Despite it’s rural location, Monte Mayor is within easy access of the coast’s multitude
of amenities, including golf clubs, beach clubs, amusement parks, shopping,
fine dining and glamorous nightlife.
Known as the Costa del Golf, Andalucía is a mecca for golf lovers due to the enviable all year round climate and variety of golf courses to choose from.
With over 60 golf courses stretching from Malaga to Sotogrande, located in beautiful surroundings, golfers are indeed spoilt for choice!
Monte Mayor is perfectly situated for the budding golfer, with 13 of the best golf courses located in the surrounding area. We have listed these in detail to make it easy for you to make the best choice and book your round directly.
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WATERSPORTS / BOAT CHARTERS
With miles and miles of coastline, the Costa del Sol is the perfect place for nautical activities for all the family. There are a wide variety of venues offering watersports (jet skis, pedaloes, kayaks, pedal boats, parasailing, banana boats, wake-boarding and many more), water parks, scuba diving centres, dolphin spotting trips and yacht charters.
For the epitome of luxury, why not charter a luxury motor yacht and enjoy either half a day or a full day at sea. Spend time with friends and family, soak up the sun and take a refreshing dip in the sea.
Further down the coast, Tarifa on the Costa del la Luz, is the perfect spot for avid kite and windsurfers due to it’s renowned winds and white sandy beaches.
There’s no need to worry about keeping the children entertained. The Costa del Sol boasts a wide range of family theme parks and amusement parks where you can experience an exhilarating day out with fun for all the family.
Just a 30 minute drive from Monte Mayor, this water park is packed with a wide selection of exhilarating water slides and wave pools as well as mini-golf!
Situated in the foot hills of Estepona, and just a 15 minute drive from Monte Mayor, Selwo offers a unique safari experience for all the family. Enjoy the Serengeti Safari and travel by all-terrain vehicles to meet many of Africa’s fauna and the territory in which they live, including close ups of hippos, lions, giraffes and rhinos. Cross the many gorges via the hanging bridges, visit the Canyon of the Birds or witness the many activities such as the feeding of the lions and elephants and the exhibition of the birds of prey.
Located in Fuengirola, just 35 minutes from Monte Mayor, Fuengirola Bioparc is split into three habitats: Madagascar, Ecuatorial Africa and South East Asia, which gives visitors the chance to see a wide range of animals, birds and reptiles, making for a memorable experience for the whole family.
Benalmádena Butterfly Park
Situated just 40 minutes from Monte Mayor is the magical Butterfly Park of Benalmádena, the largest climate controlled space dedicated to butterflies in Europe. Home to more than 1,500 butterflies from all around the globe, this paradise gives visitors the special experience of walking through authentic habitats whilst witnessing butterflies flying around freely in their tropical environment.
Based in Benalmádena, some 40 minutes from Monte Mayor is Selwo Marina. The marina hosts a variety of events from dolphin shows to swimming with sea lions – an amazing experience. There are also many other activities and animals to see including penguins, piranhas, pythons and birds, to name just a few.
Benalmádena Cable Car
This spectacular 15 minute journey from the town of Benalmádena to the summit of the Calamorro Mountain is one of the highest points on the Costa del Sol where you will witness unrivalled views of the local coastline, the Sierra Nevada and on clear days, Gibraltar and Africa beyond. At the summit there viewing posts and bird of prey displays.
Also in the town of Benalmádena, located next to the Cable Car base station is Tivoli World, a magical place that the whole family will enjoy. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and illuminated fountains, enjoy the many rides and attractions and take in the shows whilst relaxing in the variety of theme bars and restaurants.
In the town of Torremolinos, just 45 minutes from Monte Mayor, a world of prehistoric monsters awaits. Surrounded by dense sub-tropical vegetation, its eight lakes contain over 300 crocodiles from around the world including a nursery where you can even handle the young.
When it comes to shopping there is no shortage of choice. Each coastal town has its own range of shops with something for every taste and budget.
On the outskirts of Marbella, the La Cañada shopping centre offers a variety of street brand stores as well as food halls and a large supermarket. Marbella centre also offers a good range of shops and some lovely boutiques where you can find unique designs.
In Puerto Banús, you’ll find El Corte Inglés, the largest department store in Spain offering everything under the sun, as well as designer boutiques including Chloé, Bulgari, Cartier, Fendi, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton and many more.
When it comes to dining out, the options are endless. There are an abundance of restaurants serving typical Spanish cuisine as well as a host of venues offering international dishes.
Enjoy a lazy lunch by the beach at one of the many beach bars that line the coast, serving fresh fish, freshly cooked paella and other tasty cuisine.
Sample the Spanish lifestyle and try some of the traditional tapas dishes washed down with a vino or two!
For the more refined palate there are also a number of exclusive restaurants serving exquisitely made dishes in beautiful settings.
What better way to while away the day than at one of the coast’s exclusive beach clubs.
Ocean Club, Puerto Banús – Only a 10 minute drive from Monte Mayor, this exclusive beach club is famous for its champagne spray parties and party atmosphere.
La Sala Beach, Puerto Banús – Only a 10 minute drive from Monte Mayor, La Sala Beach is Marbella’s first boutique beach club and offers a relaxing atmosphere in stylish, exotic surroundings.
Puro Beach, Estepona – Circa a 20 minute drive from Monte Mayor, this superb beach club is the epitome of elegance and style. It offers a complete lifestyle concept including food & drinks, lounge and terrace, pool, yoga and beauty treatments.
Nikki Beach, Elviria – Circa a 30 minute drive from Monte Mayor, the world acclaimed Nikki Beach Club is a an experience not to be missed. Party with the world’s elite at this beachside paradise.
The Spanish certainly know how to party, so there’s no end of choices for a great night out.
Puerto Banús offers a glamorous night out with many bars and nightclubs, that cater for every taste. The famous Pangea nightclub overlooking some of the largest super yachts provides an outdoor club experience with a difference.
The Golden Mile, in between Puerto Banús and Marbella houses some of the most exclusive clubs, including Suite and Olivia Valere, offering luxurious and opulent settings for the more refined party goer.
For a more traditional night out, Marbella old town has some great local bars, cocktail bars and superb flamenco shows on offer.
If you are looking for some pampering and relaxation, why not book into one of the coast’s heavenly spas and enjoy a well deserved escape from the tensions of the modern world.
Villa Padierna Spa
Situated in a luxurious 5 star hotel, only a 5 minute drive from Monte Mayor, this spa is truly in a class of its own and offers a host of divine wet areas and vapour rooms, as well as an impressive list of beauty treatments that are sure to leave you feeling like new.
La Quinta Spa
Influenced by the region’s rich Arab and Andalucían legacy, this spa, only a 15 minute drive from Monte Mayor, offers the ultimate in health and wellbeing with a beautiful water circuit and a whole host of divine beauty treatments.
TENNIS & PADEL
For the energetic, there are a number of top class raquet clubs offering court hire and lessons.
Racquet Club Villa Padierna
Situated next to the beach in the Costalita Urbanisation and just a 10 minute drive from Monte Mayor, the Racquet Club Villa Padierna is the ideal setting for tennis and padel fanatics. The Villa Padierna boasts 8 padel and 2 tennis courts all of which are illuminated for night play.
Alhambra Padel Club
Situated just 10 minutes drive from Monte Mayor on the Estepona-Marbella border, the Alhambra Padel Club is ideal for players of all abilities and classes are run throughout the year for those wishing to improve their game.
Whether you are a competent rider or simply looking to explore the Andalucían countryside on horse-back, the coast has two of the best equestrian centres only minutes away.
Marbella Club Riding Stables
Host of the Spanish Show Jumping Championships, the Marbella Club Golf Resort Riding Stables are just a 2 minute drive from Monte Mayor and a luxury for all horse riding enthusiasts.
Estepona Equestrian Centre
Just a 15 minute drive from Monte Mayor, the “Escuela De Arte Ecuestre Costa Del Sol” is one of the largest and most renowned equestrian centers in Spain, providing some of the finest equestrian facilities in Europe.
For the adrenaline seekers, there are plenty of heart racing sports on offer, including motor racing at the legendary Ascari Race Resort just outside Ronda, approximately an hour’s drive away. With biggest track in Spain, this facility has been designed to indulge the needs of motor sport enthusiasts and is set in an area of incomparable beauty.
Other activities on offer include paint balling (Estepona), Sky Diving (Seville), Go Karting (Marbella, Fuengirola and Málaga), Caving (Marbella), Climbing (Mijas), Jeep Tours (Marbella), Quad Biking (Coín), Paragliding (Ronda), Helicopter Rides (Marbella), Scuba Diving (Marbella) and Mountain Biking (Ojen- Mijas).
The sky is the limit!
For skiing and snow boarding lovers, the Sierra Nevada, Southern Spain’s premier winter sports resort is only a 2 hour drive away. The resort offers exceptional facilities including a superb range of accommodation, bars and restaurants and lively après ski and nightlife.
Thanks to the resorts high altitude and comprehensive network of canons there is always plenty of snow and for the more experienced skiers and boarders there is a fun snow park, complete with ski jumps and rails.
The station has about 2,500 hectares of skiable area and a capacity for almost 30,000 skiers per hour. Suitable for all levels, is has the perfect slopes to test your speed and technique.