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Costa del Sol Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, November 2014

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With excellent weather, beaches and villages, the 90 miles (150km) of Malaga known as the Costa del Sol  is an enduring favorite. A trip inland deeper into Andalucia rewards with pretty villages and great scenery.

Day 1: Malaga and Western Costa del Sol

Malaga itself houses the Picasso Museum. Head west to Torremolinos, which has the widest and longest beaches on the coast, an aquarium and amusement park. Clubbers head to the marina Puerto Doportivo. Fuengirola is family friendly with a pretty old town. Glossy Marbella has good museums. Pop into Puerto Banus marina and pretty seaside Estepona, which also boasts a wildlife park. At the far west of the Costa is Alcaidesa, a village protected by a strict architectural code boasting a spectacular golf course.

Day 2: East of Malaga and Inland Andalucia

The fishing village of Nerja, with a clean beach backed by dramatic mountains, is a highlight of the eastern Costa del Sol. Just out of town are famous caves, Cueva de Nerja, with pre-historic paintings, site of an annual International Cave Festival. Inland, pretty little towns like Mijas  have craft shops and restaurants in their historic centers. Casares is a lovely white sugar cube town overseen by a medieval fortress. Ronda is located amongst mountainous gorges and has a bullfighting museum. Granada boasts the Alhambra Palace, one of the world's  architectural wonders. Seville retains much of its ancient and also has the largest cathedral in Spain.

Day 3: Further Afield

You could spend a day shopping in Gibraltar or take a trip to Tangier in Morocco - only an hour by fast catamaran. Visit the incredible bazaars and explore the old quarter: the Medina. Or take a longer look at Morocco and visit the cities of Rabat, Fex, and Meknes.

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4-Day Morocco Tour: Fez, Meknes, Rabat and Tangier

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

Prehistoric remains, colorful kasbahs, exotic spices and a stunning mountain range – Morocco is a feast for your senses. This four-day tour of Morocco’s top ...  Read more

Location: Costa del Sol, Spain
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

From USD $498.34

5-Day Morocco Tour: Casablanca, Marrakech, Meknes, Fez and Rabat

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 39 Reviews

Escape Spain for the romance of Morocco on a five-day jaunt from the Costa del Sol! In less than a week, you’ll see Morocco’s top cities and sights. You'll ...  Read more

Location: Costa del Sol, Spain
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $482.43

7-Day Morocco Tour from Costa del Sol: Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier

3 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Swap the beaches of Spain for the mystique of Morocco on a leisurely seven-day excursion from the Costa del Sol. With a week to explore Morocco, you’ll see the ...  Read more

Location: Costa del Sol, Spain
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $667.98

3-Day Spain Tour: Madrid to Costa del Sol via Seville and Ronda

4 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

If you are short on time or just want to see more of Spain, this three day tour from Madrid to Costa del Sol is for you. Visit Seville and Cordoba along the ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $302.18

Ronda and Tajo Gorge Day Trip from the Costa del Sol

4 star rating: Recommended 87 Reviews

Discover the beautiful mountainous region of Ronda on a relaxing day trip from Costa del Sol. See the main landmarks of the town of Ronda, including the Plaza ...  Read more

Location: Costa del Sol, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.36

Gibraltar Dolphin Cruise with Transport from Costa del Sol

Take a break from Costa del Sol and visit the waters of Gibraltar to spot wild dolphins on a 1 to 1.5-hour dolphin cruise! Limited to just 25 people, the ...  Read more

Location: Costa del Sol, Spain
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.51

Small-Group Morocco Day Trip to Tangier from Costa del Sol

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Visit Tangier on a day trip from Spain’s Costa del Sol, and get to know the color and hubbub that’s typical of Morocco! Cross the Strait of Gibraltar, and then ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 11-13 hours

From USD $156.35

Gibraltar Shopping Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 22 Reviews

Once you have been picked up, the coach will take you on a drive along the coastal road to Gibraltar. The city center is long and narrow, extending along Main ...  Read more

Location: Costa del Sol, Spain
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.84

City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Explore Cadiz with this 24 hour ticket aboard a City Sightseeing open-top double-decker bus. See all the main sights as you hop-on and hop-off 12 conveniently ...  Read more

Location: Cadiz, Spain
Duration: Ticket is valid for 24 hours from time of first use

From USD $18.33

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