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Marbella

Things To Do In Marbella

Marbella is the epitome of glamour: from the super-yachts and super-cars lining the marinas and roads to the five-star hotels and gourmet restaurants. A swanky spot on the Costa del Sol, Marbella sits where the majestic Andalusian mountains meet the rich, warm Mediterranean Sea. It's the go-to place for the rich and famous thanks to its exclusive clubs, beautiful beaches and high-quality entertainment. Thanks to an influx of more affordable holidays, everyone can experience Marbella's glitz and glamour.

Wander around the charming Old Town

Marbella Old Town gives you an entirely different experience to the ultra-hip and modern clubs and restaurants lining the marina. Roam around the labyrinth of narrow streets and explore the delights in the charming Castilian renaissance square, Plaza de los Naranjos. You'll find many different cafes and restaurants serving traditional Spanish meals, tables and chairs nestled under the sweet-smelling orange trees. If you settle down for a while, you're sure to catch a flamenco show or performance on the Spanish guitar. Marbella Old Town is the perfect place to relax, unwind and watch the day go by.

Wander around the charming Old Town

Marbella Old Town gives you an entirely different experience to the ultra-hip and modern clubs and restaurants lining the marina. Roam around the labyrinth of narrow streets and explore the delights in the charming Castilian renaissance square, Plaza de los Naranjos. You'll find many different cafes and restaurants serving traditional Spanish meals, tables and chairs nestled under the sweet-smelling orange trees. If you settle down for a while, you're sure to catch a flamenco show or performance on the Spanish guitar. Marbella Old Town is the perfect place to relax, unwind and watch the day go by.

Play golf

With a huge number of top-class golf courses and resorts and a pleasant year-round climate, Marbella is heaven for golfers. You can choose from a number of championship courses, with at least 15 clubs within a half-hour drive from Marbella. Serious golfers will appreciate the course designs, created by some of the best names in the sport. And for novice or new golfers, there are many courses and schools to try – the most popular courses include La Quinta, Los Naranjos, Los Flamingos, Atalaya, Guadalmina, Rio Real and the famous El Paraiso.

Enjoy the theme parks

Marbella isn't just about relaxing on the beach and wandering around the shops – there's plenty of high-octane fun to be found, too. Choose from a variety of parks: fairgrounds, zoos, waterparks and high-speed rollercoasters. Funny Beach is the closest to the centre of Marbella, which has lots of fun, family-friendly rides. The two Costa Water Parks are brilliant inflatable obstacle courses floating in the sea, making them perfect for cooling off on hot days. Down the road is Benalmadena, which is home to a wide range of theme parks, including Tivoli World, a Butterfly Park and the Sea Life Centre.