Costa del Sol is a familiar term in several countries such as United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany or Scandinavian countries. However, what is known about Costa del Sol is just the surface, many things can be discovered when we scratch deeper. To start, Costa del Sol is divided in west coast and east coast with Málaga in the middle, capital of all of them and largest city, where the airport is located. Above the two sides, the west coast offers a wide range of touristic attractions, from natural locations such as beaches, amazing views from the mountains above, and animal life to attractions like zoos, cable cars, offering a unique landscape of the coast, hundreds of high quality restaurants, shops places, spas, hotels, yachts’ buying and rides, private parties and a stunning nightlife down the promenade. You can also find a rich variety of communities since the tourist flow is mostly compound of UK, Irish, German, and Scandinavian population, thanks to this fact, you will find English, Irish or German Pubs, supermarket or stores.
The most known cities of the west coast are Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, Estepona and the lesser known are Benahavís, Casares and Manilva. Most of these cities are known for their stunning beaches their inland territories that offer a traditional scope of south Spain and for the mix of cultures and nationalities.
Weather conditions in Malaga and Costa del Sol makes it a perfect place to live throughout the year. With an average temperature of 19ºC winter temperatures don’t go lower than 8-10 degrees and it enjoys more than 300 days of sun per year. Rain is not frequent due to the location on the map of the Costa del Sol, and when it rains it’s similar to a tropical rain, warm and heavy drops.
Costa del Sol is also internationally known by its gastronomy and cuisine. With a strong Mediterranean tradition, Spanish dishes are world-known. Our most typical ones go through every kind of food, from fish, to vegetables, to meat and so on. In Costa del Sol, thanks to the fishing tradition is well known the fried fish (pescaíto frito) or sardines cooked in a peculiar way, they are put in a cane and cooked on the fire made on a boat. It is also well known the paella, the gazpacho Spanish potatoes omelette (tortilla de patatas) cured ham, olive oil, and a rich range of different fishes. Also the tapas have become a word known phenomenon; a small or medium portion of food with every beer ordered. All of this for a pretty economic price, since Malaga and Andalusia has the perfect weather to cultivate all kind of vegetables and fruits, making the county leader on the agriculture market.
From 1960 on, since the touristic boom in Spain international tourists have been choosing Costa del Sol as their holiday destination for all the reasons above commented, however, most of them make it, not only a holiday destination but a retirement destination or just their new houses, moving their life to the warm weather and relaxed way of life f south Spain. The choice of having an apartment near to the sea or a villa besides the mountain makes it a tempting idea. There are currently a 29% of foreign population living in the Costa del Sol, when the national percentage of foreign population living in Spain is just 8%. This number reflects pretty well the important scope of Andalucía and, specifically, the Costa del Sol and Málaga.
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