Forever glam, forever ‘Marbs’, Marbella is one of the jewels of the Spanish Costa del Sol. The upmarket seaside town will have you on friendly terms in no time. Whether it’s unwinding away from it all or experiencing the glitz and glamour of luxury yachts – this spot on the coast has it all, and charm aplenty.
Beach-lovers will get plenty of chance to soak up the sun, with 10 beaches in the area. But if this is far too chilled for you, then get involved with one of the many water sports on offer.
If you love golf you’ve come the right place! Home to some of the best golf courses in Europe, Marbella’s average year-round temperature of 19°C means you will be able to enjoy a game all year-round.
If you would rather live it up in the town, Marbella has a wide seafront boulevard with dozens of classy bars and restaurants. Further down is the popular area known as Puerto Banus on the marina, which is perfect for spotting the yachts and their rich and famous owners.
Don’t worry, if you want to get away from all the glitz, for a real taste of Spain, head to the old town of Marbella. Here a true Spanish atmosphere seeps through the small picturesque squares, orange trees and outdoor cafés.
You won’t be able to escape the Sierra Bermeja Mountains which lie behind the resort. From the top of the mountains, there are some outstanding views of Marbella and the Mediterranean Sea that you won’t want to miss.
Benalmadena is typical Spain or typical Andalusia. Its traditional feel is thanks to the Castillo Monumento Colomares but we’ve found a lot more for you and family to do here. Make your family holiday memorable with trips to the Tivoli World Theme Park and the Sea Life Benalmadena Aquarium
If you want a little amusement then don’t forget to stop in Fuengirola. There’s entertainment on every corner. At the medieval Moorish Sohail Castle you can enjoy everything from concerts to festivals and a medieval market in the summer. Otherwise, whatever your age, spend a day at Bioparc Fuengirola, a naturalistic zoo with a re-created jungle environment and animals from Asia and Africa.
Estepona is classic Spain. With pueblo character and charm, the traditional coastal town of is the ideal location to kick back. Waiting to be discovered along the steep, cobbled streets are adorable street cafés and tapas bars serve traditional Spanish delicacies. Don’t forget your wallet - you'll want to spend some money at the unusual shops and bodegas in this quaint town.
Nightlife in Marbella
Live the high life in Marbella. Whatever night you’re after, this town will deliver. You’d be forgiven for celebrity spotting here – it’s riddled with them! It must be down to its world-famous for its lively nightlife and super cool bars.
Prepare yourself for the extensive choice of beer, wine, and cocktails you’re bound to consume - fill up on fine cuisine at the stylish Golden Mile. Ready for some live music? La Sala or The Playwright will be right up your street.
Want a more chilled night? Puerto Deportivo has lots of cocktail bars like Sunset Marbella, Living Room and El Jardin. If you’ve got the stamina, head to Puerto Banus for the late night clubs.
Boasting 23 beaches along its 27 kilometres of coastline, Marbella has a beach for everyone. Seven of them have been awarded the Blue Flag, so you know that the sands on the Costa del Sol are top-class.
Still got a Marbs hangover? Recover on the hippest beach on the Costa del Sol. Bounty Beach is definitely the ‘cool’ hangout for those blessed with youth. With chilled out music coming from its relaxed beach bars, you can recuperate in comfort.
Playa de Rio Real
Are you chasing the wind? Head to Playa de Rio Real which is home to Marbella's only windsurf club, windsurf Marbella. At 2 kilometres long, this stretch of beach is known as Los Monteros. Don’t worry about the dark sands, the beach is wonderfully clean and very welcoming.
You’ll want to take the kids to Playa Hermosa beach with its clear and shallow waters. You’ll find brilliant shade here so it’s ideal for families.
Continue the party at Nikki Beach and indulge in a champagne shower at one of their famous beach parties. You must check out the sunset whilst you’re here - they’re legendary.
You’ve guessed it, Marbella’s coast means that you get the best seafood around. Plus, because you’re close to the mountains there’ll be locally sourced produce on the menu. Of course, a visit to Marbella isn’t complete without sampling the typical Mediterranean dishes of ‘gazpacho’ and ‘ajoblanco’.
Spain’s favourite dish, tapas is celebrated annually with a large party in the town centre called 'La Ruta de la Tapa'. To get your fair share of tapas, book a table at La Venecia de Los Olivos. Don’t worry if they’re fully booked – there are three branches of this restaurant in Marbella.
Want the best? The foodie in you will love the five-star restaurants in Puerto Banús and San Pedro de Alcántara. Try one of the imaginative dishes at La Hacienda, or the tasty cuisine from Taberna del Alabardero and La Meridiana. If you love seafood, The Santiago serves delectable fresh shellfish, whilst the Víctor’s speciality is lobster.
Marbella holidays are made for everyone. The diamond of the Costa del Sol, holidaymakers of all ages can enjoy a sunny escape on a coast that is overwhelmed with life. From superb golf courses and constant sunshine to top-notch nightclubs and cocktail bars, Marbella serves up a magnificent selection of activities that can be enjoyed year round.
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