“Hi Mike, I’ve been reading your blog for past many weeks. Excellent blog and very useful site. I’ve been helped greatly by the information on the site. I’ve got one quick question. Me, my wife and 5 year old son will travel to Malaga from London in January for 5 days. We’ll stay at Marriott’s Playa Andaluza. We are planning to take to the bus to Marbella from Malaga Airport. I’ve got two questions:

A) How much would the taxi would cost from Marbella bus station to Marriots Playa Andaluza and where would be get a get taxi from?

B) If we decide to go by bus instead and take the Marbella to Estepona bus then at what stop do we get down. I’ve got the list of stops between Marbella and Estepona from your website. Sam”

“Hi Sam Thank you very much for checking into Gomarbella and for reading the blogs.  Have a look at this blog and the other one on Marriotts Playa Andaluza which also tells you how to travel all the way from Malaga Airport to the resort by public transport.

Check out the link which gives information about the all the bus stops between Marbella and Estepona  and you’ll see that the Isdabe bus stop is the closest to Marriotts Playa Andaluza in the Estepona area. because of the proximity of the pedestrian overpass next to that bus stop. I took the photo above standing on the overpass at the Isdabe bus stop. You can see Marriotts Playa Andaluza in the distance on the right hand side of the photo just above a flat topped building. The surface for pulling a suitcase is good all the way.

It must be at least 800 metres to the complex from the Isdabe bus stop and the overpass. If your son is feeling tired at that stage after your plane flight to Malaga and then the bus journey to Marbella, he won’t feel like walking! 

With all the money you will save on the airport bus to Marbella you can treat yourself to a taxi from Marbella to Marriotts Playa Andaluza on your first day. When you are settled in then use the bus to get up and down the coast during your stay and even all the way back to the airport on departure. Mike”

“Hi Mike Thanks for your response. Very useful. I was just looking through again the list of bus stops from Marbella to Estepona and comparing it with the Google map. I thought PLAZA ORTIZ may be the nearest stop to Marriott Playa Andaluza. Or have I got my geography completely wrong?

Thanks again for wonderful blog and the extremely useful website. Sam”

“Hi Sam Thank you for your reply and your kind words. Much appreciated.

Try getting Google maps up and typing in atalaya-isdabe you should see the name near the sea. This is the Atalaya hotel in the Isdabe Urbanisation. Your bus stop is at the end of the orange section of the road, just past the A7 sign. Over the road is the Centro Comercial Diana. Marriots Playa Andaluza doesn’t show up but it is just to the left of the Atalaya Hotel. The bus stop is the Isdabe bus stop.

I hope you have a good trip, the weather is very changeable at the moment, warm, cold, windy so bring something warm to put on as well!

Best wishes from Marbella Sam and thanks again for your contacts. Mike.”


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