Andalusia has thousands of magical places to get lost in, activities to do with your partner or family and some of the most iconic historical and cultural landmarks in Spain.
Spend the day in a Balinese bed, facing the sea, or stroll along the shore of any of the beaches on the Andalusian coast in the Atlantic or Mediterranean.Discover each of the beaches that have made the Andalusian coast internationally renowned.
For many years Marbella has been a favourite location for the rich and famous and is renowned worldwide as one of the most sophisticated and beautiful holiday destinations in Europe. It has everything to offer: beautiful beaches, mountains, fine dining, night life and even old world charm.
BEWARE, the cosmopolitan atmosphere can be intoxicating and can only be compared with other international resorts such as St Tropez and Monte Carlo
Marbella enjoys a wonderful climate thanks to the surrounding mountains which ensures temperatures are cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than other areas of the Costa Del Sol, making this an ideal all year round destination for all ages.
The 27 kilometres of coastline around the Marbella area boasts a total of 24 beaches, many consist of fine golden sand which gently slopes into the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
For a special day on the beach, why not visit one of the exotic beach clubs, you will find various activities during different days of the week - try the Nikki Beach Sunday afternoon party!! (Links for further information can be found in the “beaches” section of this site.
Marbella Old Town
The old town is said to attract the more discerning nightlife crowd than other areas, with its laid back atmosphere and typical Spanish bars although there are still plenty of clubs open until the early hours and is still a vibrant place to be.
As well as the glamour and glitz found along the coast, you will also find true Andalucían charm amongst the honeycomb of back streets in the old town.
Marbella Old Town
Marbella Old Town
Once a small fishing village, this area dates back to the 16th Century.
One of the prettiest places is Plaza de los Naranjos (orange square)buzzing with activity day and night, surrounded by small shops, stately buildings, bars and bisros, it is also home to the Town Hall and Tourist Office where you can pick up a detailed map of the area and visitor information.
Paseo Maritimo Marbella
Back along the coast you can take a stroll along the Paseo Maritimo, one of the most delightful promenades on the Costa, lined with restaurants and bars, the paseo stretches all the way to Puerto Banus, some 6 kilometres!! It’s a wonderful place to take a walk day or night, why not stop for a drink and watch one of Marbella’s spectacular sun sets
Just about every sporting activity under the sun is available, world class tennis, sailing, diving, horse riding and of course golf, boasting more courses per square mile than anywhere else in Europe.
There are three pleasure craft harbours including the world famous Puerto Banus, filled with some of the most glamorous yachts, shops and people in the world !
Pick a spot in a cafe during the day and watch the Ferraris, Porches and Bentleys parade along the quay side
You will find an incredible array of bars and night clubs where you can dance until sunrise,or if you fancy a flutter why not try the nearby casino.
Puerto Banus is also a paradise for shopping and consists of El Corte Ingles, Spain’s favourite department store. Marina Banus is an indoor shopping centre and has mainly Spanish shops,Zara, Berska, Massimo Dutti, then around Puerto Banus port you will find all the latest designer shops including Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Fendi, Valentino. Etc
MARBELLA, ONCE VISITED NEVER FORGOTTEN
The service of the high speed AVE train from Madrid to Malaga opens on 23rd December 2007 by the Spanish President Rodríguez Zapatero. There are 11 trains a day going in each direction. The travel takes only 2.5 hours each way with the maximum speed of 350 km per hour.
RENFE Spanish railways have changed the design of the company website to make it easier for travellers to purchase tickets online. A previous requirement to register prior to purchase has now been abandoned and users can now also change travelling times, cancel tickets and obtain refunds directly to their credit card. The company is now offering discounts of upto 40% on standard ticket prices on long distance services and upto 60% on AVE high speed lines.
Renfe website: www.renfe.com
Reservacion: Tel: 902 24 02 02 / 24hr exept 23:45h - 02:30h Saturdays and Sundays and 23:45 - 0:15 working days.
Internet Informacion; Tel: 902 15 75 07 / 7:00 - 23:00.
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