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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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Scores 8.6 out of 10 based on 165 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
8 out of 10


London Family with adult children
The people. They were friendly and lovely wherever we went. We loved central Marbella - the markets, the coffee shops, the old town and the seafront. Great for wandering and walking or just sitting.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 14 March 2020
Published on: 15 March 2020
7 out of 10


North Yorkshire Group
Went to see the Christmas lights and festivities in Malaga which were brilliant
Confirmed stay: 28 December 2019
Published on: 11 January 2020
9 out of 10


Coventry Couple
No representive
Villa needs updating
Confirmed stay: 29 November 2019
Published on: 30 November 2019
9 out of 10


Weston super mare Family with adult children
Great golf course and in a really good location. Close but not too close to the motorway and easy distance to the airport
Confirmed stay: 02 November 2019
Published on: 07 November 2019
8 out of 10


Plymouth Grandparents, daughter, son, daughter
Loved Mijas, great small shops and restaurants.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 02 November 2019
Published on: 05 November 2019
10 out of 10


Bolton Family (the eldest child is at school)
Loads of places to visit nearby, we used Uber to get about and that was really easy. We visited La Cala de Mijas, Marbella and Fuengirola during our stay.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 24 October 2019
Published on: 25 October 2019
9 out of 10


Bexleyheath Family (the eldest child is at school)
Location not far from shops and restaurants. Also close to bue stops which made it easy to visit Marbella and Fengorlia.
Shade on outside area due to trees, wifi and tv reception not good. Also hot water tank ran out a few times for a villa sleeping 8 would think this could be improved.
Confirmed stay: 24 October 2019
Published on: 25 October 2019
10 out of 10


Bromley Couple
Costa del Sol area - simply stunning!
Elements of the villa let it down when needn’t have.
Confirmed stay: 19 October 2019
Published on: 21 October 2019
10 out of 10


East Kilbride Family (the eldest child is at school)
Great place to eat out and enjoy sun sea and sand
Driving on coast road can be scary at times
Confirmed stay: 19 October 2019
Published on: 20 October 2019
8 out of 10


Belfast Group
Excellent space and pool. Excellent golf on hand.
Smokey smell in house.
Confirmed stay: 19 October 2019
Published on: 20 October 2019
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