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Tell Me About The Area The Costa del Sol
With such a varied history it is no surprise that the City contains a wealth of interesting features including fine gardens, a magnificent Cathedral, the Alcazaba (11th century Moorish castle) and numerous museums and galleries.
To anyone not familiar with the Costa Del Sol it may seem that each tourist resort and town is the same as the others. This is certainly not the case and, in fact, each town has a different character dependant on what it was like before the days of tourism and how it has been developed since. Torremolinos, the first resort heading west from Malaga was the pioneer for resorts in the area and many people still associate it with it's reputation of 20 or more years ago. Whilst it still has it's discos and high rise apartment blocks the old fisherman's quarter has been developed into a an area of wonderful shops and restaurants and, with it's two main beaches, Bajondillo and La Carihuela it has everything for a wonderful holiday.
Still heading west
is Benalmadena Costa a modern resort built as an extension of the older
towns of Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmadena Pueblo. Between them these
three areas provide every facility from one of the finest pleasure ports
on the Mediterranean, to a modern seaside area and, in Benalmadena Pueblo,
a typical "white" Spanish village.
Another name synonymous
with the Costa del Sol is Fuengirola which has the longest sea
front promenade on the coast together with an older town centre and
all the attractions that you would associate with a good holiday resort.
Mijas is another "white" village famed for it's donkey taxis
and now spread down to the coast as Mijas Costa. Continuing further
west we come to the well known town of Marbella. Unlike many of the
other towns along the coast this was never a little fishing port but
has always been a thriving trading town. Along with Puerto Banus and
Estepona, further to the west, Marbella has been very successful in
attracting upmarket guests with exclusive developments, luxury hotels
and five star shopping.
The area to the
east of Malaga is less well developed with the main resort town being
Nerja, a small town built on a ledge where the mountains meet the sea.
Nerja is famed for it's protected climate, clear air, famous caves and
it's magnificent views over the sea.
Another outstanding feature of the area is it's numerous golf courses. The Costa del Sol with it's alternative name of Costa del Golf, is a must for golfers who will find everything they need for just a round or two or a full golfing holiday. Finally, of course the Costa del Sol is rightly acclaimed for it's way of life, with plenty of small bars to relax in, superb food, wonderful people and, of course it's ferias or fairs. Every town and village has at least one feria to celebrate it's patron saint. These ferias usually last for a week and are an excuse for residents and visitors alike to really enjoy themselves from early morning to early the following morning! If there is a feria on whilst you are on holiday - why not visit?
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