This pocket guide to the Costa del Sol features highlights of the city, places of interest, activities, accommodation, where to eat out, entertainment and excursions. Each entry cross-references with the fold-out maps. The highlights section gives information on location and how to get there, contact details, opening hours, entry fees and tour details. Sightseeing chapters cover places such as beaches, nature reserves, historic buildings, galleries and museums, parks and gardens, arranged in dictionary form with contact details, nearest metro stops, opening hours and entry fees for each site. Activities chapters feature sports, activities for children, unusual activities unique to the city, suggested routes for walking tours (including map grid references, distance and duration, and where to eat and drink) and organized tours, while the shopping chapters cover shops and markets. Accommodation includes listings by area and price category and the eating out section covers the food of the region, as well as listings of suggested venues by area and price. The entertainment section includes nightlife, music, theatre, festivals, casinos, pubs and clubs, and spectator sports.
Excursions cross-reference with the excursions map and include transport options, distance, contact details, highlights and where to eat and drink. Finally, a travel tips section handles everything from transport and money to personal safety and etiquette.
Table of Contents
Overview: the land; history in brief; government and economy; the people. Using this book. Highlights: Malaga; Antequera; Marbella; Puerto Banus; Gibraltar; Ronda; Jerez; Pueblos Blancos; the Alhambra, Granada; Frigiliana; La Giralda, Sevilla; The Alcazar, Sevilla; La Mezquita, Cordoba; Gibralfaro; Torremolinos; Mijas; Estepona and Sotogrande; Nerja; Tarifa; Arcos de la Frontera. Sightseeing: churches and cathedrals; historic buildings; museums and galleries; parks and gardens. Activities: sport and recreation; unusual Costa del Sol; fun for children; walking tours; organized tours. Shopping: shops; markets. Accommodation: where to stay; hotels. Eating out: tapas; regional specialities; sherry; wine; where to eat; restaurants. Entertainment: bullfighting; flamenco; nightlife; gambling; spectator sports; pubs and clubs. Excursions: Sevilla; Cordoba; Granada; the Sierra Nevada; las Alpujarras. Travel tips.