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Marbella Taxi Transfers
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Malaga Airport Taxi service takes you to Marbella in vehicles of a few different types. You can travel in a taxi (up to 4 passengers), microbus (5-7) or minibus (8-19). That way, you can enjoy a ride in the Mercedes Viano or Audi A8. You are welcome to check out reviews for Marbella Taxi Transfers on this link.
Halfway between Malaga and Gibraltar, Marbella is a beautiful city and resort area. Being located in the Costa del Sol (Sun Coast) region, Marbella has a pleasant climate. Also, the area features splendid views from vantage points and a delicious cuisine. These characteristics make this sunny region a must-see destination at least once in a lifetime.
With more than 300 sunny days per year, there is a lot to do here. The magnificent scenery is a perfect backdrop for various activities. That is why famous and rich people choose Marbella to spend their leisure time here. This popular resort area is also visited during the off-season thanks to mild winters.
The city receives most tourists in summer. The place is usually crowded that time of the year. If you prefer to avoid large crowds, plan your visit some other time. Enjoying seaside activities is also possible in September and October. The sea is still warm and rainfall low during these months. Winter is ideal for outdoor activities. In spring, you can enjoy pleasant fragrances in the air when oranges are in blossom. Additionally, the city is vibrant regardless of the season.
The city of Marbella is a historic place. It is rich in museums and old churches. Even remains from Moorish times are present. By visiting these attractions, you can learn a lot about the history of the city and the region. Besides, you would like very much to spend some time in beautiful squares. Relaxing in parks is also very enjoyable.
La Concha (Shell) mountain dominates over Marbella. It is part of the Sierra Blanca range. A walk to vantage points isn't very difficult. But, keep in mind to bring enough water, food and other needed things. Don't forget a sunscreen, too.
Last but not least, Marbella is famous for its gorgeous seaside. A long stretch of 27 km features many urban and semi-urban beaches. Waves are moderate in general, splashing golden- and dark-sand beaches. In 2014, 5 beaches received a Blue Flag award. In 2015 that number rose to 6. After all, the area’s “beautiful sea” nickname tells a lot.
Places of interest in Marbella
Thanks to its position, Marbella prides itself on many interesting places. The city limits extend roughly 30 km in the East-West direction. In East Marbella, you can entertain yourself with golf and enjoy green areas. Visit San Pedro for a pleasant stroll along the seaside promenade. For a fast and comfortable journey between distant points, make sure to contact Marbella/Malaga Taxi service. Between the far ends, you can enjoy visiting many attractive places. And these are some of them:
Old Town (Casco Antiguo)
The Old Town is a charming maze of narrow streets. Laid out during Arab rule, it abounds with beautiful spots. Today, Marbella is a synonym of the upscale tourism. But, it manages to preserve its historical and cultural identity. This historic area is the best proof of that.
The Old Town remains partially enclosed by walls and remains the same today as it was in the 16th century. From vantage points, you can admire views encompassing colourful houses adorned with flowers. As you walk along charming streets, you can stop by many shops, cafes and restaurants.
The Hermitage of the Holy Christ and the True Cross is one of the main tourist attractions here. Built in the 15th century and expanded in the 18th, it features a stone façade. Pay attention to its tower, covered by a glazed ceramic roof.
Near the church, you will find the Plaza de Los Naranjos. The Orange Square assumes the central location in the Old Town. Aside from orange trees spread throughout, the square boasts the Castilian Renaissance architecture.
The Orange Square (1485) came into existence in the final years of the Reconquista. The term refers to a series of wars led by the Christians against the Muslims. These large-scale conflicts lasted from 807 AD to 1492 AD. Their end marked the final reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula by the Christians.
Next to the Plaza de Los Naranjos you will find the small Ermita de Santiago. This church is the city's oldest. Other points of interest in the square are the City Hall and the Tourist Office.
Near the square is the marvellous Santa Maria de la Encarnacion church. The present edifice combines elements of Christian and Muslim architectures. The reason is the construction of the church over a former mosque. After the Reconquista, the Gothic style was still in vogue. That is why this impressive religious structure has the Gothic tower. Following the 1580 earthquake, the Incarnation Church got Renaissance and Baroque elements. The mosque's original shape and parts of the Mihrab (prayer niche) have survived.
The Museo del Grabado displays a collection of engravings. The museum's exhibits cover the period from the 15th century to the 20th century. Besides engravings, you can examine lithographs and xylographs. The building that houses the museum alone is worth a visit. It has a status of a Historical Monument.
You can see the remains of the former Moorish castle next to Represa Park. In the 11th century, the wall system this section was part of surrounded the Old Town. Today, concerts and public events take place here in summer. Inside the Alcazaba, the original Muslim settlement still exists.
Party people also look forward to coming to the Old Town of Marbella. The area abounds with bars and clubs offering rich nightlife. Regardless of the type of music you prefer, you are sure to find what interests you here.
Parks of Marbella
The city's parks are other must-see places here. There are 3 of them near the Old Town. These are Alameda, Represa and Constitution parks.
Alameda Park flanks the Old Town. It is a popular meeting spot for the locals. Abundant with greenery, the park is a great place for inhaling fragrances of various tropical plants. You will enjoy Alameda Park while examining Dali's sculptures or resting on a bench. Also, take some time to enjoy the sounds of fountains. Finally, cafes and restaurants surround the park. Take a seat and observe the way of life in this popular resort area.
Represa Park is a park as much as a recreational area. There, people enjoy various sporting activities. Children also have their playground. The beauty of nature, which comprises flowers and vines, is evident everywhere in Represa Park. Laid along the flow of a stream, it consists of 2 man-made lakes. You can see various duck species as you walk along. White, black and green collar ducks are some of them. Turtles that enjoy sunbathing are present as well.
The Bonsai Museum, one of the finest in Europe, is in the centre of the park. It features a collection of bonsai trees that are both native and from distant lands. Olives are part of the collection, too.
Constitution Park is a beautiful park on the outskirts of the Old Town of Marbella. It is a tranquil place, which explains why it was part of a private property once. The park is nearer to the seafront than other two parks, which makes Constitution Park the most popular. Many beautiful flowers and palm trees fill the park, which also has a small observatory. An amphitheatre is a focal point for summer festivals and concerts.
You can get between the parks by walking or by car. You will go through commercial areas, which is great if you have shopping in mind. Travelling by car usually doesn't last more than 10 minutes between them.
Marbella Seafront Promenade
The seafront promenade passes near the historical and commercial centre of the city. It is among the most beautiful promenades along the Costa del Sol. Marbella Seafront Promenade extends around 12 km between Bajadilla and San Pedro. Aside from beaches, palms, beach bars and restaurants line this recreational area. Besides walking, you can enjoy cycling and inline skating. For the last two activities, though, plan to come during the evening as only then you will have enough space.
Do stop by Avenida del Mar, located between Alameda Park and the promenade. A great collection of Salvador Dali's sculptures awaits you there.
Beaches of Marbella
If you come here in summer, it is because of the beaches, right? And there are many of them to choose your favourite from. The municipality disposes of 24 diverse beaches. And you will find those suitable for families, couples, water sports enthusiasts and others. If you are not sure about your swimming capabilities, lifeguards are on duty from Easter until September. The quality of the water and the beauty of the views are unsurpassed. Hence, your satisfaction is as good as guaranteed.
Some particularly notable beaches are:
Playa de Guadalmina
Guadalmina Beach is ideal for families and fans of water sports. Located in San Pedro, it is popular with locals and all those seeking a tranquil place. A golf course isn't far away. The beach is around 1600 meters long and 30 meters wide. Some water sports on offer are windsurfing, kayaking and jet skiing. The remains of the Roman baths, which are also near, will please people fond of archaeology.
Cabopino and Artola beaches
Cabopino Beach is a bit shorter and narrower than Guadalamina. So, you can hope to find an ideal spot for yourself. The sand is golden and the water is shallow, ideal for families with little kids. The bonus is that the Artola National Park is next to Cabopino.
As for Artola, it is a nudist beach. You can find it in the area of the protected Artola Sand Dunes. If you like to sail, you can rent the gear on the beach.
To enjoy these beaches, head to East Marbella.
Playa del Cable
Playa del Cable is also called Bounty Beach. It is especially popular with younger people. Nicknamed after a beach bar, Playa del Cable features a very relaxed mood. Prices are more reasonable compared to other beaches, and the blue flag is often awarded to Bounty Beach. Banana and palm trees are everywhere and the extra bonus is that the beach is near the city centre.
Playa el Pinillo
Pinillo (Rio Real) Beach boasts sand dunes. If you wish to enjoy water sports, head to the eastern part of Pinillo. This part of the beach is famous as Rio Real. Kitesurfing, jet skiing and banana boat rides are among the activities on offer. But if you prefer a quiet stay on the beach, place yourself at its western end. Other amenities available on this beach are football pitches in the sand.
Playa el Alicate
Alicate Beach is among the most popular ones in the area. Furthermore, houses belonging to some popular people line this beach in East Marbella. It is also called Pinomar or Costabella beach because of the nearness of these particular beaches. The sand here is dark and beach bars line the narrow strip of the sand. If you wish to avoid overcrowding in summer, this beach is a good bet for you.
Nagueles is the most exclusive beach in Marbella. Albeit it is very crowded in summer, spotting a celebrity is most likely on this beach. Nagueles Beach is long and wide, suitable for various events taking place here.
The beach is among the cleanest in the area since it is cleaned on a daily basis. The sand is golden, lined with beach bars renting bikes. A recently built promenade flanks the beach.
Playa Linda Vista
Linda Vista is another beach in San Pedro. Compared to most other beaches, it is quite small and narrow. But its asset is the prestigious Blue Flag award. Like Nagueles, the authorities keep Linda Vista Beach clean. The sand is dark and you can have some refreshment at a nearby beach bar or club.
The extra value of Linda Vista is its proximity to some archaeological findings in the area. The early-Christian Vega del Mar Basilica is next to the beach. Roman baths "Las Bovedas" and a 16th-century tower are within a walking distance, as well.
Playa Nueva Andalucia
Nueva Andalucia is ideal for little ones. Calm and shallow waters characterize this beach, which is next to a few small coves. Beginners can benefit from swimming schools offered by some beach bars. The sand of Nueva Andalucia Beach is golden. Being one of the most popular Marbella beaches, the beach is usually very crowded.
The upscale Puerto Banus, the most luxurious resort of the Costa del Sol, is very near. You can go to a celebrity hunt there, visit exclusive stores and examine fancy yachts.
Playa Real de Zaragoza
Real de Zaragoza Beach should be among your top priorities when visiting Marbella. For many, it is the most beautiful beach in the area. More so, it is very large and almost never crowded. To access this beach, head 13 km east of the city centre. Just call for a taxi and you can get there quickly.
The golden sand of Real de Zaragoza is regularly maintained. There are many beach bars where you can find refreshment and rent parasols. The water is shallow and calm, thus ideal for families with kids.
Located in the Elviria neighbourhood, Nikki Beach is another must-see beach around Marbella. Gifted with a gorgeous setting, this white-sand beach with palm trees is an epitome of luxury. You will have various performers performing year-round, including acrobats and DJs. Its the chic beach.
The Ralli Museum between Marbella and Puerto Banus is a subsidiary of the Ralli Museums. This particular museum exhibits works of art by Latin American and European artists. Most of all, it is one of the finest venues in the world displaying Latin art. Some represented artists are Cesar Lopez Claro, Herman Braun-Vega and Wilfredo Lam. Also, you will admire works by Mark Chagall, Salvador Dali and some other European artists. By visiting the Ralli Museum, you will discover the influence the European masters had over the Latin ones.
Getting around Marbella is easy. Marbella taxi and bus services serve the city well. You will find taxis very clean and comfortable. The city bus runs along the seaside, getting you to neighbouring areas in an efficient manner. For transfers from Malaga Airport, though, consider hiring Malaga/Marbella Airport Transfers. Travelling by bus tends to be tiresome and tedious from there.
Marbella Taxis offer transfers to neighbourhoods around the city and farther. For example, we take you to San Pedro, Elviria and as far as Gibraltar and Granada. Please, feel free to contact us for the best offer.
Seafood and mountain products are basic ingredients of the local cuisine. Depending on the season, popular dishes vary.
In summer, traditional Gazpacho is among the most favourite meals. It is both an "Andalusian soup" and a refreshing drink. Gazpacho is thick, made of blended vegetables, and served cold.
Another dish you should have is "sopa campera". Some of the main ingredients are onion, asparagus, tomatoes and garlic. In some cases, seafood is also added. This healthy meal is popular the most in winter.
Bakeries are everywhere. We recommend you to try fried rolls, oil cakes and, of course, doughnuts. Finally, don't forget churros. You will enjoy eating these fried, crunchy rolls, sprinkled with sugar.
Hotels in Marbella maintain a high level of service. As a result, many of them keep receiving travellers’ choice and best service awards.
La Villa Marbella consists of 7 rooms. Every room features a style of a different Asian city. The property is centrally located.
4-star Marbella Heights Boutique Hotel sits on a hill overlooking Rio Real. Outdoor pool and spa treatments are additional amenities this upscale hotel offers.
Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort is a 5-star property. Located near Nikki Beach, it is set in a verdant environment.
5-star Vinci Seleccion Estrella del Mar is a blend of modern design and Arab decor. Golf and spa are some of its amenities.
Set in a 17th-century mansion, the 3-star Hotel Claude Marbella is located in the city centre.
4-star Hotel Fuerte is minutes away from the city centre, seaside and the Orange Square. It offers sea views and 2 pools among other amenities.