The Best Day Trips from Marbella
Marbella is a tourist resort on the Costa Del Sol, is well known for its beach life, gastronomy and for being in one of the sunniest regions of Europe (many people call it the Florida of Europe). The surrounding area is also full of many tourist delights and great options if you want to get away from the crowds of Marbella.
From white-dashed villages to outdoor adventures and historical sites, there are plenty of great day trip options within easy travelling distance from Marbella.
Here is a list of the best day trips from Marbella.
Malaga day trip from Marbella
Malaga is the largest city in the Costa Del Sol region and provides a good mix between tourist infrastructure and local vibe. Malaga, perhaps best known for being the birthplace of Picasso. With over 30 museums to offer, Malaga has been named the 4th best place in Spain for cultural quality. Malaga boasts soft golden-sand beaches and sparkling Mediterranean which help to make it a very popular quick get-away destination.
Ronda day trip from Marbella
Make a family day trip to Ronda to visit one of the oldest bullrings in Spain, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and taste the local cuisine of this charming village located only 45 minutes from Marbella. There are many wineries in the area, that give a good insight into the local wine culture and also provide tours and wine tasting.
Winery day trip from Marbella
Ronda is just an hour’s drive from of Marbella. Ronda is well known for it’s natural beauty and its weine. Although it’s not far from the coast, Ronda feels like a world away, so if you’re spending your vacation in Marbella, this is the perfect day trip!
Spend a day at Finca La Melonera, one of Ronda’s most fascinating wineries. The area around Ronda has been known for wine making since Roman times and the tradition continues to this day. There are over 28 wineries in this area today. Finca La Melonera is especially interesting being an organic winery that revived the indigineous grapes of Ronda that were wiped out in a plague in the late 19th century.
Granada day trip from Marbella
The Alhambra Granada, or La Alhambra, is a Moorish palace and fortress as well as one of Spain´s most glorious pieces of architecture that will leave your family in awe. It´s a must see during an excursion to Granada which is approximately a two hour drive from Marbella. This visit provides a great rundown of Spanish history including the Roman, Moorish and Colonial periods, and it is recommended that you book your tickets in advance.
Mijas Pueblo day trip from Marbella
Mijas Pueblo is a typical example of an Andalusian village located in the Sierra de Mijas mountains. This is the perfect example of an old Spanish village on the coast that has managed to retain its old world charm. In Mijas you can see whitewashed buildings, stroll through ancient Moorish streets, and even get a great view across Andalusia and towards the African coastline from the top of the mountain.
There are small shops selling artisanal goods and boutique-style items.
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