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Tempting though it is, don’t just fly and flop. Go beyond the pool to discover a part of Spain that seduces with its natural beauty, rich history and sizzling culture. Guests can enhance their stay at Wyndham Grand Costa del Sol by booking one of several excursions.

Do you dare to take on the thrilling Caminito del Rey? Or does exploring the fascinating caves and meeting the monkeys of Gibraltar appeal more? Take a trip to Ronda, one of Spain’s most ravishing mountain towns or charter a yacht to explore the coast. We’re certain our excursions will make you fall in love with the region and plan more holidays in Spain. Simply speak to our Guest Services team and let us take care of every detail.

Unique aerial view of luxury and exclusive area in Marbella Costa del Sol
Spanish waiter bringing Paella to a table at Chiringuito

Life’s a beach

From fashionable stretches of sand with beach clubs and sheltered bays with water sports galore to romantic coves where you can escape the crowds, Costa del Sol beaches are as diverse as they are dazzling. Our Resort is pure heaven for beach lovers, close to many of the region’s prettiest sandy spots. One is just a short stroll away – go as the sun rises and there’s a good chance you’ll see the bay’s resident dolphins dancing in the surf. Whether you want to sink your feet in the sand as you feast on paella at a beach bar, splash about in the waves with your kids or cruise along the coast in a kayak, you’ll find your dream beach close by. Our staff know all the best spots, so be sure to ask for their favourites.

A picturesque and narrow street in Marbella old town

A diverse destination

As well as natural beauty, Andalucía has a rich cultural heritage in spades. Potter around historic harbour towns and white-washed mountain villages to get a taste of the region’s traditional way of life. The Costa del Sol is where you’ll find some of Spain’s most vibrant cities too – Malaga and Marbella brim with historic monuments, galleries and museums. Lively fiestas take place throughout the year. It’s also famous for its fresh and flavourful food with Costa del Sol restaurants among some of Spain’s best. Bag a table in gastronomic hotspots or graze on bite-size regional specialties at tapas bars in old towns. This is what holidays in Spain are all about.

Child sliding down waterslide at an aqua park, laughing and having fun

Endless family fun

Looking for somewhere fun to take your brood? Family holidays are made easy in the Costa del Sol with so many kid-friendly attractions to choose from. For waterpark fun head to Aqua Mijas just down the road – it has slides, wave pools and lazy rivers that will keep everyone entertained for hours. Animal lovers of all ages will adore Bioparc Fuengirola with its native and exotic inhabitants. For awesome views and a fun ride to boot, scale the Monte Calamorro on the Teleférico Benalmádena, a scenic cable car. Marbella has much to delight in its pretty cobbled streets and flower-filled squares where fairground rides, public performances and countless ferias (fairs) set up. Childhood memories are made of this.

DJ mixing outdoor at beach club with crowd of people

After-hours fun

Should you want to check out the Costa del Sol’s famous party scene, we’re close to the action. Glamorous Puerto Banús bustles with bars and clubs, perfect for cocktail sipping and people watching until late. Marbella has plenty of party atmosphere too, including beach bars and clubs for dancing on the sands by day and night. Or perhaps your idea of a good night out is a little more low-key? Our hotel is near Fuengirola, a charming town that comes alive after dark with lively tapas bars spilling out onto the streets. There’s a sprinkling of late-night pubs and clubs if the urge to dance strikes. In summer, the ruins of Sohail Castle, just nearby, are the setting for open-air concerts by big name performers and dance festivals.

Colourful traditional Spanish plates and other pottery items
Happy tourist shopping at local market for souvenirs

Local treats

It’s not a Costa del Sol holiday without indulging in some retail therapy. Wander the narrow streets and elegant piazzas of Malaga and Marbella where you’ll find trendy boutiques selling locally made clothes, jewellery and crafts. There are some great street markets here too. If it’s designer digs you’re after, make Puerto Banús your first port of call. The glitzy marina is lined with luxury labels. Further west, Estepona is a gem of a white-washed fishing town with a great selection of smart stores and delicatessens. For groceries and provisions, Fuengirola is a short drive away with some excellent supermarkets, food markets and bakeries.