The elegant resort of Marbella, situated in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca, on the Costa del Sol, in the province of Malaga. A model Mediterranean resort and firm favourite with holidaymakers from all over the world.
Since the 70s, Marbella has been renowned as a playground for the rich and famous. Yet underneath all the swagger, there is so much more to Marbella. It has a wonderfully cosmopolitan atmosphere, exudes charisma; attracting visitors for its many facets: diverse beaches, mild climate, multitude of leisure facilities, including some of the best golf courses in Europe; Michelin star restaurants, world-class nightlife and International luxury shopping brands.
Marbella is a charming, warm and welcoming city, beguiling to all who visit her. So it’s no surprise that time and again, it tops the most visited city in Spain list. Who wouldn’t want a piece of the action in Marbella?
Marbella’s motto is "a way of life", if you are looking for a holiday that offers great beaches, wonderful all-year round climate, unique leisure facilities, gastronomy and entertainment, then choose Marbella, its way of life will enchant you.
The old town of Marbella features a maze of typical narrow, winding alleys of Andalucía, where you’ll find stores, art works, architecture, flooded squares terraces of bars, restaurants and plenty of visitors which give this part of the city a unique and charming atmosphere both day, and night. At dark, eating dinner and having a drink here is a pleasure. It should be one of your first Highlights in Marbella nightlife.
Beside the old town, in the historic center of Marbella, you cannot forget to pay a visit to the majestic castle walls. It has been declared Heritage of Cultural Interest for its good state of preservation and long history. Its origin dating back to the eleventh century, during the reign of the Caliphs in the Arab period. You can take a tour along the walls to complement a perfect visit to the old town.
Don’t forget to walk in this bustling avenue that goes toward the sea between the Alameda and the promenade. Avenida del Mar is an open-air museum, and has 10 sculptures of Salvador Dali to quietly admire while walking or eating something in one of its terraces.
When you think of Puerto Banús, you immediately think of luxury. If you know how to search, you can find really nice restaurants to eat and drink, as well as leisure options to suit all budgets in this beautiful area of Marbella. However, the most common thing to do in Puerto Banús is sitting on one of the terraces and just watch the amazing sports cars, luxury yachts and glamourous people.
Just a few steps from the promenade you will find the green lungs of the city: the Alameda Park. Full of precious ceramic benches to sit to disconnect from the noise or to take a nice rest in the shade. The park is a refreshing green oasis of calm in a city. Furthermore, it is also surrounded by bars where you can eat some tapas and a have drink.
It’s really hard to choose which the best beach in Marbella is, since there are many beautiful ones. We can tell that Bounty Beach is one of the most famous beaches among young people for its “cool” atmosphere. Actually, it is called Playa del Cable, but the New Bounty Beach snack bar has become so famous, primarily for its festivals, that the beach adopted that name.
When the sun sets in Marbella, the lights are turned on and the clubs prepare for a spectacular long night. A heart of the Marbella night is Avenida del Mar, where you can dine and then have a drink at La Notte or go to one of the many clubs like Key Boite, Olivia Valére, Funky Budda or La Suite. Also, you can spend an amazing time in the Casino of the city. In Marbella, there are plenty of options to live the night intensely.
Starlite Catalana Occidente is the best boutique festival in Europe. After eight editions, it is established as the longest-running festival, with more than 50 days of concerts every summer. Music, culture and gastronomy gather in a single space, becoming an unmissable date for those who want to enjoy close and intimate concerts in an incomparable place. Its line-up includes options for all audiences, ages and musical tastes.
Artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli, Maluma, Ricky Martin, Tom Jones, Pet Shop Boys, Alejandro Sanz, Eros Ramazzotti, Luis Fonsi, Plácido Domingo, Anastacia, Jessie J, Nicky Jam, Luis Miguel, Sting, Maná, David Bisbal or Hardwell have played their music at Starlite Catalana Occidente offering unforgettable concerts.