With over 300 days of sunshine a year is it any wonder that over two million people per year land at Malaga international ready to explore the wealth of amenaties it has to offer. For golf enthusiasts you will be in your element with over 70 courses to choose from it makes a great weekend escape, combining some golf and sunshine with a few sangrias. With miles of sandy beach, modern hotels with excellent facilities to pretty whitewashed villages all within easy reach of the airport, it is no wonder that many people opt to make this their home.
Take a trip into the foothills to stunning whitewashed Andalucian villages such as Mijas and Manilva, tiny pieces of paradise hidden from the tourist trail.
The best know resort has to be Torremolinos, it was the first town in the area to be developed for tourism and has steadily grown into the booming tourist area it is today. There are two main sections to Torremolinos, the over developed central area and the more traditional spanish area on the outskirts still retaining the pretty fishermans houses and the stroll between the two areas is extremely pleasant with stunning views and many exclusive fish restaurants.
While Benalmadina with over 8k of blue flag beaches has been tastefully developed to meet the mass tourism that is totaly encompassing the area and the marina is a main focal point housing some amazing yatchs and boats of all types. From the marina it is a leisurly stroll to Torremolinos with plenty of cafe bars to stop in along the way, or for something a little more inspiring take the short trip to Tivoli world amusement park where there are amazing wild west and flamenco shows, or the Marina Dolphinarium and sea life centre which houses the largest shark collection in Europe. Fuengirola has impressive beaches offering a wealth of water sports, a long promenade where you can sit and take in the sun and even a zoo and waterpark to keep the kids amused, top this with the excellent selection of bars and sea food restaurants available and it soon becomes clear as to why the British tourist loves to come here.
The more upmarket area of Marbella is home to the famous Puerto Banus,the get a way for the rich and famous and attracts many high flier business people wanting to swop the hustle and bustle of every day life for sunshine in elegant surroundings. The well known marina area is where most of the action takes place and is filled with multi million pound yatchs and where the rich and famous love to take in the sun at one of the many chic cafe bars, and sip on well chilled champangen. The streets are filled with trendy boutiques offering designer names galore, the ideal place to pick up your gladrags and get ready to party until dawn.
APPROX 2HRS 30MINS
You need 3 months validity on a 10 year British passport from the date of return. check with local embassy prior to travel as passport regulations change constantly.