Sunshine, Beaches, Golfing and More
The Costa del Sol in Andalucia has always been a hot spot for European tourists looking to enjoy miles of beaches and perpetual sunshine. Today however, Malaga province and particular Marbella, Costa del Sol has seen record breaking tourism for the past 4 years in a row. Now, it's the entire world taking notice of the Costa del Sol including Marbella's glitz & glamour, and the booming property market.
It's no secret that Spain has had its fair share of ups and downs when it comes to the economy. Since the property bubble burst almost 8 years ago, many of the Spanish including businesses suffered one of the worst economic collapses in history. But, thankfullythings are turning around! The country's economy is turning around, and many experts are proclaiming the property market fully recovered. Exploring the Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol translates to "The Coast of the Sun", and the reason is too good to ignore. The south of Spain enjoys over 300 days a year of sunshine, making it an absolute paradise for golfers. Because of Marbella's very unique Micro Climate, the weather here stays in perfect range. Each year more and more golfers the world over discover the Costa del Sol, and its vast amount of luxury golf courses. Even here at The Marbella Heights Boutique Hotel, you get views of the sea, mountains and the luxury golf course.
The Costa del Sol also has what's called "White Villages" or in Spanish pueblos blancos - these villages situated up high in the mountains or hidden below in valley's remain stuck in time. Each village has its own unique ancient historical significance, and each village gets its fair share of tourists each and every year. As you travel up and down the Costa del Sol, you can easily visit one of these villages and explore its rich and diverse heritage. If you want authentic Spanish cuisine or a tapa or two, views that will literally take your breath away, then the villages are the perfect setting. A little bit about Pueblos Blancos
The white villages of Andalucia and the Costa del Sol are deeply rooted in history. In the mountain range of the Serrania de Ronda the hilltops are whitewashed with Pueblo's, and even Moorish castles. One of the most popular, and very well hidden villages is Ronda - when travelling to Ronda you honestly feel like you are driving into the clouds. If you choose to visit Ronda, and we certainly think you should, make sure to bring a camera! The stunning landscapes and views are nothing short of beautiful. Ronda is a perfectly preserved old town with many great bars and restaurants as well.