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.
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La Alameda is a park dating 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. The park is next to the Avenida del Mar and across the road from the old quarter. For more information and directions to La Alameda click the explore 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.