Costa del Sol is more than beautiful beaches! There are amazing places where you will discover a unique culture. We'll show you the best cities to visit in one day so you can enjoy Costa del Sol in a different way!
Not surprisingly Malaga is on this list, after all, it is the capital of the Costa del Sol. In addition to impressing everyone with its splendid beaches, it owns an excellent museum and monument complex, being also the birthplace of the famous painter Pablo Picasso. It is in the historic center that you will find the most traditional side of the city and one of the most important cathedrals in Spain, the Catedral Basilica de la Encarnación! Malaga is also known for its great nightlife and the excellent seafood restaurants spread throughout the city. As you see, Malaga is a must!
Visit Frigiliana or Nerja? Both, no doubt!
Frigiliana is considered one of the most beautiful “pueblos blancos” (white villages) in Andalusia! Here you will have the opportunity to breathe the fresh air of the slopes and fields, a more rural side of the region. Enjoy the most picturesque streets that go hand in hand with the most colorful flowers. Frigiliana also offers one of the most important and well-preserved Moorish legacies. In Nerja, we have, once again, the magic of the "pueblos blancos". Stroll down Hernando de Carabeo street that connects the city center with the enchanting Northern beaches! Today Nerja lives on tourism, but was once a fishing village, but don't worry, this small village still respects the most typical features. Nerja has a major tourist attraction, the Cueva de Nerja. A fascinating cave complex that has become, over the years, one of Spain's most important natural attractions. These have revealed indispensable archaeological secrets for scientific studies. It's time to visit it!
Here we have an excellent example for beach lovers. You were worrying and thought we wouldn't put Marbella on this list? The perfect place to refresh in the paradise waters of Costa del Sol! Marbella is set against the backdrop of the Sierra Blanca Mountains and is one of the most popular places in Europe to enjoy the summer. It was for many years the famous luxury resort for celebrities, so much of its glamor continues to proliferate through its streets. Discover Puerto Banús, a marina full of millionaire yachts, the most upscale clothing stores, and even extensive golf courses.
Destinations out of Costa del Sol
Granada is simply a must-see destination and, once you are in Costa del Sol, there is no way out! Famous for the beautiful La Alhambra complex and the Albaicín district, it is one of the most famous cities in all of Andalusia. To have the opportunity to visit La Alhambra you must buy your tickets in advance, sell out very easily, do not miss the opportunity to see one of the most important Arab buildings ever.
This is destiny is often unnoticed, but it is an incredible place that features landscapes worth seeing at least once in a lifetime. A village that stands on a rocky complex and through which the Guadalevín River passes by. Enjoy the best views over Puente Nuevo!
Cordoba, the city of the three cultures. Here you will find a special atmosphere that has brought together Arab, Jewish and Christian civilizations. The main attraction of the city is the Cathedral Mosque of Cordoba, one of the best examples of Muslim art, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Also discover Judaria, the most important area of the historic city center and feel as if you were in the Middle Ages.
The charming Seville! Considered the capital of Andalusia, it stands out for its elegant architecture. It is a truly welcoming city, where the sound of flamenco can be heard in every corner. Let yourself be captive by the beauty of María Luisa Park and enjoy a short boat trip, it will be worth it!
And who said we would be limited to the territory of Spain? Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory situated in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. Famous for its incredible rock mass and its wild Barbary monkeys that can be observed in their natural habitat. Impressive!
We also have the opportunity to know a little about the culture of Morocco! You will find in Tangier the famous Hercules Cave and Cape Espartel! Cross colorful streets in the medina to find a fusion of aromas and colors.
Now you just need to choose which destination you most identified with! Difficult choice, right?