What do you think of when you picture the Costa del Sol? A modern, developed coastline with loads going on, beautiful beaches and international population? You’re right, and yet venture just 10 minutes’ drive away from the famous beaches and you’ll discover a very different world of rolling countryside, quaint white villages, hiking trails and a very relaxed, sleepy way of life.
Choosing an inland location for your Costa del Sol summer holiday can be a smart move, as you’re away from the crowds, and able to relax and unwind in peace and quiet, and yet, you’re just a short drive away from the action – when you want it!
Top Inland Costa del Sol Holiday Destinations
Best White Village
We recommend Casares to the west of the Costa del Sol, the most picturesque white village in the area. The white houses are perched high on a hillside surrounding an old fort and church, it’s breath-taking. As well as being beautiful, it has developed a reputation as a gastronomic hotspot, with lots of great restaurants to enjoy. It is brilliant for birdwatchers with many birds of prey in the area, plus golfers will be spoilt with several great courses in the area. Casares has a good selection of modern holiday apartments and town houses on the outskirts of the village, so you can enjoy comfort and great facilities yet also be close to the village itself. Check out this Casares 2 bedroom holiday apartment located on the Casares golf course, in a lovely complex with several pools and shared garden, plus a discount on green fees for the golf course.
Best Inland Luxury Urbanization
Pueblo Los Monteros, 6 minutes’ drive inland from Los Monteros on the beach, near to Marbella. This luxury urbanization has wonderful facilities such as communal pool with Jacuzzi and an infinity pool with stunning views, an indoor pool including sauna and steam room, gym and playroom for the kids. It is perfectly located to access Santa Clara and Marbella Golf and Country Club and offers a real retreat, within easy reach of the coast. We have a number of holiday rentals on this complex, including a stunning Marbella 3 bed duplex apartment including a large terrace for dining, sunbathing and relaxing, whilst taking in the beautiful views. Everything is stylishly decorated and finished to the highest of standards, for a really special holiday rental apartment in a peaceful, luxurious environment.
Best Inland Activities
Hiking, horse riding, quad biking and canyoning are all exciting activities which are organized around the Costa del Sol and are a great way to explore the inland areas and get away from it all. If that sounds a bit too strenuous, we recommend bird watching, golf or even wine tasting from one of the local wine producers in Ronda, Gaucin or Manilva.
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