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Discover the Main Costa del Sol Towns

Costa del Sol towns

The Costa del Sol, or Coast of Sunshine, stretches along Southern Spain from Nerja to beyond Estepona. It is no surprise that the area attracts over two million tourists per year with the average annual temperature of 18ºC (average min 13ºC, max 23ºC) and over 300 days of sunshine to be enjoyed!

The Costa del Sol offers many beaches, towns and monuments to be discovered. Whether you are looking for the cosmopolitan coffee culture of Malaga, the designer boutiques and stylish bars of Marbella, a bustling beach in Torremolinos, Donkey rides in Mijas or a leisurely lunch portside at one of the regions fantastic marinas such as Puerto Banus, Cabopino, Fuengirola or Benalmadena, you will be sure to have a great holiday on the Costa del Sol.

Sunset Beach Club is perfectly situated in Benalmádena Costa making it easy to visit the main towns of the Costa Del Sol. Our dedicated Leisure Desk will be pleased to provide you with a suggested itinerary and point you in the right direction!  If you wish to hire a car, please click here for information and to contact our Leisure Desk.

Benalmadena Marina

Benalmadena Port

Benalmadena has a tunning marina with plenty to offer during the day and also a great nightlife. Not surprisingly, it has twice been voted the World’s Best Marina! Benalmádena Port is a fabulous facility located just a few minutes from Sunset Beach Club, which hosts a wide range of activities, including boat rides, fishing trips, dolphin watching trips, a large shopping centre, evening entertainment and of course great seafood. 

Benalmadena Pueblo

Benalmádena Pueblo

In a raised position a few kilometres from the coast, fabulous panoramic views of the Mediterranean can be enjoyed from the original “Benalmádena Village”. It is ideal for a half day visit, where you can enjoy not only stunning views, but also sample delicious tapas in the village restaurants.  If you carry on a little further, you can take the back road to Mijas Village, to make a full day trip.

Mijas Village

Mijas Village

When Spain began to enjoy an influx of international tourism in the sixties, one of the most famous souvenirs, which has lasted until this day, must be that of the “straw donkey”…. And with good reason, for in the early 1900s, these beasts of burden were one of the main modes of transport. Nowadays, the sight of a farmer walking in the countryside beside his well-loaded donkey is a rare event, but Mijas still maintains the tradition of the “donkey taxi”, an experience which is still popular with tourists today. This pretty white village still keeps much of its original charm, with meandering cobbled streets lined with hanging geranium pots.



Originally a tiny fishing port, Fuengirola has seen massive growth over the past thirty years, and is now one of the busiest tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol.  Large beaches are flanked by a renovated promenade, along which you will find countless bars and restaurants offering everything from local food and wine, to typical British pub grub and fine international cuisine.  The town centre has recently had a facelift, and both the high street and central square, now largely pedestrianized, offer a pleasant shopping environment, with plenty of leather goods, fashion outlets, and souvenir shops.

Marbella Old Town

Marbella Old Town

Marbella is approximately 30 minutes from Sunset Beach Club.  The famous Orange Square is located in the heart of the old town, where tiny cobbled streets are lined with designer stores, souvenir shops, and some great shoe shops.  Obviously it wouldn't be Spain without a few bars and restaurants, and you will also find an abundance of these - spit and sawdust tapas bars down tiny alleyways, street cafés and a selection of excellent international restaurants.  A stroll along the high street of Marbella, the city parks or the beach promenade are also very pleasant ways to spend a couple of hours.

Puerto Banús Marbella

Puerto Banús

Famous for the high-life, fast cars and big yachts, Puerto Banús is located about 40 minutes from Sunset Beach Club, and there is still a good chance you will see celebrities strolling around here - although perhaps not as much as in the 80's and 90's.  This bustling port offers a great mixture of designer shops and market stalls alongside the harbour, where you can also find some great restaurants and nightclubs which are open until dawn. A great place to see some heavy metal and watch the passers by (in their many unique forms!).

Malaga City Cetre


Known locally for it’s cosmopolitan cafes and bars, not to mention it’s beautiful boutiques and bustling port, Malaga centre also offers culture, with it’s roman theatre, classic cathedral, museums and regular street markets. Located just 20 minutes from Sunset Beach Club, Malaga is definitely worth a visit!


Located just 7km west of Malaga Airport and the next resort along from Benalmadena, Torremolinos has always been very popular. Also, the seafront of the resort, La Carihuela, is a beautiful strip of pomenade, perfect for a daytime walk, an evening stroll and famous for its fish restaurants. With it's sandy beaches, variety of shops and plenty of shops, Torremolinos is a great day out during your holiday on the Costa del Sol.

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