Planning your next trip? Few things are more exciting than some well-deserved serenity, and taking a trip to Costa del Sol is a great way to make sure you get it. Holidays are more than just an excuse to have fun; they are necessary for both our mental and physical well-being. That said, to really make the most of your time away, you have to disconnect (something that’s easier said than done in today’s digital world). Here are just some of the many ways you can disconnect in Costa del Sol:
Nature in its purest form
Malaga’s natural landscapes are reason enough to get some peace of mind. Have you seen them? Here, 28 protected areas—like Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Montes de Málaga Natural Park, Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, Desfiladero de los Gaitanes and the Torcal Screw Natural Monument—give visitors a chance to lose themselves in the silence.
Small, charming villages
What better way is there to get lost than to immerse yourself in a rural, Andalusian town? Stroll through narrow alleys, visit bars that have been around for decades or chat with friendly locals. When you want to stop the frantic pace of daily life, a few days in a small town will give you the change you seek. Malaga is filled with charming villages worth visiting, like Frigiliana (thought to be one of the most beautiful villages in Spain), Casares, Sedella, Genalguacil (dubbed “the museum town” for its large art collection), Benaoján (which sits in a picturesque valley) and more.
From jet pools, aromatherapy showers and saunas to Turkish baths, massages and must-try beauty rituals, Malaga’s spa scene is not to be missed. For a real treat, take a dip in Malaga’s famous Arab baths, or book a stay at a spa hotel. There are plenty to choose from.
Get out on the water! Hop on a sailboat and let the sea breeze, the waves and picturesque views of the horizon console you. You can truly discover Costa del Sol by sea when you take a mini-cruise with your friends or rent a sailboat or a catamaran from one of the area’s popular boat vendors.
Relax en la playa
Is there anything more relaxing than a beautiful beach day? Turn off your phone, order a refreshing cocktail and hit the sand. Malaga’s beach bars serve excellent drinks and tasty local cuisine, and there are enough beaches to suit everyone’s taste and style. Nerja, which is home to Alberquillas Beach and Calas de Pino, is a top beach destination in Costa del Sol. Other must-see beaches include: Bil Bil Beach in Benalmádena (famous for the castle it’s named after), Los Alamos in Torremolinos and Benajarafe in Vélez - Málaga.