This is a ''Jewel '' in the ''Old Town '' Marbella
This picture shows the Calle (street ) de Los
Dolores, and this is one of the most photographed area's in the '' Old Town ''
Marbella. Of course the walk through the '' Old Town ''
with Stace & Carmen was the most memorable part of our visit to Marbella.
Porto Banus is part of what is known as the Golden Mile. It is a playground of the rich and famous, the showbiz celebrities, sheikhs, millionaires and royalty. It's an attractive area to walk around in the evening, and to stroll along the quayside, drooling over the Millionaire's yachts, some large enough to accommodate two vehicles - side by side!
Marbella has about 17 miles of beaches
With about 17 miles (27 kilometers) of coastline and 24 different beaches to choose from Marbella has something for everyone. Whether you're into jet-skiing, sailing, star-spotting, balloon flights, cable skiing or simply enjoying some of the best fresh seafood in the Mediterranean you'll find it all at Marbella's seafront and water sports centers.
Stroll along the famous Golden Mile and dine at some of the most sumptuous (and expensive) restaurants that the Mediterranean has to offer. Or visit one of the many "chiringuitos" - the beach bars that pepper this stretch of coastline, serving much-needed cold drinks and delicious food to summer visitors.
Most of the beaches are well served with all the usual "essentials" like foot baths, lifeguards, children's play areas, sun loungers, sunshades and a variety of water sports - jet skis, pedaloes, wind surfers and banana rides.
You can hire a jet ski or water bike from many of the bars and safety standards are high - wearing a life jacket is obligatory and there are safe access lanes to avoid accidents with swimmers.
For the uninitiated, a great way to learn the basics of water skiing is at the Cable Ski center based at Parque de las Medranas in San Pedro de Alcantara to the west of Marbella.
On the road from Marbella to Fuengirola just beyond the Marbella arch, you'll find Funny Beach where you can enjoy go-carting and all the usual water sports as well as some more adventurous activities such as parasailing.
Divers (and would-be underwater adventurers) should pay a visit to the Happy Diver's Club at the Atalaya Park Hotel beach that has great views of both Gibraltar and the Moroccan coast.
In the picture you can see the sailing and motor vessel WindSpirit riding at anchor (a Windstar ship from which I was doing a 7 day Mediterranean cruise) near to what I think is La Fontanilla Beach near the leisure pier and old town of Marbella.
Direct Buses to/from Malaga Airport
Direct buses from Malaga airport to Marbella bus station and Marbella bus station to Malaga airport.
The cost is 4.20 Euros single journey and the trip takes 45 minutes.
Buses leave from the covered road outside Malaga airport arrivals hall, (buy ticket on bus).
Marbella bus station is 2 kms north of the town center (buy ticket at ticket desk).
From Airport to Marbella
06:15, 07:00, 08:15, 09:00, 10:00, 10:45, 11:45, 12:30, 13:45, 14:30, 15:30, 16:15, 17:30, 18:15, 19:15, 20:00, 21:00, 21:45, 23:00, 23:45
Rest of year
06:15, 08:15, 10:00, 11:45, 13:45, 15:30, 17:30, 19:15, 21:00, 23:00
From Marbella to Malaga airport
05:30, 06:15, 07:15, 08:00, 09:15, 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:45, 13:30, 14:45, 15:30, 16:30, 17:15, 18:30, 19:15, 20:00, 20:45, 22:00, 22:45
Rest of year
05:30, 07:15, 09:15, 10:45, 12:45, 14:45, 16:30, 18:30, 20:00, 22:00
Good look but satisfactory restaurant
From the first sight it seems that La Comedia is something unique, a flavorful restaurant. But when you get inside this feeling disappears. The interior is qiute poor, food is rather naive-cooked (a countryside try to cook town-food). We liked none of the dishes. The english couple that hold this restaurant are very nice, but they spend more time talking with guests-compatriots then running the business.