SUITABLY LOCATED - MARBELLA
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This charming one bedroom property is fully equipped and ideally located for shopping and transportation. Within walking distance to Marbella´s central bus station, allowing for easy arrival directly from Malaga airport and very close to local supermarkets, Marbella town centre and all its amenities.
Set within a well established urbanisation with landscaped gardens, the property is conveniently situated infront of one of two community swimming pools. The additional swimming pool has a separate shallow pool for children.
The property is distributed over two levels and is entered via a sunny patio entrance with outdoor dining /BBQ area, leading to the upper level, comprising reception/dining room with sofa bed and dining for four; fully equipped kitchen; WC/shower room and bright bedroom with double bed.
This is an ideal holiday home that would suit a couple or, family of 2 adults and up to 2 children (sofabed). Travel cot available on request. * Only adults above the age of 25 years permited *
A paddle and tennis court club with cafeteria is located just a stones throw away for those wishing to keep fit during their holiday.
The property is easily accesible with a bus stop located just infront of the community and regular buses.
Las Cancelas is situated at the heart of the coastal strip which enjoys an average of 320 days of sunshine each year. The spring and autumn periods have a climate which is very enjoyable as are the hot summer months.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marbella town|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga International Airport 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Andalucia region
The Costa del Sol stretches along 150km of Málaga province and is one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations, with its wide sweeps of golden sand. The area's mild climate is the main attraction – visitors and residents alike can enjoy the beaches, as well as alfresco dining plus a wide variety of outdoor activities, all year round.
The area is famous for its hundreds of beaches to be enjoyed along this coast, from quiet, hidden coves to trendy stretches of sand with fashionable beach clubs populated by celebrities and beautiful people from all over the world.
One of the most popular pastimes on the Costa is golf – there are over 50 golf courses in the area, with stunning mountain and clifftop locations, offering spectacular views over the area's varied landscapes, and down to the sea.
Less well-known, but definitely worth a visit, are the many stunning national parks around Malaga province, often located just a short, easy drive inland. You can go hiking, caving, wild swimming, four-wheel-driving, horse-riding and countess other adventurous activities. For a less strenuous day out, the villages of the Axarquia region are some of the most picturesque in all of Spain.
If night-time is your time, then you'll find a huge selection of bars and clubs along the coast, especially around Marbella and Puerto Banus, ranging from the fun and easygoing, to the chic and sophisticated.
The Costa de Sol can be divided into two sections, with Malaga city at its centre. The eastern Costa del Sol is much shorter, stretching from the provincial capital as far as Nerja, where it meets the Costa Tropical of Granada province.
The western Costa de Sol is the section of coast which curves round southwards towards Gibraltar, and includes all the major resorts such as Fuengirola, Torremolinos and Benalmadena, plus of course, the ritzy celeb-magnet of Marbella. This section has a very international feel, with visitors and residents from all over the world.
If you're coming to the coast on holiday, don't miss Malaga city, which has reinvented itself in recent years as a cultural and gastronomic centre. It has an unparalleled offering of museums, including the Picasso Museum, a buzzing contemporary arts scene, and top-class tapas bars and restaurants.
The eastern part of the Costa del Sol is less developed; it starts at the border with Granada province, whose own coastal area is called the Costa Tropical. This part stretches for 54km to the east of Malaga city, and is less developed than the section on the other side of the provincial capital. From Malaga eastwards there are cliffs up to 200m high where the Sierra Almijara joins the sea. Nerja is the most important town in this part of the coast, and while it has grown substantially, providing much of the eastern Costa del Sol's holiday accommodation, the town has still managed to retain plenty of character. This town also has one of the area's major attractions - the Nerja Caves, a spectacular site well worth visiting to see the spectacular caverns – here you can go to the annual international music and dance festival with its unusual location – inside the caves! Below Nerja town, a winding footpath joins several coves, and there are some good beaches to be found in this area.
The western part of the coast has a different vibe to it – it's very lively in terms of nightlife and beach clubs, and has a buzzing atmosphere all year round, with many expat residents choosing to make their home here.
This section begins at Malaga city and stretches westward all the way to the border of Cádiz province. This part of the coast is highly developed in terms of both property and infrastructure, with excellent transport and many investment opportunities. This part of the Costa del Sol attracts a large proportion of Spain's international holiday visitors, both beachgoers and also cruise passengers, who arrive in increasing numbers at Malaga port.
In addition to the Costa del Sol in Malaga province, a short section of this coast is, in fact, located in Cadiz province – the southernmost part, near Gibraltar. This stretch includes the exclusive port and residential developments of Sotogrande, where Spain's most expensive real estate is located, as well as Alcaidesa which has set strict limits on any further development of its town.
Walking through the historic quarter of Marbella is a pleasure at any time of the year and it becomes a truly special place to be regardless of the time of day. Wandering around on a sunny morning opens up a maze of unseen images and impressions, from the detail of beautifully worked stucco facades and solid wooden doors to intricate little pathways and patios that offer a tantalising glimpse into the hidden world of Marbellas Old Town.
Orange trees stand against a deep blue sky in little squares where fountains trickle pleasingly and people go about their business. One thing you notice is that everyone walks more slowly and seems more contented here, and automatically you do the same. This tight-knit village with its shops, cafés, restaurants and art galleries, evokes a sense of wonderment that is more pronounced as Christmas draws near.
Lovers of architecture, history and above all charm are drawn here, all it takes is a stroll through the streets, a typical coffee at a Spanish café or some tapas in a quaint little bar tucked in an alleyway. Evenings are even more evocative, as lights come on and the shops, confectionaries and bakeries emit a warm, welcoming light complete with enticing displays.
At the heart of the Old Town known as "El Casco Antiguo" lies the Orange Square, which is also where the tourist office is ready to give you maps and information. Cross the road from the Alameda Park fountain and walk through the Orange Square past the old castle wall and into the impressive Cathedral. The Old Town is perfect for shopping and relaxing in the many cafés, restaurants and bars. This was the only shopping centre in Marbella 10 years ago before El Corte Inglés and the ultra modern La Cañada shopping centre arrived. You will find real hand made clothing and jewellery in the boutiques around the Old Town.
A great time to come down to Marbella is the second week of June each year and take in the Marbella feria and all the fun it has to offer.
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