Things to see and do
Welcome to the Coast...
The Costa del Sol has plenty to offer for every type of visitor - from the glitz and glamour or Puerto Banus to the rustic charm of Ronda. Venturing away from the usual tourist destinations can be rewarding since food, drink, and local goods tend to be more authentic and reasonably priced.
While Puerto Banus offers jet set glamour and 24 hour entertainment, San Pedro is a quiet fishing town with some of the best locally run fish restaurants in the area. Further afield, the market town of Estepona and historical town of Ronda make for a fantastic day trip.
Here is an overview of the areas local to the house...
The glamorous Puerto Banus is the place to visit. Whether you stroll through the port to view the luxury yachts, or sit "people watching" in one of the many restaurants and bars, the famous port offers plenty of chances to while away a few hours sitting drinking coffee (or something a little stronger) or spend your money in some of the many boutiques.
Nightlife buzzes at Puerto Banus with your choice of alfresco bars, piano bars, discos, and nightclubs. During the daytime Banus is a window shopper's dream with several of the world's renowned fashions houses situated amongst the many interesting boutiques.
Located behind Puerto Banus is 'the bullring' where every Saturday morning is the highly popular street market. With many market stalls and adjacent local shope, you can pick up all kinds of bargains.
The villa is situated four miles ( 6 kilometres) from Marbella town. The town boasts many restaurants, bars, discos, exclusive shopping facilities, and supermarkets.
Situated along the beachfront are well maintained beaches and long esplanades with entertainments for all the family. Marbella "old town" is located in the centre with its narrow shaded cobbled streets, whitewashed houses ordained with hanging flower baskets, and small Squares(plazas) containing fountains and orange trees.
Behind Marbella is the well known "La Concha" mountain which provides Marbella with the special micro-climate for which it is famous.
The local fishing town of San Pedro offers a slower pace of life to that of Marbella and Puerto Banus. There are plenty of superb " family run" fish restaurants here so be sure to make a visit.
About 50 minutes drive from the house is the historic mountain town of Ronda, home to Spain's very first bullring. Steeped in history from its many military occupations, and set amongst some truly impressive scenery, Ronda is a must during your stay. should you wish to be more adventurous, then Seville. Granada, Cordoba, Cadiz, and Gibraltar all make for great day trips.
Other local activities:
- Benahavis is around 15 minutes drive. Great for local food. Try the roast suckling pig which is a local speciality.
- Tarifa is just over an hour away and a great location for long beaches, kite surfing and wind surfing
- Cable Ski. Based in San Pedro.
- Golf. It's everywhere! In particular La Quinta Golf Club is just 10 minutes walk.
- Foot golf. Yes it is football and golf mixed together - lots of fun!