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Algarrobo Costa Introduction

Algarrobo is situated thirty kilometres from Malaga on the Costa del Sol. It is a quiet resort popular with Spaniards as well as with the British. Originally a small fishing village, it has expanded to accommodate increasing numbers of summer visitors. Being on the south coast it enjoys an average annual temperature of eighteen degrees so holidays can be taken at any time of year. Algarrobo has a sandy beach bathed by clear Mediterranean waters that provides a variety of water sports.

Why Go To Algarrobo Costa?

An Algarrobo Costa holiday offers more than just sun, sea and sand although admittedly these are rather essential elements of a Costa del Sol holiday. It also provides an authentic Spanish atmosphere with many Spanish nationals choosing to holiday here. This small resort offers peace and relaxation.

Algarrobo Costa holidays appeal mainly to families, particularly those with small children. It is also popular with older couples and those looking for a relaxing break, far away from the exuberant hordes that often frequent the Costa del Sol. Golfers will find good courses in the area.

When To Go To Algarrobo Costa

Although Algarrobo Costa is a year round holiday venue, the summer holiday period is probably the most popular time to go, with guaranteed sunshine and warm seas. However, it is also a good place to go to escape from the damp British winter.

Algarrobo Costa - The Place

Algarrobo Costa is a small peaceful resort lying between Caleta and Lagos on Spain’s Costa del Sol. Its accommodation is mainly provided by small hotels and apartments and there are a good number of restaurants serving a varied cuisine and catering for most tastes. There are shops for essentials and also for gifts and souvenirs.

Algarrobo has a good sandy beach which is washed by the warm, clear waters of the Mediterranean. Although care must be taken of very young children, bathing is generally safe for less confident swimmers. A limited number of water sports are provided. There are bars, small restaurants and gift shops lining the promenade behind the beach.

The village of Algarrobo, three kilometres inland, is a charming place with its steep, narrow, winding streets, whitewashed houses, old church and the Hermitage above the town dedicated to St Sebastian.

The Caves at Nerja, which is close by, are a very popular tourist attraction. The caverns stretch for several kilometres and the lighting gives spectacular effects. One cavern forms a natural amphitheatre and concerts are held here on a regular basis.

Golfers can enjoy a round of their favourite game at the modern Baviera course.

Algarrobo Costa Nightlife

Algarrobo Costa nightlife is fairly low key reflecting its popularity with families and older couples. Evenings are spent strolling along the sea front enjoying a drink or a meal under the stars.

Algarrobo Costa Shopping

Algarrobo Costa shopping is fairly limited with supermarkets for essential provisions as well as the usual gift and souvenir shops where you can purchase your holiday mementoes. Malaga has a large number of shops for those who need a little holiday retail therapy. Popular buys include leather goods, carved kitchen utensils, pottery and embroidered linens.

Algarrobo Costa Eating

Algarrobo Costa has a variety of bars and restaurants catering for most tastes. Menus include traditional local dishes such as paella, tortillas, tapas and chorizo, and a choice of international cuisine. A good way to try Spanish food is to order a plate of tapas which consists of a medley of bite-sized dishes. Tapas are also ideal for filling the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner, which is served later in Spain than at home. Spanish wines are pleasant and inexpensive. Children are always made welcome and their tastes and portion sizes are usually accommodated.