This luxurious resort town is the most popular on the Costa del Sol sitting at the base of the La Concha Mountain in the Sierra Blanca and boasting 26km of sunny beaches.


The two main beaches in Marbella are El Fuerte and El Fontanilla, both having all the facilities you would expect from a modern resort. There are also several large parks to escape to including the amphitheatre at Constitution Park where you may catch concert or play in the summer.

The most charming area in Marbella is the old quarter, with narrow cobblestone streets and Arabic houses, centred on the Plaza de los Naranjos (Orange Square) which is located just off the main street, and also home to the 16th century town hall. Here there is a mix of stately buildings, small shops, galleries, bars and restaurants and it is a lively meeting place at any time of the day. With the trees in bloom there is a beautiful mix of colours here, with the exotic plants set against the white buildings and blue sky.

Throughout Marbella, narrow streets, homes and shops intermingle to create the atmosphere of a small village and another popular meeting place is La Alameda in the centre of town. Several historical sites of interest include the Bonsai Museum, Municipal Art Gallery, Roman Villa and Baths and Marbella Mosque.

Shopping and Eating Out

The classy Perto Banus area, just west of the town is the place to be pampered; sit aside the luxury yachts in the marina; relax in one of the many bars and restaurants or browse the windows of the world renowned fashion houses and boutiques. This area comes alive at night and on the weekend next to the bullring there is a bustling market where you can pick up a variety of bargains.

The Avienda del Mar is one of the most delightful promenades on the costa and another place to indulge in the classy restaurants and bars. Try traditional fish and seafood dishes like sardines on a spit, fried fish and the incomparable paella. If you prefer to get away from the glitz of the seafront restaurants there are many backstreet bars where you can try tapas.

Tourist Information

Tourist Office: Glorieta de la Fontanilla (Paseo Marítimo), s/n - 29600 Marbella (Málaga)Tel.+34 (0)952771442 Fax +34 (0)


Marbella is served by Malaga Airport.

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