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Costa del Sol - which town should we make home base?

We only have 2 days in Costa del Sol area, before heading to Granada.

We would like to do a day trip to Gibraltar and a day of golf at Club de Golf Valderrama.

We are thinking of staying in Tarifa (driving in from Sevilla). Does this make sense or is there a town nearby that would be more convenient. We will have a car.

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Although I have enjoyed Tarifa (see more opions in this recent post), it's most useful for its ferry connections to Morocco. If you're not going to Morocco, sleeping in or near Gibraltar makes sense to me. Rick's recommended town of Nerja (you'll also find more comments in the Travel Forum) is a much further drive.

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If it makes sense with your other plans, I preferred Ronda to Gibraltar. The best thing about Gibraltar is seeing the rock from afar. The town itself is not very interesting from a tourist point of view. However, the views in Ronda are breathtaking and the town is quaint.

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Why not spend the two nights in Sotogrande which is close to Club Valderrama and Gibraltar. I searched and found 18 hotels in and around Sotogrande.

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I am staying in Torremolinos which is a little south of Malaga, and north of Fuengirola. Both of those towns have lots of hotel options, eating options, transportation ease of use. I would recommend one of those two. Tarifa is way far away and not much there! Great beaches in Torre and Fueng.