Local Attractions

Welcome to Rio Real

Rio Real belongs to the “macro urbanisation” of Los Monteros and is situated within Marbella East, approx. 10 minutes drive to the centre of Marbella. Surrounded by spectacular mountain peaks it is nevertheless very close to the beach and a great base for visiting the area.

Just a 10 minute stroll away is Rio Real Golf course with its fabulous club house offering panoramic views of the mountains. Rio Real is also home of a beautiful designer boutique hotel complete with excellent restaurant, spa and tennis courts.

Recommended Beach Bars & Restaurants – Best Kept Secrets!

The local Trocadero Arena beach club is amongst the best in the whole Marbella area. A few minutes walk from the apartment – atmospheric with an African/Colonial theme, good quality beach front dining and a relaxed mature feel.

Don’t miss Marbella Beach House in nearby Elviria! Famous for their fantastic Sunday lunches which often turn into 6 hour parties on the beachfront! With live jazz and soul bands performing all afternoon. Ask for Guy or Ilko!

Within 10 minutes drive there’s also the famous Nikki Beach Club  in Elviria, Bonos Beach in Costabella, and La Cabane, just to mention a few good ones. There are  also a good variety of restaurants, and chiringuitos alongside the beach.

Marbella centre with its long promenade, beautiful historical old town ‘Casco Antiguo’, and good variety of restaurants and tapas bars is only 3 kilometres away.

The Marbella Patio restaurant in the Old Town is one of our favourites. Ask for Pedro the owner!

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Local Beach – Los Monteros

The beautiful sandy beach of Los Monteros is only a short stroll away and you can enjoy long walks along the beach from there.

Golf Clubs

Marbella and the Costa del Sol are very well served for high quality golf courses.

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Rio Real Golf course, one of the oldest and most prestigious in the area, is located only 200 metres away.

Shopping in Marbella

Marbella has it all when it comes to shopping. Famous as the playground of the rich and famous and you’d expect an unusually high number of designer clothes and jewellery shops. But it also has several large shopping complexes, as well as hypermarkets, specialty food shops, accessory shops, interior decor & gift stores.



La Cañada is one of the biggest shopping malls in the area and is only a 5 min drive away. La Cañada has a huge hypermarket and plenty of shops and retailers.

Around 20 minutes away from the apartment is the glitzy international yacht harbour of Puerto Banus with its array of designer shops and restaurants.

“El Rosario” can be reached 2 exits away from Rio Real.  It offers a supermarket and German bakery and a shop with international newspapers. There are also some good restaurants and a tennis club, El Casco.


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