Doña Lola Resort

Dona Lola ‘RCI Gold crown Winner’

Entertainment

Mine is a privately owned apartment, but many of the others (65%) on the Dona Lola resort are timeshare. This is of great advantage to guests renting this apartment. It means that the facilities provided here are befitting an “RCI Gold Crown Resort“, and that the grounds and those facilities are kept in tip-top condition. There is a well run children’s club, and a great variety of activities are arranged for all ages throughout the day in the high season, ranging from 5-a-side footie to “French Boules”. You can even learn how to speak Spanish! Regular evening entertainment is also provided. Discos are organised for the youngsters. There is a nightclub just across the footbridge, and many more in nearby Fuengirola and Marbella. In short, there’s everything here that you could possibly want from a Spanish holiday, and pretty well all of it is on your doorstep.

So, soon after a relatively short flight, you could be sipping cocktails whilst watching the activity in a beautiful marina, basking in warm Mediterranean waters or enjoying a round on the many top class golf courses in this popular part of Southern Spain. There are golden sandy beaches to delight children. Entertainment abounds in this sunny playground. One of the most well known resorts is Marbella with wide sandy beaches, bars, clubs, restaurants, shops, as well as a maze of narrow streets forming the old town. At it’s centre is Orange Square dating back to 1848. Nearby Puerto Banus is a lively place with many restaurants, clubs and designer boutiques around a marina of luxurious yachts. This is the in-place to rub shoulders with celebrities and those with extreme wealth. Travelling inland brings you to the white villages of real Spain such as Mijas and Casares. You can drive up the cliff-hugging road to Ronda straddling a gorge, and visit its bull ring which is over 200 years old. Gibraltar makes an interesting day trip – take a cable car to the Rock for a spectacular view, and see the Barbary apes, then shop in Marks & Spencers and the many duty free shops! Day trips to Jerez, Granada, Cordoba, Seville and Tangier are also possible. And if you take an out of season holiday, you’re only two and a half hours away from the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada, and it’s not that expensive! There’s a wide range of ski-runs, excellent ski-lifts and you can hire all the gear there at very reasonable prices.

Dona Lola Holiday Rental

On beaches within easy reach of the resort you can try water skiing, jet biking, sailing and windsurfing. There’s a diving school at Torreblanca, horse riding at Fuengirola, bowling at very nearby Miraflores, water parks at Torremolinos and Fuengirola, a casino at Benalmadena. The Costa del Sol is well known as the “Golfer’s Paradise”, and deservedly so. Of the 35 courses within easy reach by hire car, a dozen are within 20 minutes drive! It is a magnificent place to play throughout the year. There’s even one within walking distance at Miraflores. Rounds at most can be booked through the Dona Lola Club reception.

Excursions

A wide variety of excursions can be arranged through the Dona Lola reception. They even run their own coaches to such places as Gibraltar, Mijas, Puerto Banus, Ronda and the water park and market at Fuengirola etc.

Car Hire

Not that expensive because it is very competitive, just look on the internet. Again the price goes up in the high season. I can, if you wish, recommend a good and reliable car hire firm who have an office very close to my apartment. They will have your car ready for collection at the airport, and you just drop it there when you leave.

Taxi

Not bad. The half hour drive from Malaga airport to Dona Lola will cost about £30. The same journey by train to Fuengirola and then bus from Fuengirola to Dona Lola would cost about £4.00, although it would take between one/one and a half hour journey.

Buses

An excellent bus service operates along the coast. Buses run about every 20 minutes or so from Marbella to Fuengirola (and of course the reverse), calling at all the small villages, large towns and beach areas en-route. The buses are cheap, clean and prompt. How strange.