If you’ve decided to play golf on the Costa del Sol, you’ve made an excellent choice. If you’ve narrowed it down to Marbella, even better! Not only do you get to enjoy your favourite spot in one of the places with the best selection of golf courses on the Costa del Sol, you’re in easy reach of great tourist attractions. Some of them such as Granada and Ronda rank among the most-visited destinations in Spain while others like Malaga and Gibraltar are popular local attractions. And all are easy day trips from Marbella. 

City of Arabian Nights

Granada has featured as one of the most popular destinations in Spain for decades. Millions of tourists flock every year to see the city’s attractions. Top of the list is, of course, the Alhambra, a Moorish palace straight out of the Arabian Nights with sumptuous decoration inside and out. But Granada is also about fine monuments, the typical Albaicín quarter, excellent food and unusual shopping. Best of all? It’s just under two hours from Rio Real Golf & Hotel making it one of the best day trips from Marbella.

Find out how to visit Granada from Marbella. 

Typical Andalusian

Another romantic destination, Ronda is the stuff of legends in bullfighting, bandoleros and stunning scenery. Perched high on a river gorge, the town offers quintessential Andalusian architecture at every corner. Views of the surrounding plains and mountains stretch for miles and you can admire them from almost every corner in town. Best of all? Take the day trip from Marbella to Ronda from Rio Real and you get to enjoy a private guided tour of the town.

Day trips from Marbella are just one of the extras available to guests at Rio Real Hotel. Discover what else you can enjoy when you stay at our boutique hotel in Marbella. 

Land of Picasso

The city of Malaga – another good choice for day trips from Marbella – offers a world of monuments and museums. But the capital of the Costa del Sol is most famous as the birthplace of Picasso. Join the Rio Real day trip to Malaga and discover the great artist’s roots and legacy in the city. Visit the house where he was born and lived as a child before you move to the Picasso Museum, home to a fine collection of his works throughout his life. Best of all? Malaga is just 45 minutes’ drive from Rio Real making this a perfect day trip. Discover all the details about a day trip from Marbella to Malaga. 

The Rock

Another big attraction for millions of tourists on the Costa del Sol is Gibraltar, an easy day trip from Marbella. A visit to the Rock gives you time to explore its unique history and heritage and discover the amazing views from the top. But Gibraltar is most famous for its shopping opportunities – Main Street literally buzzes with activity in its many shops and stores. Best of all? Gibraltar has no VAT so you’ll find plenty of bargains while you there. Find out more about how to visit Gibraltar from Marbella. 

Stay, play and visit

Make the most of these great day trips from Marbella when you stay at Rio Real Hotel. Just choose the one you fancy and book yours at the reception. Better still? Make the most of our great hotels deals available all year-round giving you the chance to stay in luxurious comfort and play on the one of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol. Book your stay now.