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The most beautiful villages on the Costa del Sol

Andalusia has many picturesque villages and towns renowned for its rich culture and good food. People when thinking of the Costa del Sol not often imagine authentic Spanish villages , but that is wrong.

The region of the Costa del Sol surprisingly has many nice villages for various reasons worthile visiting.

Below is a list of the prettiest villages in the area:


For many, Mijas perhaps is too touristy, but the town is very close to the coast on a beautiful location . High above Fuengirola Mijas offers fantastic views over the bay of Fuengirola and the surrounding countryside . On a clear day the coast of Morocco is even visible.tumblr_m4b017o2Dv1r6lxzlo1_500

Mijas is a network of small streets with nice shops and restaurants . Many restaurants are aimed at tourists and will probably disappoint you but if you look good enough authentic places are to be found.

Mijas is also a unique place to live because of the short distance to the airport of Malaga, the beaches and all the amenities.


Benahavis is known as the gastronomic center of the province Malága and that has its reasons. The village has many restaurants for a town its size. The narrow streets are packed at weekends with locals who come to enjoy the many fine restaurants. Here no touristy restaurants but completely authentic Spanish restaurants , bodegas and bistros .

???????????????????????????????In addition, the access route to Benahavis is spectacular through a narrow gorge with a crystal clear river. The distance to the coast is very short , as the village is only ten minutes from the glitz and glamor of Puerto Banus .

The territory of Benahavis runs down to San Pedro de Alcántara and Estepona direction . There are many beautiful neighborhoods in Benahavis to consider buying a house like Los Arqueros , El Paraiso , Atalaya and Los Flamingos .


Istan is located near Marbella , high above a spectacular lake . Here are many freshwater springs and several beautiful hiking trails. The village is very quiet but well worth a visit. Either a morning or afternoon would be the best time.Charca-Istan1


Cacares is located just outside Estepona on a high rock. The fortress of the village is already visible from a great distance and provides a picturesque panorama. The nature around the village is spectacular with cork oak forests and pine forests. Casares is located near the coast and the territory of the village is even all the way to the beach .

casaresThere are many beautiful places to possess a property around Casares. You can live completely rural but also in the coastal area .


Gaucin is one of the most beutiful located villages of Andalusia on a high cliff above a valley with a river. The route to Gaucin is breathtakingly beautiful , and you will stop various times to enjoy the views.

The village has a beautiful fort on the highest point and many narrow streets with nice restaurants. The area is beautiful and belongs to the Serrania de Ronda with chestnut and cork oak forests. You can use many scenic hiking trails and try many local



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