Are you looking to book a holiday from Manchester to Costa Del Sol? We are experts in travel to this region, let Manchester Travel Shop give you top tips on where to stay on the Costa Del Sol and what to do activity wise when you are there.
Whether you are looking to learn about Spanish culture, relax on some of the best beaches in the world, dance the night away, or entertain the kids while you do all that, Costa del Sol won’t disappoint.
It has been six decades since the UK fell in love with the Costa del Sol. Holidaymakers from the United Kingdom started flocking to the southern coast of Spain more than 60 years ago. We can’t think of a stronger relationship than we have today. This city is not just a popular destination for tourists, but also home to 300,000 expats.
A sunny day on the Sunshine Coast occurs approximately 320 days of the year. Additionally, the region’s 161-kilometre coastline is the perfect place to enjoy the weather.
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In southern Spain, Torremolinos is home to some of the best beaches. During August, the temperature in this part of the country can reach over 30 degrees, so if you’re looking to soak up the sun, Carihuela and Bajondillo beaches are perfect.
In the daytime, you will find an array of beach cafes where you can get a bite to eat. You can enjoy a Spanish feast al fresco in Carihuela, Benalmadena marina and El Mirlo Blanco in the evening for a more leisurely meal.
There is a thriving gay scene in Torremolinos, which makes it a popular destination for those in the LGBT+ community year-round (but especially during the summer). Check out some of the best cheap hotels in Torremolinos here.
This popular beach resort is bursting with energy, making it one of Spain’s top tourist destinations. There is plenty to do in this town that’s both family-friendly and vibrant at night. A holiday in Benalmadena allows you to explore the stunning Puerto Marina, twice named the Best Marina in the World and sometimes referred to as the ‘Andalucian Venice’.
Aside from great beaches, there are also a wide range of watersports, along with interesting sightseeing, and the local culture is fascinating as well. In addition to the largest Buddhist temple in Europe (with spectacular views), Colomares Castle, a modern monument honoring Christopher Columbus, is another noteworthy attraction. Benalmadena holidays are a breath of fresh air with its backdrop of the Sierra de Mijas mountains and its sparkling Mediterranean shores
The former fishing village of Fuengirola sits between Torremolinos and Marbella and has become a key part of the Costa del Sol landscape. Hôtels, bars and restaurants cater to tourists, but you’ll also find side streets and squares chock-full of designer boutiques and upmarket tapas joints. Moorish castles add a touch of history too. An amazing sandy beach with loads of space is what really makes this resort stand out.
Holidays in Marbella offer a glitzy, glamorous, and cosmopolitan atmosphere as well documented in TV, books, and films. A luxury holiday in Spain has never been so easy, with everything you need close at hand. It’s the perfect place for families to relax on the sandy beaches, just steps from the bars and restaurants throughout the city. Couples and small groups can also enjoy shopping, bar hopping, wine tasting, and excellent cuisine.
Explore Marbella’s historic old town and learn about its past as a fishing village and port. Experience the shimmering golden coast as your expert crew guides you around Spain’s Spanish Riviera. You can also simply relax by the harbour and enjoy cocktails and Spanish wines as the yachts dock for the evening. You can find anything you want to do and enjoy your summer holiday in Marbella, a fashionable playground.
Malaga is so much more than an airport! Learn about Malaga’s rich history over the past 3,000 years, from the Roman Theater to the Moorish fortress Alcazaba to the Catholic Santuario de la Victoria, the Shrine of Victory, and the Palacio de Buenavista. Take in the smells of freshly cooked tapas emanating from a café while learning more about the city’s most famous artist at the Picasso Museum. Its 14km of sandy beach, popular with locals, is ideal for relaxing in the sun.
The canal from the reservoirs in the north to El Chorro was constructed along a pathway for maintenance. El Caminito del Rey (the little path of the king) was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII.
A 3km long path with a width of less than 1m runs along the trail. Overlooking the Guadalhorce River, it hangs 100m above the water.
This adventure will put your nerves to the test!
As you complete the breathtaking Caminito del Rey, the bus will take you to *lora, a small village outside of El Caminito del Rey. An olive oil, almonds, oil, and bread tasting will be held in a local restaurant.
Enjoy a refreshing swim during a relaxing sailing trip on a spacious catamaran as you take in the breathtaking views of Malaga’s skyline while enjoying the breathtaking view.
You can learn how to canyon in the Angosturas Gorge, which is close to Marbella and located in Benahavis. Canyoning techniques for beginners as well as more challenging techniques for those who already have experience will be taught in a beautiful setting.
In an idyllic location surrounded by mountains, jump from different heights into a deep water reservoir. Two jumps are over five meters, three jumps are over four meters, and there is an abseil of five meters in this canyon.
In case you don’t feel like jumping, you can always opt for a toboggan ride instead. The gorge narrows as you go, revealing a landscape you would never have thought possible.
-There are numerous bus companies that operate on the Costa del Sol to Gibraltar
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-See the very cheeky Barbary macaque
-During your visit to the Rock, take the time to explore it
-Ensure that you have time to explore Gibraltar in sufficient detail
View the exteriors of some of Malaga’s most iconic landmarks, including the Gibralfaro Castle, the Alcazaba, and the Pompidou Museum. Explore La Malagueta Beach, the Contemporary Art Centre, and Marina Square.
You can speak to a travel agent to receive expert advice and the best prices to make your trip to Costa Del Sol as easy as possible. Simply contact Manchester Travel Shop at 0161 818 8399 for assistance or further information.