Now that the clocks have changed and our evenings are lighter once more, many of us will be thinking of an Easter get away. And if itâ€™s the sun youâ€™re after then Spain has to be high on the list. After this weekâ€™s blog about the FEVE railway, we thought weâ€™d continue on our journey off the beaten track. So weâ€™re heading for the hills above the Costa del Sol, where youâ€™ll find plenty of places to enjoy an authentic Spanish experience.
The Costa del Sol is still a massively popular destination. North Africa is only twenty miles away and the weather is hot and glorious for most of the year. Local infrastructure has been well developed over the last two decades with good road, air and rail connections. Cheap flights arrive from all over Europe with a clientele ranging from those seeking cut price simple family packages to the glitz and glamour of yachts and million pound villas in the environs of Marbella. Millions know about this stretch of coast and arrive by the thousands from Easter to late October to enjoy the long season of sun and beaches.