If your target is Marbella and Puerto Banús, according to us, Avanza buses are by far the cheapest (€8,20 per/pers - one way) and very comfortable and easy. They depart frequently, just outside the airport exit and brings you directly (40 min. without stops) to Marbella bus station. Here you can go further with local buses or taxis to your final destination.
Málaga is a popular tourist destination, known as "the capital of Costa del Sol". An estimated 6 million tourists visit the city each year.
Málaga centre has significantly improved its standard the latest years and appear as a charming, cozy and highly recommended destination with plenty of cafes, restaurants, a busy nightlife and shopping.
Tourists usually visit the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and the Museo Picasso Malaga, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the old town or the beaches. Málaga harbour is also the second busiest cruise port of the Iberian Peninsula.
A popular walk leads up the hill to the Gibralfaro castle (a Parador), offering panoramic views over the city.
Marbella & Puerto Banús
Puerto Banús contains expensive shopping malls, restaurants and bars around the marina. It is also a scene to many exotic cars that are owned by international celebrities and wealthy owners that also own large yachts.
Luxury cars like Rolls Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin, Maserati and high end sports cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and Mercedes etc. are a common sight around Marbella and Puerto Banús and admired by foreign residents who are seduced by the lifestyle. Marbella is also one of the most important tourist cities on Costa del Sol, and throughout most of the year, is an international tourist attraction.
Benalmádena & Torremolinos
Benalmádena Marina is one of the largest marinas of Andalusia and has been awarded twice as the "Best Marina in the World" and attracts a large number of tourists every year.
Benalmádena is one of the main tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol, with leisure facilities including an amusement park, two aquariums (SeaLife aquarium and Selwo Marina), a casino, a cable car and the 33 meter tall Buddhist Benalmadena Stupa and the Colomares Castle.
The area of Benalmadena & Torremolinos is rich in nice beaches and known for its sandy beaches such as El Bajondillo and La Carihuela. It is very popular with British and Irish tourists and has a large British expatriate population. Nightlife, dining and shopping are centered on Calle San Miguel in Torremolinos which is also known locally for its vibrant nightlife, particularly its numerous bars and clubs catering to the LGBT community.
Fuengirola is located a 15 min drive south of Málaga Airport and is known for its seven kilometres fabulous sandy beaches. That makes it the perfect holiday destination. Well connected with trains and buses which stops in the centre.
Bioparc Fuengirola (Zoo), Sohail Castle (Arabic castle) and the Roman Ruins are some of the attractions, as well as a buzzing nightlife...