Famous for its long, sandy beaches, its mountainous inland regions and its stunning landscapes, Andalusia, in southern Spain, offers visitors a wide choice of great things to see and do.
Malaga´s coastal towns attract thousands of visitors every year and include: Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella, Manilva and Estepona. Average summer temperatures on the Costa del Sol top 30ºC, and many beaches have been awarded a Blue Flag for cleanliness and amenities.
Torremolinos has evolved from a fishing village in the 1960´s into a cosmopolitan town that offers excellent beaches, seafood restaurants and bars.
Fuengirola is a perfect holiday destination for all ages. This family resort has one of the longest promenades in Europe, lined with bars, restaurants and street cafés. Sandy beaches, family attractions and an excellent Zoo, otherwise known at the Bio Parc.
Marbella is the most upmarket resort on the Costa del Sol, and is home to the rich kid´s playground of Puerto Banus. For a special treat, try the buffet lunch at the Marbella Club Hotel, or stroll along to the Ocean Club in Puerto Banus, with its elegant surroundings and luxurious sun loungers. Nikki Beach, situated at Elviria at the Don Carlos Hotel, attracts the jet set from all over Europe. Chill out by the beach with a champagne cocktail and enjoy the music, or enjoy lunch or dinner as the Mediterranean laps the shore.
Manilva covers five major districts and boasts a choice of historical attractions including Duquesa Castle which was built in 1767 to protect the coast from pirate attacks.
Other historical attractions include the Roman site adjoining the Castle, the baths and a fish salting factory. Visitors to Manilva can enjoy a vast range of leisure facilities, including 8km of fine, sandy beaches and clear waters, ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Several of the beaches have been awarded an EU Blue Flag.
Estepona is a quieter resort which has retained its Andalusian charm. Whitewashed houses nestle side by side in the narrow streets of the town, and the beaches are sandy and safe. Typical Spanish restaurants jostle for position next to English bars, street cafés and some fabulous tapas restaurants. The Marina is the place to go if you want some serious nightlife, or simply to sit and watch the word go by during the long, hot summer days.
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