walking in Marbella

One of the best ways to get to know a destination is to walk it. You’re obviously doing a lot of walking on your golfing holiday in Marbella, but how about getting out and about to see more of the resort? 

From easy flat walks along the seafront to challenging mountain hikes, Marbella has plenty to offer. Read on to discover four great places to go walking in Marbella.

Great places to go walking in Marbella – by the sea

Marbella has one of the longest seafront promenades in Spain – its 12km stretch all the way from Rio Real Golf in the east to San Pedro de Alcántara in the west. This is one of the easiest walks in the resort because it’s entirely flat and you can walk as far as you like making it ideal for all ages and abilities.

What to admire on the way

Some of the best beaches in Marbella including several with blue-flag status; great views of the Mediterranean – look out for Gibraltar and the coast of Morocco on a clear day; the stunning Sierra Blanca mountain backdrop (another great location to go walking in Marbella!); and Puerto Banus with its luxury yachts and boutiques.

Great places to go walking in Marbella – along the beach

Nothing beats a long walk along the sand and Marbella makes a great place to do this. Start your walk on the beach near Rio Real and make your way east as far as you like. The sand’s firm so it’s easy walking and you’ll enjoy lovely sea views. Make your walk extra special – time it to watch the sunrise in the morning or the sunset in the evening.

Top tip

Rio Real Golf & Hotel is ideally located for the beach and our golf course even has a frontline Mediterranean view! Find out more

Great places to go walking in Marbella – around the Old Town

Marbella boasts one of the best-preserved old quarters of all the resorts on the Costa del Sol. One of the best ways to explore the squares, alleyways and corners is to take a long wander around the Old Town. Stop to browse the shops, enjoy a tapa in one of the tapas bars and finish with a meal in one of the restaurants.

Top tip

Don’t use a map, just lose yourself and explore off the tourist trail. You’ll discover some unusual sights and see another side to Marbella.

Great places to go walking in Marbella – mountain views

If you like panoramic views, head up to Sierra Blanca and park at the Refugio de Juanar, a 10-minute drive from Marbella. Then walk to the Mirador where the Costa del Sol literally spreads below you. Take in the views of Marbella, Puerto Banús, Estepona to the west and Cabo Pino to the east. If it’s clear (and it usually is) you can see as far as the Rif Mountains in Morocco.

Top tip

If you like your walking a little more challenging, choose any of the trails in Sierra Blanca and prepare to take in some stunning mountain scenery.

Walking events in Marbella

One of the biggest events in Marbella of the year involves walking. Marbella 4 Days Walking takes place annually in October (this year’s edition is from 12th to 15th October). Find out more here.  

Río Real Boutique Hotel makes the perfect base to go walking in Marbella. Book your stay now and get your walking boots on! 


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