When the weather man is promising snow for the foreseeable future escaping to somewhere sunny and less dreary is rather an attractive option. Thanks to last minute hotel deals you can do just that. Whether you fancy a week away on a sun drenched beach, a city break or even a UK break, you’re sure to find something just right for you.
Why not try a few of these recommendations on the Costa Del Sol – it’s not called the coast of sun for nothing!
With average winter temperatures at around 16 degrees, although it’s not unknown for it to hit around 25, the Costa Del Sol is a great option for a little winter sun. Offering lively tourist resorts at Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Fuengirola, which are packed full of attractions such as Tivoli World theme park, a crocodile park, butterfly park, dolphinarium, Sea Life Centre, pretty marinas offering glass bottom boat and dolphin watching trips, not to mention a huge array of restaurants, bars and nightlife, there’s plenty to do on this stretch of sands.
Marbella and Puerto Banus offer excellent designer shopping opportunities, a buzzing nightlife and a world famous marina, with the opportunity to spot the odd celebrity while you party. Nerja and Torrox Costa offer great tourist facilities yet are a little less lively than some of the other seaside resorts. Backed by huge mountains and offering pretty rocky coves, they are lovely towns in which to holiday. Estepona offers huge stretches of sandy beaches, a nearby safari park, pretty cobbled streets and a large marina overlooked by restaurants and bars.
Maybe a little sophistication in the way of the beautiful marina town of Sotogrande is in order? Situated right next to the famous Valderama Golf Course, Sotogrande is home to huge sprawling villas, world famous polo clubs, champagne bars and gorgeous restaurants surrounding the marina. Definitely worth a visit if you enjoy a spot of people watching.
Inland perhaps consider the beautiful white village of Benahavis – perched high on a mountain this pretty village is full of traditional Spanish charm. Tiny streets packed full of restaurants and tapas bars, earn it the reputation of the culinary capital of the Costa Del Sol. Plus pretty buildings, stunning waterfalls and a fantastic kids playground make this lovely village well worth a visit.
The Costa Del Sol really is a great place to stay, with more championship golf courses than anywhere else in the world, glorious year-round sunshine, and a huge choice of places in which to stay, from the lively to the more laidback and traditional in style. Not to mention the huge array of tourist attractions from castles to safari parks. All in all, this Spanish holiday hotspot is a great place to grab a little winter sun.
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