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 are the best day trips you can do 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.
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.
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 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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