Ireland’s love affair with Spain surely began on Costa del Sol. On the southern end of the peninsula, an endless crescent moon of glittering golden sand, Costa del Sol offers us lovely balmy temperatures and clear blue skies that are as welcome as the flowers in May. Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Marbella are familiar names and resorts chock full of brilliant bars, music pubs, great little restaurants and enough souvenir shops to shake handbags at dawn!

The local market at Arroyo de la Miel is fab and a family day out in Tivoli Park is unforgettable. With quick and frequent flights from Shannon into Malaga, we’re on the Costa in less than 3 hours. Our home from home, we love Spain, but we adore Costa del Sol.