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The top 10 things to do near Elviria

If you are lucky enough to be spending your holidays in Elviria, Marbella you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to attractions and amenities near this thriving resort.

Ten of the best things to do near Elviria include:

Don Carlos Hotel Spa

Open to residents and non-residents, the Don Carlos Spa offers pampering treatments in a stunning location. If you want to recharge your batteries and disconnect from the world, the Don Carlos Spa is an idyllic place to relax. Guests can enjoy luxurious massages in the garden or facing the sea and treatments include: body wraps, oriental therapies and facials.

Nikki Beach Marbella

The world famous Nikki Beach is situated in front of the Hotel Don Carlos and attracts high fliers and jet-setters from all over the world. Legendary summer party nights are hosted by special guest DJ’s and spectacular live entertainment is on offer from May to October. Nikki Beach Marbella is made up of 5 different areas: a luxurious beach club, ultimate nightclub, exclusive restaurant, Nikki Beach Lifestyle boutique and open-air spa area.

Elviria Restaurants

Flying high on Trip Advisor and always busy, Sloane’s Bistro, on Avenida de las Cumbres is a hidden gem in Elviria. Intimate and welcoming, Sloane’s is open from 7-10pm Monday to Saturday and closed Sunday. Booking is essential. Highly recommended: The mini seafood pancakes as a starter and the beouf bourguignon main course. The Playwright is another favourite on the Elviria dining scene and is well known for its awesome food and service. Highly recommended: Mussels cooked with coconut, curry, chilli, coriander & lime and the roast rack of lamb. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. For fine dining on the beach front, try the Beach House for stunning food and a beautiful setting.

Beach Bars

Two of the liveliest and most popular beach bars in Elviria are Los Tony’s and Restaurante Merendero Cristina. Try the sangria at Tony’s and a choice of fresh seafood including: mussels, prawns and one of the best paellas on the coast. Cristina’s has a live shellfish aquarium. The red king prawns and fresh lobster come highly recommended!

Aventura Amazonia

If you are looking for an adrenalin rush in Elviria, spend a few hours swinging through the trees at Aventura Amazonia, the largest adventure park of its kind in Andalusia. With 83 challenges for all ages, 20 zip lines and 6 different adventure circuits including Mini Kids, Explorador, Jungla, Aventurer and Deportivo, Aventura Amazonia is situated beside the A7 motorway. The Mini Kids Area also serves as a crèche for children aged 4-7 for parents who want to enjoy the circuits.

Tapas Bars in Elviria

You can choose from a range of bars and cafes around the commercial centre in Elviria, offering everything from Thai food to pizza, but if you want traditional tapas, El Barracon de las Tapas is hard to beat. With a vast display of tapas to choose from, this vibrant bar is always busy. Try the patatas bravas, the meatballs, the red pepper salad or the Spanish omelette to see how ‘proper’ tapas should be made and served. There is so much to choose from that you could choose something different every day for a week and still not have sampled all the menu items.


If you are a shopaholic, there is no better place than La Canada Shopping Centre to go and splash the cash. The largest shopping centre on the Costa del Sol, La Canada is home to over 150 shops and is situated on the Marbella bypass, just 11km from Elviria. With free parking and open from 10am to 10pm Monday to Saturday (also open Sundays in summer) this huge shopping centre is also home to a choice of restaurants, a 20-lane bowling alley and a cinema complex.

El Soto Golf

If you want to practice your golfing skills or challenge your friends to a 9-hole game, drive 15 minutes inland to La Mairena where you will find El Soto Golf. This picturesque course offers short par-3 holes and tricky greens. The restaurant at the golf club comes highly recommended and is the perfect place to relax, eat, drink and enjoy stunning views down to the coast.

Royal Tennis Club

Royal Tennis Club is situated at El Rosario, just a 5 minute drive west of Elviria. With 9 clay courts, 2 padel tennis courts, a tennis school, mini tennis, a restaurant and pool, Royal Tennis is one of the top clubs of its kind on the Costa del Sol. The club also boasts professional night lighting so players can enjoy the facilities into the evening.


Cabopino is probably the most picturesque marina on the Costa del Sol. With water-front bars and restaurants overlooking the marina, a couple of lively beach bars and a safe, sandy beach sheltered by two reefs on either side. Sunbeds and parasols can be hired for the day and water sports can be booked from the Splash office in the marina. Behind the main port area is an attractive square with more bars and restaurants offering tapas, Indian food and cocktails. 

Whether you decide to stay in Elviria or explore nearby, you won’t have to travel far to find a wealth of attractions, beaches, walks and places to visit.