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Costa del Sol

The Costa del sol came into being as an international tourism resort in the second half of the last century. That was a time when a few wealthy people in search of something different came to these shores, while at the same time, mass tourism began to change the coast from a fishing and farming-based rural community to what it is today. No body knows with certainty where the Costa del Sol got its name, although there are various theories, none of them entirely credible.

Cadiz to Almeria

We do know, nevertheless, that the name appeared as such in the advertising for the Spanish-American Fair in Seville in 1929. It is said that a certain Austrian consul in Cadiz, who used to travel along the coast to Almeria frequently, dreamed up the name, due to the single aspect of the region that everybody is aware of, especially in the summertime: the sun shines a lot here. We can thus suppose that , if this is true, the Costa del sol ("Coast of the Sun") once described the entire coastline from Cadiz to Almeria.

Towns and Villages Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is situated between two lesser known costas: Costa de la Luz and Costa Tropical. Formerly made up of a series of small, quiet fishing settlements and country villages, the region has been completely transformed during the latter part of the 20th century into a Tourist destination of world renown. It includes the city of Malaga,and the towns of Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, San Pedro Alcantara, Manilva, Velez-Malaga, Rincon de Victoria, Nerja, Torrox, Maro. Nerja realty has two offices on this Costa and a great selction of Long term rentals and properties for sale from one end of the coast to the other.

Nerja on the Costa del Sol

Nerja is the most important urban centre on the eastern end of the coast and has grown rapidly. Much of the eastern Costa del Sol's accommodation for tourists is found in Nerja, which is surrounded by tourist pueblos. This town is host to one of area's main tourist attractions - the Nerja Caves, a spectacular find that is open to the public and that hosts an annual music and dance festival within its famous caverns. At the foot of Nerja town a winding footpath joins several coves and there are some nice beaches to be found in this area.
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