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Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol is one of Europe's top playlands for the rich and famous. Its sandy beaches and sunny, warm climate are enticing and its coast is garnished with luxuriant yachts, lavish villas, fancy resorts, chic boutiques, fashionable restaurants, and pulsating late-night clubs.
When to come
The two best months for visiting the Costa del Sol are May and September. In summer, temperatures are not as comfortable, and tourist crowds are thicker.
Costa del Sol tourism towns
It's the best known resort town. It's stylish and upscale.
It has expensive boutiques and an eye-catching yacht marina. At night, the young and classy pack the clubs.
The towns of Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Fuengirola attract a more mass-market crowd, but still possess the Costa del Sol flair.
The Costa del Sol stretches for 250 kilometers (150 miles) along Spain's southern coast.
Location in Spain