Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol and its resort destinations are home to variety of hotels, here you will find everything from the five star classic accommodation complete with swimming pools, mature gardens with the most amazing tropical foliage, luxury golf resorts hotels, boutique hotels and charming bed and breakfasts.

There is a frequent service between the main towns alson the Costa del Sol and to other parts of Andalucia and also day and overnight services to and from Madrid and Barcelona. Buses will be the only form of public transport into the surrounding villages. The bus and coach services are operated by different private bus companies.

The main gateway to the Costa del Sol is Malaga - Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) located 5 km west of Malaga city centre. The A-7 coast road, and the AP-7 toll motorway are the principal means of communication between the airport and the resort towns of the Costa del Sol.

Hostals and hostels are a fantastic way to travel Andalucia on a budget. Despite their affordable prices, this doesn't mean to say that you have to compromise on quality, with many well known for their individual character and centralised location. Most hostals tend to offer free wifi, and hostels are more well known for providing computers so that you can stay in touch and remain connected whilst on your travels.

Torrox is a sizeable village some 4km inland from its coastal offshoot and not without charm. Historically, Torrox reached the height of its prosperity during the Moorish period due to its pivotal role in the silk trade between Granada and Near Eastern cities such as Baghdad and Damascus.

The village Algarrobo is divided into two parts, one inland and the other coastal, located 3 km away from each other. The inland village is usually referred to as "Algarrobo Pueblo" and is where the town hall is located. The coastal town is called "Algarrobo Costa". It is named after the algarrobo (carob) tree, with long, dark (when ripe) pods; carob is used as a sweetener.