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Costa del Sol Occidental

Diputación de Málaga
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    Estepona has been converted into an open-air museum. Sculptures of local and internationally relevant artists are present with their works in the streets and squares of the city, offering everyone...

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    The mine exploitation in the twenties has been associated with the Orueta family, who were mainly engineers originally from Málaga. The scheelite samples from this mine were world-famous and are on...

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    The Museo del Bonsai was set up when a private collection was offered by Miguel Ángel Garcîa to the then mayor of Marbella Jesús Gil y Gil, to provide material with which to open a municipal museum...

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    The Faro (lighthouse) is located in Marbella, near the Puerto Deportivo (seaport) and in the centre of the city. Named after the elegant lighthouse of 1864 presiding over the beach promenade....

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    Playa de la Colonia, in Manilva, is found between La Duquesa Marina and playa de Sabinillas. La Colonia stretches from arroyo de la Peñuela to arroyo Maicandil. With a playground area, it is an...

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    On May 15 the traditional procession in honor of San Isidro Labrador, Patron of Estepona, is celebrated, in which crowds of people dressed in the typical country costume parade, accompanying the...

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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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    On August 15 the procession in honor of Santa María de los Remedios takes place, through the streets of Estepona. The Brotherhood of Santa María de los Remedios, in the previous days, organizes a...

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    Golf Course Name: La Quinta Golf and Country Club Address: Urb. La Quinta Golf, s/n, Nueva Andalucîa, 29660 Benahavîs Website: http://www.laquintagolf.com/golf.html Contact Tel.: +34 902 204 208...

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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