The definition of bay is “the entrance of a sea, ocean or lake surrounded by land”, and if this area is known as Bahía de Marbella is because land and sea flow in perfect harmony. It is its beaches, golf courses, beach clubs, among many other attractions, which make this sub area of Marbella Este special and we tell you about them, one by one, in this area guide, will you join us?

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A privileged location

Bahía de Marbella, located in the prestigious Marbella Este, began to stand out as an area of interest in the 1990s, when Marbella experienced its greatest expansion in terms of urbanizations, golf courses and other high-end services. Born of the Mediterranean dream, its first luxury residences and villas began to adorn its coastal landscape. During this era, urbanization became synonymous with exclusivity and elegance. It was the vision of pioneering developers that gave Bahía de Marbella its characteristic charm: a fusion of modernity and Andalusian tradition that resulted in a balance that has been enchanting its visitors and residents ever since.

With privileged access to some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol, together with a high quality infrastructure and an atmosphere of tranquility, Bahía de Marbella is not just a place to live or spend a pleasant vacation, but a place to enjoy life at its best.

The area stretches along the A-7, the main road that runs along the Costa del Sol. This road not only ensures a smooth connection to Malaga airport, but also serves as the main artery to other coastal highlights. For those who prefer an alternative route, the AP-7 offers a fast and comfortable journey, especially for those traveling from Gibraltar airport, although there is also the option of the N-340 road for a more scenic experience.

Also from Bahia de Marbella, connectivity to other areas of Marbella Este, Marbella and the Costa del Sol are excellent, thus facilitating access, by car or urban transport, to multiple points of interest; likewise, if you come without your vehicle and there is no bus option, there are many other transportation options, which you can find in Let transportation not be a problem.

  • El Rosario – 3.5 km, 6 min by car, via A-7 and Av. del Rosario
  • Los Monteros – 1.4 km, 3 min by car, on A-7, and 9 min by bus, line 6
  • Costabella – 2.9 km away, 4 min by car, on A-7, and 13 min by bus, line 6
  • Cerrado de Elviria – 5,8 km away, 7 min by car, on A-7, and 27 min by bus, line 6
  • Marbesa – 8.2 km away, 9 min by car, on A-7
  • Cabopino – 9.0 km away, 9 min by car, via A-7, and 30 min by bus, via Avanza L-302
  • Río Real Golf – 2.4 km away, 5 min by car, on Av. de la Alcudia, and 30 min by bus, by lines 13 and 12
  • Marbella Centro – 4.7 km away, 10 min by car, on A-7, and 14 min by bus, on lines 12 and 13
  • La Mairena – 11.1 km away, 14 min by car, by A-7 and Av de España
  • Marbella Casco Histórico – 8.2 km away, 13 min by car, on A-7, and 19 min by bus, lines 12 and 13
  • Nagüeles – 10.9 km away, 13 min by car, via A-7 and AP-7
  • Nueva Andalucía – 14.3 km away, 13 min by car, via A-7 and AP-7
  • Puerto Banús – 15.2 km away, 15 min by car, via A-7, AP-7 and Autovía del Mediterráneo/A-7
  • Golden Mile – 15.4 km away, 15 min by car, via A-7, AP-7 and Mediterranean Highway/A-7

The story of an Urb.

Marbella, a name that resonates with luxury and sophistication on the Costa del Sol, shines not only for its worldwide fame, but also for being an epicenter of charm and beauty on this coveted stretch of coastline. Surrounding the city of Marbella, we find equally charming destinations such as Mijas, Benahavís, Istán, Estepona, Ojén and vibrant Málaga. However, Marbella has a unique glow, a blend of glamour and tradition that makes it unparalleled.

Within this glamorous context is Marbella Este, an area that exudes distinction and is home to several sub-areas that encapsulate the best of luxury and exclusivity. Bahía de Marbella, along with Costabella, Elviria, Los Monteros and Cabopino, stands out as a jewel in this crown of opulence.

Bahía de Marbella is more than an address; it is a destination in itself. Strategically located in the eastern part of Marbella, this urbanization offers unbeatable access to the golden sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. With views of the sea on one side and the imposing Sierra Blanca on the other, Bahía de Marbella provides an exceptional location to enjoy a dream vacation or an everyday life of equal parts luxury and comfort.

The bay’s attractions

This area, known for its idyllic beaches, is also a favorite destination for sports enthusiasts, thanks to its renowned golf courses, rugby club and modern sports facilities. In addition, Bahia de Marbella offers a lively gastronomic scene, with a variety of beach clubs and beachfront restaurants. And, as if that were not enough, its supermarkets, pharmacies and hospitals are also a plus for tranquility. And if you come with children, there are parks and schools.

Beaches where flow, like water

The Bahia de Marbella sub area is named for the union of sea and land; its pristine beaches not only coexist but merge with the vibrant beach clubs, creating a perfect balance between relaxation and fun. At Bahia de Marbella, every moment is an invitation to enjoy two worlds: the tranquility of a coastal retreat and the dynamism of a lively destination.

Playa de Bahía de Marbella

When we talk about the beach of Bahia de Marbella (only 1.0 km away, which is a 10 minute walk from your property), we are not referring to an ordinary beach. What makes it stand out is its incomparable beauty and its variety of beach bars, elements that make it one of the pearls of the Costa del Sol.

Restaurante El Mangaleta

El Mangaleta Restaurant is a jewel on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. This establishment, with its authentic Andalusian style: tables with white tablecloths in a bright dining room, is an impeccable destination for lovers of good food. Upon entering, you will find a spacious terrace, with windows directly overlooking the sea and a cozy interior, which together give rise to the most homely chiringuito in Marbella, according to its most regular customers.

El Mangaleta is not only known for its exceptional location, but also for its menu, as this restaurant specializes in fish, seafood and Mediterranean dishes, with varied and abundant portions; being our star recommendation its black rice, a dish that combines intense flavors and soft textures. As a plus: its hammocks and umbrellas service. It is also spectacular to come with children, as there is no danger around. Of course, if you go on weekends or holidays, we recommend booking by phone to ensure your table, as it tends to fill up.

Restaurante El Mangaleta

  • PRICE: €€
  • OPENING HOURS: Every day, from 12:00 to 23:00
  • ADDRESS: Urbanización Bahía de Marbella, s/n, 29604 Marbella, Málaga
  • DELIVERY: Eat there – No home delivery
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 82 28 72
La Cabane Marbella

Grupo Mosh (establishment) – Grupo Dani García (food) – Dolce & Gabbana (decoration)

Hand in hand with the best, La Cabane Marbella is more than a private beach club, it is a luxury experience on the coast. When you walk through its doors, you discover an oasis of elegance and sophistication, with an impressive pool, restaurant, sun loungers and Balinese beds, facing the vast Mediterranean Sea, as it is located on the beachfront and also has direct access to it, and all this with DJ’s as accompaniment. Its terrace, spacious and elegant, is the perfect place to relax in the sun, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

The club offers an exceptional menu of cocktails and dishes, with a selection of dishes that combine Mediterranean cuisine with international touches; you can’t miss their specialties in seafood and fresh fish, dishes that capture the essence of the sea in every bite. But what really distinguishes La Cabane is its exclusive atmosphere: here the service is impeccable, with an attentive staff that makes sure that every moment is special. It is the ideal place for those looking to enjoy a day of luxury and relaxation, with either a good meal or a cocktail. As a plus, the spectacular D&G store, within the premises.

  • PRICE: €€€€
  • HOURS: Tuesday to Sunday, from 12:00 to 22:00; closed on Mondays. Only open in high season.
  • ADDRESS: C. Jabalí, 29603 Marbella, Málaga
  • TELEPHONE: +34 951 55 22 16

Playa del Alicate

Alicate Beach, although located in the sub area of Las Chapas, stands out for its proximity to Bahía de Marbella, as both sub areas are located in Marbella Este. This beach, like Bahía de Marbella beach, is also recognizable by its many beach clubs and restaurants at the foot of the beach, we recommend some of them!

Restaurante Los Sardinales

Imagine sitting on a terrace right on the sand, with the sea in front of you, that is exactly what Los Sardinales Restaurant offers. It is a place where seafood, squid and, of course, sardines espeto, its star dish, are of the highest quality, and not only stands out for its menu of dishes, with fish of all kinds, because their portions and price are also quite generous.

In addition, this emblematic restaurant is known not only for its cuisine, but also for its warm and cozy atmosphere, in a traditional dining room. Whether you’re enjoying a casual meal during the day or an intimate dinner in the evening, you won’t regret a visit. P.S.: apart from their fish, we also recommend you try their rice dishes, their fried peppers and their rich homemade desserts.

  • PRICE: €€€.
  • HOURS: Every day, from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • ADDRESS: Urbanizacion Alicate Playa s/n, Av. del Gaviero, 29604 Marbella, Malaga; 2.6 km from Bahía de Marbella
  • DELIVERY: Eat in – Take away – No home delivery
  • PHONE: +34 952 83 70 12
Oyana Beach Restaurant

Upon entering Oyana you are greeted by an elegant and relaxed space, where natural light highlights the beauty of its interior design. The terrace, a veritable balcony overlooking the Mediterranean, is the perfect setting for savoring exquisite dishes while watching the beach life. The menu at Oyana is an exploration of the flavors of the Mediterranean, with an emphasis on flavorful grills, masterfully prepared rice dishes, and all kinds of fish: squid, lemon anchovies, sardines, octopus, etc., all at a reasonable price, and also with gluten free options. We recommend you to reserve a table.

  • PRICE: €€€.
  • OPENING HOURS: Every day, from 11:00 to 21:00
  • ADDRESS: Urbanización las Chapas, s/n, 29604 Marbella, Málaga; 2.8 km from Bahía de Marbella
  • DELIVERY: Eat in – Take away – No home delivery
  • TELEPHONE: +34 621 35 95 85

Sport in abundance

Golf courses, where to make the perfect swing

Another of the great advantages of Marbella, and the area of Marbella Este in particular, is the large number of golf courses, first class, that can be found in it; and it is for something that the Costa del Sol is also known as the Costa del Golf. Below we talk about some of them.

Marbella Golf Country Club

In the heart of the Costa del Sol, and very close to Costabella, designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones, the Marbella Golf Country Club is just one golf course where exclusivity rewards, coming to be considered, by Tripadvisor, as the best golf course in all of Marbella. Its 18 holes, all of them overlooking the vast sea, offer a golfing experience that challenges both the technical and strategic skills of the player. The first 9 holes, with their narrower paths and various slopes, require meticulous planning and the right choice of club; on the other hand, the second 9 are more accessible and open, ideal for beginners.

As an extra, its beautiful clubhouse offers a cozy atmosphere with a terrace, also with excellent views, where you can enjoy an aperitif after the game. As if that were not enough, the complex also houses the sophisticated restaurant: El Olivo, which promises to delight diners with its haute cuisine menu.

  • HOURS: Every day, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • ADDRESS: N-340, Km.188, 29604 Marbella, Málaga; 2.5 km from Bahía de Marbella
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 05 00
Río Real Golf Marbella

This prestigious course, considered by the Spanish Golf Federation as one of the best golf courses in Spain and by its regular customers as one of the most beautiful on the Costa del Sol, and designed by the legendary Javier Arana, is known for its elegant integration into the Mediterranean landscape, offering a unique golf experience on the Costa del Sol. Playing at Rio Real, you are immersed in an environment where each of its 18 holes, all of them overlooking the Rio Real, hence the name of the club, presents a new challenge, combining technical difficulty with spectacular views.

The fairways stretch between trees and lakes, creating an interesting game for golfers of all levels. And with the sea breeze always present. But Rio Real Golf is not just a place to play. Its club house is a space for meeting and relaxation, where you can enjoy a meal, a snack or a good coffee in its restaurant, El Club Restaurant, either inside or on its terrace with panoramic views of the course. Reserve here!

  • HOURS: Every day, from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.
  • ADDRESS: Urb. Golf Rio Real, s/n, 29603 Marbella, Malaga; 2.4 km from Bahía de Marbella
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 76 57 33

For ball lovers

Marbella Rugby Club

Soccer fields are something very common in Spain, but if Marbella stands out for something is for knowing how to make a difference. And that is why in this area guide we would like to recommend the Marbella Rugby Club, a rugby club located right in the sub area of Bahía de Marbella and considered by many fans and players as one of the most outstanding rugby clubs in Spain and one of the most charming on the Costa del Sol.

Its spacious pitches are meticulously manicured, providing the perfect setting for players of all ages and levels, plus you will also have the option of rugby training classes. And for those who prefer to enjoy the game with a coffee, there is an indoor bar, perfect for watching the action in a relaxed atmosphere, and there is also a buffet. Its philosophy is to educate in values through rugby, taking it beyond a simple sport.

  • HOURS: Monday to Thursday, from 18:00 to 21:30; Saturdays, from 11:00 to 16:30; Sundays, from 10:00 to 14:00.
  • ADDRESS: C. de los Cipreses, s/n, 29603 Marbella, Málaga; 5.2 km from Bahía de Marbella
  • TELEPHONE: +34 666 42 36 78

More than just gyms, fitness temples

Royal Tennis Club Marbella

The Royal Tennis Club de Marbella, a distinguished sports enclave located just 1.6 km from Bahía de Marbella Beach, is renowned for its exceptional facilities. The club’s reputation primarily rests on its nine tennis courts, consisting of eight outdoor clay courts and one hard court, all equipped with state-of-the-art lighting systems for night play. They offer tennis lessons year-round, catering to both children and adults, with highly qualified coaches providing training.

Despite its name, this club isn’t limited to tennis alone. It offers a diverse range of activities. Inside, you’ll discover two glass paddle courts, also equipped with high-quality lighting for evening matches, and options for both individual and group lessons. The club boasts an impressive outdoor swimming pool, measuring 25 meters in length and 10 meters in width, perfect for cooling off or practicing swimming. They offer swimming options for all ages, including guided lessons during the summer.

Ping-pong enthusiasts can enjoy four professional tables, ideal for friendly competitions or group classes. For those interested in using gym machines, the club features the GYM Royal Tennis Club, equipped with state-of-the-art machines. Here, the weight used on the machines is determined not by traditional weights but by the trainer, who tailors the resistance based on each individual’s physical condition and fitness goals. The gym also offers various classes, including Power Toning, Stretching, Body Sculpting, and Aerobics.

Royal Tennis Club Marbella

As a perfect conclusion to a day or morning filled with activities, Restaurante La Veranda Verde invites you to savor an excellent breakfast, always offering rejuvenating juice options after your training session. Additionally, this restaurant is an ideal choice for various events, including business lunches, banquets, weddings, children’s parties, or any type of celebration. It offers an extensive range of entertainment programs, featuring flamenco dancers, ballet shows, live music, magicians, children’s entertainers, and even karaoke. Furthermore, you can catch live broadcasts of soccer, tennis, and other sports tournaments.

In summary, at the Royal Tennis Club, the passion for sports and the pleasure of fine dining seamlessly merge into a perfect harmony.

  • HOURS: Every day, 8:00 am to 22:00 pm.
  • ADDRESS: Carretera CADIZ (ELVIRIA), 188, BAJO, 29604 Marbella, Málaga
  • TELEPHONE: +34 687 66 50 84

Bahía de Marbella makes it easy for you: the most accessible tools

Bahía de Marbella is renowned not only for its stunning beaches, which boast numerous beach clubs, restaurants, and golf courses, but also for the abundance and quality of its essential services. From supermarkets stocked with fresh, high-quality produce to pharmacies that efficiently serve both residents and visitors, as well as state-of-the-art health centers and hospitals, this area has made significant efforts to ensure that it meets all the basic and medical needs of its community. We believe it has succeeded admirably.

Where to buy

ALDI

The ALDI is one of the closest supermarkets you will find, as its distance to Bahía de Marbella is no more than 350 m. A supermarket with a wide variety of produce, meat and dairy products, as well as, in general, multiple discounts. According to their most regular customers good prices and high quality products. There is always a parking space so you can leave your car while you shop.

  • OPENING HOURS: Every day, from 9:00 to 21:30
  • ADDRESS: Rotonda Golf Santa Clara, C. Bogey, 29603 Marbella, Málaga
  • TELEPHONE: +34 900 90 24 66

Supercor Exprés

If you’re staying in one of our top villas and want to maximize your time there, we understand completely. That’s why we recommend Supercor Exprés, not only for its proximity to Bahía de Marbella but also for its wide range of offerings, including food, bakery, pharmacy, perfumery, newsstand, leisure items, and gifts. Moreover, this supermarket offers the great advantage of being open every day, including Sundays, for 18 hours, as it doesn’t close until 1:00 in the morning. Convenient on-street parking is available

  • HOURS: Every day, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • ADDRESS: Nac.340, km 189, 29604 Marbella, Málaga; 550 m, 8 min on foot.
  • DELIVERY: No home delivery, in-store only
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 95 72

Carrefour Market

Located very close to Mama’s Bakery, as we mentioned earlier, there’s a Carrefour Market. In this store, you can conveniently find both groceries and a wide selection of hygiene and cleaning products at competitive prices. Whether you’re opting for a long-term rental or simply prefer to have a diverse range of items readily available, Costabella‘s Carrefour Market offers a comprehensive shopping experience.

  • HOURS: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 9:30 pm; Closed on Sundays.
  • ADDRESS: Autovía del Mediterráneo, Km. 188, 29603 Marbella, Málaga; 1,2 km, 16 min on foot.
  • DELIVERY: Yes, more information on Home delivery, so you don’t have to go anywhere and can simply enjoy.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 665 28 00 25

Health is a priority for your well-being

Farmacia Pinomar

Farmacia Pinomar, strategically located in the vicinity of Costabella, has become an essential point of care and service for the community in this area. They provide not only medicines but also professional and personalized advice to ensure the well-being of their customers.

  • HOURS: Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm, and Saturdays, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm; closed on Sundays.
  • ADDRESS: Carretera National N-340 Urbanización Pinomar – Junto Gasolinera Repsol. Km 189, 29601 Marbella, Málaga; 700 m, 10 min on foot.
  • DELIVERY: Yes, more information on Home delivery, so you don’t have to go anywhere and can simply enjoy.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 10 44

Farmacia Artola

Although Farmacia Artola is located a bit farther from Costabella, it is still conveniently close by car, and it has the great advantage of being open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This establishment stands out not only for its wide variety of products at competitive prices but also for its excellent customer service. Whenever advice is needed, one or two pharmacists are available to provide solutions, even addressing basic veterinary questions.

  • HOURS: Every day, 24 hours a day.
  • ADDRESS: km 194.4, N-340, 29604 Marbella, Málaga, Málaga; 5,8 km, 7 min on foot.
  • DELIVERY: Yes, more information on Home delivery, so you don’t have to go anywhere and can simply enjoy.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 25 89

Medhelp Centro Médico El Rosario

Located a short distance from Costabella, specifically in El Rosario, this medical center has established itself as a healthcare reference throughout the Marbella Este area. We recommend it not only for its proximity but also for the quality of its medical care. At Medhelp Medical Center El Rosario, you will find distinguished professionals committed to providing top-notch care, backed by extensive experience and expertise in multiple medical fields, from traumatology and neurology to psychology, radiology, and physiotherapy. One of the most noteworthy aspects of this center is the careful and personalized attention that each team member provides to every patient. They accept several private medical insurances: Sanitas, DKV, and Medicat.

  • HOURS: Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, and additionally Monday and Thursday, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm; closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • ADDRESS: Centro comercial Andasol Km 187 N-340, local 6; 600 m, 8 min on foot.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 689 36 73 51

Hospital Universitario Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol University Hospital is a public hospital managed by the Health Department of the Andalusian Regional Government. Located about 7 km east of the Spanish city of Marbella, right next to the A-7 highway, it is the main hospital in the Costa del Sol region. This hospital offers a wide range of healthcare services, ranging from general medicine to cardiology or traumatology, and even more specialized areas such as oncology, pediatrics, and neurology. All of this, along with its emergency service providing care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, makes it a reference in healthcare for the coastal region.

  • HOURS: Every day, 24 hours a day.
  • ADDRESS: A-7, Km 187, 29603 Marbella, Málaga; 3,5 km, 6 min on foot.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 951 97 66 69

Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella

Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella is a renowned private healthcare center located in the heart of Marbella. With over 46 years of history, it is part of the prestigious Quirónsalud group, a leader in healthcare in Spain. It is known for offering specialized services, as well as more advanced treatments such as surgery or dermatology, with a total of 75 different clinical specialties. With a highly qualified medical team, state-of-the-art technology, and a solid hospital infrastructure, right on the beachfront with panoramic sea views from most of its rooms, Quirónsalud Marbella guarantees exceptional and personalized medical care. We recommend scheduling an appointment online.

  • HOURS: Every day, 24 hours a day.
  • ADDRESS: Av. Severo Ochoa, 20, 29603 Marbella, Málaga; 7,1 km, 10 min on foot.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 77 42 00

Happy children equal a happy family

Schools

Colegio Bilingüe Las Chapas

The Bilingual School Las Chapas, located near Costabella, is a prominent private educational institution founded in 1985. Over the years, it has proven to be an outstanding institution by offering high-quality education to students ranging from 0 to 18 years old.

Part of the prestigious Attendis Educational Group, which has a 50-year history and experience in the field of education, Las Chapas is not only recognized for its bilingual, Spanish and English academic education and individualized attention but also for its emphasis on the family within the educational process, its pursuit of academic excellence, and its values-based education. Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that the school follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and is authorized in the Primary Years Programme (PYP).

  • HOURS: Monday to Friday, from 8:15 am to 5:00 pm; closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • ADDRESS: Urb. Hacienda las Chapas, s/n, 29604 Marbella, Málaga; 700 m, 10 min on foot.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 16 16

Colegio Alborán

The Alborán School is a renowned private bilingual educational institution, offering education in both English and Spanish, from Early Childhood Education to Baccalaureate. The school takes pride in its own kitchen, providing healthy menus and catering to students with allergies or intolerances. Additionally, the school enhances its educational offering with a specialized department for guidance and attention to diversity. It’s worth mentioning that students achieve remarkable results in university entrance exams. The school facilities include a splendid playground and a wide range of extracurricular activities, including classical riding and music school. Although it is located further from Bahía de Marbella compared to Las Chapas Bilingual School, this distance can be easily covered by car.

  • HOURS: Monday to Friday, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm; closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • ADDRESS: Urb. Hacienda las Chapas, s/n, 29604 Marbella, Málaga; 700 m, 10 min on foot.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 16 16

Colegio Alemán de Málaga

Would you like your children to master both Spanish and German? The German School of Malaga stands as a reference in bilingual education in the region, giving the German language the prestige it deserves, considering it’s one of the 20 most spoken languages in the world.

This institution excels not only for its academic proposal rooted in German standards but also for its cutting-edge pedagogical approach. Highly qualified teachers employ innovative methodologies such as cultural immersion and the adoption of state-of-the-art technology. Additionally, the school promotes cultural exchanges, giving students the opportunity to apply the German language in authentic contexts and providing them with a global perspective. And all of this is just a 15-minute drive from the Bahía de Marbella subzone in East Marbella.

  • HOURS: Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Friday, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm; closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • ADDRESS: C. Velazquez, 3, 29612 Ojén, Málaga; 8,8 km, 12 min on foot.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 951 04 15 20

Home delivery, so you don’t have to move and can simply enjoy

One of the great advantages of spending your vacation in a rental property is being able to feel at home, avoiding the impersonal atmosphere of a hotel room, for example. And what better way to enhance that feeling than by having everything you need at your fingertips? Without leaving the rented property. Below, you’ll find some home delivery options that will allow you to make the most of your days of relaxation, catering to your cravings and needs without having to get up from your hammock or leave the pool.

  • Glovo: It’s not only an essential resource for those looking for delicious food delivered to their doorstep but has also diversified its portfolio to include pharmaceutical and grocery deliveries.
  • Uber Eats: With a strong reputation backed by its counterpart in the transportation world, Uber Eats has focused on food delivery, promising an efficient and fast experience. With a wide selection of partner restaurants, it ensures culinary options to satisfy every taste.
  • Just Eat: With a notable presence on the international scene, it’s the solution for those who want to explore greater culinary diversity, whether it’s fast food or more sophisticated dishes.
  • Amazon Prime: To cater to almost any need that may arise during your stay, from buying a book to stocking the fridge with fresh groceries, as it has Amazon’s full catalog. However, you will need a subscription, priced at €49.90/year, to have your orders delivered in the fastest way, although it also offers a 30-day free trial.
  • Deliveroo: If you’re looking for a superior gastronomic experience, Deliveroo is your perfect ally. Specializing in the delivery of high-quality dishes from select local restaurants, Deliveroo caters to the most discerning palates without the need to leave your place.

Transportation shouldn’t be a problem

Gas Stations

To get around Marbella Este, Marbella, and the Costa del Sol

Estación de Servicio Madese – Repsol

If you choose to rent one of our properties and decide to explore other subzones within Marbella Este, such as Bahía de Marbella or Elviria (more information on distances in: A privileged location), or even go further and visit other areas of Marbella, such as Puerto Banús or Nueva Andalucía, or other wonderful municipalities that make up the Costa del Sol, such as: Ojén (15.9 km away, between 20 and 26 minutes by car on A-7), Istán (27.4 km away, between 35 and 45 minutes by car on Carr. Istán/A-7176), La Cala de Mijas (27.5 km away, between 20 and 28 minutes by car on A-7 and AP-7), Benahavís (29.6 km away, between 26 and 35 minutes by car on Autovía del Mediterráneo/A7), or Estepona (40.5 km away, between 28 and 40 minutes by car on AP-7), you will surely appreciate the proximity of the Madese Service Station – Repsol, located in Costabella. Note: this gas station offers diesel fuel.

  • HOURS: Every day, 24 hours a day.
  • ADDRESS: N-340, 29600 Marbella, Málaga
  • TELEPHONE: +34 951 04 15 20

City bus

To get around Marbella Este

Avanza

If you decide to leave your car at home, don’t worry because you’ll have the option to get around other subzones within Marbella Este, such as Elviria, Bahía de Marbella, or Cabopino, through the city buses provided by the company Avanza, one of the main transportation operators in our country, Spain (more info about routes at: A privileged location). You can check their schedules through their app: Avanza – Costa del Sol, available for both Android and iOS. The cost of the bus is only €1.18.

Taxi and Other Transportation Services

To get around Marbella Este and Marbella

Taxis, or private transportation services like Uber or Bolt, are perfect for short trips within Marbella Este or even within Marbella. However, if you plan to travel further beyond Marbella to other municipalities on the Costa del Sol, such as Mijas or Benahavís, the price may be higher.

  • Taxi: For those looking for a more direct and private option, taxis are widely available in Marbella. Among the most common taxi services in Marbella, you will find two companies: Taxisol (952 77 44 88) and Taxi Marbella (618 34 89 24).
  • Uber: We mentioned Uber Eats earlier for food delivery, and Uber also offers an excellent transportation service that allows you to get around Marbella Este and other areas of Marbella. How? It’s very simple, just order an Uber by downloading their app, available for both Android and iOS.
  • Bolt: Formerly known as Taxify, Bolt is a platform similar to Uber. Just download their app, available for all operating systems (Android and iOS), and move around as you wish from Costabella.
  • Cabify: This Spanish company has been gaining popularity gradually. How does it work? Just like the previous two, download the app and order a Cabify – it’s as simple as that! Available on Google Play and the Apple Store.

Car Rental

To get around Marbella Este, Marbella, and the Costa del Sol

If you’ve decided to travel to Marbella without your own vehicle and plan to explore the Costa del Sol at your own pace, whether it’s the subzones within the Marbella Este area, other areas of Marbella like the magnificent Golden Mile or Puerto Banús, or other municipalities in the Costa del Sol such as Mijas or Benahavis, we want to provide you with information about some of the major car rental companies.

  • Goldcar (+34 918 341 400): Known for its affordable rates, Goldcar is a popular choice among tourists looking to rent a vehicle without spending too much. They have a wide variety of car models, from compacts ideal for city driving to larger vehicles suitable for families or groups. They are a frequent choice for those coming to spend their holidays on the Costa del Sol, and one of their multiple branches is located at Malaga Airport (Av. del Comandante García Morato, 48, 29004 Málaga). They provide services seven days a week from 07:00 to 23:01. Another branch is located in Gibraltar – La Línea (La Línea de la Concepción) and operates from Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 19:59. Our recommendation is to rent your vehicle at Malaga Airport right after landing to eliminate transportation concerns during your stay in Costabella. Be sure to reserve your vehicle in advance through their website.
  • Avis (951 32 40 60): If you’re looking for a premium rental experience, Avis could be the right choice for you. This company stands out for its quick customer service, Quick Pass, and offers high-end vehicles, both cars and vans. Their location is Autovía del Mediterráneo, 340, km 175, 29660 Marbella, Málaga, and their hours are from Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 13:45 and 15:30 to 17:45, and Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:00, closed on Sundays. We also recommend booking your vehicle in advance through their website to secure your reservation.
  • Yellow Car (952 83 14 92): This is a local car rental company founded in 1972 that has expanded its presence over the years, with offices in strategic locations on the Costa del Sol, including Malaga Airport (Av. del Comandante García Morato, 53, 29004; Ground Floor), open 24 hours a day, every day, and La Cala de Mijas. Of course, they also have an office in Marbella, open from Monday to Sunday, 9:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 19:00. Their Marbella office is conveniently located in Marbella Este, in El Rosario (C. Los Limoneros, 29604 Marbella, Málaga), where Bahía de Marbella is situated. Like with Goldcar or Avis, we recommend booking in advance.

It is essential that when renting a vehicle, you review all the terms and conditions, including insurance and fuel policies.

Beyond Bahía de Marbella: Marbella Este

Costabella, with its charm and amenities, serves as an excellent starting point for you to explore other wonders of Marbella Este. As you may have already seen, this subzone offers practically everything a visitor could desire. However, you can always go further, using the detailed information we’ve provided in ‘Let Transportation Not Be a Problem,’ and discover all the privileges that the Marbella Este area has to offer.

An example of this would be Costabella, whose beach is also home to many beach clubs and restaurants of high caliber, such as: the Dune Beach Marbella, the Chiringuito El Chiri Marbella, the Bono Beach Marbella, or, also on the beach, the restaurants Restaurante Da Sergio, Restaurante Las Flores or Restaurante Luuma Beach Marbella; all charming places to enjoy a delicious meal or a good cocktail.

Dune Beach Marbella
Restaurante Da Sergio

Continuing our journey, we come across Bahía de Marbella, a haven of tranquility, and Cabopino, whose main attraction is the picturesque Cabopino Beach. El Rosario, Marbesa, Río Real Golf, and La Mairena complete the list of nearby subzones to Bahía de Marbella in Marbella Este, offering a combination of nature, sports, gastronomy, and top-notch beaches.

Beyond Marbella Este: Marbella Centro, Marbella Casco Histórico, and Puerto Banús

On the other hand, you may decide to venture beyond Marbella Este and explore other areas of Marbella, such as Marbella Centro, Marbella Casco Histórico, or the popular tourist attraction, Puerto Banús (you can find information about the distance to these places in the section: A privileged location). Therefore, in the following paragraphs, we would like to provide you with more detailed information about each of these locations.

Marbella Casco Histórico

“Yo vuelvo por mis alas, dejadme volver. Quiero morirme siendo, siendo amanecer” (I return for my wings, let me return. I want to die being, being dawn) – Federico Garcia Loca, is one of the many literary quotes you can find in the corners of Marbella’s Old Town. Marbella is that, a place where you’ll want to return, whenever you can, to fall in love with its sunrises and sunsets, its whitewashed walls and cobblestone streets that tell stories of centuries past, or iconic places like Plaza de los Naranjos or the Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación, like that teenager who experiences love for the first time.

The heart of Marbella is a vibrant corner where floral scents and local food aromas blend with the sounds of laughter, conversations, and live music played by street musicians. Cafes with outdoor terraces, traditional restaurants, exclusive boutiques, flower-adorned corners, literary quotes, and small local shops offer a charming mix of history and modernity. The old town is a meeting point where ancient traditions coexist with modern conveniences, providing visitors with a unique and timeless experience. Undoubtedly, it is a place that will captivate those who wish to discover the true essence of Marbella and the purest Andalusian beauty.

Marbella Centro

Just 8 minutes by car from Bahia de Marbella, the center of Marbella stands out as a point of confluence between Andalusian tradition and cosmopolitanism. Its cobblestone streets and whitewashed buildings contrast with modern avenues and spacious urban parks. Venus beach, La Fontanilla beach and La Bajadilla beach, among others, border the center, offering varied coastal experiences. It is essential to mention the Roman Bridge, a historical vestige that evokes the rich history of the city.

In addition, for those who appreciate shopping in stores of renowned brands, such as Adolfo Dominguez in fashion; Swarovski in jewelry and costume jewelry; Calzedonia in accessories and footwear; Apple Store in technology and leisure; Solaris in optics; Kiko in perfumery and esthetics; and Imaginarium in toys, La Cañada shopping center is a must. Likewise, those who prefer a gastronomic experience in franchised restaurants, such as Foster’s Hollywood, will find La Cañada Shopping Center an excellent option.

In short, downtown Marbella symbolizes a harmonious combination of culture, commerce and coastline.

Puerto Banús

Puerto Banús, located just 15 minutes by car from Costabella, is the undisputed symbol of luxury in Marbella. This opulent enclave is an array of majestic yachts and exclusive boutiques, with iconic brands such as Loewe, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, Fendi, Versace and Dior lining its promenades.

During the day, visitors can stroll along the pier, captivated by the impressive sight of luxury vehicles and boats, and when night falls, Puerto Banús transforms, adopting a festive atmosphere full of vitality, where the elegance of its terraces and restaurants merges with the hustle and bustle of its nightclubs. It is the place where the elite converge with those seeking a touch of sophistication and glamour. We recommend you come, if only, to pay a visit to one of the most emblematic places of the Costa del Sol, you will not regret it!