Brits Take Legal Action Against The Costa Del Sol


Brits Take Legal Action Against The Costa Del Sol. A British family is suing the Costa Del Sol for false advertising following 24 hours of thunderstorms and heavy rain

Brits Take Legal Action Costa Del Sol

Brits Take Legal Action Against The Costa Del Sol

A British family have been left devastated after their family holiday to Torremolinos was ruined by storms which led to power cuts and floodings.  The Robinsons from Preston are now taking legal action against the Costa Del Sol, claiming that they were misled when booking their family holiday.

It’s All In The Name

Jack Robinson says their case is based on the name of the Costa Del Sol.  He said “It’s misleading, it implies that there will be sunshine, which is why we chose to book our holiday here.  We were shocked to find that on Wednesday 18th October there was no sunshine, in fact there was thunder and lightning like something out of a horror film.  If anything it should be called the Costa Del Hell”.

Torremolinos Beach

The Robinsons had hoped for a luxury beach holiday in Torremolinos

Seeking Compensation

Birmingham based travel compensation lawyer James McGill has taken on the Robinson family’s case. He says “Actually I’m not Birmingham based, I’m in Wolverhampton.  The Robinson family have a strong case here.  The Spanish have called that stretch of coastline the Costa Del Sol in a clear and deliberate attempt to dupe tourists and con hard working families like the Robinsons out of their money.  I will fight for justice, and thirty per cent of the payout”.

Robinson Family

The Robinson Family wouldn’t allow our photographer to take their picture

Holiday Nightmare

Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, who are both unemployed, brought their family to Torremolinos hoping for a week of sunshine and relaxation.  Frances Robinson said “Getting all eight children here at the same time was stressful enough, but it seemed worth it at first because our two star hotel is probably worth three stars and they have proper bacon in the morning.  Then the nightmare began early on Wednesday morning.  It started raining”.

Quality Comfort Hotel

The 2 star Quality Comfort Hotel in Torremolinos

Confined To A Hotel Room

Mrs. Robinson says that the family were confined to their hotel during the storms.  “There was nothing to do, Torremolinos only has a beach and we’re not sitting on that during a storm.  We stayed in our room for a bit watching Jeremy Kyle on the TV but then the power went and we couldn’t even do that.  Fortunately one of my sons had an ipad with some charge in it, and we were able to watch an old episode of Trisha which he had on there, but it’s not the same.”

Trisha iPad

The Robinsons had to watch an old episode of Trisha on an iPad


Conned And Misled

Mr. Robinson feels strongly about his treatment at the hands of the Spanish weather.  He is set to return to England on Saturday but has already begun legal proceedings with his lawyer.  He said “We’ve been conned and misled.  We’re here for five days, and one of those days has been ruined.  That’s 25% of our holiday wasted.  We want our money back and we demand compensation from Spain”.

Storm Beach

The beach where the Robinsons hoped to relax was lashed by the wind and rain

Parliamentary Response

The Parliament Of Southern Spain based in Marbella has already issued a response to the legal action through it’s English speaking solicitor Saul Goodman.  He told Costa Del Sol Update “It’s hard to take this seriously, who do they think they are actually suing?  You can’t sue a stretch of coastline because you disagree with it’s name.  We could probably have done more to prevent the storms, but that’s not an admission of guilt and we’re not putting any money on the table.”

Manuel Tormenta from the (translated) Costa League Unique Nationalities Groupo Enquiries says that this claim is ridiculous.  He told us “You can’t expect the name of a place or an area to be an accurate representation of that place or area.  Do these people think that only virgins live on the Virgin Islands?  Surely Cockermouth would be the most popular tourist destination in Britain based on this line of thinking.”

Manuel Tormenta

Manuel Tormenta from C.L.U.N.G.E.

Satisfied Visitors

Not all visitors to the Costa Del Sol this week have been upset about the bad weather.  The O’Reilly family are from Cork in Southern Ireland.  Mr. O’Reilly said “We’re quite glad it hasn’t been sunny this week.  My wife has sensitive skin and burns easily.  Anyway, compared to the weather we’re used to in Ireland it’s been practically tropical here.  We’ll be coming back for sure”.

Mrs OReilly Beach Jumper

Mrs. O’Reilly was happy that the sun didn’t shine.

Do you think that the Robinson family are entitled to compensation? Tell us in the comments box below!

Written by Johan Wyss, Costa Del Sol Update.  19.10.2017

Click here for more completely genuine Costa Del Sol news stories.






  1. More upset about the feria of San Pedro. This pueblo is as stupid as can be. Because, for as long as I live here, it ALWAYS rains at the feria of San Pedro. Those people have been living here for more years, what made them take antique church relics out in the street when it rains?
    As it was dry today, I wanted to go to the post office. In a hurry, because they celebrate holy siësta. Closed. I guessed they changed opening hours and quickly went to the next. Because my time is limited, I have to work to eat and have my commitments. Also closed. Everything closed. It took me a moment to realise, ahhhhh, the feria of San Pedro!
    Marbella has it’s own feria (everything closed), semana santa (everything closed), one day in june when a blue virgin is tossed around (the whole town blocked) and then the regular odd verings days (everything closed). And then we have All Saints. (Again everything closed.) And then, having taken all that, when it rains like hell, there we have it. The feria of San Pedro.
    I hate San Pedro. May they all rot. Only after that, we will have reliable socialists in politics here.

  2. How ridiculous. You cannot guarantee the weather anywhere. Who is paying for the court case? They mustn’t get legal aid.

Have your say!