TOURIST INFORMATION * See Below - for some great suggestions for local attractions, activities and family fun! 

Explore and enjoy Marbella and Puerto Banus 
Although El Presidente is an extremely tranquil and beautiful beach-side environment with many excellent bars, restaurants and an ALDI supermarket within walking distance, it is great to be able to explore and enjoy our local area too. A short five minute drive away is the vibrant and cosmopolitan Puerto Banus with its wonderful Marina, sandy beaches, up-market shopping and huge variety of bars and restaurants. The lovely local town of San Pedro de Alcántara is also very close and its pedestrianised main street is full of charm, artisan shops, bars and restaurants that give a true taste of Spanish culture and sociability.  
Five minutes further away is Marbella with its fabulous marble promenade, wonderful town and sandy beach (Estepona is also about 10 minutes from El Presidente and similarly offers a tremendous range of pleasures and delights!).  
Once it was just a fishing village but now Marbella is known as “the Pearl of the Costa del Sol” with its cosmopolitan population, international visitors and reputation for being one of the Coast's most aristocratic resorts. 
Here you have the beautiful Casco Antiguo (old town) with the Plaza de Naranjos (Orange Square, shown below) at its centre. Narrow white-washed pedestrianised streets feed off from it, bedecked with colourful and fragrant flowers, offering a wonderful chance to explore the hidden delights of Marbella as you come upon attractive courtyards, the walls of the old Moorish castle and beautiful churches set in picturesque squares. Also along these narrow lanes in Marbella's “Casco Antiguo” are numerous shops offering artisan gifts, designer clothes and so much more for both tourists and the local residents of Marbella.  
Marbella Churreria y Choclateria
Churreria Choclateria, Marbella 
Marbella sandy beach
Marbella Beach 
Numerous fabulous Beach-Bar restaurants "Chiringuitos" are dotted along the Coast 
Orange Square Plaza de Naranjos Marbella
Orange Square, Marbella 
Marbella sandy beach and sun-loungers
Marbella Beach 
Relaxing on the beach .... 
Then, when you feel the need to relax, you can choose from one of the old town's many outdoor restaurants, shady cafés or tapas bars for a reviving drink, tasty snack or freshly prepared meal. 
Adjacent to Marbella's old town is the newer commercial area with the main thoroughfare of the Avda. Ricardo Soriano containing many internationally known shops, as well as branches of all the major banks. Larger shopping centres, such as La Cañada, with even more retail shops, are to be found just outside of Marbella and in Puerto Banus. 
There are also a number of beautiful and tree lined parks, such as the Parque de Constitución, where outdoor summer concerts and children's theatrical productions are put on.  
Marbella's sandy beach and beautiful promenade are also full of great chiringuitos, bars and restaurants. Following a day of relaxation on the beach, regularly cooling off in the clear Mediterranean waters, this is where locals and visitors, often accompanied by their families, will stroll throughout the evening, savouring the abundant variety of sights, sounds, smells and tastes that are on offer. 
Indeed because of the nearby mountains that protect Marbella from the cold winds of the north, we are able to benefit from a a very special micro-climate that gives us milder winters and slightly cooler summer nights than Malaga and the rest of the Costa del Sol receive. Consequently we are able to enjoy the out-door life of Marbella throughout the year without suffering from either the freezing cold or sweltering and unbearable heat experienced elsewhere in Europe! This is definitely a major advantage!! 
Marbella old town casco antiguo
Marbella Old Town 
Marbella beach chiringuitos
Marbella Beach Chiringuitos 
Numerous tremendous Golf courses are also close to El Presidente 
Marbella Promenade 
Marbella chigiringuitos sardines
Fresh Sardines! 
Enjoy golf with great company, glorious sunshine and fantastic sea-views too .... 

El Presidente's nearby Golf Courses 

El Presidente has numerous golf courses in the surrounding area. 
Flamingos Golf - 
Real Club de Golf Guadalmena - 
El Paraiso Golf - 
El Higueral Golf Club - 
Aloha Golf Club - 
Marbella Golf Country Club - 
Estepona Golf - 
Marbella and Estepona golf courses Marbella and Estepona Golf Holidays
Marbella and San Pedro golf courses Marbella and Guadalmina Golf Courses
Marbella coastal golf courses Marbella and Estepona Golf Holidays


Local attractions and activities: 
Selwo Aventura - Discover the wildlife, flora and fauna from around the world on a truck safari and on foot - 
Selwo Marina - Discover a wide variety of marine wildlife from the Caribbean to the South Pole, including personal interactions, plus the wildlife of Amazonia and The Tropics - 
Benalmádena Cable Car - A bird's eye view of the Coast from the top of Mount Calamarroa, plus a "birds of prey" flight presentation - 
BIOPARC Fuengirola - Discover the endangered wildlife from the tropical forests of Africa and Asia in their replicated natural habitats - 
Aventura Amazonia Marbella - zip-lines & 6 adventure circuits - 
Mijas Aqua Park - Numerous water slides, wave pool, adventure river, adult and children's pools and jacuzzi - 
Dolphin Watching Estepona - Experience the dolphins at close hand on a guided boat trip - 
San Roque to Ronda Train - Travel the picturesque 63km route along the Genal Valley - 
Caminito del Rey - Walk the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site and Natural Park and elevated walkway through the gorge - 
Canyoning in Rió Guadalmina - Hike and swim your way down the river from Benahavis to close to El Presidente - 
Fly Blue Ferry - Take the ferry boat between the marinas in Marbella and Puerto Banus for spectacular views of the Coast - 
Buggy Fun Marbella - Off-road Buggy Tours into the mountains from Benahavis - 
Estepona Buggys Tour - 90 minute and 2 hour off-road Buggy Tours - 
Explore Marbella's beautiful old town (casco antiguo) - see the photos below, the lovely pedestrianised main street of San Pedro de Alcántara and Estepona's promenade. 
Markets - Estepona on Wednesdays, Puerto Banus on Saturdays and Estepona Port on Sundays. 
Visit at least one of the nearby white-walled villages such as Casares and Zahara de la Sierra, or the lovely towns of Ronda, Nerja and Mijas, or the fascinating and historic cities of Seville, Granada (+Alhambra), Cadiz, Córdoba and Málaga. Gibraltar is just 65 minutes away too! 
Bolonia Beach & Roman Ruins - Heading to Cadiz and about 20km from Tarifa's renowned windsurfer's beaches, is a lovely sandy beach, massive dunes and the extensive Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia - 
If you go to the local beaches, do have lunch or dinner in a chiringuito (beach/bar restaurant) and choose from a vast selection of fresh seafood or home-made paella to savour. One of our favourites is La Red on Marbella beach - 
Enjoy Puerto Banus's Marina, shopping (El Corte Inglés), summer market and night life! There is also an english language cinema - 
Join with the Marbella, San Pedro de Alcántara and Estepona locals when they come out for their morning or afternoon churros (similar to a deep fried doughnut!) and chocolate or for their early evening stroll along the promenade and watch the world go by from a nearby café or bar with a refreshing drink and some delicious tapas before dinner. 
Go for a walk or a drive in the beautiful surrounding countryside and have an incredibly tasty and cheap home-cooked lunch in a local road-side "Venta" (country restaurant), especially during the winter months. 
For numerous excellent restaurants, the small village of Benahavis is just a short drive from El Presidente. The one at the Amanhavis Hotel is particularly good, as is Los Abanicos 
Alternatively ..... Just relax on the beach or by the pool, read a book, listen to some music and/or chill out completely! 
Marbella Casco Antiguo Old Town Marbella Old Town plaza and church
Marbella Beach Club Pier 
Marbella Feria Marbella Old Town local restaurants
Travel inland to explore the beautiful countryside and reservoirs 
Marbella Feria Fairground
Fabulous local bars and restaurants await you 
Marbella Old Town Casco Antiguo Marbella Old Town's beautiful side streets
Skiing in the Sierra Nevada is just two hours away 
El Presidente fountains
Discover what makes El Presidente so special ! 
El Presidente main swimming pool
El Presidente's five wonderful swimming-pools, one of which is heated throughout the winter 
El Presidente fountains
Discover what makes El Presidente so special ! 
El Presidente main swimming pool
El Presidente's five wonderful swimming-pools, one of which is scheduled to be heated throughout the winter 
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