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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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.

$88.42 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.

$34.27 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.

$20.56 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.

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Shared Arrival Transfer: Malaga Airport to Costa del Sol Hotels

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Malaga accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.Have the peace of mind knowing that once you have booked your transfer, you will find no hidden fees upon arrival. All flights are monitored, so if your flight is delayed, you will simply be booked onto the next available shuttle at no additional cost. It's that easy!Please note: Some Costa del Sol hotels are not easy to access. In this case, the shuttle will get you as close as possible to the front of your hotel. Transfers are available to centrally located hotels in the following towns: Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas Costa, Marbella, Puerto Banus, San Pedro and Estepona.

$54.84 Day Trips & Excursions

Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip from Malaga

After the approximate two-hour drive from Malaga on a comfortable coach, your day trip to Gibraltar starts with a sightseeing tour that takes in all the British territory’s sights. See the port of Gibraltar, the walled inner city and St Michael’s Cave, a dramatic natural grotto used as a venue for concerts, ballet and classical music performances.Then head to the famous Rock of Gibraltar, a tour highlight. The limestone rock stands about 1,400 feet high (425 meters) and has a long history – the ancient Romans and Greeks considered it one of the two Pillars of Hercules, which marked the edge of the ancient world.From the top, take in views of the Iberian Peninsula and across the Mediterranean to Morocco, and meet the locals -- the semi-wild troop of macaque monkeys, popularly known as Barbary apes. Legend says that the British won’t leave Gibraltar until the monkeys have left. Hang on to your belongings -- these cheeky little monkeys have been known to snatch and run!You’ll also have free time too have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and for shopping on Main Street, where prices are tax-free, the currency is the British pound and English brands like Marks & Spencer sell their wares. Hit the shops for British clothing and glassware, and pick up duty-free designs from international brands like Tommy Hilfiger and the Spanish brand Mango.UpgradeDon’t leave without saying hello to Gibraltar’s friendly dolphins, the world’s favorite marine mammals. Upgrade your day trip to include a dolphin-watching cruise to catch sight of the three types of dolphins who call these waters home: common, striped and bottle-nosed dolphins. If you don’t choose this option, you’ll have extended free time.