Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is a famous coastal region in southern Spain, in the province of Malaga. It extends from the city of Malaga to the town of Estepona, covering an area of approximately 150 kilometers of beaches and coastal towns.

On the Costa del Sol we can find a wide variety of types of housing, from tourist apartments and townhouses in residential complexes to luxurious villas in exclusive urbanizations. In addition, there are also a large number of traditional Andalusian chalets and houses in charming towns such as Nerja, Frigiliana, Mijas or Marbella.

This region is known for its warm climate, crystal-clear beaches and relaxed lifestyle, making it a very popular tourist destination for both Spaniards and foreigners.

Beaches and towns on the Costa del Sol

Nerja:

  • What to see: Nerja Cave, Balcón de Europa, El Salvador Church
  • Most famous beach: Burriana Beach

Torremolinos:

  • What to see: Battery Park, La Carihuela
  • Most famous beach: La Carihuela Beach

Benalmadena:

  • What to see: Puerto Marina, Colomares Castle, Garden of the Eagles
  • Most famous beach: Benalmádena Beach

Fuengirola:

  • What to see: Bioparc Fuengirola, Sohail Castle, Paseo Marítimo
  • Most famous beach: Carvajal Beach

Marbella:

  • What to see: Marbella Old Town, Puerto Banús, Plaza de los Naranjos
  • Most famous beach: Playa de la Fontanilla

Estepona:

  • What to see: Estepona Old Town, Food Market, Punta Doncella Lighthouse
  • Most famous beach: Playa del Cristo

Mijas:

  • What to see: Mijas Pueblo, Historical-Ethnological Museum, Mijas Bullring
  • Most famous beach: Playa de la Cala de Mijas

Victory Corner:

  • What to see: Treasure Cave, Bezmiliana Strong House, Torre de Benagalbón Lighthouse
  • Most famous beach: Playa del Rincón de la Victoria

Benahavís:

  • What to see: Montemayor Castle, Roman Bridge, Benahavís watchtowers
  • Most famous beach: As it does not have a coast, it does not have famous beaches.

Costa del Sol Airport

Costa del Sol Airport, also known as Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, is the main airport in the Costa del Sol region of Spain.

To get to the Costa del Sol Airport from the main centers of the Costa del Sol, it can be accessed via the A-7 highway or the AP-7 toll highway. It is also possible to arrive by commuter train or bus from different locations in the area.

The airport has a wide variety of services for travelers, such as restaurants, shops, car rental, currency exchange offices, tourist information offices and parking service.

Regarding flights to the main destinations, the Costa del Sol Airport offers connections to more than 60 countries around the world, with national and international destinations. Some of the main routes are to cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, London, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam.

As for the airlines that operate at Malaga airport, some of the main ones are Ryanair, easyJet, Vueling, Iberia, Air Europa, Norwegian, Lufthansa, British Airways and Tui Airways, among others.

Malaga Airport Faqs

  1. How can I book a taxi or transfer at Malaga airport?
    You can book a Malaga airport taxi through local taxi companies or alternatively, you can book a private transfer in advance through online agencies or directly with transport companies.
  2. What is the average fare for a taxi from Malaga airport to the city center?
    The average fare for a taxi from Malaga airport to the city center ranges between 20 and 30 euros, depending on distance and traffic.
  3. Can I pay with a credit card in a taxi from Malaga airport?
    Most taxis at Malaga airport accept credit card payments, but it is advisable to confirm with the driver before boarding the taxi.
  4. Is there a shared taxi service from Malaga airport?
    No, there is currently no shared taxi service from Malaga airport. However, you can choose to book a private transfer shared with other people through different transport agencies.
  5. Are there transfer services from Malaga airport to other tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol?
    Yes, there are numerous transport agencies that offer transfer services from Malaga airport to other tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol, such as Marbella, Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Nerja, among others. It is advisable to book in advance to guarantee availability.