There are so many different resorts to choose from along the Costa del Sol that choosing somewhere for your holiday can sometimes seem a little overwhelming! We've put together this speedy little guide to give you an idea or two to help you along the way.
Nerja has an astonishing 10 beaches as well as an up-and-coming nightlife and a whitewashed Old Town. This is going to be one of the Costa del Sol holiday destinations that gets more popular in 2016 and 2017 so get there early before the crowds discover it! Also visit the nearby caves.
Malaga is the gateway for all Costa del Sol holidays, so it often gets overlooked. It's not got that many beaches but offers plenty of great attractions like the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro, and a lovely Old Town.
Marbella is all about the marina, where expensive yachts congregate and celebrity-spotting is a popular pastime. Small beaches and plenty of places to hang out looking cool, as well as lots of places to indulge in shopping!
Benalmadena offers plenty to keep the whole family happy from the popular cable car to the Sealife Aquarium, as well as loads of beach space. A firm favourite for an all inclusive package holiday in the Costa del Sol, make time to explore Pueblo Benalmadena away from the sea front high-rises and restaurants.
Torremolinos is a great location if you're after value for money, as this long-standing resort has plenty of places ideal for a cheap holiday on the Costa del Sol. Expect plenty of beaches, great access to golf, and some cool hangouts too. It's also the most gay friendly of the resorts.
Fuengirola has a towering Moorish Castle looking over it, but past that it's a typical holiday resort with little of traditional Spain. Expect great facilities, a vibrant nightlife and plenty to do for families or groups of friends after fun in the sun. Fuengirola Zoo is a particular highlight.
Gibraltar doesn't offer beaches, as it's a huge rock as well as an outpost of the UK, so expect things to be more similar to home than anywhere else. See the monkeys that live at the top of the rock and enjoy the fine local food with its British influence.
Almunecar is all about the beaches, with over 20 which you can enjoy in the lovely warm and sunny weather that abounds in this sheltered spot. Don't expect loads of attractions, just beaches, nice places to eat, and a fair selection of hotels.