole family.

things to do in costa del sol
What to do in Costa Del Sol

The water parks are amazing! 


Aqua Land is perfect for those looking for family friendly things to do in Costa Del Sol 


This huge waterpark is one of the largest in Spain and has everything you could ever dream of when it comes to waterparks! If you’re thinking about where to go in Costa Del Sol for an action-packed, adrenalin-filled day then look no further than Aqua Land. With a selection of chutes and slides differing in size and steepness along with various water rides and splash pools you’re likely to tire out the kids in no time, leaving you with an evening of bliss once they take an early night. Aqua Land is one of the coolest attractions in Costa Del Sol and will prove an exciting experience for adults and children alike.   


5 You can easily hop over to Gibraltar! 

So you’ve seen many of the attractions in Costa Del Sol and you’re looking for something different?

Why not take a coach and hop over to Gibraltar? When you’re thinking about where to go in Costa Del Sol you don’t necessarily need to stay in Costa Del Sol, you could always venture out a little and a day trip to Gibraltar is definitely a worthy option. Take a hike or a sightseeing tour and check out the Legendary Rock of Gibraltar or visit the Europa point where a towering lighthouse marks the gateway of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. If you’re looking for humour the brazen Barbary monkeys won’t disappoint and if you love to shop you’ll be in awe of the numerous high street stores and duty-free outlets offering great value shopping opportunities. Finding things to do in Costa Del Sol is never an issue but if you do decide to venture a little further out then Gibraltar is a worthwhile option.

Things to do in Costa Del Sol

Marbella's up-market nightlife! 

Marbella is a stunningly beautiful resort and is known as the playground for the rich and famous and Spain’s equivalent to St. Tropez. Perhaps Marbella’s most popular feature is its buzzing nightlife scene, with a wide variety of bars and nightclubs located in the exclusive port of Puerto Banus and along the ‘Golden Mile’. However, there’s no shortage of culture here too, with the Old Town providing plenty of interesting sights including the famous ‘Plaza de los Naranjos’ or ‘Orange Square’ with cafes, bars and shops.

There are endless golf courses to choose from!

It’s no wonder this beautiful region of Spain is commonly referred to as the ‘Costa del Golf’, as there over 150 golf courses to choose from stretching from the East Coast right round to the Portuguese border in the West. The Sunshine Coast has played host to some of the world’s leading tour events and championships, including the 1997 Ryder Cup at Real Club Valderrama in Sotogrande. There’s certainly no shortage of golf action when you choose to holiday in the Costa del Sol.

The food is to die for!

We all love to indulge in a bit of the local cuisine when on holiday and the Costa del Sol boasts undoubtedly the most iconic food in all of Spain. Feast like a king and enjoy fresh tapas such as calamari, croquetas and patatas bravas accompanied with fruity sangria. The succulent seafood is always fresh too thanks to the region’s close proximity to the sea. Sweet tooth? Don’t forget to try churros, a popular Spanish deep fried pastry which goes down very well with chocolate sauce!

Stunning cities on your doorstep

Further inland you’ll find two of Southern Spain’s most spectacular cities. Granada is home to the most visited monument in Spain, The Alhambra. This impressive palace is surrounded by high walls and was the residence of the Nasrid sultans between the 13th and 15th Centuries, and is an absolute must when visiting the city. Seville boasts some of the most stunning architecture in Europe and the city can be observed from the famous ‘Metropol Parasol’, the tallest wooden structure in the world. Simply walking through this impressive city will keep you entertained!

10 Local festivals for everyone to enjoy

Festivals or ‘Fiestas’ in the Costa del Sol are extremely popular and a huge part of the culture of this wonderful region. Spain is a very religious country, so a lot of the festivals honour patron saints and other Catholic-Christian celebrations full of impressive costumes and parades through the streets. You can get an authentic taste of the flamboyant ‘Flamenco’ dance which originated in Andalucia, with many shows taking place throughout the year.


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