Judy to Mike: Hi Mike I'm trying to find info re onward bus service from Marbella to Selwo Hills Apartments (Estepona). We plan on getting the Malaga airport bus to Marbella bus station and then another bus to the nearest set down/bus stop to Selwo and walk or take a short taxi ride?. Can you help me please? Thanks very much. I'm on a very tight budget! Judy
Mike to Judy: Hi Judy, here is the short answer: Your bus stop is the Selwo stop. From there walk up to the first roundabout and turn right, Selwo Hills Apartments are on your left. It'll be a 10 to 15 minute walk from the A7 main road
Below you'll find the longer answer:
Hi Judy, from Marbella bus station take the onward bus to Estepona. On this list of bus stops between Marbella and Estepona, you'll see the Selwo bus stop on it. Right now I'm not sure how far the Selwo Hills Apartments are from this stop. I did however phone the Estepona Taxi company Tel: 952 80 29 00 and the girl said that the taxi fare from the centre of Estepona to Selwo Apartments Estepona would be be from 9 to 10 euros. So if it's raining or after dark when you arrive, you could always just carry on a little further on your bus to the Estepona bus station and then take a taxi from the taxi rank right next to the bus station a short distance to your apartments. That means you can arrive in style for minimum cost.
If you are not in a hurry, I can check it for you on Monday. All you need to do is contact me on this page through the comment box over the weekend. I'm going to the Algarve for the weekend but I'll be picking up my emails on the way. The weather is really lovely at the moment! Best wishes from Marbella and thanks very much for writing in. Mike
Hi Mike thank you so much for your reply, it's very helpful. My friend and I are fed up, hard up and looking forward to a lovely holiday and trying to save costs where we can so this info is great. We aren't coming until July but want to try and get organised and no last minute panics. If you have any further info re distance from Selwo Hills apartments to bus stop that would be great but please don't put yourself out as you have been so helpful already. Thanks again Judy
Hi Judy it sounds as if you both need a really good holiday in the sun. Just keep focussed on July, a big paella on the beach with a glass of cold white wine and the time will fly by. I'll check out that last bit for after the weekend and let you know via this blog.Thanks very much for writing back and have a good rest tomorrow!" Best wishes Mike
Hello Judy I checked where Selwo Hills Apartments are this afternoon on my way back from the Algarve. Your bus stop is the Selwo stop. From there walk up to the first roundabout and turn right, Selwo Hills is on your left. It will be 10 to 15 minutes walk from the main road.
As I said above, that's the quick story. To find the Selwo Hills Apartments we turned off the A7 coastal road at the Selwo bus stop and drove all the way up to the Selwo Animal Park without seeing any signs of the urbanisation. My wife entered into the spirit of the search so we spent about 30 minutes exploring the back roads until we came back to the roundabout by Selwo Hills Apartments quite by chance. Perhaps with the financial crisis the community of owners of the complex don't think good signposts are a priority right now. So be careful to take the first right after the first roundabout or you'll end up in the Selwo Animal Park.
You'll be glad of the swimming pool and a cold beer if you are doing the walk in the heat of a July afternoon. We enjoyed driving around the area for old time's sake because it's very near to where we spent our first holiday in Spain in 1978, never thinking we would come back the following year from Zimbabwe to live here.
Best wishes from Marbella Judy, please keep in touch and tell me how it all goes. Mike