The Land Of The Sun

I’m sure you’ve heard of the land of the free, but the phrase “land of the sun” is a lot less common. Or at least, you’d think so. Strangely enough, a lot of people are familiar with the area. Certainly more then you would expect. Costa del Sol, whose name translates as “coast of the sun”, is a very popular retirement and holiday destination.

Whether you intend to purchase a holiday home, or are simply looking for a good vacation spot, the south coast of Spain has whatever you could want. In most cases, when you want somewhere to go for a holiday, there is some reason not to visit a particular area. this is not the case in Spain, though.

Any holiday activity you might be interested in is available, from lounging on the beach to a night at a theatre. In fact, if the beach is really what you want, you might consider going in the winter- it never really gets cold, but there are a lot less tourists to contend with. Certainly you’ll never see any snow. Unless, that is, you want to… then you can head to one of the nearby mountains, for whatever snow sport you wish.

Of course, there is a downside to this. After all, nothing is perfect. The big problem with Spain, is that once there, you might never want to go back… your old life seeming drab and boring by comparison. The capital of Costa del Sol is one of the worlds largest centers of art and culture, while the city of Marbella holds a huge array of entertainment venues such as theatres.

In addition to the more common holiday attractions, which you can find almost anywhere else, Costa del Sol has a great number of other holiday activities for you. I’ve already referred tot eh mountains, which offer not only exceptional snow sports in the winter, but are also a good place for biking, hiking, or climbing during the warmer months.

If you don’t particularly like mountains, there are plenty of things you can do closer to the sea. For example, Costa del Sol has Tivoli world, one of Spain’s largest fun parks, and somewhere you simply must visit while your there. You know that if you don’t, your inner child will never let you hear the end of it. Besides Tivoli, there are a number of zoos and safari parks, as well as other wide ranging activities such as golf.

When you get to the shore, you’ll find every water sport you could ever want is there for you to try. Although, I really don’t think that swimming with dolphins qualifies as a sport as such, there is certainly a lot of variety. I advise, if you haven’t done it before, you take the chance to sample scuba diving. It is well worth the effort.

If you only intend on taking one holiday in your life, and want to go somewhere special, then go to Spain. The Costa del sol can be reached via a single flight from any major city in the world, and property there is going so fast that if you want to buy a place, you had better do so now- before the costs rise beyond all belief. Of course, that makes it a very good investment, which you can use as a holiday home while you wait to profit. In any case, it’s a great place to visit.