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La Costa del Sol – The best summer experience in Spain

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You probably didn’t know that Spain is the country with the largest leisure-coastline in Europe, did you? A very large proportion of the extensive Spanish coastline is perfectly suitable for the enjoyment of those of you who love chilling on the sand, swimming, preparing nighttime-barbecues or “moragas”, and many other summer activities. Another cool fact is this: by law, the whole of the Spanish coastline is absolutely open to the public and no coastal terrain can be privatized. Which means everyone can enjoy it, at any time – except dogs.

That alone makes it an awesome country, undeniably. But let me tell you about the “Costa del Sol”, in southern Spain. If you’re looking for a beach-and-sea kind of holiday, the Costa del Sol is a place you should definitely consider. But not only that. You will find that the Costa del Sol is a very prosperous and interesting area, which offers opportunities and activities that will suit a -I will suit everyone. There will be an awesome in-depth analysis of each of these for you in the upcoming articles; today, I will tell you about the general aspects of the Costa del Sol, and the reasons why it is a place you should have in your to-do list.

The Costa del Sol is the name we Spaniards have given to a long coastline located in the southern region of Andalucía, which stands at the lowest corner of the Iberian Peninsula, right above Morocco. Its name literally means “the sun coast”, and yes, it is for a reason (in a cold winter night temperatures may fall to 10ºC, but 15ºC is the temperature you may expect.) Talk about a great place to be, the whole year long).

Málaga Centro - El centro de Málaga
Málaga Centro - El centro de Málaga
Calle Moreno Monroy, 29015 Málaga, Spain

Many of the cities located along the Costa del Sol will probably sound familiar to you, cities like Malaga, or Marbella, which offer a very wide range of opportunities. But I’m not here to tell you about what you probably already know. I am here to introduce you to the hidden beauties and adventures that you will be able to experience here. Check it out:

-A huge and beautiful underground cavern that was inhabited by prehistoric men, where ballets and concerts take place.

Nerja Caves
Nerja Caves

- A base-camp at the top of a mountain, where you can enjoy the viewing pleasure of witnessing eagles and vultures beautifully flying out in the open (not to mention the journey to the top of the mountain).

-Amazing zoos of different kinds: the Fuengirola zoo and the Selwo zoos: a safari kind of zoo and an aquatic one.

-The official Pablo Picasso Museum or the Pompidou Center in Malaga, for the cultural-you!

Museo Picasso in Malaga
Museo Picasso in Malaga
Picasso Museum Málaga, Palacio de Buenavista, Calle San Agustín, 8, 29015 Málaga, Spain

-The thrilling horse-race Hippodrome in Mijas, where you can bet, dine and engage in many cool activities.

-A little and absolutely charming town all painted in blue. Where the Smurfs movie was filmed.

-Countless challenging trekking-paths and bicycle routes, for the adventurous-you!

And... the best beaches in Spain!

Do you also want to read about the numerous concerts, gastronomic delicatessens, the best beaches, the night-life and others cultural aspects of the region? Then I suggest you check out the following articles to find more about all the awesome stuff the Costa del Sol had to offer you!

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Antonio Nogueras Malpesa

Antonio Nogueras Malpesa

Hello, I am Antonio from Seville. I moved to Brussels a few years ago but I have always come back to Andalucía and the rest of Spain, more and more astounded each time by its mysterious beauty.

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