The Costa Del Sol famous as a tourist destination offers the visitor everything from beautiful sandy beaches to whitewashed villages and much more. From North Eastern tip of Nerja to La Duquesa close to the border with Gibraltar the Costa del sol offers holiday homes for all tastes and budgets. There some towns predominately populated by British Expats, some have a much more international section of visitors and some are mainly Spanish. From a high-rise apartment in Fuengirola, a luxury villa in Marbella or a white washed townhouse inland from Nerja there is a huge choice of properties to rent for holidays in the Costa Del Sol. Being one of the oldest tourist destinations in Spain there is excellent infrastructure, including roads and airports to ensure traveling to your holiday accommodation is easy and straightforward.
As there are many locals and expats living on the costa del sol and Gibraltar many towns cater for these workers that are perhaps not permanent to buy property but need to rent for a number of years. Along the coast there are many developments and urbanisations that specifically cater for ex pat communities and holiday home owners. There is a large choice of properties to rent long term. You can rent long term apartments and villas with pools. Rental prices can vary greatly between certain towns and urbanisations, luxury properties in Puerto Banús can cost 1000s of euros per month, Marbella is the most expensive area to rent, but further up the coast, the towns of Torrox and Nerja you can rent a property from as little as 300 euros per month.
The Costa Del Sol other fantastic weather all year and winter rentals give Northern Europeans an opportunity to get away from the grey skies of UK, Germany and the Netherlands. It is very popular for retirees or people that can work anyway with the internet to winter in the Costa Del Sol. Winter rentals can offer great value for money as owners of holiday rentals would rather have someone paying something and keeping their properties occupied than sitting empty throughout the winter. The is a wide selection of properties available from frontline apartments to luxury villas with pools. A winter rental in the Costa Del Sol can also be a good way to explore the area if you are looking to buy. Usually winter rentals are for between 3 and 6 months sometimes a little longer. Some owners only want their property back during the real high season of July and August.
Marbella known as the most chic tourist town in Spain with it´s Puerto Banús marina where stunning yachts and the rich famous have gathered throughout the recent decades is the second most populated town in the Malaga Province.
Nerja is on the northern most tip of the Costa Del Sol and boasts several miles of white sandy beaches. Originally a fishing village it still keeps the traditional charm with white washed buildings and narrow streets.
Torrox is made of two parts the inland pueblo and Torrox Costa on the coast. It is a favoured spot or British an German expats. The larger town of Nerja is around 20 minutes drive and the regional capital of Malaga is 45 minutes drive.
Built in 1970 By Jose Banús, a local property developer, Puerto Banús is a luxury marina and shopping complex to the south west of Marbella. It is a favoured destination for many international celebrities and has 5 million visitors a year.
Caleta Beach is located at the Port of Caleta of Vélez, there is a wide beach and a busy port and marina. The beach is 1km long and makes up part of a suburb of Vélez close to the old quarter of the city.
Torre Del Mar is a popular holiday destination for Spanish residents. It has a long wide beach and all the amenities you expect to find in an established tourist town. It is on the coast close to the city of Vélez.
A small town that is 12 km from Vélez and 20 km from the provincial town of Malaga, Benejarafe boasts a 1.6 km beach that is dark sand and is not as busy as some of the other beaches on the Costa Del Sol, probably due to the linited facilities close to the beach.
Situated only 12km east of Malaga on the coast Rincón de la Victoria still has it´s fishing village feel and is mainly habituated by Spanish who work in Malaga or have holiday homes to get away from the city in the summer months.
The first resort to be developed on the Costa del Sol, Torremolinos is as popular as ever with tourists. There is a large British Expat population enjoying one of the best climates in Europe. It has high temperatures in the summer but low humidity.
Arroya de la Miel is one the district of Benalmádena, it has a large British population, but still retains it´s Spanish feel with its small streets and square making for a village way of life. There is a wide variety of bars and restaurants catering for all tastes.
One of the many tourist resorts in the Costa del Sol Benalmádena offers the tourist a host of attractions including amusement parks, aquariums, a casino and one of the largest marinas in the area. All with a back drop of sandy beaches and the Sierra de Mijas mountains.
A major tourist resort on the Costa del Sol Fuengirola has had it´s far share of development over the last few decades and has many high-rise buildings overlooking the fantastic 8 km beach, promenade and marina.
Mijas is made up of several parts, the pueblo that is nestled inland on the hillside, the Costa which is the main residential and commercial area on the coast, la Cala de Mijas a small village resort by the sea. There are seven golf courses in the area, with more under construction.
Developed in 1963 Calahonda is located half way between Fuengirola and Marbella and is part of the Mijas municipality but is large enough to be a classed as a town in it´s own right. With 3 commercial centres housing many shops and restaurants.
An urbanisation 15 minutes drive from Marbella, Elviria offers holiday home owners and residents easy access to Marbella with local amenities such as an international school and a golf course. It also boasts a Michelin star restaurant.
A small marina Cabopino is situated between Marbella and Benalmádena and although is not perhaps as popular as other local tourist destinations offers the visitor a good choose of restaurants and bars, as well as a nudist beach.
Although there are many new developments taking place in the area, San Pedro remains one of the most typical Spanish town on the Costa del Sol. It has a newly constructed promenade on along it´s sandy beach.
Guadalmina was developed in the 1980s and is part of the Marbella district, it offers great access to Puerto Banús, Marbella and Estepona. To west is the Guadalmina river. It boasts two golf clubs on the urbanisation.
Covering an area of 137 kilometres squared, as well as it´s mountain and fertile valleys Estepona is renowned for it´s beaches that stretch along 21km of coastline, making an extremely popular destination and holiday resorts for tourist from across Europe.
A working town San Luis de Sabinillas has grown is recent years to accommodate foreign workers working in Gibraltar. It offers fabulous beaches, pavement café and all the amenities such as banks and estate agents.
A peaceful marina during much of the year only 45 minutes from Gibraltar airport, Puerto de la Duquesa comes alive during the summer months of July and August. The fantastic climate all makes this perfect place to visit.