Sun, Sea, Sand & Culture


Marbella is one of Costa del Sol’s greatest tourist locality, product of very high end services and facilities it provides for its visitors and inhabitants. It is also a heaven for sports people, especially golfers and fishing enthusiasts, who can engage in these activities surrounded by one of the most beautiful backdrops of the mountains and the sea.

The town also has historic part that oozes the Andalusian spirit and essence. White houses and beautiful trees merging with the scenery, providing beauty to the streets and squares. With a wide selection of recipes from local cuisine, pleasant memorable experiences will be bound to happen.

Marbella is Costa del Sol’s most privileged destinations. With emblematic spots such as Puerto Banús, it’s no wonder countless visitors come from all over the world to indulge in warmth of its climate, beaches, and natural surroundings.

Things to do in Marbella

Old Town

The old town of Marbella is full of cultural and historical charm, with whitewashed buildings from the Renaissance-era and bougainvillea-draped balconies. The oldest quarter of Marbella has retained much of its Andalusian roots through its narrow and cobbled streets, churches, museums and plazas.

Plaza de los Naranjos is surrounded by orange trees and restaurants with beautiful terraces. This famous square is also where you will find three important buildings – Casa del Corregidor, Ermita de Santiago and the Ayuntamiento.

Alameda Park

The Alameda Park, situated between the seafront and the Old Town, is a popular meeting point for many. Visitors come here to enjoy the natural environment of tropical foliage or to just simply relax on the “azulejos” benches, which are made with classic Andalusian hand-painted tiles, as they watch the world go by.

A large, ceramic fountain sits in the centre of the park and provides much needed relief from the summer heat.

Resort Beaches

Marbella is a beach lover’s paradise. There are more than twenty beaches that cover the 27km long coastline. Several of the beaches in Marbella boast the prestigious Blue Flag awards, which is awarded to beaches with the best water quality, safety, facilities and environmental management.

Most of the beaches have public toilets, showers, sun loungers, lifeguards and chiringuitos (beach bars). There are also many luxury beach clubs that are favoured by the A-list crowd such as Nikki Beach, Ocean Club and The Beach Club at Marbella Club, amongst others.

Avenida del Mar

Avenida del Mar is a beautiful walkway that links the Alameda Park with the seafront promenade of Paseo Marítimo. The broad pedestrian avenue is flanked by palm trees and perfectly-trimmed hedges. The highlight of the walkway is the collection of 10 sculptures designed by the 20th century surrealist, Salvador Dalí. This is one of the very few places where you can see Dalí’s genius in one place for free.

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