Costa de Sol is a beautiful coastal region found in southern Spain, nestled between the Sierra Blanca Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. It is a world-famous tourist destination that is known as a location of outstanding natural beauty; few places in Europe compare to this Spanish delight. Known also for the glamour and luxury associated with the region, private yachts are a common sight here. For those looking to take a break from it all, relax and just bask in the sun, this region is perhaps one of the best choices for a stylish holiday to Spain.
Marbella: Where Old Meets New
Situated on the coast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Marbella is known for its Renaissance architecture and classic Andalusian history. While you’ve probably heard of the Casco Antiguo (Old Town), the destination also offers numerous holiday options with over two dozen beaches, high-end shopping malls, luxury golf clubs and several restaurants of fame. Safe to say, this is one of those locations you do not want to miss on your holiday to Spain.
Marbella is also known for the fantastic Spanish cuisine it has to offer; locally produced wine and tapas are an unmissable part of your holiday to Spain. Another famous destination in Marbella is the garden of Alameda Park, which is best known for its exotic flora and hand-painted tiles that are synonymous with the city. Additionally, the Avenida del Mar is a picture-perfect avenue that connects the Old Town with the beach. Artistic works, including sculptures by Salvador Dali, line Avenida del Mar adding character to the location and making this a sought-after route to walk through in Marbella.
Not far away from the Old Town of Marbella lies the home to some of the most luxurious villas and resorts in the country, in Puerto Banús. With spectacular views of the mountains and the sea, Puerto Banús is worth saving for when you take a holiday to Spain. Known for its glamour and frequent celebrity drop-ins, this is one place where glitzy guests dress up and head out for a night in one of the several cocktail bars around the marina and the beach.
Puerto Banús is renowned for its luxury marina lined with speed boats and private yacht, as well as its designer shopping options along the Calle Ribera, home to Gucci, Dior, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton and many more. For the ultimate retail shopping experience while on your holiday to Spain, the El Corte Ingles offers five floors of luxury options – that is, if your credit card can handle it!
Marbella and Puerto Banús are two of those unique destinations in Spain’s Costa del Sol that make a holiday in Spain memorable. With sunny beaches to relax on and scenic mountains to view, this is the perfect location for a delightful Spanish getaway.
John Dixon is an experienced world traveller and the Managing Director of Prestige Holidays. For over 30 years he has been providing accommodation for a perfect luxury holiday to Spain, Bermuda, Sicily and many other destinations around the globe. John tries to visit each of the destinations regularly in order to ensure the quality of his properties, and stay up-to-date about the latest local news and events. He has a taste for the finer things in life and has an interest in arts, history and culture.