Marbella's coastline stretches along some 27 kilometres of sun-drenched beaches, bathed by the Mediterranean. The Sierra mountain provides a stunning backdrop allowing Marbella to enjoy a pleasant microclimate with hours upon hours of beautiful sunshine per year.
Many beaches are Blue Flag accredited and patrolled by lifeguards in the summer months. There are many Chiringuitos (beach bars) peppered along the beaches.
With an endless supply of world class restaurants, spectacular golf courses, designer shops and a beautiful marina with lively bars and clubs.
There are plenty of walking and cycling paths in the area, both along the coast and inland. There are several Activity Centres locally with opportunities for tennis, biking, gym facilities, and all manner of water-sports. Explore the botanical garden on Paseo de la Alameda and the garden on Avenida del Mar where Salvador Dali sculptures and fountains are.
The charming Old Town Marbella, known as "El Casco Antiguo", offers traditional whitewashed houses, shops, restaurants, beautiful churches, a Renaissance-style Town Hall and the Mayor's house, plus the pretty Plaza de los Naranjos.
Puerto Banús contains a luxury marina with beach on either side, designer shops, chic restaurants, glitzy bars and nightclubs. Its streets are lined with designer boutiques like Christian Dior, Gucci, Bvlgari, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, and others. It has berths for 915 boats, including those of the King of Saudi Arabia and several of the world's wealthiest individuals. Boats and yachts can be hired here. In the heart of the Antonio Banderas Square is one of the largest El Corte Ingles department stores in Spain, including the up-scale hypermarket, Hipercor.
Whether you want to play golf (The Costa del Sol is a golf valley, with more golf courses per head than anywhere else in the world), relax on the beach, enjoy a range of water-sports, sip cocktails at a beach club or hang out with the rich and famous at the world renowned chic holiday resort of Puerto Banús, there is something for everyone.
With all of the above and much, much more, you can see why the Mediterranean mecca of Marbella (Spain's answer to St. Tropez) is one of the region's most famous and popular resorts!