Video

Below is a selection of the best videos we have found (and taken) of the area.

 
A full panorama of the marina.

We have included some links to other useful sites at the bottom of the page – please scroll down

Beaches

By far the biggest attraction of this area with all having Blue Flag status. In recent years the town has expanded to over 8km of unspoilt beaches and over 2km of promenade. The beaches all roll into one, but start in the North (Sabinillas) and walk South (El Castillo). You really can walk from one end of the town to the other along the beachfront taking in all the restaurants, bars and the marina and on to the Castle (El Castillo). Just a 10 minute walk from the apartment, You can easily find a spot on the beach and you will not be bothered by anyone for the whole day.

Further down the coast (South), if you want to get in the car, just 10 mins will bring you to Cala Sardinas (also known as Tareja Cove or Shepherd’s Beach). You can drive and park on the beach. Quiet, tranquill, but few amenities. It is popular with campers.

Further still is Torreguidaro and its beach. Another Blue Flag beach in an enclosed setting that runs into Sotogrande Marina. A very well maintained beach with all that you can want in terms of amenities.

Please see our gallery for photos of the excellent beaches.

Water Parks

If you have children (but still good for those ‘Big Kids’), then a day out to a water park is a must. Although seasonal, they are great fun, and most do some form of family ticket and have an online discount, so don’t forget to book beforehand. It also avoids the queues! Please check the height and age restrictions before booking to avoid any disappointed kids!

Bahia Park, Algeciras – 30 mins (No English translation)

Mijas Water Park (Parque Acuatico Mijas), Fuengirola – 50 mins

Aqualand, Torremelinos – 60 mins

Aqua Velis – Malaga (90 mins) – about 10km from Malaga Airport going North. Possibly the biggest water park in the area, but a trip to get to.

Benalmadena Cablecar

Rising up into the mountains, this has to be one of the most exhilarating rides you will ever have. Hang around at the top with the donkeys or bird sanctuary. Don’t be surprised when they ask you if you want a return ticket or not!
Bookable online

Golf

One of the other reasons a lot of people come here is to play golf. The apartment has over twenty golf courses within an hour’s drive, and two PGA rated courses within 20 mins (one is actually on the doorstep – Duquesa Golf). For online booking offers, hire of equipment and general info then click here
Or see the courses online:-

Duquesa Golf
Sotogrande Golf
Valderrama Golf

Puerto Banus / Marbella

Full of Designer Shops, Big Boats. Just go and have a drink on the Marina promenade and watch the supercars drive past. Go into the town and find the old streets with lots of small shops, or travel the main concourse to see the big shops

Manilva Roman Baths

This is one of those places that you hear about and have to see to believe. Many people visit on a daily basis for a refreshing bath. Be prepared for the smell when visiting. It is not the easiest place to get to by car unless you have a high ground clearance. Best place to park is close the restaurant, and walk up (about 10 mins).
Roman Baths Andalucia website

Gibraltar

Definitely one to undertake as a day trip, due to the delays in crossing the border when leaving. One of the most striking things (well it was to us) is the layout of the ‘Rock’. The narrow lanes and maritime heritage of this essential British outpost make this an interesting place to visit. Take a taxi (not the cablecar, unless you want a long tiring walk in the heat) up to the top of the rock.

Explore the tunnels, and St Michael’s Cave and understand the history. Some of the caves are not ‘officially’ open to the public, but if you know anyone that lives there, you can probably get to see the ‘private’ bits. The naval base is closing down, and no doubt developers will assume control of the land. See the monkeys, but be guarded, they steal anything they can get their hands on! The only supermarket is Morrissons and cigarettes are VERY cheap here. Please note that you can only take 200 cigarettes per person off the ‘Rock’.
Visit Gibraltar website

Caseras – White Village

Just a short drive from the apartment (20 mins), up the A-377, this is one those quaint little villages that are steeped in history. Best viewed from late afternoon, as the lights and the whit make a striking contrast for those photos.
Caseras Andalucia website

Castella De La Frontera

Perched high on a hilltop, this town was a strategic stronghold of old. Explore the streets and houses and get lost in the past. See the magnificent Castle that protects the town
Castella website

Skiing – Sierra Nevada

Needless to say, skiing is only available in the Winter (Nov to Apr). However, the resort still has a summer following with outdoor activities for the adventurous during the summer months. Takes about 3 hours to drive there.
Sierra Nevada Andalucia website

Useful websites

Below are some links to other websites that you may find useful:-