Over the years and changes in style and modernisation, Marbella still holds its reputation as being one of the favourite playgrounds for the rich and famous.
Although somewhat modernised and a very international town, many people fail to realise that Marbella still maintains its traditional Spanish roots and customs. A cosmopolitan area, the stunning town of Marbella offers its stunning architecture and history as opposed to tacky glamour.
Marbella especially boasts its very Mediterranean architecture in the oldest parts of its town, found mostly in the backstreets away from the main drag. The older areas feature narrow, cobbled streets, beautiful porcelain pots having off the walls, small boutiques, traditional restaurants and tapas bar, and much more.
Next to the beach, we can find one of the most stunning promenades that the Costa del Sol has to offer, with small restaurants and traditional chiringuitos, as well as a booming nightlife right on the Mediterranean coastline.
Marbella is probably the centre of the Costa del Sol, and therefore is the capital of entertainment. Golf is a common sport played on the Costa, hence its nickname the Costa del Golf, and the Marbella area offers challenging golf courses to professional and ameteur golfers alike. In fact, there is an extensive array of sporting activities offered in Marbella and its surrounded areas, including world-class tennis and watersports.
Marbella is also home to one of the biggest shopping centres on the Costa del Sol: the modern La Cañada can be found just behind Marbella town, and houses big names and high street chains such as Zara, Mango and H&M, as well as smaller, authentic and classy boutiques.
For anyone looking for an incredibly fun town with an authentic Spanish feel to it, Marbella is the place to be!
Málaga International Airport: 40 minutes
Gibraltar International Airport: 1 hour
Monte Paraíso Golf is the closest
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