In addition to wonderful climate and amazingly beautiful landscapes, Costa del Sol has everything you need for comfortable life and leisure. There are international universities and schools, sports clubs, incredible variety of restaurants, pastry shops and coffee houses, shopping centers, picturesque parks, museums and theaters.
European education system is known as one of the strongest in the world. Educational programs in Spain comply with international quality standards. The district of Malaga has a full range of educational institutions from kindergartens to universities. We are glad to help you with the selection of school or summer courses for your child.
There are several modern nursery schools and day-care centers, where your children can develop their communication, thinking and motor skills while playing amusing games. There are both public and private schools and kindergartens, such as Barnabi Bear Play School and Montessori School.
This region has plenty of great public and private schools that meet the requirements of international quality standards in education. They all have very professional staff and have personal approach to each student. The most famous of them are English International College, Swans School International, British School of Marbella, Calpe School, Aloha College, Laude San Pedro School and Mayfair International Academy. Important thing is that after graduating a British School in Spain, your child can enter best universities of Great Britain without taking A-level or foundation courses.
There are also several universities offering a wide range of specialties in the region of Costa del Sol. They all have an up-to-date material and technical base and a very strong and high-qualified teaching staff. University of Malaga, Malaga College, Marbella University, Marbella International University Centre, American University of Marbella, Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Marbella Design Academy, University of Cadiz, Benalmádena College of Business and Tourism and other higher education institutions are among them.
Besides, you can find a large number of language courses and schools, where you and your children can learn Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Arabic and Russian languages in groups or individually.
Just staying on the resorts of Costa del Sol itself is good for your health thanks to the sea air, the sun baths and fresh products in the diet, but if you need medical assistance, you don’t have to worry about your health.
In any public or private hospital of the region you can get the full range of high-quality medical services. Every Spain city has large public hospitals with advanced up-to-date equipment. The largest public hospital of the region is Hospital Costa del Sol. The region also has such public clinics as USP Hospital de Marbella, Hospital Carlos Haya, Hospital Clinico and Hospital Provincial San Juan de Dios. The doctors and personnel of many clinics of the region speak several languages. Besides, there are many private clinics on Costa del Sol. High Care International Hospital, Sanit Hospital Internacional, Complejo Hospitalario Integral Privado, Hospital San Francisco de Asis – this is not the full list of them. There is also plenty of specialized profile clinics such as otolaryngology clinic, center for the treatment of diseases of the spine and joints, Institute of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, center for cardiovascular disease and so on.
It is preferable to have health insurance in Spain. In this case, you can use a lot of services in different medical organizations without worrying about the cost. We will be glad to help you find and arrange a health insurance policy that suits you the best.
The aesthetic sector of medicine is very well developed in the region of Costa del Sol. There are many clinics of plastic surgery, aesthetic medical centers, centers for anti-aging and weight loss, cosmetology and dietology clinics and various beauty salons. Such clinics as Clinica Campos Medicina y Cirugia Estetica, Grupo Medico Premier, Clinica Premium, Ocean Clinic, Rio Real Golf & Wellness Resort, Amar Clinic, Cirumed Clinic, Meyer Aesthetic and etc. are at your service.
What makes Costa del Sol different from other resorts of the world is that along with relaxing and taking sun baths on the beach, you have opportunities to have fun and a great variety of places to go to. For example, you can go to different bars and nightclubs, visit spectacular sports events, go bowling or karting, play mini-golf, go to theatres or visit carnivals and fairs. Costa del Sol has fantastic amusement parks and water parks, cinemas, SPA-centers and many other exciting places and sights.
There are a lot of interesting and posh discos and nightclubs here – Glam, Olivia Valere, Seven, Lemmon, Funky Buddha, Tibu Banus, Guey, Sunset Marbella, Aqwa Mist, La Sala, Nikki Prive Marbella and many others, and each of them has its own unique style and atmosphere. For those who like to sing, there are also a lot of karaoke bars, for example, Karaoke # 1, Azabache Karaoke Bar and Karaoke Rolling Bar.
For those who prefer active leisure, there are such options as bowling, karting, theme parks, sports and entertainment centers. There is an adventure park Aventura Amazonia in Marbella that offers 83 fun attractions to its guests. Aquatic parks of the coast are worth mentioning – Bahia Park, Aqualand, Aquavelis and Parque Acuatico, they are amazing. Children will surely be happy to visit such unusual zoos as Selwo Aventura park, the park of wolves Lobo Park, the crocodiles farm Cocodrilos Park, house of butterflies Mariposario, Selwo Marina dolphinarium and Sea Life aquarium.
It is necessary to say separately about the huge amusement park Tivoli World in Benalmadena. It has a lot of attractions for the whole family and is divided into several colorful themed areas that are decorated as various parts of the world.
In large shopping centers, such as Plaza Mayor, Malaga Plaza, Miramar and La Cañada, you can find food courts, shops, boutiques, playgrounds for kids, multiplex cinemas and many other interesting things.
When you come to Spain, you will certainly want to visit corrida – the bullfight show, won’t you?
In the cities of Costa del Sol you have a lot of opportunities to see this traditional bullfight and feel it unique atmosphere.
And it is impossible to visit Spain and not see the flamenco show. This magnificent dance show will make you fall in love with the culture of this country. You can see a flamenco show in Liceo Flamenco, Flamenco Ana Maria, Tablao Arte Flamenco and Kelipe Centro de Arte Flamenco and many other places.
Theater-lovers will enjoy going to such theaters as City of Marbella Municipal Theatre, Vicente Espinel Municipal Theatre, Cervantes Theatre, Teatro Canovas, Microteatro and Teatro Alameda. Costa del Sol also gives you an opportunity to visit gorgeous circus and ice shows, ballet, opera and musicals. Many music stars come to concert venues and music halls of the region with their shows and concerts on a regular basis. Besides, a lot of exhibitions, biennales, ferias, shows and concerts are often hold in the cities of the province of Malaga.
All year round Costa del Sol is the place where various international festivals of music, film and art take place.
In various parts of the coast and at all seasons you can visit colorful fairs, carnivals and festivals. They can be of different scale, type and theme, but they are always vividly decorated, full of amusing attractions and atmosphere of fun and joy.
Spanish cuisine is a real godsend for real gourmands. Paella, tapas, tortilla quesadilla, gazpacho, jamon, chorrizo, roscon de reyes, nougat mantecados – this is real music of gastronomy! And all this food is made from the fresh seafood, choice meat and fruit, vegetables and herbs grown under the Spanish sun.
On the coast of Costa del Sol you can find an incredible number of restaurants and cafes of authentic cuisine of all Spanish regions – from small family cafes to large and elegant restaurants with posh interior and exquisite menu. El Rincon de la Sala, Soliluna, Venta Toledo, La Alberiza, Santiago, El Sombrero, Trocadero Arena, Paco Jimenez, El Pozo Viejo – this is just a small part of them. Costa del Sol also has gourmet restaurants of Michelin star – El Lago, Dani Garcia and Skina are among them. In addition to the restaurants of traditional Spanish cuisine, there are also many cafes and restaurants of Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Lebanese, Italian, English, French and Russian cuisines in the cities of the region.
Spanish people are known for their love for fine wine. In various bodegas, wine bars and wine restaurants of the region of Costa del Sol, you can try hundreds of species and varieties of excellent wine. And the prize will surprise you, even for 2-3 euros you can buy a bottle of delicious wine of good quality.
It is hard to imagine a place more suitable for sport than the coast of Costa del Sol – mild climate, large number of sports centers and universal love for healthy lifestyle.
Tennis is very popular in Spain. Here you can find wide variety of tennis clubs, coarts and schools. Everyone plays tennis here, you will meet people of all ages on courts playing tennis – from little children to elderly men and women full of energy. And all of them will amaze you with their level of play, technique and fitness form.
Another wildly popular sport here is golf. This is why Costa del Sol is also called Costa del Golf. Here you can find the largest in Europe number of luxury golf courses. And thanks to the wonderful climate of this region you can play golf all year round.
No one can imagine Spain without football. On the sunny coast you can not only watch spectacular and exciting football played by professional teams, but also play yourself. The unique climate of the region attracts dozens of professional teams from all around the world. Many football teams from Europe and CIS countries come here for training camps every year.
Since this region has a rich variety of landscapes and plenty of gardens, parks, nature reserves and magnificent mountain trails, hiking and cycling are very popular here as well.
Shopping with no exaggeration is regarded as another attraction of the region. Various stores, shops and commercial centers offer goods for any taste and budget. While ladies are wandering in the shopping center and looking for a new pair of shoes or a purse, gentlemen can entertain themselves by watching or even buying a new gadget, a posh car, a motorcycle or a great yacht.
In the shopping center El Corte Inglés, located in the heart of Puerto Banus, and in various boutiques along the coast you can find almost all world brands. Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Versace, Michael Cors, Hermes, Ermenegildo Zegna, Corneliani, Roberto Cavalli, Yves Saint Laurent, Armani, Oscar De La Renta – and this is the full list. In addition to luxury brands, large shopping malls also have stores of such famous brands as Marks&Spencer, H&M, Promod, Topshop, Bershka, Diesel, Pull&Bear, Stradivarius, Mexx, as well as of well-known Spanish brands like Zara, Mango, Custo, Blanco , Sfera and so on.
No matter what you want to buy – clothes, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, jewelry, technical devise, sports equipment, cars, boats, motorcycles or anything else – on Costa del Sol you will find everything and even more!