Where to buy your business- A
quick introduction to the areas of the Costa del Sol
Here you will find information to help you select the location that
suits you best. Listed below are brief descriptions of the areas where
you could purchase your business.
Select one of the above links to view general information on the area,
a map showing its location in Spain and links to more information
about the particular area.
Costa del Sol
del Sol is in the South of Spain and offers a great variety of attractions,
for example: Golf Courses of World-wide renown, Pleasure Boat Harbour’s,
Casinos, Excellent Restaurants, Cosy Cafés, typical Spanish
Bars and Sport Centers of all kinds with an international atmosphere.
All this is backed up by an unique climate, where the temperatures
and gentle breezes together with the brilliant blue sky and plentiful
days of sunshine, making this area a paradise on the shores of the
This region is the healthiest part of the world according to the
World Health Organization and maintains an average year round temperature
of 24°C. The area has numerous beaches and regular local markets,
History and Culture is combined with luxury beach resort and fantastic
This is where it all began: what was once a tiny fishing
village has become one of the largest - and most popular - of all
the Costa del Sol holiday resorts. And it's not hard to see why.
For sheer choice of hotels, bars, discos and beaches, good old 'Torrie'
is quite simply hard to beat. There is every kind of café
and restaurant imaginable. There are bars in abundance proclaiming
their heritage to one nationality of another; Irish, English, Dutch,
German you name it Torremolinos is likely to have it. The busy nightclubs
pump out the latest music and stay open until dawn or even later.
At first sight Mijas is the Andaluz pueblo blanco par excellence
- its ancient white-washed houses clinging to the hillside surrounded
by some of the best coastal views in Spain. In fact its beauty-
and easy access from the coast- has made it a 'mini resort' in its
own right with some 90% of the population now of foreign origin.
Keep looking and you may just catch a glimpse of a hand glider wafting
over the peak. Mijas is also well positioned for some of the area's
championship golf courses-including Los Lagos and Los Olivos- and
the panoramic views really are superb!
The coastal region is where most of the facilities for sun and
sand tourism are concentrated: hotels, a casino, golf courses. Benalmadena
has 9km of shoreline with beautiful beaches and tiny coves. The
new Puerto Marina is the place to go for young "party goers".
Popular with locals and tourists alike the place has a distinctly
international feel to it. The area is crammed with a variety of
nightclubs and bars playing the latest music and staying open until
sunrise. The marina is surrounded by apartments and offers sports
such as diving and sailing. Just to the west of Malaga and Torremolinos.
Arroyo de la Miel
de la Miel, whose name means "river of honey" is the populated
area between the mountains and the coast in the region of Benalmadena.
This is where most of the area's population and businesses are located
and it has a wide range of attractions including a sports complex,
bilingual library and the world famous theme park Tivoli World.
It is also where the cable car to the mountain peak starts from.
Arroyo offers a wide selection of café bars, restaurants,
supermarkets, banks and a health clinic. Arroyo de la Miel is only
15 minutes by train from Malaga International Airport or a 10 minute
journey by taxi.
Lively, popular and always buzzing- the resort of Fuengirola has
come a long way from its days as a simple Spanish fishing village.
Today it's a fascinating mix of local Spanish residents and international
visitors, many of whom have made their permanent home in the urbanization
housing complexes that stretch up into the hills. Lying to the east
of Marbella it is a bustling little town during the height of the
tourist season. Fuengirola's amazing beach is overlooked by one
of the longest promenades in the Mediterranean and takes just a
little over 2hrs to walk from one end to the other. The Port (Puerto
Deportivo) holds a weekly market which attracts 1000’s of
visitors every Sunday throughout the year from 9am to 2pm, except
in July & August the time changes to 7pm to 1am due to the heat
of the daily temperatures.