Holidays to the Costa del Sol 2016 / 2017
From Sun Sea and Sangria at Marbella, to culture and cave art at Nerja, at Co-operative Travel we offer a variety of deals for Costa del Sol holidays to suit every type of holidaymaker. Costa del Sol package holidays no longer mean overcrowded beaches and “chips with everything”. Holidays to Costa del Sol also mean culture, history and authentic Spanish cuisine; chips strictly optional.
Booking Ahead - Costa Del Sol Holidays in 2016/2017
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Costa Del Sol holidays in 2016/2017.
Booking ahead for your 2016/2017 holiday to the Costa Del Sol has real advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holiday time off in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
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Costa Del Sol – Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: The Costa Del Sol is a region in the south of Spain in the Andalusia community. It consists of the communities and coastal towns along the coastline of the province of Malaga.
Ideal Time to Go: Holiday-goers visit the Costa Del Sol all year round as it is cheap, has beautiful weather and is very tourist oriented. We recommend going in Spring as the weather is nice and pretty much perfect for holidaying, the streets aren’t too crowded with tourists and you can generally get a package holiday at a cheap price.
Weather: Costa Del Sol has a very warm climate; it is sunny pretty much all year round with an annual average temperature of 18°C. The warmest months are in the middle of the year, with the average temperature for August being 26°C. Costa Del Sol is at its coolest at the very start of the year, with January’s average temperature being 12°C. Costa Del Sol doesn’t see too much rain; its rainiest month is November with 115mm of rain and 11 rainy days. The least rainy month is July with 2mm of rain and 2 rainy days.
Flight Time: Direct flights from London take less than 3 hours
Time Difference: Costa Del Sol is 1 hour ahead of UK time
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: The Costa Del Sol has the best climate in the whole of Spain
Top Tip: If you are hiring a car whilst in the Costa Del Sol - there are speed cameras, but no warnings, stick to the speed limit as those speeding tickets aren’t cheap!
Where to Go on Your Costa Del Sol Holiday
Costa Del Sol is a beautiful region with plenty to see and do, it may be hard to choose between all of the wonderful places and activities on offer there, so here’s our top picks for places to visit during your Costa Del Sol holiday:
El Caminito del Rey – This is a beautiful mountainous trail with great views that are sure to stick in your memory long after your holiday. If you’re the type who likes to take a relaxing walk and take in the wonderful views in your own time then this is perfect for you.
Playa del Canuelo – This is commonly referred to as the best beach on the Costa Del Sol, that alone is reason enough to visit at least once. The grey sands and clear ocean make it a beautiful beach that’s different to what you’re used to. The clear waters allow you to see the fish swimming around your feet and the relaxed atmosphere is perfect for unwinding and relieving stress during your Costa Del Sol holiday.
Marbella – Marbella is where the rich and famous go to let loose, have fun and get away! It’s a luxurious place with plenty of beautiful sights to see and fun things to do. If you’re lucky you may well bump into your favourite Hollywood actor during your holiday.
Holiday Activities in Costa Del Sol
A Costa del Sol holiday offers beautiful beaches, endless sunshine and everything from water parks to zoos. There are plenty of activities and entertainment to keep you busy throughout your holiday in Costa del Sol. Many resorts, such as Fuengirola and Torremolinos developed from old Andalucian fishing villages and have fascinating old town districts to explore. Holidays to the Costa del Sol resort of Fuengirola are a popular choice with families, who are attracted by the Blue Flag Beaches, water sports, promenade and marina. However, the resort also has a Moorish castle, zoological gardens, traditional street markets and numerous restaurants. A short way inland is the charming Mijas, a traditional white-washed Andalucian village with donkey taxis for hire.
If you are looking to book a family holiday in Costa del Sol, then Benalmadena is the ideal destination for you. This is a lively, family-orientated town which is full of activities and entertainment. The biggest attractions are the seven hundred metre beach, which has jet skis and parasailing, and Tivoli World Theme Park. Others include; a Sea World aquarium and the pretty Paloma Park. There’s also an attractive marina with chic bars and restaurants. If the 24-hour karaoke bars don’t appeal, the trendy clubs and discos of Malaga are close at hand, while culture-wise there’s the original old town of Benalmadena Pueblo to explore.
We also have cheap holidays to Costa del Sol’s most exclusive resort – Marbella. Spain’s answer to Monaco, the designer chic beaches, marina and restaurants blend seamlessly with a fascinating old town of cobbled streets and whitewashed houses. Marbella has a refined nightlife in keeping with its upmarket image. Puerto Banus has the best nightspots for those who want to experience the lively entertainment. For a total contrast, check out cheap holidays in Nerja. A scenic cliff-top resort of whitewashed cottages and twisting cobbled streets, which has retained every ounce of its Andalucian charm.
Map of the Costa Del Sol