Places to visit in the coast of Andalusia: Marbella

Marbella is the summer capital in Malaga, one of the places of reference in the world as for the most luxurious and exclusive tourism: celebrities, politicians and public figures from all countries meet in this small spot in the coast of Malaga every year to enjoy the sun and the lively nightlife.

Luxury shops, marinas with some of the most important yachts in the world, top level art galleries and centres, boutique hotels, gourmet restaurants, jeweller’s and watchmaker’s, mythical discos, fashionable bars… All this is Marbella.

Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach Hotel

Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach Hotel 

But, although Puerto Banús is the key are for jet set tourism, Marbella is much more than glamour and famous people. This locality has a wonderful natural environment, with mountains and the known tour of the white towns of Malaga as two of main attractions in this area. Besides, in this green area of the mountains of Marbella, very close to the coast but in a quieter area, is located the known Golf Valley, where are situated some of the most important golf courses in Andalusia.

As for accommodation, one of the best options is to book a room next to the centre of Marbella, in order to have culture, leisure and gastronomy within reach without giving up the peace and quiet of the beach to enjoy as a family without the daily cares and worries.  Choose a spa hotel in Marbella or a beach resort close to Puerto Banús.

As for moving around, if you are not staying right in the centre of the city, the most recommended is to opt for renting a car or to take the opportunity to know the surroundings of the municipality, from the wonderful beaches in San Pedro de Alcántara to the mountains, the Marbella Casino…  Planning a couple of excursions, at least during the stay, is really worth it.