Near by the holiday apartments in Marbella there is a lot to see and do. On this page you will find some suggestions for a day out.
Marbella is an internationally renowned and fashionable seaside resort. The marina of Marbella, Puerto Banús, is the attraction for many tourists who come to admire the luxury yachts. At Puerto Banús you can also find many nice shops, restaurants and terraces. Besides the marina, the old town of Marbella is also worth a visit. In this authentic, atmospheric and car-free section you will find narrow streets, churches, squares, terraces and fine restaurants.
Mijas Aquapark in Marbella
BEACHES AND AQUAPARKS
The beach is only a few minutes from the apartments. Do you want to go to a trendy beach tent? Then Niki Beach is a must. And if you want to go to a harbor, you can go to Capobino. For children there is also Mijas Aquapark near Fuengirola next to the many beaches. Here the children can enjoy the largest water slides of the Costa del Sol all day long.
Málaga is a municipality and the second largest city in Andalusia, and the fifth largest city in Spain. It is the capital of the province of Málaga of the same name. Tips: in Málaga you can find the historic Arab fortress Alcazaba. This fort was built by the Moors in the eleventh century. At that time it served as a palace. Castillo de Gibralfaro (Castle on the hill Gibralfaro) was built in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries to defend the Alcazaba and the Catedral de Málaga. Recommended museums include Museo Picasso de Málaga and Museo Carmen Thyssen.
A beautiful city in the area of Marbella and a must visit is Ronda. It is located in a mountainous area in central Andalusia, about fifty kilometers inland from the Costa del Sol at about 750 meters above sea level. From the apartments it is a beautiful route (over 1 hour drive) through mountainous landscape. The river Guadalevín splits the town in two and has a deep gorge cut out, known as Tajo de Ronda, over which three famous bridges of Ronda have been built; the Puente Romano (Roman Bridge, also known as Puente San Miguel), the Puente Viejo and the famous Puente Nuevo (New Bridge). To the east of Ronda lies the park Sierra de las Nieves (Snow Mountains) and in the west lies the Sierra de Grazalema.
CAVES OF NERJA
A visit never to be forgotten. The caves of Nerja are located on the foothills of the Sierra Almijara Mountains, a few kilometers from the center of Nerja, in the province of Málaga and more than an hour's drive from apartment Marbella del Sol. The beautiful stalactite cave with its wonderfully shaped stalagmites and stalactites is also called The Cathedral of the Paleolithic. Because of the beautiful acoustics, a large dance and music festival is organized here every July. On this website you will find more information about these enchanting caves.
For those who love culture and history, a visit to Granada is very worthwhile. In Granada you will encounter the most special historical relics, such as the gigantic Alhambra palace, one of the most famous historical monuments of Spain. This ancient city has been inhabited since the 8th century BC by, among others, Tratessos, Carthagenen and Greeks.
EL CAMINITO DEL REY (THE KINGSPATH)
El Caminito del Rey (also called The King's Trail) is one of the most dangerous hiking trails in the world. The path was laid out in 1901 to make the transport of goods and personnel to and from the central between the Choro and Gaitanejo waterfalls easier and quicker. In 1905, after a construction period of 4 years, the path was officially opened.
After a railway line was built in the valley, the path was little used and it has been neglected over time. This, however, did not stop fanatical hikers from taming the path, creating very unsafe situations and even killing people.
Because of the continuing great interest in this spectacular walking path and to prevent accidents, the Spanish government completely renovated the path in 2015. This makes the path of 7.7 km now safe to walk. In order to be able to make this special walking tour of approximately 3.5 hours, you have to reserve tickets well in advance via this website.
MARBELLA COSTA DEL GOLF
The Costa del Golf is a true paradise for golfers and has many beautiful and sometimes very prestigious golf courses. The Costa del Golf runs from Málaga to Gibraltar. On the Costa del Golf are several top golf courses, such as Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club where both novice and advanced golfers can go. Some jobs require a low handicap, but on most golf courses anyone with a GVB level can go. Below you will find the websites of a number of golf courses in the area:
> Valdermerra Sotogrande
> Santa Maria Golf & Country Club
> La quinta Golf Marbella
> Marbella Golf & Country Club
> Real Club de Golf Sotogrande
> Los Flamingos Golf Club Marbella
> Los Lagos Mijas
> Real Club de Campo Malaga
> Estepona Golf
> Alcaidesa Golf
Along the boulevard of Marbella is a cycle path, where you can cycle. At among others Marbella Rent a Bike you can rent different types of bikes, possibly with a guide. For more information, please visit the website: www.marbellarentabike.com.
SHOPPING MALL LA CANADA
La Canada Shopping mall is the largest shopping mall on the Costa del Sol. Here you will find more than 150 stores and major brands such as: Mango, Tommy Hilfiger, Ranger, Zara, Oysho, Lacoste, G-Star RAW, Levis, Soho Fashion, Benetton, Topshop, H & M, Adolfo Dominguez and Cache Shoes. Of course you can park here for free. Tip: go early in the afternoon, then it is nice and quiet!