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Private Half-Day Tour in Marbella Old Town with Arab and Castilian Remains from Marbella
"During this tour you will discover the old town of Marbella. At 09:45 go to the meeting point by the fountain located in the Alameda park or request a hotel pick-up in Marbella or in Mijas. At 10:00 spend an hour and a half visiting of the old town of Ma Incarnation church hermitages and chapels Arab remains historic houses that belong to the XVI. XVII XVIII and XIX century whilst the guide explains you every detail of this lovely city. At 12:00 you will have some free time to do shopping. 12:30 visit the Alameda park
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Half-Day Private City Tour of Marbella and Puerto Banús
"You will be picked up from your hotel or place of your choice and taken on this private excursion of Marbella and Puerto Banús. You will then be able to enjoy and admire the great architecture and sights of Marbella and Puerto Banus as well as most important and well-known monuments. The itinerary will be organized to suit your needs.Some of the monuments sights and activities:Old Town (Barrio Alto and Barrio Nuevo) Plaza de los Naranjos Chapel of St. John of God - Marbella Royal Hospital of Mercy Historic extension (botanic garden) Marbella’s Golde much more... Your private official tour guide and private luxury vehicle with chauffeur are at your disposal during the tour to help you enjoy the areas to the fullest and to get the most out of your experience in Marbella and Puerto Banús. your guide and vehicle will take you back to your hotel or your place of choice."""Enjoy this completely personalized private 4-hour tour of Marbella and Puerto Banús and explore the most iconic monuments and sights. Get to know these areas with your own private official tour guide and private vehicle with chauffeur. The visited sites o
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Private Half-Day Tour in Marbella Old Town with Arab and Castilian Remains from Marbella
"During this tour you will discover the old town of Marbella. At 09:45 go to the meeting point by the fountain located in the Alameda park or request a hotel pick-up in Marbella or in Mijas. At 10:00 spend an hour and a half visiting of the old town of Ma Incarnation church hermitages and chapels Arab remains historic houses that belong to the XVI. XVII XVIII and XIX century whilst the guide explains you every detail of this lovely city. At 12:00 you will have some free time to do shopping. 12:30 visit the Alameda park
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Beaches and Promenade Tips (28)

Fontanilla beach

One beach like all the other, but with a great difference - it was "our beach", only a few meters distant from our beds and pool. It´s a long beach, but a couple of hundred meters west of the start, near the tourist office, the sand changes and many rocks and pebbles appear, confirming that we were lucky, renting the apartment facing its best section.

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solopes
Dec 19, 2014

Venus beach

Centrally located, Venus beach is the place where "everything happens". By day, is is just one of the several artificial beaches in line, by night the promenade where everybody goes. I read that it is the most beautiful beach, and... I may concede. There are a few details making the difference.

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solopes
Nov 21, 2014

Avenida del Mar

Right in the heart of Marbella a short but large walkway connects the old quarter to the beach. Displaying in the centre a dense line of statues created by Salvador Dali, it is flanked by gardened shades, easing the mandatory visit under the strong sun.

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solopes
Nov 21, 2014

Marbella beaches

Marbella has a nice clima, but will be really overcrowded in summer and the beaches are not so good, compared to Mallorca or Alicante for example. Rocky and sometimes dirty due to the crowd. Also the Atlantic ocean is not far from it so it could be chilly somedays. But offcourse you can spend all day long on the beach taking a sun bath and eating on the "chiringuitos" right next to the beach. Avoid the San Pedro de Alcantara beach, too rocky, getting in/out can be hard if you are not using some shoes (avoid flip flops!). There is a nice long path all along the different beaches, starting from Marbella up to San Pedro de Alcantara, is around 15km long, lot of people go walk/run/bike/roller blade there at all time.

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russian_yaz
Aug 13, 2013
 
 
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Faro beach

Squeezed between Venus and Fontanila beach, and facing the lighthouse (thus the name) there's a very small and secluded beach. The curious thing is that we were unlucky, and had cold water during all our stay, but checking the weather they always announce two more degrees in Faro beach than in its neighbours, Venus and Fontanilla. One day, I decided to check it ouy and... yes, there was a small difference. Maybe the size and shape of the seclude bay will help to retain and eat the water!

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solopes
Oct 12, 2012

Elephants on the beach!!

I saw a photo of the elephants in Marbella on a VT-member's page and decided on that I had to see this. Carmen took me down to the beach to see these elephants. There are several elephants, one on each beach and they act as showers on the beach with the water coming out of its trunks. The elephants are live size and surrounded by palms. A lovely, entertaining idea :)

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Regina1965
Jan 09, 2010

Avenida del Mar and Dalí's sculptures.

Now, this street/square is extraordinary. All along it there are beautiful sculptures made by Salvador Dalí. I have not seen anything like this street. It leads down from the lovely Parque de la Alameda and down to the beach. And it is so worth a visit.

The statue closest to the beach of the children handing out flowers out of a window is extraordinary. If anyone can tell me more about this statue I would love to know what it represents. Carmen told me this but sadly I have forgotten.

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Regina1965
Jan 09, 2010

Beaches and Boats

When we arrived in Marbella it was cloudy and windy. This after being assured by our friends Carmen and Stacey that there are 363 days of sun and beautiful weather in Marbella. But we do not let a little wet weather put a "damper" on our trip, so we set off to the beach and waterfront Marina with Carmen and Stacey. As you can see the beach was totally abandonded and the waves were crashing all along the waterfront as the wind was whipping the umbrellas into a frenzy. We were almost completely alone this day in our wanderings. Not a single person was to be seen on the yachts in the marina and even the old Ford we found had not a single admirer.

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Martin_S.
Jul 13, 2008

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"Marbella (under permanent construction)"
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"VALENTINE'S DAY IN MARBELLA"
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"Marbella - My New Home"
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"Marbella, luxury in the Costa del Sol"
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"Marbella we Love you"
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Mediterranean sea

Sun and sand are, without doubt, the trademarks that have made the coast of Malaga province into the ideal destination for more than eight million tourists who come to this privileged part of Andalusia every year. Initially attracted by its exceptional climate (the average annual temperature is about 18ºC), visitors to the Costa del Sol end up being seduced by its attractive towns and villages, many with quiet coves, kilometres of clean sand, unusual natural settings and the Mediterranean sea, perfect for swimming and all sorts of water sports.

Any spot on the Malaga coast is perfect to enjoy the good weather, peace and quiet, cool streets and squares, friendly local people and delicious flavours of the finest fish in a variety of dishes – an essential ingredient in the light, exquisite local cuisine.

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venteeocho
May 30, 2007

STROLL ALONG THE PASEO MARITIMO

Hans and I absolutely loved to STROLL ALONG THE PASEO MARITIMO , Marbella's palm tree-lined Beach Promenade. Lots of good restaurants, cafe's and shops are scattered all along the Promenade. We would usually go for a nice walk and then we would have to sit down and have a coffee & pastry or churros and chocolate and then we would have to walk some more.
Sometimes we would just find a nice bench to sit on and people-watch. That was fun to do.

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LoriPori
May 23, 2006

THE PROMENADE

This is a picture taken at Marbella's Promenade.This is a very nice place to strolling especially in afternoons,and during summertime it use to be crowded!! if you like the photography this is another nice place to take some good pics and have some relax seeing the very nice sea views!.
There are lots of good restaurants,shops and also a huge shopping center along the Sea Promenade.

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Hosell
May 10, 2006

THE HARBOUR

This is a view of Marbella's Harbour,here you can take a few small boat trips and cruises along the coastline.During my visit I saw here some nice boats and yatchs but in summertime this is full of them!!.

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Hosell
May 09, 2006

Things to Do Near Marbella

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Puerto Banus

A few kilometers west of town, a marina was the pretext to build the most sophisticated urbanization of Marbella, where prices are high (sometimes not so high as expected). The idea that it is the...
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Sohail Castle

The castle El Castillo Sohail has got an interesting story. It is located on a hill at the outskirt of Fuengirola and is 38 meters above sea level. The Carthaginians and Romans occupied it...
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Calle San Miguel

This year, I visited torremolinos again. I have gone from many years to torremolinos cause it´s got a lovely weather and it´s a small town so you can walk and see everything. In San miguel street,the...
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Plaza de la Merced

For those of you which wee unaware, Pablo Picasso the famous artist was born right here in Malaga. Therefore all around the the town there are sights related to Picasso such as the house he was born...
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Cathedral - La Manquita

Construction of the massive Cathedral of Málaga was begun in 1528 on the site of the Grand Mosque of Málaga. Unfortunately, the mosque was completely destroyed to make way for the cathedral, and no...
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Alcazaba

In my first visit I went to the Alcazaba, almost forty years ago, and was not impressed; This time I decided to appreciate it from below, and found the image much more impressive. trying to read...
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