Marbella is situated just 50 km west of Malaga; it has been developed into a luxury resort with beautiful well kept parks, 3 beautiful marinas and 10 golf courses with another 14 courses only 20 km away. Marbella has some of the most gorgeous beaches on the Costa del Sol which are clean and well maintained.
The area has become home or second home to many film stars and multimillionaires.
Driving west from the centre takes you along the 'Golden Mile', so called because
of the many palatial beachfront villas. This is the location of the five-star,
luxury Marbella Club Hotel, built in the 1950s, which was the starting point
for Marbella 's famed reputation.
Marbella has grown from its humble beginnings, as a small fishing village into a modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan metropolis offering one of the world's most desirable lifestyles. Whilst still retaining its traditional Andalucian charm, Marbella offers all the services and facilities you would find in any
Weather in Marbella
This area of the Costa del Sol gets on average 325 sunny days per year and an average temperature above 20°C Marbella has arguably Europe's most desirable year round climate. Although this has traditionally been the prime attraction for most visitors, more discerning and sophisticated tastes have meant that home buyers are looking for more than warm weather and a glass of sangria on the beach.
Nightlife & Eating Out
Marbella's cosmopolitan lifestyle is reflected in the virtually unlimited choice of global cuisine. Whether it is freshly caught fish at one of the traditional "Chiringuitos" beach restaurants or champagne and lobster in a top class establishment the culinary delights on offer are limitless.
For those seeking the high life the fabulous marina of Puerto Banus has it all. You can mix with the rich and famous in trendy quayside cafes and bars whilst gazing at the multi-million dollar yachts, shop in world renowned fashion houses and boutiques or party till dawn in world class nightclubs.
Golfing in Marbella
The unique sunny and warm winter climate has made the
Costa del Sol the prime golfing destination in Europe. Marbella is known as "golfers paradise" and is unrivalled as a winter golf destination for northern Europeans. With over 40 quality golf courses for any level of player you can play every day of the year. Magnificent courses set in the Marbella countryside with backdrops such as "La Concha" mountain or Gibraltar with views to Africa, you will struggle to find better.
Places of Interest
Within easy striking distance, are a sightseer's paradise of fortified white hilltop villages, castles, ancient palaces and churches dating back to the Moorish occupation of Spain. Seville, Ronda, Cordoba and Cadiz are just some of the delights to be discovered, not to mention Gibraltar, a bustling outpost of the British Empire. Just 18 km across the Straits of Gibraltar, lies the mysterious and evocative world of North Africa .