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What to do in Marbella

What to do in Marbella

We have now been non-resident apartment owners for 3 years in Marbella. We have two kids and constantly try to find new events in Marballa and the local area that we can explore and recommend our guests to get the most out of their vacation stay.

Please add and recommend events that we are still lacking to explore.

/Philip Knudsen

Car rental in Marbella

Car rental Posted on 13 Oct, 2017 22:41:47

It doesn’t make sense to rent a car in Marbella. So book it with pickup/return in Malaga airport.
But it is a jungle with regards to prices. What is the final/total price?
On top of the usual rental price be aware of the following add-ons:
– Full insurance coverage (usually the most expensive add-on) if you want to avoid 1000euro risk/EXCESS
– Extra for full to full tank or paying primium for an empty tank
– Out-of-hours (typically if you arrive later than 23.00) could be 40-80 euros extra
– Service fee (some have it some don’t) 30 to 30 euros
REMEMBER TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE CAR when you pick it up as documentation for scratches before/after. Best if the agency sign for the scratches that are already there.

There are two systems in the airport:
1. Car rental companies in Malaga airport at Level -1 in the basement
2. Car rental outside the airport with free bus pickup

1. Car rental companies in Malaga airport
If it is first time in Malaga airport most people prefer the concept of just getting the car from the airport. Sounds and feels faster and safer. But usually it is about the same time from pickup your luggage until you are driving away from the airport. It always is approx 1 hour out of high season and weekend peak. Car rental companies in the airport offer tend to have a long waiting line unless you have paid extra for priority.
These companies are (with links for their sites):

Our experience is that RecordGo is the cheapest option.

2. Car rental companies outside the airport with pickup busses
Once you have picked up your luggage you go to the exit. All car rental companies have a representative just outside standing with branded signs. A few of them ask you to call when you are landed. They arrange a bus within 5 min just 3 min extra walk outside at a joint pickup place. The bus will take you to the car rental where you sign in and pay. The total time is about the same as above – but maybe feels longer.
Their prices are sometimes more competitive.
These companies are (with links for their sites):

We recommend Delpaso and MalagaCar.

There are most likely more….

Trocadero Arena

Marbella Restaurants Posted on 13 Oct, 2017 18:06:25

This is a cool restaurant right at the beach. Great interior and menu as well. No compromises. Close to Marbella and

Address: Playa de Río Real, Carretera N340, km 186, 29600 Marbella

Opening hours: 11-01

Phone: +34 952 86 55 79

Google map (link)

Website (link)

Golf in Marbella

Marbella Sports Posted on 13 Oct, 2017 17:50:47

Whilst being close to the jet-set resorts of Marbella and Puerto Banus many of the coast’s best golf courses are within a few minutes’ drive away. In fact, there are no less than 25 golf courses around, the closest three being the Marbella Golf Country Club, Santa Clara Golf, and Rio Real Golf.

Santa Clara is just down the hill from marbellaluxurypenthouse. So only 5 min away.
So right next to the hospital at A7.

Santa Clara (Ranked 65 in Sountern Spain)

Address: N-340, 5, 29603 Marbella

Opening hours: 8-20


Google map (link)

Right next to Santa Clara is Marbella Golf & Country Club

Marbella Golf & Country Club (Ranked 50 in Southern Spain and 99 in Spain)

Address: N-340, Km.188, 29604 Marbella

Opening hours: 8-19

Phone: +34 (0) 952 830 500

Google map (link)

Find all rated golf cources here