Costa del Sol (Spain) Reviews
Description:Country: Spain / Country Region: Costa del Sol / World Region: Europe / "The Costa del Sol is a region in the south of ... more
Costa del Sol (Spain) ... Spain, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, comprising the coastal towns and communities along the Mediterranean coastline of the Málaga province and the eastern edge of the Cádiz province. The name translates as "Sunny Coast"  in English. Formerly made up only of a series of small, quiet fishing settlements, the region has been completely transformed during the latter part of the 20th century into a tourist destination of world renown, with a near-continuous urban agglomeration of high-rise settlements and resorts running along the length of the coastline. It includes the city of Málaga,and the towns of Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, Puerto Banús, San Pedro de Alcántara, Vélez-Málaga, Nerja, Torrox, Estepona, San Luis de Sabinillas, the community of Sotogrande, San Roque and La Línea de la Concepción."
Newest Review: ... few years. This motorway has, however, accelerated development. This was unseen, I suppose, but now I can see why people say new roads only generate more traffic and development. DEVELOPMENT It is a new type of development, which I think spells disaster for the region. If you were to visit Ronda, travelling back you would soon see what I mean. Complete mountain foothills are being taken ... more
Customer Costa del Sol (Spain) Reviews (10)
by - written on 20/02/02, updated on 20/02/02 (Very useful, 988 readings)
I have made several trips to the Costa del Sol area. Some things have improved (if you include Malaga to be in the region, I do not) and many things have got worse: for Spain, the environment, and ultimately for residents: Spanish and English a like. The rest of Spain has pointed the finger and accused the Costa del Sol for abandoning its Spanish culture. And they are right up to a point. Not that the Spanish have abandoned anything, just that progressively over the years, the tourist peseta, pound, deutschsmark and now Euro have spoken loud and clear. It has been the last ten years that has seen a rapid erosion of anything Spanish, the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/02/02, updated on 10/06/02
Probable the worst road in southern Spain is the coast road between Fuengirola and Marbella the N340 (Motorway). Its a four lane highway on which you require nerves of steel and eyes in the back of you head and your wits about you. Getting on to this highway requires fast reactions as the entry ramps are none existant. Members should also note that beyond Estepona the road is reduced to one lane only in each direction which is currently (Feb 2002) one hell of a traffic jam, hence it will take you a very long time to get to Gibraltar or beyond. Be prepared for long queues at the security point at Malaga Airport and arrive early for your flight home. However once ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/04/01, updated on 29/04/01 (Somewhat useful, 129 readings)
Benalmadena is midway between Torremolinos and Fuengirol on the Costa Del Sol of mainland spain.It is also probably midway between a quie classy resort and lively.there is a strong British contingent wwho are now permanently living out there, and give it a friendly atmosphere and a choice of British style home comforts.Benalmadena is a easy bus ried or walk away froml the more family orientated resorts of Fuengirola and Torremolinos, and the more up market golf crazy Marbella. Benalmadena is 40 minutes away from the airport and the Arabic style Marina gives the resort a classy feel of its own. It is probably mmore suitable for couples than families, but ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/01/01, updated on 24/01/01 (Useful, 87 readings)
I have been to Spain over 4 times. It was my first holiday destination and I Loved it. We stayed in a villa rather than a hotel just to make a change. the weather in Spain was not too hot but it certainly wasn't cold. The flight is a nice length and when we got there I was so excited. We stayed up on the side of the mountain in fuengerola in a lovely 2 bedroom villa. the pool was ours and it was lovely having it all to ourselves. On the first day we went to the beach and I was straight in the sea. the only drawback to Spanish beaches are that the sand is too hot to walk on and the beaches often get crowded. Spanish people are very nice and it seems that they all speak ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/11/00, updated on 29/11/00 (Very useful, 132 readings)
In June of this year, I went to Spain with my partner. For the both of us it cost us, for a week £385. This was for travel, food and bed. Not bad you say, but keep on reading. We took a coach from London to Dover, then when on the boat to France. We then got back on the coach. All together it took 24 hours. It wasn't so bad going, cause we were really excited. It was the first time I had been to Spain and never knew what to expect. When we got to our hotel, we were suposed to be meet by a rep to tell us what was going on. Also to welcome us to Spain, No one was there. Only alot of upset people, waiting to get to their rooms. We had to sit for two hours ... Read the complete review
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