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Villas in Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is aptly named, offering a seemingly infinite selection of sun drenched beaches. The region has stunning scenery, from impressive outlooks of the Mediterranean Sea to fabulous mountain views. The culture in the area varies from the glamorous, modern way of life in Marbella, to beautifully unspoilt, traditional havens with a slower pace of life - a reminder of how Spanish life used to be. Activities and attractions are plentiful, with everything from aqua parks, boat trips and ample golf courses, to museums, theatres and quaint old towns - to name just a few.

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Costa del Sol - The classic Spanish ‘Costa’

Our Costa del Sol villas scatter the sun-kissed southern coastline. Few places are more à la mode and its beaches are its national treasure. Choose from protected natural beauties or lively resorts, where an assortment of attractions have sprung up in complement of their chic locale.

  • Costa del Sol Beaches

    With many of the beaches awarded the blue flag status, the Costa del Sol sets a high standard. Golden sands and pure clear waters are the trademark of the coastline. With a variety of beaches to choose from, activities such as swimming, snorkelling and many types of water sports are on offer, as well as simply relaxing and topping up a tan. Local amenities include beach bars and restaurants, catering for families and couples alike.

  • Costa del Sol Food

    With many restaurants dotted along the coast line, there is no shortage of places to eat. Local delicacies include sumptuous seafood, freshly caught in the area, whilst most restaurants will offer traditional Spanish tapas as well.
    Away from the coast, the mountain villages pride themselves on their gastronomy talents, whereas the bigger resorts will cater with more international cuisine, providing something for everyone.
    No matter the resort, expect to find plentiful portions and prepare to eat at a leisurely pace in the true Spanish manner.

  • Costa del Sol Attractions

    Tourist attractions are plentiful in the Costa del Sol. Choose from aqua parks, boat and ferry trips, natural caves and spectacular marinas. For those interested in a more sporting holiday, there are ample golf courses to play. The Costa del Sol is locally nicknamed as the Costa del Golf, such is the array of courses. Along the coastline, water sports can be found, as can various day trip excursions. Travelling between the resorts is very simple, with one major road connecting them all.

  • Costa del Sol Nightlife

    Nightlife in the Costa del Sol can vary from being fast paced to a more relaxing amble depending on the resort. With internationally renowned discos and bars, the bigger resorts are very popular with tourists and locals alike. Here, you will be able to dance the night away.
    Aside from the busier resorts, the mountain villages offer quieter retreats. The bars and restaurants prefer to offer local delights with a more leisurely feel.

  • Costa del Sol Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Visit some beautiful, traditional Spanish cities such as; Granada, Seville, Cordoba or Ronda. Alternatively, experience a little Northern African charm by visiting Morocco by boat for the day.

    • Take a trip to Puerto Banus and revel in the glamorous designer shops and the fabulous marina. Indulge in a bit of people watching and see how many celebrities can be spotted.

    • Enjoy a round of golf at one of the many courses scattered through the ‘Costa del Golf’.

    • Make a splash at one of the many water parks in and around Mijas.

    • Spend the night watching a flamenco show. Experience the passion and flamboyance of a typical Spanish spectacle.

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Let's face it, when it comes to reviews you want to hear from straight from the holidaymaker's mouth! They're the ones who've been there, done that and swam in their own private pool. That's why we use independent review service Reevoo – giving you the good and the bad from genuine James Villas' customers. Honesty is the best policy after all…

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Sights / Places to go
8.5
Night life
7.7
Overall rating
8.5
Scores 8.5 out of 10 based on 168 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10

David

Basingstoke Couple
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Benalmadena harbour and Fuerteventura Festival
Gibralter, very drab and there was a power cut on the day we visited which apparently wasn't the first time
Confirmed stay: 12 October 2019
Published on: 15 October 2019
9 out of 10

Anita

Prudhoe Friends
+
Excellent places to visit Markets Marbella town Gibralta and a great festival
None
Confirmed stay: 11 October 2019
Published on: 12 October 2019
9 out of 10

Dianne

Galashiels Family (the eldest child is at school)
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All resorts within 20-30 min drive Marbella and Puerto Banús and Benalmadena easy to get to with your own rental car , quiet area and no busy roads nearby
No nearby shops for little things like milk and as for villa it was only kids complain of no internet upstairs and plugs not working
Confirmed stay: 10 October 2019
Published on: 11 October 2019
10 out of 10

Jeremy

Shepshed Family (with only pre-school children)
+
The beautiful mountain and sea views, an abundance of tasty restaurants and a laid back chilled atmosphere
Nope!
Confirmed stay: 10 October 2019
Published on: 11 October 2019
10 out of 10

Martin

Sevenoaks
+
Lovely villa, great views.
The road and entrance
Confirmed stay: 05 October 2019
Published on: 16 October 2019
9 out of 10

Michael

LUTON Couple
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Visits to Estepona and Mijas Pueblo
Driving in Malaga - very heavy traffic and mad scooter riders!
Confirmed stay: 05 October 2019
Published on: 07 October 2019
8 out of 10

Anthony

Ynysybwl Couple
+
The villa was a plus the pool was brilliant good transportation links
Very busy road not enough night life not enough bars
Confirmed stay: 03 October 2019
Published on: 04 October 2019
6 out of 10

Joan

Newcastle upon Tyne Group
+
Near to the beach,the supermarkets and a few bars. Villa has important off street parking. Fairly quiet in September and offers beautiful sunsets at the beach.Good patio area.
Lack of full villa air con. Lack of patio umbrellas and outside lighting.
Confirmed stay: 28 September 2019
Published on: 29 September 2019
8 out of 10

Lisa

Family (with only pre-school children)
+
The outside area was amazing
A few things need fixing to bring it up to standard we paid for.
The car rental that was organised was lengthy, the bus took ages to pick us up and with small children it was difficult.
Confirmed stay: 28 September 2019
Published on: 29 September 2019
2 out of 10

Claire

Group
+
The general area of Estepona
Villa Semper
Confirmed stay: 26 September 2019
Published on: 28 September 2019
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