An owned or hired vehicle is necessary if we want to discover the villages of the province's interior or any of the destinations in the table of distances situated below.
Following the signs we can get to anywhere we want, amongst the first places we can recommend for their proximity to the city centre are:
Puerto Banus - 8 km. away from Marbella
Ojén and San Pedro de Alcantara - approx. 10 km. away
Istan - 20 km. away
Benahavís - 21 km. away C
Coín - 27 km. away
Estepona - 30 km. away
For the following destinations, it's highly recommendable to have your own car to get around in, as even being inside the province, the journey can be quite long. You have the option of using the N-340 road that borders the coast or the Costa del Sol motorway (free or toll).
Mijas - approx. 35 km. away
Torremolinos - 46 km. away
Ronda - 56 Km. away from Marbella
Málaga - 59 km. away
Nerja - 117 km. away...a pretty long journey that will seem shorter by car.
If you wish to discover Andalusia, the routes by car are well signposted and the roads are in good conditions:
Granada - 188 km. away
Cadiz - 198 km. away
Cordoba - 213 km. away
Sevilla - 256 km. away
Jaén - 259 km. away
Almería - 338 km. away
Whilst driving, pay special attention to the speed indicators, in Spain the legal limit is 120 km/h.