Best Hotels on the Costa del Sol?
The best hotels on the Costa del Sol? The Costa del Sol, for those of you who have never been, is situated on Spain’s southern coastline, in the Province of Malaga and in the autonomous region of Andalucia.
‘Coast of the Sun’ or ‘Sun Coast’, the Costa del Sol, sits between The Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light) and The Costa Tropical (Tropical Coast).
It is probably the best-known area of Spain due to the mass tourism that has grown since the early seventies.
Towns of the Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol includes the city of Málaga and also the towns of Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, San Pedro de Alcántara, Estepona, Manilva, Casares, Rincón de la Victoria, Vélez-Málaga, Nerja, Frigiliana and Torrox.
Geography of the Costa del Sol
This shoreline region extends from the cliffs at Maro in the East to Punta Chullera in the west. It occupies a narrow coastal strip delimited by some ranges of the Penibaetic System, including the Sierra de Mijas, Sierra Alpujata, Sierra Blanca, Sierra Bermeja, Sierra Crestallina and Montes de Málaga to the north and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
The coast shows a diversity of landscapes: beaches, cliffs, estuaries, bays and dunes. The rivers are short and seasonal, while the agriculture is hampered by the lee effect caused by the Baetic System.
The Costa del Sol is similar to southern California in the scenery, climate and geography. Both areas have warm weather throughout the year and average annual sunshine hours of about 3,000 hours. The Costa del Sol has some of the most expensive tourist resorts in Europe as well. Thanks to Wikipedia.
The Best Hotels on the Costa del Sol according to…
Melia Costa del SolSol House Costa del Sol (By Melia)
Marbella Hills Hotel and Spa
Sol Principe (By Melia)
Sol Malaga Guadalmar (By Melia)
Sunset Beach Club
Hotel Catalonia Ronda
MB Boutique Hotel
Petit Palace Plaza Malaga
Now, that comes from the TripAdvisor website, when you search Google for the Best Hotels on the Costa del Sol.
Other travel sites will have their own opinions. So too will visitors to the Costa. It is always wise to read the travellers reviews before you book your holiday on the Spanish Costas.
Also, what makes any one of the thousands of hotels on the coast ‘the best’?
Is it quality of service, value for money, amenities, location or any other number of variables?
For my pennies worth, a clean room, polite staff and good food are what I look for.
If you have a minute and you would like to have your favourite Costa del Sol Hotel mentioned, please, drop me a line and I will be delighted to add them to my Blog.
According to some friends of mine, Riu Monica in Nerja is definitely the very best.
After all, the best hotels are those that are highly recommended by their guests.