By Amrita Evans — For those of you seeking a getaway in the great outdoors, a holiday in Costa Del Sol, Spain is one of the most affordable and exciting options. Nestled in the south of the Iberian Peninsula with a name that translates to the “Sunny Coast,” there are enticing outdoor activities in Costa del Sol all year round.
Intrepid hikers have lots to see in Costa Del Sol. The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, between Cádiz and Málaga, offers limestone rocks, which have been weathered into gorges, valleys, caves and gullies. Or venture to the stunning Maro Cliffs and see dramatic rocky cliffs that plunge into the ocean and visit caves that have been carved out by the sea.
Costa del Sol is also ideal for horse riding because of the variety of terrain. If a ride through the wilderness interests you, try the Serrania de Ronda. Don’t worry if you are a novice, there are plenty of equestrian schools that give guided tours.
If you want to soak up the sun in this beautiful Spanish climate but aren’t up for more hardcore sports, golf is a very popular pastime in this region. With over forty golf courses, gorgeous views of the sea and mild weather even in the winter, golf is a great activity any season.
The most popular draw for most people when visiting Costa del Sol is the beach, which stretches across the length of the region. If you are an experienced scuba diver, discover sunken ships at Torre Marbella or a bio-diverse reef at Placer de las Bovedas. Available on most beaches are also jet skiing, water skiing, windsurfing, and paragliding.
With a wealth of options and some of the best weather in Europe, the outdoor enthusiast will love to discover everything this region has to offer.