Stretching along the Malaga province, the Costa del Sol is one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations. A region in the south of Spain, it is an autonomous community of Andalusia comprising the coastal towns and communities along the Mediterranean coastline of the Málaga province and the eastern edge of the Cádiz province. The area's mild climate is ideal to enjoy the beaches and a wide variety of outdoor activities year round. Visitors can explore the Eastern Costa del Sol, the 54 kilometers stretch of coast to the east of Malaga city. Equally fascinating are the cliffs where the Sierra Almijara joins the sea. Nerja is the most important urban centre on this end of the coast. It is surrounded by tourist pueblos. This town also has one of this area's main tourist attractions - the Nerja Caves, a spectacular find that is open to the public. The caves form the backdrop for the annual music and dance festival. Also worth exploring is the winding footpath at the foot of Nerja town, which joins several coves. You can spend leisurely hours in the vast expanse of beaches that dot this area. The Western Costa del Sol is highly developed in terms of both property and infrastructure and it attracts an important percentage of Spain's international tourism.