I am traveling with a family of 4 (kids -16 and 14) in July for 2 and half weeks. My plan was to spend a couple days in Malaga and then a couple in a costa del sol resort but the more I read they don't sound too appealing. Are the beaches in Malaga good if we just do Malaga while we are south? Then the last let of our trip we will be in Barcelona for about 7 days. I know Barcelona has some beaches, are they nice? also I know there is Sitges south(costa dorada) and Tosso de mar up north(costa brava). Can anyone compare the beaches in costa del sol to the beaches in costa dorada and costa brava? also, would you reccomend a day trip from Barcelona to either costa dorada or costa brava or to stay overnite?