A Trip To The Costa Del Sol

August 21, 2013 Spain 8 Comments 9,225 Views

The Costa Del Sol Is The Perfect Getaway For A Late Summer Vacation.

Summer is slowly coming to an end; the heat wave has passed, most people have returned from their holidays, the streets are busier again, and all in all autumn is pretty much around the corner … at least here in Austria.

For all those who want to hold on to summer a little longer – which includes us of course, a short trip to the Costa del Sol in the South of Spain is the perfect getaway; if you’re looking for nice weather, beautiful beaches, rich culture, fantastic sights, as well as affordable flights, the area around Málaga is just the right spot for a cheap holiday.

The city of Málaga from above.
The city of Málaga from above.

Málaga has earned a reputation that makes is extremely popular with visitors. Flights are not too expensive from all over Europe, hotels & apartments are widely available, the beaches are well worth travelling there, the water is clear & refreshing and many of the activities & sights in and around the city are free of charge or low cost.

The climate in Andalusia is simply amazing, with temperatures in the high twenties to high thirties Centigrade in the summer months. This is just one of the many reason why we’ve been travelling to Carvajal, which is just outside of Málaga between Torremolinos and Fuengirola, for the last couple of years at the end of August or beginning of September. Staying outside of Málaga simply has to do with the fact that the beaches aren’t too crowded and we came across a very lovely apartment when we first searched for a place to stay at. Plus it only takes about 20 minutes by the Renfe train to the city centre.

The beach along the Costa del Sol in Spain.
The beach along the Costa del Sol in Spain.

Our core activities mostly vary from sunbathing to zipping Sangria, yet there are plenty of things to do both at day and night (among the most popular are for example a day trip to the world-famous Alhambra in Granada or a visit to the Picasso Home Museum), so every kind of traveller should find what they’re looking for.

The Alhambra in Granada, Spain.
The Alhambra in Granada, Spain.
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“The Costa Del Sol Is The Perfect Getaway For A Late Summer Vacation.”

  1. Mark

    I agree totally with you and your post! In addition I would say: the town-beach in Malaga is not that nice, if somebody´s looking for a more natural spot with less people, costa de la luz (westcoast), especially the area around Novo Santi Petri is nice to relax on the beach.
    Interesting towns beside Malaga and Granada are Sevilla and Ronda around this area.

  2. Nisa

    Thanks for your comment Mark! Sevilla is definitely on my travel list for Spain.

  3. Nisa

    Hi Rika! Ahhhh Valencia…also a place on my list. The world is simply too big for one life :) How long will you be travelling through Spain? Best, Nisa

  4. Elizabeth

    Hello Nisa, Yes you have to come to my town Sevilla, the most beautiful town of Spain lol I will be happy to show my city.

    Thanks for this beautiful blog, I enjoy reading it, so much!

  5. Hi Elizabeth!
    The most beautiful town in Spain? Well I definitely have got to see that ;) Sevilla just moved up on on my Spanish travel list. Thanks for the offer; if I ever come down there, I’ll let you know for sure!
    Best, Nisa

  6. Cristian

    Hi, Nisa. I live near Alcoy, between Valencia and Alicante, an hour far from each.

    I think Valencia is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve seen in Spain, along with Santiago de Compostela, San Sebastián, Granada and Barcelona.

    I highly recommend you to walk at least some parts of the “Camino de Santiago”, especially near San Sebastián. There you follow wonderful mountain tracks/paths beside the sea. The “Camino del norte (north route)” begins at Irún, and it’s awesome.

    The best beaches I know near here are mainly located at Cabo de la Nao: La Granadella and L’Ambolo. We also usually go to Bol nou, in La Vila Joiosa, another magnifique beach.

    I was diving in Formentera, and I consider it a really thrilling thing to do, especially because of all that “posidonia meadows” next to the coast.

    They say there are beautiful almost virgin beaches in Cabo de Gata (near Málaga). I still haven’t been there.

    I still haven’t seen Sevilla, Córdoba and Cádiz, and I have great expectations about them.

  7. Thanks so much for your detailed comment Christian!
    I really want to travel along the coat of Spain some time to check out all the mentioned places…some day :)

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