Spain’s equivalent to St Tropez, Marbella is a glamorous resort town on the Costa Del Sol. While Marbella’s main tourism draw card is undoubtedly it’s 26km of gorgeous sandy beaches, there is far more to see and do here. Take a stroll along the Paseo Maritimo boardwalk, stop for a spot of people watching in Los Naranjos Square, watch a bullfight in Plaza de Toros or soak in the atmosphere at buzzing José Banús Port. When hunger strikes, head for one of Marbella’s excellent cafes, tapas bars or restaurants. Gambas al ajillo (prawns with garlic) is a popular choice, as are paella (rice with saffron, meat, fish or both), fritura malagueña (fried fish with aioli) and gazpacho (cold tomato soup.) If you choose self-catering Marbella accommodation, you can also save money on dining out by stocking up on gourmet delights at the Marbella Market. Not only will you get to try and buy incredible fruit and vegetables, cheeses, olives, meat and fish, you’ll get to shop amongst the locals for a true taste of Marbella life.
When to go to Marbella
With 325 days of sunshine each year, Marbella is a great year round holiday destination. Summer brings tourists looking for a healthy injection of serious sun, while the weather in autumn and spring is a little more mild but no less lovely.
Getting to and around Marbella
Most tourists arrive in Marbella via flights to Malaga Airport. Once in Marbella, it’s easy to get around on foot, although other transport options include taxi, bus and train.
Where to stay in Marbella
When choosing accommodation in Marbella, villas and apartments offer a far superior alternative to expensive hotel rooms. Renting your very own Marbella villa or apartment means you’ll not only save money, but enjoy the ultimate in space, freedom and privacy. HouseTrip has a number of quality self catering apartments and villas in Marbella, from compact apartments suitable for couples to huge, luxurious villas ideal for families and groups of friends. Plus, booking your Marbella accommodation with HouseTrip is easy – you can do it in as few as six clicks.