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Costa del Sol Occidental

Diputación de Málaga
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    Built in 1552, the stone exterior with its coats of arms and three-arched bay window is particularly worthy of note, combining Mudêjar-Gothic with Renaissance details. One of a series of...

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    The church dates back to the XVII century, work beginning in 1674 when alms totalling 12 reales were used to rebuild the ruined Iglesia de San Sebastián. The design of the plasterwork indicates...

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    An XVIII-century church with a single nave that has been the object of a number of restorations throughout its history. The building was one of the school-chapel founded by Cardinal Herrera Oria in...

  • Playa de las Cañas, found in Marbella, it is one of the area’s most beautiful beaches. Family friendly and with dark sand, it stretches across a kilometre of coastline and is about 10 metres wide....

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    The course is located between San Pedro Alcantara and Estepona. Pedro Moran designed the course. Bisected by a meandering stream, the course demands accuracy off the trees, especially on the par...

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    Puerto Banús is the most famous nautical and tourist enclave in south Europe, but this port is much more than that, it is really a city within a big city like Marbella. Banús is also history of...

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    The course, designed by Josê Gancedo, was opened in 1989. The “man from Malaga” is one of the most creative golf designers. His philosophy is to create a golf course without ostentation and with a...

The Western Costa del Sol is one of the first destinations of peninsular Spain. The Mediterranean climate with its mild and warm temperatures provides this region more than 300 sunny days.

The adaption of the sea breeze and the protection by the mountain ranges near the coast benefit this kind climate.

It begins in Torremolinos, and after it there are Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, Estepona y Manilva. In few words: this is the authentic cradle of the Andalusian and national tourism and expresses our value in the international context. The first-rate quality of its beaches, restaurants, hotels golf courses, complementary services, etc. is international accepted.

Inside these lands, we will see villages which lay over the mountain range: Benahavis and Casares. These two municipalities combine the pure style of the white villages with the surrounding landscape. Spectacular panoramic views, balconies over the Mediterranean Sea from Benalmadena to Mijas, the cosmopolitan and bustling atmosphere from Torremolinos to Sabinillas and the country road N-340, considered one of the longest roads of the world, characterize this region as well as Marbella, town which, over hillocks and valleys, carpets of golf, and houses and gardens full of legends, gets deep into the foot of the mountains. This is the world of meadows and fields of Estepona, Casares and Manilva, as well as small fishing harbours that remain on the coast, which shelters the oldest neighbourhoods of the seaside villages. These villages are in many ways the origin of this beautiful province, where festivities are an important part of social life.

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
Meat.

CRAFTWORK
Pottery and goldsmithing.

INDUSTRY
Financial, educative, health service, transport, distribution and marketing.

TOURISM
Coast, sports, golf, water sports, congresses and incentives, health and cultural.

 

More English information of Costa del Sol Occidental on the website of the Costa del Sol Tourist Board.

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