Additional Location Information
The MARAZUL-Resort really is a sophisticated and peaceful haven at the heart of Europe's favourite recreational area. It's outstanding beach-front location is enhanced by the close proximity of the eight wonders of this part of the Costa del Sol's coast-line :-
First, and virtually next door, we have the world-renowned Kempinski Hotel Bahia Estepona, fully-fitted with “five superior stars”, and facilities to match. You have a choice of 4 restaurants & 2 bars. You just MUST try their Sunday Brunch !
Second, the brand-new MARAZUL leisure club which is an integral part of the MARAZUL-Resort. It comprises a beautiful heated pool, a well-equipped gym, steam room and saunas. My guests have free and unlimited access to all areas.
Third, our latest addition, the “LAGUNA VILLAGE”, consisting of 18 exclusive shops (including Hugo Boss & Amani) , a luxurious beach-club (with white tents & white sun-beds within !), top-of-the-range restaurants, a unique café / bistro, a sushi restaurant, and a tapas bar, all built right on the beach ! Within an easy 6 minute walk along the beach, and like no other shopping centre in the world, the “LAGUNA VILLAGE” offers the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in a pool or to drink a cocktail on the beach, in between visits to the impressive variety of prestigious shops, cafes, bars and restaurants in this tropical oasis.
Fourth, the Selwo Adventure Park, just five minutes drive away. Here you get REALLY close-up to more than 2,000 animals from every continent, living in semi-freedom in a huge wilderness covering a million square metres. A fascinating tour can be made in a four-wheel drive truck that crosses the different landscapes of Africa without actually moving away from the Costa del Sol. Then take the short-cut back on foot, across overhead rope walkways, and through the biggest aviary in Europe, an utterly enchanting valley totally enclosed in netting ! If there’s a MUST-DO for all the family, this is it !
Fifth, the ultra-fashionable shops and high-class night-clubs of Marbella, just a 10 minute taxi -ride away, and the amazing harbour and fabulous luxury yachts in next door Puerto Banus, even closer.
Sixth, if your passion is golf, the prestigious golf-courses of Los Flamingos and El Pariso;
Seventh, but only if you're a confident driver, the DRIVE up the nearby 4,500 feet mountain of Los Reales, and the view DOWN onto the Griffon Vultures and the Bonelli's eagles BELOW !
Eighth, and I've left the best to the end. Of all the major attractions along the coast of the Costa del Sol, Estepona stands out from the crowd, and it's only 5 minutes in a taxi from MARAZUL along an extremely attractive tree-lined boulevard with lovely fountains, or a 30 minute amble along the promenades and beach. Estepona is the focal point of this luxury resort area because of it’s authentic and unspoilt Andalusian atmosphere.
Estepona is a real living Spanish town of 30,000 souls, the ebb & flow of Estepona’s daily and seasonal rhythms moves very much as it has done for centuries, reminiscent of another unchanging ebb & flow, that of the shimmering turquoise sea rippling up it’s beautiful wide sandy beach.
The pace of life of the inhabitants, whilst perky in the morning, slows right down as the sun reaches it’s highest point, only to erupt into lively exuberance as the sun sets and the young and old alike fill the quaint narrow cobbled streets, the atmospheric cafes, superb sea-food restaurants, and the locals' bars and tapas bars in all the pretty flowery squares.