Average 2 hour flight
Time difference +1 hour(s)
Average temperature 23°C
If you'd love to rub shoulders with the rich and famous on your next holiday, glamorous Marbella is the perfect place! Tucked away on Spain’s Costa del Sol, this beautiful city and beach resort has it all. Whether you are travelling with friends for the fabulous nightlife, taking a romantic getaway as a couple or looking to spend quality time with the family, Marbella (or 'Marbs', as it's often fondly called) is a vibrant, exciting destination with plenty to see, do and experience.
Marbella enjoys an average of 320 days annually, making holidays in this stylish Spanish city popular all year-round. On Marbella holidays you can lay back and enjoy the golden beaches and clear, warm waters of the Alboran Sea as you take some time for some much needed rest and recuperation, or hit the beach, where there are water sports activates for all the family to enjoy and a stunning promenade lined with palm trees, bars and fine dining restaurants.
When it's time to explore, take a stroll into the centre of Marbella and treat yourself in the designer fashion stores and boutiques along the world-famous Golden Mile. Then you can explore Marbella's exclusive marinas, including Puerto Banus, where the wealthiest visitors to the city moor their extravagant yachts. Yet when the sun sets on Marbella, the city really comes alive as its almost endless array of vibrant nightclubs, trendy bars and stylish casinos open their doors until the very early hours for everyone to enjoy!
There’s much more to Marbella than the luxury lifestyle though; visit La Plaza de Los Naranjos, or 'Orange Square', and you will find sixteenth century buildings such as the Town Hall along with local shops, art galleries and a rich local culture. Then when you’ve had your fix of wandering around through streets of designer shops and elegant ports, Marbella is perfectly located for exploring the rest of Malaga and the Costa del Sol. The region is also a golfer’s paradise where there is no shortage of courses, so you can even pop off for a round or two during your holiday in Marbella.
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Marbella holidays centre around days on the beach or trying out the many water sports on offer from waterskiing, windsurfing, jetskiing and pedalo rides, to parasailing, scubadiving and wakeboarding. Golfers will be spoilt for choice with the courses to tackle. Go sailing or take a boat trip to explore the coastline and maybe spot a dolphin along the way. Enjoy a scenic country trek by horseback. Enjoy some retail therapy in the shops along the Golden Mile. Venture further afield and visit the bullring in Ronda, the Picasso Museum in Malaga or go dutyfree shopping in Gibraltar. Marbellas nightlife caters to all tastes. There are four main areas in the town to explore for nightlife: Puerto Banus, The Golden Mile, Marbella Port and Marbella Old Town. The most exclusive and classy venues are located in Puerto Banus and on the Golden Mile. The Old Town has quaint typically Spanish bars, tapas bars and restaurants and Marbella Port is the place for trendy pubs and late night bars. If a quiet meal and a drink are more your style, the old town or the promenade are the best places to go.
Dining out in Marbella is easy with so many restaurants to choose youll never be stuck for somewhere to dine. All tastes are covered from Spanishstyle seafood and tapas to pizza and pasta, fine dining to fast grills. You cant visit Spain and not sample its famous paella. Enjoy a traditional jug of sangria or try the local wines and beers.