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ENVIROMENT

Aloha Golf

This 18 hole par 72 golf course was founded in 1975. It has been used for a number of important tournaments and is located in Nueva Andalucia, about a 5 minute drive from Marbella center.

This very tight driving course with tree-lined fairways and very strategically placed lakes and steams has 18 holes, 6246 meters S.S.S. 74 (back trees)

Cabopino

Cabopino is located 12 KM east of Marbella Center. It is a marina and has a lovely beach with sand dunes. Cabopino is undoubtedly the coast’s best kept secret

El Vivero

El Vivero is a luxury urbanisation in the heart of the Golden Mile. Set between the dramatic mountains of Sierra Blanca and the beautiful beaches, exclusive shops and restaurants in Marbella and Puerto Banus. It is just 5 minutes drive to downtown Marbella. The area surrounding El Vivero has been named “Beverley Hills”.

Estepona

Estepona is located west of Marbella and is has a little bit more quiet tempo. Is has a very broad and well managed beach and one of the most important fishing harbors on the coast.

Los Naranjos

Los Naranjos Golf Club has an 18 hole par 72 course. Situated in the midle of the well known Golf Valley of Marbella, on the Costa del Sol. The beautiful club house was inaugurated at the end of 1991 and contains a restaurant, bar, dressing rooms, golf shops, hairdressers and a pool.

Robert Trent Jones designed and built the course in the middle of the 70’s and opened it in 1977. The broad sweeping fairways of the front 9 holes are significantly different from the back 9, with their extensive orange groves from which the course gets its name.

Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus is one of the most famous harbors of the Mediterranean and the place to be pampered yacht side and ogle those fabulous luxury yachts while sipping a drink at one of the many open air restaurants and bars. Puerto Banus is just 5 minutes from Marbella Centre.

IN MARBELLA

Parque de la Constitucion

Parque de la Constitución, a large city park was built in the 1950´s just out of the town centre, minutes walk from the beach. It is especially tranquil and was once the garden of a private residence. Parque de la Constitución is one of the most visited parks in Marbella

The beaches

The beaches of Marbella are always very well looked after. There are a variety of beach restaurants and bars to choose from and each stretch of beach offers a variety of activities including pedalo hire, a banana boat and there are a plethora of sunbeds for rent.

The mediterranean sea is of a great temperature in the summer and even in winter some visitors from the north of Europe say it is bearable, but we haven’t tried. In general in winter, the sea is too cold to swim in our opinion, but you should definitely try!

The beach in Marbella stretches along the paseo and you can even go onto the various piers offering a stunning uninterrupted sea view.

The promenade

The Marbella Promenade or as the locals call it “Paseo Maritimo” offers a warm climate all year round. The beautiful paseo stretches from the center of Marbella all the way to Puerto Banus and is lined with mature palm trees and sandy beaches. There are also many bars and restaurants along the way where you can get something to eat after a nice walk

Facilities

The beach of Marbella offers lots of facilities for your comfort including beach showers, toilets and places to clean your feet.

This elephant shower is one of many installed by the townhall to make the beaches more attractive.

View from the Sea

Taking one of the many boat trips, you get the chance to see Marbella from a different perspective. Marbella viewed from the sea offers the beautiful mountain Sierra Bermeja in the background. The beach Playa Fontanilla is one KM long and 30 mtrs wide with clean and clear water. Perfect for sunbathing! Many restaurants offer plenty of mediterranean dishes such as fresh fish and paella.

Marbella Harbor

From the harbor of marbella you can take boat trips to the famous harbor of Puerto Banus and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the coastline. The trip takes about 40 minutes.

Marbella Cuisine

Spain is not only Sangria & Paella. Typical dishes are for example Pescado Frito (small fried fish), Calamares a la Romana (squid rings fried in batter) and Gazpacho (chilled tomato, garlic and vegetable soup).

The Lighthouse

The famous Marbella Lighthouse “El Faro” is still working and often used to guide the boats on a hazy day. The lighthouse itself is a sight to be seen.

The Old Town

The Old Town of Marbella is called “Casco Antiguo”. It’s typical Andalusian streets are lined with shops, bars and restaurants where you can enjoy anything from small tapas to a Michelin star 6 course meal.

The Port of Marbella

The charming port of Marbella has many sailing & motor boats and small yachts to look at. It is not as big as Puerto Banus but it has nice restaurants and bars and you can enjoy a lovely afternoon people watching enjoying a variety of drinks, cocktails and food on offer.

Plaza de los Naranjos

Plaza de los Naranjos AKA The Organge Square lies in the heart of the Marbella Old Town. This is the right place to wind down after a day of sightseeing, enjoying a traditional Sangria and something to eat in the shadows of the surrounding orange trees.

Plaza de los Naranjos

The old town offers an incredible mixture of nice restaurants and small boutique shops hidden away in the pretty side streets.

TRIPS

Cádiz

Cádiz has been the “Spanish Navy Capital” since the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. It is regarded to be the most ancient city still standing in Western Europe. The Carnival of Cádiz is one of the best known carnivals in the world. It us famous mainly for the satirical groups called “Chirigotas”. The Theatre on this image is the scenery for many contests of the Chirigotas, choirs and comparsas during the 20 days before the Carnival. If you want to go to the Canary Island by car then you can take the ferry from Cádiz, it takes about 1 1/2 hour from Marbella to Cádiz (by car).

Córdoba

Córdoba was once the largest city in Roman Spain. Córdoba later formed the heart of the western Islamic Empire. Today, the city is a typical bustling, noisy Andalusian city with lots of atmosphere, fascinating sites, intriguing small streets and shops where you can find the most fabulous silver jewelry and hand crafted leather work. It takes less than 3 hours from Marbella to Córdoba by car.

Gibraltar

Gibraltar is located about 1 hour from Marbella and has its own airport. The airport is small by comparison to most. There are daily services between Gibraltar and the UK (British Airways and Monatch Airlines). For more information about Gibraltar, lee our LINKS page.

Granada

Granada, the Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin (the Arabic Old Town) of Granada are listed as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. It takes less than 2 hours from Marbella to Granada.

Málaga

Málaga is an extraordinarily lively town and the visitors will certainly find anything they expect to find here in the capital of the Costa del Sol. Theatres, Museums, night life, consulates, airport, just name it, and it is just 50KM from Marbella.

Mijas Golf

Mijas Golf is one of over 40 Golf Courses on the Costa del Sol and it takes about 20 minutes to get to this one. Other Golf Courses are the Aloha Golf Course or the Los Naranjos Golf Course.

Ronda

Ronda is one of the famous white villages on Andalucia. The road from Marbella to Ronda offers fantastic views. It takes anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours to get to ronda, depending on how many times you take a pit stop to take photos with your camera!

Sevilla

Sevilla is the cultural center of Spain and the Capital of Andalucia. It takes less than 3 hours to get to Sevilla from Marbella. Sevilla has lots to offer all year round.

Tarifa

About The Costa del Sol

Tarifa, the Windy City, is a small town in the southernmost part of Spain and of the European Continent. It si surrounded by beautiful white beaches and here at the Atlantic coast there’s always a fresh breeze. It is paradise for wind & kits surfers from over the entire world. The port is a fast ferry connection with Tangier in Morocco (35min).