There are lots of great things to do in Marbella. The bustling resort has lots to see from sightseeing in the Old Town to exploring the several historic sites in the area. Hire a boat, play a spot of golf or simply relax along the beautiful shores; you're bound to find something you enjoy both day and night.
Family Attractions in Marbella
There are plenty of things to do in Marbella with the kids. Children from 4 to 7 can challenge themselves on the mini-course at Adventura Amazonia, with 20 zip lines and tree-top climbs. Mundo Mania has one of the biggest soft play areas in Costa del Sol, with a water park, trampoline and restaurants to boot. And don't miss Tivoli World, with rides for little ones and live shows for the whole family.
Golf in Marbella
Fans of the five-iron are minutes away from spending days on the green, with the outskirts boasting some of the best golf courses in the world. The conditions are also perfect thanks to the endless sunshine and little rainfall. El Paraiso is the best course for beginners, with comfortable tracks and 9 out of 18 holes making a full round. Visit Río Real for spectacular sea views from the 4th and 8th holes. It's excellent for beginners and more experienced golfers.
Party on the Golden Mile
Playground of the rich and famous, the Golden Mile stretches from the Plaza Bocanegra to the Rio Verde. It's renowned worldwide for its luxury developments and exciting clubbing scene, with some of the most exclusive venues in the Costa del Sol. Head to Pangea, Tibu and Dreamers in Puerto Banus for a night of international Superstar DJs and celebrity spotting, or into Torremolinos for the LGBTQ+ nightlife.
Tapas in Old Town
Marbella Old Town Spain has become a real hotspot for foodies. Lined with classic Andalusian buildings and pavements cafes, the Old Town is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon. Pause for coffee or ice cream on Plaza de Los Naranjos, and lose yourself in the heady scent of orange trees. And holidays to Spain would be incomplete without trying traditional tapas. Meander through the cobbled streets of Casco Antiguo de Marbella and into one of the many bustling bars.
Stroll the Avenida del Mar
Art lovers should take a stroll along 'Dali Alley' on Avenida del Mar, just around the corner from the Fuente de la Virgen del Rocio. Here you can view a unique collection of bronze sculptures by Bonvicini that pays homage to the works of Salvador Dalí. The marble walkway connects to La Alameda park. Designed in the 19th century, you'll find a beautiful trail that leads to the fountain, 'Fuente de la Virgen del Rocio', and the collection of ceramic benches.
Hike La Concha
For avid hikers, a trek to the peak of La Concha Mountain in Spain is a must. It's the tallest point in Marbella and offers the city's most breathtaking views. You can choose from two major routes. Start from Istan for a steeper but shorter climb or Juanar for a smoother hike. There are also plenty of short trails that offer magnificent views of Marbella. Corzo is a 500m walk, and Macho Montes is a well-marked route popular among families.
Relax on the beach
Spend a day on one of Marbella's 23 Beaches; with over 18 miles of coastline, you're bound to find the one for you. Head to Playa del Alicate or Real de Zaragoza for soft golden sands and quiet relaxation. Bounty beach is super trendy, and Playa Nagüeles has those Miami vibes. Puerto Banus is ideal for families with small children with its soft sand, shallow waters, calm coves, and kids' play area.