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Costa del Sol Occidental

Diputación de Málaga
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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...

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    During the sixteenth century, after the Christian conquest, the repopulation of the town built the church of Los Remedios, with its tower square and simple appearance, similar to the defensive...

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    It is the main Catholic church in the city, located in the Plaza de la Constitution. The most important masses of the city are celebrated here, for example, the Flamenco Mass in honor of...

  • Playa de las Chapas is located in the Malaga town of Marbella, in the east side of its coastline. A beach with an ambiance and glamour present in the surrounding clubs, including the popular Nikki...

    El Padron beach, just 2 kilometres from Estepona, is a favourite destination, together with La Rada beach, among visitors to the town. El Padron beach is in an area with natural vegetation next to...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Atalaya owes much of its charm and beauty to the indisputable quality of the two courses and the environment around the clubhouse. The Old Course was designed by Bernard von Limburger, par 72, 18...

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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