Marbella is one of those places where you feel you dont have enough time for everything, since there is so much to see and enjoy that you have to make a selection of the best; though this is difficult, here is our selection of the best Highlights so you know what to do in Marbella during your trip.
Don’t miss the Top 10 Highlights in Marbella
Old Town, Plaza de los Naranjos
The old town of Marbella features a maze of typical narrow, winding alleys of Andalucía, where you’ll find stores, art works, architecture, flooded squares terraces of bars, restaurants and plenty of visitors which give this part of the city a unique and charming atmosphere both day, and night. At dask, eating dinner and having a drink here is a pleasure. It should be one of your first Highlights in Marbella nightlife.
Alcazaba y las murallas
Beside the old town, in the historic center of Marbella, you cannot forget to pay a visit to the majestic castle walls. It has been declared Heritage of Cultural Interest for its good state of preservation and long history. Its origin dating back to the eleventh century, during the reign of the Caliphs in the Arab period. You can take a tour along the walls to complement a perfect visit to the old town.
Avenida del Mar
Don’t forget to walk in this bustling avenue that goes toward the sea between the Alameda and the promenade. Avenida del Mar is an open-air museum, and has 10 sculptures of Salvador Dali to quietly admire while walking or eating something in one of its terraces. We recommend visiting La Taberna de Santiago.
When you think of Puerto Banús, you immediately think of luxury. If you know how to search, you can find really nice restaurants to eat and drink, as well as leisure options to suit all budgets in this beautiful area of Marbella. However, the most common thing to do in Puerto Banús is sitting on one of the terraces and just watch the amazing sports cars, luxury yachts and glamourous people.
Walk in the Parque de la Alameda
Just a few steps from the promenade you will find the green lungs of the city: the Alameda Park. Full of precious ceramic benches to sit to disconnect from the noise or to take a nice rest in the shade. The park is a refreshing green oasis of calm in a city. Furthermore, it is also surrounded by bars where you can eat some tapas and a have drink.
Playa Bounty Beach
It’s really hard to choose which the best beach in Marbella is, since there are many beautiful ones. We can tell that Bounty Beach is one of the most famous beaches among young people for its “cool” atmosphere. Actually, it is called Playa del Cable, but the Bounty Beach snack bar has become so famous, primarily for its festivals, that the beach adopted that name. Don¡t miss this Highlights in Marbella.
Enjoy Marbella nightlife
When the sun sets in Marbella, the lights are turned on and the clubs prepare for a spectacular long night. A heart of the Marbella night is Avenida del Mar, where you can dine and then have a drink at La Notte or go to one of the many clubs like Key Boite, Olivia Valére, Funky Budda or La Suite. Also, you can spend an amazing time in the Casino of the city. In Marbella, there are plenty of options to live the night intensely.
Playa Artola in Cabopino
If you love naturism and like to do nudity, we recommend one of the best nudist beaches of the Costa del Sol: Artola. Nestled among dunes, this long beach of fine golden sand is the perfect place to relax in the sun. It has been awarded with the blue flag of the European Union. Nearby, there are also restaurants, clubs and a small marina. The harborside has a higher occupancy rate and as you move away from the beach, it gets more natural and quiet.
A shopping spree
If you fancy a day of shopping in Marbella, you will find several options. If what you like is wandering around visiting small stores, we recommend the old town. There you will find the most curious stuff and lots of souvenirs. But if what you like is walking in a mall with air conditioning, we recommend the shopping center La Cañada, which is the largest mall and features a cinema and several attractions. You also have the option to visit fun street markets.
The rich gastronomy of Marbella
You can have a luxury dinner in any of its many restaurants that suit all budgets. You cannot go to Marbella without trying the fresh fish from its chiringuitos. We strongly recommend you to try the espetos de sardinas. If what you like is the tapas, go to the old town. There you will find lots of options and if you can afford it, there incredible three Michelin star restaurants in Marbella. They are la Messina, the Skilla and el Lago.