Spanning the coastline of the Málaga province, Costa del Sol was once home to numerous fishing settlements. Now, the region plays host to the perfect blend of relaxation and action. With a diverse terrain consisting of beaches, mountains, cliffs, caves and dunes, those who like a bit of adventure are spoilt for choice, while activities like canyoning and horse riding keep even the most active traveller occupied. Feel the fresh morning air on your cheeks and the subtle thrum of adrenaline in your veins on a hot hot-air ballooning ride at sunrise. Or if you’re in need of rest and recuperation, you will find it in spades while relaxing on the beach, with the Sierra Blanca mountain range watching on in the distance. Best of all, though, is simmering in one of the area’s many gorgeous thermal pools.