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Romans And The Costa del Sol

May 19, 2008
Later in its history, the Romans invaded the Iberian Peninsula and they Romanized much of the area. They built aqueducts, bath houses, temples and many other structures and many of the remains of these buildings can still be found in Costa del Sol.

By the 4th century, Christianity had spread throughout much of Spain and Costa del Sol was no exception. From that time, control of Costa del Sol changed hands a number of times. It was ruled by the Moors from the 8th century up until the 15th century when the Christian monarchs overthrew the Moors and expelled much of their population.

In the 1950s celebrities began coming to Costa del Sol. They were attracted by its beautiful beaches and mild climate, as well as the natural beauty that comes with the combination of beaches and mountain terrain. In the 1960s, tourism really took off when Malaga was connected to other European cities by air transport. Since then, the roads and rail facilities have been built and improved as well. Now, Costa del Sol is a popular holiday destination and the property market is booming.

If you enjoy a bit of sight-seeing, there are a number of quaint Spanish villages near to Costa del Sol. Otherwise, you can find tiny white villages that look like they are attached to the sides of the mountains. Walking up to take a look at these villages will offer a stunning view back down to the sea. Costa del Sol is also a convenient base for visiting some of the major cities in Europe. If you are looking for some recreation time, Costa del Sol offers some of the best golf courses in the world. It is also home to some excellent water sports. It contains a number of luxury spas resorts which are great places to be pampered. In addition, Costa del Sol boasts many excellent restaurants, shops and a vibrant nightlife.

Hotels in Costa del Sol vary in quality from one to five stars, with five star hotels that may contain swimming pools and beautiful gardens. You can also find luxury golf resorts or boutique hotels for those who are after something a bit quainter. Bed and breakfasts are available around the city or you can choose an Andalusia-type rural getaway in the country.

Costa del Sol offers a large number of resort apartments which may suit families with children. They are located near the beach, but are close enough to the city to be able to conveniently go into town to see the sights. It is possible to find a beachside apartment that is within an exclusive private development. The advantage of these is that they may offer their own swimming pools or golf courses.

So, choose the area you'd like to be in and your budget and you will have no trouble finding an accommodation option to suit your needs.
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