Marbella is a great choice as a holiday location as it's only 2 to 3 hour flight from every European city and it has much more to offer than sun and beach.
Here below you'll find places to see and things to do around Marbella as well as our personal selection of bars, restaurants and beach clubs.
- The Old Town of Marbella with its characteristic Andalusian fashion, you’ll find shops, churches, bars and restaurants, a stroll is definitively recommended
- The Avenida del Mar in yellow marble and statues by Salvador Dali
- Ronda, with the oldest bull ring in Spain and one of the highest bridges, El Tajo, you’ll have a true Andalucia experience
- Juzcar, the village of the Smurfs, the little ones will love it as it’s all blue and Smurfs characterized, you’ll need to hire a car as no buses travel there, but it’s very much worth the experience
- Tivoli World in Benalmadena is an amusement park to spend an evening
Please let us know if you wish:
BARS & COFFE SHOPS
Franks Corner coffees, drinks, from 9am to 3am, Camilo Jose Cela 12
FRESCA PASSIONE Italian homemade natural ice creams on corner opposite Parque Marbella
Simon for breakfast, coffee and tapas opposite Parque Marbella
Nomadas del Sur for breakfast, coffee and tapas on the way to the Maskom Supermarket
Da Giulia on the promenade for homemade croissants and coffees
Manuka on Centro Comercial Plaza del Mar for healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks
NEAR YOUR APARTMENT: Skol, Parque, Atrium, Neptuno, Cibeles, Marbella House area
Italian restaurant ITALIAN KITCHEN in avenida de la Fontanilla local n. 5, Mon – Fri late lunches until 5pm
Typical Spanish tapas LA VENENCIA Avda Fontanilla
Mediterranean tapas at MATAHAMBRE, Camilo Jose Cela 12
More tapas and pintxos at LIZARRAN on the Paseo Maritimo ed. Eden Roc
Basque Country Tapas (Pintxos) at LEKUNE, avda Fontanilla
Irish food with special early bird menú at BECKETT’S on Camilo Jose Cela
Chinese Food, MARE NOSTRUM, avda Antonio Belon, also home delivery
another Chinese is DRAGON ROJO on calle Gregorio Marañon
Indian food, GULZAR, Camilo Jose Cela 1
Fresh fish and paellas at Freiduria La Venus family run casual restaurant
Fresh fish chiringuito EUROPA, on the beach going out of Skol gardens on the right
Fresh fish chiringuito LA PAELLA on the beach going out of Skol gardens on the left
BOARDWALK CAFÉ casual dining and great cocktails, as well as afternoon tea
Pizzas PIZZA PIZZUELA Avda Fontanilla
Mr Noodles, for wok and nibbles, Camilo Jose Cela 1, just behind Skol
Argentinian Meat Tapas and Grill at hacienda Patagonica, opposite Puerto Deportivo Entrance
Typical English food with Sunday Roast at The Beacon
Homemade Sushi at the typical bar Genji Sushi
Sushi and Teppaniaky show ICHIBAN on Avenida Antonio Belon
Los Mellizos, Fresh fish and some meat on Paseo Maritimo
Casa Curro for prawns, octopus and Andalucian cold cuts, c/Nuestra Señora de Gracia 5
IN THE OLD TOWN:
Casa Curro for prawns, octopus and Andalucian cold cuts, calle Pantaleon
Bar el Estrecho, tapas and more, Calle el Estrecho
Casanis on calle Ancha, international cuisine
La Paca, tapas on calle Peral
Stuzzikini pasta and pizza tapas, calle Alderete
Casa Tua, Calle Ortiz del Molinillo, Italian Fine Dining
FOR THAT SPECIAL OCCASION - booking is a must
Japanese fine cuisine and sushi at TAKUMI on calle Gregorio Marañon
BIBO Andalucían Brasserie by famous chef Dani Garcia at Hotel Puente Romano
LES CUBES on the Golden Mile, urb. El Oasis, lounge, gastrobar and drinks
MC CAFE at the Marbella Club Hotel on the Golden Mile
MESSINA contemporary cuisine on calle Severo Ochoa
Playa del Cable:
One of the youngest and coolest places to be on the Costa del Sol.
If you are looking for a good beach near the centre of Marbella, chilled out music, a relaxed atmosphere and reasonable prices - look no further.
Playa de Rio Real:
Five minutes away from Bounty beach you have the beautiful Playa de Rio Real.
Situated right at the beginning of Los Monteros and part of the same extension of beach as Alicate and Costabella. Its another fantastic beach right on Marbella's doorstep.
Playa de Alicate:
Playa de Alicate is one of Marbella's most popular beaches.
Long, sandy beaches and all the amenities you could hope for. Alicate beach is a popular choice for residents and holidaymakers alike.
Going eastwards a couple of kilometres - just off the El Rosario exit you have a beach that really lives up to its name - Playa Hermosa.
A beautiful spot and less than 15 minutes from the centre of Marbella
Playa Real de Zaragoza:
Playa Real de Zaragoza is quite simply a gem.
Fine, golden sand, clean waters and some fantastic chiringuitos - what more could you ask for?
Nikki beach needs very little introduction.
Known throughout the World for its prestige, its parties and high rollers.
Champagne, sunsets, beach parties..
An increasingly popular place to be and understandably so.
Cabopino beach borders the picturesque Cabopino port and the protected Las Dunas de Artola natural park - you couldn't hope for a better place to spend the day.
The nicest of Marbella's inner city beaches.
Playa de la Fontanilla is within easy walking distance from the centre of Marbella and is a popular destination for those looking to soak up some Spanish sun.
hey don't come much more exclusive than Playa Nagüeles.
Situated on Marbella's Golden Mile, Playa de Nagueles is somewhere that needs to be seen.
Clear waters, clean sandy beaches and some of the Costa del Sol's most exclusive names.
Playa de Nueva Andalucia:
Starting from Puerto Banus's exclusive Marina and running westwards are the beaches of Nueva Andalucia.
Offering a very different feel than the ones closer to Marbella.
we recommend AGUA PLAYA by HOTEL SENATOR
price per person is 19€ , Wednesday and Friday happy days OFFER 2 x 1
opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 14pm and 17.30pm to 20.30pm
we personally recommend our open air gym: the boardwalk, where you can walk, run, cycle, skate, do some bodyweight exercises while you breath in the sea air, that is amazing for your health.
PHARMACIES & DOCTORS:
For chemist and doctors in Central Marbella CLICK HERE
Travelling with kids:
If you choose Central Marbella location you'll be delighted to know that within 500 metres there are 3 parks with games, horses slides to take you sightseeing, the promenade always full of kids attractions. Not to mention the pools and the tropical gardens in the building. If you choose Carolina Park or other urbanization, you will also be delighted as the spacious tropical gardens offer a great entrateinment for little ones.
Just out of town you will find Funny Beach (cart rides, jumps and much more), the Acqua Park in Mijas and Tivoli world in Benalmadena.
The Old Town of Marbella offers a variety of typical Spanish shops and beautiful little streets in which to stroll after sunset to get a bit of cool air, as well as bars and restaurants with tourists menus.
The townhall usually organises cultural activities such as concerts, plays or dance shows throughout the year and more often in Summer.
Here you will find periodically links for the main ones.
Should you wish to organise visits to the nearby cities of Malaga, Mijas, Ronda, Cordoba, Granada, Sevilla or Gibraltar we will organise you day trip with one of our associates.
For the ones not attached to young ones (or if you could manage to get a nanny) and willing to enjoy some night life, the Puerto Deportivo and the Old Town in Marbella centre offer a great variety of night bars with different kinds of music for every personal like, not to mention the trendy Puerto Banus and the famous Dreamer's and Olivia Valere.
SOL Y LUNA why not take the opportunity to
pamper yourself with a massage while on holiday? Various kind of therapeutic massages such as Shiatsu, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Reflexology at your apartment or at a nearby shop made by an extremely
professional whilst easygoing therapist.