The Costa del Sol, is a region in the south of Spain, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, comprising the coastal towns and communities along the coastline of the Province of Málaga, Spain.
The Costa del Sol is situated between two lesser known coastal regions, the Costa de la Luz and the Costa Tropical. Formerly made up only of a series of small fishing settlements, today the region is a tourist destination of world renown.
Those living in Malaga or Marbella can take an excursion to Granada, Sevilla, Gibraltar or even Marocco. They can see the dream castle of Alhambra, "the stone jewel", the Ronda bridge overarching a wild torrent, the "Balcon de Europa", overseeing the romantic bays.
Mijas, the 2600 year old mountain village awaits them with its cobbled, picturesque streets, white rows of houses and donkey-carts. They can see megalithic buildings, Moor monuments and baroque cathedrals, bullfights and Spanish riding-schools.
The coast of Mediterranean Sea from Almeria to Algeciras is a single, 300 km long sandy beach. No surprise, that the ancient Greeks put their "Garden of the Hesperides" here.