With its 185-kilometre long Mediterranean shoreline, the Costa del Sol is not only a place of sandy beaches and rocky coves, but also of first-class marinas.

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Marbella has much to keep visitors and residents from wanting to ever leave – sun, sea, beach clubs, fine dining, designer shopping, spas, golf, racquet clubs and lots of beautiful scenery – but if you’re thinking of taking a day trip out to explore its surroundings there are many excellent options too.


The white villages of Andalucia are not only beautiful icons of this southern Spanish region and its rich history and culture, but also enjoy UNESCO World Heritage status. Here we highlight some of the main white village routes within easy reach of the Costa del Sol.


It can be a little difficult to define Sotogrande, the exclusive resort on the western edge of the Costa del Sol. Is it a town, a holiday resort or something in-between? In reality it is a little of all of these, as the private country club established by Colonel McMicking and his wife Mercedes Zobel in 1962 has since become a living community that is also recognised as one of the most luxurious resort destinations in Spain.

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