The Costa del Sol with Málaga in its centre is a wildly popular vacation destination. The sun-drenched southern coast of Spain enjoys year-round mild temperatures; the rainiest season coincides with the coolest months, December through February, and the sea waters stay warm all year. Fourteen villages highlight this stunning coastal area and each has its own unique appeal, and a few are home to the most charming small hotels in Costa del Sol.
Where to stay in a small hotel at the Costa del Sol? Some of our most popular spots:
One of Spain’s famed White Villages, Casares has been declared a National Historic-Artistic site and exemplifies how the historical influence of various cultures can combine to create an exquisitely harmonious region. Here visitors will learn about Blas Infante, the father of Andalusia, tour the Arab Casares Castle, or dip into the notorious Roman Baths. Iberian, Phoenician and Roman influences exist in large and small ways throughout this impressive village. The small hotels in this region are of typically Andalusian design. Simultaneously grand and intimate, and delivering an indulgent respite after a day filled with sightseeing, golf outings, beach excursions and lavish spa treatments. A day can be made of a leisurely stroll in the Plaza de España, sipping coffee, and browsing through the shops of local artisans.
Mountain and beach lovers alike flock to Mijas, an area of the Costa del Sol known for its natural beauty, native cuisine, pristine beaches, and numerous yearly festivals. The desert-like slopes of the Sierra de Mijas are home to a challenging system of uphill hikes. The reward for completion of these hikes is viewing the entire Costa del Sol and across the sea to the coast of North Africa. Small hotels are an exceptional choice for Mijas adventurers wanting to return from hiking or Mijas festival celebrations to laid-back yet sophisticated accommodations. A number of boutique hotels, all exceptionally designed and outfitted, deliver the ultimate in style, comfort and extravagance.