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					                                        Malaga
                                         Sun and Luxury
   TOURIST BOARD
& CONVENTION BUREAU
   COSTA DEL SOL TOURIST BOARD
            Plaza del Siglo, 2
       29015 MALAGA - ESPAÑA
     Telephone: (+34) 952 12 62 72
    E-mail: info@visitcostadelsol.com
    Website: www.visitcostadelsol.com




   Tourist Guide 11                                 Available online:
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                                                   Costa del Sol Tourist Board
    www.visitcostadelsol.com

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                                                                                         index       Málaga, Sun and Luxury


                                                                      1. Introduction                                                               page 5



                                                               2. Five-star Deluxe Hotels
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                                                          3. Málaga's Restaurants                                                                  page 38



                                                        4. Event Venues                                                                            page 52



                                                         5. Leisure                                                                                page 58



                                                             6. Shopping:             Fashion & Jewels                                             page 66



                                                                   7. Services: Air Taxi and Luxury Car Rental                                    page 68




                                                  COSTA DEL SOL TOURIST BOARD
                                                  Plaza del Siglo, 2
                                                  29015 Málaga
                                                  Telephone: (+34) 952 12 62 72
                                                  E-mail: info@visitcostadelsol.com                      The establishments that appear in this guide are exclusively
                                                  Website: www.visitcostadelsol.com                                    members of the Costa del Sol Tourism Board



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                                                                                        Málaga and the Costa del Sol:
                                                                             150-kilometre of coast washed by the warm
                                                                             Mediterranean Sea in a weather promising
                                                                             325 sunny days a year. No doubt it's a perfect
                                                                             place for sun & sand tourism, but the province
                                                                             has a much wider range of holiday options,
                                                                             and this makes it the more attractive.

                                                                             The region's success as a travel destination is
                                                                             enhanced by its being so well-connected: Pablo
                                                                             Ruiz Picasso International Airport offers regular
                                                                             flights to the main European cities, the Málaga
                                                                             Port harbours transatlantic cruises, the train
                                                                             station is about to welcome the first high-speed

                                          1 . INTRODUCTION
                                                                             train to reach the area, and roads make a strong
                                                                             and reliable network. However, none of these
                                                                             would be of use if the facilities and services didn't
                                                                             match up the communications infrastructure.

                                                                             This is precisely the province's main strength.
                                                                             Its top-rate hospitality sector features nineteen
                                                                             five-star hotels and many restaurants of




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                                                                             national and international renown. Moreover,
                                                                             Málaga has the ideal facilities for both social
                                                                             and corporate events, and provides excellent
                                                                             corporate services, allowing for the perfect
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                                                                             golf and yachting lovers.

                                                                             Málaga: a paradise to unveil and enjoy.
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                                                                                                                          FIVE-STAR HOTELS

                                       NH Alanda Hotel & Spa                 page 8
                                                                                                                                      The Costa del Sol's place among
                                                                                                                          international holiday destinations has to do with
                                   Hotel Guadalpin Byblos Spa 5* GL          page 9                                       its enviable weather and its superb leisure offer,
                                 La Cala Resort (Grand Deluxe)               page 11                                      ranging from sun & sand, golf and water sports to
                                                                                                                          food, shopping, and corporate services.
                             Don Carlos Hotel                                page 13
                            Gran Hotel Meliá Don Pepe (Grand Deluxe)         page 14                                      To meet growing demand, Málaga has

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                          Las Dunas Beach Hotel & Spa (Grand Deluxe)         page 15                                      developed a solid hospitality infrastructure,
                          Gran Hotel Elba Estepona (Grand Deluxe)            page 16
                                                                                                                          including nineteen five-star hotels, most of
                                                                                                                          which feature spas and business centres. This
                       Gran Hotel Gaudalpin Marbella Spa 5* (Grand Deluxe)   page 18                                      high-standing infrastructure is complemented
                      Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banús                             page 21                                      by as many comfort and luxury services as can
                     Incosol Hotel & Spa                                     page 23                                      be imagined, and so it lives up to every visitor's
                                                                                                                          expectations. Thus, the province's first-rate
                    Kempiski Resort Hotel (Grand Deluxe)                     page 24
                                                                                                                          facilities are enhanced by the kind, efficient and
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                                                                             page 25                                      highly-qualified staff, trained to promptly
                   Gran Hotel Playabella                                     page 27                                      answer all guests' needs.
                   Puente Romano Hotel                                       page 27
                                                                                                                          Playing sports, sunbathing, diving in the deep-blue
                   Río Real & Wellness Resort                                page 30                                      waters of the Mediterranean, enjoying the bustling
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                                                                             page 32                                      nightlife, giving yourself a treat with restaurants'
                    Villa Padierna Hotel                                     page 33
                                                                                                                          alluring delicacies, planning your corporate
                                                                                                                          activities, going shopping, or just taking a break
                     Westin La Quinta Golf Resort                            page 35                                      and relaxing… Málaga's luxury hotels are the
                                                                                                                          ideal place to have the time of your life.
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                                                                             features Swedish sauna, Turkish bath, ice room,                                                                   The diversity of its rooms and their exquisite
                              NH ALANDA HOTEL & SPA                          aromatherapy shower, dynamic pool, rest area,              HOTEL GUADALPIN                                        design is one of the salient features of Byblos. Its
                                                                             and also access to the gym's muscle building               BYBLOS SPA 5* Grand Deluxe                             Arabian and Andalusian character is apparent
                              Boulevard Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, s/n   room. The Elysium NH Alanda team of experts in                                                                    both in its decoration and its architecture,
                              29600 Marbella (Málaga)                        beauty treatments and massage will recommend               Andaluz Urb. Mijas Golf                                conferring it a unique personality.
                              Tel.: (+34) 952 899 600                        the best customised treatment to restore your              29650 Mijas Costa (Málaga)
                              Website: www.nh-hotels.com                     balance, get revitalised or relax.                         Tel.: (+34) 952 47 30 50                               The hotel has 144 rooms and suites, all with private
                                                                                                                                        E-mail: infobyblos@guadalpin.com                       terraces overlooking the swimming pool, the golf
                                                                             In the area devoted to marine hydrotherapy and             Website: www.granhotelguadalpin.com                    course or the Sierra de Mijas range. The rooms
                                                                             physiotherapy, you'll be able to enjoy different                                                                  include: the great comfort double room (30 sq m); the
                           NH ALANDA HOTEL & SPA                             programmes, choosing from hydromassage tubs                                                                       junior suite (40 sq m), with a small drawing room and
                                                                             with different pressure jets, mud and algae                                                                       the possibility of adding an extra bed; the Byblos
                                    The NH hotel chain is at the heart       wrappings, special showers for rehabilitation                             HOTEL GUADALPIN                         suite (60 sq m), in which an extra bed can also be
                         of the Costa del Sol with one of its best hotels:   treatments, or you can put yourself in the hands                          BYBLOS SPA 5* GL                        added; the family suite (80 or 90 sq m), comprising
                         Alanda. The Alanda Hotel is located at the          of the experts who'll treat you to facial and body                                                                two double bedrooms with separate bathrooms and
                         Milla de Oro housing estate, between                treatments with Sisley products.                                    In Mijas, in the heart of the Costa del Sol   dining room, and also the possibility of adding an
                         Marbella and Puerto Banús, next to the great                                                             and surrounded by golf courses, you'll find the Gran         extra bed; and the presidential suite (around 150 sq




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                         Marbella's mosque.                                  The hotel's restaurant, called Khala, is run by      Hotel Guadalpin Byblos, a five-star grand luxury             m), the largest and more luxurious, comprising a
                                                                             young chef Jaime Pérez Siciclia, from Ferrán         hotel. Located within a private housing estate, and          bedroom and a full bathroom, a big dining room,
                         Its 199 rooms and suites, carefully designed with   Adriá's school, who presents us with a novel         completely closed to the traffic for superb peace and        toilet, office area and a large terrace with hammocks
                         warm colours and parquet floors, feature all        and creative cuisine with Catalan and                quiet, it's the ideal place to enjoy with the family.        and great views.
                         modern conveniences, including the latest           Andalusian flavours. Khala serves extraordinary
                         technological advances -satellite & pay-per-view    desserts, a great variety of cheeses, and has
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                         TV, Internet access, and air conditioning among     an interesting and varied wine list. In short,
                         other amenities. Rooms for non-smokers and for      Khala is an à la carte gourmet restaurant that
                         disabled people are also available.                 on top of its delicious food offers an elegantly
                                                                             decorated dining room, blending cosiness with
                         With the high style and fine service you'd          a modern style.
                         expect from a 5-star hotel, the Alanda offers
                         you excellent facilities and services such as
                         parking, 24 hour front desk service, medical




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                         area, laundry service, eight meeting or
                         convention rooms, business centre, tours to
                         nearby cities, show bookings, beach club, two
                         restaurants, snack bar and cafeteria, golf
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                         Spa Elysium is the NH hotel group's brand
                         covering its health and sport centres. NH
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                                                                                         terrace, ideal for summer nights, or its cosy
                                                                                         lounge with hearth, perfect for chilly winter nights.

                                                                                         The Minarete bar, next to the pool, serves soft
                                                                                         drinks and cocktails during the day in the
                                                                                         summer, while the Chill Out bar offers a relaxing
                                                                                         atmosphere to enjoy after dinner.

                                                                                         In Byblos, you'll find all kinds of services to suit
                                                                                         your needs: medical care, heliport, newspapers
                                                                                         and magazines, laundry, dry cleaning, baby-
                                                                                         sitting, 24-hour room service, limos with driver,
                                                                                         library, shopping centre, beauty salon,
                                                                                         discotheque, among others. Besides, the staff at
                                                                                         the reception desk will be able to make all kinds
                                   The properties of the Guadalpin hotel chain pay       of bookings for you: shows, plane tickets, tours,
                                   special attention to food. The Byblos, as it could    and so on.
                                   be expected, offers a varied selection of exclusive
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                                   dishes in its three restaurants.                      The Luison Bobet spa centre has indoor pools,
                                                                                         hamman, sauna and fitness centre, as well as
                                   In the La Fuente restaurant, next to the pool, you    several treatment rooms, relaxation room and
                                   can eat à la carte or choose the daily special,       changing rooms. Recreating the spirit of the
                                   including salad and dessert bar. In the summer,       classical baths, this place is a true health
                                   you can enjoy live music while you dine.              sanctuary. The spa is complemented with a                                                                The three golf courses have been designed by
                                                                                         beauty centre where an excellent team of                      LA CALA RESORT Grand Deluxe                Cabell B. Robinson, who has proven his mastery at




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                                   The Byblos Andaluz restaurant -in whose large         professionals use exclusive techniques with La                                                           his craft by a superb use of the natural topography
                                   and carefully prepared menu you'll find the           Prairie products.                                             Urb. La Cala Resort                        of the land. The Campo Norte or Campo de
                                   most typical dishes of Andalusia and top                                                                            29649 La Cala de Mijas (Málaga)            América is a 6,187-metre par 73 course. The
                                   quality products of the Mediterranean- offers         Golf is undoubtedly one of Byblos's greatest                  Apdo. de Correos 106                       Campo Sur or Campo de Asia is a 5,925-metre par
                                   two dining areas: the cosy and intimate indoor        attractions. The hotel has two eighteen-hole golf             Tel.: (+34) 952 669 000                    72 layout, while the Campo de Europa is a 6,014-
                                   lounge, and the terrace bordering the pool,           courses: Los Lagos, par 71, and Los Olivos, par               Website: www.lacala.com                    metre par 71 course. The latter has wide fairways




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                                                                                         courses are only 50 metres away from the hotel                                                           more accessible to the average golfer.
                                   The Le Nailhac restaurant, run by chef Philippe       and the golf locker room. Apart from these two
                                   Galindo, offers author's cuisine with tried and       golf courses, the chain has made agreements so                            LA CALA RESORT                 The courses are complemented with magnificent
                                   tested creations masterly blending flavours and       that their clients are able to use other 30 courses                                                      training facilities and David Leadbetter's Golf
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                                   textures. To accompany these delicious dishes,        throughout the province.                                            L a Cala Resort -an exclusive        Academy, which caters for all levels, from




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                                   you'll be able to choose among over 700 wines                                                                 residential complex located between the Sierra   beginners to professionals. The facilities include
                                   from their magnificent wine cellar.                                                                           de Mijas range and the Mediterranean Sea-        a six-hole par 3 golf course. The Driving Range
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                                                                                                                                                 offers a golf complex with three eighteen-hole   course, measuring more than 300 metres, has
                                   Besides these three restaurants, the St. Tropez                                                               golf courses, a six-hole, par 3 course, a club   fabulous views. The training facilities include
                                   bar, with live music every night, offers the                                                                  house, a luxury five-star hotel, and a spa.      chipping areas, putting greens, and bunkers in
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                   which players can practise. They also have a               and squash courts, gym, a football field meeting                                                             Sol y Sombra restaurant, located next to the
                   private teeing area and a building with two                FIFA's recommended size, outdoor swimming                    DON CARLOS HOTEL                                pool, or savouring the splendid creations of the
                   indoor areas for driving practice, video rooms,            pool, and Jacuzzi, plus other activities on                                                                  chef at the Los Naranjos restaurant, with a
                   advanced putting studio, and a massage and                 request, such as horse riding, sailing, tuna                 Ctra. N-340, Km. 192                            splendid wine selection, where the most
                   relaxation area.                                           fishing, four-wheel drive trips, among others.               29600 Marbella (Málaga)                         demanding gourmets will be thoroughly
                                                                                                                                           Tel.: (+34) 952 831 140                         satisfied. During the summer, this restaurant
                   At the Club House, located at hole 19, you can             This marvellous hotel has 107 rooms and suites               Website: www.hoteldoncarlos.com                 opens its terrace, so you can enjoy romantic
                   enjoy lunch on its magnificent terrace, or a snack         with all the conveniences you'd expect from a                                                                dinners in an intimate and classy environment.
                   in its bar, or just relax in its rest areas, such as the   hotel of its class. Luxuriously decorated in the
                   cosy Los Olivos lounge, as well as get anything            purest traditional style, they maintain all the                                                              At the La Terrasse bar, live music and cocktails
                   you need to practise this exclusive sport in its           flavour of Andalusian architecture. In its excellent               DON CARLOS HOTEL                          give you the opportunity to enjoy Marbella's
                   store. But these are not the only sporting facilities      restaurant, La Terraza, the most demanding                                                                   magnificent summer nights till the small hours
                   La Cala Resort has to offer. There are also tennis         gourmets will enjoy the delicious dishes of the                    L ocated 11 km from Marbella's            of the morning. Don Carlos Hotel also offers a
                                                                              best cuisine from Andalusia and around the             centre is the Don Carlos Hotel, a magnificent         novel service -its exclusive beach club Nikki
                                                                              world. If you'd like to have a drink, however, you     five-star hotel where guests can enjoy all the        Beach. Open April through October, this new
                                                                              can do so in the lobby bar or the Califa, in the       luxury and superb services provided by its            concept in clubs born in Miami Beach has
                                                                              basement. And for those who wish to combine            extraordinary staff.                                  personalised services offering Zodiac-style
                                                                              business with pleasure, the complex has several                                                              boats, hammocks/beds, a chill out lounge,
                                                                              meeting rooms with professional facilities and a       The hotel has 241 rooms and suites plus the           massage, shop, and bar, among others.
                                                                              seating capacity of 250, in which you can request      exclusive, exquisitely decorated Beach Suites.        Located between a wide beach of fine sand,
                                                                              catering services and all other services needed at     Comfort and good taste combine and show in            the hotel's lush gardens and its freshwater
                                                                              conventions or business meetings.                      every detail. The large rooms (Deluxe, Superior       swimming pool, the beach club is an
                                                                                                                                     and Comfort, of approximately 30 sq m) boast the      extraordinary place to enjoy these glamorous
                                                                              The Caracala Spa is an impressive 1,300-square-        latest technology: wireless Internet connection,      VIP amenities.




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                                                                              metre building designed by Wheway Lifestyle            CD player, digital TV screening premiering
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                                                                              International. For thermal treatments, the spa         pictures, à la carte music, and so on.                Besides offering a wide range of water sports (jet-skiing,
                                                                              features heated pool, hydrotherapy, hammam                                                                   banana boat, windsurfing, catamaran, water-
                                                                              orTurkish bath, sauna, herbal steam bath, igloo,       The suites (Deluxe, Executive and Presidential),      skiing, wakeboarding, or canoeing), the hotel
                                                                              sensory shower, foot baths, and tepidarium. For        of 70 sq m, comprise two distinct areas, the          features the Marco Tennis Academy with a total of
                                                                              spa treatments, it has a wet room, six therapy         bedroom and the lounge. The Beach Suites,             12 courts (nine clay, one hard, and two paddleball
                                                                              rooms, a dry flotation room, rasul or mud therapy,     located on the ground and first floors of the hotel   courts), and a team of highly qualified instructors




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                                                                              and suite for couples. The facilities also include a   are a whole new concept in lodgings. They             at your disposal.
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                                                                              relaxation suite, beauty salon, cafeteria, solarium,   accommodate three or four people and have not
                                                                              and boutique. The wide range of both facial and        only a spacious lounge but also a fully equipped      Also worth mentioning is the new fitness centre
                                                                              body treatments are in the hands of highly             kitchen. Besides, their private terraces have a       overlooking the garden, where besides toning
                                                                              qualified professionals using first-rate products.     superb view of the garden and the sea.                up through exercising, you'll be able to enjoy
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                                                                              Lastly, it's worth mentioning that La Cala Resort      As regards food, Don Carlos offers, as it could       The coast of Marbella is a golfers' paradise. In
                                                                              also has a flat, villa and cottage rental service,     be expected, a varied, high quality menu.             the Santa María Golf & Country Club, with an
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                                                                              including exclusive services such as security,         Buffet breakfast is served at the Bahia               18-hole course, which is located next to the
                                                                              cleaning, and so on. Another perfect option to         restaurant, while for lunch and dinner, guests        hotel, as well as in a wide range of other local
                                                                              enjoy an unforgettable stay in the Costa del Sol.      can choose between having a light meal at the         golf courses, the hotel guests will get special
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                            discounts. The golf department will make the            perfectly equipped, as it would be expected,                                                                   its innovative Mediterranean cuisine will become
                            reservations for you, take care of golf club            they are beautifully decorated. In Sol Meliá,               LAS DUNAS BEACH                                    a must during your stay at Las Dunas.
                            rental and assist you in anything you may need.         food service is considered a sign of quality,               HOTEL & SPA Grand Deluxe
                                                                                    that's why great care was taken into creating                                                                  The Felix Brasserie offers an innovative
                            Company product presentations, conferences,             the hotel's restaurant, Calima, by Dani García.             La Boladilla Baja - Ctra. de Cádiz, Km. 163.5      combination of exotic dishes of Italian and Asian
                            celebrations, and so on, will also find in this hotel   Considered by many culinary experts as one of               29689 Estepona (Málaga)                            flavours prepared by chef Aba. In an elegant
                            an ideal venue. For this kind of events, the hotel      the best of our province, the restaurant offers             Tel.: (+34) 952 809 400                            atmosphere, live music lightens up the dining
                            has several rooms of various seating capacities         fine dishes that are a real treat for the palate.           Website: www.las-dunas.com                         experience in the summer in the typical
                            (Los Condes, Las Adelfas, Los Almendros,                Fish and seafood dishes, cold soups and                                                                        Andalusian patio of this magnificent restaurant.
                            Córdoba, Las Yucas, Las Acacias, Los Olivos,            homemade desserts are among Dani García's
                            Las Mimosas, and Las Kenthias), as well as              specialties, which can be accompanied by                              LAS DUNAS BEACH                          The Las Palmeras beach club, located in the
                            qualified personnel to assist the guests according      wines from a carefully selected wine list.                                 HOTEL & SPA                         garden bordering the pool and the beach, offers a
                            to their specific requirements.                                                                                                                                        delicious Mediterranean hot and cold buffet,
                                                                                    Their culinary offer is rounded off with the                      This luxury hotel -situated between          including paella, specialties of the land, a great
                                                                                    Bellavista restaurant, in which you can enjoy a        Marbella and Estepona- provides peace and               variety of salads, grilled meat, fish and seafood.
                                                                                    splendid buffet breakfast; the La Farola Grill         quiet as well as discretion, mainly due to its          Open from March to October, the beach club is
                                                                                    restaurant; the La Palapa restaurant, which has        unbeatable location on the seashore, far from           famous for the barbecue parties organised every
                               GRAN HOTEL MELIÁ                                     buffet service during the summer; the Copo bar,        urban centres.                                          Wednesday night all through the summer. The
                               DON PEPE Grand Deluxe                                next to the pool; and El Almirante piano bar, with                                                             Mini Dunas Club, especially designed for little VIP
                                                                                    live music every night.                                Its elegant, classic style, which could be called       guests, organises a series of activities for




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                               C/ José Meliá, s/n                                                                                          "Andalusian Estate" style, is unique on the Costa       children four- to twelve-year-old children such as
                               29600 Marbella (Málaga)                              The Don Pepe Sports Club has a fitness centre          del Sol. Las Dunas has 88 suites of different           play workshops or swimming, among others
                               Tel.: (+34) 952 770 300                              and two tennis courts. Its health offer also           categories: for families, with two or three bedrooms,   which will turn your family holiday into an
                               Website: www.granmeliadonpepe.solmelia.com           includes two outdoor pools (one for kids), an          two-bedroom apartments with kitchen, junior suites      unforgettable experience.
                                                                                    indoor heated pool, two Jacuzzis, Turkish bath,        overlooking the garden, one- to three-bedroom
                                                                                    massage service and beauty salon.                      luxury suites overlooking the sea, and lastly, the      The Serenity Spa and beauty parlour provide an
                                                                                                                                           presidential and royal suites, both with two            authentic health and beauty experience thanks
                                            GRAN HOTEL MELIÁ                        Lastly, the hotel offers discounts on green fees for   bedrooms and superb terraces with views of the          to their exclusive facial and body treatments.
                                                   DON PEPE                         most local golf courses. This magnificent hotel also   sea. All of them have marble bathrooms with             These programmes, both the novel and the
                                                                                    has five meeting and banquet rooms with a              shower enclosures and Jacuzzi or round bathtub.         time-tested, are carried out by professional
                                        Sol Meliá, a worldwide leader in            maximum seating capacity of 400. The unbeatable        They have private furnished terraces, wireless          experts using leading cosmetic brands like St.




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                            holiday travel, is a hotel chain with 50 years'         views of the Mediterranean, as well as the superb      Internet connection, satellite TV and plasma            Barth and Kanebo to achieve the most
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                            experience. Its 350 hotels are located in more          service will guarantee the success of your stay and    screen, plus all the exclusive amenities and            spectacular results.
                            than 30 countries, and the Meliá Don Pepe is            that of your guests.                                   services offered in a hotel of this category.
                            undoubtedly one of its finest. Completely                                                                                                                              Las Dunas's leisure and services offer is wide
                            renovated in 2004, this luxury hotel is an                                                                     Las Dunas has an excellent cuisine offer. El Lido,      and varied. You'll be able to request
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                            promenade, only 500 metres away from Marbella.                                                                 Chef of 2005 by Academia Gastronómica                   horse shows and flamenco performances, trips
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                            The hotel has 184 double rooms and 17 suites                                                                   gourmet restaurants of the Costa del Sol,               horseback rides round the Sierra de las Nieves
                            (12 junior suites, one loft suite, two presidential                                                            guaranteeing you an extraordinary culinary              range, mountain bike or quad, luxury vehicle
                            suites and two Garden Villa suites). Fully and                                                                 experience. Enjoying -both outdoors and indoors-        rental (Jaguar, Porsche, Ferrari, Bentley…),
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                           and for golf fans, outings to any of the 30 local
                           golf courses, offering preferential prices, and          GRAN HOTEL ELBA
                           golf lessons given by a golf pro.                        ESTEPONA Grand Deluxe

                           This magnificent hotel also offers you the               Urb. Arena Beach
                           Picasso Room, fully equipped for conventions,            Ctra. N-340, Km. 153
                           conferences, product launches, banquets or               Estepona (Málaga)
                           private parties. The hall has a surface area of          Tel.: (+34) 952 809 200
                           266 sq m and a seating capacity of 250, and is           Website: www.elbaestepona.com
                           fully equipped for screenings, including CD
                           players, Dolby Surround System, microphones,
                           and so on. It's more than prepared to cover the                                                          restaurant offers a typically Mediterranean            In the area devoted to the Thermal Club, you'll
                           communications needs of any kind of events. It                                                           cuisine with dishes of unmistakable Andalusian         find dynamic pools, crosscurrent pools, Jacuzzis,
                           also has an exclusive and very elegant small                                                             flavour; the Asia Fusión features creative             water beds, sauna, Turkish bath, thermal bath,
                           room for executive meetings, with a seating                                                              cuisine combining Asian flavours in a minimal          contrast and scent showers, rest rooms with hot
                           capacity of 12.                                                                                          style; while the París-Roma restaurant serves          hammocks, a Japanese garden, and so on. The
                                                                                                                                    Italian dishes with an exquisite touch of French       thalassotherapy treatment area features the most
                           The Las Dunas Park is a housing estate linked                                                            cuisine. The Arena Beach restaurant, with a            advanced technological equipment: bathtubs,
                           to the hotel located next to the beach. These                                                            casual atmosphere and located on a beautiful           jets, underwater massage showers, cubicles for
                           incredible apartments for hire have an area in                                                           terrace by the pool, offers customers a full           algae or mud wrappings and massage.
                           excess of 200 sq m and comprise two or three                                                             buffet breakfast, and a varied menu including




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                           bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and a private                                                                  many salads, typical dishes of the land, and           These magnificent facilities also include a fitness
                           terrace of 80 sq m. Besides their superb views                                                           grilled meat, fish, and seafood.                       centre, a beauty centre, a physician's office,
                           of the sea, you'll be able to enjoy VIP treatment                           GRAN HOTEL                                                                          locker rooms, and bar. The Elba Estepona also
                           with 24-hour room service, daily newspapers,                             ELBA ESTEPONA                   At the front desk, they provide information about      has several meeting rooms of various sizes: the
                           CD and DVD players, high security systems                                                                the wide range of leisure and sports activities that   Gran Salón Edén (300 sq m), the Lys, Orquídea,
                           and absolute privacy.                                            When you arrive at this magnificent     will make your stay an unforgettable one. You'll       Magnolia and Estrella de Mar lounges (110 sq m
                                                                               five-star grand luxury oceanfront hotel, you'll be   be able to visit nearby cities, attend a bullfight,    each), and the Jazmín hall (132 sq m). The hotel
                                                                               amazed by the unique crystal dome covering its       take flamenco lessons, participate in cheese and       also offers the possibility of using its terraces and
                                                                               reception area, which opens it up to the sunshine    wine tasting events, go sport fishing, practise        gardens for special events or galas, adjusting to
                                                                               of the Mediterranean and the sea itself. The hotel   water sports, take part in trips on horseback, or      the needs and preferences of the host.




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                                                                               suites of 55 sq m, 20 suites of 82 sq m with a
                                                                               separate lounge, and three presidential suites of    The Thalasso Spa Elba Estepona centre is
                                                                               150 sq m with separate lounge, two bedrooms,         located in one of the wings of this hotel complex
                                                                               and two bathrooms. All of them have private          so you can access it either from the hotel or from
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                                                                               As regards food offer, guests can choose from        qualified team of professionals including a
                                                                               three theme restaurants and one more that            medical director, physiotherapists, sports
                                                                               serves international cuisine. The Al-Andalus         instructors, beauticians, and masseurs.
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                                                                                version, private loft with Jacuzzi and solarium.
                             G. H. GAUDALPIN MARBELLA SPA 5*                    The rooms provide amenities befitting the
                                                                                hotel's five-star category. All of them have
                             Boulevard Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, s/n       wireless Internet access, fully equipped
                             29600 Marbella (Málaga)                            kitchen or kitchenette, heat radiating floor, air
                             Tel.: (+34) 952 899 400                            conditioning, and central heating, piped music
                             E-mail: infomarbella@guadalpin.com                 and hi-fi system, safe, minibar, satellite and
                                                                                pay-per-view TV, and so on.

                                                                                Other excellent services provided by the Guadalpin
                          GRAN HOTEL GAUDALPIN                                  are one-touch customer service and 24-hour room
                                MARBELLA SPA 5*                                 service, laundry, pressing and dry cleaning, non-
                                                                                smoking rooms, rooms for the disabled, and wireless
                                      The Gran Guadalpin Marbella Hotel &       Internet connection throughout the entire hotel for
                       Spa, built in modern and innovative style, is situated   free. The most novel service, however, is the Euro
                       at the Milla de Oro development, a privileged location   Business Centre, located at the hotel's ground floor
                       from which you'll be able to access the wide range of    and open Monday to Friday. This business centre
                       activities offered at the Costa del Sol.                 offers guests mobile connection, e-mail, black &
                                                                                white and colour printing, DHL international courier
                       The superb facilities and the excellent,                 service, fax sending and receiving, photocopies,
                       personalised customer service are the pillars of         document scanning, binding, lamination, mobile
                       this renown hotel. Its 117 luxury suites and             phone charging, office rental, meeting room, flight




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                       rooms, all with a private terrace, command               bookings, international weather reports, and so on.
                       marvellous views of the Mediterranean Sea, are           The centre also provides business advice,
                       carefully decorated and offer maximum comfort.           translation services, company registration service in
                                                                                Spain, virtual office service, website registration
                       At the Gran Guadalpin, you'll be able to choose          service, office search and set up (both renting and
                       among several kinds of rooms: the grand                  buying), advertising and design, computing lessons,     The dining area comprises four restaurants        Health and beauty are the Guadalpin Spa's
                       comfort double room (from 35 to 50 sq m),                car rental, and more. The centre can also get you the   where you'll be able to enjoy fabulous culinary   concerns. The Spa is an innovative centre covering
                       which has a kitchenette and furnished terrace;           NIE (foreigners' identity number) and a driver's        creations. Mesana bets on exclusive creative      1,200 sq m, with a superb dynamic pool and four
                       the junior suite (60 sq m), with a fully equipped        license. In sum, it provides everything you need for    cuisine in a remarkably elegant space. It         distinct areas: the area for individual treatments,




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                       kitchen, lounge and a spacious furnished                 the success of your business project.                   gained a Michelin star in 2007 and was            comprising eight cubicles with hydrotherapy bathtub
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                       terrace; the deluxe junior suite (90 sq m),                                                                      selected as Best Restaurant in 2002 by the        and UVA rays lamps; the water area, with dynamic
                       located on the fourth floor, which has also a            Another important facility is the Guadalpin             Málaga Gastronomy Academy. Aralia serves          pool, hydrotherapy circuit, massage/relax beds,
                       private loft with Jacuzzi and solarium; the              Boulevard, a shopping centre comprising four            seasonal Mediterranean dishes, brightening        waterfalls, shower set, jet shower and Vichy shower
                       family suites (from 90 to 150 sq m),                     restaurants, an exhibition hall, newsagents,            up summer evenings with live music on the         for mud therapy treatments; the thermal area,
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                       bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge and terrace,             as Victorio & Lucchino, and the Cebado                  provides the exoticism of Masao Kikuchi, a        women), caldarium (for men and women), two
                       and in the deluxe version, also loft with Jacuzzi        beauty salon which, on top of offering the              master of Japanese cuisine. Finally, in the       hammams (one for men and one for women),
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                       and solarium; and the three-bedroom suites               latest techniques and trends in hairstyling,            Gourmet Corner, you'll be able try great          Turkish massage cubicle, and icy shower; and lastly,
                       (from 100 to 180 sq m) with bathroom, kitchen,           has a cubicle for manicure, pedicure, makeup            delicacies accompanied by wines from a            the relax corner, a bright and spacious area
                       lounge, roomy terrace and, in the deluxe                 and waxing.                                             carefully selected list.                          bordering the pool.
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                       The premises also include a fitness centre,            system, towels, drinks, light eals, and so on. The
                       located on the first floor. It features a large area   more adventurous guests will be able to practise          GRAN HOTEL GUADALPIN BANÚS                       The Guadalpin Banús is a five-star hotel which
                       with a complete set of cardiovascular fitness          fun water sports.                                                                                          offers excellent services: 24-hour room and
                       equipment and another area devoted to                                                                            C/ Edgar Neville, s/n - Puerto Banús             reception service, rooms for the disabled,
                       customised fitness training.                           Those who prefer to show their abilities on the           Nueva Andalucía                                  non-smoking rooms, laundry and pressing,
                                                                              green, can use the golf department's tee time,            29660 Marbella (Málaga)                          minibar, safe, and so on.
                       While adults enjoy some spa treatment or work          lessons booking service, advice and special               Tel.: (+34) 952 899 700
                       out, children will have a great time at the            prices for local courses.                                 Website: www.granhotelguadalpin.com              The hotel's 181 rooms and suites are decorated in
                       Children's Club where, under specialised                                                                                                                          a distinct colonial style displaying great elegance
                       personnel's supervision, they will participate in      Lastly, the Guadalpin Grand has a wide range of                                                            without disregard for comfort, as they are all
                       a wide range of activities including drawing,          versatile multipurpose halls and meeting rooms                                                             equipped with the latest technological advances,
                       drama, music, dancing, and board games,                (with a seating capacity from 4 to 400), fully                         GRAN HOTEL                          such as plasma TV with via satellite and pay-per-
                       among others.                                          equipped for any kind of events -meetings,                         GUADALPIN BANÚS                         view channels, hi-fi system, ADSL WiFi, air
                                                                              conferences, banquets, product presentations,                                                              conditioning, central heating, and so on. Its double
                       To water lovers, the Guadalpin Hotel offers an         and so on. The rooms are the Goleta (150 sq m),                                                            rooms (30 sq m), both in their standard and
                       outdoor pool with a poolside bar. There, you'll find   Balandro (110 sq m), Bergantín (180 sq m), and                    The Gran Guadalpin Banús Hotel is        superior versions, have furnished terraces. Junior
                       beach chairs and parasols with mist cooling            Jábega (436 sq m).                                   situated in Marbella's Nueva Andalucía exclusive      suites (74 sq m) feature fully equipped kitchen,
                                                                                                                                   housing estate, a few minutes' walk from Puerto       lounge and terrace. In their deluxe version (120 sq
                                                                                                                                   Banús. In this location, a state-of-the-art tourist   m), located on the fourth floor of the hotel, they
                                                                                                                                   destination of renowned international prestige,       also include a private loft with Jacuzzi and




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                                                                                                                                   you'll find a neat and beautiful marina and will be   solarium. The Banús suites (80 sq m), located on
                                                                                                                                   able to enjoy the most exclusive boutiques,           the first, second and third floors, have fully
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                                                                                                                                   terraces and restaurants overlooking superb           equipped kitchen, lounge, terrace and magnificent
                                                                                                                                   views of yachts and boats.                            panoramic views of the Mediterranean.




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                                                                                                                                            As at the Guadalpin Marbella Grand Hotel,                  INCOSOL HOTEL & SPA
                                                                                                                                            where the Dining Centre offers luxury cuisine
                                                                                                                                            for all tastes, food is of paramount importance            Urb. Golf Río Real, s/n
                                                                                                                                            at the Guadalpin Banús. Here, you'll be able to            29600 Marbella (Málaga)
                                                                                                                                            enjoy an exclusive and varied menu. The                    Tel.: (+34) 952 860 909
                                                                                                                                            quality of the ingredients, the know-how, and              Website: www.incosol.com
                                                                                                                                            the superb service are the highlights of the
                                                                                                                                            Guadalpín Banús.

                                                                                                                                            L'Ambasciata, Italian restaurant of renowned                 INCOSOL HOTEL & SPA
                                                                                                                                            prestige, offers a menu of exquisite
                                                                                                                                            combinations based on homemade pasta with                        Incosol, displaying an innovative
                                                                                                                                            creative avant-garde touches. The restaurant         option, combines a prestigious medical centre, a
                                                                                                                                            has an impressive wine cellar as well, where         therapeutic spa and a five-star hotel, all this in
                                                                                                                                            you'll find wines from all over the world (Italy,    one of the most reputable housing estates of
                                                                                                                                            New Zealand, Australia, Chile, France, and           Marbella, at only 800 metres from the beach.
                             The presidential suites (120 sq m), on the fourth    where you'll be greeted by its over 1,200-square-         the United States, among others).
                             floor, feature fully equipped kitchen, lounge,       metre facilities with dynamic pool and four distinct                                                           The hotel has 192 rooms and suites of different
                             terrace, private loft with Jacuzzi and solarium,     areas: individual booths, water area, thermal             In Abanda, an international rice restaurant by the   categories (single, standard double, superior
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                             affording the best views of the sea.                 area, and relax area. This offer also includes the        sea, you'll find more than a hundred kinds of rice   double, superior double plus, junior suite, junior
                                                                                  use of the Cebado hairdressing salon, which               from the five continents, in a range dishes from     suite plus, superior junior suite, standard suite,
                             Sun-and-sand lovers will be able to enjoy            besides hairstyling, features manicure, pedicure,         Africa to Asia and Europe to the Middle East, not    and suite plus). Spacious and with private




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                             themselves in the hotel's large solarium with        and waxing services, among others.                        forgetting the traditional paella or the vegetable   terraces, they are decorated with simplicity and
                             outdoor heated pool, children's pool and bar, as                                                               risotto. The La Proa restaurant offers the best      good taste, paying attention to comfort.
                             well as in its superb Beach Club, while relaxing     At the Guadalpin Banús, the celebration of any kind       fresh seafood right from the sea. These
                             with a cocktail and a snack. For the most daring,    of event is sure to be a great success. Its four modern   delicacies can be accompanied by superb wines        The La Esencia restaurant serves original dishes
                             the Water Activities Centre offers a wide range of   rooms for special events, with a seating capacity of      from their excellent cellar.                         designed by Chef Juan Carlos Jiménez, who will no
                             water sports in the sea.                             400, are suitable for meetings, conferences,                                                                   doubt surprise you with his unique flavours. The location
                                                                                  banquets, presentations, and so on. The rooms are         Lorea, a restaurant specialising in Basque and       is perfect, next to the exquisite Patio de los Poetas.
                             For those who prefer playing golf, the Golf          Sierra Blanca (77 sq m), La Fontanilla (190 sq m),        Mediterranean cuisine, offers a menu of carefully




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                             Department offers special fares in most of           Río Verde (103 sq m), and Las Cañas (94 sq m). You        prepared specialties of the land, from the           The other culinary choice is El Jardín, but if you
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                             the courses throughout the Costa del Sol, as         may book the rooms individually or grouped, making        traditional pil pil cod and juicy beef steak, to     want just to have a drink you can choose La
                             well as tee time reservations, lessons and           the El Faro Hall (400 sq m).                              delicious desserts, and an exclusive selection of    Rotonda or El Chiringuito.
                             advice. The Guadalpin Banús also offers a                                                                      a wide variety of cheeses.
                             Fitness Centre, a modern room equipped               All the Guadalpìn hotels have a specialised                                                                    Surrounded by lush gardens and pools, guests
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                             with state-of-the-art fitness machines to keep       department, the Guadalpin Catering Division,              To give a final touch to these attractive culinary   will be able to enjoy all the fitness centre has to




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                             you in good shape.                                   whose staff will provide you with advice regarding        experiences, the Guadalpin Banús recommends          offer. In it, you'll find a large room for aerobics
                                                                                  the planning of your event or, if you prefer so, will     Sofía, a comfortable lobby bar where you'll be       and stationary cycling, as well as a complete
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                             For health and beauty treatments, a free             take care of it right down to the tiny details,           able to relax and enjoy delicious cocktails.         aqua-gym programme, dancing lessons,
                             transport service leaving every 30 minutes will      guaranteeing impeccable service, exquisite                                                                     stretching classes, and so on. However, the spa
                             take you to the Guadalpin Marbella Hotel & Spa,      decoration, and the most exclusive food.                                                                       and medical centre and their offer of therapies,
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                         slimming programmes, health, prevention and                 waterfalls and palm trees, and offers one of the           desserts. A distinctive feature is the well-known         hotel, the sports offer includes a tennis court, a
                         beauty are the most interesting and exclusive               best views of the coast of Málaga, Gibraltar, and          brunch on Sundays, lightened up with live music.          fitness centre, and the Poly Mar Spa, with anti-stress,
                         features of the hotel, as they are unique at the            even, in sunny days, the northern coast of Africa.                                                                   anti-ageing, and slimming programmes. This
                         Costa del Sol. Its superb facilities include six                                                                       While the wintry cold doesn't set in, you'll be able to   Spa, of 1,200 sq m, has 18 treatment rooms,
                         pools (four outdoor and two indoor pools), 25               Architecture and design complement each other              enjoy a romantic outdoor dinner at La Brisa , where       workout area, sauna, and heated pool.
                         massage cubicles, Jacuzzi, hammam, sauna,                   in this tourist complex with excellent results. In         you can choose among a wide selection of Italian
                         sun beds, ice showers, and Kneipp system, all               this exclusive resort, you'll find the perfect             dishes. The lovely garden view and live music will        Lastly, we'll mention the Kempinski VIP Club
                         supervised by a highly qualified professional staff.        combination of luxury and peace.                           accompany you all through the evening.                    programme, whose aim is to integrate children
                                                                                                                                                                                                          into the functioning and services of the hotel,
                         For golf fans, the hotel has discount prices in several     The hotel has 133 rooms of approximately 42 sq             El Alminar, a new concept in restaurants, invites you     making them feel very special.
                         courses in the area, such as the Río Real Golf Course,      m, all with private balcony or terrace overlooking         to taste Andalusian dishes with a touch of Arabian
                         located only a five-minute walk from the hotel.             the sea, and equipped with all the amenities               and Asian flavours. A culinary journey seasoned with
                                                                                     expected from a luxury hotel.                              excellent wines. This restaurant also gives you the
                         Lastly, let's point out that the hotel has five halls                                                                  opportunity to savour a special menu and enjoy
                         (Mirador, Sierra Blanca, Golf, Al-Andalus and               There are also 15 suites -standard, junior, deluxe,        special service at the Almenara tower, no doubt the             LOS MONTEROS HOTEL Grand Deluxe
                         Conference Hall), from 36 to 222 sq m, in which             diamond, presidential, and royal. The standard             true romantic spot of the hotel.
                         to hold all kind of meetings or other events.               and junior suites, of approximately 80 sq m, are                                                                           Ctra de Cádiz, Km. 187
                                                                                     decorated either in safari style, in pastel colours        La Cabaña del Mar, a wooden cabin with a large                  29600 Marbella (Málaga).
                                                                                     with wildlife images, or in shell style, in which light    terrace by the sea, offers typical, delicious and               Tel.: (+34) 952 771 700
                                                                                     shades combine with sea motifs. Both include               healthy Mediterranean dishes (rice, fish, and salads,           Fax: (+34) 952 825 846
                                                                                     two distinct areas: bedroom, dressing room and             among others), either for lunch or for dinner.                  Website: www.monteros.com
                               KEMPINSKI RESORT                                      main bathroom on the one hand, and lounge with
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                               HOTEL Grand Deluxe                                    toilet on the other.                                       The La Veranda bar is the ideal place to taste




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                                                                                                                                                Spain's traditional tapas. It also has an excellent
                               Ctra. de Cádiz, Km. 159                               The deluxe and diamond suites, overlooking the             choice of cava wines and different drinks.                       LOS MONTEROS HOTEL
                               29680 Estepona (Málaga)                               sea -laterally the former and frontally the latter-
                               Tel.: (+34) 952 809 500                               comprise bedroom and lounge, covering 100 sq m.            Lastly, the pool bar is the ideal place to enjoy a                   The Los Monteros, an emblematic
                               Website: www.kempinski.com                                                                                       refreshing natural juice, cocktail or ice-cream under     hotel in the area, is situated in the Milla del
                                                                                     Lastly, the presidential and royal suites, of 120          the beach umbrella. Equally outstanding is the            Golf complex, in Marbella, in one of the most
                                                                                     and 150 sq m respectively, stand out for their             choice of coffees though the bar is closed in winter.     exclusive residential areas of the Costa del
                                                                                     exquisite décor. The royal suite, in colonial style,                                                                 Sol, just a few minutes from the city centre
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                                                                                     is located at the highest and most privileged point        With an excellent service, as it could be expected        and Puerto Banús.
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                                                 RESORT HOTEL                        in the building, and features a second terrace,            from a five-star grand luxury hotel, the Kempinski
                                                                                     equipped with Jacuzzi and deck chairs, from                has four special event rooms with wireless                It was fully renovated and refurbished in 2003. Its
                                      As an emblem of elegance and comfort,          where the best views of the area can be enjoyed.           Internet connection and all the necessary                 facilities will make your stay at the Costa del Sol an
                         the Kempinski chain is present at the Costa del Sol,                                                                   devices: Poniente (282 sq m with a seating                unforgettable experience. The hotel has 33 double
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                         offering a new concept on rest and relax which is           Kempinski's culinary offer is outstanding. El Mirador      capacity of 240), Levante (90 sq m with a seating         guestrooms (29 sq m) in the Andaluz Pavilion; 137




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                         based on extraordinary facilities, the hospitality of its   serves a varied buffet breakfast to start your day         capacity of 40), Terral (92 sq m, seating capacity        junior loft suites (40 sq m) with upper room and
                         staff, and the natural harmony with the environment.        with, and it includes a healthy food table. For lunch,     41), and Sahara (80 sq m, seating capacity 35).           balcony, in the Mirador Pavilion; 7 full suites (66 sq
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                                                                                     the menu offers many exclusive international dishes,                                                                 m) in the Mediterráneo Pavilion; 2 spa suites (60 sq
                         The hotel is located by the sea and surrounded              mainly prepared with first-rate local produce. To top it   There are more than 30 golf courses and a horse           m) including jet shower, Turkish bath and jet tub; 2
                         by 45,000 sq m of tropical gardens splattered with          off, you'll be able to enjoy delicious home-made           riding school close to the hotel, and within the          ambassador suites; and 2 presidential suite.
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                     All the rooms have a private balcony or terrace               Nevada, to which you can travel by helicopter,                                                             a giant set, practise archery, work out… They
                     with beautiful views of the gardens, the sea or the           hunting, balloon riding, horse riding, sailing,            GRAN HOTEL PLAYABELLA                           offer golf course booking in nearby fields. The
                     city. They feature all the amenities expected by              underwater fishing, canoeing, cooking lessons                                                              Aquaplaya beauty and wellness centre offers
                     guests who stay in a luxury hotel -air conditioning,          (learn how to cook paella), flamenco lessons,              Urb. Costalita, s/n - Puente de Cancelada       relaxing and beauty treatments in its top quality
                     telephone, satellite TV, safe, and so on.                     wine tasting, mountain bike riding, quad biking on         29680 Estepona (Málaga)                         facilities -heated pool with jets, Turkish bath,
                                                                                   the mountains, and more.                                   Tel.: (+34) 952 880 868                         chromotherapy, sauna, chilled water well, fruit
                     One of the main pillars of Los Monteros is its                                                                           Website: www.playahoteles.com                   and stone pool, foot bath, Jacuzzi, ice and water
                     splendid dining offer, served at El Corzo, El                 Moreover, you can use the fitness centre,                                                                  spray grotto, Indo-Roman baths and relax area.
                     Flamingo and La Cabane. The experienced chef                  situated in the Mediterráneo Pavilion. Guests can
                     and his great team organise Culinary Weeks for                train with cardiovascular fitness equipment,                                                               In this magnificent hotel they take care of the little
                     which they call cooking professionals from all over           body-building equipment or treat themselves to        GRAN HOTEL PLAYABELLA                                ones too, since they provide babysitting services,
                     the world who offer elegant creative cuisine for              beauty or wellness treatments such as different                                                            and children enjoy themselves and have great
                     discerning palates.                                           kind of relaxing, toning and firming, massage,                  The Playahoteles hotel chain is            fun at the Delfín Playa Mini Club when they go on




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Gran Hotel Playabella / Puente Romano Hotel
                                                                                   including reflexology.                               present on the Costa del Sol through Gran             holiday to Estepona.
                     El Corzo, on the ground floor, is elegantly decorated. It's                                                        Playabella Hotel, one of the group's best
                     the perfect place to enjoy dinner by the marvellous           Nine-hundred metres away from the hotel, sports      establishments.
                     tropical garden that surrounds the building.                  enthusiasts can try their backhand shots at the
                                                                                   three courses in the Marbella Golf & Country Club    All the guestrooms have king size beds, round
                     The Flamingo has two distinct areas, one by the               (booking in advance required). Los Monteros          bathtub, shower enclosure, satellite TV, balcony,           PUENTE ROMANO HOTEL
                     pool and another one on a terrace in the gardens.             holds deals with the top golf courses in the area    air conditioner, heater, safe box, etc. The suites
                     Its varied and interesting menu turns the Flamingo            -Santa Clara, Río Real, Marbella Golf, La            afford magnificent views of the sea and guests              Ctra. Cádiz, Km. 177
                     into the ideal restaurant to enjoy a casual lunch.            Alcaldesa, La Duquesa, Alhaurín Golf, La Quinta,     can access a private pool exclusively offered to            29600 Marbella (Málaga)
                                                                                   and Estepona Golf- and offers services like club     suite customers.                                            Tel.: (+34) 952 820 900
                     La Cabane is an exclusive Beach Club, open all                room, shoe cleaning, tee time booking, scorecard
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                     the year round. The true star here is the                     and transportation from and to the golf courses.     The hotel has different room options: family suites
                     Mediterranean Sea. It has 36 wood cabins with                                                                      with a door that communicates both rooms;
                     beach chairs, hammocks, vip beds and gazebos.                 The hotel is famous for its capacity to organise     duplex suites with a drawing room on the lower
                     Vip bed services include half bottle of champagne,            and hold large or small meetings, since the          floor and bedroom on the upper floor; theme               PUENTE ROMANO HOTEL
                     towel and bedspread. The buffet serves a wide                 service offered is excellent. The hotel has          suites; and one presidential suite, the biggest
                     variety of fresh fish and seafood, salads, pasta,             versatile rooms and spaces designed to meet the      room, with a terrace and private pool.                            Located in the heart of the Costa del
                     deep-fried fish and meat, and a festival of rich              fundamental and special needs of all types of                                                              Sol, this hotel has been named after the




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                     desserts. La Cabane includes multi-purpose                    cutomers. The rooms are Salón Real, the largest      The Playabella has several dining options: La         remnants of a Roman bridge (puente means
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                     spaces covering a surface area of more than                   and most luxurious; the Taurino and the Bridge       Almazara, with its open kitchen; Anfiteatro and       bridge in Spanish) on the Augustan Way, the road
                     3,000 sq m with a capacity of 1,200 to host special           halls, the Jardín and Patio suites and the La        the Beach Club, which serve delicious                 that linked Cádiz with Rome.
                     events, galas, banquets, concerts, wedding                    Cabane Club, which we mentioned above.               Mediterranean dishes in the summer; and the
                     receptions, and other social functions. The hotel                                                                  Café del Mar or Al Andalus Pub, where you can         At the beginning, Puente Romano used to be
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                                                                                                                                        In this hotel, you can spend your leisure time in     houses (274 total rooms and suites) have
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                     At the front desk of Los Monteros, the friendly                                                                    the outdoor pool with water rides, the Jacuzzis or    been built on a surface area of 55,000 sq m
                     staff will tell us the leisure and sporting options                                                                the solarium. There's also an amusement area          marked by brooks, waterfalls and pools
                     available in the area, such as skiing at the Sierra                                                                where you can play pétanque, or play chess with       surrounded by landscaped gardens featuring
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                      more than four-hundred plant species coming                service, laundry, flight or train ticket booking,
                      from all over the world.                                   restaurant or tour booking, car rental, and so on.

                      The Puente Romano offers four guest rooms for the          In addition, the establishment has a shopping
                      disabled, 28 standard double rooms, 130 superior           area with bank, beauty salon, clothing and
                      double rooms, 36 de luxe double rooms, 7 beach             accessories, newsagent, gifts, flowers… There
                      double rooms, 55 superior suites, 7 beach suites, 12       are many dining options: El Puente, next to the
                      de luxe junior suites, 1 executive suite, 1 royal suite,   Roman bridge, has a large terrace and is open all
                      one beach suite with two rooms, 1 presidential suite       day long. It offers Mediterranean dishes with a
                      and 1 imperial suite (over 100 sq m).                      touch of the famed French cuisine.

                      All the services provided by this five-star hotel are      The Suite del Mar beach bar serves Mediterranean
                      superior: 24-hour room service, babysitting, medical       dishes for lunch, including meat and fish and a wide




                                                                                                                                        array of healthy salads. In the evenings, it offers a    There's also an equestrian club where you can
                                                                                                                                        festive ambience you'll enjoy while listening to music   take horse riding lessons, either individually or in
                                                                                                                                        and having a drink.                                      groups. Moreover, you can do tours on horseback




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                                                                                                                                                                                                 to get closer to the beautiful surroundings.
                                                                                                                                        La Cascada is an elegant bar with live piano -mainly
                                                                                                                                        jazz- every night, except for Wednesdays. The Plaza      The hotel's tennis club features three red-clay tennis
                                                                                                                                        is a restaurant serving Mediterranean and                and four paddleball courts. They are considered as
                                                                                                                                        international food where you can eat while enjoying      the best in Europe, so much so that they have played
                                                                                                                                        good jazz, flamenco and other music genres styles.       host to Davis Cup and ATP games.

                                                                                                                                        The Italian restaurant Roberto, boasting a               The fitness centre offers customised training




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                                                                                                                                        wide variety of delicious dishes. Fresh pasta,           has a fitness equipment and a room for aerobic
                                                                                                                                        however, is Roberto's specialty.                         lessons. Following your workout session, you'll
                                                                                                                                                                                                 love relaxing at the sauna, Turkish bath or the
                                                                                                                                        Just 15 minutes from the hotel is the Marbella Club      outdoor pools (one of them is a heated pool). The
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                                                                                                                                        Golf Resort, a great 18-hole golf course designed by     sporting offer at the hotel includes water sports




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                                                                                                                                        or bunkers, the golf course poses innumerable
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                                                                                                                                        sporting challenges. The golf department at the          In the summer, children have fun while participating
                                                                                                                                        Puente Romano will make the reservations for you to      in the activities the hotel staff plan for them like
                                                                                                                                        use this or any other golf course in the area.           games, handicraft worshops and so on.
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                                                                              the superb 18-hole, par 72 golf course designed    and regain your strength, having a drink in the
                            RÍO REAL GOLF                                     by Javier Arana and makes this green an oasis      bar or lunch in the restaurant.
                            & WELLNESS RESORT                                 for golf lovers. Besides a shop where you can
                                                                              get all the best brands in golf products, the      The best food in Río Real, however, is to be found at
                            Ctra. de Cádiz, Km. 185, Urb. Río Real            course offers excellent facilities and services    the Río Real Gourmet restaurant, where you'll be
                            29600 Marbella (Málaga)                           including putting green, a practising course,      able to enjoy the most exclusive international dishes
                            Tel.: (+34) 952 765 732                           club room, individual or group lessons (for all    in a bright and elegant dining room with large
                            Website: www.rioreal.com                          levels), club and buggy rental, and so on. The     windows. The hotel also has lobby bar, where you
                                                                              Club House, on hole 9, is an ideal place to rest   can have a snack or a drink by the hearth.


                                         RÍO REAL GOLF
                                       & Wellness Resort

                                    Only 5 kilometres from Marbella,
                      you'll find the Río Real Golf, a delightful five-star
                      hotel where personalised service is paramount.
                      Its design combines tradition and modernity,
                      creating a peacefully balanced atmosphere and
                      high standard of comfort throughout.

                      The hotel has only 29 rooms, all spacious and
                      sober, and they feature exclusive furniture and
                      magnificent views of the golf course. Par




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                      Room and Par Superior are luxury rooms
                      decorated in light shades with walls painted
                      with a trompe-l'oeil effect imitating wood. The
                      Birdie Suites, also decorated in warm colours
                      and a little more spacious, have a private
                      terrace overlooking hole 11.




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                      The New York-loft-style Eagle Suites are rooms in
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                      which open spaces and distribution allow for
                      translucent bathroom doors or a glazed
                      hydromassage bathtub overlooking the golf
                      course. Lastly, the Albatross Suite, with more
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                      splendid views of the green.
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                      The Río Real, the river that surrounds the hotel
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                                                                           cascades, lakes and tropical plants all the way          superior double rooms (41 sq m), also elegantly       The Torrequebrada Hotel has 15 conference
                           TORREQUEBRADA HOTEL                             from the building to the beach.                          decorated and designed bearing comfort in mind.       rooms with a seating capacity of up to 1,600,
                                                                                                                                                                                          offering all you may need for organising
                           Avda. Costa del Sol, s/n                        After going through the main door, accessible either     The hotel also has superb suites: 44 junior suites,   meetings, conferences and conventions: a wide
                           29630 Benalmádena Costa (Málaga)                from the outside or the car park, you'll see the         of 51 sq m, comprising two distinct areas, the        range of possibilities according to your needs
                           Tel.: (+34) 952 446 000                         magnificent lobby on one side, and the entrance to the   bedroom and a cosy drawing room; executive            and preferences, always with the expert advice of
                           Website: www.torrequebrada.com                  casino on the other, as well as an information desk.     suites, with entrance hall, dining room, bedroom,     the hotel's wonderful professional staff.
                                                                                                                                    and a spacious bathroom, altogether covering 75
                                                                           All the rooms and suites of the Torrequebrada are        sq m, which are ideal both for Holidays and
                                                                           soundproof, and include private terrace, air             business meetings; and lastly, the royal and
                         TORREQUEBRADA HOTEL                               conditioning and central heating, interactive TV,        presidential suites, the most luxurious of all, of
                                                                           piped music, safe, minibar, and so on. The               116 sq m, including entrance hall, two bathrooms            VILLA PADIERNA HOTEL
                                 The       Torrequebrada Hotel, in         equipment and conveniences provided by the               -one of them with hydromassage- a spacious
                      Benalmádena Costa, only 12 km from Pablo             hotel are intended to offer you maximum comfort.         bedroom, dining room and office.                            Ctra. de Cádiz, Km.166
                      Picasso International Airport, Málaga, is                                                                                                                                 29679 Marbella (Málaga)
                      extraordinarily well situated on the Mediterranean   The hotel has 274 standard rooms (30 sq m),              As to the culinary offer, the Torrequebrada has             Tel.: (+34) 952 889 150
                      coast, with marvellous gardens dotted with           tastefully decorated in warm colours, and 64             the Pavillón restaurant, located in the garden,             Website: www.hotelvillapadierna.com
                                                                                                                                    where, apart from a buffet breakfast, you can
                                                                                                                                    enjoy a delicious lunch in the sun. The Café
                                                                                                                                    Royal overlooks the hotel's gardens and the
                                                                                                                                    Mediterranean from its glazed terrace. There you           VILLA PADIERNA HOTEL
                                                                                                                                    can enjoy the most delicious and innovative
                                                                                                                                    Mediterranean cuisine, gracefully served. In the                     Everywhere in the world, the Ritz
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                                                                                                                                    Saphir Café, next to the lobby, you can have a        Carlton Hotels and Resorts are well-known for their
                                                                                                                                    drink and also eat some palatable tapas.              luxury and magnificence, reflecting their 100 years'
                                                                                                                                                                                          history and tradition. Here, at the Costa del Sol, they
                                                                                                                                    The beauty and fitness centre at the                  are represented by the Villa Padierna. This superb
                                                                                                                                    Torrequebrada Hotel is located in the Torre           hotel, whose architecture is reminiscent of a Tuscan
                                                                                                                                    Málaga, next to the gardens. Besides an               villa, is located within the splendid Flamingos Golf
                                                                                                                                    indoor heated pool, sauna and gym, the centre         Club. The design and décor of the hotel's 35 rooms,
                                                                                                                                    includes a beauty salon and facial and body           18 suites, bar and restaurants boast the style of a




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                                                                                                                                    The leisure offer of this five-star hotel is ample    In Villa Padierna every detail is carefully attended to
                                                                                                                                    and varied. The casino and the Fortuna                so as to fully display its characteristic elegance. The
                                                                                                                                    special event room, attached to the hotel, are        rooms and suites are spacious and have the best
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                                                                                                                                    iconic in the Costa del Sol. Besides, the             views of the golf course, plus all the amenities to




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                                                                                                                                    proximity of the Benalmádena marina is                make you feel in harmony with the environment.
                                                                                                                                    alluring for sailing and water sports lovers          Furnished in traditional style, they have bathtub and
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                                                                                                                                    alike. Moreover, golf fans have magnificent           separate shower, bidet, two washbasins, hairdryer,
                                                                                                                                    golf courses in our province where to play and        bathrobes, and luxury French toiletries, two or three
                                                                                                                                    have a wonderful time.                                phones (one in the bathroom), Internet access, fax
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                       and data ports, air conditioner, minibar, safe, 24-hour   Shakespearean midsummer night atmosphere,                The Toscana Suite can be used as a single hall
                       room service, iron or pressing service, free shoe         making it the ideal place to have dinner or sip a        or be divided into three different rooms: Pisa (85              WESTIN LA QUINTA GOLF RESORT
                       cleaning service during the night, and so on.             delicious cocktail.                                      sq m), Firenze (111 sq m) and Siena (85 sq m).
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Urb. La Quinta, s/n
                       You can choose between Classic rooms (20 sq               Guests can also freshen up in La Cantina                 The hall is especially equipped for meetings,                   29600 Marbella (Málaga)
                       m); Deluxe rooms (30 sq m); Junior suites (from           restaurant -the most casual of all- having dinner,       banquets and conventions, and has a large                       Tel.: (+34) 952 762 000
                       31 to 42 sq m), all including a sitting area with         a drink or a quick meal while resting on its             dance floor. Its seating capacity is 180. It is also            Website: www.starwoodhotels.com
                       sofas, tables and chairs; Deluxe suites (from 42          terrace. Lastly, at Eddy's bar, you'll find the          fully equipped with audio and visual devices. For
                       to 52 sq m), with separate lounge; or one of the          perfect place to relax with friends and have an          slides or films, it has several screens, DVD and
                       four Penthouse suites on the fourth floor. The            early evening cocktail. Decorated with exquisite         VHS players, computer connections, and so on;
                       latter feature a spacious dining room, upholstered        paintings, furniture, busts and statues (all in the      for data transmission, includes data ports; and for                      WESTIN LA QUINTA
                       ceiling and walls, and carpeted floor, a French-          best "Villa Padierna" style), the bar has an             sound, it features 72 microphone connections.                                GOLF RESORT
                       style room (with settee, couch, love seat, and            English lounge atmosphere to it.
                       works of art), a full bathroom, and a magnificent                                                                  In the Venus hall, leisure and business fuse in an                      The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort,
                       terrace with plants.                                      And to balance body and soul, nothing better than        extraordinary way. It’s a 70-sq-m room designed for        Marbella-Benahavís, is the most recent jewel of
                                                                                 a session at the Thermae Spa. With an innovative         small meetings or banquets, carefully and exquisitely      the Costa del Sol -a true paradise in the heart of
                       The Presidential suite (49 sq m), on the second floor,    design, combining classic and modern elements,           decorated right down to the finest detail.                 the famous Marbella Golf Valley, where the green
                       features a double room connected to a large lounge,       its ample open spaces and abundant natural light                                                                    hills beautifully blend with the blue colour of the
                       a small office, and a large, 30-sq-m terrace.             will make you feel relaxed and forget about the          Lastly, the hotel offers the Linares dancing hall, ideal   Mediterranean Sea.
                                                                                 outside world. The spa has 12 treatment cubicles,        for bigger events. With high ceilings, elegant marble




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                       During your stay at Villa Padierna, you'll be able        eight thematic baths and two saunas. It features         floors and ample terrace, it's the ideal place for great   The resort is surrounded by lush gardens and
                       to taste five different cuisine styles in each of its     aromatherapy, and steam, herbal and mineral              banquets, receptions, weddings or conventions. It          features three outdoor pools (one of them
                       beautiful restaurants affording amazing views             treatments. It also includes a varied massage            has two separate areas: the indoor lounge, of 719 sq       heated, and one for children), restaurants, bars,
                       and offering a superb service.                            service (therapeutic, facial, reflexology, for tired     m, and the gardens, of 588 sq m.                           sauna, fitness centre and an Asian massage
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                                                                                 feet, and shiatsu), as well as sophisticated body                                                                   centre, all with easy access for disabled people
                       La Veranda cooks traditional recipes with a               and facial treatments (Bali peeling, body peeling,       The Villa Padierna Hotel completes its offer with          and managed by a courteous multilingual staff.
                       modern touch. The décor takes you back to                 lymphatic drainage, among others).                       a business centre (where you'll get all the advice
                       classic times and the beautiful polychrome                                                                         and services your company needs), a fitness                The resort has 163 double rooms, as well as
                       painted walls are reminiscent of the colours of           As mentioned above, Villa Padierna is situated within    centre to relax and keep in shape, a heated                three Premium Deluxe rooms, three Junior
                       dusk. It has a huge terrace opening up to the golf        the Flamingos Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72, 5,906-      indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a beach club.            suites, two Executive suites, and the Marbella
                       course from which guests will be able to enjoy            sq-m course. Designed by architect Antonio García                                                                   Presidential suite. Spacious and decorated in




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                       spectacular and unforgettable sunsets.                    Garrido, its privileged location -by the Mediterranean   Moreover, our expert and multilingual personnel            Andalusian style (with terracotta floors and
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                                                                                 and surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes- as       will be happy to give you advice and make                  wooden furnishings), every room has a private
                       With splendid views of the Mediterranean, Gibraltar       well as its superb personalised service, have            reservations for flights, shows, trips, horse riding       balcony from which to enjoy the views of the
                       and Africa, La Loggia restaurant offers a wide            resulted in its being chosen to be the European          lessons, among others. You can even rent the               fairways and the Mediterranean weather. The
                       selection of Spanish and international dishes during      Senior finals and The Daily Telegraph European           hotel's luxury yacht -El Xargo, 87-foot long- ideal        resort also has two rooms for disabled people,
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                       the day. You can enjoy a magnificent breakfast            Seniors Match Play Championship venues three             for sailing the Mediterranean Sea.                         connected rooms, and non-smoking rooms.




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                       before practising your swing, or have lunch on its        years in a row.
                       ample terrace while admiring the views.                                                                                                                                       All the rooms feature air conditioning, a
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                                                                                 Villa Padierna also has ample experience in                                                                         spacious bathroom with bidet, bathtub and
                       La Pérgola, a restaurant next to the pool, is             planning corporate meetings and incentive trips,                                                                    separate shower, VMS, cable and satellite
                       surrounded by gardens and fountains which give it a       offering several rooms and halls to hold them.                                                                      television, two phones (one of them in the
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                               bathroom), data port for PC connection,                The resort also has a convention centre whose
                               minibar, Internet, 24-hour room service,               modern facilities plus the roof garden are the
                               hairdryer, pressing facilities, magnifying mirror,     perfect place for holding business meetings,
                               and so on -everything you can expect from a            incentives, social events or banquets.
                               hotel of its category, and even more.
                                                                                      The centre covers an area of 360 sq m and is
                               In the golf desk, you'll be able to get all the        divided into three separate sections, having a
                               information you need to play this sport. La            total seating capacity of 240. In the main building,
                               Quinta Golf & Country Club is every golfer's           there's also an elegant meeting room, three multi-
                               dream come true: three 9-hole courses, three           purpose rooms, and to top it all, you can have the
                               putting greens, one practice course, pro shop,         room you choose fully equipped and enjoy the
                               and the International Golf Academy of Manuel           best catering service. All rooms and halls have
                               Piñero, the famous golfer and designer of this         sound system, VCR and computer image
                               club. And if golf is not what you choose to keep       projector, screen, data ports, Internet access,
                               in shape, you can go to the fitness centre,            cable TV and voice ports.
                               featuring exercise machines, sauna and Asian
                               massage. You can always ask for this kind of           To satisfy the guests even further, the resort has
                               massage in the privacy of your own room.               recently opened the Westin La Quinta Spa, a
                                                                                      body-and-soul sanctuary, and the Westin La
                               The resort has two restaurants, the pool bar and the   Quinta Kids Club, a leisure centre for the little
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                               lounge bar with a wide culinary offer, from            ones so that both adults and children can enjoy
                               Mediterranean through Asian to vegetarian cuisine.     their family holiday.

                               The elegant Los Arcos restaurant has an indoor
                               dining room and an outdoor area looking at the
                               garden and the pool. There, you can enjoy both
                               delicious local dishes and an international menu.
                               The Kaede Japanese restaurant, one of the most
                               famous Japanese restaurants in the Costa del
                               Sol, is located in the hotel's terrace, with
                               panoramic views of Marbella Golf Valley. Enjoy
                               the Chef's spectacular culinary style tasting the
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                               teppanyaki dishes or the well-known sushi or
                               sashimi at the sushi bar.

                               The Aljama bar and lounge is the perfect place
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                               during the summer, you can enjoy the pool-side
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                               admire the garden and the golf course while
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                                                                                                                                       Signature cuisine is on the rise in Málaga. Its
                                                                                                                                       great chefs, the creators of a new type of
                                                                                                                                       cookery that has made its way into the
                                                                                                                                       province's restaurants, have been trained in
                                                                                                                                       the prestigious local culinary schools. Their
                                                                                                                                       talent pervades their restaurants' menus,
                                                                                                                                       including high cuisine and fusion food, and the
                                                                                                                                       result is an enriched top-quality offer.

                                                                                                                                       Local chefs join those coming from other regions
                                                                                                                                       who have chosen the Costa del Sol to settle and
                                                                                                                                       made a considerable contribution to the rise of
                                                                                                                                       Málaga's cooking panorama. With their know-how
                                                  Málaga's Restaurants                                                                 and commitment, all these young professionals
                                                                                                                                       have formed part of the revolution that has taken
                                                                                                                                       place in Málaga's cuisine, and their efforts have
                                                                                                                                       met the fair reward of catering for and pleasing
                                                                                                                                       the most demanding palates.
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                                     Babilonia                           page 41

                                  Café de París                          page 41
                                                                                   MÁLAGA'S
                                Calima                                   page 42
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                              La Cónsula                                 page 44

                            Del Escudero                                 page 44               Over the past few years, Málaga and
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                          El Higuerón                                    page 46
                                                                                   of reference of Spanish cuisine. Alongside
                         El Lago                                         page 47   Basque and Catalan cookeries, Andalusian
                                                                                   dishes are beginning to find their place in the
                        La Meridiana                                     page 48
                                                                                   booming scenario of Spanish flavours, and this
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                       Taberna del Alabardero                            page 49
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                       Tragabuches                                       page 50   Málaga's restaurants are points in a spectrum
                                                                                   comprising different ways to understand this
                       Trayamar                                          page 51
                                                                                   trade, giving guests the possibility to choose
                                                                                   their food from a wide range of options: from
                                                                                   traditional, Mediterranean-based dishes, prepared
                                                                                   after popular recipes, to avant-garde cuisine,
                                                                                   which has meant an enriching quality leap in the
                                                                                   evolution of the sector.
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                                                                                                                                                                                       The Palacio Babilonia has a capacity of 350,
                             AIRÉN RESTAURANT                                                                                          BABILONIA RESTAURANT,                           and is open only in the summer (June-September).
                                                                                                                                       BY OLIVIA VALERE                                However, in winter, the Olivia Valere's leisure
                             Urb. Reserva del Higuerón                                                                                                                                 centre offers Le Privé restaurant-lounge bar, an
                             Autopista Costa del Sol - Exit 127                                                                        Ctra. de Istán, Km. 0.8                         elegantly decorated space designed by Miguel
                             29639 Benalmádena (Málaga)                                                                                29600 Marbella (Málaga)                         Cancio, the French interior designer. Here, we
                             Tel.: (+34) 952 565 884                                                                                   Tel.: (+34) 952 828 861                         can order a dish from its international menu
                                   (+34) 952 661 174                                                                                   Website: www.oliviavalere.com                   and dance after dinner. Le Privé has a seating
                             Closed on Sundays.                                                                                        Open Mon-Sun in the summer                      capacity of 150 and is open from October
                                                                                                                                       (June through September).                       through March.

                                  AIRÉN RESTAURANT
                                                                                                                                    BABILONIA RESTAURANT




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Babilonia Restaurant / Café de París Restaurant
                                   Airén, a top restaurant in the Costa
                       del Sol, is located in the Reserva del Higerón     Recently, Airén has hired Fernando Martín as a                                                                    CAFÉ DE PARÍS RESTAURANT
                       Country Club and Spa. The dining area, with a      chef. The Asturias-born cook who has adopted                       Olivia  Valere is one of the best-
                       seating capacity of 250, commands spectacular      Málaga as his province of residence has been           known women of the Costa del Sol. She came to              C/ Vélez Málaga, s/n
                       views of the country and the sea. The terrace      awarded numerous prizes and has run great              Marbella more than twenty years ago, and                   29016 Málaga
                       -among the nicest miradors of the province- is     restaurants like the Trascorrales or El Higuerón.      opened her leisure centre in 1997. The facilities          Tel.: (+34) 952 225 043
                       open only in the summer.                           As soon as his culinary journey landed Martín in       include a restaurant -Palacio Babilonia-, a private        Website: www.rcafedeparis.com
                                                                          Airén, he revised the menu, fusing traditional         club -Le Privé restaurant-lounge bar-, and a night         Restaurant hours: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
                       The restaurant's minimalist décor, which           ingredients to prepare fantastically flavoured         club -Olivia Valere-. The Marbella's location has          and 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
                       consists of simple forms, straight lines and       dishes that suit most tastes.                          become internationally celebrated and a must-visit         Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
                       modernist details, lends great elegance to                                                                for foodies who want to eat delicious food in a
Airén Restaurant




                       the place.                                         The wine list and the service are equally excellent.   stylish restaurant.

                                                                                                                                 You access Olivia Valere's site crossing a                                 CAFÉ DE PARÍS
                                                                                                                                 drawbridge. Guided by candle lights, you                                    RESTAURANT
                                                                                                                                 climb up the stairs toward the impressive
                                                                                                                                 Palacio Babilonia, whose red terra-cotta                          The Café de París is centrally
                                                                                                                                 Arab-style walls enclose a magnificent patio          located, close to La Malagueta beach, the Pablo
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                                                                                                                                 that serves as dining area. The décor, the            Ruiz Picasso Sea Promenade and the Port of
                                                                                                                                 fountains, the aromatic plants, the candles…          Málaga. The warm, cosy restaurant has a bar
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                                                                                                                                 all the details contribute to the dream-like          and two dining areas.
                                                                                                                                 ambiance of the restaurant.
                                                                                                                                                                                       The restaurant has gained international fame,
                                                                                                                                 The menu is populated by international dishes         especially since José Carlos García, the
                                                                                                                                 and a wide variety of desserts, and the wine          founder's son, started running it. The Michelin-
                                                                                                                                 list features national as well as international       starred restaurant is also recommended by
                                                                                                                                 wines. Moreover, Palacio Babilonia's expert           other restaurant guides like Gourmetour or
                                                                                                                                 staff will help you plan family reunions or           Campsa. The Café de París serves unique
                                                                                                                                 business events.                                      signature dishes.
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                       It prepares varied dishes with traditional quality                                                       He and his staff carefully select and pick quality         And to top it all off, there's the cellar with 300 high
                       ingredients for well-tailored tastes. Some of its                                                        ingredients they use to create an original menu offering   quality, national and international wines (from
                       surprising, tasty creations of original textures                                                         Andalusian options, seafood, cold soups, Iberian pork,     France, Italy, Chile, California and other top vine
                       and forms are well-known in Málaga -ajoblanco                                                            and Málaga's revisited recipes. The sample menu            growing and wine making locations). Lourdes
                       in red wine, Málaga's deep-fried dish or sardine                                                         combines classic food and innovative options.              Muñoz is the maitre d'hôtel.
                       cake, among others.

                       The restaurant has a wine list with over 400
                       wines and you can sample them at the in-house
                       tasting room.

                       Also the desserts match the restaurant's lines,
                       thus brimming with creativity on a range of
                       extraordinary flavours and textures.                 It's run by Dani García, who's been awarded the
                                                                            Chef de l'Avenir prize by the Académie
                                                                            Internationale de la Gastronomie, and added one
                                                                            Michelin star to the Tragabuches restaurant, in
                                                                            Ronda. He learned from masters of cuisine like
                            CALIMA RESTAURANT,                              Martín Berasategui, who specialises in low-
                            BY DANI GARCÍA                                  temperature cooking, cutting-edge liquid nitrogen
                                                                            cooking techniques. Chef García's superb cuisine
                            Gran Meliá Don Pepe Hotel                       featuring interesting contrasts and textures will
                            Avda. José Meliá, s/n                           keep attracting followers.
Calima Restaurant




                            29600 Marbella (Málaga)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Calima Restaurant
                            Tel.: (+34) 952 764 252
                            Website: www.restaurantecalima.com
                            Closed on Sundays and Mondays.



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                       the luxury Gran Meliá Don Pepe Hotel, is a
                       short stroll from the beach. Its capacity is 40
                       plus 18 in a private room. Weather permitting,
                       customers can eat in the marvellous terrace
                       overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The
                       restaurant's minimal décor, with some details
                       evoking the sea, the food and service
                       are equally impressive… among the best
                       restaurants in Spain.
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                                                                         LA CÓNSULA RESTAURANT &                               DEL ESCUDERO RESTAURANT
                                                                         CULINARY SCHOOL
                                                                                                                               Paseo de Blas Infante, 1
                                                                         Finca La Cónsula                                      29400 Ronda (Málaga)
La Cónsula Restaurant & Culinary School / Del Escudero Restaurant




                                                                         Churriana (Málaga)                                    Tel.: (+34) 952 871 367
                                                                         Tel.: (+34) 952 622 562                               Restaurant hours: 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                                                                         Restaurant hours: Open for lunch only.                and 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
                                                                         Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays,               Closed on Sunday evenings.
                                                                         Holy Week, August and Christmas.


                                                                                                                                               DEL ESCUDERO
                                                                      LA CÓNSULA RESTAURANT                                                     RESTAURANT
                                                                           & CULINARY SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                      This restaurant in the delightful city
                                                                                La  Cónsula is a country estate           of Ronda is situated by the Bullring, on the edge
                                                                    situated in the district of Churriana. It's been      of the Tajo cliff, whose Puente Nuevo (New
                                                                    named after a Prussian Consul's wife who in late      Bridge) links the Arab part of the city with the
                                                                    nineteenth century commissioned the                   more modern district, one dating back to the
                                                                    construction of this beautiful place Hemingway        Middle Ages, the other to the sixteenth century.
                                                                    used to praise.                                       The magnificent location affording spectacular




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                                                                                                                          views and the food turn the establishment into a
                                                                    The property has been home to the Málaga              must-visit
                                                                    Culinary School and its restaurant since 1991,
                                                                    when the Andalusia's Regional Government and
                                                                    the Málaga Town Council established the
                                                                    consortium that runs it. The school's goal is to
                                                                    train qualified restaurant professionals so that
                                                                    they can easily access the dining labour market.
                                                                    It has served as springboard for cooks and chefs
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                                                                    beyond, some of whom have already been
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                                                                    granted Michelin stars, like José Carlos García or                                                         Both the warm atmosphere and the classic décor        The colonial building that houses Del Escudero
                                                                    Dani García.                                                                                               make the restaurant move constantly from the          features a multi-purpose room that has a seating
                                                                                                                                                                               traditional to the modern. Del Escudero serves        capacity of over 450 and is ideal for parties. It
                                                                    At La Cónsula, students work in a real business                                                            the best dishes of Castilian and Andalusian           also has smaller rooms and nice gardens leaning
                                                                    environment to offer a Mediterranean menu in                                                               cuisine, with carefully prepared dishes and high      out from the cliff. Indeed, Del Escudero is among
                                                                    which creativity and innovation mix with tradition.                                                        quality ingredients. The restaurant's best flavours   the best restaurants in Ronda, thanks to its
                                                                    The School -carrying great prestige at the national                                                        and textures can be found when savouring the          location, food and wines.
                                                                    level- teaches topics other than cooking, such as                                                          restaurant's grilled meat and fish, and of course,
                                                                    customer service, ambience design, or décor.                                                               its traditional desserts.
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                                                                                décor options combining country, modern and
                             EL HIGUERÓN                                        classical styles, which make a perfect fusion.            EL LAGO

                             Ctra. Benalmádena - Mijas, Km. 3.1                 The Higuerón has always hired great chefs who             Avda. de las Cumbres, s/n
                             29640 Fuengirola (Málaga)                          have prepared delicious recipes mixing tradition          Urbanización Elviria Hills
                             Autovía Costa del Sol. Exit 217                    and modern design. Guests can choose among a              Greenlife Golf Club House
                             Tel.: (+34) 952 119 163                            list of over 200 wines and they'll appreciate the         29600 Marbella (Málaga)
                             Website: www.elhigueron.com                        efficient, kind service.                                  Tel.: (+34) 952 832 371
                             Restaurant hours: Mon-Sun, 1:30 p.m. to                                                                      Website: www.restauranteellago.com
                             4:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.                                                                        Restaurant hours: 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                          Closed on Mondays.
                                                                                                                                          From 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.,
                                                                                                                                          El Lago's snack bar service offers a light,
                                                 EL HIGUERÓN                                                                              informal menu with quality food and the
                                                                                                                                          usual excellent service.
                                  El Higuerón, in Fuengirola, in the
                       heart of the Costa del Sol, looks like a big
                       balcony suspended from a mountainside. The
                       vistas of the Mediterranean coast the site                                                                                                       EL LAGO
                       affords are really beautiful.
                                                                                                                                               This great restaurant in the Club
                       The restaurant was established in the late 90s as                                                            House at the Greenlife Golf, in the Elviria Hills
                       a small, friendly and cute mountain restaurant                                                               complex of Marbella, is surrounded by a golf house
                       called Ventorrillo La Luna. After several renovations,                                                       and located by an artificial lake (lago in Spanish)   Open since 2000, El Lago has become a leading
                       today it's an excellent restaurant with a capacity                                                                                                                 restaurant in Marbella and in Spain as well, as it
                       of 200. Its different dining areas boast distinct                                                            Its minimal décor is modern and cosy at the same      has been granted a Michelin star and is
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                                                                                                                                    time. It has a nice terrace that guests always        mentioned in such restaurant guides as Campsa
                                                                                                                                    prefer in warm summer evenings.                       or Gourmetour. Its unquestionable success is the




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       El Lago
                                                                                                                                                                                          result of the efforts by the site's young and
                                                                                                                                                                                          creative staff, managed by Paco García, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                          chef, Celia Jiménez. Celia is one of the most
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                                                                                                                                                                                          The original menu includes unique preparations
                                                                                                                                                                                          based on local and seasonal quality products. With
                                                                                                                                                                                          its delicious dishes, the restaurant will seduce you
                                                                                                                                                                                          into trying new textures, colours and flavours.

                                                                                                                                                                                          The wine list has more than 200 varieties, of
                                                                                                                                                                                          which Spanish red wines stand out (Rioja, Ribera
                                                                                                                                                                                          del Duero and Catalonia). It has also a good
                                                                                                                                                                                          selection of wines made by small wineries.
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                                                                                                                                                    Freixa has introduced an interesting menu, with
                                                                                                                                                    traditional dishes made with the latest cooking            ALABARDERO RESORT
                                        LA MERIDIANA                                               MESANA RESTAURANT                                techniques. There are three different sample
                                                                                                                                                    menus, including appetisers, fish, meat, cheese            Ctra. de Ronda, Km. 167
                                        Camino de Santa Cruz, s/n                                  Gran Hotel Guadalpin Marbella                    and dessert that will give us the chance to taste          Urb. Fuente del Esparto
                                        29600 Marbella (Málaga)                                    Boulevard Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe          Freixa's fantastic creations. Tasty and delicious          29679 Benahavís (Málaga)
                                        Tel.: (+34) 952 776 190 / (+34) 952 776 625                Crtra. N-340, Km. 179                            food you'll certainly love.                                Tel.: 952 812 794
                                        Website: www.meridiana-notte.com                           29600 Marbella (Málaga)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Open Mon-Sun.
                                        Restaurant hours: 8:30 p.m. to 0:30 a.m.                   Tel.: (+34) 952 899 400 / (+34) 900 112 120
                                                                                                                                                    There are more than 500 wines in the
                                        Closed on Sundays.                                         Website: www.mesanarestaurante.com
                                                                                                                                                    restaurant's cellar. Undoubtedly, sommelier
                                                                                                   Restaurant hours: Mon-Sat (incl. holidays),
                                                                                                                                                    Sergio Vergara will tell us the perfect marriage of
                                                                                                   from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
                                                                                                   to 11:00 p.m. Reservations required.
                                                                                                                                                    food and wine.
                                                            LA MERIDIANA                           Closed on Sundays.                                                                                          ALABARDERO PLAYA
                                               Located near the mosque, La Meridiana                                                                                                                           Urb. Castiglione, s/n
                                   is a renowned, exclusive restaurant that has been a                                                                                                                         San Pedro Alcántara
                                   symbol of Marbella's lifestyle for many years.                                                                                                                              29670 Marbella (Málaga)




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                                                                                                     MESANA RESTAURANT
La Meridiana / Mesana Restaurant




                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tel.: 952 785 138
                                   European nobles and members of royal families                                                                                                                               Open Mon-Sun.
                                   or millionaires and celebrities from all over the                     The Mesana restaurant, in the five-
                                   world can be seen eating at the tables in the             star Gran Guadalpín Hotel, boasts an exquisite,
                                   splendid garden or the indoor dining room.                elegant décor, lavishing attention on details like
                                                                                             cutlery, glassware, crockery… The service                                                                                TABERNA DEL
                                   The unparalleled scene boasting lush gardens,             couldn't be better with Raúl González as a maître                                                            ALABARDERO RESTAURANTS
                                   pools and glazed terraces is not the only attraction in   d’hotel who was third finalist in the "Nariz de Oro"
                                   the complex; there's La Notte night club as well.         awards in 2006.                                                                                                          T he Taberna del Alabardero
                                                                                                                                                                                                          restaurants form part of Lezama, a group that
                                   Italian Paolo Ghirelli owned La Meridiana for             Mesana is run by Ramón Freixa, a great chef                                                                  comprises culinary schools and restaurants. In the
                                   twenty-three years. Paolo adapted the restaurant          whose family owns the renowned El Racó d'en                                                                  Costa del Sol, Lezama has two locations, one in the
                                   to the requirements of Marbella's jet set and             Freixa, a restaurant in Barcelona which has had                                                              Alabardero Resort, in Benahavís, and the other one
                                   beyond. Currently, its owner is Emilio Rodríguez,         a Michelin star for almost twenty years. Ramón                                                               in the San Pedro Alcántara Beach Club.
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                                   who after refurbishing the place continues to offer       learnt all the secrets of the most innovative
                                   the excellent services customers were used to.            European cuisine while working in such                                                                       The Benahavís location is the gem of this four-star
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                                   The new owner has retained the old staff.                 prestigious restaurants as La Tuffe Noire and                                                                resort & spa. Surrounded by gardens, the
                                                                                             Comme Chez Soi, in Belgium, or the Michel                                                                    restaurant, with live piano and elegantly
                                   The kitchen is still run by Eusebio Checa, whose          Bras, in France. He is a young cook with a wide,                                                             decorated with candle lights and rose petals on
                                   expertise is shown in the good and varied menu.           valuable experience that earned him the                                                                      colonial furniture, serves excellent food.
                                                                                             following awards: Best Chef of Spain 2001, by
                                                                                             Gourmetour; Best Chef 2003, by Málaga Cuisine                                                                Benjamín Alloza is the chef. Trained in the
                                                                                             Academy and a Michelin star, held by the                                                                     Basque Country, Benjamín Alloza combines
                                                                                             Mesana restaurant, in 2006.                                                                                  Basque and Andalusian food using innovative
                                                                                                                                                                                                          cooking techniques. His menu presents us
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                       with a chance to try wonderful food made with        mountains after committing their crimes.                                                                     choose a formal attire -suit and tie- or dress
                       the best ingredients. Even the most                                                                             TRAYAMAR                                          casually -a pair of jeans- to eat here. The
                       demanding customers will rate the Alarbadero         The establishment operates in a nineteenth-century                                                           restaurant's goal is to entertain customers,
                       recipes superb.                                      building that has undergone renovation. It has three       Plaza de Uncibay, s/n                             offering delicious dishes, a plain décor with nice
                                                                            dining areas: Ulloa (capacity, 30), La Cueva               29008 Málaga                                      tablecloths and temporary exhibition paintings
                       As to the Alabardero Playa, it's much more than      (capacity, 8), and La Nena (capacity, 40). Its minimal     Tel.: (+34) 952 215 429                           on the walls.
                       a simple beach bar. It serves excellent food and     décor in black and white combines elegance and             Website: www.grupotrayamar.com/restaurantes.swf
                       has different relaxing options that make it an       grace in all the corners and ornaments.                    Restaurant hours: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and      Mediterranean food with a minimal touch is typical of
                       original space, perfect to spend our leisure time                                                               8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.                           this establishment. Málaga-born Dani Carnero is
                       and enjoy a hearty meal.                             The Tragabuches belongs to Manuel López.                   Closed on Sundays.                                the chef. He presents guests with a menu that
                                                                            Some of the famed cooks who have worked here                                                                 abounds with a fusion of strong but balanced
                       You can have a drink by the pool before lunch.       are Sergio López and Dani García (currently at                                                               flavours, as the city prefers. There's a sample
                       The dining room features marine elements,            the Calima in the Meliá Don Pepe Hotel). At                                                                  menu that is an authentic food festival.
                       and the menu includes innumerable dishes,            present, Tragabuches chef is Benito Gómez, an                                         TRAYAMAR
                       mainly Mediterranean food, but there are             enthusiastic young cook who started working in                                                               The wine list features over 200 wines from
                       some typical dishes as Málaga's deep-fried           Ronda, and then moved to La Alquería of                              The Trayamar Uncibay is located in      Catalonia, Navarra, the Basque Country,
                       dish, rice dishes or recipes from the North.         Hacienda Benazuza, in Seville, a top restaurant          Málaga's historic centre, just five minutes' walk   Andalusia, Galicia and Castile. The desserts
                       You can wash down the Alabardero Playa's             in Andalusia run by Rafa Morales that has been           from the Cathedral, the Picasso Museum, the         are worth mentioning, since they reflect the
                       delicious meal with a good wine.                     awarded two Michelin stars.                              Roman Theatre and the Alcazaba (fortress).          kitchen's special nature.

                                                                            Benito Gómez has retained many dishes that               The restaurant offers quality and an excellent      Lastly, the professional service that comes along
                                                                            were already in the menu before his arrival and          service in a relaxed, quiet atmosphere. Men will    each meal will undoubtedly meet customers' needs.
                                                                            has added new ones like low-temperature cooked
                            TRAGABUCHES                                     egg with asparagus juice, mushrooms and
                                                                            Jabugo ham, or boiled cod. The chef has
                            C/ José Aparicio, 1                             managed to keep the Michelin star and is
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                            29660 Ronda (Málaga)                            expected to increase the restaurant's prestige




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Trayamar
                            Tel.: (+34) 952 190 291                         with his innovative recipes.
                            Website: www.tragabuches.com
                            Restaurant hours: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                            and 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
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                                            TRAGABUCHES

                                   This restaurant is located in the
                       beautiful city of Ronda, in the heart of the
                       mountainous region of Málaga. It has been
                       named after José Ulloa, known as Tragabuches,
                       one of the popular bandits who used to hide in the
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                         Finca Casilla de Madera                  page 54
                                                                                                               EVENT VENUES

                     Finca La Concepción                          page 54                                                  The Costa del Sol is the ideal place
                                                                                                               for both private or corporate event planning. As




                                                                                                                                                                           Introduction
                  Cortijo de Cortes                               page 55                                      the weather is mild, you can always hold your
                                                                                                               events in outdoor facilities, against a backdrop of
                                                                                                               fine natural landscapes. Also, the region has a
                Palacio Monte Miramar                             page 56
                                                                                                               wide array of event planning firms that provide all
                                                                                                               the necessary services and facilities.
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                                                                                                               Offering excellent added-value services
                                                                                                               (catering, flower arrangements, transport, music
                                                                                                               shows, and so on), the following fincas and
                                                                                                               cortijos (country estates) are perfect for product




                                                                                                                                                                           Event Venues
                                                                                                               presentations, incentive trips or special events.
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                                                                                                               Whichever event you're hosting, count on the
                                                                                                               estates' professional staff to ensure your Costa
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                                                                                                                                                                  This spectacular stage is the ideal venue to host     those who are interested in the arts and
                                                      FINCA CASILLA DE MADERA                                  FINCA LA CONCEPCIÓN                                private and business events. At La Concepción,        culture of our land.
                                                                                                                                                                  you can rest assured every detail will be handled
                                                      Ctra. de Coín, s/n                                       Ctra. de Istán, Km. 2.3 - La Laetitia              exactly to your specifications.                       So the Patio de los Naranjos (500 sq m) is the
                                                      Churriana (Málaga)                                       29600 Marbella (Málaga)                                                                                  ideal space to run a cocktail party or a summer
                                                      Tel.: (+34) 630 953 601                                  Tel.: (+34) 952 812 221 / (+34) 925 811 143        La Concepción has been planning events for            dinner. The Patio del Señor Liñán, a bit more
                                                      (Contact person: Pedro Ansorena Onieva)                  Website: www.fincalaconcepcion.com                 years now, which guarantees success and clients       secluded, has a seating capacity of 112. Lastly,
                                                                                                                                                                  and guests' satisfaction. The establishment has a     the Patio del Maestro, is on the highest part of
                                                                                                                                                                  large car parking and a heliport just 700 m away.     the country estate and its 400 sq m stretch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        around the bullring.
                                                FINCA CASILLA DE MADERA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As to the halls, there's the Salón del Príncipe,
                                                            This   country estate is located in                                                                                                                         furnished with noble wood and a big fireplace in
Finca Casilla de Madera / Finca La Concepción




                                                Churriana, very close to Pablo Ruiz Picasso                                                                             CORTIJO DE CORTES                               the centre. Its 160 square metres can
                                                International Airport. It's a nineteenth-century                                                                                                                        accommodate up to 100 people, while the Salón
                                                property that has been refurbished and is                                                                               Urb. Paraíso Alto - Cortijo de Cortes           del Cortijo, which is located on the former stable
                                                surrounded by 4,000 square metres of landscaped                                                                         29679 Benahavís (Málaga)                        and courtyard, is decorated with bullfighting
                                                gardens boasting tropical and subtropical plants                                                                        Tel.: (+34) 952 887 022                         elements and has a capacity of 400.
                                                that turns the complex into a delightful one. It has a                                                                  Website: www.cortijodecortes.com
                                                1,000-square-metre marquee with a capacity of                                                                                                                           The menu is filled with Mediterranean dishes whose
                                                900. Moreover, the gardens can accommodate up                   FINCA LA CONCEPCIÓN                                                                                     cooks prepare with high quality ingredients and
                                                to 1,400 guests.                                                                                                                                                        innovative cuisine techniques while respecting
                                                                                                                      This beautiful country estate was built                CORTIJO DE CORTES                          traditional recipes. An exquisite and delicious
                                                Such a nice frame, the excellent catering                in the nineteenth century to serve as one of the first                                                         experience for you and your guests.
                                                                                                                                                                               The Cortijo de Cortes is located at




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cortijo de Cortes
                                                service and the team of experts will help you            smelting mills constructed in Spain. When the mill
                                                create the most impressive private parties and           stopped operating as such, in mid-twentieth century,     Paraíso Alto estate, next to Marbella's Milla de
                                                business events, sure to be remembered for               the premises and the labourers' homes were               Oro and surrounded by numerous golf courts.
                                                years to come.                                           neglected and got ruined with the passing of time.       It has retained the typical structure of an
                                                                                                                                                                  Andalusian cortijo, or country estate, and
                                                The large car park -parking capacity: 600- and           The property has undergone extensive renovation,         features distinct spaces, offering services to
                                                the proximity to the capital of the province of          carried out by local craftsmen and artists, and has      host receptions, business meals, product




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                                                Málaga or the adequate road network add                  finally re-emerged from the ashes to become one of       presentations, private parties, weddings and
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                                                value to this venue.                                     the finest cortijos in the Costa del Sol.                all kinds of special events. The versatility of its
                                                                                                                                                                  three courtyards and two halls enables the
                                                                                                         Located only 3 kilometres from Marbella, in an           professional staff to re-create different
                                                                                                         incredible natural site and on a land of 10,000 sq       ambiances and adapt to the number of
                                                                                                         m dotted with centuries-old palm trees, avocado          attendees at any event.
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                                                                                                         trees, orange and almond trees, rises the
                                                                                                         magnificent noble mansion that presides over the         Besides these spaces, the Cortijo de Cortes
                                                                                                         country estate whose entranceway was the                 has a small bullring that makes the ideal
                                                                                                         portal of the old church built two centuries ago.        place to host bullfights, horse shows, and
                                                                                                         Remnants of the old mill can still be seen.              flamenco performances. A true paradise for
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                                               PALACIO MONTE MIRAMAR                                 FINCA PALOVERDE

                                               Palacio Monte Miramar                                 Ctra. A-404 - La Arjona
                                               C/ Monte Miramar, 38                                  29045 Alhaurín de la Torre (Málaga)
                                               29016 Málaga                                          Tel.: (+34) 952 963 954
                                               Tel.: (+34) 952 211 211                               Website: www.fincapaloverde.com
                                               Website: www.palaciomontemiramar.com


                                                                                                               FINCA PALOVERDE
                                          PALACIO MONTE MIRAMAR
                                                                                                           This splendid 13,000-square-metre
                                                      This magnificent palace, located in       country estate in Alhaurín de la Torre is
                                          Málaga Bay, has been built over a                     surrounded by nice fruit orchards. The modern
Palacio Monte Miramar / Finca Paloverde




                                          30,000-square-metre plot of land boasting             premises of Paloverde can host over 1,500
                                          superb gardens. The place is quiet, situated          guests and are equipped with state-of-the-art
                                          close to the historic quarter, and conveniently       technology as regards air conditioning, lighting,
                                          communicated via a road network. In sum, it has       multimedia equipment, wireless Internet
                                          all the elements needed to make the most of your      connection… Not only is technology taken into
                                          private or corporate events.                          account but also elegance and good taste,
                                                                                                which can be seen even in the small details.
                                          The décor matches the architectural features
                                          very well, as it is classic and elegant, full of      Alonso Catering, an excellent firm established
                                          exquisite details. Events can be held both in the     more than 40 years ago, is in charge of the
                                          summer and in winter, since there are outdoor         venue's catering service.
                                          gardens with a capacity of 1,500, and a winter
                                          garden with a capacity of 400. Guests who arrive      Paloverde has beautiful landscaped areas and a
                                          by car can park it comfortably in the parking area.   car parking with a capacity of 300.

                                          To conclude, we must mention the catering
                                          service, with a qualified and professional staff to
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                                                                                                           LEISURE
                                                    Leisure
                                                                        5 . INTRODUCTION                               Complementing all these high-
                                                                                                           standing services, the Costa del Sol also has
                    Ascari Race Resort                        page 60
                                                                                                           exclusive leisure venues. At the Torrequebrada
                                                                                                           and the Marbella casinos, guests can have a
                                                                                                           drink, gamble, or attend parties or shows. Horse
                Marbella Casino                               page 62                                      lovers can visit the riding school for great
                                                                                                           dressage shows and horse competitions, or the




                                                                                                                                                                      Introduction
              Torrequebrada Casino & Sala Fortuna             page 62                                      racecourse in Mijas for exciting horse races,
                                                                                                           perhaps with the hope of having the winning
                                                                                                           horse's name written on your betting ticket.
            Costa del Sol Riding School                       page 63
                                                                                                           Málaga's eleven marinas are the perfect choice
                                                                                                           to rent a ship, go sailing, or engaging in water
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                                                              page 64                                      sports in the perfect setting of the Mediterranean
                                                                                                           Sea. Last but not least, at Ascari Race Resort,
          Marinas                                             page 65
                                                                                                           those who enjoy high adrenaline levels can try
                                                                                                           driving some of the fastest racing cars.
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                                                                            26 bends -different combinations of angles,
                           ASCARI RACE RESORT                               slopes and cambers- are big challenges for
                                                                            riders, as they resemble those of famous world
                           Ctra. de Campillos, Km. 10                       circuits. Ascari's unique circuit can be configured
                           29400 Ronda (Málaga)                             in six different ways, and this allows for the
                           Tel.: (+34) 952 187 171                          carrying out of several activities at the same time,
                           Website: www.ascari.net                          depending on different skill levels.

                                                                            The off-road track, which is divided in two
                                                                            sections, is apt for riding quads or driving the
                              ASCARI RACE RESORT                            most modern four-wheel-drive vehicles.
                                                                            Moreover, there's a six-kilometre road across the
                                 Ascari, the first race resort in the       woods and around the complex which affords
                     world, is located in a dreamlike setting -a valley     breathtaking views and makes visitors feel an
                     surrounded by holm oaks next to the Serranía de        incredible driving sensation.
                     Ronda. It's a brand-new type of resort, ideal for
                     motor addicts and nature fans. Its facilities          The one-kilometre-long dirt track can be used to
                     include a high-speed circuit, dirt tracks, a driving   drive "speed buggies" (fast vehicles with
                     school, a club house, a heliport, a bar, and a         fibreglass bodywork and safe steel cage). Its
                     swimming pool, and a luxury hotel for VIP              cambers and bends of different sorts -some quite
                     customers is under construction.                       open and fast, others closed and sharp and thus
                                                                            ideal for skidding- promise a great deal of fun.       The main track also features eight double              outside (for example, golf or yachting events on
                     The circuit, 5,245 metres in length, is the longest    This area also doubles as a go-kart racing             garages providing water, three-phase electric          the Costa del Sol, or skiing in the Sierra Nevada).
                     in Spain. It has been painstakingly designed. Its      section, bending into a 30-metre circular track.       power, compressed-air systems, fire and security       In general, the circuit's surroundings provide the




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ascari Race Resort
Ascari Race Resort




                                                                                                                                   alarms, and electric doors. A technical service        adequate combination of excitement and relax,
                                                                                                                                   centre is under construction; it will have a vehicle   and this makes going too far away unnecessary.
                                                                                                                                   repair area, a meeting room, an exhibition room,       Since the tracks are free from ads and
                                                                                                                                   and a car park. In addition, the Ascari circuit is     brandnames, they can be used for vehicle
                                                                                                                                   protected with state-of-the-art security systems       presentations or photo sessions.
                                                                                                                                   and provides healthcare services to customers,
                                                                                                                                   who can use the private heliport if they need to.      The most original service offered by Ascari is




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                                                                                                                                   The club house is an old but renovated                 customers will feel free to do what they've
                                                                                                                                   Andalusian estate holding a bar and surrounded         always dreamt about on exceptional machines:
                                                                                                                                   by a swimming pool and gardens overlooking the         ordinary vehicles, sports cars, single-seaters,
                                                                                                                                   tracks and the pit lane. Guests can have a drink       and F1 cars featuring cutting-edge technology
                                                                                                                                   or a Mediterranean meal inside or on the terrace.      for driving performance assessment.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Instructors are experienced and highly-
                                                                                                                                   Ascari race resort also hosts corporate events.        qualified. Ascari club members have access to
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                                                                                                                                   The resort's planning and advisory staff can work      the exclusive use of tracks for two months a
                                                                                                                                   on their own or in cooperation with agencies,          year, a right they can transfer to friends,
                                                                                                                                   organising incentive activities in the complex or      relatives or customers for ten days.
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                                                                                                                                                                                  According to casino regulations in force, visitors
                                                                              MARBELLA CASINO                                         TORREQUEBRADA CASINO                        must access the casino with their ID cards,                  COSTA DEL SOL RIDING SCHOOL
Nueva Andalucía Marbella Casino / Torrequebrada Casino & Sala Fortuna




                                                                                                                                      & SALA FORTUNA                              passports, or driving licences, and they have to
                                                                              Hotel Andalucía Plaza, s/n - Ground floor                                                           be wearing adequate outfits.                                 Ctra. N-340, Km. 159 - Río Padrón Alto, s/n
                                                                              29660 Marbella (Málaga)                                 Avda. del Sol, s/n                                                                                       P.O. Box 266
                                                                              Tel.: (+34) 952 814 000                                 29630 Benalmádena Costa (Málaga)            The Torrequebrada Casino also features an                    29680 Estepona (Málaga)
                                                                              Website: www.casinomarbella.com                         Tel.: (+34) 952 446 000                     elegant restaurant, whose menu includes                      Tel.: (+34) 952 808 077
                                                                              Casino hours: Mon-Sun, 7:00 p.m. to 5:00                Website: www.casinotorrequebrada.com        Andalusian dishes alongside culinary                         Website: www.escuela-ecuestre.com
                                                                              a.m.; slot machines, starting at 12:00 p.m.                                                         innovations, all of them abiding by the rules of the         Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Mediterranean diet. The perfect match to all the
                                                                                                                                                                                  fun and food is Sala Fortuna, the best known
                                                                                                                                         TORREQUEBRADA                            night club on the Costa del Sol. Sala Fortuna has
                                                                                       MARBELLA CASINO                            CASINO & SALA FORTUNA                           two permanent shows: the José Montes                                       COSTA DEL
                                                                                                                                                                                  International Ballet (45 minutes) and the Carmen                   SOL RIDING SCHOOL
                                                                                     In the coast of Málaga, the tourism                    The Torrequebrada Casino is located   Mota Spanish Ballet (60 minutes). Their careful
                                                                        infrastructure is luxury-oriented, offering visitors a   in Benalmádena Costa, next to the grand          staging in terms of lighting and sound and their                   The Costa del Sol Riding School is
                                                                        wide range of leisure options. Given its                 Torrequebrada five-star hotel and a short walk   skilled dancers make them the ideal audio-visual       located in Estepona, near the Padrón River and
                                                                        cosmopolitan atmosphere, Marbella has them all,          away from the Benalmádena Marina.                complement for an original evening out.                one kilometre away from the beach.
                                                                        even a prestigious casino.
                                                                                                                                 Opened in 1979, it is still one of the main                                                             The riding school -surface area: 90,000 sq m-




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Costa del Sol Riding School
                                                                        The Marbella Casino is open every day from 7             leisure venues on the Costa del Sol. In its                                                             was created in 1998, with the aim of fostering the
                                                                        in the evening till the early morning. Alongside         large gaming rooms, guests can indulge in                                                               love of horse riding as a sport while organising
                                                                        the games, there is a jackpot bar offering live          American roulette, French roulette, blackjack,                                                          equestrian competitions and shows. The school's
                                                                        concerts on Thursdays, Fridays and                       five-card stud poker tables, baccarat and, of                                                           facilities are also used for cultural, social, and
                                                                        Saturdays, and an international restaurant with          course, slot machines of all sorts.                                                                     corporate events.
                                                                        a dining room holding 200 guests, adjacent to
                                                                        the casino, which can be booked in advance                                                                                                                       The Costa del Sol Riding School provides
                                                                        and include special shows.                                                                                                                                       different kinds of services in its facilities, including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         an equestrian shop, a 1,200-spectator horse
                                                                        The casino's games include eleven American                                                                                                                       exercise ring for dressage shows, competitions
                                                                        roulettes, two French roulettes, six five-card stud                                                                                                              and exhibitions, an external trail, a pony club, and




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                                                                        poker tables, eleven blackjack tables, a                                                                                                                         stables including horseboxes, shower yards,
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                                                                        midi-baccarat table, and over one hundred slot                                                                                                                   harness storage rooms, and fodder and straw
                                                                        machines next to the jackpot bar.                                                                                                                                barns. An adjacent building provides
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         horseshoeing, veterinary and saddlery services,
                                                                        According to casino regulations in force, visitors                                                                                                               also selling horse supplies and tailor-made
                                                                        must access the casino with their ID cards,                                                                                                                      leather apparel.
                                                                        passports, or driving licences, and they can't be
                                                                        wearing shorts or tennis shoes.                                                                                                                                  The school also has a bar and a restaurant, El
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Abrevadero, decorated in typical Andalusian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         country style and owning a wedding hall for 400
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                                                                                    Of course, the racecourse's main attraction is                                        MARINAS             In addition to technical services, all the marinas
                                 COSTA DEL SOL RACECOURSE                           horse races, but there's an athletics track inside                                                        have a leisure offer including yachting activities,
                                                                                    the racing course, and this track is connected by                Alongside its tourist infrastructure     day trips and ship rentals, making a wide range of
                                 Urb. El Chaparral                                  tunnel to the Olympic Stadium, featuring eight        and services, its cultural attractions, leisure     vessels available to customers, from humble
                                 29649 Mijas Costa (Málaga)                         running lanes, a rugby pitch, a gym, and all the      venues and nature spots, the Costa del Sol offers   sailing boats to luxury yachts with their own
                                 Tel.: (+34) 952 592 700                            necessary facilities for high jump, long jump, pole   yachting lover an unbeatable range of choices,      crews and catering services.
                                 Website: www.hipodromocostadelsol.com              vault, weight-lifting, javelin, archery and other     as anyone can guess from the number of
                                                                                    sports.                                               marinas on the coast: eleven. These are:            Some, like popular Puerto Banús, have
                                                                                                                                                                                              developed additional attractions, such as
                                                                                    Close to the racecourse, there are several            Benalmádena Marina                                  shopping areas and or a bustling nightlife in
                                                 COSTA DEL SOL                      catering establishments, some of them offering        Estepona Marina                                     restaurants and clubs.
                                                  RACECOURSE                        music shows. Free parking is available for 1,200      Fuengirola Marina
                                                                                    vehicles, and entrance tickets are 7 euros for        El Candado Yacht Club (Málaga)                      For further information on Málaga's marinas, you
                                       The  Costa del Sol Racecourse is             visitors older than 18.                               Royal Mediterranean Club (Málaga)                   can have a look at the Costa del Sol Tourist
                           located in El Chaparral, an urban development in                                                               La Duquesa Marina (Manilva)                         Board's tourist guide 8, Málaga, Sun and
                           Mijas Costa. It can be accessed from both La                                                                   La Bajadilla Marina (Marbella)                      Marinas, which is available online at
                           Cala de Mijas and road N-340, opposite the                                                                     Cabopino Port (Marbella)                            www.visitacostadelsol.com. Translated into
                           Fuengirola Castle. It is open all year round,                                                                  Jose Banús Marina (Marbella)                        English, French and German, this guide includes
                           holding day races on Sundays in autumn, winter                                                                 Marbella Marina (Marbella)                          detailed descriptions of each marina, their
                           and spring (11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.), and night                                                                 Caleta de Vélez Marina (Vélez-Málaga)               services and technical data.
                           races on Saturdays in the summer (10:30 p.m. -
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                           1:30 a.m.)

                           It stretches over 500,000 square metres and has
                           two 25-metre-wide and 1,600/1,700-metre-long
                           sandy tracks. It also features two jumping
                           courses used for dressage shows, horse jumping
                           competitions, and riding lessons. The main




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                           course is 9,000 sq m, while the other one (6,000
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                           Spectators going to the races can take the stands
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                           (seating 2,500) or go to a 15,000-square-metre
                           area overlooking the tracks.

                           The Mijas Racecourse's outstanding facilities
                           include stables with 334 fully-equipped
                           horseboxes, a large paddock enclosure and
                           parade ring where horses are shown before and
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                                                                            SHOPPING:
                                                                            FASHION & JEWELS

                                                                                        P uerto Banús, forming part of
                                                                            Marbella, is more than a marina that hosts
                                                                            almost one thousand luxury yachts. It's also a
                                                                            social centre where you'll find fine restaurants,
                              Shopping                                      bars, night clubs, and exclusive shops. The
                                                                            world's top brands have their shop here, either

                                         6 . INTRODUCTION
                                                                            on Puerto Banús streets or piers: Custo, Dior,
                                                                            Hermés, Versace, Boss, Emporio Armani,
                                                                            Gianfranco Ferré, Roberto Cavalli, Moschino,
           Fashion & Jewels                                                 Dolce & Gabbana, Chloé, Vogue, Lanvin,
                                                                            Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Loewe, Jimmy Choo y
                                                                            Karen Millen, among others.

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                                                                                                                                       Introduction
                                                                            to the local marina, there are other prestigious
                                                                            fashion labels like Roberto Verino or Purificación
                                                                            García, and on the main streets and avenues,
                                                                            running westwards (Ricardo Soriano Ave.,
                                                                            Ramón y Cajal Ave., and Príncipe Alfonso de




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                                                                            Hohenlohe Boulevard) you'll find such luxury
                                                                            fashion goods by brands as Hermenegildo Zegna
                                                                            or Victorio & Lucchino and jewels by Bulgari,
                                                                            Cartier o Chopard. A wide array of elegant,
                                                                            exclusive designer items.
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                                                                                           SERVICES: AIR TAXI AND
                                                                                           LUXURY CAR RENTAL

                                                                                                        In this top travel destination, you'll find
                                                                                           companies whose goal is to provide visitors with
                                                                                           excellent, high-end transportation services.

                                   Services
                                                        7. INTRODUCTION
               Luxury Car Rental              page 70


           Air Taxi                           page 71




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                              LUXURY CAR RENTAL                                                                                                                        AIR TAXI
                                                                                 SHEIK MOTOR
                                 The following companies offer chauffeur         EXCLUSIVE RENT A CAR SL                                         To travel to other destinations that
                    driven limousines and luxury cars like Porsche,                                                                 have airport or private aerodrome, you can
                    Ferrari, Bentley, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, and so on.            Tel.: (+34) 952 794 345                            contact air taxi operators that serve flights with a
                                                                                 Website: www.las-dunas.com                         fleet including Falcon 100, Falcon 200, Piper
                                                                                                                                    Cheyenne IIXL, Piper Cheyenne II, Cessna
                          THE MARBELLA UTRECHT                                                                                      Citation CJ2, Dassault or Falcon 20 E5. The air
                          LIMOUSINE COMPANY SL                                                                                      taxi operators that you'll find below will fly you
                                                                                                                                    anywhere in comfort and style, on the day and at
                          Tel.: (+34) 952 053 776                                AMERICAN LIMOUSINES MARBELLA                       the time that suits you.
                          Website: www.limosol.com
                                                                                 Tel.: (+34) 952 882 264
                                                                                 Website: www.americanlimosmarbella.com
                                                                                                                                          MARBELLA AIR SERVICE SL

                          PREMIER LIMOUSINES                                                                                              Tel.: (+34) 952 048 614
                                                                                                                                          Website: www.marbellaairservice.com
                          Tel.: (+34) 902 119 692                                D. SALEM PROPERTIES
                          Website: www.limousines-premier.com
                                                                                 Tel:. (+34) 952 908 676
                                                                                 Website: www.mdsalemproperties.com
                                                                                                                                          MAYORAL AVIATION
Luxury Car Rental




                                                                                                                                          Tel.: (+34) 952 048 609
                                                                                       However, if you want to buy a car, visit           Website: www.mayoralaviation.com
                                                                           the Porsche car dealer (www.porsche-marbella.com)
                                                                           or C. de Salamanca (www.cdesalamanca.com),




                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Air Taxi
                                                                           sited in Marbella. The latter is the authorised dealer
                                                                           of Jaguar, Bentley, Land Rover, Ferrari, Maserati
                                                                           and Aston Martin cars.                                         SOKOAVIATION




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                                                                                                                                          Tel.: (+34) 667 646 282
                                                                                                                                          Website: www.soko.es
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