Visit Marbella: Your travel guide

Things to do in Marbella
Los Naranjos Square
A charming chunk of old Marbella, this old town harks back to its Arabic roots with the charming Alcazaba castle that combines an intricately designed fortress and beautiful grounds. Follow your nose to Plaza de los Naranjos – Orange Tree Square – where locals gather for a drink under the trees’ shade and admire Mudéjar features, wrought-iron balconies and fine façades.
Puerto Banús
Puerto Banús oozes glamour from every yacht, boutique and cocktail-bar-clad corner. A walk around the marina will amaze even the least nautically minded visitor but if relaxing is more to your taste, head to the luxury beach areas which come complete with sumptuous sunbeds and bars. Well-dressed diners soak up the Mediterranean sun al fresco as they dine on the terraces.
Avenida del Mar Avenue
Take in Marbella’s most scenic parts and follow this artfully adorned avenue. Start at the Alameda gardens and wander to the seafront promenade, Paseo Maritimo and en route you’ll pass 10 Dalí sculptures. Wide and palm-tree-lined, the avenue is ideal for a stroll and you can make a pit stop at the shops, bars and cafes scattered along it.
Rio Real Golf
This club offers stunning natural beauty. It is located three kilometers from the town of Marbella, on land with views of the Mediterranean Sea. The river that gives the course its name crosses this fairly even itinerary four times. The greens are quite flat, well cared-for and protected by the bunkers around them. The 4th hole is especially outstanding for its beauty and the fairway that runs towards the beach.
Urbanización Río Real S/N

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Traveller's reviews and photos

8
Very good
The paseo and marina area were well kept and plenty of bars and restaurants. we were only there for 2 days on business so never made it to the old town. Would like to go back.
solyogacentre
Spain
22 March 2017
10
Exceptional
Loved old town marbella "orange square " he food , the friendly spainish people and the fabulous weather 23 degrees in march
Donna
United Kingdom
21 March 2017
6
Review score
Not what is was in the sixties. Too much traffic, too little parking but the area as a whole is still an interesting place. Beware strangers who approach you in a friendly way. They will walk away from you with your wallet.
United Kingdom
26 March 2017
10
Exceptional
I loved Marbella it was clean and every shop pub or restaurant we went to the staff were very welcoming the beach was clean great great great I am definitely coming back.
Gillian
United Kingdom
23 March 2017
10
Exceptional
Marbella is a wonderful location for a break - lovely long promenade for walks and sea. Fantastic restaurants with all types of cuisine. Not too far from the airport, with some very nice shops and a lovely Old Town.
Mary
Ireland
26 March 2017

Accommodation and hotels in Marbella

Benabola Hotel & Suites

7.8 Good

Score from 1,077 reviews

£74

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Gran Guadalpín Banus

8.2 Very good

Score from 1,206 reviews

£104

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Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort

9.2 Superb

Score from 496 reviews

£181

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Vasari Resort

8.6 Fabulous

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£84

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Amare Marbella Beach Hotel - Adults Only

9.1 Superb

Score from 2,247 reviews

£111

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Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa Marbella

8.7 Fabulous

Score from 682 reviews

£364

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Hotel Fuerte Marbella

8.9 Fabulous

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£151

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Pyr Marbella

7.7 Good

Score from 1,125 reviews

£75

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H10 Andalucía Plaza - Adults only

7.9 Good

Score from 1,487 reviews

£72

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Recommendations for Marbella

with my two daughters we enjoy walking on the beautiful beaches, dinning in an excellent variety of restaurants, making lots of shopping, visiting GRANADA and the PALACE OF AL-HAMBRA an visiting the horse riding and the flamingo dancers trip.

The beach was very close to the resort.It was nice except the sand seems to hold in the heat,if you didn't wear sandals it would burn the soles of your feet.The supermarket Aldi's was good value and was only a 5 min walk from the resort.

Yes, there are so many small boutiques selling non-brand items.

orange square and the orange square restaurant was excellent

Patagonica (Argentinian tapas bar)

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Why would you recommend Marbella for food?

Excellent choice of restaurants

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What's the best place to swim in Marbella?

Mistral Beach

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