With sun, sea, nightlife and golf, the Costa del Sol has something to appeal to all British holidaymakers. Only two hours away by plane, it's a world away from the cold, miserable summers we endure in the UK.
The Costa del Sol runs along Spain's Mediterranean south coast, from Huelva in the west to the region of Almeria in the east. The land region here is called Andalucia, but the coast is the "Coast of the sun".
No wonder it is called that; with sun specifically guaranteed in the summer months, it has become a magnet for British holidaymakers in the past 30 years. Sadly in the 70s it gained a bit of a tarnished reputation for various reasons, but there is more to enjoy in this area than there is to worry about.
As well as the miles of hot, south-facing beaches, there are numerous golf courses, giving the title "Coast del Golf" along the more common name. If golf is your sport, then Coast del Sol holidays will give you the courses, the weather and the surroundings to boost your game.
When you think of Coast del Sol holidays , places such as Malaga, Torremolinos, Marbella, Estepona, Puerto Banus spring to mind. Many are the sunny playgrounds of the rich and famous, but many more are within the budget of regular Brits.
Nightlife abounds in these holiday hotspots, but if clubbing, dancing and karaoke are not your thing, then you can just as easily enjoy a quiet meal alongside locals in the midnight warmth, with a carafe of wine alongside.
Stroll among the bars, restaurants and shops as the smell of tapas and roasting monkfish drifts by, with the Mediterranean lapping at the beach just yards away as the evening warmth promises more sun the following day.
Coast del Sol holidays are ideal for the family, as the kids will enjoy the beach, the sea, the hotel pool and the chance to make friends with locals or other visiting Brits.
Take your sun cream, shades, flip-flops and a good holiday book and you'll have a great time on the Costa del Sol. All this and it's only just over two hours by plane to Malaga.