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TamJan 9, 2020
Loved it . The sun and people were lovely and helpful .
Marbella is well known as a playground for the rich and famous, however with many affordable airlines on the flight path, it is accessible to holidaymakers from all walks of life.
To enjoy the glamour of modern Marbella, walk the Golden Mile from Old Town Marbella to the marina of Puerto Banús. Along the way you will pass by luxurious landmark hotels and residences of some of the city’s famous residents.
The must-see on Marbella holidays is Puerto Banús, where you can get a taste of the VIP lifestyle enjoyed by the resort’s well-heeled clientele. Stroll along the marina to check out the rows of impressive international yachts and cruising sports cars, driven to impress. The upmarket seafront restaurants, bars and beach clubs are great for unwinding and people watching, but can be much pricier than other areas.
Here you can also indulge in some first-class retail therapy, as Puerto Banús has many high end designer shops such as Hermes and X.
For an enlightening cultural experience you might appreciate the historical charm of Marbella’s Old Town. The ancient city walls and many landmarks here date back to the 16th-century. The Renaissance era Plaza de los Naranjos (square) is home to the impressive Town Tall, the Mayor’s House, and Chapel of Santiago. Close by, the city’s New Town is comprised of characteristic whitewash buildings with tiled roofs, typical of Southern Spain. The Historical Eixample area has a small botanical garden with sculptures by Salvador Dali.
Foodies will enjoy Marbella’s native gastronomic offerings, which naturally, are largely seafood based. Typical dishes include fried fish, gazpacho, and baked treats such as borrachuelos and churros. The city caters well for most palates, with lots of international restaurants throughout. The Old Town offers a more authentic Spanish experience.
Sun worshippers flock here for the city’s many excellent beaches. Marbella’s finest beach is Artola, in the protected Dunas de Artola area. Popular with tourists, are the centrally located and well-managed Venus and La Fontanilla beaches.
Due to its sunny position on Spain’s southern coastline in the Costa Del Sol, Marbella is also a golfer’s paradise. 18-hole Marbella Golf and Country Club is considered one of the best and is in close proximity to the city buzz.
For an adventurous city escape, take a day trip to the Sierra Bermeja Mountains and enjoy an exhilarating hike with stunning views over Marbella away from the bustle.
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Puerto Banus is a destination visitors seek out for its beaches, abundant dining options and waterfront views. You might want to check out attractions like Puerto Banus Marina or Puerto Banus Beach while you're exploring the neighbourhood.
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San Pedro de Alcantara is known for its pristine beaches, and you can make a stop by Real Club de Golf Guadalmina and Church of San Pedro while in the area.
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Mingle with jet setters at an exclusive beach club located on one of the most pristine stretches of sand on the Costa del Sol.
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Travellers to Marbella City Centre praise its stunning beaches. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to stop by Marbella Old Town and Orange Square.
Golf and beach lovers flock to this upscale seaside neighborhood of the Costa del Sol, which is only short drive from Marbella city center.
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While visiting Golden Mile, you might make a stop by sights like Fontanilla Beach and Playa de Nagüeles.
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You can learn more about the history of Marbella when you visit a well-known site such as Marbella Old Town. Stroll along the beaches or visit the shops in the area.
Explore the waterfront of Puerto Banus Marina and enjoy other activities such as golfing in Marbella. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or visit the shops in this trendy area.
Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Puerto Banus Beach, a popular beach in Marbella. Amble around this romantic area's marina or seek out the golf courses.
Enjoy a slower pace of life in a leafy square where you can amble between historic sights and feast on delectable dishes over long and relaxed dinners.
Enjoy one of the finest beaches in Marbella. This tranquil spot has clear waters, striking dunes and a busy marina.
Varied dining options, water sports excursions and two beaches make this marina one of the most popular attractions in central Marbella.
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Verified travelerNov 4, 2019
Really like Marbella. I am senior citizen but it has everything you could want. From lovely shops and restaurants and lovely walks along the promenade excellent