Sun-Soaked Costa del Sol

Take a photo tour of the luxurious ports, impeccable beaches and Moorish ruins that dot the southern coast of Spain.
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Costa del Sol

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.

Marbella

Celebrities and aristocrats favor Marbella as evidenced by the luxury cruise ships and mega yachts in its harbor.

Cathedral of Cadiz

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.

Bullrings

Watch a bullfight (and usually a flamenco performance) in one of the bullrings in the Costa del Sol.

Tarifa

With strong winds from the Straights of Gibraltar, Tarifa has become a popular windsurfing and kitesurfing destination during the summer months.

Museo Picasso

The Museo Picasso collection was largely donated by two of Picasso’s heirs. The famous museum is located just steps from Picasso's birthplace in Malaga.

Cathedral of 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.

Ronda

The city of Ronda's beauty and famous bullfights were romanticized by Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles, both of whom spent summers there.

La Playa de la Victoria

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.

Alcazaba

This amazing view is from Malaga's Alcazaba, an 11th century Moorish fortress and one of the best preserved in Spain.

Baelo Claudia

Settled some 2,000 years ago, Baelo Claudia was an ancient Roman town whose ruins can still be seen on the shores of the Strait of Gibraltar.

Puerto Banus

Near Marbella, luxurious marina and shopping complex Puerto Banus 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

Malaga is the urban hub for the Costa del Sol region, but it has a beautiful coastline of its own.

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