The Costa del Sol in Andalusia boasts a wonderful Mediterranean climate, allowing visitors to take their pick from 150km of stunning coastline packed with sandy beaches and a plethora of vibrant, busy tourist resorts.  Once synonymous with package holidays, these days you can pick and choose between the kind of tourist venture you require. Head for the more glitzy and sophisticated Puerto Banus or just soak in the sun at the more family-orientated El Cristo beaches that edge the charming town of Estepona. If it is a cultural experience you desire then the capital Malaga, a truly ancient city with narrow, historic streets, packed with curiosity shops, small cafes, churches and museums is definitely worth a perusal. For those of us in search of adventure, the natural parks, covering over half of the province and dotted with small white hamlets, will not disappoint.