Costa Del Sol, Spain, September 26, 2007
Trip Start Sep 19, 2007
85Trip End Jan 05, 2008
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The fast drive along Spain southern coast, the so-called Costa Del Sol, was nothing short of spectacular. It began as mountainous hairpin turns far above the sea alternating with historic seaside castle and resort towns like Motril and Almunecar and then became a Southern California like expressway through Malaga and past posh resorts like Torremolinos, Marbella, Fuengirola, and Esteponas. The region is often disparagingly characterized as the "Costa Concreta" for its overdevelopment, but it's easy to see why the spectacular landscape between high mountains and warm sea has so much appeal to Northern European vacationers and retirees
We drove the length of the Costa del Sol from Motril to Algeciras, the town where we spent the night at a fairly nice nearby campground that had a pleasant bar for a few after-dinner drinks. It would be another pre-dawn start to catch an early ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar.