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MarbellaSpain

Visit this upscale stretch of coast to sunbathe, spot celebrities or explore the archaeological heritage of this former Moorish settlement.

The pretty town of Marbella is part of the Spanish Riviera. Come here to enjoy a luxurious beach vacation on the popular Mediterranean coast and take in the many historic sights. While only about 140,000 people call Marbella home, the nearly 1 million visitors that come here each year make it a bustling city. Laze on the beach, or go shopping or sightseeing in this charming hot spot on the Costa del Sol.

If you need a break from swimming and sunbathing, stroll along the Paseo Maritimo boardwalk alongside the beach. Or, sit by the Alameda Park fountain, which is surrounded by a square that has benches covered with mosaics depicting local history. The area’s diverse background is also reflected in ancient landmarks, with Roman baths and bridges, stylish Moorish architecture, and early Christian churches.

Walk through the Casco Historico (Old Town) to get a glimpse of traditional Spain and admire the 16th-century Town Hall. At the Plaza de los Naranjos, visit the Tourist Information office to see which festivals are on during your stay. See works by Picasso, born in nearby Málaga, at the Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo or admire Dalí’s sculptures along Avenida del Mar. For a typical Spanish treat, order tapas while watching Spanish dancing on Alameda Square.

Celebrities and the jet set have been attracted to Marbella since the 1970s. Stars such as Antonio Banderas, Sean Connery and Rod Stewart have called the city home, and today you can mingle with the super-rich on the Golden Mile.

Marbella is located in Andalucia, an autonomous region in the south of Spain. The climate is mild, with hotter days from June to August. The Málaga airport is a 40-minute drive away. If you don’t have your own transport, use buses or the licensed, metered taxis to get around. If you rent a car, note that parking is expensive.

Marbella is the jewel of the Costa del Sol, offering beaches combined with luxury and historic charm.

Where to stay in Marbella

Top Hotels in Marbella

Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus
Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus
5 out of 5
C/ Edgar Neville, s/n, Nueva Andalucía, Puerto Banus, Marbella, Malaga
The price is CA $158 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11

Located in Puerto Banus, this beachfront aparthotel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Puerto Banus Marina and Real Club de Golf Las Brisas. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,208 reviews)

"Property very God excellent location. Pool area very good. Bars expensive. Plus our airport transfers did not turn up."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 15, 2020

Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus
Senator Marbella Spa Hotel
Senator Marbella Spa Hotel
4 out of 5
Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, Parcela 97, Marbella, Málaga
The price is CA $70 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Golden Mile, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Playa de Casablanca, Marbella Old Town and Orange Square. Marbella Marina and Venus Beach are ...

4/5Very Good! (348 reviews)

"Really nice rooms and beautiful hotel. Really recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2020

Senator Marbella Spa Hotel
Puente Romano Beach Resort
Puente Romano Beach Resort
5 out of 5
Bulevar Principe Alfonso Von Hohenlohe, S/N, Marbella, Malaga
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $368 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Nestled on the beach, this Golden Mile hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of King Abdul Aziz Mosque, Puerto Banus Beach and Puerto Banus Marina. Marbella Old Town and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (409 reviews)

"The room on this occasion was very damp and had not been yet refurbished.I think perhaps that the old style rooms are given to booking sites. BOOK DIRECT. They will give you the same price if you ask ....."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2019

Puente Romano Beach Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Marbella

Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus
Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus
5 out of 5
C/ Edgar Neville, s/n, Nueva Andalucía, Puerto Banus, Marbella, Malaga
The price is CA $158 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11

Located in Puerto Banus, this beachfront aparthotel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Puerto Banus Marina and Real Club de Golf Las Brisas. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,208 reviews)

"Property very God excellent location. Pool area very good. Bars expensive. Plus our airport transfers did not turn up."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 15, 2020

Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus
Aparthotel Puerto Azul
Aparthotel Puerto Azul
3 out of 5
Calle Camilo Jose Cela, 3, Marbella, Malaga
The price is CA $72 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

Located in Marbella City Centre, this beachfront aparthotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Marbella Marina and Venus Beach. Marbella Old ...

4.2/5Excellent! (513 reviews)
Amazing hotel, amazing view,amazing staff.

"Super super super oustanding, clean room , employees extraordinary, im coming back, I recommended."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020

Aparthotel Puerto Azul
HTL10 - Corona
HTL10 - Corona
3 out of 5
Urbanización Marbesa, 1, Marbella, Malaga

Located in Urbanización Marbessa, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Playa de las Chapas and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Cabopino Beach. Playa de Artola ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"la vue sur la mer le soir et le soleil, les aboiements d'un chien tous les jours et l,insonorisation de la résidence le panneau de la vente pour l'appartement voisin qui claque toute la nuit lorsqu'il y a du vent"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 17, 2019

HTL10 - Corona
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Marbella

Top things to do in Marbella

Reviews of Marbella

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 8, 2020

Marbella is a nice size town for relaxing walks and fairly good tapas. It’s beautiful beach front promenade is a real treat!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 18, 2019

We loved it! Might go back and stay the winter! Just like Hawaii but not as hot, and very pleasant in the winter, Also when we are high season in Hawaii or Florida during our winter months, they are low season so appreciate tourists .

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jul 9, 2019

dont go to this hotel not worth the money

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Jun 26, 2019

Better beaches on the other side of Malaga.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jun 13, 2019

Marbella is a beautiful city with great atmosphere, friendly people, fine dining and an amazing beach. I would definitely go back and spend more time there.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 27, 2019

We did not rent a car this holiday. We went on a couple of day trips which were fabulous. We really enjoyed walking all around Marbella and visiting the local sites. The restaurants were amazing and the night life was available whenever we wanted,

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