Travel Guides > Marbella
Marbella is very much the 'luxury’ town on the Costa del Sol, famous for high-end fashion boutiques, VIP parties and celebrity spotting.
The city’s motto is “A Way of Life” and it certainly lives up to its reputation. Marbella is a favourite holiday destination for the rich and famous due largely to its many world class restaurants, fancy bars and trendy nightclubs.
|"Marbella is a favourite holiday destination for the rich and famous"||The area surrounding Marbella is home to some of Spain’s most breathtaking houses and villas attracting many affluent residents to the region.|
Marbella is also a popular holiday destination, especially with British holidaymakers, attracted by the pleasant climate, beautiful beaches, wide range of shop and vibrant nightlife.
Marbella offers a pleasant blend of both fast and slow lifestyles; one can sit outside and enjoy a cocktail in one of the many bars along the coast whilst watching the world’s finest supercars drive by. Then at night Marbella plays host to some of Europe’s most lively and glamorous parties.
Population: Don't miss: Top restaurants: Nearest beach: Transport links: 120,000 Crocodile Park (30mins drive), Various art galleries, Lively nightlife La Meridiana (local), Altamirano (fish), El Portalón (Spanish) Fontanilla, El Faro, Bajadilla and Venus beaches are central Malaga Airport (50km), Located on A7 motorway
Marbella at a glance...
Crocodile Park (30mins drive), Various art galleries, Lively nightlife
La Meridiana (local), Altamirano (fish), El Portalón (Spanish)
Fontanilla, El Faro, Bajadilla and Venus beaches are central
Malaga Airport (50km), Located on A7 motorway
A bit more about Marbella...
Marbella is the Costa del Sol’s VIP town, full of high rollers driving flash cars and enjoying the flash nightlife. But beneath the gloss there are some great attractions that make Marbella one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations.
[read more about Marbella's attractions]
Marbella and the surround areas has no fewer than 24 fantastic beaches all offering something slightly different. You can walk for ages along the Marbella sea front where along the Golden Mile you will find a great range of shops, cafes and restaurants.
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Marbella is one of Europe’s most fashionable cities and not surprisingly it is home to many of Spain’s most luxurious boutiques. However it’s not just fashion stores that Marbella has to offer, you will also find all the usual shops that you could expect from a busy city centre. [read more about shopping in Marbella]
Marbella is home to many fantastic restaurants that fit in with the town’s luxurious style.Whether you’re looking for chic establishment for a romantic meal or a lively venue to start a wild night out Marbella will have something to suit your taste.
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Marbella is highly regarded as one of Europe's best party hotspots, popular with celebrities and the elite of the business world. As a city Marbella has a reputation for glamour with beautiful beaches and world class marina, and the glamour goes up a level when the sun goes down. [read more about nightlife in Marbella]
Whatever type of accommodation you're looking for in Marbella you will find a great choice. Marbella has some fantastic hotels, luxurious apartments and large private villas. [read more about accommodation in Marbella]
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