|The Costa del Sol is one of the true gems of Europe. This south western extremity of the continent basks in sunshine and warmth for an amazing 320 days a year, making it one of the most popular and desirable places to live and visit in the world.
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The area is also steeped in history. As the crossing point from Europe to Africa, southern Spain has had visitors since the Romans first came in 1600 BC. The spectacular cities of Sevilla, Granada and Ronda are all within short driving distance and offer a wealth of sights and hundreds of years of history.
For those who seek an active lifestyle there really is something for everyone in Andalucia. Widely reckoned to be the European capital of golf, the Costa del Sol offers dozens of the finest golf courses in the world, all set in the most spectacular scenery. If you're not a golfer, there's bound to be something else for you: tennis and country clubs, mountain biking and trekking, windsurfing in Tarifa, or even skiing and snowboarding in Sierra Nevada!
Tired after a long day of activity in the sun? Then head for the cosmopolitan towns of Marbella and Puerto Banus. Here you will find a huge variety of truly world-class international restaurants, as well as dozens of bars and nightclubs where you can dance until dawn.