The Highlights Of Costa del Sol
As my current visa status prohibits me from traveling out of Belgium, my inner travel junkie wants to see more and more of the world. That’s why I’ve decided to share with you some of the places that I’m willing to visit as soon as possible. And all of them are those hidden gems that sometimes can be right under our noses. The Costa del Sol is one of those places that is a hotbed for tourism, but you shouldn't let that put you off because a place as sandy, sunny, and special as this begs you to go there, relax, or just marvel at the wonderful sights. Luckily, there are also plenty of things to do! Let’s see what I (and maybe some of you too?) can and/or planning to do there.
Find Your Way To Frigiliana
This beautiful and quaint village in Andalucía is perched on a small hill and overlooks wondrous landscapes. It’s somewhere that's not just great in the summer sun, but in the winter it's like something out of a fairytale. The whole place gives a very middle-aged feel because the architecture, where the archways and arabesques contrast with the charming white-walled houses and, of course, orange trees.
Be Amazed with Marbella
If you are looking for the Spanish equivalent of the French Riviera, Marbella has plenty to keep you occupied. If you are looking for a gastronomical experience there are so many Michelin restaurants out there for you. And if you want peace and quiet, you've got numerous golf courses, marinas, and the never-ending sandy beaches. To add a little extra to the experience, you could find a luxury apartment to rent in Marbella, and get yourself accustomed to the high life, even if it is only for a short period of time. You can visit the oldest part of Marbella, Old Town, that gives you an insight into the past. And if you want to give your legs and exercise, you head on a bike tour of Marbella, where you can take in all of the highlights.
Gaze At Granada
Further away from the beaches of the Costa del Sol, Granada is one of the most awe-inspiring sights that Spain has to offer. You can look at the Alhambra castle and have an insight into its history, but you can also pay a visit to the Sacromonte district and marvel at the cave houses as well as get your dose of arts and culture that this beautiful city has to offer.
Climb In Comares
If you are after nature and death-defying adrenaline fuelled escapades, you should go to this province, as it's got numerous climbing routes, as well as walking trails. It's also home to one of the longest zip lines in Europe! And if you're hungry after this (which no doubt you will be), you should sample the local foods, for example, the famous "migas" dish (quite similar to couscous). Don’t forget to accompany it by a sweet wine.
It's so easy to fall into the tourist traps, but in the Costa del Sol, if you're after a great combination of history, adventure, or you just want to relax for a bit, there's everything all in one stretch of coast.