When it comes to that family vacation, girls getaway, lads footy trip, weekend jolly in the sun, or whatever the reason Spain has become predictable or has it?
You see Malaga Airport is the jewel in the crown to some, the stepping stone to brighter Iberian adventures.
To others, a claggy mat that you wipe your feet on when you leave.
Rather a bit unfair but from a personal point of view there are pros and cons for both arguments but I’m not here to sit on the fence.
As a regular contributor to MalagaTravelGuide.net its my responsibility to use my insiders knowledge to shine, discover and dig deep in the undergrowth that is Malaga City to unearth the jewels in this vibrant city.
Biggest Cliche in Spain, Costa Del Sol
Costa Del Sol is no doubt synonymous to south of Spain, Andalucia and Malaga Province.
When you hear these 3 little words the cliches come running to the cerebral cortex. Gangsters, cheap plastic seats, crowded beaches, Torremolinos, drunk youths wearing next to nothing the lists practically endless.
These images have been instilled in media hype and a chequered past that’s compounded through fly on the wall documentary spoofs like, Cost del Crime, Drug Gangs, Eldorado, Gibraltar in the Sun and other high caliber programming watching pleasantries.
But these 3 little words also conjure up many more images and fab memories to a larger group, the family unit.
Where else can you land in less than 3 hours from the UK and be guaranteed sunshine for over 300 days a year?
And thats were the lazy journo cliches must end.
“The Costa” is a dynamic place full of adventures and fun, things that you can enjoy with your partner or your family and an amazing place to spend your holidays.
We all love the sun, its fact it make you feel better about yourself. Go and read for yourself
If you are a summer person, then get on Skyscanner grab some cheap tickets and head over to the sun because the sunshine is here.
There are over 160 km of coastline which let you enjoy the weather at the fullest.
In Marbella alone, silky sand is broken by beach clubs and five start hotels. Ice cream parlors, tapas shops and bars make up the Torremolinos’ beaches.
You can never run out of activities when you are there. From leisure to cultural activities, your holidays will never have a moment of boredom, if you are looking forward to spend real quality time with your mate or with your family, then there is no better place.
Here are some of the things that you really do not want to miss while visiting Spains Jewel.
The spectacular views of the mountains and the coast need to be seen from the top.
This is why cable cars have been there to make you see the most of Costa del Sol’s beauty. If the day is clear, you can see a glimpse of faraway places like Africa and Gibraltar. When the summer is high, you can enjoy these cable cars until midnight for stargazing activities.
It is one of Spain’s most exotic cultural jewels and one of the magnificent places you could ever visit in your lifetime. This amazing city of Cordoba gives you a glance of Christian, Roman, Jewish and Moorish architecture in one place. There are 1000 years old mosques there too. So, if you are kind of a history person, then you will never get bored there.
Tapas bars in Seville offer you ten-a-penny, all the shops there have castanets, fight bulls of silk-suited matadors. The main thing that you would see people talking about in Seville is its oranges. You can never eat them raw as they are too bitter in that stage, so to give it a taste, head to any traditional restaurant there and try out their citrus-marinated ceviche.
Heavenly place, perfect for golfers. You would not believe that there are above 70 golf courses in the Malaga Province alone including Parador Gold and Sotogrande which were initially laid in the year 1925. The degree of hardness and character of each course is different to another. You can test the skills with everything there from deep bunkers to tricky doglegs.
The village is on the top of the mountains and isno more than one hour’s drive from Marbella. It has been converted into half through a canyon which is deep as 36 buses combined. The bridge of Puente Nuevo gives the best look of gorge. The bridge actually connects Rhonda village. If you stand in middle there, you are actually standing in between canyon floor and 120 meters. Nerja Caves
Two record-breakers belong to these caves. The walls there have been daubed with some really old cave paintings if Spain. These paintings are as old as 21,000 BC. One chamber of Nerja caves contain a rock pillar that is considered as widest natural column of the world. In these caves, scientists discovered some extinct species, blind scorpions being one of them.
If you really want to enjoy the real essenceof cultural side then do visit during one week-long Malaga festival. You’ll see a lot of craft stalls and much more in this festival. It is the real beauty of Costa del Sol so how about seeing it with your own eyes?
These are the things that make Andalucia a perfect place to visitin holidays. There are attractions for everyone from kids to adults. The nightlife, the amusement parks, the food and the culture offer you something that you can never get out of any other place.