Sunny Coast “Golf Coast”
The Costa del Sol is a paradise for golf lovers. In Marbella and its proximity (at a distance of 45 km) dozens of magnificent golf courses were built, such as La Cala, Atalaya, La Quinta, Santa Clara in Marbella GC, etc. Nearer to the resort are a number of golf courses next to the picturesque town of Mijas. The fabulous golf course of Torrequebradais located at a distance of barely 6 km from La Baranda. That’s why La Baranda is also ‘the place to be’ for golf enthusiasts.
The Costa del Sol (“Sunny Coast” or more literally, “Coast of the Sun”) is a region in the south of Spain, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, comprising the coastal towns and communities along the Mediterranean coastline of the Málaga province. The Costa del Sol is situated between two lesser known costas: Costa de la Luz and Costa Tropical. Formerly made up only of a series of small, quiet fishing settlements, 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 Málaga and the towns of Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, San Pedro de Alcántara, Estepona, Manilva, Casares, Rincon de la Victoria, Vélez-Málaga, Nerja, Frigiliana and Torrox. The Costa del Sol extends from the cliffs at Maro in the East to Punto Chullera in the west.
Historically its population lived in the fishing villages, and in the “white” villages a little distance inland, in the mountains running down to the coast. The area was discovered and developed to meet the demands of international tourism in the 1950s and has since been a popular destination for foreign tourists not only for its beaches but also for its local culture.
The Costa del Sol is a popular tourist region that welcomes millions of people annually, who mostly arrive at International Malaga airport and head to one of the many resorts located along this stretch of coastline from Manilva in the west to Nerja in the east.
• Museo Picasso Málaga, located at the Palacio de los Condes de Buenavista.
• Carmen Thyssen Museum., located at Palacio de Villalón.
• Museo de Málaga (Fine Arts and Archeology museum) at the Palacio de la Aduana.
• CAC Málaga (museum of modern art). The most visited museum in Andalusia.
• Fundación Picasso and Picasso Birthplace Museum.
• City museum (MUPAM).
• Automobile Museum of Málaga.
• Museum of Glass and Crystal.
• Museo Interactivo de la Música (MIMMA).
• Museum of Wine.
• Museo de Artes y Tradiciones Populares. Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions.
Carmen Thyssen Museum
The Carmen Thyssen Museum (Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga) is an art museum in the Spanish city Málaga. The main focus of the museum is 19th-century Spanish painting, predominantly Andalusian, based on the collection of Carmen Cervera, third wife of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza.