So Much To Do
There is so much to do and see at Costa del Sol. For tours and adventures, we recommend that you contact either of our recommended touragencies:
www.borntobewild.es or www.andalucianoutback.com
Costa del Sol is famous for the huge amount of golfcourses, there is about 44 golfcourses at Costa del Golf.
We recommend that you contact Golfservice for the best advice and booking. www.golfservice.com
WALK AND TALK
There are several walkingtours around Marbella. This photo is from our favourite area and typical small spanish village; Istán. In the village of Istán, situated in the mountains slightly west of Marbella, life goes on as always before. The older ladies sit on the doorsteps and chat with passing pedestrians. The older men sit on nearby benches, talking to each other. It is as if time stands still, and a pleasant calmness rests over the village.
Here you will find a charming walking trail, with different stretches to wonder about. Here are the directions to the walking trails: As you enter the village there is only one road that leads through the village, follow that road until you almost exit the village, there you will find a waterfall.
Park your vehicle here and you will see the paths, there are different paths with different lengths and difficulties. When your walk comes to an end, some tapas or lunch is always appropriate. We recommend the restaurant Entreseirras (in-between mountains), which is located in the centre of the village with a magnificent view of the valley.
In both the beginning and the end of the walk, you can find natural water sources were the spring water flows directly from the mountains. Bring along a empty water bottle and fill up!
The Paseo Maritimo (beachwalk) in Marbella stretches from the center in Marbella to Puerto Banús. Its a lovely walk with a breathtaking view. It takes about one hour and a half to walk all the beachwalk from the center of Marbella to Puerto Banús. Its a breathtaking view all the way and during weekends and holidays its nearly crowded. In summer its to hot to walk all the way to Puerto Banús, but there are several nice small bars and restaurants situated directly on the beach. There are also several beach clubs where its possible to hire a sun chair and a towel.
RENT A BIKE
Marbella Rent a Bike will deliver different type of bikes to the Hotel or where you desire. Check out their web site or ask us and we will help you rent a bike.
The Alhambra is a Monumental Ensemble of Historical-Artistic Monuments created over more than six hundred years by cultures as different as The Muslim, the Renaissance or the Romantic culture. The view of the Gardens of the Alhambra, the sound of the wind blowing through the trees together with the sounds of the water, isolate the surrounding noise; and a visit becomes an unforgettable experience.
In 1984 the Alhambra and the Generalife was declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Book in advance, an average of 6 000 visitors traipse through the site each day.
October 15th through March 14th
Monday to Sunday: from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Ticket office: from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 15th through October 14th
Monday to Sunday: from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, and 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Ticket office: from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Daytime visit: 12.00 €
Reservations can be made by Telephone Banking La Caixa: Phone in Spain: 902 88 80 01/ Phone Abroad: (34) 93 4923750. In this case the payment will be made by credit card. Internet purchased can be made at: www.alhambra-tickets.es (administered by La Caixa). The payment will be made by credit card. Important: The purchase does not finished until the reservation number is obtained.
How to get to Granada
Driving to Granada takes about 2 hours from Marbella. There are also public buses from Marbella bus station to Granada bus station, direct bus takes 2 hrs 45 min. Once in Granada you can reach Alhambra by car, bus or taxi.