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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
Photo: Herry Lawford@Flickr (CC By 2.0)

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

Très belle excursion, avons beaucoup aimés

May 16, we had booked the excursion to Cordoba. When the tickets were sent to me, it was stated that the meeting point would be the Natali Hotel in Torremolinos because we live in a condo building in Benalmadena right next to the Triton Hotel. We went in morning by taxi to the hotel Natali to start our excursion. As the distance was quite important for the early hour of the morning, we took a taxi, the race cost us 10 Euros. The guide who accompanied us said that we could have been taken care of this morning in front of the hotel Triton because the bus started its journey to Estepona and ended in Malaga. I find it deplorable that you asked us to move and for other guests, they were taken care of in front of their hotel. I have another trip on May 23 for the Caminito Del Ray and this time I am asked to move to Torremolinos at the Plaza del Lido on the seaside promenade near the tourist office. Can you take care of me in Bemalmadena, near the police office. Thanks

Easy way of getting to Nerja and Frigiliana for the day.

They were both lovely towns to visit. We enjoyed being free to explore ourselves. I do think there should be details in the half-day your ad that you will be gone 10 hours, not 5! The tour was 5 but 5 hrs of bus riding. No one knew what time we would return. Our guide was multilingual and showed great enthusiasm for the Caves and we learned a lot. Would highly recommend you see the caves as that made the trip! I liked that we got to drive through Torreminos and Malaga a bit as well.

Half-Day Nerja and Frigiliana Reviewed by Louann, 04/26/2019

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

Those who wanted to have fun, entertainment and exotic things take it!

Honestly, It takes too much time checking passports and other documents once onboard by the Morocco authorities, but I guess there isn't another way to do it. Many people on my trip, has to wait long time to have their docs. stamped even when the ferry was at port and many left already like me. Too many persons equals too much time the inspection. On the other hand, the return was okay and they easest the necessary immigration control.

Full-Day Tangier Tour by Ferry Reviewed by Enrique, 09/25/2018