Why holiday in Marbella?
You won’t be short of things to do in the daytime either. Love to splurge or do a spot of optimistic window shopping? Visit the Golden Mile of designer shops, which boasts labels like Gucci and Louis Vuitton. There’s the Puerto Banus marina to discover too, where you might see a movie star or two as they moor up. Not got a private yacht to call your own? No problem. You don’t need to be minted to make the most of Marbella. Budget-friendly attractions include the picturesque Plaza de los Naranjos in the old town, the Monday street markets and the Salvador Dali sculptures along the Avenida del Mar.
Beach holidays in Marbella
If atmosphere’s what you’re after, then Bounty Beach is for you. Located near the resort centre, this 1,300m long piece of paradise is popular with the younger crowd. Come here for clean, soft sand and Sunday-night beach parties. Nikki Beach is the place to see and be seen; think strutting your stuff on the sand and champagne as the sun sets.
For something a bit quieter but no less lovely, check out Alicate Beach to the east of Marbella. This is where film star Antonio Banderas lives, so see if you can spot a ‘Z’ written somewhere in the sand - if it’s good enough for Zorro, it’s good enough for us!
Food and Drink Marbella
Looking for a quick bite rather than a sit-down meal? Marbella’s signature snack is quite unusual. It’s called espetos de sardinas, and is best described as sardines on a stick. These skewers are placed in the sand to cook next to a fire, which gives them a unique smoky taste. For a tipple with a twist, order a tinto de verano. This is a mixture of wine and lemonade, served with ice and a slice of lemon – a favourite cocktail of Spanish locals.
Useful Info for Visiting Marbella
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