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Your guide to Marbella
Welcome to Marbella
Marbella embodies the essence of Spain’s renowned Costa del Sol, with 17 miles of shoreline luring sunseekers to its azure Mediterranean waters, as it boasts 320 days of sunshine a year. The sea is a way of life here, with four marinas, including the popular Puerto Banús. But there are just as many treasures on land, all doused with Andalusian flavors, represented in its whitewashed architecture and orange trees aplenty: It’s no wonder that the historic area is anchored by Plaza de Los Naranjos, or Orange Square, dating from the Renaissance era. Also within the winding streets of Old Town, which sits in the Sierra Blanca’s foothills, are preserved sections of Islamic walls and towers that formed the ninth-century Arab fortress. But above all, Marbella just has that sense of elevated living, drawing celebrities, culture seekers, and beach lovers alike.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Marbella
Of course everyone wants to be at the Spanish Mediterranean destination in the summer when the beach weather is idyllic, but that also makes May through August the busiest period, with higher prices and heavier crowds. April, September, and November may feel more manageable and the water temperatures are still suitable for a swim. The winter temperatures dip low enough that it’s simply too cold to get into the water, but the land temperatures remain moderate enough for exploration by day. The major annual festivals include the Marbella Carnival in February, Festivities of San Bernabé in June, Virgen del Carmen in July, and San Pedro Alántara Fair in October.
Top things to do in Marbella
The famous blue waters of the Spanish Mediterranean draw visitors to the golden sands — and with two dozen beaches lined along the city’s southern coast, there’s no shortage of choices. Artola-Cabopino Beach within the Dunas de Artola nature preserve offers a relaxed landscape among the dunes, while Playa de la Bajadilla, Playa de Rio Real, and Playa de Venus are closer to the action in the city center.
Marbella Old Town
Wander the charming streets of the historic city center, where ruins of the area’s Roman, Arabic, and Christian pasts are all preserved. Highlights include the Arabic Castel’s ruins, the Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation, and Orange Square. Also make sure to wander down Avenida del Mar, which has fountains, gardens, pergolas, and 10 sculptures by Salvador Dalí along its route.
Museum of Contemporary Spanish Engraving
Housed inside the 16th-century Renaissance-style former Bazán Hospital, the museum’s collection of more than 4,000 prints includes works by all the Spanish masters.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the weather in Marbella?
Marbella enjoys a Mediterranean climate. The summers, from June to August, are hot with average temperatures of 86°F (30°C). Winters, from December to February, are mild and wet with average temperatures of 60°F (15.5°C).
What are some of the best things to do in Marbella?
You can explore the history at Alcazaba Castle, stroll through the Marbella Old Quarter, or sunbathe on Playa de la Fontanilla. Engage in an outdoor adventure by hiking La Concha Mountain or enjoy a family day at Selwo Marina.
What is the best time of year to visit Marbella?
Marbella tends to attract the most visitors from June to August when the weather is warmest. In addition, the Marbella Fair in June and the Starlite Festival from July to August are significant local events.
What are the best places to stay in Marbella?
Popular areas to stay include the vibrant Puerto Banús, the historic Marbella Old Town, and the luxurious Golden Mile. For a quieter experience, consider Guadalmina or Elviria.
What are the best places to visit in Marbella?
Some frequently suggested places include the Marbella Old Town, Puerto Banús Marina, and the Golden Mile. For nature lovers, the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park and the King Abdul Aziz Al Saud Park are often recommended.
What are some hiking trails in Marbella?
Marbella has several hiking trails such as La Concha Mountain, Sierra de las Nieves National Park, and the walk from Marbella to Puerto Banús. The Juanar Natural Park hike is a less strenuous option.
What are some family activities to do in Marbella?
Families can explore the Marbella Old Town, enjoy a day at Funny Beach, or interact with animals at Selwo Aventura. The Costa Water Park and the Marbella Mini Golf are also engaging for younger visitors.
What are some of the best day trip ideas in Marbella?
Embark on a ferry ride to Puerto Banús, explore the cobbled streets of Ronda, or discover the coastal town of Estepona. For a touch of history and culture, visit the Alhambra Palace in Granada or the Mezquita Cathedral in Cordoba.
What types of vacation rentals are available in Marbella?
Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Marbella. From over 790 house rentals to over 4,050 apartment rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.
How much does it cost to stay in vacation home rentals in Marbella?
Experience the best of Marbella with our vacation home rentals, starting at about $40 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.