Marbella, Spain: The best ideas on what to see and do - Tripkay guide

Thousands of vacationers come to Marbella looking its pleasant climate, the beauty of its lush landscape, its Spanish cuisine, and a vast cultural and historical heritage as well as the hospitality and friendliness of its people that have a very kind Mediterranean character.

Marbella is a beautiful coastal city in southern Spain belonging to the province of Málaga. And it’s tourist capital of the Costa Del Sol. The great tourist attraction of the city is Puerto Banus, located at about 7 km from the center of Marbella. This is a great leisure and tourist port full of glamour, parties, glitz and exclusivity.

 

Entrance to the city of Marbella

 

During the tour, you will enjoy viewing big billionaires yachts, moored in front of the most exclusive shops, and a multitude of high-end cars. The gastronomy is very wide, and there are many places with a great atmosphere both day and night. In the 4 km between the town and Puerto Banus, the famous Milla de Oro is located, a sightseeing spot that features housing developments where the large mansions and the most exclusive hotels in the city are situated.

 

Luxury cars and shopping in Marbella, Puerto Banus

 

Old town Marbella

When we say the word “Marbella”, the first thing that comes to mind is sun, beach, luxury, glamour and fun. In part it is true, indeed, but Marbella is much more than that. The city has one of the best preserved old towns of Andalucía.

You’ll fall in love with its typically Andalusian labyrinthine narrow streets dressed in colorful geraniums over white walls and squares that smell of jasmine and orange blossom. It is a small but charming neighborhood ideal to walk while slowly discovering the hidden secrets of this place as a historical and cultural heritage, such as the wonderful Museo del Grabado, declared of Heritage of Cultural Interest, the beautiful Iglesia de la Encarnación, located a few meters from the walls of the Castle and the popular Plaza de los Naranjos. A beautiful and lively place featuring shops, restaurants and terraces with a fabulous environment to visit both day and night.

 

Streets old town Marbella

A relaxing area of the city

Alameda Park its another interesting place to visite, located at the gates of the historic center of Marbella. A lovelly park in the city center a few meters from the promenade. The Alameda Park has as beautifull fountain surrounded by tropical vegetation, palm trees, beautiful Andalusian tile benches and shade everywhere. The Parque de la Alameda, which has become a famous landmark in the city center its located just a few meters from the promenade . A beautiful place in which marbellís and tourists gather to escape, in minutes, from the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

Alameda Park in Marbella

 

From Alameda Park we can take the Avenida del Mar that leads directly to the promenade. A nice walk with marble benches and wooden pergolas where surprisingly found up to 10 sculptures by the artist Salvador Dalí. A variety of bars and terraces that leads unmistakably place to promenade in Marbella

 

Dali esculpture in Paseo del Mar-Marbella,-Malaga,-Andalucia

Marbella beaches

This beautiful town has 27 km of coastline dotted with 24 beautiful beaches around its coastline. It is characterized by their long tongues of fine sand and calm waters. It features a wide variety of beaches. From long wild beaches with dune systems such as the Playa Real de Zaragoza, to centric beaches including services and of course, glamorous beaches with luxurious beach bars and nightclubs where you can enjoy the days and nights of Marbella, such as the Nikki Beach or Bounty Beach.

 

Bounty Beach in Marbella

Sports and active tourism in Marbella

Lovers of active tourism will find here many companies which make the practice of all kinds of sports, water or mountain, many of them are activities for the whole family: Scuba diving, hiking, biking, horseback riding or off-road, riding kayaking, sailing, bungee jumping or ballooningMore than 100 companies that make your favorite sport.

Marbella is also a paradise for golfers, because it has 15 golf courses scattered throughout its territory.

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