Holiday rentals and apartments in Costa Del Sol West
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Holiday rentals and apartments in Costa Del Sol West
Luxury holiday rentals all along Costa del Sol West
Looking for a memorable holiday experience? Then Western Costa del Sol is what you’re looking for. Here you’ll find holiday rentals that offer the perfect combination of luxury and convenience. Located in the vibrant towns of Benalmádena, Mijas, Marbella, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, and Estepona, the lettings are within easy reach of the region's top attractions, including stunning beaches, world-class golf courses, and bustling marinas. Benalmádena, Marbella, Torremolinos, and Fuengirola are more suited for visitors seeking a lively, bustling holiday experience, with plenty of entertainment and nightlife options. Mijas and Estepona, on the other hand, offer a more tranquil and authentic Andalusian experience, with a focus on relaxation and outdoor activities.
Holiday rentals for all tastes and sizes
The stunning Western Costa del Sol rentals offer a beachy and modern style, with traditional charming whitewashed exteriors that perfectly reflect the Andalusian culture and all the amenities to make yourself at home. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family trip, or a holiday with friends, our rentals offer breathtaking sea views and access to refreshing pools. You can spend your evenings lounging by the pool after a day out exploring the town, take in the stunning vistas from your balcony or terrace, or enjoy a delicious meal while soaking up the sun. And for those who can't bear to be away from their pets, many of our rentals even offer gardens and space for your furry friends to run around. Book your stay now and experience the ultimate in comfort and style on the Western Costa del Sol!
Holidays in Costa del Sol West: The area and getting around
A versatile sunny destination all year round
The Western Costa del Sol is renowned for its abundant sunshine, boasting over 320 days of warm weather per year. This region encompasses several sub-regions, including Marbella, Mijas, Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, and Estepona, each with its own unique character and attractions. Marbella is synonymous with luxury, featuring upscale shopping and a glamorous lifestyle, while Mijas provides a more traditional Spanish experience. Benalmadena is a top destination for families, with attractions such as the Sea Life aquarium. Torremolinos and Fuengirola are lively towns with a vibrant nightlife, whereas Estepona offers a quieter and more relaxed atmosphere. The coolest part of the destination varies depending on your preferences, but neighbourhoods like Puerto Banus in Marbella, the Old Town of Mijas, and the Marina of Benalmadena stand out for their unique character and attractions. Whether you're seeking the glitz and glamour of Puerto Banus, the traditional charm of Mijas, or the modern amenities of Benalmadena's marina, each neighbourhood has something different to offer, making it worth exploring them all to find the perfect fit for your interests and preferences.
A vibrant and lively destination
The nightlife scene in the Western Costa del Sol is diverse and lively, with something to suit everyone's tastes. There are numerous bars, clubs, and discos scattered throughout the sub-regions, with a concentration in Torremolinos and Fuengirola. Torremolinos is known for its gay-friendly atmosphere and has a vibrant clubbing scene with a mix of mainstream and underground venues, while Fuengirola offers a more laid-back vibe with a variety of bars, pubs, and live music venues. Marbella also has a bustling nightlife scene, with upscale bars and clubs catering to a sophisticated crowd. Many of the beach clubs in Marbella also offer live music and entertainment in the evenings, making for a memorable night out.
Travellers and activities
Western Costa del Sol for beach lovers
Western Costa del Sol is a beach lover's dream with over 150 km of coastline and a beach for every taste. Some of the best options include Nikki Beach and Cabopino in Marbella, Carvajal and Torrequebrada in Benalmadena, and El Cristo and La Rada in Estepona. Besides getting a good tan, beach lovers can also try their hand at many water sports, such as jet skiing, paddleboarding, windsurfing and parasailing. If you want something more private, you can visit quieter coves, such as Cala del Moral in Rincon de la Victoria. Many of the beaches on the Western Costa del Sol are Blue Flag certified for their cleanliness and excellent facilities. To make the most of a beach day, bring plenty of sunscreen, a beach towel, and some snacks and drinks, and follow any posted rules or guidelines for the preservation of the beach and its natural environment.
Western Costa del Sol for culture enthusiasts
The Western Costa del Sol is not only about beaches and nightlife. The area also boasts a very rich cultural heritage, offering tourists plenty of museums, art galleries, and historic landmarks to visist. The Picasso Museum in Malaga, dedicated to the life and work of the famous artist, is a must-visit for any art lover. The Alcazaba, a Moorish fortress in Malaga, is another iconic landmark worth visiting. Additionally, many of the towns in the area have preserved their traditional Andalusian architecture and customs, offering a glimpse into the region's rich history and culture.
Top 5 travel tips in Costa del Sol West
1. Explore the Andalusian countryside
The countryside around Western Costa del Sol is dotted with picturesque white villages, or "pueblos blancos." Some of the most charming include Mijas Pueblo, Ojen, and Casares. These villages offer a glimpse into traditional Andalusian life and are perfect for a leisurely day trip.
2. Delight yourself with the local cuisine
The Western Costa del Sol is a haven for gastronomy enthusiasts who are eager to savour some of the region's finest culinary offerings. Renowned for its fresh seafood, the area boasts a variety of delectable dishes, with "espeto de sardinas" standing out as a local specialty. You can find them in “chiringuitos”, beach bars that serve simple yet delicious dishes. Other seafood options include paella and fritura malagueña, a mix of fried fish and seafood. The nearby town of Benahavis, known as the "dining room of the Costa del Sol," is particularly renowned for its culinary scene, with a high concentration of gourmet restaurants.
3. Explore the historic Old Town of Marbella
Marbella's Old Town is a charming area of narrow streets and whitewashed buildings that date back to the Moorish era. It's a lovely place to walk around and explore, as it offers a variety of shops, cafés, and restaurants to try yourself. Some of the highlights include the Plaza de los Naranjos, which is surrounded by orange trees and is a great place to people-watch, and the Castillo de Marbella, a beautifully preserved medieval castle with panoramic views of the city and the sea. We recommend you to bring your camera, as there are plenty of photo-ops!
4. Have fun with the animals at Fuengirola
Bioparc Fuengirola is a zoo that's known for its innovative design and its commitment to conservation. Unlike traditional zoos, the animals here are housed in large, naturalistic habitats that mimic their native environments as closely as possible. This makes for a much more immersive and educational experience for visitors, as you can observe the animals behaving as they would in the wild. Some of the highlights include the gorilla forest, the Madagascar exhibit, and the elephant waterfall. Visitors of all ages will also have access to fun and educational programs as well as and interactive exhibits!
5. Take a day trip to Gibraltar
Located just a short drive from the Western Costa del Sol, Gibraltar is a British overseas territory with a unique mix of attractions and culture. Explore the famous Rock of Gibraltar, take a cable car to the top, and see the resident population of Barbary macaques! Gibraltar is also a popular shopping destination, with a range of duty-free shops offering everything from jewellery and electronics to tobacco and spirits.