What to do in Marbella

There are of course lots of interesting things to see and do when you visit Marbella. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is. Marbella is now a 12 month destination.

The old town is stunning, with something for everyone. The beaches are clean and safe for swimming. You can relax at one of the beach clubs. You can enjoy a collection of original sculptures by Salvador Dali in the Avenida del Mar. And Marbella is also a great place for shopaholics with its boutiques and designer outlets. 

There are also plenty of things to keep the kids entertained. There are water and adventure activites from paddle surfing to the more adventurous canyoning. There are some of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol. And of course, there is Marbella’s famous nightlife.

Here, we provide details of some of the best places to visit in and around Marbella.

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Marbella – The Costa del Sol’s Jewel in the Crown
Marbella is widely regarded as the Costa del Sol´s jewel in the crown. It has been the pre-eminent holiday destination in southern Spain since the 1960s, offering a unique combination of modern style and old world Spanish charm.

Puerto Banús in Marbella
Puerto Banús is one of the best known areas of Marbella. It ís famous for its marina, its night life and above all its ostentatious lifestyle …

Avenida del Mar in Marbella
Salvador Dali, the infamous Spanish surrealist painter and sculptor, was born in Figueres in Catalonia in 1904 and he died there in 1989. He is widely regarded as one of Spain´s most influential artists of the 20th century.

Centro Cultural Cortijo Miraflores in Marbella
Centro Cultural Cortijo Miraflores is a museum which has preserved many of the original mill machines and tools of its previous function. This beautiful building was originally a sugar cane mill and dates back to 1704 …

Puerto Deportivo Marbella
At the entrance to the Puerto Deportivo, in front of the Club Maritimo, there is a statue of the Virgen del Carmen (the patron saint of fishermen) …

Paseo Maritimo
Paseo Maritimo Marbella
We start our journey on the east side of Marbella at the Puerto Bajadilla – the fishing port. The marble paseo here was only completed a few years ago, but it has been done very tastefully …

Marbella Old Town
A trip to Marbella would not be complete without a visit to the Casco Antiguo (Old Town). Exploring the narrow streets with their nooks and crannies, historic buildings, shops, boutiques and galleries make it a very rewarding experience …

Puerto Cabopino Marbella
Puerto Cabopino is approximately 12 km from the centre of Marbella and the area around the port is relatively rural. There are no high rise buildings here as development is strictly controlled …

Museo Ralli in Marbella
Museo Ralli is located in the heart of the Costa del Sol on the “Golden Mile” between Marbella’s town centre and Puerto Banús …