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Costa del Sol

Thanks to the Mediterranean climate inherent to this part of the Iberian Peninsula, Costa del Sol is a haven for those seeking warm weather all year round. With 150 km of coastline giving way to hundreds of gorgeous, sunny beaches, it’s easy to see why this is one of the top holiday destinations for Irish tourists year after year! In Costa del Sol there really is something for everyone, with dozens of stylish resorts, water sports clubs, shops, bars and restaurants right on the beachfront.

Here at Best4Travel we have a vast array of exclusive special offers for great value hotels and resorts in the top holiday destinations across Costa del Sol, including Benalmádena, Estepona, Fuengirola, Malaga, Marbella, Nerja, Puerto Banús, and Torremolinos.

For more information or for a tailored quotation on any of the resorts or destinations in Costa del Sol featured on , please drop into one of stores nationwide or call one of our expert travel agents today at our Irish call centre FREE on 1800 814 000.

Costa Del Sol Resorts


The gorgeous weather of Costa del Sol has resulted in the opening of over 70 world-class golf courses in the area, and the rise of the nickname ‘Costa del Golf’. Golfers are no doubt drawn to the area by its stunning natural landscapes, which can also be seen in Parque de la Paloma, Benalmádena. This vibrant park offers a relaxing spot away from the beach, and is home to various playgrounds, animals, cafes, and an impressive cactus garden, suitable for all ages.

Perhaps the most impressive natural attraction in Costa del Sol is El Tajo de Ronda. This 120 metre canyon, made by the Guadalevin River, once divided the city of Ronda until construction started on the Puente Nuevo bridge in 1759. This iconic bridge, that could look at home in any fantasy film, leads to Ronda’s equally picturesque Old Town. The town’s narrow cobblestoned streets and colourful buildings is reminiscent of Casco Antiguo in Marbella, which remains true to its original 16th century layout, complete with a town square full of orange trees, Plaza de los Naranjos, and is an excellent example of the rich history and culture of Costa del Sol.

Where to Eat

To help set your holiday off on the right foot, we here at Best4Travel have compiled a list of some of the top rated cafés and restaurants in Costa del Sol, divided by price to cater to all budget types.

  • Low Cost
    • La Mejicana - Pizzeria Taqueria, Calle Murillo, Parque Maria Zambrano, 29651, Mijas
    • Lillie Langtry's, Avenida Telefonica, Urb Los Orquídea Local 16, 29630, Benalmadena
    • Da Saveria, Calle Ancha del Carmen n 30, 29002 Malaga

  • Moderately Priced
    • Tropicana, Av. Malaga, Corner with Calle Acinipo, 29400 Ronda
    • Meatina Steakhouse, Decano Higueras Del Castillo 65, 29620 Torremolinos
    • Santa Maria, Calle Arminan No 40, 29400 Ronda

  • Expensive
    • Amanhavis Hotel & Restaurant, Calle Pilar 3, 29679 Benahavis
    • Paco Jiménez, Plaza Naranjos No. 11, 29601, Marbella
    • Oliva, Calle Pintada 7, 29780 Nerja


With Best4Travel you can have a transfer arranged for you from Malaga Airport straight to your hotel!

The approximate transfer times from Malaga airport to Costa del Sol’s top resort destinations are as follows:

  • Benalmadena: 20 minutes.
  • Estepona: 1 hour
  • Fuengirola: 35 minutes
  • Marbella/Puerto Banus: 50 minutes
  • Nerja: 50 minutes
  • San Pedro de Alcantara: 50 minutes
  • Torremolinos: 15 minutes

Best4Travel Tips

  • Currency: Euro

  • Language: Spanish

  • Time Difference to Ireland: +1 hour

  • Flight Time: Approx. 2 hours 55 mins.

  • Local Phrases
    • Hello: Hola
    • Good morning: Buenos días
    • How are you?: ¿Cómo estás?
    • Good afternoon: Buenas tardes
    • Good night: Buenas noches
    • Goodbye: Adiós
    • Please: Por favor
    • Thank you: Gracias
    • You’re welcome: De nada
    • Where is…?: Dondé está…?
    • Do you speak English?: ¿Habla usted Inglés?
    • I am from Ireland: Soy de Irlanda

  • Tax: Duty Free*

  • Public Holidays
    • 1 January: New Years Day
    • 6 January: Día de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day)
    • 28 February: Andalucia Day
    • March/April
      • Holy Thursday
      • Good Friday
    • 1 May: Labour Day
    • 15 August: Feast of the Assumption
    • 12 October: Día de la Hispanidad (National Day)
    • 1 November: All Saint’s Day
    • 6 December: Constitution Day
    • 8 December: The Immaculate Conception
    • 25 December: Christmas Day

*Cigarettes and cigars are subject to border regulations


Costa del Sol Holidays

Book a cheap holiday to Costa del Sol with Best4Travel! The radiant Costa del Sol lies in the province of Málaga, near the southernmost part of Spain.

For more information or a tailored quotation, please drop into any one of our stores nationwide or call our expert Irish call centre today on 1800 814 000.

Costa Del Sol Hotels

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