Take a photo tour of the luxurious ports, impeccable beaches and Moorish ruins that dot the southern coast of Spain.
The Costa del Sol in southern Spain is made up of several towns along the Mediterranean coast. This area has transformed from small, fishing communities into a tourist destination for the jet set.
Celebrities and aristocrats favor Marbella as evidenced by the luxury cruise ships and mega yachts in its harbor.
The cathedral in Cadiz, Europe's oldest city, was built over 116 years and sits on the site of the original church completed in 1260.
Watch a bullfight (and usually a flamenco performance) in one of the bullrings in the Costa del Sol.
With strong winds from the Straights of Gibraltar, Tarifa has become a popular windsurfing and kitesurfing destination during the summer months.
The Museo Picasso’s collection was largely donated by 2 of Picasso’s heirs. The famous museum is located just steps from Picasso's birthplace in Malaga.
Construction began on the Cathedral of Malaga in 1528, but it was never properly completed. The cathedral is nicknamed "La Manquita" and "The One-Armed Lady" because the south tower remains unfinished.
The city of Ronda's beauty and famous bullfights were romanticized by Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles, who spent summers there.
Some consider La Playa de la Victoria in Cadiz to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. On summer nights the beach is lit up and full of life.
This amazing view is from Malaga's Alcazaba, an 11th century Moorish fortress and one of the best preserved in Spain.
Settled some 2,000 years ago, Baelo Claudia was an ancient Roman town whose ruins can still be seen on the shores of the Straights of Gibraltar.
Near Marbella, luxurious marina and shopping complex Puerto Banús offers plenty of high-end restaurants, bars and, of course, shopping. With over 4 million visitors a year, it's the biggest party spot in Costa del Sol.
Malaga is the urban hub for the Costa del Sol region, but it has a beautiful coastline of its own.