I always pick up my emails when travelling and so it was that earlier this month whilst I was in London I replied to an email from a Gomarbella reader.
John wrote in to ask me “Can I pull my suitcase between the Los Boliches train stop and the Yaramar hotel on the Paseo Marítimo in Fuengirola, or should I take a taxi?"
Back on the Costa del Sol the very next day, I missed the midday Malaga airport bus to Marbella by minutes and rather than hang around for the next bus I decided to check out the advice I had just given to John and catch the train to Fuengirola train station and check out how far the Los Boliches stop is from the Yaramar Hotel and then take the bus home to Marbella from the Fuengirola bus station.
It was a great train ride from Malaga airport to Fuengirola, a sunny day with cheerful piped music in the carriages. Los Boliches is the second last stop before pulling in to the underground train station and I was able to write again to John before he left the UK to come to Spain.
I was lucky with my connections and it worked out that by taking the train to Fuengirola from Malaga airport and then the bus to Marbella I got home about 15 minutes faster than if I had waited for the next bus from the airport to Marbella bus station. I had fun on the way home too!
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Check here for information about getting to the Stella Maris Hotel from the Los Boliches train station.