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Costa del Sol Occidental

Diputación de Málaga
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    Located 4 km. from the town itself, at Cortijo de Alechipe (a private estate), it still retains part of its walls, though these are largely in ruins. The layout of the village is clearly defined;...

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    The Ingenio Chico is one of two sugar mills built by the Duke of Arcos in this area. The aqueduct link it with the rest of the adobe wall construction, reminiscent of mediaeval architecture and...

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    This house belonged to Ignacio Infante, the brother of the father of the Andalusian Homeland, Blas Infante. Recently restored, it now displays Roman remains discovered in Manilva.

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    Marbella was first a mining town, then it turned to agriculture and finally opted for tourism as its most important economic element. It is a very old town and was frequented by well-to-do families...

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    Torremolinos does not feature as a population centre on the famous map drawn by the Marquis de la Ensenada until 1748, though it is known to have been founded long before. In fact, it was home to...

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    The origin of this town dates back to the end of the 11th century when the Arabs founded it around the fortress that they had built to defend the East side of the Arab castle of Montemayor. The...

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    Magna Marbella Golf is located in the heart of the Golf Valley, within walking distance of Puerto Banus. It is a 9 holes course (between 120 and 275 meters each one), par 29, with a long path. The...

    In the luxurious city of Marbella is located this port is located next to the Artola Dunes, a valuable natural site protected and declared Natural Monument. It has multiple services such as boat...

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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