Nueva Andalucía is a district that belongs to Marbella, in the province of Málaga, Andalucía. It is located between the center of Marbella and the town of San Pedro Alcántara. The area is characterized by its Andalusian style constructions, including the rental accommodation area.
Nueva Andalucía was built during the tourist boom in Marbella. In this area is located Villa Romana de Río Verde and Colonia de El Ángel- an old ironworks that has become an agricultural colony, which holds Jardín Botánico El Ángel.
In Marbella, you can visit its old town that houses an old walled enclosure, Barrio Alto and Barrio Nuevo. Barrio Alto is a construction of the sixteenth century which houses Plaza de los Naranjos, of Renaissance style. Around the square that surrounds the walled enclosure is Casa Consistorial, Casa del Corregidor and Ermita de Santiago.
The old town holds Iglesia de Santa María de la Encarnación, la Casa del Roque, la Muralla defensiva árabe and Capilla de San Juan de Dios.
After a nice rest in your cozy rental apartment, you can take a walk through Ensanche Histórico. Here you can find Paseo de la Alameda and Avenida del Mar - a garden path with fountains and sculptures. In this area is also Faro de Marbella and Parque de la Constitución.
Marbella is a city that has 27 kilometers of coastline that are divided into a total of 24 beaches. They are natural zones with moderate swell and golden sand. During the summer holidays, they are the most crowded areas of the city. Some of them are playa de Artola, Playa de Venus, Plata La Fontanilla, Puerto Banús and Playa de San Pedro Alcántara.
Nueva Andalucía is characterized by its Andalusian cuisine, being seafood the star ingredient. Its gastronomy stands out for the typical dishes of the area and not so much for the tapas, although there are also bars that offer this traditional Spanish food. The dishes are cooked with fish, seafood and products from the mountains. During the summer holidays are common gazpachos, white garlic and salads, while sopa campera is great for the winter. Common ingredients of the cuisine of Nueva Andalucia are olive oil and the serrano ham, typical of Spain. Tourists usually accompany their meals with a good bottle of red or white wine.
It has excellent golf courses. This district includes El Ángel, Milla de Oro and Puerto Banús. It has a population of 13,879 inhabitants. Nueva Andalucía is just a 15-minute drive from the center of Marbella and 8 minutes from San Pedro Alcántara. Both areas hold great monuments and places of leisure to visit during the holidays.
In Nueva Andalucía or its surroundings, families find endless activities to do with their children, especially in the beaches, one of the favorite areas of tourists near their rental apartment.
Right after stepping on the sand and water, children are happy. In the sea, you can practice scuba diving or rent a boat or a shore boat. On the other hand, Marbella is full of public playgrounds, ideal to take your children when the sun begins to fall.
Also, in this touristy cultural area are offered artistic and adventure activities for children all year round to stimulate their learning. You can also rent bicycles to tour the area while working out in a fun way. Kids love to ride bikes and pedaling.
After walking out the door of their cozy rental accommodation, tourists Nueva Andalucía can also head to San Pedro Alcántara. There they can visit Torre Almenara de Bóvedas, one of the three watchtowers of the 16th century.
The tower held guns aiming at the beach area as a method of defense. This zone also holds Trapiche of Guadaiza, an industrial construction of San Pedro Alcántara. It was a sugar factory. Another place to visit is La Alcoholera, another sugar factory.
Now that your rental apartment is already booked and your trunk is full, it's time to head to Nueva Andalucia. It is common to find many people from Madrid in Nueva Andalucía, so if you are one of them, or a tourist from a nearby city, you have three possibilities to reach this destination. The fastest option is to use the A-4 only. Another option is to connect the A-4 with the A-5 or take the N-420 first, then the A-4 and, finally, the A45.
From Zamora, the main road is the A-66. You can travel through it to Nueva Andalucía or connect it with the A-45 or the N432. If, on the other hand, your starting point is Valencia, you can take the A-3, the A-7 or the A-92.
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