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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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City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

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

From USD $19.43
From USD $708.06

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

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

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

From USD $528.24
From USD $511.38

Ronda and Tajo Gorge Day Trip from the Costa del Sol

4 star rating: Recommended 89 Reviews

Location: Costa del Sol, Spain
Duration: 10 hours

From USD $49.15

Gibraltar Dolphin Cruise with Transport from Costa del Sol

Location: Costa del Sol, Spain
Duration: 12 hours

From USD $60.96

Gibraltar Shopping Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 22 Reviews

Location: Costa del Sol, Spain
Duration: 11 hours

From USD $30.57

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 11-13 hours

From USD $165.73

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

4 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

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

From USD $320.31

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