A guide to the Spanish Costa's



The Mediterranean region of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, as well as the south-western part of Andalusia, have a climate characterised by mild winters with moderate rainfall, and warm to slightly hot, dry summers. The eastern and south-eastern Mediterranean regions of Comunidad Valenciana, Murcia and eastern Andalusia have a semi-arid climate, featuring mild to warm winters and very hot summers, and very little rainfall throughout the year.

Costa de Almeria

is the relatively unspoilt coast of the province of the same name. The area incorporates over 200 kilometres of diverse and predominantly natural coastline; inland much of the landscape is arid and desert-like and is sparsely populated.

Costa del Azahar

or Orange Blossom Coast. The area forms part of the provinces of Valencia and Castellón and is one of the most beautiful and un-spoilt regions of Spain. Not only offering great beaches but beautiful towns and countryside.

Costa Blanca

is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Europe. Travelling along the Costa Blanca you will find a world of spectacular contrasts, with fishing villages almost hidden away along the coast and large towns which are bursting with life.

Costa Brava

Its coastline is almost 300 kilometres long and very varied, with wide bays, small coves and high cliffs. The Costa Brava is a diverse region of extraordinary natural beauty and has a very deep artistic and historical heritage.

Costa Calida

where many towns and villages on the coast are proud of their promenades and beaches. The seawater is warm and very pleasant for bathing. The Mar Menor is shallow (which helps it get warm quickly), and the beaches slope gently, making them ideal for families with young children, and anyone who prefers not to be buffeted by the waves.


Costa Cantabria

on the Bay of Biscay in northern Spain, offers over 220 kilometres of coastline, with more than 90 beaches in fantastic natural settings.

Costa Dorada

is a destination with a seafaring tradition for the whole family to enjoy? Long beaches of fine sand and secluded coves looking out over the Mediterranean? The Costa Dorada offers all this, plus remnants of the Roman Empire, the birthplace of Gaudí, golf, water sports and more.

Costa de la Luz

(Coast of Light) in Huelva Province runs from the Guadiana river, which forms the border between Portugal and Spain, to the Guadalquivir river in the east. This part of the Atlantic coastline boasts long, unspoilt sandy beaches backed by sand dunes, as well as many protected coastal reserves.

Costa de Marisco

is the Shellfish Coast and the 1200km rugged and picturesque coastline of the Galicia region

Costa del Sol

The Sunny Coast is probably the most famous thanks to a fifty year love affair with the region. The region has wonderful beaches and dramatic landscapes, surrounded by mountains, oak and pine forests, which make it popular with walkers and climbers. It’s also the most popular spot for golf, with over 40 courses located around the Costa.

Costa Tropical

is set around Granada and is also known as Costa de Granada. It’s probably the most diverse costa where it’s said that in the morning you can hike the snow-capped mountains, and then swim in the Med in the afternoon!

Costa Vasca

is sandwiched between the tempestuous Atlantic and the Pyrenees mountain ranges. Pais Vasco, the Basque Country, occupies the north-west corner of the Iberian Peninsula, straddling the French border.

Costa Verde

the coastline runs all the way from Portugal on the west coast, all the way up to the French border. The region has an oceanic climate which makes it the perfect hiking and walking destination amongst the lush forests and vegetation. The golden sands, winding clifftop trails and traditional fishing villages are ideal all year round.


Southern Andalusia has a Mediterranean subtropical climate, very similar to the one described above, only with a little more rainfall. These are some of the best area's for lazy beach holidays, sightseeing or your golf vacation.



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