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Vacation rentals in Costa del Sol

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Petit coin de paradis - Little heaven in Andalucia
Entire townhouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Petit coin de paradis - Little heaven in AndaluciaLittle independant house within the village of Casares, with terrace, sea and castle views, very near the main plaza (de Espana) with all shops, restaurants, bars, a permamnent local market, and wi-fi available in case of reception problems in the house. Beaches 12 kmaway...

Best located holiday apartment in Benalmadena
Entire rental unit · 3 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath

Best located holiday apartment in BenalmadenaHoliday, great located 1 bedroom apartment for rent, close to a beautiful Puerto Marina. 24/7 reception from april-october. Free wifi in the apartment. Nice swimming pool with bar (open april-oct), community parking with 12 parking spots (can happen that is full sometimes). The best area for visitors in Benalmadena. 2 mins walking to the beach and the port, bus stop, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, discos, post office, banks - everything walking distance.

"La Parra", rural tourism. Your home in paradise.
Entire cottage · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1.5 baths

"La Parra", rural tourism. Your home in paradise.CALMA, TRANQUILIDAD Y NATURALEZA. Una acogedora casita de piedra, cal y madera. Rescatada del pasado para que puedas disfrutarla y vivir unos días llenos de paz y tranquilidad. Con espacio para dos personas, cuenta con un un salón con chimenea, comedor y cocina completamente equipada en la primera planta. La habitación y el baño, ubicados en una preciosa buhardilla, conduce a una terraza desde donde podrás disfrutar de unas increíbles vistas del Valle del Genal.

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Popular amenities for Costa del Sol vacation rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. Benalmádena
BenalBeach. Luxury Beachfront, 5ppl, Jacuzzi.
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  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. El Paraíso
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Estepona
Casa Díaz Recuerda 61, Bajo, calle Caridad - Playa
  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. Benahavís
El Estudio Benahavis
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Benalmádena
Modern studio in Iris for 2 with pools
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Torremolinos
SUITE DEL MAR. Luxury apartment with jacuzzi.
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Torremolinos
SUNSET BEACH. Charming apartment with jacuzzi.
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Torremolinos
PURO BEACH. Charming apartment with jacuzzi.
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  2. Genalguacil
Nature and Art in the Millhouse
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Torremolinos
Studio 5 min from Seaside :-)
  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. Mijas
  1. Entire serviced apartment
  2. Torremolinos
Walk Straight to the Beach from this Chic Home

Top-rated things to do in Costa del Sol

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  • Sunset Stand-up Paddle Tour in Marbella
    Possibly the most active and eco friendly way to explore and enjoy the Bay of Marbella and the waters of the ancient Mediterranean Sea. NaluSur's fully qualified instructors (Jose, Javi, Alexandra, Martin or Sergio) will help you stand up and paddle your first strokes in the calm waters of the Marina before you set off to explore the ocean beyond. Swimming, laughing and learning a new skill while enjoying spectacular views of the promenade, the Sierra Blanca and the mountains beyond. We always finish the tour in a local bar in the Marina with a complementary drink. The best way to see the Sunset, sharing the day’s events with friends and locals. Other things to note - This tour does not require previous experience - Small groups - Family friendly tour
    From Price:€45 / person
  • Visit and tasting among olive groves and vineyards
    Upon your arrival you will find an impressive exhibition of photographs in the car park, a space designed by Stefano Robotti. We will start the itinerary in the Greenhouse that combines different spaces and includes an artisan oil mill, screening room, gastronomic bar, tasting room and two terraces. To begin the visit, a five-minute video will be shown that explains the history and origin of olive oil, as well as the production process. We continue with the tour between olive groves and organic vineyards during which we will find several surprises from Philippe Starck. We will finish the tour with a tasting of organic olive oil from the different varieties of olives.
    From Price:€20 / person
  • ⭐Original Marbella Tapas Adventure ⭐
    Embrace your inner foodie! Indulge in an eclectic array of traditional Andalusian tapas and wine on this insider’s food adventure in Marbella’s historical district. Hidden in the narrow winding alleyways of the picturesque old town, you will discover the oldest tavern in Marbella and two tapas bars that the locals love, but are lesser known by tourists. Take in the atmosphere of these traditional establishments while enjoying some tasty tapas paired with delicious local wines, all carefully curated by our local experts. You will learn about the history of the taverns, the dishes that you are tasting, and the incredible story about how Marbella went from a sleepy fishing village to become the hangout of the most affluent people on the planet. Treat yourself to an insider tour of Marbella's best and most local tapas bars and taverns, meet new people, have a laugh, and gain true culinary insight into the famous Spanish tapas food culture. Other things to note Please let me know if you have any dietary restrictions. The tour is not suitable for vegans, sorry :(
    From Price:€73 / person
  • E-Mountain Bike Explorer Tour Marbella
    If you have ever dreamt of exploring the mountains and White Villages of Spain by bike but know your legs are not quite up to the job then Electric Mountain Bikes are for you. Anyone that can steer a bike can now climb hills and trails that were previously accessible to only the fittest and most dedicated cyclists. On the explorer tour, with a bit of effort, you will adventure to the foothills of the Sierra Blanca. You will cycle along traditional trails to visit unspoilt white villages like Istán where we can have a quick drink and experience the traditional Andalusian way of life. Then back on the bikes to discover the beauty of the Mediterranean forest and enjoy spectacular views back down to Marbella, Puerto Banus and the Mediterranean far below. You will receive full instructions on using your E-MTB so that you can safely enjoy the beauty of the Mountains and get to where only the toughest and strongest cyclists could reach before. This tour requires previous experience riding a bike. A part of the tour is being done off-road. This is an outdoor activity, therefore the total duration of the tour may vary, depending on the level of the participants. Distance: 36 km Biking time: 2h 30 m - 3 h Duration: 4 h (this is an outdoor activity, therefore, the total duration of the tour may vary, depending on the group) Uphill: 729 m Downhill: 739 m
    From Price:€75 / person
  • Painting Workshop Puente Nuevo de Ronda
    Podrás realizar una pintura en nuestro curso semanal, pintura que te llevarás como recuerdo de tu paso por Ronda. La clase consiste en que aprendas las técnicas básicas para poder pintar, el tema será libre, la técnica que usaremos será acrílico sobre lienzo, en formato mediano, los estilos que aconsejo son: realismo, impresionismo, expresionismo. Así que prepárate para pasar un tiempo agradable en un taller de arte en el que podrás realizar una pintura poniendo tu estilo personal. Otros aspectos destacables Les recomiendo que lleven ropa cómoda, agua o similares.
    From Price:€20 / person

Your guide to Costa del Sol

Welcome to Costa del Sol

There are few places on earth that combine stunning beaches, charming colorful towns, historical landmarks, and innovative art the way that the Costa del Sol does. The hundred-mile stretch of shoreline on Spain’s southern coast includes the area’s biggest city of Málaga and the popular haven of Marbella, as well as other shorefront towns and villages from Manilva in the southwest to Nerja in the northwest. Here the sunny mood set by a year-round warm climate is matched by cheerful design touches, including the trademark Andalusian style of whitewashed buildings with brightly colored floral accents. Hugged on the south by the Mediterranean coastline and mountain peaks on the north, the region truly lives up to its name of “Sun Coast.”

How do I get around Costa del Sol?

The main airport is Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) in Málaga, roughly in the middle of the coastal region. But if you’re headed toward southern towns such as Manvila and Casares, Gibraltar International Airport (GIB) may be slightly closer. If you plan to city hop along the coastline, it’s best to rent a car, but if you’ll be concentrating your time in one area, it may be best to use the cabs, buses, and rideshares in the region to get to your destination. For those traveling from other European destinations, train service runs into Málaga’s main terminal (about a 15-minute walk to the city center), with high-speed services from Madrid and Barcelona. Rail service is also available from Grenada, Seville, Fuengirola, and Torremolinos.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Costa del Sol?

Nothing beats the Mediterranean in the summer months. But of course, the side effect is that the season also marks the most popular time to visit, with crowded beaches and higher price tags on flights. During the shoulder seasons in the spring and fall, especially April, September, and November, the weather is still pleasant and most days the waters are still warm enough for a dip, making it an ideal time to go. Winters never get too cold on land, but note that the seawater does get quite chilly this time of year. One of the biggest events in the area is Holy Week in Málaga, starting on Palm Sunday, while Marbella Carnival in February, La Noche en Blanco (White Night) in May in Málaga, and San Pedro Alcantara Fair in October in Marbella are also highlights.

What are the top things to do in Costa del Sol?


As the capital of the Costa del Sol region, Málaga is best known for its 16 beaches, but also its historic landmarks such as the Moorish fortress of Alcazaba and the towering Castillo de Gibralfaro, with an old town at its base. Art is also a part of the city’s fabric, with the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the Pompidou Centre Malaga (the first Pompidou Centre outside France), the Centre for Contemporary Art, and a museum dedicated to its most famous artist, Pablo Picasso, who was born here.


If Málaga is the heart of the Costa del Sol, then Marbella is its soul. Located about 45 minutes to the southwest, the area is lined with beaches — ranging in layout from natural dunes to those geared toward water sports. The city’s Old Town is rooted in its historic ruins, in particular the Arabic walls, but also is a hub of modern art, with 10 Salvador Dalí sculptures stationed along Avenida del Mar.


This town simply oozes with Andalusian charm. Everywhere you turn, colorful buildings line the streets. Add to that 13 miles of shoreline and a delightful waterfront promenade and marina, and it’s simply a Mediterreanan paradise. If that’s not enough, Estepona also has a murals route with 40 works of art, and a sculpture route featuring 30 pieces.

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