We had a great stay recently at Club La Costa’s Marina Del Sol and here we share the highlights of our trip to this cosy corner of southern Spain. The resort is in the Costa Del Sol, not far from the tourist haven of Fuengirola. There’s of course plenty of the traditional Spanish seaside attractions nearby but we also discovered some really enchanting towns, a museum with out of the world finds and rather unusual festivals (it’s not every day you sample erotic tapas!).
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If you thought only the Americans did things big and beautiful think again, or better still visit Club La Costa’s Santa Cruz Suites in Spain’s Mijas Costa.
Travelling often reveals some of life’s more unusual treasures and none more so than our discovery today in the Andalucía town of Mijas. One of the town’s most popular attractions is Carromato de Max a gypsy-style caravan housing an unusual collection of miniature pieces of art, sculpture and minute curios.
Mention the Costa del Sol and few will think of dramatic scenery, sweeping mountain landscapes and hill-top towns with elegant, traditional architecture. But just a few miles from the sunshine coast lies one of Spain’s most picturesque towns.
Centuries ago when Spanish King Alfonso X of Castile decreed all bars must serve a small dish of food, or tapa, with wine thus launching the phenomenon that is tapas, he could never have reckoned on the sexy path it would take
“Its a bit Brit massive” she said. I’d asked someone the way to the beach from my resort, Club La Costa Marina Del Sol, and was now being advised not to venture too far down else I would end up in Fuengirola. I’d never been there, but what is it really like? We decided to ask the people who really know – the visitors who go there again and again.
Sometimes when travelling you stumble across a nugget of gold – that surprisingly fascinating museum, delightful walk or restaurant with some tantalising dishes. It’s on occasions like these you feel you’ve had a truly enriching travel experience. We made one such discovery at Museo Del Vino in Mijas.