The Costa del Sol is a stunning region of Spain, renowned for its wealth of attractions and activities. From ancient castles and monuments to lush botanical gardens and vibrant beaches, this beautiful part of the world has something for everyone. On this tour, you'll explore some of the top attractions in the Costa del Sol, including the historic city of Marbella, the Colomares Monument, Sohail Castle, Molino de Inca Botanical Garden, Benalmádena Stupa, Malaga Cathedral, Estepona Orchid and Tajo de Ronda Gorge. Marbella is one of the most popular destinations on the Costa del Sol.
Protected by the remains of the 9th century Moorish castle of Lízar, this town rises from its cliffside walk and offers sweeping views of the Mediterranean coast. This incredible 1.5-hour tour allows you to explore the wonderful attractions and beautiful places of interest in this magnificent city. Led by an experienced guide, you'll hear local legends and fascinating stories as you visit places like the Plaza de los Naranjos and the Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnación. Immerse yourself in history at the city's old castle, which dates back to the 9th century, and then admire public sculptures by surrealist artist Salvador Dalí.The Colomares Monument is a former castle that has been transformed into a landmark dedicated to Christopher Columbus.
Completed in 1994, this attraction is now the largest monument in the world dedicated to the explorer and tells his famous travels story. With its unique blend of Romanesque, Byzantine, Gothic and Moorish architectural styles, it is a wonderfully picturesque attraction. Sohail Castle is an old monument perched on a hill at the mouth of Fuengirola River. This castle has been on this site since 1485 and has been a strategic observation point for many ancient civilizations, including Phoenicians, Romans and Moors. Restoration work began at the end of 20th century to reflect its long defensive history.
Today's visitors can stroll through its outdoor auditorium, stand in shade of its square towers, and tour its small museum. The Molino de Inca Botanical Garden is a tranquil park brimming with stunning tropical plants, rich flowers and stunning trees. Stroll along its quiet trails, admire its beauty and watch colorful birds flutter through its aviaries. The park also includes a replica of an Inca Mill and a wonderful Japanese garden full of tranquil lakes and sun-drenched hills. The Benalmádena Stupa is a Buddhist monument dedicated to enlightened mind. At 33 meters (108 feet) high, it is one of tallest stupas in Western world and was created as a symbol of peace, prosperity and harmony.
Visitors can explore its tourist shop where they can learn more about Buddhism and buy traditional artifacts and ceramics. The Cathedral of Malaga is an impressive architectural wonder located in its old town. This impressive building was once a mosque but became Catholic church over three centuries ago. Construction was finally finished in 1782 and today it is still a magnificent example of Spanish Renaissance and Baroque style. The Estepona Orchid is an amazing collection of plants containing around 1,300 species of orchids - one of Europe's largest collections. Inside its three enormous glass domes are 5000 plants flourishing in vibrant paths and speckled glens with a thunderous waterfall launching rainbow-colored dew cascades through air. The Tajo de Ronda Gorge is an incredible natural landscape near Ronda that can be explored on 4x4 buggy tour.
The route covers 25-kilometer (15.5 mile) route that includes visits to Ronda's historic center, bullring and Puente Nuevo bridge before running through its deep gorge. The Costa del Sol is also known as one of Europe's best regions for golfing with its largest number of golf courses in an area. Relax on one of its many main beaches with soft golden sand that stretches for miles backed by promenades full of bars, restaurants and shops. Because visitors to Costa del Sol have so much to offer, planning your trip will help you make the most out of all these attractions on offer. From tranquil parks to picturesque marinas, this region has something for everyone - so don't miss out!.