We stayed in the apartments around this area. We booked under owners direct.
Absolutely gorgeous area. From where we stayed (as you drive into Rio Real), the opposite side and down a hill is a lovely beach bar (slightly pricey, and it is advised to pre-book) but is full of character with a african theme. The theme works well and isn't tacky at all.
Location wise, it is quite a walk to Marbella Town from Rio Real golf. We went as a group of 5 21 - 22 year olds (all thin, some quite athletic) but we only managed the walk once and it took us 40 minutes in intense heat. Taxi's are around 10 Euros to Marbella and dont take a second and the bus is 1 Euro 25 (If i remember correctly).
Taxi to Peurto Banus was around 20 Euro's and took about 10 minutes.
I really enjoyed it here, very peaceful escape. The golf course looked fantastic, and was never very busy.
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