The Marbella Experience
Fun in the sun & surf
Marbella simply woudn't be Marbella without one thing: the beach! Grab a towel and some sunscreen and claim your patch of sand anywhere along the endless kilometers of golden beaches. Soak up the sun, take a swim, or partake in any of the range of watersports and aquatic activities available.
Enjoy a bit of Asia
Certainly one of Marbella's more peculiar offerings, the Museo del Bonsai (Bonsai Museum) makes for a surprisingly enjoyable visit... Plus, it's free! The museum features one of the Europe's largest collections of these tiny, meticulously groomed trees. Adding to the distinctly Asian feel are lily ponds, streams, weeping willows and rock plantings.
Hit the links
Grab your clubs and drive, chip and putt your way through a few sunny hours. With nearly 50 pristine golf courses located within a 45-minute drive, Marbella is truly a golfer's paradise!
Bask in luxury... even if from afar!
From designer stores like Gucci and Armani to jaw-dropping celebrity homes, massive yachts and swanky restaurants, luxury is the name of the game in Marbella. For a real feel for the glitz and glamor, check out the famous "Golden Mile" linking Marbella with ritzy Puerto Banus, so-named in part for the stretch of golden sand and in part for the seafront mansions - vacation properties of the rich and famous - worth more than most of us folks can even dream about!
Take a seaside stroll
Marbella has a famous seaside promenade - the "Paseo Marítimo" - that hugs 6 kilometers of the city's spectacular coastline. With beautiful sea views and dotted with shops, palm trees and outdoor cafés, this Marbella favorite is an unbeatable spot for people-watching, strolling and enjoying coastal life.