Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol ( dt: Coast of the Sun ) is a coast in the south of Spain (Andalusia ). The Costa del Sol is bordered to the west by the Campo de Gibraltar ( Mediterranean coast of Cádiz province ) and in the east on the Costa Tropical ( Granada province ). Outside Spain, the entire Mediterranean coast of Andalusia is sometimes referred to as the Costa del Sol, but this is wrong. The Costa del Sol is limited solely to the Mediterranean coast of the province of Malaga, Manilva ( near Estepona ) to Maro ( Nerja ).


The subtropical climate provides year-round pleasant temperatures and the coast is also protected by mountains from the north winds.


Since the 1960s, the Costa del Sol developed thanks to the climate and over 320 days of sunshine per year, a popular international tourist destination. Today, a variety of hotel facilities and extensive sports facilities characterize the tourist offer. Around 60 golf courses have been created in the region. Centers of tourism are to the west of Malaga and the coast section of Torremolinos / Benalmadena about Marbella to San Pedro de Alcantara and Malaga in the east the coast between Torre del Mar and Nerja.


The Camorra expert Roberto Saviano sees the company on the Costa del Sol now largely under the control of Camorristi. There will be operated next to illegal prostitution and drug trafficking in particular money laundering on the construction industry. The Camorristi call the Costa del Sol costa nostra (German: " our coast "). Saviano leads the ignorance of Spanish politicians against the Camorra back to "a tacit agreement, the criminals of Naples may do their business after as long as they do not provoke military action. " In the field of serious crime, in addition to the Camorra organizations from Russia and the former Yugoslavia active on the Costa del Sol. Given this situation, the police task force Grupo de Respuesta Especial para el Crimen organizado ( Greco) was launched in 2004. Marbella, Fuengirola and Torremolinos included in 2005 spain widely among the cities with the highest crime.