Where to go to the beach in Andalusia

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Hundreds of kilometers of coastline and sunny days all year round: theAndalusia it is the ideal destination for a splendid seaside holiday. But which location to choose as your base? What are the most beautiful beaches in all of Andalusia?



The coasts of Andalusia

La Andalusian coast is divided into four areas: the Costa del Sol, very famous all over the world and symbol of seaside tourism in Europe, the Costa de la Luz, the only one bathed by the ocean instead of the Mediterranean, ideal for surfers and for those who want beaches remote and unspoiled, the Costa Tropical and Almeria coast, the less touristy ones that reserve unexpected surprises and are recommended for those who love beaches surrounded by nature.

Costa del Sol

Why is the Costa del Sol so popular? Simple: miles of beaches, services, entertainment, cheap prices and lots and lots of sun.

The Costa del Sol is the coast of the province of Malaga and extends from Nerja to La Línea de la Concepción (near Gibraltar) and is a succession of beautiful beaches very popular with tourists from all over Europe. The tourist boom, which began in the 50s, has led to a great development of the coastal towns once inhabited only by local fishermen and today able to satisfy any type of tourism.

Every town on the Costa del Sol boasts modern accommodation facilities, busy marinas, pubs and clubs open until late at night and spaces dedicated to the practice of any sport, such as golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, gyms, riding schools and water sports. For the summer holidays it is strongly recommended to book well in advance, in the low season the prices are much lower.



Ideal for a holiday with family or friends thanks to beautiful beaches and amusement parks, such as Selwo Aventura and Selwo Marina, and the vibrant nightlife, the Costa del Sol is full of beautiful locations eats Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella and Puerto Banús just to quote someone.


Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz is a valid alternative to the more famous Costa del Sol. Recommended for those who want to immerse themselves fully in Andalusian culture.


In the extreme south of Spain, between the mouth of the Guadiana River, on the Portuguese border, and the tip of Tarifa, pristine beaches, bathed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, which form the renowned Costa da la Luz.

Le beaches, ideal for windsurfing, underwater fishing and all kinds of water sports, they are also famous for their fish restaurants and for looking out over the Parque Nacional de Donana.

To the south of the gulf at Sancti Petri we find a jagged coastline dominated by creeks and cliffs, often with pine forests behind it. Very nice are the coastal villages of Conil de la Frontera, where there are 14 kilometers of beach with different characteristics, from isolated bays to long beaches, Caños de Meca and Zahara de las Atunes.

More characteristic coastal villages  they are Chipiona, Rota, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlucar de Barrameda, known for Manzanilla, a type of sherry.

The coastal resorts

Divided into the provinces of Almeria, Granada, Malaga, Cadiz and Huelva, the coastal resorts of Andalusia are many and each with different characteristics: we have selected the most touristic and those with the best services.

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