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  • 5Costa del Sol Occidental

    The Costa del Sol Occidental, the star of the coast of Andalusia

    The region of the Costa del Sol Occidental is one of the areas that come all the tourists throughout the year and especially in summer. Within this area of the Mediterranean of the autonomous community of Andalusia, it enters one of the most tourist destinations such as Marbella next to other towns in which also is you can spend a good holiday like Torremolinos or Fuengirola.

    Its main quality is the temperature which has throughout the year, since it has many hours of Sun and little rain which has made many visitors decide to stay to live in this area. For example, there is a large colony of countries such as Britain, Germany or Finland, where it is concentrated among the largest number of citizens of this country.

    The Costa del Sol Occidental has its main stronghold at Marbella. The city has a great name internationally by the large number of tourists and "celibrities" arriving in the summer. It has sided with Puerto Banus more exclusive in Europe places, while on the other there is a very typical historic Andalusian.

    On the other hand Torremolinos has become one of the municipalities of Europe where many Gay tourists are concentrated. Hotels make numerous exclusive offers only for this kind of visitors who tend to find many options in the municipality.

    To reach the Costa del Sol Occidental the best option is through the airport of Malaga which has numerous flights from different parts of Europe. It has roads in good condition through the highway that runs along the coast.

The province of Málaga is one of the eight Spanish provinces that make up the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is located to the South of the Iberian Peninsula, on the Mediterranean coast, between the provinces of Cadiz and Granada, East, West. To the North it borders the provinces of Cordoba and Seville. Its capital is the city of Malaga.

It has a surface of 7306 km² distributed in 101 municipalities, districts 9 and 11 judicial districts. Its population exceeds one million six hundred thousand inhabitants, according to the Census of 2012, being the second province of Andalucia and the sixth in Spain by population, overcoming widely in number of inhabitants to autonomous communities such as Aragon, Asturias, Balearic Islands, Cantabria, Extremadura, Murcia, Navarra and La Rioja.

The territory occupied by the province of Malaga was inhabited since ancient times, as the whole of dolmens of Antequera, the cave paintings of the cave of Nerja, the first known of humanity with more than 40,000 years old, the Pileta cave in Benaojan and the Treasure Cave in Rincón de la Victoria.

Dominated by the first Mediterranean colonizers, the Phoenicians in Malaka and Greeks in Tuscan and Mainake, the province was economic and commercial centre to the Carthaginians, Romans and Byzantines, and had historical antecedents as the old Muslim Kingdom of the Taifa of Málaga from the 11th century, being incorporated in its current configuration after the administrative division of 1833, complying with territories attached in that historical moment to the ancient kingdoms of Granada and Seville.