Costa del Sol Towns, Málaga
My favorite thing was the horse and carriage ride in the center of Malaga.
Fondest memory: Picking a favorite thing was tough- Malaga is so interesting- beautiful cathedral, gorgeous sea views - travel on the coast- skip the auto pista- a modern highway but NOT scenic. We visited the Picasso Museum- a must see! We ate tappas in the little sidewalk cafes- we like all the little nook and cranny shops- and the people are so friendly. We liked the lazy slowness of the costa del sol- ah- siesta. And almost everything does close during siesta- no joke.
Malaga is the flocking place for Europeans. So many from so many different countries. But there is not that overly young and confused crowd that you find in Benidorm or Ibiza. What it has are well established grounded individuals who fell in love with the place and decided to stay. Driving down the coast N-340 you see so much of the ocean that you will feel like stopping the car and taking a walk along the beach. Malaga is also close to so many of the great sites such as Marbella, Ronda, Grenada, Sevilla. You cannot miss this opportunity. Go to
Fondest memory: So many, Great Views, Walking on the beach. I remmembered going to a Restarant in November on the beach and ondering Sangria and Prawns. The amount they gave to me was so much and so good that I went back again. You cannot find this in nothern Eurorpe. Go to the beach in December is also possible.
Lovely situated South of Europe, we can not ask more, beautiful weather, landscape, peace and the contrast of the people and the nights full of magic and music.
It is very cosmopolitan and normally english is the second language even if sometimes is the first one.
Fondest memory: Que voy a decir de la Costa del Sol, que no se haya dicho ya! pero la verdad es que al sur de Europa, frontera con Africa, tiene un privilegiado clima (a escepcion de este año), muy cosmopolita donde el ingles es el segundo idioma, aunque a veces sea el primero, y unas noches que se alargan al dia.
Favorite thing: Not a nice picture. This is the first time I've seen a picture of me with an obvious spare tyre round the middle. Since my knee injury, I was aware I'd piled the pounds (/kilos) on but not this much. Nice spot, though.
Favorite thing: Benalmadena is a place where British and Finnish pensioners move to. There still lives locals. It is a great place to meet locals. They are very friendly and conversation is guaranteed although there wouldn't be a common language.
The first time I came to the Costa del Sol I stayed in Calahonda. The area’s proximity to Málaga and Marbella make it a great base from which to explore the coast. Amenities abound with sports clubs, restaurants and bars and the atmosphere is friendly and family orientated.
Fondest memory: Between Calahonda and Elvira lies the picturesque port of Cabopino with its pretty beach, restaurants and charming apartments.
Visit the Costa del Sol, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It has miles of beautiful sandy beaches and fantastic weather which have kept tourists flocking back year after year to resorts like Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Marbella.
The areas infrastructure is well organized with the new Autopista del Sol providing access from Malaga to Estepona and beyond to Gibraltar. The old N340 coast road is a little slower but offers some lovely sea views as it winds its way along the coast.
Favorite thing: The small village of Benalmadena is situated in a hillside of a mountain. It can be very heavy to walk there, especially if it is hot.
Almost between Fuengirola and Marbella, Calahonda offers the classic package-holiday trilogy: sun, sand and Spanish wine (very good one!).
Fondest memory: See more pictures in my travelogue...
The Fuengirola promenade is a nice place just to sit and look at the views
Fondest memory: Sunshine in the Winter is always nice