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The Costa del Sol is appropriately named, offering an enormous selection of sun filled beaches. The territory offers stunning landscapes, from impressive outlooks of the Mediterranean Sea to fabulous mountain views.

The culture in the area ranges from elegant, modern way of living in Marbella, to delightfully unspoilt, traditional spots with a leisurely pace of life - reminding us of how Spanish life once was.

Whether you're looking to admire the sea views in La Cala de Mijas or take a family trip to the famous Tivoli Theme Park in Benalmadena, our fantastic choice of Costa Del Sol Holiday Rentals has the perfect location for your stay.

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Villa Rentals on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is synonymous with warm weather and golden sandy beaches, making it the ideal destination for a much-needed holiday getaway. Famed for its golf courses; cosmopolitan resorts like Marbella and Puerto Banus; and white washed Andalusian villages such as Mijas, Benalmadena Pueblo and Pueblo Lopez; the Costa del Sol really does have something for everyone.

Finding accommodation on the Costa del Sol is not always straightforward due to the plethora of options available. At Panoramic Villas we aim to make the process as simple as possible. Those after the perfect Costa del Sol holiday rental can pick from a fine assortment of apartments and villas from right here on our site. We are proud to offer a wide selection that includes every popular location in the region.

This part of southern Spain boasts a vast array of restaurants and bars. Seaside resorts such as Torremolinos and Fuengirola cater for traditional UK tastes, but they also have lovely little bodegas tucked away down their narrow streets serving Serrano ham and a myriad of other tapas. Marinas in the cosmopolitan resorts of Puerto Banus and Cabopino are lined with quality restaurants where you can sample delicious seafood, juicy steaks and great wines.

There is no shortage of activities to take part in when visiting the Costa del Sol. If sunbathing for a week isn't your idea of a break then you can visit beautiful places like Ronda, the stunning Alhambra Palace in Granada, or try mountain biking, horse riding, hiking, quad biking, jet skiing or sailing. The region's also great for golf with more than 45 courses scattered along the coast.

We have a fantastic range of holiday apartments and villas to rent on the Costa del Sol - each one in a convenient location and not far from all the facilities you'll need during your trip. Most of our villas also offer access to a private pool or communal on-site pool.

Whether you are interested in a luxurious beach holiday or would like to engage in some more adventurous pursuits, we have accommodation to suit your requirements. The villas featured in this area of our site offer a choice for all travellers.

These options include everything from economical one-bedroom apartments to 11-bedroom villas, giving you all the space you would need for larger groups. We have places to stay in all the top resorts, including Marbella, Puerto Banus, Mijas, Fuengirola and Benalmadena, to name just a few. Search for your ideal Costa del Sol villa or apartment today.

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Information on Costa del Sol

Introduction to the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol (meaning "Coast of the Sun") is one of the most popular regions of Spain, situated in the South of the country. It is in the community of Andalucia where you will find coastal towns and communities along the coastline of Malaga.

As the gateway to Andalucía, the Costa del Sol is known for its pueblo blancos – whitewashed villages spilling down the hillside towards the coast. It was once made up of just a series of small fishing settlements until the tourism boom in the late 1950s.

The most popular destinations on the Costa del Sol, each of which have there own charm and appeal, include:

Britain’s fascination with the Costa del Sol has now passed the 60-year mark, with many holidaymakers still heading over to Southern Spain to enjoy the sunshine coast to the full.

The region boasts 161 kilometres of coastline so visitors can really make the most of the beautiful weather and silky,sandy beaches.

View our wonderful choice of Costa Del Sol Holiday Rentals.

Things to do

TheCosta del Sol has plenty to offer its visitors, no matter how they like to spend their holiday. From well-loved ports and small villages with their distinctive local culture to bigger resorts where the action is non-stop, there is something for everyone.

The stunning coastline includes many distinct landscapes boasting beaches, sand dunes, cliffs, estuaries and bays. Enjoy miles of sandy beaches on the Costa del Sol with a pleasant warm climate all year round.

Activities and attractions are countless, including our top 5 points of interest:

  1. Tivoli World - one of the most exciting theme parks on the island with endless thrills, fun rides for kids, cool shops to browse, endless restaurants plus regular shows & tranquil garden illuminations in the evening. Located in Benalmádena, Málaga.

  2. Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park - remarkable nature reserve just read to be explored. The natural park features mesmerising limestone mountains & caves, plus acres of fir forests & castles to admire and take snaps of from the Moorish era. Located in the Sierra de las Nieves range, Andalusia, southern Spain.

  3. Selwo Aventura - vast open air animal park with extensive walking trails plus vehicle tours available to get up close and personal to natures greatest including lions, flamingos, zebra & more. Located in Estepona, Málaga.

  4. Aqualand - by far the most popular and biggest water parks in the province with fun for all of the family.  Enjoyamazing slides, rapids & a surf beach area with wave machine if you want to get some practice in. Located in Torremolinos, Málaga.

  5. Sohail Castle - built back in AD 956, this towering castle is the perfect destination to soak up some culture. Admire the structures imposing walls & towers, also known for its open-air concerts and festivals, you might catch one if you're lucky! Located in Fuengirola,Málaga.

For those looking for a myriad of leisure activities and facilities, this is the destination for you. The coast has one of the largest amounts of world-classgolf courses along with theme parks, go karting, safari parks and picturesque public gardens.

The Top 5 Beaches on the Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol boasts some of the nicest beaches in Spain, in our opinion. In no particular order, here are the top 5 beaches to visit on the Costa del Sol:

  1. Playa del Cristo - Blue Flag beach just outside of Estepona which is great for families with young children. The sands are soft and white and there are plenty of places for parking close to the beach, perfect if you need to nip to the car for supplies.

  2. Torremolinos - the Costa del Sol's first ever resort and only 13 km north of Malaga. Torremolinos is a popular area for Brits thanks to it's playful bars (showing live football matches), fish and chips and an extensive nightlife scene.

  3. Playa del Canuelo - a favourite spot for hipsters, well off the beaten track. Accessible via bus which takes you through the green slopes of Maro hill to the wonderful waters below. Great spot for snorkelling and there are two beach bars for those wanting to relax with a drink in hand.

  4. Playa Burriana - action-packed location bustling with beach bars, ice-cream parlours and seafood restaurants. Well respected for its watersports and activities including para-sailing, jet skiing, banana boating and scuba diving.

  5. Puerto Banus - one of the most popular beaches in Malaga thanks to it's many celebrity sightings. Full of bars and restaurants - the beach to be at in the evenings if you like to party.

Find out more about the Costa del Sol's best beaches.

A Brief History of the Costa del Sol

The history of the Costa del Sol dates back to the Phoenicians and has since been occupied by the Moors, Greeks and Romans with each leaving their distinctive marks on the culture and architecture.

The Costa del Sol exudes culture and tradition and is renowned as the birth place of Picasso, famous for flamenco and the colourful local fiestas.

Costa del Sol Weather

The name says it all really, as the southern coast of Spain benefits from an incredible 320 days of sun every year, making it the ultimate year-round destination.

During the summer months it is rare for daytime temperatures to drop below the 30s. Even in the spring and autumn, highs tend to stay between 18 and 22 degrees.

The Costa del Sol climate attracts tourists from all over Europe as the summer is always gorgeously hot with temperatures reaching 40+ degrees and nicely warm during the winter months. Christmas Day usually consists of swimming and having a BBQ at the beach - imagine that!

Costa del Sol Travel Information

There are always lots of low-cost flight options to get you to Malaga Airport, which is within easy reach of all the popular resorts in the region. 

Travelling by Bus

If making use of the bus service, you can travel to any town on the Costa del Sol from Malaga Bus Station, which is a short 20 minute journey from the airport.

If you're staying in the eastern part of the Costa del Sol, there are several Malaga bus routes connecting to this area. You can reach Velez-Malagain around 30 minutes, which is known for it's impressive old quarter and the coastal part of Torre del Mar.

You can also easily reach the mountainous town of Nerja, with departures from Malaga being every 30 minutes, famous for its golden beaches, naturally formed caves and spectacular views from the Balcon de Europa.

Or, if travelling to the West of the Costa del Sol, you can also find many bus connections to all towns.Marbellais of course a must, thanks to it's whitewashed houses and stunning old town just waiting to be explored.

You will find four direct buses from Malaga to Marbella and 30+ routes that stop along the way.  Estepona is another popular resort town on the island which is served by 20 bus routes daily.

Travelling by Train

Visiting other cities from the Costa del Sol is now easier than ever, thanks to the introduction of the high-speed train (AVE) service. From Malaga Maria Zambrano station, you can reach the capital of the province, Cordoba, in just 45 minutes, and Seville in 55 minutes, known for it's famous landmarks and traditional flamenco dancing.

The launch of the Madrid-Malagaline has brought about huge transportation improvements making the Spanish capital more accessible than ever, with a short journey of just 2.5 hours. Plus, if you're waiting around, the train station inMalagais modern in structure offering a variety of shops and restaurants to pass the time in style.

Additional information: Children pay 2/3 of the fare on the high-speed trains, but full price on most buses. You will usually find discounts for sight admissions, and those under the age of four generally get in for free.

Accommodation on the Costa Del Sol

When it comes to renting holiday villas and apartments on the Costa del Sol, we have a full range of options to suit couples, families and larger groups.

Our holiday rentals also include a host of amenities and luxuries including:

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Private pool

  • Hot tub

  • Pool table

  • Table tennis

  • Gym

  • Private dining area with BBQ

  • Air conditioning

  • High speed WIFI

  • High quality entertainment system

  • Washing machine

So, please feel free to search our site and find the right accommodation for your requirements and for those travelling in your party. Travel to the Costa del Sol at any time of the year and enjoy one of our Costa del Sol Villas with Heated Pools.

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