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Holiday Villas and Apartments to Rent in Riviera del Sol, Spain

Riviera del Sol is a large urbanisation on the Costa del Sol near La Cala de Mijas. It has become a village of its own right and boasts a range of amenities to make your stay more comfortable such as restaurants, bars, shops and a variety of sports facilities. Riviera del Sol is incredibly popular with tourists and many foreign residents live here permanently. 

With so many fantastic beaches within a short distance, Riviera del Sol is the perfect holiday destination for those who are looking for a beach holiday in the Costa del Sol. You can choose from the many beaches of Fuengirola, Marbella and Mijas Costa. 

You are similarly well-positioned to take advantage of the many attractions that are in the resort towns that surround Riviera del Sol. Explore historic Mijas Pueblo or discover the fantastic shopping opportunities in Marbella.


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Selection of Holiday Villas and Apartments in Riviera del Sol, Spain

Looking for the perfect holiday home to rent in the Costa del Sol? Panoramic Villa Rentals offers a fabulous selection of holiday villas and apartments to rent in Riviera del Sol, a popular holiday destination on the Costa del Sol.

Riviera del Sol is situated on the coast midway between Marbella and Fuengirola and is only 25 minutes' drive from Malaga. Its closest neighbour is the resort of Calahonda. Riviera del Sol is a mixed residential and holiday area with access to every facility and services needed for a perfect holiday. There are numerous shops, bodegas, tapas bars and restaurants within walking distance, and access to some of the finest Blue Flag beaches on the Costa. Riviera del Sol also has its own golf course and access to a tennis school, lawn bowls and other sporting facilities is only a 10 minute drive away.

We have a fabulous selection of holiday villas and apartments in Riviera del Sol. Each one is situated in a great location, a few minutes' drive minutes from the Mediterranean, and the famous Blue Flag beaches of Mihas Costa.

Most of our Riviera del Sol holiday villas and apartments have access to either a private pool, or an on-site communal pool where you can relax and unwind. We offer a variety of holiday villas and apartments in Riviera del Sol for families or groups of friends, from modern and spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, right up to luxury 6 bedroom villas for larger groups.

We offer a variety of holiday villa and apartment rentals on the Costa del Sol from smaller 2 bedroom villa rentals, right up to 6 bedroom luxury villas with plenty of space for larger groups in Marbella, Mijas, Estepona, Fuengirola, Calahonda, Malaga, Benalmadena, Alhaurin el Grande, Puerto Banus, Axarquia, Benahavis, Casares, La Cala de Mijas, Riviera del Sol and Torremolinos. Our selection of villas and apartments can cater for couples, families or groups of friends.

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Information on Riviera del Sol

Introduction to Riviera del Sol

Riviera del Sol is an urbanisation near La Cala de Mijas that is incredibly popular with tourists and foreign ex-pats, many who live there permanently. Riviera del Sol is located on the coast between Fuengirola and Marbella on the Costa del Sol.

Due to Riviera del Sol’s proximity to the beaches and attractions of some of the Costa del Sol’s most popular resorts and tourist destinations it is a great place to stay if you want to explore everything the Costa del Sol has to offer. 

History of Riviera del Sol

Like many of the urbanisations on the Costa del Sol, Riviera del Sol was developed due to the tourism boom that began in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Many new apartments and villas were built to accommodate the tourists as well as shops, restaurants and other amenities. 

Historically, the area had been settled by several different cultures over the years before it was secured by Christian forces during the Reconquista. The area around Riviera del Sol was defended by several watchtowers that were built to guard against piracy as it was often raided by Barbary Corsairs. 

Things to do in Riviera del Sol

The Riviera del Sol’s location on the coast between Fuengirola and Marbella means that it is perfectly located to take full advantage of the many attractions and amenities of these popular tourist destinations. 

Riviera del Sol makes the perfect base to explore the Costa del Sol from as you discover the history and culture of the traditional Andalucian village of Mijas, the tourist welcoming attractions of Fuengirola or the glitz and glamour of Marbella. 

To help you make a start to your planning we have included 5 popular tourist attractions near Riviera del Sol:

  • Aztec Country Club - a large sports centre in Riviera del Sol that offers an 18 hole crazy golf course, 7 tennis courts, gymnasium and a large heated outdoor pool. It also boasts a poolside bar, excellent restaurant and a sports bar. 

  • Bioparc Fuengirola - a brilliant zoo that lets you get up close and personal to a range of exotic animals in their natural habitats. Located in Fuengirola, this zoo is famous for its endangered animal conservation and captive breeding work and provides an educational experience for visitors. 

  • La Cala Golf Resort - The Costa del Sol and La Cala de Mijas, in particular, is a golfer’s paradise. The area boasts a range of fantastic golf courses for you to enjoy during your visit. La Cala Golf Resort is by far the biggest and most popular golf complex in Spain and boasts three 18-hole championship golf course. 

  • Cabopino Marina - a smaller and quiet port not far from Riviera del Sol that has its own Mediterranean style. Cabopino Marina boasts a range of excellent restaurants and bars that are right next to the beach. The many elegant and luxurious yachts that are moored here create a stunning view during the sunset. 

  • The Orange Square - located in the heart of Marbella’s old town. This historic centre includes three of Marbella’s most historic buildings, the Town Hall, the Old Governor's House and the Chapel of Santiago, as well as the ruins of the old Arab city wall. 

The Top 5 Beaches in Riviera del Sol

Riviera del Sol’s location on the Mediterranean coast means that it is in the perfect place to enjoy the many fabulous beaches of the Costa del Sol. 

From Fuengirola’s 5 miles of beautiful sandy beaches to Marbella’s Golden Mile, there are an abundance of beaches for you to explore during your villa holiday, all boasting a wide range of facilities such as restaurants, beach bars and water sports.  

Some of the nicest beaches in Spain are in this area, so if you want nothing more than to relax in the sun and take in the stunning sea views, then you are in luck. In no particular order, here are the top 5 beaches to visit in Riviera del Sol:

  1. Playa del Castillo - one of Fuengirola’s most popular beaches that boasts a wide range of facilities for you to enjoy. This beach is very picturesque with its abundance of colourful boats that line the beach and with Sohail Castle watching over the coast. 

  2. Playa Artola - this beach is to the west of the Cabopino marina and is unique as it is the only beach in Marbella that isn’t backed by any urbanisation. This is thanks to the sand dunes that are protected. The historic Torre Ladrones watch tower watches over this beach. 

  3. The Playa Calahonda - the longest beach on the Mijas Costa and is very popular with tourists and locals alike. It boasts a variety of excellent beach bars and restaurants and caters for sunbathers and is very family-friendly. 

  4. Funny Beach Marbella - famous for its go-karting track that shares the same name. This beach boasts a large watersports centre which rents out a range of equipment such as jet skis and hoverboards. 

  5. Butiplaya - this semi-urban beach is incredibly popular with both locals and tourists alike. It was awarded a  Blue Flag for its cleanliness and excellent facilities that include watersports rentals for you to take part in. 

Riviera del Sol Weather

The Costa del Sol enjoys incredible weather almost all year round, which is what makes it such a popular tourist destination, and Riviera del Sol is no exception. The subtropical Mediterranean climate creates summer temperatures that average 32 ºC that is combined with a cooling sea breeze to create a pleasant summer feeling. 

As the name would suggest, the Costa del Sol enjoys an abundance of sunshine which combines with the hot summers and warm winters to make Riviera del Sol and La Cala de Mijas the perfect year-round holiday destination. 

Riviera del Sol Travel Information

It is a 25 minutes drive to Riviera del Sol from Malaga Airport, which is the main entry point to the Costa del Sol for many tourists. The main route through the Costa del Sol is well signposted making it incredibly easy to find your way around. 

Hire cars and taxis are in abundance throughout the Costa del Sol, making it incredibly easy to travel around the different towns and resorts if you desired. We recommend that you make use of an airport transfer to reach your holiday rental as it is easier and more cost-effective than other options. 

There is also a range of reliable and comfortable local buses that connects Riviera del Sol and La Cala de Mijas with the rest of the Costa del Sol, including Marbella, Fuengirola and Mijas Pueblo. 

Accommodation in Riviera del Sol

Here at Panoramic Villas, we are proud to offer a range holiday villas and apartments to rent in Riviera del Sol that can accommodate groups of a variety of sizes. All of our Riviera del Sol rentals are conveniently located near a range of local amenities as well as the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol. 

Our wide range of stunning holiday rentals in the Riviera del Sol are all maintained to an incredibly high standard and include a host of luxuries to improve your stay, including:

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Private pool

  • Hot tub or jacuzzi

  • Pool table

  • Private Garden

  • Table tennis

  • Gym

  • Private dining area with BBQ

  • En-suite bathrooms

  • Air conditioning

  • High-speed WIFI

  • High-quality entertainment system

  • Washing machine

Whether you're seeking a beachfront luxury villa where you can wake up every morning to beautiful sea views or a stylish holiday apartment that is within walking distance of a wide range of local amenities our wide range of holiday villas and apartments to rent in Riviera del Sol will have something for every holiday goer. 

We also present a number of other luxury villa rentals in popular villa holiday destinations on the Costa del Sol, including:

Please feel free to browse our range of luxury villas and if you have any questions or would like some additional information about any of our holiday rentals, please contact us for more information.


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