Welcome to Costa del Sol

While the Costa del Sol has long attracted both foreign residents and tourists to its shores, it has also attracted a fair amount of negative press over the years, mainly related to mass development and the spiralling cost of a pint. The truth is that, while there has been unsightly overbuilding here, there are still places that are genuinely picturesque and traditional, and a world away from the soulless... Read More

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$86.30 Day Trips & Excursions

Granada Walking Tour with Alhambra Gardens from Malaga

After meeting your local guide in Malaga, relax in a comfortable air-conditioned coach on the drive to Granada, an essential stop on any trip to Spain. When you arrive in Granada, enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra, a Moorish palace in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The palace complex is one of the most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture in the world and is a symbol of Granada. Continue your Granada tour with a visit to Charles V Palace and the Generalife Gardens, located next to the Alhambra. As you explore the gardens, enjoy the stunning views of the Granada and the Gypsy quarter of the Albaycin.Next, head to the center of Granada for lunch (own expense) and a guided walking tour of the city.Relax in your comfortable vehicle and enjoy the Spanish scenery on your way back to Malaga.Sightseeing Train upgradeUpgrade your Granada Day Trip including the city's sightseeing train. Right after visiting the Alhambra, the Nasrid Palaces, the Charles V Palace and the Generalife Gardens, hop on the train and enjoy the ride! This environmentally friendly train is the only hybrid train in Europe. It has been exclusively made for the city and it will carry you to the most famous places in town.Advance bookings are strongly recommended, as access to the Alhambra is strictly limited to a certain number of visitors each day.

$538.23 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Spain Tour: Seville, Cordoba, Toledo, Ronda, Costa del Sol and Granada from Madrid

Visit Andalusia's most popular sights in Seville, Cordoba, Toledo and Granada on this 5-day Andalusian excursion. Stay in a standard- or superior-grade hotel in Seville, the Costa del Sol and Granada, and take guided tours of the fabled cities of Seville, Cordoba, Toledo and Granada.See the Itinerary below for details on each day of the tour.Please note that the visit to the Alhambra is dependent on availability.

$92.03 Shopping & Fashion

Tangier, Morocco Day Trip from Costa del Sol

Your Morocco day trip to Tangier begins with a scenic drive from Costa del Sol to Algecias or Tarifa, in the southern tip of Spain. From there, board a high-speed ferry to travel to Morocco across the Strait of Gibraltar (45 to 60 minutes), where your journey to the exotic Moroccan city of Tangier will continue on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Start your tour of Tangier with a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city center and continue by foot to the little souk, the medina (old quarter) and the kasbah (old fortress). Admire Morocco's rich architecture, wander around the spice markets, visit one of the local bakeries to try some tasty bread (own expense) or stop to see the snake charmer. Next, go shopping at a typical bazaar and see many types of carpets and handicrafts. Have a traditional Moroccan lunch at a local restaurant, and feast on food like couscous, tagine and other local delicacies. During lunch, be entertained with a performance by a Berber dancer. Continue with a short stop at Cape Spartel, where you can see the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean mix together. Then, sample traditional mint tea and learn about the mint tea rituals at a local shop. Next, visit the Cave of Hercules and stop by the white sand dunes that border the Atlantic. If you wish, you may ride a camel here (own expense)! Alternatively, enjoy free time to explore the beautiful area. On your way back to the ferry, admire views of the Moroccan landscape. After your cross the strait, relax on the comfortable coach ride from the Spain port back to Costa del Sol. Please note: The itinerary and schedule of this trip are subject to change from December to April due to ferry's timetables and the Ramadan holiday.

$32.29 Tours & Sightseeing

Malaga Segway Tour

Meet your friendly guide and start with an orientation session to get familiar with your two-wheeled, electric, self-balancing Segway. Once you feel comfortable, you’ll follow your guide into the buzzing historical heart of the city. Glide through Constitution Square (Plaza Mayor), passing its bustling sidewalk cafes where Malagueños spill out onto the pavements. Hear of the square’s 15th-century history, and then continue to pedestrianized Larios Street where the city’s swanky shops are found. Pose for photos in front of Larios Monument -- an ornate 19th-century statue of Manuel Domingo Larios (the man who spearheaded Malaga’s urban development).See Museo Picasso with its pretty whitewashed façade, and then Picasso’s birthplace, while hearing tales and trivia about the man himself. Malaga oozes with arty history, and your guide will point out other notable highlights like Carmen Thyseen Museum, a gallery that showcases modern Spanish art inside Villalón Palace – a magnificent 16th-century building.Pass the famously lopsided-looking Malaga Cathedral, and then work your way through the side streets to hit Malaga Alcazaba – the city’s most important Moorish landmark. Considered one of the best-preserved Arab citadels in Spain, this palatial fortress was built on the grounds of a Roman town overlooking the city center. Soak up the views and see the recently excavated Roman amphitheater, just next to it.If you’re eager to see more and stay out on your Segway for longer, then upgrade to the 2-hour tour! After a short break, you’ll continue to Castillo de Gibralfaro to marvel at its castle ramparts and enjoy the finest views in the city! Glide back down into town and saunter along Malaga Promenade (Palmeral de las Sorpressas), admiring its neat little gardens that separate the town from the seafront. Both the 1-hour tour and 2-tour finish at the start point.

$86.30 Day Trips & Excursions

Granada Walking Tour with Alhambra Gardens

Meet your local guide in Costa del Sol and relax in a comfortable coach on the drive to Granada, a must-visit city in Andalucia. On the way, enjoy a short stop at Riofrio, a small village with beautiful green landscape. When you arrive in Granada take a guided tour of the Moorish palace Alhambra, located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The Alhambra palace complex, a UNESCO World Heritate Site, is one of the most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture in the world and has become a symbol of the city of Granada. Next, visit to Charles V Palace and the Generalife Gardens, located near the Alhambra. Explore the beautiful gardens, and enjoy the wonderful views of the city and the Albaycin's Gypsy quarter. Continue to the center of Granada with your local guide and have free time to enjoy a delicious Spanish lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). Then, you have more time to explore Granada at your own pace, before you relax in your comfortable vehicle on the drive back to Costa del Sol. Advance bookings are strongly recommended, as access to the Alhambra is strictly limited to a certain number of visitors each day.

$19.38 Tours & Sightseeing

City Sightseeing Malaga Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Malaga.Birthplace of Picasso, Malaga boasts pretty streets, leafy boulevards and lush gardens. Find out why the city's cathedral is called La Manquita - the one armed lady! Hear all about the old palace fortress and its two rings of walls, and of course you can't miss the Picasso Museum! You'll get the chance to see all of this on your City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of Malaga.You can hop on and off this open-top, double-decker bus as many times as you like. There are 14 stops, and the entire route takes approximately 80 minutes. The bus departs every 30 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.Upgrade to discover the city's top landmarks on a guided walking tour. Learn the history, legends, and traditions of the area, and pass the remains of Roman, Moorish, and Christian civilizations: Roman theater, Cathedral, Alcazaba.