Experience Andalusian charm in the sun filled Costa del Sol town of Marbella.
A traditional Spanish city located on Andalusia’s southern coast, Marbella is a popular tourist destination with a tantalizing mix of old and new, all lined with seemingly endless sandy beaches.
Famed for its long stretches of white sandy beaches and world-class golf courses, the tasteful city of Marbella is one of the top resort destinations on the Costa del Sol.
From quaint, narrow streets and stunning homes with flower-filled balconies to the adrenaline pumping variety of watersports, Marbella will satisfy your needs no matter what your style.
With subtle hints of its former Moorish occupation mixed with modern-day resort amenities, the sunny shores invite you to bask on the sands of famous La Fontanilla beach or bounce between the region’s family-oriented water, wildlife and theme parks.
Situated in the foothills of La Concha Mountain, in the province of Málaga, it’s a model Mediterranean resort and favorite destination with A-listers from all over the world.
Spain is an enchanting country with a diverse mix of people, languages, culture and food, with a shared passion for culinary delights.
What we’ve got
Far from the concrete jungle it is sometimes labeled, Marbella is a party paradise with a cultured soul. The stunning old town boasts a wealth of history, offering an insight into a past life. Marbella gives you sunshine all year long and is famous for exquisite cuisine with a variety of Michelin-starred restaurants in town.
No matter what time of year you visit Marbella, a trip to the beach is a must. The Costa del Sol boasts endless kilometers of pristine beaches with the Cabopino area, one of the best beaches, only a 10 minute drive east of Marbella. Lined with fabulous beach bars serving tropical drinks and Mediterranean cuisine right on the sand, you can take a dip in the ocean between orders. Ease your mind while swimming in the sea as the beaches and water are meticulously clean.
Stretching alongside the beach is the paved Paseo Marítimo, or beachside promenade. For those who want to live like the locals, head to the paseo on a Sunday when the Spanish come out in their Sunday best for a stroll along the boulevard. During the day explore the area, take in the views and soak up the ambience and begin your night by admiring one of the coastline’s spectacular sunsets.
No visit to Spain would be complete without enjoying traditional Spanish tapas, an excellent way to sample the local cuisine. At many of the chiringuitos on the beach, the catch of the day is usually served in the form of seafood paella in a fun, casual and memorable dining setting. Venture into the winding streets of the old districts with charming establishments serving Mediterranean and traditional cuisine on bustling terraces. Marbella boasts a wide selection of restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes.
South of Marbella’s Old Town, you will find Parque La Alameda, a refuge of enchantment and tranquility. This small park boasts a magnificent, large central fountain decorated in traditional Andalusian tiles that makes for a picturesque background.
Huge tropical plants decorate the bench around the park which is popular with locals and tourists alike, making it a great place to meet new people or simply find a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city center.
Cosmopolitan meets traditional in Marbella with buildings of historical and architectural nobility just a stone’s throw from some of the best beach clubs in the world, including Nikki Beach Marbella.
- Season April - September
- Airport Málaga (AGP) 42km
- Boat Coordinates N 36° 29′ 32” W 4° 46′ 388”
- Time Zone GMT +1
- Currency Euro (EUR)
- Language Spanish, English
- Electrics 220 Volts
- CHILDREN Please note that our pool and pool area are of exclusive use for adults and that children under 18 are not allowed. We do welcome families with children in our beach and restaurant area.
- RESERVATION POLICY We strongly recommend making reservations in advance. Bookings are only guaranteed for pool deck beds and beach beds once full prepayment has been processed. Please note that live entertainment starts everyday at 3pm according to Andalusian music laws.
Spain has a diverse climate, but benefits from favorable weather almost all year round.
From June to August, the peak of travelers flock to Marbella, but it is not uncommon to see famous faces in Marbella no matter what time of year.
There are a number of theaters, art galleries and museums in Marbella as well as packed cultural programs with concerts, dancing, jazz and theater performances during the summer months.
The Black Box Theater performs in both Spanish and English, the Bonsai Museum features one of Europe’s most important collections of bonsai trees and the Museum of Spanish Contemporary Engravings exhibits works by Picasso, Miró, Tapies, Chillida and several other important Spanish artists.
Most theaters and galleries are open year round, but opening hours and regularity of shows tend to be longer during the summer months.
If you’re a festival fan, the iconic Starlite Festival is celebrated in Marbella from mid-July to the end of August and grows in popularity each year. The festival is a mix of concerts, fashion shows, art exhibitions, cinema premieres and charity gala dinners in a giant, open air amphitheater with 60 meter-high walls. It’s a spectacular event of intimate performances under the stars.
SCENIC RUN: Work out along the sea front promenade; walk, run, cycle or skate all the way to San Pedro and back. Or if that’s too optimistic go part of the way and back. It’s a stunning setting, with invigorating sea air and great views guaranteed.
Where to stay
Don Carlos Resort & Spa
A waterfall welcomes you to a garden of Eden at this splendid beach resort. Waters carve out a stream where fish and water lilies give a touch of life and color, while tropical birds sing in the palm trees above. The accommodation stakes are won hands down by the 12 exceptional Duplex Deluxe Villas where design, art, avant-garde and distinction come together as one. Each has two luxurious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and each unit sleeps up to a maximum of five people, making them a great choice for those spending time with family and friends in Marbella. Each villa also enjoys the professional services of a butler. The resort has six restaurants, each with varying cuisine, as well as four swimming pools. The main pool is next to the Sol y Sombra Restaurant and is heated in winter.
A night in a palace with the ambience of a villa can be yours at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel which garners attentions from the masses thanks to its luxurious atmosphere and detail-oriented staff. The magnificent Palladian architecture in the style of a Tuscan palace is picturesque. Created by English architect and master-builder Edward Gilbert, together with his patron Ricardo Arranz de Miguel, the five-star hotel is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
The Marbella Club has been visited by jetsetters and famous clients since 1954 when Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe acquired the Mediterranean estate, Finca Santa Margarita, now known as Marbella Club. Known for being one of the most exclusive getaways in the world and one of the best resorts on the Costa del Sol, this resort is more of a private residence filled with friends.
This boutique resort exudes the character of a classic whitewashed Andalusian village and elegant bloom and bird filled subtropical gardens. All 35 guest rooms and 80 suites are decorated with homage to the jasmine-scented subtropical gardens, enhanced by the Prince himself. Spaces include a furnished outdoor terrace overlooking the glorious gardens and views of the sea. Gleaming marble ensuites are all suited to two people, with separate rain showers and baths.
Nikki Beach Marbella
Playa Hotel Don Carlos
Carretera de Cádiz Km 192