Just a few decades ago, Marbella was a sleepy fishing village. Now it’s a cosmopolitan beach resort and a favourite of the jet set. Relax on the beaches, or stroll along the famous yacht marina, then spend the night partying in an exclusive nightclub.
Exclusive designer stores, plenty of sun and a laid-back lifestyle: welcome to Marbella.
Things to do
Marbella may be known as a modern tourist hotspot, but you’ll find lots of history here too. There are traditional whitewashed Andalusian buildings, an old Arab fortress and plenty of Moorish architecture.
With a staggering number of top quality courses in easy reach, plenty of people come to Marbella for the golf alone. But there are lots of other activities on offer – from horse riding to skiing.
As a favourite destination for the stars, the likes of Versace and other high profile brands make sure they have exclusive outlets in Marbella. You’ll find shopping malls and department stores too.
If you’re visiting Gibraltar on a day trip, don’t forget to take your passport. You’ll need it to get through border control.
Top tip from SLH