The cosmopolitan resort of Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol is the perfect location for those who want to relax along the beautiful sandy shores in the daytime and dance the night away in one of the upmarket clubs. Popular amongst couples, groups and families alike, the resort has a variety of activities to experience to make the most out of your holiday. Enjoy the palm tree fringed coast and stylish hotels that have transformed Marbella into a luxury paradise.
You’re spoilt for choice with the amount of exceptional beaches in Marbella. The picturesque coast has 23 beaches, including six with Blue Flag status, which means they are pristinely maintained. The 20 kilometres of white, soft sand is lined with exotic palm and banana trees, creating the perfect beach holiday setting. Recline on sun loungers and bask in the warm sunshine before taking a dip in the crystal clear waves. Paddle happily knowing that full time lifeguards watch the beaches and the water. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the large amount of water sports available to you too. Enjoy sailing, paragliding, kayaking and banana boating, to name a few.
History and Culture
Some historians believe that Marbella was inhabited by different civilisations from as early as the 7th century. The Romans had a specific impact on the area with various archaeological sites and buildings still around, playing homage to the era. Visitors can explore historical sites like the public Guadalmina Thermal Baths and the unique mosaics found in Roman Villa in Rio Verde.
Today you’ll find that the culture is quite contemporary, with a laid back atmosphere in the day and a vibrant nightlife.
Marbella is famous for its delicious food, vibrant bars and upbeat nightly activities. The resort’s buzzing nightlife has been renowned to bring in the rich and famous, from the Spanish elite to A-list celebrities. Enjoy the glamour of the lavish nightclubs along the Golden Mile, where the party usually starts after midnight; so be prepared to dance until the sun comes up. Alternatively, you can enjoy a laidback evening, dining on a delicious Spanish meal with spectacular views of the coast. Enjoy a cocktail in the Old Town or in one of the charming bars in the centre of the resort.