Villas on the Costa del Sol have offerings for every personality type. If you are wondering how to find the best villas on the Costa del Sol that are suited to your tastes, use Malaga as a reference point, and then head east or west.
If the idea of a bustling crowd, hot nightlife and big name fashion appeals to you, you have to head westward. If, instead, the idea of a herder leading his flock across the rocky road is more appealing to you, you prefer to walk to local market and revel in its natural culture, and you have no need for extravagant nightclubs, head eastward instead.
West of Malaga
Approximately 25 kilometers west of Malaga, you will encounter an 8 km stretch of coastline called Fuengirola. Fuengirola is an amazing, touristy collection of beaches, bars, nightclubs and retail fashion stores. A buzzing, busy cosmopolitan town, Fuengirola has been one of the most popular destinations on the Costa del Sol for years. Villas here tend to be luxurious and modern, with special amenities that cater to the progressive international traveler.
Marbella is about 55 kilmoters west of Malaga. There are many international celebrity sightings there, as it is a popular holiday resort for the privileged, the famous and the rich from United States of America, to Saudi Arabia, to Australia. The Porto Banus is a world renowned, luxury shopping complex that welcomes more than five million holidaymakers every year. It also features a heavy golf culture, in case golfing is an important part of your life. Be advised that Marbella is a costly resort, and villas on the Costa del Sol near Marbella are likely to be more expensive than villas in other areas.
East of Malaga
East of Malaga has its own appeal that is more rustic and seemingly down-to-earth, though not lacking in commodity. Approximately 55 kilometers east of Malaga you will find Torrox Costa. Torrox Costa is an impressive, expansive promenade that is fully lined with bars, restaurants and streetside cafés. The Torrox Pueblo can be found four or five kilometers inland. Villas on the Costa del Sol in Torrox are quaint and classically styled. It is a marvelous little village spotted with orange trees and tapas bars.
Ten kilometers further east is Nerja, a charming town by the sea. Villas on the Costa del Sol in and around Nerja see a lot of tourists throughout the year. These charming, cosmopolitan villas are within the reach of beautiful rocky beaches and are decorated with palm trees
Frigiliana is found between Torrox and Nerja, and is considered by many the prettiest white village of Andalucia. The villas on the Costa del Sol of Frigiliana are popular retreats among artists and artisans. They have amazing views of the pueblo and are spread out among narrow winding streets where art galleries, craft shops and quaint cafés reside.