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Ultimate Marbella Guide – 23 Best Things To Do In Marbella, Spain

Marbella, what a place. Renowned for its luxury lifestyle, marvellous beaches and stunning weather, it’s no wonder this Spanish town is a firm favourite with celebrities and tourists alike.

I was lucky enough to spend 1 month in Marbella, Spain last year and I have to say…it lived up to the high expectations.

Whether you just want to chill out on the beach with the family, immerse yourself in the glitz and glam lifestyle, or explore the history and culture of the hundreds of charming little spots close by, you’ll find you’re never short on activities no matter what you’re visiting here for.

For the history buffs, you’ll find renaissance palaces and roman architecture around every corner. For the foodies reading this, there are Michelin star restaurants within walking distance that have been catering to celebrities and millionaires for decades.

And then there are the family holidaymakers who come for the long sandy beaches and family-friendly restaurants that run the length of the beaches gently hugging the sun-drenched coastline along the Costa Del Sol.

Whatever brings you here, you will find something for everyone in this beautiful neck of the woods. Read on to discover the best places to stay, top places to see and the best things to do in Marbella Spain.

Let’s get to it.

BEST THINGS TO DO IN MARBELLA, SPAIN

1. Explore Marbella Old Town

Best For:  Cultural Tour / Couples / Explorers

Recommended Time: + 2 hrs

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The old town of Marbella, Spain, is one of my favourite spots to pass an afternoon strolling around. With its whitewashed houses, red-tiled roofs and winding streets, it’s like stepping back in time to the renaissance era.

The colourful plants and flowers hugging the buildings are a strong contrast to the white-washed walls and ooze with a charm that anyone will quickly fall in love with.

There are plenty of little boutique shops to explore as well as some great restaurants if you fancy stopping for a spot of lunch. The labyrinth of narrow alleys opens up into courtyards and bustling plazas full of more restaurants and shops sprawled into the streets.

Make sure to visit the Plaza de Los Naranjos, which is the main square in the old town, and home to the Marbella town hall. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting on a Wednesday or Saturday morning, you can also check out the weekly market that’s set up around this area.

You’ll find plenty of picturesque streets that cry out to be photographed, but if you’re in a rush and want to squeeze the best in without missing out, then be sure to check out Calle Carmen, Calle Nueva, Calle Caballeros and Calle Gloria.

How To Get There:

Located in the heart of Marbella, just set back across the main road behind Parque de la Alameda

2. Marbella Beaches

Best For:  Beach Day / Family Fun / Watersports

Recommended Time: + 1 Day

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It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Marbella is home to some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. After all, it’s these very beaches and the 300+ days of annual sunshine that attract the millionaires, celebrities and tourists from around the globe every single year.

Stretching along the front of Marbella are over 15 different beaches, each offering something a little different, and every one of them as special as the last. Some of my favourites are below;

  • Playa de Rio Real & Playa Venus – located just to the east of the marina, these two beaches serve up darker golden sand, family-friendly swimming, and ample restaurants, bars and sunbeds for rent. They are also the most central in Marbella and can get busy in the summer months.
  • Playa del Faro – just to the west of the marina, this beautiful beach gets its name after the lighthouse that sits on the promenade. It’s only 200m long but is packed full of amenities making it another great spot for families and couples alike.
  • Playa de la Fontanilla – another super popular beach just to the west of the marina. Another long beach stretching over 1 km and full of famous hotels and restaurants to get your feast on. Hire a sunbed set and enjoy the day with the sound of waves lapping at your feet.
  • Nikki Beach – the best beach in Marbella for a party. A very glam beach where you’ll pay the high price tag but serves up buckets of fun under the sun.
  • Bounty Beach – great atmosphere on this beach, with plenty of hip youngsters sipping their drinks and having fun in the sun.

3. Alameda Park

Best For:  Break From The Sun / People-Watching

Recommended Time: + 1.5 hrs

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This is a lovely spot for a stroll, especially in the early evening when the sun is starting to set and the heat of the day has died down a little.

The park is full of beautiful flowers, trees, fountains and a thick tropical foliage overhang to keep things cool during some of the more sweaty days. You’ll also find plenty of benches with classic Andalusian tiles on, called “azulejos”, all of which are painted by hand and showcase the city’s history and buildings.

In the centre of the park, there’s a large fountain with a statue of Neptune surrounded by dolphins, which is especially popular with the kids.

The park is open all year round from early morning until late at night so you can come here to enjoy the peace and quiet, or to join in on one of the many events that are held here throughout the year.

Alameda Park is a great spot for people-watching, especially in the evenings when it’s lit up with fairy lights. You can easily pass away an hour or two here, enjoying the peaceful surroundings and maybe even grabbing a bite to eat, and is well-deserving in this best things to do in Marbella Spain checklist.

How To Get There:

Just set back from Playa de Venus beach in the heart of Marbella

4. Avenida del Mar

Best For:  Break From The Sun / People-Watching

Recommended Time: + 0.5 hrs

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This beautiful walkway connects the Alameda Park to Playa de la Venus, located next to Marbella’s harbour. It’s a wide footpath with palm trees, neat hedge borders, and several superb public works of art.

You will also find bronze sculptures dotted along the walkway, all created by 20th-century surrealist Salvador Dalí, making the walk along this walkway that little more unique and special.

There is parking close by and the avenue is lined with shops and bars. It’s another great spot for people watching and taking a little downtime from the heat of the sun after a long day on the beach.

Make sure you chuck a right once you reach the bottom of the walkway where you can swing a right into the marina and check out some of the awesome boats and yachts moored up here.

How To Get There:

Just set back from Playa de Venus beach in the heart of Marbella

5. Puerto Banus Beach

Best For:  Beach Day / Couples / Family Day Out

Recommended Time: + 1 Day

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By no means the only beach along this long stretch of Marbella coastline, but it is certainly one of the favourites. It’s a fantastic spot for the kids too, with shallow waters and fine golden sand that’s perfect for the little ones to construct their forts and castles in.

The water is perfect for taking a dip when the afternoon sun gets too much and the promenade is lovely for a leisurely stroll taking in the marina full of luxury yachts.

Puerto Banus Beach is a long stretch of sandy beach, just over 1 km long and it’s just to the west of Marbella with the marina to one side of it. It’s home to many super yachts and fancy sailing boats, making it a great afternoon stroll when you need a break from the beach.

There are plenty of beach bars and restaurants along the shoreline offering refreshing drinks and snacks throughout the day, as well as sun loungers and parasols if you want to soak up some rays and make a full day of it.

The restaurants here are all family-friendly serving up grub for the kids, and playgrounds they can run off their excitement in so the grownups can get a little downtime time with their book in hand.

And don’t worry, Puerto Banus Beach has been awarded the blue flag award and is manned throughout the year with lifeguards for added safety and peace of mind.

One of my favourite things to do in Puerto Banus is people-watching from one of the many beachside cafes or restaurants. You can while away an afternoon here with a good book and a refreshing drink, taking in all the glamourous surroundings.

How To Get There:

Drive west 15 minutes from Marbella town centre or take a short taxi ride

6. Iglesia de la Encarnación

Best For:  Afternoon Exploration / Cultural Walk

Recommended Time: + 1 hr

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This beautiful church is one of the most iconic buildings in Marbella and stands proud in the centre of the Old Town.

The baroque-style church was built back in the 18th century and has a beautiful baroque façade with a lovely patio area out the front. Before this, it was a former mosque, and one of the last in Spain to be re-conquered from the Moors.

The exterior is adorned with colourful tiles, while the interior is full of grandiose paintings, sculptures, and alters. The church also has an impressive organ which is still used for services.

It’s definitely worth popping inside to see the stunning ceiling frescoes which were painted by a famous Italian artist. There is also an impressive organ inside which is still used in services today. It’s a fantastic spot to pass some time and a favourite place to see in Marbella Spain.

How To Get There:

Located in the Old Town of Marbella

7. Shopping Fix At La Canada

Best For:  Retail Therapy / Shopping

Recommended Time: + 2 hr

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If shopping is your vibe, then you are going to love La Canada. It’s the best place for a spot of retail therapy in Marbella and the Costa Del Sol as a whole and it doesn’t disappoint with over 250 stores sprawled over several floors.

This mail is packed full of designer stores and international brands, including Zara, Levi and Superdry, plus it has a fantastic food court with plenty of options from fast food to something a little fancier.

You can reach La Cañada by car by taking the AP-7 and exit 186 towards A-355 / Ojen / Marbella (East). You can also grab a bus to La Cañada from the Marbella bus station.

How To Get There:

You can walk to La Canada Shopping Mall in half an hour from the old town of Marbella. 

You can also drive the 7 minutes to the mall where there is plenty of free parking available

8. Marbella Golf

Best For:  Teeing Off Under The Sun

Recommended Time: + 1 Day

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There are no shortages of golf courses along the Costa Del Sol, but some of the most famous are found right on the doorstep of Marbella.

The most prestigious of the lot though is the Marbella Golf Country Club. This 18-hole, par 72 golf course is one of the most popular in Marbella and is located just to the east of the town. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and first opened its doors back in 1974.

Since then, it has hosted numerous prestigious tournaments including the Spanish Open on three occasions.

Some other popular courses include Los Naranjos and La Quinta Golf & Country Club, both very highly recommended and with quick and easy access from Marbella.

If you are new to the sport and looking for something a little more forgiving, then El Paraiso Golf Club is the one for you.

9. Nueva Andalusia Street Market

Best For:  Shopping / Local & Handmade Goods

Recommended Time: + 2 hr

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Set just behind Puerto Banus Marina is this famous street market, known across the region for selling a broad range of bits from clothing and fashion, handmade wares, to rugs, antiques and artwork.

It’s well worth a walk around but I would recommend arriving there early to avoid the heat.

It runs every Saturday from 8:00 – 15:30 and it is a 12-minute walk from the marina in Puerto Banus and is a great place to visit whilst in Marbella.

How To Get There:

Located in Puerto Banus, you can get here in 15 minutes along the AP-7 by car or taxi

10. Murallas del Castillo - Morrish Castle Ruins

Best For:  Shopping / Local & Handmade Goods

Recommended Time: + 2 hr

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The Murallas del Castillo are the ruins of a Moorish castle and citadel that sits atop a hill in Marbella. The castle was built in the 13th century with some of the walls dating back as old as the 10th century and served as a lookout point for marauding pirates.

Nowadays, there isn’t anything inside of the walls but the ruins of the castle and the walls themselves are still super impressive and well worth a stop-off during your visit to Marbella, Spain.

 

How To Get There:

You can find this ruined castle at the outer edge of the Marbella Old Town to the north east

11. The Municipal Exposition Gallery

Best For:  Art & Culture / Museum Day 

Recommended Time: + 2 hr

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The Galeria Municipal de Exposiciones Marbella is a museum dedicated to fine art and it is located just beneath the City Council at Carmen Street in the heart of the old town.

Its convenient proximity to the old town’s winding streets and white-washed walls makes it an ideal stop on your visit to Marbella, although be warned – it does get busy during high season so you could try and arrive early or later in the day.

You’ll discover a plethora of excellent pieces by renowned artists from throughout Spain and all around the world, as well as other Spanish and international artists. There are also some magnificent sculptures, photographs, and pottery on display for all to admire.

How To Get There:

Located on Calle Carmen in the Old Town of Marbella

12. The Contemporary Engraving Museum

Best For:  Art & Culture / Museum Day 

Recommended Time: + 2 hr

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The Museo del Grabado Espanol Contemporaneo is a small but excellent museum located on Calle Hospital Bazán in the old town of Marbella.

The focus of the museum is contemporary engraving, with a particular emphasis on Spanish artists. However, there are also some wonderful pieces by international artists on display too.

You will find prints from all phases of Spanish art, including etchings, aquatints, lithographs, and xylographs.

The museum was established in 1992 and is housed in a beautiful 16th-century building. The interior has been sympathetically renovated to create a light and airy space in which to enjoy the artwork.

There is also a lovely little cafe on-site, serving up delicious snacks and drinks.

Entry Cost: €4 Adults / Free for kids

Opening Times: Monday 9:00 – 14:00 / Tuesday – Friday 9:00 – 19:00 / Saturday 9:00 – 14:00 / Sunday Closed

How To Get There:

You can find the Museo del Grabado Espanol Contemporaneo just to the east of the old town in Marbella

13. Museo Ralli

Best For:  Art & Culture / Museum Day 

Recommended Time: + 2 hr

museo ralli in marbella spain

This art museum is home to some of the most important Latin American art collections in Europe and should definitely make it onto your list of top things to do in Marbella, Spain.

It was estalbislihed in 2000 by Harry Recanati and his wife, Martine Recanati. The Museo Ralli in Marbella serves up 10 exhibition rooms from different Avante-Garde movements, where you will find some excellent surrealism pieces of art from both Latin America and Europe.

If you’re big into your art, then you want to make sure this place is added to your Marbella travel itinerary.

Entry Cost: Free

Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 – 15:00 / Closed on Sunday, Monday and Public Holidays.

 

How To Get There:

You can find the Museo Ralli located inbetween Marbella and Puerto Banus, around a 15 minute drive from the old town in Marbella.

You can also take the L-79 bus heading to Estepona from Marbella

14. Mezquita del Rey Abdul Aziz al Saud (Marbella Mosque)

Best For:  History & Culture / Break From The Beach

Recommended Time: + 1 hr

marbella mosque best thing to see in marbella spain

The Marbella Mosque was built in 1981 and was the first one that was built since the Christian Re-conquest of Spain during the 15th century. Prince Salman of Saudi Arabia built the mosque and it stands today as a fantastic example of Moorish-inspired architecture across Andalusia.

Its tall white walls look large and imposing against the backdrop of the Costa Del Sol, with impressive details that make this really stand out against everything else around it.

Inside the mosque is a collection of over 30,000 volumes and has pristine gardens and pink flowers wrapping around the exterior. You can find this little gem about 10 minutes away from the old town of Marbella and is a great little side trip to break a day up during your visit to Marbella, Spain.

The mosque is open to the public every day from 09:00 – 12:00, except on Fridays when it is closed.

 

How To Get There:

You can find the Marbella Mosque very close to the Museo Ralli. Drive west towards Puerto Banus, around a 15 minute from the old town in Marbella.

You can also take the L-79 bus heading to Estepona from Marbella

15. Plaza Altamirano

Best For:  Architecture & History / Coffee Break / People Watching

Recommended Time: 1 -2 hrs

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This is a beautiful square located in the old town of Marbella and is definitely worth a visit. The plaza is named after Antonio Altamirano, who was the mayor of Marbella during the 18th century.

The plaza itself is quite small, but it is surrounded by some lovely buildings including the Town Hall, which was built in the 15th century.

There is also a beautiful fountain in the centre of the plaza, and two great restaurants bordering the square which makes this a great spot to take a break and people watch for a while.

You can also find an archaeological collection tucked away inside the department of culture’s central office. This collection includes a number of Roman artifacts that were found during excavations in the area, such as the Alcazaba, Rio Verde’s Roman Villa, The Roman Baths and other basilicas.

How To Get There:

You’ll find this plaza in the heart of the old town in Marbella to the east side

16. Watersports

Best For:  Fun On The Beach / Adrenaline / Fun Activities

Recommended Time: 1 – 6 hrs

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Marbella is the perfect place to enjoy all sorts of watersports. The Mediterranean Sea is warm and welcoming, and there are plenty of beaches to choose from each with its own watersports and activities.

Whether you want to try your hand at windsurfing, sailing, diving, or just take a leisurely swim, you’ll be spoilt for choice. It’s one of the most popular destinations to dabble in watersports, and they are some of the best things to do in Marbella Spain.

Maybe the kids want to give the banana boat a go, and the adventurous adults fancy a bit of paragliding or jet-skiing. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you should be able to find it without too much of a problem.

There are plenty of companies offering boat hire if you fancy exploring the coastline from the water.

If you can get a big enough group together, you’ll be amazed at how cheap it can be to hire a boat or yacht for a few hours with a captain if you’re splitting the cost between all of you.

17. Visit The Paleochristian Basilica Vega del Mar

Best For:  Culture & History / Museum Buffs

Recommended Time: 1 -2 hrs

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This basilica is one of the most important archaeological sites in Marbella. It was built in the late fourth or early fifth century and was used as a burial ground for the city’s Christian community.

The basilica consists of three naves, with the central nave being the tallest. The apse is located at the eastern end of the basilica and would have originally been where the altar would have been situated.

There are also a number of burial chambers located under the floor of the basilica, which would have been used to bury VIPs or members of the clergy.

The site was discovered in 1915 and excavated in 1930 and it still remains to this day to be one of the most important remains of the Paleochristian period ever discovered in Spain

It is now open to the public and is definitely worth a visit if you’re interested in archaeology or history.

How To Get There:

You’ll find the Paleochristian Basilica just to the west past Puerto Banus. You can drive here in around 24 minutes or take a taxi.

You can also take the L-79 bus here from Marbella and will take around 45 minutes.

18. Visit The Remains Of A Roman Villa

Best For:  Culture & History / Museum Buffs

Recommended Time: 1 -2 hrs

villa romana best places to see in marbella spain

You can visit the remains of an old Roman Villa during your visit to Marbella, Spain, situated close to the opening of the Río Verde. Here you will be looking back in time to the ancient city of Ciliana which was once built on the ground that Marbella is now home to

The villa lives under a sheltered roof to protect it from the wind and rain and is the remains of what could have been a great example of what a stately roman home would have looked like.

Sadly most of the walls and pillars have long been destroyed but you still have some fantastic mosaics in great condition throughout the site and its a super popular place to see while visiting Marbella, Spain.

The site is open to visitors from 10.30 – 13.30 hrs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and is free to enter.

How To Get There:

You’ll find the roman villa remains just to the east of Puerto Banus, and you can drive here in around 18 minutes or tack a taxi.

You You can also take the L-79 bus here from Marbella and will take around 30 minutes

19. Indulge In Fantastic Food

Best For:  Foodies / Family Time / Romantic

Recommended Time: + 1 Evening

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Marbella certainly has no shortages of fine places to eat. Whether you’re looking for a more traditional meal or a Michelin-starred restaurant where you’ll dine with the rich and famous, there are plenty of options here for everyone.

Here you will find some of the best restaurants in Andalusia, and even in the whole of Spain. Whether it’s a perfect brunch spot or a culinary journey from a world-renowned chef, you won’t be disappointed with the dining scene in Marbella.

Below are some of the best restaurants in Marbella, with a little something for everyone;

  • Cascada Cocina & Bar (Best All-Rounder) – laidback and stylish, you’ll find this minimalist restaurant just up in the hills of Marbella away from the hustle and bustle. You’ll find Andalusian classics as well as international dishes here, plus it opens early making it great for families with kids.
  • Skina (Best Top-End) – One of the best of the best, this Michelin-starred restaurant sits just 10 people at a time where you’ll experience some seriously good flavours and combinations. This one is for the serious foodies out there, and it comes with a price tag to match its reputation.
  • The Farm (Best Organic & Vegan) – Expect a menu that changes regularly depending on the time of year, this restaurant comes with a sustainable touch to the food on your plate. All of the food comes with ZERO food miles, so you know you are getting the very freshest and the very best whenever you visit
  • Wabi Sabi (Best Healthy) – A more budget-friendly choice without compromising on quality. Think steaming ramen bowls and fresh poke bowls. It’s the kind of place I could visit every single day and never get bored.
  • Davero (Best Cheap Dining) – A wallet-friendly dining experience in this Italian restaurant, where the food is great for the price and the service comes in at a high standard that’s normally uncommon for these prices.

20. La Concha Hike

Best For:  Outdoor Activities / Hiking / Viewpoint

Recommended Time: 1 Day

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If you want to get a bit of fresh air in your lungs and escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a day, then gather your hiking boots and make your way to the starting point of this famous hike.

La Concha is the most iconic mountain in the region, with its limestone rock face jeering out from the Marbella skyline. It’s a popular hiking route that can take just a few hours to a full day to hike, depending on what route you want to take.

But whichever one you do take, you will be rewarded with some of the most incredible views overlooking the whole of Marbella and the whole of the Costa Del Sol.

It’s not an easy hike and you will need a certain level of fitness, plus it’s not recommended to attempt it during the hotter summer months since you’ll be exposed to the heat of the sun for most of the hike.

Nevertheless, if you’re visiting during the shoulder months and you love to get outside, then I highly recommend taking the hike yourself to experience one of my favourite hikes in Marbella, and the Costa Del Sol as a whole!

Best Day Trips From Marbella

21. Day Trip To Ronda From Marbella

best day trip from marbella to ronda

Ronda is one of the most beautiful and historic towns in Spain, and it’s just a short day trip away making it the perfect day trip from Marbella

This town is built upon two massive cliffs, which are connected by the iconic Puente Nuevo bridge. This bridge offers incredible views down into the valley below, and it’s definitely worth getting up early to see the sunrise from here.

There are plenty of things to do in Ronda, from exploring the many museums and churches to strolling through the picturesque streets or enjoying a spot of wine tasting at one of the local bodegas.

Whatever you do, make sure you leave time to walk across Puente Nuevo bridge, take in the incredible views and grab those Instagram-worthy photos.

You can reach Ronda from Marbella in just over 1 hour via the A-397. You can also take the Avanza Bus from the Marbella.

22. Day Trip To Gibraltar From Marbella

Gibraltar best day trips from marbella

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located just a short distance from Marbella, and it’s well worth a visit if you’re in the area.

This tiny territory is home to some of the incredible coastal scenery and viewpoints, as well as a huge array of wildlife.

Gibraltar is also home to the world-famous Rock of Gibraltar, which is definitely worth a visit. You can take a cable car to the top of the rock for incredible views over the surrounding area.

You can reach Gibraltor from Marbella in just over an hour by driving down the coast via the AP-7, making this journey one of the more popular day trips from Marbella. Bear in mind you will also be crossing a border in UK territory.

23. Day Trip To Seville From Marbella

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Seville is the capital of Andalusia and it is a 2.5hr drive from Marbella. This city is bursting with culture, history and architecture, and it’s definitely worth a day trip from Marbella Spain if you’re not short on time.

There are plenty of things to do in Seville, from exploring the world-famous Alcazar palace to strolling through the beautiful gardens of the Generalife.

You can also enjoy some traditional Spanish tapas in one of the many bars and restaurants, or see a Flamenco show.

I would recommend an overnight stay here if you have the chance since it’s a little further away so that you have the time to see all of the historical sights and fun activities of Seville.

You can reach Seville from Marbella in around 2hr 45mins via the A-92

Thinking of visiting other parts of the Costa Del Sol? Check out my other ultimate guides:

Best Things To Do In Marbella

  • Explore Marbella Old Town
  • Marbella Beaches
  • Alameda Park
  • Avenida del Mar
  • Puerto Banus Beach
  • Iglesia de la Encarnación
  • Marbella Golf
  • Murallas del Castillo – Morrish Castle Ruins
  • The Municipal Exposition Gallery
  • The Contemporary Engraving Museum
  • Visit Museum Ralli
  • Mezquita del Rey Abdul Aziz al Saud (Marbella Mosque)
  • Plaza Altamirano
  • Bonsai Museum
  • Watersports
  • Visit The Paleochristian Basilica Vega del Mar
  • Visit The Remains Of A Roman Villa
  • Indulge In Fantastic Food
  • La Concha Hike

Best Places To Stay In Marbella

Budget

  • Hostal San Ramon – Right in the centre of the old town and just a 3-minute walk to the beach, these private rooms are spacious and superb value for the money here, in an even better location nestled between the narrow streets of the old quarter.
  • La Luna – Another superb location hotel with a very generous room size for the budget-friendly price you’ll pay. It’s a traditional Andalusian property with an interior patio, just 3 minutes from the beach and 500m to the marina.

Mid-range

  • Ona Alanda Club Marbella – 3 pools, hot tub, gym, and bright spacious rooms. 6 minutes walk to the beach, this aparthotel is fantastic value for its price and it is fully equipped with everything you’ll need for a lovely stay with your partner, kids or family.
  • Banus Lodge – Less than 100 yards from the beach, this one is well-equipped with a great pool and cracking location just outside of Puerto Banus. Great for families and of course super close to the beach.

Luxury

  • Boho Club – Just 600 yards from Rio Verde Beach, this Marbella hotel serves up the celebrity treatment and world-class service with a luxury hotel that comes with all of the bells and whistles.
  • The Oasis By Don Carlos – Pool, wellness centre and beachfront location, this hotel oozes style with its minimalist and modern decor, tip-top service and plenty of touches of luxury

FAQ

 

When is the best time of year to visit Marbella Spain?

The best time of year to visit Marbella is during the shoulder months of April to June and September to October. The weather is still warm and sunny but not too hot, plus there are fewer crowds which makes it a more pleasant experience overall. You will also be able to find some great deals on accommodation and flights if you are lucky enough to be able to travel outside of the high season during the school holidays.

What is the closest airport to Marbella?

The closest airport to Marbella is Malaga Airport, which is around a 45-minute drive from the city centre. There are also several smaller airports nearby such as Seville and Gibraltar, but these are usually only served by budget airlines with limited flight options.

How do you get to Marbella?

The best way to get to Marbella is by flying into either Malaga Airport or Gibraltar Airport. From there, you can take a taxi or bus to the city centre of Marbella. If you are driving from Malaga airport, it will take around 40-minutes to drive the 50 km along the coast. You can also book the Avanza Bus if you’re not able to rent a car or take a taxi.

What is the weather like in marbella, spain?

Marbella has hot summer and mild winters, with temperatures rarely dropping below 17 degrees even during the coldest months. This is the reason Marbella and the Costa Del Sol is such a popular destination all year round, where its winters are some of the warmest across the whole of Europe!

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marbella annual weather and temperature

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