Marbella Area Guides 

 

Marbella

The Golden Mile & The Old Town
 

Translated as Beautiful Sea, Marbella has for many years been the choice of the rich and famous – widely acknowledges as the Saint Tropez of Spain – Marbella is one of the most popular locations for global tourism. This stylish resort offers around 28 km of beaches, and is based within its own micro climate protected by the Sierra Blanca mountain range – the area is renowned for its stunning views of beaches and the dramatic backdrop provided by the "La Concha" mountain.

Marbella is a mixture of the old and the new, with stylish apartments lining the beachfront and traditional white washed Andalusian houses sheltering the cobbled streets of Marbella's Old Town. The bustling Plaza de los Naranjos in the Old Quarter, meaning "Orange Plaza" offers the widest range of restaurants and cuisine in the area combined with boutique shops and popular tapas bars. For the more adventurous the Marbella town also offers a variety of bars and discotheques which open until the early hours and which are frequented by a variety of different cultures. 

The Promenade located by the marina is the perfect place to dine or watch the world go by – and during the summer months is one of the busiest areas on the coastline. 

For those looking for high street shopping Avenida de Ricardo Soriano offers world renowned brands and boutiques, which leads to the famous “Golden Mile” between Puerto Banus and Marbella. Here you will find some of the most prestigious property on the coast and well renowned hotels such as the Marbella Club and Puente Romano. 

Marbella is situated just 50km from Malaga International airport, the journey takes approximately 25 minutes by car on the new toll road (the E15) the journey offers spectacular views and is rarely congested.