Costa del Sol beaches
Costa del Sol, part of Andalucía, is blessed with some of the most spectacular beaches in the world. Costa del Sol translating to mean Coast of the Sun has been a favourite of sun worshippers and beach bums for decades. Justifying the name is the weather of Costa del Sol. The average temperature throughout the year is 18.5 C and the region boasts of at least 300 days of sunshine in a year. It is not just the weather that adds allure to the beaches of Costa del Sol. It is also the fine clean sand, chiringuitos (beach bars), pulsating nightlife, bonhomie environment and warm water.
It is almost impossible to nominate one or two beaches as the best beach of Costa del Sol. Your shortlist depends on the nature of beach holiday you want to have. Those coming to Costa del Sol with children prefer children friendly beaches around Nerja town. Those looking for an active nightlife scene prefer Marbella and the famous Puerto Banus. Couples on a romantic holiday prefer Playa Las Viborillas near Benalmadena for its secluded tropical island appearance.
Costa del Sol beaches are not just good for lazing around but also for water sports. At the beaches of Costa del Sol you can indulge in water sports like surfing, boating, sea kayaking, waveboarding, kite-surfing, parasailing, diving, snorkelling, and water skiing. The beaches of Cabopino (near Marbella) and Santa Amalia (near Fuengirola) are particularly known as surfing paradise. Coastal areas around Nerja and Estepona are ideal for diving. Maro Beach near Nerja is great for sea kayaking. For any sea kayaking fan, the route between Maro and Burriana is a must-do.