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Costa del Sol

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The Costa del Sol (literally "sun coast") is a long stretch of Mediterranean coastline in the Andalucia region of southern Spain.


The seaside of Axarquía (such as Nerja and Torrox) is sometimes known as the "Eastern Costa del Sol" (Costa del Sol Oriental).

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The Costa del Sol stretches for over 150 km, for 54 km east of Malaga, and as far as the provincial border of Cadiz, some 100 km south west of the city.

The eastern Costa is highly developed, but not nearly as much so as the south western part, which has been constantly developed and redeveloped since the 1960s and is geared wholly towards international tourism.

The Costa del Sol is on the Mediterranean sea, and the average water temperature is 18ºC (24ºC in August).


As with most of the rest of Spain, Spanish is the main language. However, as the Costa del Sol is Spain's most popular tourist attraction, you'll find people fluent in several different languages working in the main beach resorts. Languages commonly spoken in the resorts include French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian and of course, English.

Nevertheless, knowledge of Spanish is still useful as beyond the beach resorts, it is rare to find any locals who speak foreign languages.

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Malaga international airport services the Costa del Sol. Buses and trains run very frequently from here to every destination along the Costa. The bus from Malaga airport to the city center costs 3€ and the train costs 1.8€.

The A7 (nicknamed the "road of death" due to the high number of accidents that occur on it each year) runs the length of Spain's south coast.

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  • Miles and miles of beaches.
  • Tivoli World theme park.
  • The aqua parks in Mijas and Torremolinos.


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Golf4u Spain - Golf Holidays in Costa del Sol[5]. Address: C/Compositores, s/n Pol. 56, 8ª y 9ª Fase, Urb. Zayas de Riviera, Casa 21, E-29649 Mijas Costa (Málaga) - +34 607 344 231

Golf Breaks in Spain - Golf Packages in Costa del Sol[6]. Tel/Fax: (+34) 952 455 948 | UK: (+44) 0203 384 0395 | Mobile 24hrs: (+34) 667 371 613 | Mobile: (+34) 670 614 659

  • Golf Holidays on Costa del Sol (Hotel Tamisa Golf), Camino Viejo de Coin, km 3.3 (Mijas Costa), 952 585 988, [1]. Bed & Breakfast at Tamisa, including a Round of Golf and return golf Transfers or 2 Nights Golf Package: Play both Mijas Golf Courses ( Los Lagos & Los Olivos ) + 2 nights Bed & Breakfast + Return Golf Transfers.  edit
  • Fast Monkey Bike Rental, Torremolinos & Benalmadena (Also offers Home delivery to any part of Málaga), (+34) 626 005 213 (), [2]. Fast Monkey offers different kinds and models of bikes, from road racing bikes to city bikes and all kinds of accessories to make your cycling holiday easier. Road and MTB Guided tours also available.  edit

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  • Casa La Palmera (Parque Natural Cabo de Gata), Rodalquilar (Nijar), 0034 692 113 383 (), [3]. (36.845233,-2.043221) edit
  • Casita Llandre, Calle del Tenis, Estepona, +34652583062, [4]. Friendly, cheap self catering accommodation. €40.  edit

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