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Marbella is the jewel in the crown of the Costa del Sol. The town is situated around 45 minutes from Malaga airport, has great beaches and a vibrant nightlife. Marbella has a great selection of places to visit within the town. There is also a good selection of organised local tours, trips and hire in Marbella together with day trips from Marbella that go further afield (see below). This is an excellent resort for a full on holiday. Have a look below For more information on what this resort has to offer. All the attractions have google maps directions to get you there from your current location.
Marbella has a good selection of hotels and apartments to suit every taste. Most of the tour operators have holidays to offer here, have a look below. The one thing to watch when choosing a holiday in Marbella is the location. Because of the magnetic pull of the name tour operators sell holidays miles from Marbella and sometimes in other towns, so always check the location.
Accommodation in Marbella
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Avenida Del Mar
Avenida del Mar is situated in between La Alameda and Paseo Maritimo. It has got to be the most iconic avenue in Marbella showing off it's Salvador Dali sculptures. For more information and directions to the Avenida del Mar click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.
Puero Banus is situated west of Marbella but within walking distance. It was constructed in the 70's by Jose Banus. It has a reputation of being the playground for the rich and famous. For more information and directions to Puerto Banus click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.
The old Quarter of Marbella
The old town of Marbella is situated in the heart of Marbella and is a fantastic place to start. Spend a few hours exploring the tiny streets and plaza's. So if you are visiting Marbella the old Quarter is a must. For more information and directions to Marbella Old town click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.
Paseo Maritimo is situated along Marbella's sea front. The promenade has had eleven million euro's spent on it over the last few years. The promenade stretches from Puerto Bajadilla seven kilometres towards Puerto Banus. For more information and directions to Paseo Maritimo click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.
La Alameda is a park situated next to the Avenida del Mar and across the road from the old quarter a park dates back to the 18th century. It has reduced in size over the years to make way for buildings. It was reformed in 1930 into its current design.. For more information and directions to La Alameda click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.
Parque de la Represa
Parque de la Represa is situated to the north of the town and is a narrow but long park. If walking from the main bus station it's a good idea to walk through the park. For more information and directions to The park click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.
Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion
Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion is situated in the heart of the old town and is one of the places that makes the old quarter in Marbella so special. For more information and directions to The church click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.
Puerto Deportivo Maritimo de Marbella
The port is situated on the promenade opposite the Avenida del Mar. It May be not as glam as Puerto Banus but it's right in the centre of Marbella on the promenade. The port is one of the reason the promenade is so popular. For more information and directions to The port click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.
Marbella is an excellent all round holiday resort with blue flag beaches, a great promenade, loads to do and the name is associated with the rich and famous.
Its 45 minute drive from the airport by car and longer by bus or coach. There is no railway and prices are inflated due to the name of the town.
Great holiday resort for all, singles, couples and families. Takes a bit longer to get there and costs a bit more but its worth it. Loads to see and do with great beaches makes this a great holiday location.
Marbella is situated at the foot of the Sierra Blanca mountain range over looked by La Concha Mountain. Marbella is now the jewel in the crown of the Costa Del Sol. In the 1940's it was a fishing village until Prince Alfonso De Hohenlohe purchsed a plot of land in 1947, built his residence the Finca Santa Margarita and sold other plots to his wealthy friends. Alfonso's mother was part of the social elite of the day so the finca became very popular with the wealthy and famous. Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner and Cary Grant to name a few. The finca became that popular that in 1954 it was turned into The Marbella Club, Costa Del Sol's first resort for the rich and famous. Marbella's association with wealth had begun and over the years has expanded into the popular resort it is today. Boasting four michelin star restaurants, three marinas and offering the best music and culture around. Marbella is a place to visit.
The coastal beach resorts on the Costa Del Sol
Towns & villages in and around the Costa del Sol