Costa del Sol and Costa de Almería Travel Guide
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Fodor's Spain 2014
Plan Your Costa del Sol and Costa de Almería Vacation
With an average of 320 days of sunshine a year, the Costa del Sol well deserves its name, "the Sunshine Coast." It's no wonder much of the coast has been built up with resorts and high-rise hotels. 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 during high season, visitors can unwind here, basking or strolling on mile after mile of sandy beach.
Most hotels on the developed stretch between Torremolinos and Fuengirola offer large, functional rooms near the sea at competitive rates, but the area's...read more
Málaga is best for traditional Spanish cooking, with a wealth of bars and seafood restaurants serving fritura malagueña, the city's famous fried seafood...read more
Things To Do in Costa del Sol and Costa de Almería
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Enjoy the sun and sand: Relax at any of the beaches; they're all free, though in summer there isn't much towel space.... Read more
Spain's southern coast is known for fresh fish and seafood, grilled or quickly fried in olive oil. Sardines roasted on spits are popular along... Read more
The resorts of the Costa del Sol have been attracting tourists since the 1950s with their magical combination of brochure-blue sea, miles of... Read more
Andalusia attracts ornithologists throughout the year, but the variety of birds increases in spring, when you can see many wintering species... Read more
Plenty of places in Spain are culturally a country apart, but Gibraltar is literally so. A little piece of Britain at the bottom of Spain, Gibraltar... Read more
Inland from the Costa del Sol's clamor and crowds, the landscape is stunning. Far in the distance, tiny villages cling precariously to the mountainside... Read more
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Hi to All, As usual, I'm starting my TR ahead of the trip (about a month) so others can gauge how much pre-planning they need. Read more