High angle view of empty lounge chairs on the beach, Bajondillo Beach, Torremolinos, Spain

Come and join us on a summer sun holiday to the Spanish resort of Costa Del Sol. We stay in the resort of Benalmadena, home to some of the best beaches in Spain as well as cafes and bars. Our 4* hotel, just minutes from the beach is the perfect place to enjoy some Spanish sunshine with fellow Solos guests.

Coastal view of Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain

Costa Del Sol

Lying just 12km to the west of bustling Malaga, and 42km from the party town of Marbella, Benalmádena, with its award winning beaches, sophisticated bars and cafés, and even pockets of peace and quiet, is the perfect place on the Costa del Sol to relax, have fun and soak up some of that gorgeous Mediterranean sunshine. Of its dozen or so beaches, some are very busy, others more relaxed and secluded – you can take your pick. The resort itself is made up of 3 main areas: Benalmádena Pueblo, with its real Spain atmosphere and cobbled streets; Benalmádena Costa and its beachfront strip stretching all the way from the marina to the bright lights of neighbouring Torremolinos; and Arroyo de la Miel, a former sleepy village. What more could we ask for in a Spanish holiday? Sun and sand mixed with culture, cuisine and fun!

Days Out

Time away from the sunbed is also on offer with plenty to see on a day out. Why not visit historical Ronda and its amazing views from the Tajo Gorge or take in the highlights of the enigmatic Andalucian city of Granada and its famous Moorish quarter of the Albaicin? No trip to this beautiful city would be complete without seeing the beautiful Alhambra Palace.

Rest or Play

Popular with British holidaymakers for many years, the Costa del Sol’s sheltered coast is shaped by a succession of extensive beaches, hidden coves and fishing villages, and offers plenty to see and do whichever direction you choose. Our hotel enjoys a wonderful location right on the marina, so if taking time out is the call of the day, flop by the pool or stroll along the promenade and stop for a coffee at one of the resort’s chic cafés. The resort also has numerous restaurants, which cater for every taste imaginable, so there’s plenty of choice at lunchtime. Alternatively, if you fancy burning the midnight oil, Benalmádena has plenty of clubs and bars to keep you entertained until the early hours (and beyond if you have the energy!)

More To Explore

  • Day trip to Granada
  • Day trip to Sevilla
  • Cross the border to Gibraltar
  • Day trip to Ronda and Marbella
    *Any excursions bookable in resort are subject to availability

Hotel Ibersol Alay

Our hotel located just 100 metres from Torre Bermeja Beach and just by the Puerto Marina. The centre of Benalmádena is just a short stroll away, with its wide selection of bars, shops and excellent restaurants, this is the perfect location for soaking up some Mediterranean sunshine.

Facilities include

The range of facilities here include a buffet restaurant, American style bar, snack bar by the pool, swimming pool, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Rooms Include 

The range of facilities here include a buffet restaurant, American style bar, snack bar by the pool, swimming pool, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

3 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 2 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 12°C,
Apr 14°C, May 17°C,
Jun 22°C, Jul, Aug 26°C,
Sep 23°C, Oct 18°C,
Nov, Dec 13°C

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Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer from the Airport to the resort is approximately 20 minutes.

More to Explore
These are just a few of the tours, which may be available to you depending on the time of year and the numbers interested. Full details of all the excursions available will be advised at the Information Meeting. Prices may vary, depending on numbers etc and are only a guideline. All tours should be paid for in euros or sterling only. The exact amount will be given at your Information Meeting. Your Tour Leader will help arrange these for you but may not necessarily accompany you.

Granada Day Tour
This tour will take in some of the main tourist attractions which includes a photo stop in the old Arabic quarter of Albayzin, in the charming viewpoint Mirador de San Cristóbal. Then off to the Monumental Complex of the Alhambra where an official local guide will be waiting for us and will help us to discover this universally renowned monument. You will visit the Nasrid Palace with the Patio de los Leones (Court of the Lions), the Palace of Charles V and the Generalife Gardens. Cost: approx €81

Sevillia Day Tour
Head towards Seville, capital of flamenco and bullfighting, a city full of colour that will undoubtedly amaze you. We will see Pavilions of the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929, the Plaza de España (Spain Square), María Luisa Park Cost: approx €78

Gibraltar Day Tour
The visit to Gibraltar will be made using local minibuses that will take us up to the Rock, a huge limestone rock that goes up to 426m above sea level and offers from its viewpoints fabulous views over the bay of Gibraltar and even the northern coast of Africa if the weather permits it. There will be some free time to explore the town center before we return to our hotel. Cost: approx €53

Ronda Day Trip
Upon arrival to the city a local guide will join you on an extensive tour of the historic center of Ronda. We will see among others the beautiful stone streets that give the city a rustic style and the magnificent "Tajo de Ronda" – a stunning gorge that seems to be a whim of nature. We will also visit the famous Bullring of Ronda, the oldest in Spain, after which we will head towards a renowned winery where we will have the opportunity to taste some wine. This winery is situated in one of the oldest buildings in Ronda and it has an interesting backyard with a fountain pouring wine. After the visit we will have free time in the city center and you can visit the famous commercial street of Ronda – Calle de la Bola, full of shops and bars. Cost: approx €53

Gratuities
The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual.

We suggest a group collection at the end of your holiday to cover drivers, guides, porters and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately €15 (or the equivalent amount in local currency). Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated).

As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10Ͽratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10Ͽf the metered fare.

Temperature (Average Daily Maximum ºC)
23°C May 27°C Jun 23°C Oct

Dress Code
Casual daytime wear is recommended. Comfortable shoes are a “must” for sightseeing. Smart casual clothes will be ideal for the evenings - the emphasis throughout being informality

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Choose an overseas holiday with confidence.  All holidays include flights and transfers in resort and are fully ATOL protected.

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
08 Oct 2018 15 Oct 2018 7 All Ages £ 889 BOOK

What's included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes and charges
  • Twin/double room with private facilities
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • Accompanying Solo's Tour Leader
  • Half Board:
    Breakfast & dinner

What’s extra:

  • Insurance see here

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum:
    23°C May 27°C Jun 23°C Oct

 

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