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The top 5 holiday destinations on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is home to picturesque towns, long sandy beaches, golf courses galore and a choice of sun-kissed holiday destinations.

Five of the best holiday destinations on the Costa del Sol include:

Manilva

Manilva is located on the western end of the Costa del Sol. The town is split into two parts, the seaside resort and the picturesque white-washed, sleepy village, located just 3 kilometres up a hill from the coast.

The village is bordered by a sweeping vineyard of Moscatel Grapes, which are mainly used for making sweet wine.

Down on the coastal resort, Manilva has managed to retain its small village mentality, while offering a choice of modern restaurants, bars and amenities. 

The urbanisations of Sabinillas, Puerto Duquesa and Estepona are all located within a few minutes’ drive of the village. Malaga is 97 kilometres away and Gibraltar Airport, 35km away.

The town has a fascinating history dating back to Roman times; still today there are some remarkably well-preserved Roman sulphur baths.

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Marbella

Marbella is one of the most stylish towns on the Costa del Sol, and attracts thousands of well-heeled visitors every year.

Visitors to Marbella can stroll along the paseo, enjoying the pavement cafés, take a walk up to Orange Square, Plaza de Los Naranjos, and enjoy the art galleries, and the tapas bars while soaking up the local culture. Marbella Old Town surrounds the square, and quaint, cobbled streets lead off to hidden restaurants and old Andalucian whitewashed houses.

The town also boasts some of the best beaches and golf courses on the Costa del Sol, and whether you are looking to soak up the sun by day, and party by night, or enjoy a few rounds of golf, you will find plenty to keep you entertained.

Puerto Banus

The world famous Puerto Banus, has been attracting celebrities and stars of the silver screen since the 1950´s, when Sean Connery, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn graced its shores.

Nowadays you are more likely to see glamour model Jordan, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith strolling along the marina in Puerto Banus, but the location is unbeatable. Swish restaurants, bistros, cafés and bars jostle for position beside the marina, and visitors can enjoy a coffee or a cocktail while people-watching, with great views of the luxurious yachts coming and going.

There is much more to Puerto Banus than the marina, and if you venture a little further back, you will find some excellent shops and department stores within easy walking distance. Just 1km inland from Puerto Banus is the famous Golf Valley, including Los Naranjos Golf, Aloha Golf, Las Brisas Golf and La Dama del Noche Golf Courses. The Manolo Santana Tennis Clubs is situated just a couple of kilometres down the Golden Mile, towards Marbella.

Night time always seems to be the right time in Puerto Banus, and the marina comes to life with a bang, when the late night bars open. Popular for Stag Parties and Hen Nights (The Only way is Essex crew were here a few weeks ago, making the most of the night life), Puerto Banus remains a hot favourite with the young crowd, plus the well-heeled older tourists who want to splash their cash in style.

Fuengirola

Fuengirola has improved dramatically in the past 5 years, and what was once seen as a poor relation to Marbella, is now a very hip and happening holiday resort.

New tapas bars, swish cafés, gastro pubs and bistros have replaced the tired old buildings which once made up central Fuengirola, and if you want a gastronomic treat, take a stroll down ´Fish Alley´ which is home to over 100 restaurants and bars, serving fresh fish, seafood and a wealth of different cuisine from all over the world.

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