Marbella
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7 highlights of Marbella

Find out for yourself why the Spanish town of Marbella, with both Andalusian and Moorish influences alike, is the Costa del Sol's top tourist destination.

Ermita de Santiago XV

Ermita de Santiago XV

Dating from the 15th century, this church is the oldest religious building in Marbella.

Golden Mile

Golden Mile

King Fahd's palace and some upmarket hotels are just some of the fancy buildings you can spot as you walk down this street on the way to Puerto Banus.

Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus

Visit luxurious shops and restaurants at this 1970s marina, a few miles just outside central Marbella, for a swanky Mediterranean experience.

Dali sculptures
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Dali sculptures

See some of the master of Surrealism's signature unusual but brilliant sculptures down on Avenida del Mar!

Buggy Safari

Buggy Safari

Experience the rugged red countryside surrounding Marbella, traversing deserts and rivers!

King Abd el Aziz Mosque

King Abd el Aziz Mosque

This mosque was named after the first king of Saudi Arabia and is built in the Andalusian style - there are similar buildings in Fuengirola and Malaga!

Day trip to Morocco

Day trip to Morocco

Finally, if you've exhausted all that Marbella has to offer, just jump onto a ferry and see another continent. There are frequent day trips available to Tangier, Morocco.

Planning Your Marbella Visit

Don't forget your passport

If you are going to Morocco or even just to the nearby British colony of Gibraltar, you are subject to border control - don't forget your passport.

Stay safe in the sun

It's hard to forget that the sun is shining, but remember to reapply sunscreen every hour to avoid nasty burns.

Dress code

If you are visiting any places of worship, Islamic or Catholic, be sure to dress modestly as a sign of respect.

Drinking age

The drinking age in Spain is 18, but children may be allowed to drink wine in restaurants with their parents.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    Known to have its own 'micro-climate', it stays fairly mild year round, basking in 320 days of sunshine. July and August can heat up and its a peak time to enjoy water sports. September through November it cools down and majority of tourists have left, leaving you more space at the beach!

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What people are saying about Marbella

A Surprise coach journey with exceptional views

Ronda The guide on the coach name was José he speaks 7 languages and flaunt is all, he was very informative about each town we passed through. The journey to Ronda had spectacular views stopping off at a village called Setenil where we was treated as it was a festival, people in local dress, riders & horses and procession. After moving onto Ronda the same festival was in Ronda but with more People and evermore elaborated dress from men & lady’s our first stop was the bullring and going through the history of the bullfights and a walk around the bullring itself. Moving onto the winery where we had some wine tasting from white, Red to sweet sherry. We then see what everyone come to see the Ronda Bridge instead of following everyone else where you only get a limited view we went down to another view point and got great views and some super photos. After we had lunch in a cafeteria up one of the side streets avoiding the Main Street as prices are higher to tourist; a great day.

Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol Reviewed by Terence, 05/19/2019

Brilliantly and seamlessly executed by wonderful guide and driver

We were met at the cruise terminal by a charming and friendly driver, Jose, who took us in his super comfy van to Granada, to meet our guide, Alberto. The site is spectacular and the guide was knowledgeable, fun, pleasant and very fluent in English. All in all an absolutely great tour! Thanks.

Private Alhambra Tour From Malaga & Surrounds Reviewed by Michal, 04/04/2019

The drivers and the guide were excellant,however the planning needs m

Improvments. We had a 3 hours tour and 8 hours of pick up and delivery of passengers .

The tour guide was excellent, helpful, polite and very informative.

The gardens in Alhambra are very beautiful. The castles are amazing. It was one of the best tours I have ever been to. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

Private Alhambra Tour From Malaga & Surrounds Reviewed by Michele, 09/18/2018

Great way to spend your morning!! Fantastic!!

Great days excitement.. easy to book and well worth the money. Olga and Jarvis watts app’d Me shortly after I booked and made everything easier for us when we got there.. Christian was our guide on the day and he was excellent.. the sites and views where brilliant as was the whole experience... I can’t swim but not afraid of water.. But you would need a flotation device to go on this as there are long Stretches where it’s swim only!!! 10 out of 10!!!

From Marbella: Canyoning Trip to Guadalmina Reviewed by Noel, 07/20/2018