Places & Beaches to Visit

The climate on the Costa del Sol boasts over 300 days of sunshine and is ideal all year round. It’s great for families wishing to enjoy a beachside holiday and ideal for golfers at any time of year, eager to experience the wonderful very local, golf courses in the nearby vicinity. It is also ideal for those who want a very active holiday with  sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing etc. all on offer along the coast.

The apartment is great for having peaceful days “at home”. Its easy to relax and enjoy the sun in the garden and its also easy to stroll around the marina. There are many places to visit locally and we have listed just a few of them below..

The white villages of San Roque, Casares and Manilva set high in the mountains are within a 15 minute drive and are well worth a visit. If you wish to go further a field Ronda, about an hour and a halfs inland drive away. The road can wind in and out but once there, it’s a must! For more information see

Closer to home, there are two local beach clubs, one within easy walking distance and the other just a few minutes car drive away. Both offer beautiful grounds, sun loungers and lovely large swimming pools. Both clubs are situated on the beach so it is easy to dip into the sea if you want to. The nearest club within walking distance from the apartment is the El Octagano club and you can also have lunch or dinner there too.


There are three local beaches, two of which are within easy walking distance of the apartment. The beach featured here is at Alcaidesa Beach which is just 10 minutes by car. This beach is unspoilt, very quiet and stretches for miles and miles. Perfect!









Gibraltar, just 25 minutes drive away, has great duty free shopping and also the spectacular “rock” with its resident monkeys and amazing views up and down the coast. Try the cable car that ascends the “rock”. For further information see


An  easy local trip is the little marina village of Duquesa. It is ideal for lunch or dinner and you can have a drink or dine overlooking the marina from a wide range of restaurants. It is worth stopping at Duquesa Fort for a wander round the well preserved ruins.

Tarifa is a must for those interested in kitesurfing or windsurfing with some of the best conditions in the world and also some of the most spectacular scenery with the North African mountains as a backdrop. For further information see

From Algeciras, you can take the ferry over to Tangier in North Africa and explore this most fascinating town. There are ferry crossings from Tarifa and Gibraltar. There is also a ferry over to Cueta, a Spanish enclave on the African coast. For further information see

Tangier is well worth a visit, the ferry cost is reasonable and the contrast between Africa and Spain is marked. Its easy to pick up a local tour guide from the port – and haggle for the best deal!  When we visited Tangier ourselves , the best thing we did upon arrival was to hire a local registered guide. There are many guides at the port on arrival but make sure to check the tour guide’s ID is genuine before parting with any money or getting into a taxi with them. For a view of what Tangier has to offer check out the photo gallery below from one of our own previous visits.