Booking a Winter Holiday on the Costa del Sol

Booking a winter holiday on the Costa del Sol

Puente Nuevo Ronda for whom the bell Tolls

Its winter in the UK and many parts of Europe but in some places, such as Nerja on the Spanish Costa del Sol, the sun just keeps shining and there seems little chance it will stop any day soon.

Nobody likes cold winter days. Well, if you are into skiing, maybe but, for the rest, the sunshine is what makes life worth smiling about. Nothing is worse than post-Christmas and New Year. Grey skies, cold winds and rain. Not to mention the return to work (in the kid’s case, it’s back to school!)

The Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun; the clue is in the name) is one of the most beautiful and sunniest places to be anywhere in Europe. Winter comes and goes, often with more than a faint whisper and the sunshine seems ever-present.

Golf on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol, or, as it has become known, ‘The Costa del Golf’ is one of the best places, anywhere in the world for winter golfing. There are more than 50 golf courses along the Costa del Sol and they are all at your disposal.

Booking a holiday villa in Nerja, you can use this as a base to discover all the golf you would ever need on a winter holiday. The great connections make travel very easy and booking the courses is no problem. The golf clubs are ready and waiting for you to use their top class golf courses.

Touring Andalucia in Winter

How to enjoy the winter holidays along the Costa del Sol is to plan in advance. Book your Nerja villa, apartment or townhouse and set off to some of the most famous tourist sites in Spain. The Alhambra Palace in Granada, Bullring at Ronda, Malaga City with its monuments and cultural attractions, such as the Picasso Museum and CF Malaga football.

The ancient burial sites in Antequera and the town with its fantastic numbers of churches, cathedrals, castles, convents and other ancient buildings. The Dolmen of Menga is a megalithic burial mound called a tumulus, a long barrow form of a dolmen, dating from the 3750-3650 BCE approx. It is near Antequera, Málaga, Spain. It is one of the largest known ancient megalithic structures in Europe. The tourist bus will take you around all of these.

Great Towns and Cities – Great Writers

Andalucia has so many towns and cities made famous by writers such as Laurie Lee, Ernest Hemingway, Gerald Durrell and George Orwell as well as great actors and directors such as Orson Welles (Welles loved Spain so much, he is buried near Ronda. His ashes are scattered down the well on his friend’s farm).

You can visit places mentioned in such classics as ‘For whom the bell tolls’ (Ronda) and even see the actual locations described, such as the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) where unfortunate people were thrown off if caught by the wrong side.

Other locations up and down the Costa del Sol and the coast of Andalucia are mentioned in many novels and documentaries. Even travel programs have Nerja featured heavily, with Ayo’s Paella featuring on many major travel shows.

Skiing Holidays

Winter Holidays on the Costa del Sol

You can, if you fancy, take days out and travel north, through the Lechrin Valley and onwards to Granada. Here you will find the most fantastic and most visited site in Europe, the magnificent Alhambra Palace. That’s not all; take your skis with you because you are right on the doorstep of the Sierra Nevada ski slopes.

Imagine such a holiday. Where you can ski in the morning on snow-covered mountains, then have dinner on the beach of an evening? You can do this and more on a Costa del Sol winter holiday.

Check out the Nerja Parasite web pages for some fantastic winter villas, apartments and houses for short term and long term rentals.

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