Updated: Jul 17
Located on Costa del Sol, southern Spain, Marbella is one of the most exclusive and glamorous Spanish resorts.
With around 320 days of sunshine a year and warm Mediterranean climate, Marbella attracts thousands of sun worshipers and beach lovers all year round.
Marbella's 27 kilometers long coastline is known for its Blue Flag beaches, upscale hotels, expensive residential complexes, renowned golf courses and numerous fine dining venues.
Marbella offers plenty of activities to enjoy - shopping in the luxurious boutiques, strolling in the charming Old Town, dining in the distinguished restaurants, or having fun at the trendy beach clubs.
Between Marbella and Puerto Banus there is 7 km. stretch known as the Golden Mile or Paseo Maritimo, festooned with palm trees, sandy beaches, sophisticated restaurants and 5-star hotels, and is an ideal place for an evening walk.
If the priority is relaxation and enjoying the sea, there are 23 beaches in Marbella to choose from.
In central Marbella the most popular beaches are:
La Fontanilla beach, La Venus beach, El Faro beach, Casablanca beach, Nagüeles Beach, La Bajadilla and El Cable Beach.
Beaches in the East:
Bounty Beach, Playa de Alicate, Los Monteros, Playa Hermosa, Real de Zaragoza, Playa de las Chapas, Cabopino and Nikki Beach.
Beaches in the West:
Nueva Andalucia Beach, Guadalmina Beach, San Pedro de Alcántara Beach, Cortijo Blanco Beach and Puerto Banus beaches.
Marbella's beaches offer zones for free sunbathing, as well as zones with sunbeds and umbrellas to rent.
The nearest airport to Marbella is Malaga airport.
The Avanza bus company runs a direct service from Marbella to Malaga city and Malaga airport. The journey takes around 50 min.