Experience the down-to-earth side of the city with a visit to exquisite “Orange Square,” where historical buildings, little boutiques, art galleries, pubs and bistros dot the streets, and are full of activity from dawn to dusk. A jaunt down any of the city’s surrounding narrow streets of intermingled homes and shops will keep any visitor busy, where plenty of authentic restaurants offer a varied seafood, paella and tapas selection to cure any appetite.
Stroll towards the sea on the Avenida del Mar, an incredible coastal promenade that features upscale restaurants, magnificent landscaping, and truly captures the simplistic elegance that Marbella represents. Puerto Banus, west of the town, offers yachtside pampering and a slightly more commercial feel with renowned fashion houses and designer boutiques, a casino, marine observatory, cinema, bustling nightlife and much more.
Marbella is close by to major cities and legendary cultural centres: Malaga, Granada, Seville and via the port of Algeciras almost borders with Africa.
The town of Marbella enjoys a comprehensive communication network, not only by road (Granada, Cordoba, Cadiz y Seville are just an hour and a half distance using the highway), but also by plane (Malaga’s airport is only half an hour away from Marbella) or boat, thanks to its renowned yacht clubs.
If you want to stay at a hotel close-by:
Don Carlos Hotel