Costa del Sol, Spain - Winter 2025

Multi-day Tours / by Air and Land
13 Day
  • Itinerary

    Costa del Sol, Southern Spain - Winter 2025
    Date: 9-23 MAR 2025 (15 days/13 nights)
    Group size: Approx 25 participants
    This Package includes Airfare, Accommodation, Daily Breakfast, Airport Transfers, all Taxes, and the services of the Tour Host who will travel with you from Toronto. He will be your host during your entire stay.
    On this Long Stay, you will spend 13 nights at Hotel Mac Puerto Marina located in Benalmádena (15 km west of Malaga City, the capital of the Costa del Sol). Benalmádena is a picturesque town located on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain, specifically in the province of Málaga in the Andalusia region of Spain.
    FLIGHT INFORMATION (by TAP Air Portugal)
    9 March 2025: Toronto YYZ to Malaga AGP Via Lisbon
    TP0258 YYZ - LIS: Departure 18:40 TORONTO Arrival 05:45 (+1) LISBON
    TP1134 LIS - AGP: Departure 07:35 (+1) LISBON Arrival 09:50 (+1) MALAGA 
    23 March 2025: Malaga AGP to Toronto YYZ Via Lisbon
    TP1139 AGP - LIS: Departure 06:00 MALAGA Arrival 06:20 LISBON
    TP0257 LIS - YYZ: Departure 11:00 LISBON Arrival 15:35 TORONTO

    Price & Inclusions

    Accommodation Type  Per person in Double Occupancy  One person in Single Occupancy Availability
    Street View Room $ 3560 $ 4630  Available now
    Courtyard View Room $ 3700 $ 4860  Available now
    Pool View Room $ 3820 $ 5010  Available now
    SIED Sea View Room (not full) $ 4020 $ 5370  Available now
    >> Prices are in CA$
    >> Taxes are included
    >> For Long Stays, you need to have/find your roommate if you don't want to pay a single supplement. If you need a roommate, you can use the Meetup Platform to find one. For Long Stays, we do NOT introduce people to a potential roommate to share a room/apartment.
    >> If you are two people/family/friends and want to share a room, BUT you want to pay separately, PLEASE place separate orders from the beginning!
    >> Prices are subject to change without notice.
    What’s Included:
    o Round-trip airfare (on TAP Air Portugal, Toronto - Malaga - Toronto) - Standard seat
    o Airport Transfers
    o 13 nights accommodation at 4* Mac Puerto Marina Hotel - Costa del Sol, Spain
    o Rooms include WiFi, heating or air conditioning (depending on the season), telephone, small fridge, flat satellite TV, fully equipped bathroom, hairdryer, and balcony.
    o Daily breakfast is included
    o All hotel and airport taxes
    o Service of your Tour Host
    What’s NOT Included:
    o Lunch and Dinner
    o OPTIONAL Tours and activities*
    o Gratuities
    o Travel Insurance
    Payment & Cancellation Schedules:
    * A non-refundable deposit of $300 is required to secure your hotel and flight - due at the time of booking.
    * The balance is due (by 1 NOV 2024). You can pay the balance HERE *You will receive a Balance payment Reminder!
    * If you book after this date (if it's available), full payment is required at the time of booking.
    * 50% Penalty if canceled between 2 NOV 2024 and 2 DEC 2024.
    * 100% Penalty if canceled between 3 DEC 2024 and the departure date.
    Your Tour Host will travel with you from Toronto. He will be there to make sure everything goes smoothly, and answer questions. The primary role of the host during a long stay is a point of contact for assistance. Due to the number of participants in the group, the host will be located mainly in the resort to be available to assist. 
    Here is a list of his responsibilities during your stay:
    1) Travel with the group to the resort and make sure everyone has the appropriate room
    2) Provide SIM cards to those interested
    3) Suggest day trips in the area
    4) Provide information on nearby shopping, grocery stores, entertainment, restaurants
    5) Arrange some group activities
    FLIGHT INFORMATION (by TAP Air Portugal)
    9 March 2025: Toronto YYZ to Malaga AGP Via Lisbon
    TP0258 YYZ - LIS: Departure 18:40 TORONTO Arrival 05:45 (+1) LISBON
    TP1134 LIS - AGP: Departure 07:35 (+1) LISBON Arrival 09:50 (+1) MALAGA 
    23 March 2025: Malaga AGP to Toronto YYZ Via Lisbon
    TP1139 AGP - LIS: Departure 06:00 MALAGA Arrival 06:20 LISBON
    TP0257 LIS - YYZ: Departure 11:00 LISBON Arrival 15:35 TORONTO
    Our Group booking includes 1st Checked bag FREE
    Max. weight per bag: 23kg (50lb)

    Max. linear dimensions per bag: 158 cm (62in)
    If you have any questions about baggage allowance (Fees, Weight, and Dimensions), please check 

    **We need the following information from each participant. BASED ON PASSPORT DETAILS after making the final payment. 
    Please email the information to:
    SEAT SELECTION: You will be able to check in online and choose your seats (Aisle/Window) for FREE individually 36 hours before the departure 
    o A "standard" seat will be assigned automatically for you by TAP Air Portugal. But we don't know what seat you will get (Aisle/Middle/Window) until 36 hours before the departure (when you do your online check-in). At that time you can either keep your assigned seat if you like it, or change it to your preferred seat (if available).
    o The Group seat block is located in the middle to the back of the aircraft typically over the wing. The block does not include any exit row or special request seating.
    o All seats in our group block are standard seats. If you need a (First Class/Executive/Business seat) // or // Bulkhead Seat (with extra legroom), you need to book your own flight directly through TAP Air Portugal.
    o If you book your own flights, CA$ 1400 will be deducted from your package price.
    o This package has a FIXED Departure Date, FIXED Return Date, and FIXED Inclusions. No deviation can be accepted!
    o If you would like to extend your stay by going earlier (or) returning later, you need to book your own flight and accommodation and transportation for pre or post-tour.
    o Airport transfers for the group will be arranged based on the group flight details (above). If your departure or return flight is different, you need to make your own Airport Transfer arrangement.


    You will see your tour conductor at Toronto Pearson International Airport, at the departure gate, 1.5 hours before the flight. He will travel with you from Toronto. He will be your host during your entire stay.  

    Tour Attractions

    YOUR HOTEL: Mac Puerto Marina - Costa del Sol, Spain
    Hotel Mac Puerto Marina is located in the heart of the Costa del Sol, in Benalmádena’s lively marina area with its lively atmosphere and nightlife and with the best quality sandy beach at its doorstep. The hotel is the ideal accommodation option to enjoy the sun and beaches of Benalmádena in a lively environment with a wide range of activities for leisure and tourism. There is a 5-minute walk from the hotel to the Puerto Marina shopping and recreational complex. Mac Puerto Marina Hotel features an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi throughout, and 24-hour reception. Air-conditioned rooms have satellite TV and a balcony or terrace. All rooms at the Mac Hotel Benalmádena come with a ceiling fan, and a minibar with a selection of free welcome drinks. There is a desk and a wardrobe, and the private bathroom includes a hairdryer and free toiletries. A buffet breakfast is available in the restaurant. There is also a bar and snack bar. Dinner is served in two separate sittings. There is a bar that serves also the Andalusian Courtyard and an outdoor pool bar offering snacks during the day. The entertainment program offers shows and live music 6 nights a week. The hotel spa, inaugurated in February 2019 offers a heated indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath as well as different massages and treatments. A gym is also available. Many activities are possible in the area, such as horse riding, tennis, golf, and water sports. The indoor pool is inside the SPA, it can be used by all guests for 1 hour per day for free (due to capacity limitations this pool needs to be reserved in advance).  
    Supermarkets nearby: There are many supermarkets in less than 10 min walk from the hotel such as "Supermercado Komo Komo".
    Restaurants nearby: There are a variety of restaurants close by Spanish, Mediterranean, Mexican, Greek, Italian, Turkish, Indian....
    Seafood lovers may like to try "Chiringuito El Canarias Playa" beachfront restaurant (18 min walk from your hotel) located at Playa de la Carihuela beach.// OR// "Los Mellizos Puerto Marina El Mero" restaurant, a 3-minute walk from your hotel.

    YOUR HOTEL is located in Benalmádena, Costa del Sol, Spain

    Benalmádena is a picturesque town located on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain, specifically in the province of Málaga in the Andalusia region of Spain (15 km west of Malaga City, the capital of the Costa del Sol. Known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and rich cultural heritage, Benalmádena attracts tourists from all over the world. One of its most famous landmarks is the Benalmádena Marina, which is considered one of the most impressive marinas in Andalusia. It's not just a hub for yachts and boats, but also offers a plethora of shops, restaurants, and bars, making it a popular spot for both locals and tourists alike. In addition to its coastal attractions, Benalmádena is also home to several cultural and historical sites. The Castillo de Colomares, for example, is a stunning castle-like monument dedicated to Christopher Columbus and the discovery of America. The town also boasts the Benalmádena Stupa, a Buddhist monument and the largest of its kind in Europe, offering a serene atmosphere and breathtaking views. Furthermore, Benalmádena is renowned for its family-friendly attractions, such as the Tivoli World amusement park and the Selwo Marina, which is a marine park featuring dolphins, sea lions, and exotic birds. Overall, Benalmádena offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and entertainment options, making it a popular destination for travelers seeking sun, sea, and fun on the Costa del Sol.

    Activities close to your hotel:

    Benalmádena Puerto Marina (4 min walk from your hotel) 
    Located on the Costa del Sol, has proven itself to be one of the top marinas in the world. With many restaurants, shopping, attractions, and nightlife.
    Ferry Benalmádena <> Fuengirola (4 min walk from your hotel)
    Boat trips along the Costa del Sol: See the Costa del Sol from a different perspective! It is a journey of entertainment and leisure between two of the most emblematic ports of Costa del Sol.
    Benalmádena City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour (2 min walk from your hotel)
    It takes you around the town of Benalmadena and stops at top attractions.
    Playa de la Carihuela - Torremolinos (17 min walk from your hotel)
    A popular beach with an expansive sandy beachfront & boardwalk with numerous cafes & amenities.
    Puerto Marina Shopping (5 min walk from your hotel)
    Centro Comercial Puerto Marina: Good range of shops and restaurants to explore, very close to the beautiful Marina. o many shops from bargain souvenir boutique clothes and jewellery shops...

    Top sights in Benalmádena

    • Puerto Marina Benalmádena
    • Parque de la Paloma
    • Colomares Castle (a monument dedicated to the adventures of Christopher Columbus)
    • Benalmádena Cable Car and Garden of Eagles
    • Stupa of Enlightenment Benalmádena (Buddhist temple)
    • Playa Arroyo de la Miel (beach)
    • Golf Torrequebrada (this golf club has an 18-hole course & a clubhouse)
    • Sea Life Benalmádena (aquarium)
    • Selwo Marina: dolphins, penguins, sea lions...(a small marine park)
    • Mariposario de Benalmádena (Butterfly Park)
    Parque de la Paloma (30 min walk from your hotel)
    Playa Arroyo de la Miel (35 min walk from your hotel)
    Playa Arroyo de la Miel also known as “Los Melilleros” is a lovely clean sandy beach located in the charming town of Benalmádena, Málaga, in the Arroyo de la Miel-Benalmadena Costa area.  
    Flamenco shows in Benalmadena / Marbella 

    OPTIONAL Day trips from Benalmádena

    • Day trip to Caminito del Rey
    • Day trip to Córdoba
    • Day trip to Gibraltar
    • Day trip to Granada & Alhambra
    • Day trip to Mijas, Marbella & Puerto Banus
    • Day trip to Nerja & Frigiliana
    • Day trip to Ronda
    • Day trip to Ronda & Setenil
    • Day trip to Seville
    • Day trip to Tangier
    • Jeep Safari Country
    • Day trip to Antequera
    • Day trip to Jerez, Winery & Flamenco
    • Day trip to Jerez & Cadiz
    • Day trip to Málaga
    • Day trip to Marbella & Puerto Banus
    • Day trip to Mijas, Flamenco & White Villages
    • Day trip to Nerja with Caves
    You can see more details about available Guided Day Trips from Benalmádena here: 
    NOTE: When you click on any tour, the prices of "Public" tours are published on top of each tour and the prices of "Private" group tours are published at the bottom of each tour. As mentioned there, the cost of "Private" tours depends on the group size. 
    NOTE about PUBLIC Tours
    1) You can purchase optional tours/excursions from different suppliers through different channels, online or in person: Viator/TripAdvisor, OR the above-mentioned local tour operator, OR hotel's front desk.
    2) When you book any public tour, make sure you choose the closest pickup location to your hotel. Also, check the tours 'reviews and ratings online.
    3) Public tours can be multilingual, so make sure the English language is guaranteed.
    4) Public tours usually have many pickups, so the quality time at the destination will be limited. Please be ready for that!
    NOTE about PRIVATE Tours
    A "Private Tour" means they are being operated only for your group in English. Not only you will be picked up from your hotel, but also, your hotel is the ONLY pickup/drop-off location for those private tours. Therefore, you will have more quality time at the destination.
    OUR SUGGESTION: Since you are traveling as a group of 25 participants, you can form small groups for some sightseeing tours. Then your tour conductor will help you register as a "Private" group tour. Therefore, you can have all the benefits of a private tour at a lower cost.   

    Top Sites in Málaga (18 km distance from your hotel):

    • Alcazaba (a palatial fortification in Málaga)
    • Mercado Central de Atarazanas
    • Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica de la Encarnación
    • Castillo de Gibralfaro
    • Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga
    • Museo Automovilístico de Málaga
    • Málaga Park
    • Picasso Museum Málaga
    • Jardín Botánico - Histórico La Concepción
    • Teatro Romano de Málaga
    • Centre Pompidou Malaga
    • Playa la Malagueta (beach)
    • Muelle Uno: Open-air complex with a variety of shops & restaurants along a waterfront promenade
    • Alegría Flamenco y Gastronomía (Flamenco theater) /or/ Teatro Flamenco Málaga Club (Flamenco theater)  
    * Bus service Benalmádena to Málaga: Cheap bus tickets from Benalmádena to Málaga start from $3. The bus time is on average 50 min for the 12-mile (19 km) long journey, but the time can vary depending on specific days. Faster buses are also available. 


    • >> Please READ the itinerary and make sure it suits your interests before making any booking
    • >> You will be invited to a WhatsApp group chat 1 month before the trip. We believe this is a great way to connect, deliver information and updates in real time, and distribute photos during our trip.
    • >> You will receive your flight e-tickets and the final itinerary 1 month before the trip.
    • >> The itinerary is subject to change at any time without prior notice due to various circumstances including weather conditions.  
    • >> We strongly recommend comprehensive Travel Insurance to protect the investment you made on your trip. 
    For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase Comprehensive Travel Insurance with Emergency Medical, Trip Cancellation, and interruption (and ask them about their COVID-19 Pandemic Travel Plans). Here is a list of some Travel Insurance companies for Canadian Travellers:
    Travel Insurance Coverage on your credit card: If you have travel insurance on your credit card, please make sure about the details of their insurance coverage.
    Entry requirements to Spain
    You don't need a visa for Spain if you have a Canadian passport  >> Your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the date of leaving Europe.

    WEATHER in Costa del Sol, Southern Spain