It´s easy to combine a ski holiday in Sierra Nevada with some serious beach-time! It´s perfectly possible to be skiing in the morning and basking on a beach in the afternoon.
The Costa Del Sol is barely two hours' drive from the Sierra Nevada ski resort, making this entirely feasible.
And in addition to the lure of the beaches, the Costa Del Sol has dozens of fine golf courses which line the Mediterranean coast and dot the skirts of the coastal mountains- a Mecca for golfers.
The provincial capital of Malaga is an interesting city steeped in history with two castles the world famous Piccasso Museum and with a large commercial port dominating its sea front.
The El Palo neighbourhood east of the city centre is particularly renowned for its perfectly prepared fresh seafood.
The city itself is typically criss-crossed with narrow pedestrian streets lined with high colonial buildings.
Tapas bars are abundant and the main shopping areas concentrate in the numerous centros commerciales (shopping centres), such as the Larios Centre and El Corte Ingles.