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.
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 →
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 →
Guided tours in Marbella.
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.