Parking in Marbella is not an easy task, there are car parks located in various parts of the city that can make it an easier task, but they are not what you'd call cheap.
Parking in Marbella is a delicate subject, especially in the summer months. The city doesn't have many parking areas and with the large amount of visitors, both from Spain and abroad, the situation just gets more complicated. The city centre and Puerto Banús are the hardest places to park, but at the same time they are the ones that boast the best infrastructure that help mitigate the problem. There are quite a few car parks where you can leave you car, just in the Alameda area you will find the Avenida del Mar car park, the Parquesol Car Park and the Plaza de la Victoria Car Park. And as another option, you could always use public transport.
There are some streets where you can park, but remember that you have to pay if you leave your car in a blue bay. Generally, the car park rates aren't cheap, but you do save a lot of time and the stress of going round, and round?and round, looking for a parking space. If the apartment you have rented doesn't have a garage, most of Marbella's car parks offer you the option of booking a space for a few days at a cheaper rate, it could be the best option during your holiday. If you don't want to use a car park, your best option to get you near to the city centre is the Recinto Ferial de las Albarizas. It is a very large area and there are lots of parking bays, but in the summer it can be hard to find a space even here. The old town and La Alameda are less than a ten minute walk away, but remember that Marbella's market is held in the site on Mondays. All the city areas that are near the coast have car parks; you can find the one most suited to your needs checking these pages.
The situation in Puerto Banús is similar, parking bays in the street are very limited, but you can park in the Nueva Andalucía area and then walk down to the docks, it is quite a long walk though. In Puerto Banús itself there is an underground car park in the Antonio Banderas Plaza and most of the shopping centres have their own car parks, so you can kill two birds with one stone; go shopping and park your car. In San Pedro de Alcántara parking is easier, and in most of the other town centres in the municipality of Marbella, because they are mostly residential, you won't have too many problems parking. In Elviria, Las Chapas and Los Monteros and other surrounding estates there are private carparks, but you may find it hard if you want to park near their beaches in the summer.
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