If you have the diving bug, then a big part of any break that you go on will be the chance to strap on the scuba gear and get in the water. Luckily, if you are planning on visiting the coast of Costa del Sol anytime soon, you will find plenty of places that are excellent diving spots as well as some lovely accommodation, restaurants, and things to do in the brief few hours that you are not exploring the undersea landscape. Read on to find out more.
The Costa del Sol is a marvellous place to visit both for diving and as a holiday location. This part of southern Spain offers beautiful scenery, fabulous beaches, delicious food and drink and, oh yes, did I mention the golf!
As the Costa del Sol is also a very popular tourist location, it’s pretty easy to find some good quality accommodation in the area as well. Check out sites like Sunshine Golf Properties for villas with pools and apartments, or use one of the many hotel booking services online to reserve a room close to the beach. With the property market booming, there are numerous new developments around the area. Although if you fancy something a little bit more unusual then why not consider hiring a yacht? As then you can both dive from the boat, and use it as a base from which to explore the surrounding areas.
Then there is the Selwo Marina, in Benalmádena, where you can see some of the larger sea life that you won’t get access to on a dive. Such as dolphins, sea lions, and even penguins. While for those wanting some on land adrenaline filled adventures there is the Tivoli World theme park, also in Benalmádena, to visit. Just make sure to get here early to avoid the queues!
Of course, there is no shortage of excellent spots to dive in the Costa del Sol, and the strip of coast between Marbella and Estepona is particularly well regarded. Also, check out Punta Atalaya for some great underwater landscape including sea fingers and the Barco Antiguo, a site teeming with marine life of the smaller variety.