Costa del Sol Area Guide
The Costa del Sol in the south of Spain is one of the best locations to buy a property thanks to its excellent climate, breathtaking views and landscape and all the services and leisure facilities that are available.
The Costa del Sol is one of the main holiday destinations and it is an ideal location to invest in a holiday home or even a permanent home to get away from the cold and the rain and to make your dreams come true. The perfect climate in the Costa del Sol invites you to practice exiting water sports, sun bathing on the beautiful sandy beaches or visit the historical cities and towns in the area.
The Costa del Sol stretches along just over 150 kilometres of Málaga province and is one of Spain’s most popular destinations. The area’s mild climate is the root attraction that makes it possible to enjoy the beaches and a wide variety of outdoor activities year round.
The eastern part of Costa del Sol
This is the the 54 kilometre stretch of coast to the east of Malaga city (the capital of Málaga province). Though highly developed from a property point of view, it is not anything like the property development on the western Costa del Sol.
From Malaga eastwards there are cliffs of up to 200 meters where the Sierra Almijara joins the sea. This section ends at a place called Mara, on a coastal plain. It has an urban landscape surrounded by traditional agriculture.
Nerja is the most important urban centre on this end of the coast and has grown rapidly. Much of the eastern Costa del Sol’s accommodation for tourists is found in Nerja, which is surrounded by tourist pueblos. This town also has one of this area’s main tourist attractions – the Nerja Caves, a spectacular find that is open to the public and that hosts an annual music and dance festival within its famous caverns. At the foot of Nerja town a winding footpath joins several coves and there are some nice beaches to be found in this area.
The west part of Costa del Sol
This is the 100km of coastline that begins at Malaga city and stretches westward all the way to the border of Cádiz province. This part of the coast is highly developed in terms of both property and infrastructure and it attracts an important percentage of Spain’s international tourism. Communications revolve around Malaga International Airport (8 km west of the city) and the N340 backbone coast highway. In the middle of the Costa the greatly improved district road from San Pedro de Alcantara inland to the historic town of Ronda is the most important inland connection.