Written by Missy Johnston

Calahonda beach in Costa del sol, Spain

Calahonda beach in Costa Del Sol, Spain

Costa Del Sol, Spain, along the southern coast of Spain, is a wonderful destination for a private luxury yacht cruise. This area of Spain is filled with rich history, traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation, and a natural scenic beauty that will fill you with awe.

Enjoy authentic, charming Andalusian culture.

Spanish landscape, Costa del Sol Spain

Spanish landscape, Costa del Sol Spain

If your idea of a pleasant afternoon is walking through winding, cobblestone streets and visiting some of the region’s best museums, you’ve come to the right destination. There are very few places in the world where you can visit exquisite cathedrals and grand palaces one day and spend the next day admiring priceless works of art. The Museo Picasso Malaga features, as you might have guessed from the name, several works from Picasso and other famous Spanish artists.

Local architecture and cultural monuments display the wide range of influences that different civilizations have brought to Costa Del Sol. You can see everything from city centers with distinct Phoenician architecture to quaint country villages sprinkled up and down the coast.

Hike, climb, or play a round of golf surrounded by stunning natural beauty.

Golf course in Marbella. Costa Del Sol, Spain

Golf course in Marbella. Costa Del Sol, Spain

Speaking of the coast, it isn’t your run-of-the-mill hot, sandy beach. Rocky hillsides and steep mountains provide awe-inspiring views to anyone who is up for a hike or a climb. From a high vantage point, you can look out over several miles of coastline into the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.

Your outdoor adventures don’t have to be limited to hiking up and down mountains. If you’d rather relax and simply enjoy a peaceful sunny day, there are plenty of opportunities to do exactly that. If you’re a golfer, consider any of the several prestigious golf courses and clubhouses on the coast. Pick one or two favorites, and have your captain make tee time reservations before you set out for the day, because you have over seventy options to choose from. In fact, you may recognize some of these famous courses from international golfing championships. La Reserva is particularly well-known for its exceptional scenery, clubhouse, and course.