Alright, I didn’t actually spend too much time around Costa del Sol but honestly, if you want nice beaches you don’t have to go far from North Carolina. Don’t get me wrong I love the Mediterranean Sea and its strikingly blue waters, but I’ve also been to the Bahamas, Florida, and Ameila Island and beach wise they are even better. The Spanish coast is more rocky than sandy which makes for a very uncomfortable frolicking in the water. The temperature, even in late May, was a little chilly but honestly I prefer my beach that way; Cool and refreshing. My biggest regret was not having a boggie-board! The surf was perfect for boogie-boarding.
The beaches of Málaga are heavily developed, which is great if you want to find a little cabana next to the beach, but bad if you are looking for a more natural beach front feel. There’s a lot more to see in Málaga – the birthplace of Pablo Picasso – such as museums, neat plazas, and some historical ruins. There’s also a cool looking bull fighting rink right in the middle of town. The crazy think about anywhere in Costa del Sol is you will meet a lot of other Europeans who are on holiday. Its was kind of strange finally seeing someone whiter than I was. Standing next to some of these Scandinavians people, I looked like an Arab!
I got to drive through Marbella for a little bit, which also has a nice views but more or less the same beaches. Probably the coolest landmark was seeing the Rock of Gibraltar on the South of Costa del Sol. Gibraltar at one point added to the British territories and I guess they just forgot they had it or something, cause now a days it’s just like little mountain island with 30,000 British peeps just chilling the Mediterranean. They totally got the upper hand of the British Commonwealth I tell you that. Screw the Island of Whales, if I was Price Charles I would make myself the Prince of Gibraltar! The last stop I visited was the little port town of Tarifa which is nothing more than a view nice villas (probably owned by rich Germans) and then a ferry crossing/Spanish customs office. From the port of Tarifa, I took I 30-40 min fairy to Tangiers where I spent the next 7 days gallivanting across Morocco. :)