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Our trip to Marbella Spain

Marbella was never on my travel list and if it’s not on yours either, you need to add it right now. A few months ago my friend Deni told me she was going to Southern Spain with her boyfriend and invited us to join them. I am so glad she did, because this ended up being one of our favorite travel destinations.

Getting there

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw our “little” passport incident. While we were checking in for our flight at the airport, we realized K’s passport had expired a month ago and he had no idea. They told us there is a place in Miami where you can get a new passport the same day. We ended up driving there on Sunday and booking another flight from Miami. Luckily he was able to get his new passport on Monday and we flew out on Monday night. So, make sure to always check your passports before you travel. Apparently 10 years go by really fast! LOL

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Puerto Banus, Marbella

Where we stayed

The first 4 nights we stayed with our friends at their vacation house in La Cala. It was a 30 minute drive from the airport in Malaga where we landed and about a 20 minute drive to the center of Marbella. It was really convenient because it was walking distance from the beach and from many restaurants. We loved the area and the best part was that it was right on the water. We left the windows open every night to feel the breeze and listen to the sea. I didn’t take many pictures in the house, but you can check it out HERE. They rent it out when they don’t use it, if you are interested!

Marbella

Marbella

 

The Food

Most of the questions we received about our trip ware about the food. Our favorites were the Iberian ham and the paella. And we absolutely loved the Sangria! They serve it with green olives and it is the best combination. K already tried making it at home and probably made 10 different versions to get it as close to the one we had in southern Spain. I am pretty sure he discovered the secret recipe!

Marbella

 

Marbella

Marbella

The Beaches & Max Beach Club

The beaches were not anything special compared to the beaches in Florida. K and I both don’t like laying at the beach and sunbathing, so we only went to the beach one of the days. The weather, on the hand was way better there because it wasn’t too hot yet. The water was freezing for us and we didn’t go in. But according to Deni who lives in London “it wasn’t too bad if you are swimming”. We spent another day at Max Beach Club and I absolutely loved it there.

Marbella

 

Marbella

 

Marbella

Deni and her boyfriend wanted to spend the last day at the beach, so K and I decided to drive to Marbella for lunch. We had Spanish Tortilla and Sangria in a cute restaurant at the center of the city. My favorite thing about Marbella was all the flowers everywhere and the flower pots on the walls. I made sure to take a picture with all of them. Haha! Before they headed to the airport, we had a last drink together at Puente Romano, which is a luxury resort in Marbella. We loved the restaurants there and wished we had more time to go their for dinner. K and I stayed in Spain for a couple more days which we spent in Granada.

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Orange Square, Marbella

Marbella

 

Puente Romano, Marbella

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Southern Spain

My favorite part about Southern Spain was how close everything was. There were so many other amazing places to visit just a short drive away. Other towns that we visited are Tarifa, Juzcar, Granada, Malaga, and Marbella. I will write a blog post with tons of pictures about each of them, so come back and visit the Travel Section of my blog to check them out! We would love to go back and explore even more. This was for sure one of our favorite vacations.

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Olivia’s, La Cala

Before we left I wrote a packing blog post where I linked most of my outfits. If you are interested in anything I am wearing, you can find it here!

xoxo,

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