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Costa del Sol and Costa de Almería Travel Guide

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Plan Your Costa del Sol and Costa de Almería Vacation

With roughly 320 days of sunshine a year, the Costa del Sol well deserves the nickname "the Sunshine Coast." It's no wonder much of the coast has been built up with resorts and high-rises. Don't despair, though; you can still find some classic Spanish experiences, whether in the old city of Marbella or one of the smaller villages like Casares. And despite the hubbub of high season,

visitors can always unwind here, basking or strolling on mile after mile of sandy beach.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Enjoy the sun and sand Relax at any of the beaches; they're all free, though in summer there isn't much towel space.
  2. Soak up the atmosphere Spend a day in Málaga, Picasso’s birthplace, visiting the museums, exploring the old town, and strolling along the Palm Walkway in the port.
  3. Check out Puerto Banús Wine, dine, and celebrity-watch at the Costa's most luxurious and sophisticated port.
  4. Visit Cabo de Gata This protected natural reserve is one of the wildest and most beautiful stretches of coast in Spain.
  5. Shop for souvenirs Check out the weekly market in one of the Costa resorts to pick up bargain-price souvenirs, including ceramics.

When To Go

When to Go

May, June, and September are the best times to visit this coastal area, when there's plenty of sunshine but fewer tourists than in the hottest sea...

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