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Boasting over 320 average days of sunshine each year and some of the best beaches and attractions in Spain, the Costa del Sol continues to attract thousands of holidaymakers each year from the chillier climes of northern Europe.

Situated in the most southern part of Spain, the Costa del Sol boasts a typically Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. The Costa del Sol covers over 300km, and comprises the coastal towns and communities along the Mediterranean coastline of the Province of Malaga. Situated between the Costa de la Luz and the Costa Tropical, the Costa del Sol was originally made up of small, quiet fishing villages, until tourism hit the Costa in the early 60´s.

All of the region’s resorts offer fine white sandy beaches and clear blue waters, plus average annual temperatures of around 23ºC. There is so much going on in Marbella, Puerto Banus and the other coastal towns along the Costa, that it is easy to see why so many thousands of holidaymakers flock here each year.

Properties for sale in La Cala de Mijas and Mijas-Costa are popular with ex-pats who want to invest in prime real estate or buy a permanent residence in the sun.

There is hardly any rainfall in summer, and although rain can be heavy between November and January, some years there is very little rainfall, and the sun still manages to peek through the clouds after brisk showers. Sea temperatures rarely drop below 20ºC, but although the beaches are accessible all year round, if you decide to take a dip outside of spring or summer, a wetsuit may come in handy.

The beach clubs, beach bars and port side restaurants dotted along the coast do a roaring trade in the summer months when average temperatures are around 30ºC in July and August. Make the most of the al fresco life style during the summer, and enjoy a cool jug of sangria or a plate of paella at one of the beach side eateries.

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Average temperatures between May and June are between 24ºC and 27ºC and there is little rainfall. Average September and October temperatures are around 24ºC. The Costa del Sol is surrounded by the Sierra Bermeja Mountain Range which block out most of the cold winds, keeping temperatures mild, even in winter time. December and January tend to be the cooler months, where temperatures hover around 15º.

Properties for sale on the Costa del Sol are popular with ex-pats who want to enjoy the many attractions of southern Spain within a 2-3 hour flight of their home country.

Known widely as the Costa del Golf, the Sunshine Coast offers more than 70 golf courses, including the Championship Course of Valderrama, near Sotogrande. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned pro, you will find a course to suit you close to Marbella, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Puerto Banus, Torremolinos, Estepona or Malaga. Courses.

Costa del Sol Beach Clubs tend to open seasonally from around the end of April to the end of September/beginning of October, and famous clubs which attract the celebs include Nikki Beach at the Don Carlos Hotel, Elviria, Marbella, and The Ocean Club, Puerto Banus.

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