If you're this close, why not take a trip to Morocco. The bus ride to Algeciras is just over an hour. From there you can catch a ferry (2 1/2 hours) to Tangier, Morocco. This is the one we took. It costs 24 euros each way. There are also a couple of fast 1 hour ferries you can take. You can do it on your own or you can take a guided tour from Marbella. See details about Tangier in my Tangier page.
For those dying to set foot on African soil, your hotel in Marbella can easily put you in touch with a tour operator organizing day trips to Tangiers. Count on a two-hour bus trip plus a forty-minute boat trip in each direction. Expect to do touristy things like riding camels and watching snake charmers.
The drive up is twisty and could cause motion sickness. Be prepared.
The centerpiece is the old "New Bridge".
No picture can descibe it accurately.
On a long road trip vacation the year before we listened to the audio version of Nick Bantock's book "The Forgetting Room".
The story of a fight to the death on the edge of the bridge is what inspired me to want to see the bridge myself.
I do regret we did not center our stay here instead of Marbella.
if you got a car in your holidays you have to drive around a bit.
Mayby to Ojen and the way will also bring you to Istan.
And beside the road you will find fig-trees and cactus plants. the figs are very tasty.
Discover the Real Spain, Explore the Wild Andalusia Nature.
More than my espectations. Very well worth!!!
Specialist enviromental guides, enthusiastic and conscientious of the rich ecology of this region.
Eagles, Birds, wildboars, wildgoats and wildlife are everywhere.
High Mountain Range, deep ravines gently and warm locals in Istan and stunning scenary.
Relax and enjoy this wonderful Natural Park.
Delicious local food on a terrace with stunning views of the valley and the lake.
I would like to repeat on my next visit to Spain with then.I'ĺl recommend it to my parents.
For us this was an easy and fun town to walk around. Steps up and down, but very compact area to tour. Donkey rides were fun.
Ronda, a beautiful Andalucian hill town is a thrilling 1 hour and 15 minute bus ride away from Marbella (1 hour from San Pedro). See my Ronda page for details.
There are many nice places to see in the area. A trip to one of the White Cities is a must. The closest one is the village of Ojen.
A nice white village on the mountains, a few km from Fuengirola, beautiful views, but too comercialised, too many shops, but keeping the style