My wife & I are going to Benalmadena from November 5-20. We are staying in a 1 bedroom apartment. It is just going to be used as a base. We want to explore as we have never been to Europe before. It is our 10 year anniversary, and our first trip with no kids!
Looking for ideas, I am not against hopping a plane to go to the Canary Islands, I am also a train freak, and riding a bullet train is on my bucket list. I have toyed with going to Venice, also to the southern part of Portugal. My wife is not a real big beach girl, we do love old buildings and architecture, narrow streets, markets that type of thing. Like to immerse in the local culture as much as possible.
I have no idea about either taking the train to places, or the bus, or renting a car. We fly into Malaga and transfer to Benalmadena.
I know there are some very savvy travellers here, and really, really appreciate any tips or suggestions that I can look into. I have cruised past posts here, but there is just soooo much info my head is spinning.
Can I please know if it is better to book a rail pass in advance, or the car? Trying to be as stress free as we can, so really thinking driving might not be the way to go? I read the train is cheap, as is the bus.
We are going to spend the first couple of days in Benalmadena, then the doors open after that. Not sure about the weather either, any feedback on that? Places to stay away from? We live in Vancouver so as little rain as possible is a GOOD thing lol.
Thank you TA community in advance for all your help. I try to give back when I can with reviews.