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Beautiful Marbella

The city and resort area of Marbella in Spain is a famous tourist hotspot.  Situated in the South of Spain’s famous Costa del Sol, this is the place to be. 

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The Golden Mile

The Golden Mile in Marbella, Spain is a prestigious area along the Mediterranean coast. Spanning 2 km from Puerto Banús to Marbella center, it boasts high-end nightclubs, luxury yacht clubs, and upscale boutiques. Visitors can expect a glamorous atmosphere, beautiful views, and a popular holiday destination with something to offer for everyone.

The Promenade Walk

The promenade in Marbella, Spain is a delightful place. It offers a pleasant and scenic walk along the coast, with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. The promenade is well-maintained and often lined with palm trees, creating a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. It’s a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, offering a chance to take in the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying a leisurely stroll.

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Best time to visit Marbella

The best time to visit Marbella, Spain is during the months of spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October). During these times, the weather is generally pleasant, with mild temperatures and less crowded tourist areas. The summer months of July and August can be quite hot and crowded due to the peak tourist season. However, if you enjoy the lively atmosphere and warm beach weather, summer can still be an enjoyable time to visit.

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Is Marbella worth a visit?

Yes definitely, everyone will enjoy going to Marbella (young and old). Surrounded by upmarket boutiques, bars, perfect beaches, nightclubs, luxurious venues, and interesting sight-seeing opportunities worth exploring, Marbella also offers some quiet time. The beautiful pedestrian-friendly streets have hundreds of beautiful restaurants where you can just sit back and enjoy your holiday.

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A few examples of the attractions and activities that make Marbella an appealing destination for tourists seeking relaxation, entertainment, and leisure:

  • Outdoor activities: The region surrounding Marbella offers opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. You can go hiking in the nearby Sierra de las Nieves mountains, play golf on world-class courses, or go on a boat trip to explore the stunning coastline.

  • Wellness and spas: Marbella is known for its luxurious spas and wellness centers. You can pamper yourself with rejuvenating spa treatments, indulge in wellness retreats, or enjoy yoga and meditation sessions.

  • Sports and leisure: Marbella is a sports lover’s paradise. You can engage in various activities such as tennis, paddleboarding, horseback riding, or even watch professional sports events like polo or golf tournaments.

Food & Drink

Marbella boasts a thriving culinary scene. From beachfront chiringuitos (beach bars) serving fresh seafood to Michelin-starred restaurants offering gourmet cuisine, you can indulge in a variety of culinary delights.

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Restaurant Recommendation

For a Traditional Cuisine experience out of this world, we recommend the following restaurants, that we loved when exploring Marbella:

  • Lobito de Mar
  • Buenaventura
  • La Taberna de Santiago

Some things you must try

Along the lines of local cuisine.. is wine donuts, torrijas, churros, and borrachuelos (aniseed rolls fried with a little wine and dipped into syrup).  Eat and drink like the locals.  You’ll love the new experience.

International airport

The nearest airport to Marbella Spain

Málaga-Cost Del Sol (AGP) Airport is the closest to Marbella. (Approximately 24 miles / 39 kilometers)

Other airports are:

  • Gibraltar International Airport (36.1 miles / 58.1 kilometers)
  • Jerez Airport (67.1 miles / 108.0 kilometers)
  • Federico García Lorca Granada Airport (77.0 miles / 124.0 kilometers)

Private transfers from these airports to Marbella are available.

Where to stay

Vacation Accommodation in Marbella Spain is good

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Marbella is renowned for its beautiful beaches. You can relax on the golden sands, swim in the crystal-clear waters, or engage in water sports such as jet skiing, paddleboarding, and parasailing.  Therefore it goes without saying that you’ll find some of the best high-end resorts on the Costa del Sol, here in Marbella.  There is a wide variety to choose from…

Places like the Fuerte Marbella Hotel.  Situated right on the beach with spectacular sea views and a 5 min walk away from the old town (and Plaza de Los Naranjos).

Photos from Fuerte Marbella Hotel’s website.

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sunsets in Spain Enjoy the beauty of Marbella

What to do during your vacation in Marbella Spain

Here is a list of things you might want to keep in mind:

  • Go for a walk on the 15 km promenade with beautiful views, street markets, and restaurants
  • Santa Maria de la Encarnacion
  • Iglesia del Santo Cristo de la Vera Cruz
  • Alameda Park
  • Puerto José Banús Marina (more commonly known as Puerto Banús )  – Enjoy shopping, restaurants, and admiring the luxury yachts.  I think this is a beautiful place to take some stunning sunset photos.
  • Stroll through the pretty Avenida del Mar with its famous bronze Salvador Dali sculptures.
  • Make sure to catch a beach sunrise
  • After swimming in the Mediterranean Sea take an “elephant shower” to rinse off the salty water.  The elephant shower is a famous photo spot for families.  It is hidden in San Pedro Alcántara, Marbella.
  • If you love hiking, do the 7 km walk from Marbella to Puerto Banús Marina and enjoy the beautiful vistas.
  • At Plaza de Mar you will often find chess players.  This is a famous meeting point for chess lovers.
  • Visit the Ralli Museum /
  • Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo
  • Go to Nueva Andalucia – a traditional urban area
  • Enjoy “fish on the beach” – A fun night party on the beach, where you can experience the local seafood cuisine.
  • Take a chartered boat trip to view Marbella from the sea
  • The Bonsai museum

More things to do in Marbella:

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Do a day trip

Go on a day trip to the beautiful Mijas.  Only a 27 min (34,2 km) drive via the AP-7 by car.

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Did you know

You can see Africa from Marbella.  The African coast is visible from the coast of Costa del Sol.  In the top of the mountains of Elviria you will have a perfect view.  Therefore Morocco is just a short flight away should you wish to explore the Blue City of Morocco.

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A visit to the old town

The colorful ‘old town’ with bougainvillea growing everywhere, street-corner restaurants, and beautiful architecture are definitely worth a visit.  Pretty shops selling shoes, clothes, wine, food, gifts and more, line the narrow cobblestone streets.  There are lots of little cafes and restaurants and all of them are lovely. Although there are many tourists in the town, there is still a fantastic atmosphere and you should not feel crowded at all. I think the atmosphere in the town is just fantastic.

Plaza de Los Naranjos (Orange Square) – photos above – in the historic city center is the perfect place to stop for a refreshing drink after some extensive sightseeing and walking around.


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