Secret holiday tips for Marbella?

In my post earlier this weekend I told you about the fact that besides my short city trip to Seville back in May, I haven’t really treated myself on a sun getaway this year. But TOMORROW I’m leaving for a pretty last-minute trip to sunny Marbella with Jetairfly (soon known as TUIfly)! My bestie Lisa is coming along so we’re up for lots of fun!

I’ve never been to the Costa Del Sol myself, so I would love to get your secret tips on where to go during these 5 days of sun-soaking, cocktail-drinking and village-wandering! Should we rent a car for a day trip to Malaga? Ronda maybe? Have a drink at your fave bar in the old city? Visit the national parc Sierra de Las Nieves?

Do let me know! All tips are welcome!


marbella-travel-diary-fisayo-longe-6You can follow our Spanish adventures from tomorrow on on Instagram and Snapchat (@pielaunio)! Adiós 😉

  • I’ve just got back from here! Well I stayed in fuengirola near by.
    I had food in la sala in Marbella and it was the best food I had eaten in months!

    Jaynie Shannon*


  • Silvia

    Never been there during this time of year, but usually for cocktails and beach, just walk from Marbella to Puerto Banús by the ‘paseo marítimo’ there are plenty of places there. Best modern tapas in Bibo. Best breakfast try tejeringos!

  • I have never been there but seems an interesting place for getaway! Please share with us what did you do there!

    xx Margaret |

  • Fashion Limbo

    I used to live in Malaga, so I know the area quite well 🙂 Best place to go for a beach around Marbella is Cabo Pino. Ronda is LUSH, worth a trip, it has no beach but the dramatic landscape is pretty unique.

    There are trains that go everywhere (more or less) and they are cheap, but they may not be frequent enough or not stop at the village you want to visit (train lines to look into are Cercanias and AVE).

    Renting a car should be pretty cheap, you can do it right at the airport. Malaga is also ACE for a day trip, brilliant for shopping (all of the inditex group plus & Other Stories etc). For shopping around Marbella best place is the shopping centre La Cañada (best to go there by car)

    Puerto Banus (local port… veeeeery posh) in Marbella is great for walking and checking out the incredibly huge yachts and other boats owned by celebrity and rich residents. Bonus points if you spot Antonio Banderas 😛

    To get to Malaga from Marbella there’s even a VIP bus (renting a car just for Malaga may turn out to be a nightmare because parking in the city is HELL) and other frequent buses (no trains) that drop you off next to Malaga train station. You can then either walk (20 minutes) or take the cercanias (from train station) to La Alameda, barely a 3 minute trip.

    Malaga has wonderful roof top terraces (there’s a brilliant one next to Cine Albeniz, right next to the roman amphitheatre). Great place to eat is El Matahambre…. so much good food.

    Pedregalejo beach just outside of Malaga has also great places to eat like La Galerna.

    I could go on and on and on…. I love that area.