Costa Del Sol - Spanish revival - The Costa del Sol once suffered from a serious image problem, but year-round five star facilities for c&i groups are dispelling the idea that the area offers little except golf and sunburn

When it comes to images of Spain, the Costa del Sol is perhaps the most cliched image that springs to mind. For millions of tourists, the name represents sherry, flamenco and bullfighting, plus miles of bars, cafes and golf clubs. Tourists there drip gold chains, wear tight trousers and watch colourfully swathed pre-Lent Carnival bands. But there is a deeper reality: the Costa is also ancient cities filled with culture, and wide open spaces packed with flamingos.

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