Top attractions in Marbella
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.
1. Ermita de Santiago XV
Dating from the 15th century, this church is the oldest religious building in Marbella.
2. 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.
3. Puerto Banus
Visit luxurious shops and restaurants at this 1970s marina, a few miles just outside central Marbella, for a swanky Mediterranean experience.
4. Dali sculptures
See some of the master of Surrealism's signature unusual but brilliant sculptures down on Avenida del Mar!
5. Buggy Safari
Experience the rugged red countryside surrounding Marbella, traversing deserts and rivers!
6. 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!
7. 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.
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Planning Your 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.
If you are visiting any places of worship, Islamic or Catholic, be sure to dress modestly as a sign of respect.
The drinking age in Spain is 18, but children may be allowed to drink wine in restaurants with their parents.
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- 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
Nice way to spend 7 hours on a Saturday. You get to wander around Mijas old town for about 1 hr 20 mins, then off to Puerto Banús for a quick look around. Finally you go to the centre of Marbella, where you have 2 hours to see the best bits: the old town and the beach. The multilingual guide is very helpful and is just with you on the bus. Recommended.
We had so much fun with the guide Alejandro! The trip was relaxed and safe, proper equipment (including shoes) and clear instructions (for each jump) were provided by the guide. Nice digital photos too, ready next day. This teip is a must if you are near Marbella.
We spent lovely time listening about the history of Marbella, Spain and the local customs. Food choice was excellent and the experience was wonderful. We highly recommend the tour with Lana.
I couldn’t fault a thing! Everything was perfect! Perhaps we didn’t have much time in each place but that’s the case with organized tours! Awesome guide perfect organization, nice A/C-d bus!
We had an amazing time kayaking in Marbella. Luna was a fantastic guide. I would highly recommend everyone to do it.