14 Reasons to Visit Marbella


Looking for reasons to visit Marbella? Look no further! We give you 14 reasons to visit the capital of the Costa del Sol.

If there is a place with the authentic Andalusian charm, that province is undoubtedly Malaga, where its white villages, its flowery patios and beaches create a unique space full of charm.

Marbella is the best place to visit in the Andalusian coast thanks to its climate, its natural environment, its coasts, its important sports complexes and above all the friendliness of its people. Let us give you 14 reasons to visit Marbella and plan your next vacation where the sound of the Mediterranean Sea. The soft scent of night blooming jasmine will be part of the best tourist experience you are going to live.


1. Weather

The first of the 14 reasons to visit Marbella is definitely the weather. This are enjoys 320 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature of 19 º C. This is due to its micro-climate, as it is flanked by the warm Mediterranean and the Sierra Blanca mountain range that protects it from the worst weather conditions. Winters here are mild and bright and summers are hot and dry.


2. Beaches

From Cabopino to Guadalmina there are more than 30 km of beaches to choose from. You can choose from the wildest, such as Artola, to the most urban, such as La Venus, in the center. And each one has its own special charm.

Every year, they are recognized with the blue flag, an award given annually by the European Foundation for Environmental Education to beaches and ports that meet a series of environmental conditions and facilities.


3. Beach Clubs & Chiringuitos

The beach clubs in Marbella are the ideal places to enjoy the best leisure next to the Mediterranean Sea. The beach clubs in the capital of the Costa del Sol offer, in addition to a safe environment, a design and a multitude of services (from large Balinese beds, to spas with beauty treatments and therapeutic massages, through bar services and live music …). The most famous are undoubtedly Ocean Club and Nikki Beach.


4. Promenade

In Marbella you don’t have to go far to enjoy a fantastic walk through nature, because only here you will find more than 15 kilometers of promenade, you can walk until you get tired. However, if you do not feel like walking, you can also enjoy this route by bike or even book a Segway tour, where they will show you the most chic part of the city.


5. Cuisine

There are great options for everyone. Food in Spain is already a thing on its own. But when it comes to typical food from Andalusia, foodies’ hearts will definitely beat even faster. The wondrous Andalusian gastronomy is an experience not to be missed when visiting southern Spain with dishes like gazpacho (cold tomato soup), espetos (skewers of sardines) along with the world famous paella (originally from Valencia). In addition to trying the local specialties, you also have to try the wines of the region, especially those from wineries in Ronda.

Need ideas of where to eat in Marbella? Have a look at this article.


6. Marbella Old Town

One of the greatest delights of Marbella are its cobblestone streets and colorful gates. With a typical Arab layout, the must-see sites of the old town are the Castle, an Arab and medieval construction that will take you back in time. Also the Plaza de los Naranjos is a must-see, where the political and social heart of the city is located. The historic center of Marbella has a Museum of Engraving, which is considered one of the best of its kind in Spain.


7. Puerto Banus

Puerto Banús is the jewel in the crown of Marbella, located west of the city, just before reaching San Pedro de Alcántara. It is also the trendiest marina on the peninsula and one of the most recognized throughout the European continent.

Since its opening in 1970, where personalities of the stature of the royalty of Monaco attended, it was clear that this port would be one of the favorites of the most famous and richest. It is almost impossible to walk through its streets without taking a snapshot of yourself next to a supercar, a lavish yacht, or even a world-famous actor. It is also the perfect place for shopping, as it is one of the hotspots in the fashion world, here you will find boutiques as if you were shopping in Milan. Of course, if you like shopping, this port will meet all your expectations.


8. Marbella Port

The Marina of Marbella is the perfect place to enjoy all the leisure of the capital of the Costa del Sol here you can choose between the most classic places like Lemmon or Maya that together with many others, animate the Marbella nightlife.

This port is organized on two levels: upstairs, we can find the great and fun “terraces of the port”, which often organize many events and shows, while downstairs you will find the nautical facilities. The Marina of Marbella has about 377 moorings and plenty of services for the perfect maintenance of the boats that dock there.


9. Parks

The parks in Marbella are those places of tranquility away from the urban noise. Natural centers to enjoy long walks and disconnect and forget about everything and everyone. Parks like La Alameda and La Constitución are the lungs of this city and where you can enjoy an abundant amalgam of plant species, among fountains, promenades and benches. But these two parks are not the only ones as you can also enjoy other places like the Pinar de Nagüeles Park (perfect for a barbecue) or the Vigil de Quiñones Park, which you can find a short distance from the city center.


10. Watersports

Drop your luggage and head for the beach – you’ve just arrived in paradise! Pedalos are available for rent on many beaches, as are jet skis, banana boats and kayaks. For those who want to enjoy the Mediterranean without getting wet, boats and yachts are available for rent in Marbella harbor and Puerto Banús.


11. Shopping

The stores in Marbella are luxury and comfort par excellence. They stand out for their high level and suitable for the most meticulous tourists. If something predominates in the town bathed by the sea is its glamorous and varied character where you will find all kinds of services to liven up your stay. The stores stand out with their own light in the Marbella panorama, with all kinds of luxurious extras.


12. Street Markets

In the flea markets of Marbella you can find everything from clothes from emerging designers, to decorative objects, jewelry, items to wear or even for your pet. So, instead of a day of shopping, the street markets in Marbella become an unmissable event for the whole family.

Learn more about the best street markets in Marbella here 


13. Golf

Golf is another specialty on the Costa del Sol. You will certainly have your pick of golf courses in and around Marbella. Marbella Golf and Country Club, Los Naranjos Golf Club, Aloha Golf Club and Marbella Club Golf Resort are some of the places where you should play a few holes overlooking the sea.


14. Hikes

Marbella has an endless number of splendid places to enjoy hiking. Any lover of trekking who visits this city will find thanks to its fabulous location, with the mountain and the sea each on one side the ideal place to enjoy this sport of nature because you will have a stone’s throw locations such as Istan, the Serrania de Ronda, the Refugio de Juanar, … and many more beautiful routes.


These are our favourite 14 reasons to visit Marbella. Do you have more? Let us know!