Travel to and from Macdonalds Villacana resort by bus
A traveller wrote to me, “Mike, I love your website! I have some questions about travelling to and from the Villacana resort by bus. Also about the bus system between Marbella and Estepona and the Macdonalds Villacana bus stops. My friend and I are coming to the Villacana Resort in Estepona in for a week. We’re coming from Malaga airport by bus and planning to use the local buses. Also how would we get to Gibraltar by bus from Villacana resort?”
How do I get to Villacana Holiday resort from Malaga airport by bus?
My recommendation is that you take the direct bus to Estepona from the airport. This direct bus actually stops at Marbella bus station, but stay on the bus until you get to Estepona bus station. From there, for ease and comfort take a taxi back to the Macdonalds Villacana Holiday resort. On the bus from the airport you’ll pass the resort on your left, on the sea side of the road. The direct buses don’t stop at the intermediate stops.
If the direct bus to Estepona timetable means a wait for you at the airport, take the airport shuttle bus to Marbella bus station and change to the bus to Estepona which stops at all the intermediate stops between Marbella and Estepona.
When you get to the bus station in Marbella, get your ticket from the ticket office for the bus to Estepona. Just say “Villacana.”
Get off at the Hotel Gran Playabella bus stop on the mountain side of the road and use the footbridge to cross the busy A7 coastal highway. Then turn right and pull your suitcase approximately 300 metres until you see the Villacana Club Reception on your left.
What’s the best way to get to Gibraltar by bus from Villacana?
You’ll need to start your journey to Gibraltar from the Estepona bus station. Take a taxi from Villacana to the Estepona bus station and get your ticket there. If you book your bus tickets online, look for Linea de Concepción, La. This is the La Linea bus station right next to the frontier with Gibraltar. Get your return ticket to Estepona either online or when you arrive in La Linea.
When you get back to Estepona take a taxi or if you are feeling intrepid catch the coastal bus towards Marbella and get off at the Venta Los Niños bus stop right next to the entrance to Villacana resorts. Curiously neither of the Villacana resort bus stops are called Villacana!