Cookies on the Thomas Cook Website

This site uses cookies, as explained in our Privacy Policy. If you use this site without adjusting your cookies settings, you agree to our use of cookies.

Holidays in Marbella

The undoubted jewel in Costa del Sol’s crown, Marbella has a reputation for being a playground of the rich and famous, with golden beaches and glamour in abundance. The city certainly looks the part, with gleaming white villas cascading down to meet the yacht-filled marina. Marbella boasts over 20 kilometres of white, sandy beaches, with a charming old town known as a shopping and foodie paradise.

29 °C

Easter for slightly cooler temperatures.

2.5 hours

Malaga Airport.

Book your holiday to Marbella with Thomas Cook and spend balmy Mediterranean nights dancing on the Golden Mile and sunny days shopping in Puerto Banus.

Recommended offers in Marbella

Monarque El Rodeo Hotel

3 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • The Hotel Monarque El Rodeo is situated in the centre of Marbella in a very good cosmopolitan area. This comfortable hotel is on the corner of the ...
  • Facilities and services include restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool, coffee shop, wireless Internet access, elevator and 24 hour reception. Rooms...

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service

NH Marbella

3 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • 5 min from the centre.
  • The NH Marbella is located in the heart of Costa del Sol, between Marbella and Puerto Banús, only 45 min from the airport. 200 m from the co...

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service

Hotel Princesa Playa

3 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • A modern building in front of the sea, located on the beach boulevard of Marbella and between the marina and the fishermen’s port.
  • The Aparthotel Princesa Playa is located in an area with fairly little traffic, close to the city’s commercial centre and just 5 minutes from the h...

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service

Monarque Sultan Aparthotel

3 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • The comfortable aparthotel in Marbella is surrounded by gardens and unique palm trees that give it a touch of elegance and distinction, opened to t...
  • Facilities and services include wireless Internet access, 24 hour reception, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym, spa treatments (extra ch...

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service

Los Monteros Spa and Golf Resort

3 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort Hotel is a place where you can relax and enjoy every moment. Swimming pool, food, beach, good weather and impecc...
  • Facilities and services include 24 hour reception, spa (extra charge), sauna (extra charge), gym, restaurant, bar, Indoor swimming pool (extra char...

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service

Vincci Seleccion Estrella del Mar

3 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Located in the Elviria area, 400 m from the beach and 10 km from Marbella Center.
  • The Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar Hotel is located in the area Elviria, 400 m from the beach, 10 km from Marbella centre and about 45 km...

What is included ?

  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service

Beach lovers will be spoilt for choice with Marbella’s 20 kilometres of coastline, divided into dazzling white-sand beaches lined with lively bars and a sunny seafront promenade. Stroll along the Pasea Maritimo or head deep into the cobbled streets of the old town, filled with cosmopolitan pavement cafes, upmarket shops and Mediterranean restaurants. Keen golfers are minutes away from spending sun-drenched days on the green, with some of the best courses in Andalucía scattered in Marbella’s outskirts. Many visitors come simply for the nightlife, which bursts into life after dark in the stylish marina and legendary Golden Mile.

Marbella has a huge slice of Costa del Sol’s golden coastline, with a luxurious Marbella twist. Think shady, thatched parasols over soft sun loungers, set against the backdrop of green palms. Pick from dozens of Blue Flag beaches like the buzzing Banana Beach, known for its lively beachfront bars or the white sands of Playa Fontanilla, close to the Pasea Maritimo promenade. Playa Fontanilla is also one of the best places in Marbella for water sports, and is popular with jet-skiers. For families, Funny Beach is a hit for its kid-friendly activities like go-karting, playgrounds and bumper boats.

Marbella’s beautiful old town is a maze of narrow streets, winding between whitewashed 16th century buildings and opening out onto the likes of Orange Square. The square, Plaza de los Naranjos in Spanish, is the heart of the town buzzing with cafes, bars and restaurants. The shopping in Marbella is superb, with many upmarket boutiques and shopping centres as well as outdoor markets on Saturdays. Marbella and the whole Andalucía region is a golfer’s paradise, with championship courses and plush clubhouses set in stunning coastal scenery. Some of the best places in Marbella for golf include the Marbella Golf Club and Magna Marbella. 

The world-class nightlife is one of Marbella’s biggest attractions. The city has the largest concentration of glamorous bars, dance clubs and glitzy rooftop terraces in the Costa del Sol. The top places to visit in Marbella for a night out include the famous Golden Mile, the most exclusive area in the city. The Mile reaches all the way to the marina, Puerto Banus. Here, A-list celebrities party in chic bars in front of gleaming white yachts and the glittering Mediterranean Sea. If you’re interested in authentic Spanish cuisine, discover delicious tapas in the old town and Orange Square.


Golfers: Marbella is in the heart of Spain’s finest golfing region, with some of the best courses and clubs in Andalucía just minutes away.

Night owls: From dancing on the Golden Mile to sipping cocktails in plush Puerto Banus, Marbella has the finest nightlife in Andalucía.

Shopaholics: The city’s cosmopolitan shopping is a big attraction, from designer boutiques to large, modern malls and colourful street markets.


Language: The language spoken in Marbella is Spanish.

Currency: The currency used in Marbella is the Euro (€).

Local time: Marbella is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Malaga Airport.

Flight time from UK: Approximately 2.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Marbella tourist information can be found at

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Marbella.


Temperature: Average of 24-29°C in summer.

Best time to visit: Easter for slightly cooler temperatures.

Expect long hours of sunshine during Marbella’s warm summers, classic of Spain’s Mediterranean climate. The beach weather lasts between May and September, and often longer. July and August are the hottest months, when the temperature peaks around 29°C.  


By horse and carriage: For an unusual way to get about, Marbella has a number of horse and carriages in the centre of town that are a fun and romantic way to sightsee and travel.

By taxi: Taxis are a good option for short journeys. Marbella is full of taxi ranks and taxis can be flagged down. Bear in mind that licensed taxis should have meters and will charge more at night.

On foot: Marbella is a lovely place to get around on foot, particularly in the old town where the streets are too narrow for cars.


Starlite: The Starlite Festival is Marbella’s glitziest event, taking place over several weeks in July and August. A programme of events featuring music, fashion and art, previous headliners include Enrique Iglesias, Jamie Cullum and Tony Bennett. The festival includes a special VIP gala night for charity, which in 2013 was hosted by Antonio Banderas.

Marbella Feria: The first week of June is Marbella’s annual fair, in honour of its patron saint, San Bernabe. The fair features fun activities for kids like fairground rides and activities, plus live music, dancing, food and a big firework display to round the week off.

Why choose Thomas Cook

With hotels available to suit every person and every budget look no further than Thomas Cook for your getaway this year!

  • Thousands of hotels to choose from
  • Dedicated online customer service
  • Over 175 years of travel experience
  • Award winning travel company
  • Thousands of destinations worldwide

Holidays In Marbella 
ClubbingAll inclusiveBeachSummerPackageLast minute

More About Marbella 
Marbella OverviewThings To DoWeatherUseful PhrasesFAQSCurrency

Weather In Marbella 
Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

Recommended Hotels
Cala Gran Costa Del Sol

Resorts Near Marbella 

Similar Destinations
Sant AgnelloSorrentoLimoneSicily, Sardinia

email signup


Join over 5 million travellers today for exclusive offers and inspiration

Sign Up

In Store

Visit us in a store near you

Store Locator


You've come to the right place

Call Us

7 Days a week - 01733 224 808

Contact Us