Best beaches in Spain’s Costa Del Sol

9 August 2019

When it comes to Spain, the beaches of the Costa del Sol are some of the biggest tourist attractions, and it’s easy to see why. A paradise kissed by the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the Costa del Sol offers an extensive coastline between Nerja and Manilva. The weather is also particularly favourable as the sun shines for more than 325 days a year and with 150 kilometres of beaches that you can trek or cycle. 

With Air Malta’s direct flights to Málaga, the largest city on the Costa del Sol, you too can experience this alluring coast of Spain! Let us give you a sneak peek of the best beaches there!

The foodie’s beach: Carihuela Beach, Torremolinos

Carihuela Beach, Costa del Sol

When you mention Carihuela Beach, what instantly comes to mind for many is top gastronomy. If you like fish, the ‘chiringuitos’ situated on the beach are the best places to enjoy the famous fried fish in Torremolinos. With plenty of great restaurants to choose from, other traditional plates from this area include fresh clams, paellas, seafood soup, roasted sardines and, of course, the gazpacho! The latter is a cold soup made of tomato and vegetables, which is a local staple during the hot summer months. Luckily, the sizeable beach has areas with palm trees and grass that provide ample shade in the warmer months. 

Off the beaten track: El Faro, Mijas

The beach of El Faro in Mijas is well worth a visit.  This beach is a corner of the Mediterranean barely explored by tourists and a stark contrast to some of the busier sunbed-filled beaches nearby. Known for its iconic lighthouse, here you can hang with the locals, explore the rocky pools and enjoy a full panoramic view of Costa del Sol.

For a touch of glamour: Puerto Banús, Marbella

Puerto Banús, Costa del Sol

Renowned for attracting the world’s rich and famous, this superyacht hangout oozes glamour. If you fancy an afternoon celeb-spotting, don’t forget to pack your sunnies and keep your camera handy!  Sit back and watch the world go by at one of the many chic cocktail bars or sample some of the local sangria. Who knows whom you may bump into!

One for the family: Venus-Bajadilla Beach, Marbella

This urban beach is an excellent destination for all the family. Its shallow waters and plenty of restaurants and shops nearby mean you won’t be worried if you forgot to pack the sunscreen or the sandwiches! It’s also the holder of a prestigious blue flag, assuring quality. Venus-Bajadilla beach has all the ingredients that make for a perfect day on the beach, enjoying the sea, sun and good food.

For the canine beach-goers: Arroyo Totalán Beach

Arroyo Totalán Beach, Costa del Sol

Yes, that’s right! This is the largest beach for dogs in the province of Málaga! Entirely for the enjoyment of animals, the Arroyo Totalán beach stretches 14,000 square metres. Due to the recent improvements made to the area, it has become a haven for families and pets. Why leave your four-legged friend at home when you can travel with your pet on Air Malta’s flights? 


With the endless list of beaches in Costa Del Sol, you’re bound to find a beach to suit every taste during your holidays in Malaga. And when you’ll find yourself needing a break from beach life, here’s some inspiration of other things to do in Málaga and day trips ideas to take from Málaga too!

Book your flights to Málaga now and get ready to explore the wonders of Costa del Sol for yourself!


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