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This area, known as the New Golden Mile between Estepona and Marbella offers sweeping bays, posh marinas and Moorish palaces. Recording about 320 days of sunshine a year, the climate is perfect for exploring the region.

Explore your destination

Here’s a little taste of what’s on offer:

  • Take a trip or drive to Gibraltar (do not forget to take your passport!). It’s only an hour by car. Once there you can get some duty free (very cheap), visit the Botanical Gardens and watch the Barbary apes by taking the Cable Car up the rock.
  • Estepona – 9 km to the west – For a taste of rustic Spain, try the seaside town of Estepona. It’s still a pretty big resort, but it’s kept its whitewashed Andalusian charm. Wander its steep cobbled streets and you’ll come across no end of unusual shops, pavement cafés and tapas bars. The original fish market is still going, too – great for a nose at the day’s catches.
  • Visit Sierra Nevada about a 2 hour drive away, but well worth the drive. Beautiful scenery with excellent skiing conditions in the winter and lovely mountain walks in the summer.
  • The historic towns of Seville, Cordoba, Cadiz and Grenada, with the famous Alhambra Palace are just over 2 hours or so. You can arrange excursion trips in San Pedro.
  • Puerto Banus, Marbella – For true shopaholics, browse the chic boutiques and designer stores in upmarket Puerto Banus. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous in Marbella, where you can stroll in the cobbled streets and admire the Puerto Banus Marina’s glitzy yachts.
  • Heading inland to Ronda, one of Spain’s oldest towns which offers stunning views of the mountains. It has an incredible Roman bridge spanning El Tajo gorge 100m below.
  • Seeing the Moorish beauty of the spectacular Alhambra Palace at Granada and visiting Málaga, the birthplace of Picasso.
  • Watching the inquisitive Barbary apes of Gibraltar and admiring wonderful sea views from the Balcón de Europa at Nerja.
  • A day trip to Morocco is possible, to visit the ancient town of Tangiers. A hydrofoil takes you from Algeciras about 90 minutes away direct to the port of Tangiers, where you can visit the markets, take in the atmosphere and buy some very reasonably priced rugs! You can whizz through the Medina and Kasbah alongside camels and carpets, then enjoy a delicious Moroccan lunch and traditional belly dancing show. An experience not to be missed!

 

Highlights for the Children

  • Experiencing the exhilaration of Cable Ski at San Pedro which is suitable for all ages!
  • Having fun at the Costa del Sol’s best theme park, Tivoli World, with rides like the Dragon and the Log Flume for bigger kids and a separate area especially for the younger ones.
  • Coming face to face with more than 2,000 animals at Estepona’s Selwo Andventure Park, with a safari-style experience and riding in jeeps – within 5 minutes drive from the Villa.
  • Spending the day in Benalmadena: riding the cable car high into the hills, seeing the shark reef and sea snakes at the aquarium and strolling around the old town.
  • Leaving your tummy at the top of the Kamikaze and braving the new Boomerang slide at Torremolinos’s Aqualand Waterpark, where there’s also a mini park for kids.
  • Rumbling across rugged mountain trails on a jeep safari, passing deep ravines and seeing hidden mountain villages

Pluma Piedra’s Visitors Book has more information on things to do in the area.

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Here are some more fun things to do in the local area.

Aqua Park – Families travel many miles to come to the Mijas aqua park. The aqua parks open from about Easter onwards.

Bullfighting in Marbella – There are sensational weekly bullfights held in Marbella. It’s amazing to see one of the true Spanish traditions.

Tivoli World – Enjoy the thrill of the rides and amusements, using the parks own currency Tivolino, or take advantage of the Supertivolino, which is a special offer that allows you unlimited use of 30 rides.

Crocodile Park – The crocodile park can be found at Torremolinos and is fun for all the family. There are guided tours and live demonstrations with experienced keepers. The crocodile Park has the largest crocodile in Europe.

Fuengirola Zoo This Zoo is the most modern one in Spain. Large areas have been created in which water and plants are abundant – rivers, huge trees, waterfalls, and hanging bridges.

Wolf Sanctuary – This park in near Antequera. There are four large enclosures and from here you can observe the European wolves, Timber wolves, the rare white Alaska-Tundra wolves (polar wolves) and Iberian Wolves. There are guided tours (Spanish and English) which will lead you through the park.

Cablesski, Marbella – This attraction is either for those wanting to learn or improve their water skiing, or just for those who want a fun day out.

Buggy Safari, Marbella – Explore the scenic landscape of the Costa del Sol in a buggy!

Estepona Festival – Enjoy the jazz festival at Estepona.

Atalaya Park Golf Hotel & Resort This is known as the “Golfers’ Paradise”, and can offer you a perfect place to play your favourite game.

 

The Local, Outdoor Markets

 

There are weekly markets in Marbella and Estepona.

Sunday – Estepona Tourist Market – Sunday Morning (10am – 2pm ish), Estepona Marina. You will find most things here including: gifts, leather, shoes, fake Rolex watches, fake Gucci, Armani, YSL sunglasses, music, jewellery, souvenirs, arts & crafts etc.

Monday
Marbella (Near football stadium)

Tuesday
Puerto Banus

Wednesday
Estepona Town

Thursday
San Pedro de Alcantara

Saturday
Estepona (Centro Commercial Diana)

Sometimes there are changes to the market days because of fiestas or local holidays.