Long beaches, clear water and towering cities. I am in Costa del Sol, Tarifa between the tip and head of Gata. I begin this journey right from Tarifa, a huge beach on the ocean and a place loved by those who practice kite-surfing and surfing. The landscape is beautiful with white sand and the sky full of colors with the sails of the sport. Only 14 kilometers away is Morocco and the coast is clearly visible to the naked eye. On the way to Marbella, a place well known of the Costa del Sol, you can go to visit Gibraltar, a small dot England to Spain.
Marbella is very characteristic with its castle and the walls that date back to the period when the city was in possession of Islam. The promenade also has plenty of seafood restaurants with tables right on the beach. For those who want to spend an evening of elegance the best choice is Puerto Banus, the most famous in Marbella, where you can walk around looking beautiful yacht harbor and shops of famous brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci.
As for the sea life near Marbella there are many beaches. In Duque beach there are the two most famous clubs, the ‘Ocean Beach Club and the Buddha. In the resort of Nerja there are a dozen beaches, most with excellent infrastructure. The best known are those of La Torrecilla and Burriana. If you leave the center, the beaches become less crowded places and are very popular with nudists.
Let the sea and explore the city. A few kilometers from the coast you find Ronda, one of the most beautiful cities in Andalusia. Here one of the oldest bullring, Plaza del Toro is in fact a statue of a toreros. In the old town there are still buildings of Arab origin with narrow, winding streets.
Walking a few more kilometers you arrive at a true wonder, a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Alhambra located in Granada. Inside there are mosques, schools, shops and much more. If you want to visit the Alhambra is best to book tickets early to avoid queues at the entrance.
By Nikos K