There are some many great reasons to visit Marbella. © Michelle Chaplow
There are some many great reasons to visit Marbella.


Marbella is known as a glamorous resort town and is a favourite location with the rich and famous, boosted by foreign residents who are seduced by the lifestyle. But there's plenty for ordinary folk to see and enjoy too in southern Spain's answer to St Tropez.

Guided tours in Marbella include dolphins trips, walking tours, hiking tours, olive oil tasting and more.

More visitors rent cars in Spain than any other European country. Car rental in Spain is the least expensive in Europe due to the strong competition and on the Costa del Sol car rental is no… More →

As one of Spain's most exclusive holiday destinations, beloved of the titled, rich and famous, Marbella has a number of luxurious hotels. Many of these are right on the beach, but some are just… More →

Andalucia is one of Europe’s foremost golfing destinations, with over 100 courses. Guaranteed warm temperatures all year round, endless hours of sunshine, and a spectacular variety of courses with… More →

As a popular holiday destination it is no surpirse that Marbella is teeming with restaurants, in Marbella you can find anything from Latin American to Morrocan to Oriental cuisine as well as the… More →

Shopping in Marbella. Info about Fashion, Jewelry, Markets, Department Stores and Shopping Centres.

If you’re lucky enough to own property in Marbella, people are generally intrigued and impressed. Marbella is a world-class destination with a certain cachet, offering amazing Spanish and… More →

See below a selection of excellent group excursions from Costa del Sol with Viator, perfect opportunities to see the major attractions in Andalucia without the hassle of having to organise it… More →

Here are a selection of townhouses available to stay in and rent in the heart of Marbella. This type of accommodation is very advantageous because it allows you stay in the centre of the town with… More →

See below a selection of excellent private party or family excursions from Marbella with or affiliate partner Viator, perfect opportunities to see the major attractions in Andalucia without the… More →

The glitzyresort of Marbella, for many the hottest place on the Costa de Sol in terms of glamour, gastronomy and nightlife, offers a variety of different language schools, catering for all levels… More →

Marbella, whilst a modern and cospopoliton resort town still has numerous cultural and social events going in addition to important festivals and fairs that take place around the same time each… More →

Below is a list of related pages with more information on Marbella and what it has to offer. From various services available in the town to more general information about the weather, facilities… More →

Things to see and do in Marbella. There are plenty of things to see and do in Marbella. Activities such as sport, shopping, markets, art galleries, restaurants, nightlife, beach clubs, day trips… More →

The Starlite Festival is a month-long music and cultural event held in July / August at the Cantera de Nagüeles, in Marbella. It is now established as one of the important annual social and… More →

There are a number of privately operated heath clinics in Marbella for patients to go without referal as an alternative to the state health service.  The state run facility is called the '… More →

Despite Marbella's glamourous reputation with high class hotels and luxury experiences, there's still a vast selection of accommodation on offer at affordable prices. In the old town of Marbella… More →

Marbella is a popular destination for families and party goers alike, especially during the summer season when the town comes alive. Rental of an apartment is a good idea for those wanting to come… More →

The Marbella bus station is located a km inland from the centre of the town on the north side of the A-7 ( old N-340) coast road at one of the intersections. (See map below). The local buses pass… More →

We’re all familiar with the catchphrase, “No Carbs before Marbs”, as coined by the hugely successful TV Show The Only Way is Essex, whose spiritual second home (or perhaps luxury villa) is… More →

Being a coastal town on the Costa del Sol, Marbella is certainly not short of beaches. Marbella has it all: beaches for familes, couples, friends and singles alike. Marbella beaches include some… More →

As with any popular holiday destination, transport in and out of Marbella is abundant, and easy. On this page you will find links to our transport information pages specific to Marbella, and… More →

Malaga Airport is located just 52 km from Marbella. With flights providing transport for over 10 million passangers per year, including a huge timetable to the UK and many more International… More →

Puerto Banus is located in the Nueva Andalucia suburb of Marbella, 6km to the west of the town centre, just before you reach the small town of San Pedro de Alcantara. Although it may at first… More →

Marbella is famous throughout the world for its glitzy image and glamorous night life. Many of the exclusive venues are located in Puerto Banus and on the Golden Mile. many visitors who come to… More →

Renting a villa or holiday home gives you ultimate freedom to do what you want on holiday. Villas in Marbella are special and offer all the imaginable facilities, including private swimming pools… More →

Marbella is known as a glamorous resort town and is a favourite location with the rich and famous, boosted by foreign residents who are seduced by the lifestyle. But there's plenty for ordinary… More →

Marbella extends much further east and west along the Costa del Sol than just the town centre area. Within the Marbella municipal limits you will find a wide variety of districts or neighbourhoods… More →

Marbella is known as the playground of Europe's rich and famous. If the Costa del Sol was conceived as Europe's Florida, then Marbella is its Miami. Situated between Malaga and Gibraltar, this… More →

If you are visiting Marbella and are interesting in exploring the surrounding countrysid, hire a car. If you are flying to Málaga Airport or Gibraltar Airport you can hire on arrival or prebook… More →


The old town with its narrow cobbled streets and flower-filled plazas is packed with delightful shops and art galleries selling pretty clothes and accessories, and handmade wares. One of the prettiest spots is the fabled orange tree-filled Plaza de los Naranjos, which is located just off the main street and is home to the 16th-century town hall and tourist office, where you can pick up a detailed map and other visitor information. For more contemporary fashions, Puerto Banus has all the top international designer stores.

Marbella's history stretches back to Roman times - you can see beautifully preserved mosaics at a villa and baths near the town.

In terms of eating out, Marbella's gastronomic scene is second to none, with everything from vegetarian and vegan cafes, to beachfront chiringuitos, and Michelin-starred restaurants.

And of course the beaches are second to none - most visitors come to Marbella to enjoy the sun, sea and sand, which has been drawing expatriate communities since the 1950s when Prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe fell in love with the place and built a beachfront house, drawing all the starriest Hollywood celebs.

If your visit inspires you to consider living in Marbella, have a look at the neighbourhoods or districts that make this such a charming place to live or perhaps visit on an excursion and decide afterwards. Don't miss Puerto Banus.


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