The Golden Mile, a prestigious area in Marbella Spain, along the Mediterranean coast stretches for 2 km from Puerto Banús to Marbella center. Nightclubs, Puerto Banús Marina, and the luxury yacht clubs all looking very high-end and luxury touristy. Surrounded by upmarket boutiques and bars, you will see why this is a popular holiday spot.
But there is something for everyone in the beautiful Marbella. With a fantastic promenade that begs you to come for a walk and little shops everywhere, Marbella has a lot to offer.
Obviously, this is a summer destination. However, if you are looking for fantastic weather but a little less touristy then September and October might be the best months to visit.
In my opinion, 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 from where you can just sit and enjoy your holiday.
Málaga-Cost Del Sol (AGP) Airport is the closest to Marbella. (Approximately 24 miles / 39 kilometers)
Other airports are:
Private transfers from these airports to Marbella are available.
For a Traditional Cuisine experience out of this world, we recommend the following restaurants:
If you are looking for high-end resorts, Marbella has some of the best on the Costa del Sol. Alternatively, there is a wide variety of accommodation available.
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.
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.
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.
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.