What’s Riviera Del Sol Like ?

The Riviera Del Sol is a welcoming and friendly environment geared towards ex pats looking to enjoy the best that the Costa del Sol has to offer. That means that despite covering a relatively small area, the Riviera Del Sol still boasts golf courses, world-class sports facilities, and a good selection of bars and restaurants. And if you’re looking for a more traditional Spanish resort feel, you’ll be pleased to know the Riviera Del Sol boasts a beach too. But it is the high-quality golf that attracts many expats to the Riviera del Sol. The famous Miraflores golf course is located nearby and golf enthusiasts travel from across Europe, and the wider world, specifically to play golf in the region.

When it comes to coastal resorts on the Costa del Sol, the Riviera del Sol is certainly one of the best maintained. Here you’ll find well-manicured lawns and public spaces, tree lined avenues and well-considered architecture that has been designed to work with the natural environment rather than against it.

Where Is Riviera Del Sol ?

Riviera Del Sol is located to the west of La Cala on the road to Marbella, and is a relatively small and intimate suburb popular with ex-pats. The Riviera Del Sol is just 19km away from Marbella on a straight and picturesque coastal road, meaning it is accessible in around 20-25 minutes, whilst the considerably larger city of Malaga is 48km and a 45 minute drive away.

Another reason why Riviera Del Sol is so popular with ex pats is its accessibility. You can reach the other popular coastal resorts of Fuengirola and Benalmadena in around 15 minutes by car, and bus links to the two resorts are frequent and reliable. And if you’re looking for the perfect place for a holiday home so that you can commute regularly between Spain and your home country then Malaga airport (the largest airport on the Costa del Sol) is just 39km away, and can be reached by car in just over half an hour.


The beach at the Riviera del Sol is sandy, and boasts quiet and sparkling seas, making it a great spot for families as well as for open-sea swimmers. The beaches here also tend to be less crowded than other Costa del Sol resorts whilst still having all of the facilities you would need. This includes a beach restaurant where food and drinks are served all day. On the beach in front of the Miraflores golf course you will also find the El Oceano Beach Hotel and Spa which offers seafront dining and boardwalk lunches: these are often available to non-residents, especially during the off season, and is a great way to break up your day on the beach.

Riviera Del Sol Restaurants

In the heart of the residential estate is the Riviera Plaza centre. This is the part of the area that boasts the offices and retail outlets, as well as cafes, bars and restaurants. The Riviera Plaza really comes into its own at night, when the local residents gather in the many excellent restaurants to dine al fresco, lending the environment a quiet bustling din.

There are more restaurants than you would expect given the compact size of the area, and almost all palettes are catered for. Whether you’re looking for a pizza or burger, Chinese or Indian, or of course, traditional Spanish tapas, you will find it here. The prices are affordable and the bars and restaurants open late, meaning it is a popular destination for locals looking for a fun night out. And the good news is, if you’re looking for something bigger and busier, Marbella is just a short taxi ride away.