style in marvelous Marbella on the Costa del Sol in Spain
mix of old and new, Marbella is nestled on the Costa del Sol in Andalusia,
Spain, just 51 km from Malaga city by the fastest route. With its modern
developments contrasting with the charm of its Old Town, Marbella has something
to suit every taste, whether in dining, shopping or enjoyable activities.
Backed by the stunning Sierra Blanca Mountains, and framing 27 km of clean
sandy beaches, this city has it all.
Puerto Banús, Marbella via Wikimedia
by Diliff/CC BY-SA 3.0
city offers a range of hotels and holiday resorts both on the beachfront
and in the town itself. For those who prefer to be more independent, the
best in luxurious villas are available from the Firefly
Collection, all guaranteed to offer every conceivable comfort.
Mile and Marbella’s beaches
the Golden Mile on the edge of town, with its beachfront properties and
classy nightclubs while on the way to the glamorous Puerto Banús
marina, a popular spot with celebrities and royalty alike with its luxury
yachts, restaurants and bars and upmarket boutiques.
Puerto Banus via Wikimedia
by Tomas Fano/CC BY-SA 2.0
beaches close to the city include the popular Playa de Cabopino, with its
long sandy beaches and nearby dunes. All beaches in the area provide all
necessary amenities for a pleasant stay and many have a Blue Star status.
Along the beachfront, many of the famous chiringuitos, or beach restaurants,
serve the freshest catch of the day.
Marbella beach via Flickr
by Peter & Michelle S/CC BY 2.0
del Sol often bears the nickname the “Costa del Golf,” and for good reason.
Marbella is no exception with excellent golf courses in beautiful locations
and often with spectacular views.
around 10 km from Marbella’s city centre, the Atalaya Golf Club sits in
front of the Sierra Blanca mountains with views over the Mediterranean
Sea and the famous La Concha mountain, synonymous with Marbella. The Santa
Clara Golf Club is another popular destination, surrounded by a luxurious
Old Town Marbella to stroll the narrow streets, lined with whitewashed
houses, draped in bougainvillea and geraniums. Here you can encounter quaint
tapas bars with tasty Mediterranean treats as you explore the area. The
Plaza de los Naranjos is a particularly pretty square in the Old Town,
which stands in front of the 16th century town hall and the tourist office.
The square is surrounded by orange trees, excellent restaurants and shops.
Visit Alameda Park with pathways winding though beautiful botanical gardens,
as well as a fountain dating back to 1792.
Plaza de los Naranjos, Marbella via Wikimedia
by Herry Lawford/CC BY 2.0
city has a far ranging history, dating back to both Roman times and the
Arab occupation and evidence can still be seen today. Visit a Roman villa
and baths close to town, with beautifully preserved mosaics. At Puerto
de Cabopino Beach view the Torre Ladrones, part of the Arab fortifications
of the coastline. At 15 metres in height, it is the tallest watchtower
along the Malaga coast.
Bonsai Marbella is an interesting visit with a range of both native and
exotic bonsai trees, while the Museo de Grabado art museum exhibits engravings
and other graphic pieces. Those interested in modern art will appreciate
Ralli, with its selection of paintings and sculpture.
Museo Ralli, Marbella via Wikimedia
by Museo Ralli Marbella/CC BY-SA 4.0
a point of visiting Marbella on your Costa del Sol holiday – enjoy the
food, the sun and the sand and experience everything the city has to offer.
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