Sun and Luxury
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COSTA DEL SOL TOURIST BOARD
Plaza del Siglo, 2
29015 MALAGA - ESPAÑA
Telephone: (+34) 952 12 62 72
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1. Introduction page 5
2. Five-star Deluxe Hotels
s page 6
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
Telephone: (+34) 952 12 62 72
E-mail: email@example.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
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
combination of work and leisure, especially for
golf and yachting lovers.
Málaga: a paradise to unveil and enjoy.
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Five-star Deluxe 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
Los Monteros Hotel (Grand Deluxe)
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Hotel Guadalpin Byblos Spa 5* GL
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
NH Alanda Hotel & SPA
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
care and baby-sitting, car rental, shopping
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
course bookings, outdoor swimming pool and
terrace, beauty salon, spa, fitness centre…
Spa Elysium is the NH hotel group's brand
covering its health and sport centres. NH
Alanda's Elysium, with an area of 850 sq m,
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opportunity of enjoying a drink, either on its
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
Hotel Guadalpin Byblos Spa 5* GL
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
La Cala Resort
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
ideal for summer nights. 72. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, the two and slightly larger tees and greens, what makes it
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
textures. To accompany these delicious dishes, throughout the province. L a Cala Resort -an exclusive Academy, which caters for all levels, from
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
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.
Don Carlos Hotel
metre building designed by Wheway Lifestyle CD player, digital TV screening premiering
La Cala Resort
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
and suite for couples. The facilities also include a are a whole new concept in lodgings. They at your disposal.
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
massages, hydromassage, and steam baths.
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
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
Las Dunas Beach Hotel & SPA
Gran Hotel Meliá Don Pepe
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.
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
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
oceanfront property, situated on the sea run by chef Juan Carlos Giménez, chosen Best assistance at the reception desk regarding
promenade, only 500 metres away from Marbella. Chef of 2005 by Academia Gastronómica horse shows and flamenco performances, trips
Malagueña, is one of the most remarkable to nearby cities, yacht rental, sport fishing,
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
Gran Hotel Elba Estepona
Gran Hotel Elba Estepona
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.
has 138 double rooms of 37 sq m, 43 junior take golf lessons for all levels.
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
balcony or terrace, and are exquisitely decorated outside. With a covered area of 1,500 sq m, the
around a sea water thermal bath theme. centre features superb facilities, excellent
programmes and treatments, as well as a
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: email@example.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
Gran Hotel Guadalpin
Gran Hotel Guadalpin
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,
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
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,
accommodating four people, with two gift and souvenir shops, exclusive stores such outdoor dining area. The Taro Guadalpin comprising two saunas (one for men and one for
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),
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
Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banús
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
Gran Hotel Guadalpin
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
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
Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banús
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
Incosol Hotel & SPA
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
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
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
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
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
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
Kempinski Resort Hotel
HOTEL Grand Deluxe toilet on the other. The La Veranda bar is the ideal place to taste
Los Monteros Hotel
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
is located at the highest and most privileged point With an excellent service, as it could be expected and Puerto Banús.
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
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
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
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
Los Monteros Hotel
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
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
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
offers a minibus shuttle service from the lobby to have a snack and a refreshing drink. a residential complex, but in 1979 it was
the beach club. converted into a hotel. The 27 three-storey
In this hotel, you can spend your leisure time in houses (274 total rooms and suites) have
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
Puente Romano Hotel
Puente Romano Hotel
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
romantic and sophisticated ambience, offers a programmes prepared by a professional staff. It
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
Golf Resort, a great 18-hole golf course designed by sporting offer at the hotel includes water sports
Dave Thomas. Dotted with brooks, lakes, waterfalls, like water ski, windsurf, kayaking, and sailing.
or bunkers, the golf course poses innumerable
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
Río Real Golf Hotel
Río Real Golf Hotel
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.
The New York-loft-style Eagle Suites are rooms in
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
than 100 sq m and exquisitely decorated with
luxury antiques, has a spacious terrace with
splendid views of the green.
The Río Real, the river that surrounds the hotel
and from which it gets its name, runs through
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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
Villa Padierna Hotel
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
massage services. traditional Italian villa.
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
iconic in the Costa del Sol. Besides, the views of the golf course, plus all the amenities to
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
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
Westin La Quinta Golf Resort
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
Villa Padierna Hotel
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
spectacular and unforgettable sunsets. Garrido, its privileged location -by the Mediterranean Moreover, our expert and multilingual personnel Andalusian style (with terracotta floors and
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,
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.
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
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
Westin La Quinta Golf Resort
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
teppanyaki dishes or the well-known sushi or
sashimi at the sushi bar.
The Aljama bar and lounge is the perfect place
to relax, order an aperitif to share with friends
or have a drink after dinner. Lastly, and only
during the summer, you can enjoy the pool-side
bar El Mirador, from whose terrace you can
admire the garden and the golf course while
having superb cocktails and snacks.
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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.
3 . INTRODUCTION
Babilonia page 41
Café de París page 41
Calima page 42
La Cónsula page 44
Del Escudero page 44 Over the past few years, Málaga and
its Costa del Sol have become one of the points
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
page 48 is reflected in restaurant guides and specialised
Taberna del Alabardero page 49
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
29600 Marbella (Málaga)
Tel.: (+34) 952 764 252
Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Calima, one of the restaurants of
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
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.
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
Del Escudero Restaurant
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
who have become famous in our province and
beyond, some of whom have already been
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
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
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
talented chefs of our province.
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)
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)
Taberna del Alabardero Restaurants
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.
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
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
29660 Ronda (Málaga) expected to increase the restaurant's prestige
Tel.: (+34) 952 190 291 with his innovative recipes.
Restaurant hours: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
and 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday evenings and Mondays.
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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4 . INTRODUCTION
Finca Casilla de Madera page 54
Finca La Concepción page 54 The Costa del Sol is the ideal place
for both private or corporate event planning. As
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.
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
presentations, incentive trips or special events.
Whichever event you're hosting, count on the
estates' professional staff to ensure your Costa
del Sol event is nothing short of a major success.
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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
Málaga or the adequate road network add finally re-emerged from the ashes to become one of presentations, private parties, weddings and
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.
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
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
take care of it.
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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
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
Costa del Sol Racecourse
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
the Race Academy, a driving school where
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
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
poker tables, eleven blackjack tables, a stables including horseboxes, shower yards,
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
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. -
Costa del Sol Racecourse
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
course is 9,000 sq m, while the other one (6,000
sq m) is basically used for warming-up purposes.
Spectators going to the races can take the stands
(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
after the races, and thirty box offices distributed in
three betting rings.
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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.
In the Marina Banús shopping centre, very close
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
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.
Luxury Car Rental page 70
Air Taxi page 71
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LUXURY CAR RENTAL AIR TAXI
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.
Tel.: (+34) 952 882 264
MARBELLA AIR SERVICE SL
PREMIER LIMOUSINES Tel.: (+34) 952 048 614
Tel.: (+34) 902 119 692 D. SALEM PROPERTIES
Tel:. (+34) 952 908 676
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),
sited in Marbella. The latter is the authorised dealer
of Jaguar, Bentley, Land Rover, Ferrari, Maserati
and Aston Martin cars. SOKOAVIATION
Tel.: (+34) 667 646 282
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