PLACES OF INTEREST
When you rent a luxury holiday villa in Marbella, it’s expected that you’ll want to have a wide array of places to explore, without the need to travel too far. With Villa El Cano’s convenient location in Marbella, you’re ideally placed to visit some of the most idyllic beaches, most pleasant eateries, and most exciting nightlife venues that Marbella has to offer. To make planning your trip as simple as possible, we’ve highlighted a selection of top hotspots that are simply not to be missed during your vacation to Marbella.
On first glance, you’ll most likely assume that you’ve wandered into an old Spanish fishing village – but it is, in fact, a luxury marina and shopping complex of only a few decades old. Take a stroll along the marina, take your pick of the many restaurants on offer, and gaze out across the Mediterranean as you enjoy lunch with a view. Puerto Banus boasts unique three beaches: Playa Nueva Andalucia, ideal for celebrity spotting and water sports; the family-friendly Playa Puerto Banus; and Playa del Rio Verde, from which you can walk along the coast to Marbella town.
MARBELLA OLD TOWN
The charming Old Quarter of Marbella lies approximately 20 minutes drive from the Villa El Cano. It is rare to see a city with so much tourism, retain so much of it's structure and history, but that is exactly what you can expect with this beautiful Spanish destination.
"Partially surrounded by the ruins of an old Arab wall with narrow white washed streets, old churches and squares, as well as lots of fascinating shops and boutiques. At the heart of the old town is Orange Square which dates back to 1485 and, according to Christian urban design, is surrounded by whitewashed houses and three historical buildings - the town hall, the old governor's house and the Chapel (Hermitage) of Santiago. The gardens are full of brightly coloured flowers and orange trees and in the centre stands a bust of King Juan Carlos 1." - Andalucia.com
If you were to go approximately 20 minutes in the other direction (to Marbella Old Town), you would reach Estepona, a place that still exudes the character and charm of a typical Spanish pueblo. Here you will find a number of traditional Spanish tapas restaurants and cafés, as well as narrow, cobbled streets and unusual shops. View a travel guide for more.