Our Costa del Sol Road Trips allow you to take the holiday of a lifetime with your people, your interests, in your time. To make this happen, all you need to do is buy one (or as many as you like!) of our e-guides. 

But in case you have a question about Costa del Sol Road Trips, in this section you’ll find a selection of FAQs. If you can’t find the answer to your question, just in touch with our team.

About Costa del Sol Road Trips

This section tells you exactly what we’re all about.

Your holiday will be easier to plan, you’ll enjoy some amazing experiences and see the best of the Costa del Sol. Plus, you’ll access lots of useful information and be able to book activities, hotels and restaurants easily. 

All you have to do is start your car and go!

These guides cut to the chase and help you plan your stay on the Costa del Sol with suggestions and recommendations depending on your interests. They also showcase the best things to do and see and places to eat and stay that other travel guides might not even consider.

Costa del Sol Road Trips content

In this section, you discover exactly what’s in our e-guides.

In a nutshell, everything you need to enjoy an amazing holiday on the Costa del Sol.

More specifically, you’ll find general information about when to visit, top tips, driving advice, what to pack and maps. Then, detailed information for every day of your visit, including what to do and see and where to eat and stay, depending on your chosen theme. 

Each guide also includes links to all activities, hotels and restaurants with online booking, so that you can reserve in just one click. 

All the road trips include 6 nights – 2 in Malaga and 1 each in Marbella, Ronda, Antequera and Nerja. We’ve also included side trips to Cordoba, Granada and Seville so that if you wish, you can extend your road trip by 1 or 3 more nights.

No, these road trips are designed for you, your people, your interests, in your time. So, the route and itinerary are up to you. 

We suggest that you start or end your trip in Malaga (or both!) and then follow a circular route, clockwise or anti-clockwise, via Marbella, Ronda, Antequera and Nerja. But the final trip is your decision. 

We have 8 themes available for purchase: 

Active Adventure – for those who love physical exercise and the occasional adrenalin rush.

Family Fun – packed with kid-friendly activities with adults’ stuff too so that everyone has a fantastic holiday. 

Foodie Experience – for visitors who adore fine wining and dining.

Golf, golf and more golf – obviously a Costa del Sol holiday on the fairways.

History and Heritage – for those who love seeing the sights and can’t wait to discover the Costa del Sol past.

Luxury Experience – treat yourself from the moment you arrive. 

Malaga Wine – a holiday focused on the local vino, discovering, trying and buying it.Scenic Adventure – a getaway to admire the finest views and scenery on the Costa del Sol.

Costa del Sol Road Trips Planner

A key element in all the Costa del Sol Road Trips e-guide is Your Planner. Here’s what it’s all about.

For every day of your road trip, we suggest things to do and see and places to eat and stay. In The Planner at the end of the e-guide, we list these suggestions with direct links to the businesses so that all you have to do is click and book. 

  • A link to book your rental car.
  • Links to recommended venues and activities.

Don’t forget that your device must be connected to the internet for any of the links to work!

Costa del Sol Road Trips cost & buying process

The nitty-gritty…


We offer discounts that are automatically applied to your shopping cart: 

Buy 2 or 3 e-guides – you get 15% off the total order so 2 e-guides cost you €8.42 instead of €9.90 and 3 e-guides cost you €12.63 instead of €14.85.

Buy 4 or more e-guides – you get 30% off the total order so 4 e-guides cost you €16.83 instead of €19.80. 

Payment is through a secure online platform via Paypal or Stripe – choose your preferred option at the checkout. Both are 100% secure and encrypted. Secure and encrypted payment means that Costa del Sol Road Trips has no access to any payment details such as your credit card number.

We don’t offer any refunds unless you are unable to download your e-guide because of a technical issue that is our fault.

Getting your Costa del Sol Road Trips e-guides

The practicalities of actually reading your guides.

All the guides come in downloadable pdf format. To read them, you need a pdf reader such as Adobe installed on your device. 

When you click on the download link, open the guide and click on ‘Save As’ in the menu. Then save the guide on your device (e.g. in Your Files, not in Downloads) so that you can find it easily and don’t delete it by mistake. 

You should download and save it as soon as you receive the purchase receipt email. 

The download link expires after 72 hours so make sure you save a copy before then. 

Any with a pdf reader including your phone, laptop, tablet or pc.

About the Costa del Sol

Got any questions about the Costa del Sol? We hope we’ve answered them here. For more information, check out our Blog where we regularly publish articles about this wonderful part of southern Spain.

On the Mediterranean coast in southern Spain. It runs from Manilva in the west to Nerja in the east. Its capital is Malaga city, Spain’s sixth largest city. 

For the purposes of these guides, the Costa del Sol means the whole of the province of Malaga. 

  • Size – 7,308km²
  • Length of coastline – 161km 
  • Population – 1.7 million 

Good and all year round. The area lives up to its name and enjoys at least 320 days of sunshine a year. Generally speaking, the west is greener, wetter and windier while the east is drier and warmer. 

All our guides include seasonal weather information as well as average temperatures throughout the year for each location.

This is one of Spain’s busiest destinations and the Costa del Sol welcomed over 13 million visitors in 2019. 2022 figures look as if they’ll be pretty similar. 

July, August and Easter are peak seasons while the late autumn (October/November) and early spring (March/April) are quieter.

Yes. Like the rest of Spain, the Costa del Sol has a low crime rate. That said, don’t tempt pickpockets and thieves. Keep an eye on your valuables especially in crowds and don’t leave them on display in your hire car – put them in the boot or better still, take them with you.

Spanish is, of course, the official language and English is widely spoken. Many businesses have multi-lingual staff (French, German, Dutch and Russian, for example) and most hotel employees speak at least English. 

Off the beaten track and in inland villages you might find no one speaks English. But sign language is universal and locals are usually friendly and happy to help.

Buy a Costa del Sol phrase book for just €0.95!

Malaga Airport is the gateway to the Costa del Sol and offers a wide selection of flights connecting Europe’s main cities to the Costa del Sol. There are also international flights to the Middle East and North America in high season and an excellent network of domestic flights with several services a day to Madrid and Barcelona.