Ah, what Spain’s 80-mile Costa del Sol conjures up: centuries of varied conquerors, religious invasions, the Moors, palaces, warring, and, of course, magnificent beaches and a stable monarchy that exists today. It’s a friendly and untroubled place and beloved by Canadians and Americans — and the Spaniards like us!
Villacana (between Marbella and Estepona) is smack on the Mediterranean, north of (British) Gibraltar and south of Malaga, your usual point of arrival. Also, Villacana is the perfect headquarters to relax and swim and never leave, or to explore the elegant resorts nearby, like Marbella. Or up into the nearby mountains for some authentic cuisine, or visit any of the appealing assets of Andalusia. And to think it all started from fishing villages.
Well, a fishing village, WIVC’s Villacana ain’t: The gorgeous units along pathways lined with palms and bougainvillea, private patios, tennis courts, an enormous swimming pool and a vast lawn that fronts the beach, antique wrought-iron window grates and fountains.
There are two restaurants — a quaint Spanish-style gourmet restaurant, and a much-larger eatery poolside to provide any sun- or shade-worshipers with whatever one wants. A visit to Gibraltar is a hoot to gawk at the monkeys, and Marbella, of course, is a must-see resort complete with mega-yachts and high-end boutiques. There are festivals galore, and, let’s face it, a visit to southern Europe always is an impressive thrill. You might even want to take the ferry across to Morocco. Or, when in doubt, just stay put. It’s all glamorous, and, for the most part, pleasingly foreign.
- Swimming pools
- Indoor/Outdoor Restaurant & Bar
- Medical Facility
- Laundry Facilities
- Private Tennis & Squash Courts
- Internet access at the reception office and Wi-Fi throughout the resort
Smoking allowed in designated areas only
- Fully Furnished
- One- and Two-bedroom Suites with Full Kitchens
- Maid Service
- Towels and Linens
- Patio with Barbeque
- Smoke-free units
- Golf courses
- Auto rentals
- Medical Facilities
- Travel agency.
Skin diving, swimming, wind surfing, jet skiing, waterskiing, volleyball, sailing, horseback riding, dining, golfing, shopping, scenic drives, sightseeing and gallery tours.
Puerto Banus marina, seaport villages, bull fights, flea markets, casinos, art galleries, museums, nightclubs, live entertainment.
Villacana is about 70 km from Málaga airport. From Málaga airport, there is a toll road designated as AP-7, a motorway designated as Road E-15, and the coastal road (A-7). The fastest route is via the toll road (AP-7) about one hour. The coastal road is the slowest route Drive toward Marbella and Cádiz (Algeciras) toll road AP-7 and A-7
After 10 kilometers, take AP-7 toll toward Cádiz/Algeciras After the first toll, exit to San Pedro de Alcantara Take the national motorway in the direction of Estepona, passing through Puerto Banús and San Pedro de Alcantara KM165, Villacana sign on the left, first exit under the bridge (river), or take the next exit at Selwo Adventure Traveling by car from Madrid is about a six-hour drive.
Playa de la Cancelada Carretera
de Cadiz Km 165
Estepona, Malaga, Spain
- Phone: 011 34 95 288 4086
- Manager: 011 34 65 426 4157
Check-in & Checkout
Saturday 4:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM