Michelle, Marbella and traffic jams

One of the main topics of the last days in our Editorial was, of course, the imminent visit by Michelle Obama to the Costa del Sol. Specifically, the First Lady had selected one of the most luxurious five star hotels in Marbella, (actually, the hotel is located in Benahavis, but it is 5 minutes away by car from Marbella).

U.S. Plane at Malaga airport
U.S. Plane at Malaga airport (with Malagacar.com orange office on the background)

The Hotel Villa Padierna, a neoclassical building that reminds a palace is situated in the hinterland of Estepona and is a direct neighbor of world famous glittering Marbella.

Marbella and Estepona can be reached by car, both on the highway A-7, which in part is also a Toll-highway (AP-7), and as well on the National road N-340.

Who does not directly take the Toll highway, will have to expect, especially in the summer months, traffic jams and delays as these two coastal roads of the Costa del Sol have to deal with a very heavy traffic.

We provide 2 new services, one of them shows live Malaga traffic reports, including all main roads status, and the other one is a route planner for Malaga, that will help you to reach your destination quickly by avoiding traffic issues. Information about traffic is continuously updated by the Department of Transportation in Malaga.

We hope this Information will be useful to make your trip along the Costa del Sol as smooth as possible. Good journey!