Explore the famous stretch of Costa del Sol in the south of Spain by car including the buzzing city of Málaga, the white-washed villages of Ronda, Casares, Mijas and Setenil de las Bodegas, its golden beaches and experience its indulgent lifestyle in the resort town of Marbella.
Arrive at Málaga airport and transfer to your resort in the seaside town of Marbella, known for the luxurious life style it offers (60 kms/55 mins). Spend the next 2 days relaxing on the beach, exploring its charming old town or visit the famous marina of Puerto Banús (located around 15 mins outside of Marbella town), full of luxury yachts, haute cuisine restaurants and exclusive designer boutiques. Overnight in Marbella.
Today, after picking up the rent a car, visit the typical Andalucian town of Ronda (64 kms/1 hr 15 mins) and take a walk along its cobbled streets and the stunning New Bridge spanning the El Tajo gorge. Just 5 kms outside the city is the Reservatauro, a breeding farm of fighting bulls and pure Andalusian horses, where you may wish to stop for a guided visit.
Head further north to the striking white town of Setenil de las Bodegas (18 kms/30 mins). Its most unique feature are the homes built into the rock such that it appears like rows of houses supporting the rock from which they have been dug – a sight to capture! Head back to Marbella (75 kms/1 hr 20 mins). Overnight in Marbella.
Head out to the famous beach resorts of Benalmadena, Torremolinos or Estepona that make up the most visited coastline in Spain – the Costa del Sol. Enroute to Benalmadena or Torremolinos, stop at the quintessentiall Andalucian white village of Mijas (Marbella – Mijas (34 kms/30 min) – Benalmadena (15 kms/25 mins)). Or if headed to Estepona, don’t forget to visit another lovely white village - Casares (Marbella – Estepona (33kms/30mins) – Casares (16 kms/25 mins)). Overnight in Marbella.
Today, drive to the capital of the Costa del Sol, Málaga, a lovely port city that is brimming with history and culture from the Alcazaba to the Roman theatre and the Picasso museum (60 kms/55 mins). Don’t forget to hit the shops offering everything from Andalusian handicrafts to high end fashion and enjoy the lively nightlife the city offers! Overnight in Málaga.
Drop off the car and fly back home from Málaga Airport.