Costa Del Sol actually interprets in English because the “Coast of the Solar”, an ideal identify for this sunny area in Andalucía in Southern Spain. How can I say no to a really inviting vacation spot in Southern Spain and an ideal excuse to flee the bitter chilly autumn wind within the UK. I wager you wouldn’t say no to both!
This trip to Costa Del Sol with Jet2holidays was simply in time for my birthday celebration in mid-September! The Costa Del Sol winter solar holidays started in Manchester the place I met a number of fellow bloggers whom I might be travelling with on this journey. All of us went aboard the flights from Manchester airport to Malaga with Jet2.
You’ll be able to examine different Manchester flights to Costa del Sol of Jet2 right here to your favorite winter solar locations in Europe. I want to share with you our itinerary to Malaga, Costa Del Sol as we discover the area’s finest issues to do and locations to go to.
Right here’s our journey itinerary round Costa Del Sol, Spain
Day 1: Málaga
The nice and cozy breeze of Spain welcomes us after a number of hours direct flight from the UK. After all of the meet and greet on the airport, our first cease is on the native wine and tapas bar, one of many widespread issues to do in Malaga.
In fact, it could be impolite to skip this nice native wine and tapas expertise in Antigua Casa de Guardia (Show on Map) adopted by a stunning Spanish dinner at Taberna Uvedoble (Show on Map), one of many excessive avenue eating places in Málaga city centre.
After stuffing our faces with pretty Spanish delicacies and wine, we checked within the fashionable and stylish Barcelo Malaga Hotel arranged by Jet2Holidays. Barcelo Málaga Resort, top-of-the-line locations to remain in Malaga will probably be our residence base whereas roaming the Costa Del Sol area. Thrilling few days forward!
DAY 2: El Torcal and Antequera
We ventured onto the mountains and the inland Andalusian area. Our first cease of the day was to go to the El Torcal de Antequera National Park.
The huge rocky panorama of this nationwide park is one thing that any journey and nature lover would completely get pleasure from. There are numerous routes across the El Torcal Nationwide Park. The routes have different terrain, hike time and problem, so relying in your alternative you will have loads of choices.
We took one of many fast mountaineering routes to get to the highest of a fantastic vantage level to see the magnificent view of the El Torcal de Antequera. On a transparent day, you may see Africa from right here!
Alongside the mountaineering route, El Torcal is flourishing with completely different natural world that makes the distinctive topography of the land their residence. After our morning hike in El Torcal, we ventured to the principle historic city of Antequera.
Antequera is likely one of the oldest cities within the province of Malaga and in Andalucía. On account of its location inside the centre of the area, it turned an excellent strategic space through the Muslim occupation for greater than 500 hundred years.
With a fantastic historic previous, Antequera has been one of many fundamental highlights whenever you go to Malaga. You’ll certainly benefit from the lovely landscapes and the historic structure across the metropolis.
After our historic stroll across the metropolis, we had our late lunch on the Arte de Tapas.
Our thrilling night in Malaga was about to start after we headed over to El Pimpi for a luxurious dinner and flamenco dance lesson within the Antonio Banderas room! Good factor I introduced my dancing sneakers with me.
Malaga is the hometown of Antonio Banderas, who lives simply in entrance of El Pimpi!
It was a fantastic night dancing the evening away.
DAY 3: Caminito Del Rey & Marbella
Journey day begins as we go away Malaga and make our method to the well-known Caminito Del Rey.
The beautiful rocky gorge was a helpful hyperlink between the Andalusian cities that was utilized by the locals. This vacationer attraction did endure a 10-year rehabilitation venture reinforcing the footpaths which might be suspended on El Caminito Del Rey cliffs, with a whopping 100m drop!
Alongside the trail of El Caminito Del Rey, it’s also possible to discover the El Chorro hydroelectric plant and the El Chorro prepare station, which connects the area to the opposite components of Spain. El Caminito Del Rey is a witness to the industrialisation improvement of the area.
You’ll be able to hike the Caminito Del Rey route for about 2 hours. Nonetheless, since we will’t assist to admire the rugged cliff formations and woodland sceneries, it took us round 3 to 4 hours to complete the hike from the North Entry to El Chorro gate the place our bus was ready.
Higher late than by no means, we had our lunch in Marbella. We went to Los Mellizos, a seafood restaurant. We had an ideal view of Marbella’s promenade and a stunning lunch plus a refreshing Sangria! Only a excellent mixture!
After our lunch, it’s time to examine in to our lodge in Marbella, Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach arranged by Jet2Holidays. Our residence in Marbella for a number of days!
After the lengthy stroll and our pretty lunch by the seaside, the room provides such comfortable vibes and a welcoming atmosphere.
After our check-in at our Marbella lodge, the Iberostar Marbella Coral Seashore, we headed in direction of the seaside to do some mindfulness Yoga and meditation class.
To complete off the night, we had dinner and sangria on the Seasoul restaurant and seaside membership of the lodge.
DAY 4: Ronda
We ventured to go to the mountain area of Ronda. Our first cease of the day was to go to the Copper forest and to attempt the domestically produced wine, Payoyo cheese and native chestnuts.
The Copper forest is finest seen and visited through the autumn season when the ocean of chestnut timber turns to a show of pink and golden yellow timber. The fantastic colors of autumn.
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Within the little Andalusian city of Benalauria, we met the native producers of wine and cheese!
Wine and cheese is at all times a good suggestion! The native wine from Benalauria is barely produced in a restricted variety of bottles a 12 months. I discover the native produced white wine refreshing and candy. The Payoyo cheese is nice as effectively! Sturdy flavour and blissful style that went effectively with chestnut jam.
After our cease within the Copper forest, we headed in direction of the well-known romantic city of Ronda.
Ronda is a mountaintop metropolis within the Malaga area. Made well-known by the basic romantic writers and novelists that fell in love with Ronda.
A few of the fundamental highlights of Ronda is the Puente Nuevo and the Plaza de Toros de Ronda, the oldest Bullring in Spain.
The Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) is the principle focus in Ronda because it connects the 2 sides of the town. Its lovely architectural design will certainly captivate your curiosity. The Puente Nuevo was constructed across the 18th century to make use of as a direct hyperlink for the town’s growth.
Seeing the grandeur of the bridge first-hand made me really feel it’s unreal, I used to be speechless of how huge and big the entire construction and its surrounding. No surprise that numerous artists, writers and poets seek advice from Ronda as a romantic metropolis in Spain.
DAY 5: Málaga
On our final day in Costa del Sol, after a stunning morning and lodge check-out in Marbella, we headed again to Malaga.
Our first cease again in Malaga is a Paella cooking lesson with Spain Food Sherpas. They taught us prepare dinner as tasty Paella for our lunch! It’s fairly thrilling and the result of our cooking was truly incredible. We visited the Malaga museum to see the fantastic curation of well-known artefacts and work of the town together with the works of Pablo Picasso.
The day wouldn’t be full with out seeing the highlights of Malaga centre. The Segway Malaga Tour and Alcazaba confirmed us round Malaga. It was my first time making an attempt a segway and it’s a fantastic different to a strolling tour if you wish to cowl a number of factors of curiosity across the metropolis.
As we bid goodbye to Costa Del Sol, the entire week was really a tremendous post-birthday journey and a fantastic winter solar vacation spot in Europe!
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Particular due to Jet2 and Jet2 Holidays in addition to the Costa Del Sol Tourism Board for organising and internet hosting the journey.