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- Sightseeing in Málaga
- Parque de la Paloma
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The Costa del Sol, which stretches between Málaga in the north and Manilva in the south, bears its name with good reason and offers a wide range of holiday accommodation to suit every budget. The largest offer is in the cultural metropolis of Málaga and in Torre del Mar, which the locals like to call the seaside resort of Málaga. Alternatively, pitch your tents in the sophisticated seaside resort of Marbella, where you can choose to stay in an apartment with sea views or in a villa-like vacation rental with pool, garden and free WLAN. An insider tip for those who like it particularly spectacular is a holiday apartment in Nerja at the so-called Balcon de Europa.
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A holiday region whose name translates as sun arts, has to offer naturally above all one - dream beaches full. Those who come here to shake off the everyday stress under the southern sun and the feet in the warm sand, are exactly right at the Costa del Sol. Among the most beautiful beaches are Playa Los Boliches in Fuengirola and Playa La Malagueta in Málaga, an endless sandy beach with a lively promenade. While families with small children should pay a visit to the 1,500 meters long and 40 meters wide Playa Rio Verde, couples spend unforgettable hours at the wildly romantic Playa Carabeillo Chico. The water fun is rounded off by numerous activity offers such as parasailing, jetboat tours as well as action-packed flight attempts with the flyboard.Exploring the Andalusian coast with your palate
The Costa del Sol can be experienced with all senses. This is proven not least by the excellent cuisine, which is still influenced by Arabic influences today. In order to experience this pleasure as unadulterated as possible, it is best to visit one of the smaller restaurants where the locals also gather in the evening. There you have to sharpen your senses with specialities like spicy minced meat balls (albóndigas), fried anchovies (boquerones fritos), grilled octopus (Pulpo) and prawns in garlic sauce (gambas al ajillo). Another speciality worth trying is the Andalusian almond and garlic soup, which was enjoyed here several hundred years ago.
Did you know that with the foundation of the city of Málaga 2500 years ago, the cultivation of wine came up?
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The Costa del Sol will be starting its events in January, when the "Festival de Teatro de Málaga" attracts countless theatre lovers to the cultural metropolis. During Holy Week, the next highlight awaits interested visitors with the Passion Plays in Riogordo. The festival continues with the International Film Festival in Malaga in April, the Medlar Day in Sayalonga in May and the Starlite Festival in Marbella in July. In the same month another top event awaits you with the "Festival de la Cueva Nerja". Be there when the famous stalactite caves of Nerja are transformed into a stage for orchestra, string quartets and numerous other musicians and enchant the audience with a very special acoustics. The programme is rounded off by the medieval market in Fuengirola in August and the "Fiesta de Pedro Romero" in Ronda in September.Best travel time
The nice thing about a holiday apartment on the Costa del Sol is that it is worth booking all year round. Even winter refugees from the wet and cold Central Europe feel very comfortable here in January, especially since average maximum temperatures around the 17-degree mark and up to 5 hours of sunshine are tempting. Nevertheless, the main season is between June and October, when the Mediterranean heats up to 23 degrees Celsius.
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The absolute tourist highlight of the region is the provincial capital Málaga. The second largest city in Andalusia after Seville is one of the most beautiful port cities in Spain. Holidaymakers enjoy a pleasant Mediterranean climate with hot summer and mild winter months and discover countless sights such as the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro. The 11th century Moorish fortress was built on the remains of a Phoenician palace and at its feet are the ruins of a Roman amphitheatre.2nd birthplace of Picasso
Continue your journey through the history of Spain and visit the Cathedral of the Encarnación, built by Christian conquerors on the ruins of the former Grand Mosque of Malaga. Finally, in the Plaza de la Merced, the birthplace of the artist of the century Pablo Picasso, whose works can also be admired in numerous museums of the city, awaits the visitor who finally reaches the recent history. The best place to round off the evening is in the Pedregalejo or El Palo neighbourhoods, which offer excellent fish restaurants in addition to the city's most popular beaches. Try also the famous wine of Málaga - the Muskateller.3. Jet-white sandy beaches
3. Marbella, situated a little further south, is a true paradise for bathing holidaymakers. The long fine sandy beach of Marbella is legendary, but also in the immediate surroundings you will find many more brilliant white sandy beaches with deep blue water. Spend a special kind of bathing holiday in the neighbourhood of Antonio Banderas, Julio Iglesias or Rod Stewart. Also the less touristic places of the surroundings like Mijas in the east and Estepona in the west are always worth a day trip or a trip.4th Parque de la Paloma
Visit the Parque de la Paloma in Benalmádena. It is one of the 25 most beautiful parks in Europe. Here you will find a large garden with different kinds of cacti. The park is an ideal oasis of peace and is ideal for relaxing, as a change from the beach.5th Teleférico Benalmádena
In Arroyo de la Miel you will find a three kilometre long cable car and one of the most beautiful hovering flights in Spain. The Teleférico Benalmádena cable car will take you up Monte Calamorro, 769 metres above sea level, in about fifteen minutes. From here you have a wonderful view over the area.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol is one of the most expensive destinations in Spain. The price for a vacation rental is around $194.43 per night.
]If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit the Costa del Sol are February ($152.46 the average per night for accommodation), January ($153.24), and March ($157.94).
In 2020, the month that had the highest annual average in the Costa del Sol was August, with an average price of $264.4 per night. This was followed by July, with an average of $261.77, and June, with $224.21.
To plan your trip to the Costa del Sol, it is not necessary to be organized well in advance. It has a high annual average availability of 56%, which means you can be more flexible when planning.
In 2020, the months with the largest number of accommodations available of the year in the Costa del Sol were December, November and May, with average availabilities of 66%, 65.75%, and 64%, respectively.
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 37% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by February (49%), and July (51%).
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