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Rincon de la Victoria Introduction

Rincon de la Victoria is twelve kilometres to the east of Malaga, the gateway to the Costa del Sol, and therefore benefits from a short transfer time from the airport. Originally a fishing village, Rincon de la Victoria has grown over the years and now has a population of twenty-five thousand. Many people who work in Malaga choose to live here and it is also a popular destination for Spanish holidaymakers. The town can become crowded during the summer months when the population triples. A Rincon de la Victoria holiday offers a guarantee of summer sun, good beaches washed by clear waters and a variety of recreational activities both in and out of the water.

Why Go To Rincon de la Victoria?

Rincon de la Victoria is an ideal base for those who wish to explore the city of Malaga in combination with quieter days on the beach. Those looking for sun, sand and sea and a lively atmosphere will not be disappointed.

Rincon de la Victoria has widespread appeal. The beaches in the area with safe bathing attract families with young children. Water sports provide exercise and excitement for the more energetic of visitors. Golfers need not travel far to find a good course, while those interested in history will find much to fascinate them in nearby Malaga.

When To Go To Rincon de la Victoria

Although Rincon de la Victoria is a year round holiday destination, the summer holiday period is the most popular time to go, with its guaranteed sunshine and warm seas. However, it is also a good place to escape the damp British winter and to enjoy a game of golf without having to brave the elements.

Rincon de la Victoria - The Place

Rincon de la Victoria is a thriving community in the Costa del Sol. Although it is no longer a fishing village, there is still a fleet of fishing boats. The practice of net fishing continues with men stretching out a fifty metre length of net and then drawing in the hopefully overflowing catch.

There has been a large building programme in the area and there is a good range of hotels and apartments accommodating most budgets. The many restaurants serve a variety of menu from traditional fish dishes to international cuisine. Shops provide a wide range of goods supplying everything from holiday essentials to gifts and souvenirs.

The beaches here have Blue Flag status with soft golden sand shelving gently into clear blue sea. There are plenty of beach bars providing daylong refreshments. Water sports enthusiasts will find a range of activities. There are long promenades behind the beaches with bars and restaurants and wonderful views across the bay.

There are many fine golf courses in the vicinity including the eighteen hole Anoreta course near Torre de Benagalbon. Remember to bring your handicap certificate as this is sometimes a course requirement.

Interesting sightseeing opportunities include the eighteenth century fortress, Casa Fuerte Bezmiliana, now restored and used for exhibitions, and the Cueva del Tesoro, caves with wall paintings. Malaga, the birthplace of Picasso, is a city of culture with many historic buildings, monuments and museums

Rincon de la Victoria Nightlife

Rincon de la Victoria is a lively town where evening entertainment continues throughout the night. There are bars, pubs, clubs and discos providing a party atmosphere. For even livelier nights take a taxi to Malaga where the Pedragalejo area has fashionable night clubs popular with the young.

Rincon de la Victoria Shopping

Rincon de la Victoria has a good range of shops supplying the holidaymakers with all their needs. There are many of the gift and souvenir shops that are so popular with tourists. The modern city, Malaga has shopping malls with many international chain stores. There are also large numbers of designer boutiques and specialist shops.

Rincon de la Victoria Eating

The choice of food in Rincon de la Victoria and in neighbouring Malaga is almost limitless. Traditional fish restaurants and tapas bars rub shoulders with fast food outlets and steak houses. 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.

Local wines are pleasant and very good value.

Children are always made welcome even in the most exclusive of restaurants and their taste and portion size is usually accommodated.