Long renowned as a playground for the rich and famous, Marbella remains a chic, cosmopolitan yet accessible destination for those considering holidays to Spain. Offering world-class shopping, outstanding dining and luxuriant beaches, Marbella holidays offer a taste of the sophisticated and exclusive. A mere two-hour flight from many UK airports, Marbella remains unique amongst the Costa del Sol resorts.
Despite its reputation for the glamorous, Marbella holidays also have much to offer in terms of authentic Spanish hospitality and culture, retaining the atmosphere of a traditional Spanish village rather than a thriving, international city. Holidays to Marbella really does have it all – glamour, sophistication, culture and the cosmopolitan atmosphere that make Marbella one of the most exciting destinations on the Costa del Sol.
Things to do
Top Marbella Hotels
Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa
El Faro Marbella Inn
Gran Hotel Guadalpin
Vincci Seleccion Estrella del Mar
Jardines De Las Golondrinas
Marbella has its own micro-climate, meaning the resort enjoys warm, tolerable summers and gentle winters. Sheltered by the Sierra Blanca, Marbella has an average year-round temperature of 19° Celsius, with highs of 28° Celsius in the summer. With such great weather, you can go on holiday to Marbella just about any time!
Marbella, thanks to the renewed enthusiasm for landscaping by controversial former mayor Jesus Gil, enjoys a particularly well-designed landscape, with gently sloping hills rolling lazily down towards the pristine beaches. Palm trees line many of the roads, and rolling mountains can be seen from many points in the city. The marina and the hundreds of luxury yachts moored there are a highlight of any holiday in Marbella!
Things To Do on Marbella Holidays
Marbella sits on sixteen miles of pristine coastline, with many exciting activities and watersports to while away the days. Perhaps one of the most charming areas of the city is the Avenida del Mar, offering a variety of tourist-friendly cuisine and bars without seeming overwhelming – authenticity is very much on the menu. There is also a wealth of cultural attractions and world-class shopping Marbella such as art galleries located around the bustling La Plaza de los Navajos.
For something a little more exciting, there are many theme parks in the area, including Camelot Park and Funny Beach, offering mini-motorbikes, trampolining and water skiing. Holdiays to Marbella are packed full of entertainment with something for everyone!
In spite of its glamorous image, Marbella retains a strong sense of Spanish authenticity in many of its cobbled backstreets and small family-owned bistros – one of which gently cures its Serrano ham with tobacco smoke! Art produced by local artists is available from several small galleries in the area, and traditional horse and carriage rides through the classy La Alameda Park.
Much of Marbella’s nightscene consists of luxurious, sophisticated clubs where celebrities can often be spotted enjoying cocktails. Of particular note is the infamous upscale Olivia Valere, which serves excellent cuisine against a backdrop of great music. Wherever you are, think classy dress, ice-cool cocktails and great times. If you want to party with the rich and famous, then Marbella holidays are for you! Don't forget about nearby Puerto Banus; just a short drive from Marbella, Puerto Banus has a great party scene.
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Nowhere does glamour on the Costa del Sol like Marbella. A delightful combination of cosmopolitan and tradition, Marbella holidays offer an alternative to the typical perception of Spain by offering local charm in a luxurious setting.
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