The clue’s in the name: Spain’s ‘sun coast’ is a 159km-long sun-soaked stretch of beaches and buzzy resort towns, each one with a certain appeal. So whether you’re a family with toddlers in tow or a group of friends looking for a night out, you’ll find a spot that works.
Arguably the most popular spot on the coast is Marbella, where blingy bars, pristine golf courses and a yacht-filled harbour add some serious glitz to your getaway. If that’s not your thing then Benalmádena may well be. Here, theme parks like the world-famous Tivoli World, aquariums, and calm water dotted with banana boats and jet skis make for an action-packed family break where babies will be as happy as teens.
If you’re looking to soak up some more tranquil Spanish culture then Mijas, with its whitewashed buildings and sleepy cafés, is a relaxed, villagey town home to quaint churches and postcard-worthy views. That’s just the start – with plenty more to offer, the Costa del Sol truly has something for everyone.