Barcelo Marbella

The Barcelo Marbella is a great base for all holidaymakers. Nearby, you have a great choice of 18-hole golf courses, but you can also enjoy a rally or two on the hotel’s paddle-tennis court, sunbathe on a daybed or book in for a pampering session at the spa.

With palms, a wooden bridge and thatched parasols, the pool area is distinctly tropical. The main pool has a sloping edge for little ones, and they’ve also got a pool to themselves.

As well as a pool bar, there’s a buffet restaurant for main meals. After dinner, you can watch big games in the sports bar, play bingo or enjoy magic shows and mini-discos.

Overview of San Pedro de Alcantara

Also known simply as San Pedro, the resort of San Pedro de Alcantara is the perfect base for a holiday to the Costa del Sol.

Although it’s one of the coastline’s smaller towns, its location means it’s easy to reach larger destinations like Marbella and Estepona. Plus, you’re only half-an-hour away from the natural beauty of the Serrania de Ronda mountain range. From the Barcelo Marbella, you can see a different location every day.

It’s not just the location that makes the resort popular, though, and you’ll love the great choice of golden beaches, beautiful restaurants and lively bars.

Things to do in San Pedro de Alcantara

The Barcelo Marbella is cocooned by the greenery of the Guadalmina Golf Club.

San Pedro de Alcantara is a place of two halves – the town centre is traditionally Spanish and is full of tapas bars and quiet streets, while on the front, it’s all about the 5km stretch of sand that’s flanked by souvenir shops and bars.

It’s also easy to explore the rest of the Costa del Sol. A taxi will get you to glitzy Puerto Banus in 10 minutes, or it takes around 20 minutes to reach the upmarket destination of Marbella. With a stay in San Pedro de Alcantara, there’s plenty to keep you and your family entertained!

Resort Summary

Marbella’s vast choice of 24 beaches, nestled among 25 kilometres of coastline, range from exclusive party zones to family-friendly areas where you can enjoy some simple bucket-and-spade fun. La Fontanilla beach is probably the most popular in Marbella and can get very busy. However it does have a great atmosphere and exceptional facilities. East Marbella is especially well known for its beaches. For a family-friendly stretch of sand you should seek out Cabopino – a safe and popular beach with sand quality just right for building castles.

On Guadalmina beach you’ll find lots of watersports to try as well as some beautiful historic ruins. And then there’s the famous Nikki Beach, which is one of the best luxury beach clubs in the world and home to the ultimate Marbella beach party experience. It has world-class DJs and acrobats to watch while sipping champagne cocktails underneath your own bamboo cabana. La Sala by the Sea – formerly Buddha Beach – in the exclusive Marbella port of Puerto Banus has two tropical bars that overlook the Mediterranean which provides the perfect backdrop for a party.