The Costa del Sol is considered by many to be the most complete tourist centre in Europe. One-hundred and fifty kilometres of beaches and coves bringing a majestic end to Andalusia before it meets the warm Mediterranean.

Med Playa has  four hotels on the Costa del Sol, the Hotel Bali three stars and the Hotel Balmoral, of 2 stars and the Hotel Riviera in Benalmádena Costa and our most famous hotel, the Pez Espada in Torremolinos.

In Torremolinos there are ample facilities which allow you to participate in many different cultural and sporting activities. Torremolinos continues to be a point of reference for tourists from all over the world.

The Pez Espada, which opened in 1959, was the very first luxury hotel to open on the Costa del Sol. Many international stars such as Frank Sinatra came to love Spain whilst staying at the Pez Espada and the hotel marked the beginning of a golden period for Spanish tourism which, modernising with the times, has continued to this very day.

In Benalmadena you will find enough activities to enjoy action packed days whilst partaking of the nature, culture and special atmosphere of this Mediterranean destination.

The Costa del Sol is golf crazy. Fifty-one golf courses designed by masters of the game such as Severiano Ballesteros have made these immaculate and spectacular courses some of the greatest in Europe.

The Costa del Sol and Andalusia are the ideal that the imagination conjures up when thinking of Spain: whitewashed villages, Moorish architecture, flamenco dancing, bulls, thoroughbred stallions, boiling summers and warm winters. Culturally rich, the Costa del Sol is scattered with ancient ruins and magnificent historic buildings from the many civilizations that have shaped it. Spain averages almost one universally acknowledged artistic genius per Coast and the Costa del Sol is no exception. Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga in 1895 and the Picasso Museum houses an important collection of his works there.

But as well as culture there is plenty of pure unadulterated fun. Theme parks, aquariums and zoos, a crocodile park, thoroughbred Andalusia horse shows and funfairs are just a part of the varied family entertainment available. For the more serious practice of sports there are eleven marinas and the most modern facilities for high level basketball, tennis, horse riding, swimming, and athletics, among others.


The Government of Andalucía has made available a free medical insurance cover for international tourists staying in licensed tourism establishments, such as hotels for 2021.

There are certain key conditions which we highlight below and also we include more detailed information as pdf documents.

MedPlaya and no hotel belonging to the MedPlaya chain of hotels have no responsibility for the insurance and all contact must be carried out directly by the hotel guest and the contact information provided by the Junta de Andalucía.

-  The insurance is only for international tourists from outside of Spain and who are non-resident in Spain.

-  The insurance is provided for cases of Covid19 that may occur while a guest is staying as a tourist in Andalucía in a licensed tourism establishment.

-  The cover is for the period 01.01.21 -31.12. 21 and has a maximum cover included and an excess fee.

-  The customer must deal direct with the contact number provided in the attached documentation.

PCR Clinics in Costa del Sol

We are pleased to advise that the following local clinics can offer PCR testing in resort. Please be aware that prices are subject to change 

Vithas Xanit Hospital
Av. de los Argonautas, s/n,
29630 Benalmádena,
+ 34 952 36 71 90

PCR (nasal test) 90 € - results in 24 hours
Rapid Antigen test 35€
Antibody Test 30 € - results in 15 mins

Malaga Airport:
PCR (nasal test) 58,68€ € - results in 12 hours
Rapid Antigen test 24,45€ - results in 15 – 20 mins
Antibody Test 29,34 € - results in 15-20 mins

Hotels in the area

Hotel Balmoral
Hotel Balmoral
tonight 54.40€

Hotel BalmoralBenalmadena Costa

Being just 50m from the beach, most of the Hotel Balmoral’s rooms have views over the Mediterranean. The hotel’s attractive pool and garden areas make for a relaxing spot with the resort facilities close at hand. Known for its friendly service, its a great choice for families, friends and couples.

Hotel Bali
Hotel Bali
tonight 48.60€

Hotel BaliBenalmadena Costa

The Hotel Bali offers you everything you need for a holiday in Benalmadena and provides a lively atmosphere for both couples and families. Both the beach and the resort centre are just 250m. With two swimming pool areas and our entertainment team, a great holiday is guaranteed.

MedPlaya - Hotel Riviera
Hotel Riviera
tonight 63.75€

Hotel RivieraBenalmadena Costa

A stylish hotel with a privileged position on the seafront, the Hotel Riviera is a very comfortable and relaxing hotel recommended for adults. All the rooms are decorated in a modern style and the hotel has lovely terraces leading down to the seafront. 

The Hotel Riviera is especially recommended for adults (16 years and over).


MedPlaya - Hotel Pez Espada
Hotel Pez Espada
tonight 68.00€

Hotel Pez EspadaTorremolinos

The Hotel Pez Espada has a prime location on the fabulous seafront of Torremolinos. One of the most popular hotels in Torremolinos, known for its comfort and attentive service. The Carihuela, which has some of the best seafood restaurants in the area, is just a short stroll away. A variety of room types are available for you to choose from.