Wednesday, June 26, 2013

An Overview of Costa del Sol

For more than fifty years, Costa del Sol has been a tourism destination of world renown. Its lush history dates back centuries, and the region now offers many things for tourists and residents alike. An overview of Costa del Sol will reveal a some wonderful things about this holiday destination, and will set it apart from all of the others.

Costa del Sol began to develop in the late 1800′s. An Englishman named George Langworthy, locally known as “El Ingles”, settled in Torremolinos with his wife in the Santa Clara Castle. In the early 1900′s they converted it to a sort of hotel, charging foreigners one peseta per night to stay. Over the years, other towns developed tourist friendly locations like hotels and country clubs. Malaga City grew in size as a result, and the beauty of the region attracted filmmakers and the wealthy to its shores.

Costa-del-SolThe region of Malaga, on the Costa del Sol, is the key location of most of the resorts and hotels. The area is also home to many beaches. The region boasts 161 kilometres of coastline. As the hotels grew, they attracted the attention of many great chefs. This helped spark a growth in the amount of quality restaurants in the area, giving the visitors and residents alike a taste of the world.

There are eleven marinas along the Costa del Sol. They give visitors the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Many of the ports have sailing schools, as well as deep sea and SCUBA diving training courses. It also needs to be mentioned that each of the ports has a thriving nightlife and upscale shops of all kinds.

With these wonderful attractions come golf, active tourism, like paddle tennis, badminton, tennis, and squash, horseback riding, natural tourism (exploring the nature surrounding the region), and historical sites. An overview of Costa del Sol can only give it so much credit, so check it out for yourself. You’re bound to have an interesting and beautiful holiday, no matter your interests.

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