However, there’s more to Marbella than sunbathing, swimming and dancing the night away. In fact, there’s an array of other activities with which to fill your holiday itinerary. Read on to find out more.
Marbella’s Best Attractions
Here’s our list of places you can’t miss on your holiday to Marbella.
- Puerto Banus Saturday Street Market – Every Saturday from 9am to 2pm, there’s a street market in Puerto Banus with more than 120 stores selling nick-nacks, clothes, fruits, vegetables, and pretty much anything else you might need. It’s nice for a Saturday morning stroll, and a great place to pick up some souvenirs before you head home.
- Marbella Old Town – You can’t take a trip to Marbella without paying a visit to the Old Town. Here, you’ll find quaint little cafés hidden down winding cobbled roads. Getting lost in the narrow streets and navigating the city walls is a great way to explore the heart of Marbella. You can learn about the city’s history along the way, too.
- Winery Tour in Ronda Valley – What could be better than a day of wine tasting while exploring the beauty of Marbella’s surroundings? Take a private tour and visit vineyards and wine cellars, where you’ll learn all about wine production and most importantly, get to taste lots of it.
- Alameda Park – A stroll in Alameda Park is a relaxing way to get out of the sun and into the shade while getting a taste of Marbella’s history. There’s a fountain which was built all the way back in 1792, as well as botanical gardens full of tropical plants, and beautifully-decorated benches to perch on. There are plenty of restaurants and cafés nearby, and if you get tired of walking, you can even book a private horse and carriage to take you around the city.
- Avenida Del Mar – This is Marbella’s urban square, which provides a walkway between La Alameda Park and the seafront promenade, Paseo Maritimo. Along the way, you can admire stunning works of art in the form of sculptures by Salvador Dali, one of the most famous and influential Spanish artists.
- Playa De San Pedro De Alcantara – There are lots of beaches in Marbella worth visiting, but Playa De San Pedro De Alcantara tops the list. It has 1 km of sand, lined with eucalyptus and palm trees. There are sunbeds for hire and beach bars and restaurants to provide cold drinks, food and entertainment.
While these are some of the most popular spots in Marbella for locals and tourists alike, they’re by no means all that the city has for you. You can also pamper yourself with treatments on a spa day, visit museums and historical sites, and of course, see a live DJ set at one of the many beach clubs. Whatever it is you’re looking for on your holiday, Marbella has it all.