Marbella/Costa del Sol, Spain

  • Quite literally the “Coast of the Sun,” Costa del Sol is fancied for its mild climate and lavish beach life.
  • Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, Marbella has been attracting the rich and famous for decades.
  • Boasting Michelin star restaurants, luxury shopping options, famed golf courses, and world-class nightlife, there’s no reason to leave the city.
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Sierra Blanca's Golden Foothills

On the elegant southern coast of Spain, vacationers flock to the sun-drenched Andalusian port of Marbella year-round, thanks to its inviting weather and well-groomed beaches. Spend an evening strolling through the Old Quarter, marked by ancient Moorish ruins, cobblestone streets, and charming plazas housing fine restaurants and boutiques. Marbella’s claim to fame is its beaches: El Fuerte and La Fontanilla are the two most popular. The sleepy town is also an excellent jumping-off point for outdoor recreation, such as canyoneering, rappelling, and ATV tours, in the Sierra Blanca foothills.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP)
  • International Opera Festival
    August
  • Time Zone
    Central European
  • Marbella Carnival
    February
  • Climate
    Mediterranean

Fresh Things to Do

Featured Activity


  • The Golden Mile

    Along the western edge of Marbella and spanning 4 miles to connect to Puerto Banús, the Golden Mile is a fully-developed string of luxury villas, businesses and a golf course. From this vantage point are some of the best views of the whole city. Many visitors to Marbella enjoy a leisurely stroll along its paths to take in the sights and sounds of the coast.

    Avenida del Mar. A pedestrian area named the Paseo Maritimo features waterfalls, peaceful benches for sitting and expansive views of the sea below. Adding to its splendor is a collection of sculptures by none other than Salvador Dali himself. Near the Paseo Maritimo you will find a variety of dining options.

    Puerto Deportivo. At this harbor, find the booth that sells tickets to pay for a boat trip to Puerto Banús or continue your walk to Playa de la Fontanilla, a clean and well-cared for beach.

    Take a break. A new shopping complex accommodates salons, movie theaters and boutiques. Coffee lovers will appreciate the variety of options and stop for a mid-walk cappuccino.

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Travel Tips

Weather


  • Forecasting Your Costa del Sol Vacation

    The weather in Costa del Sol is best described as mild, with locals sporting shorts even in the winter months. Autumn and spring have light winds but the area enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually. An ideal month for swimming in the sea is August, when the average temperature near the shore is a warm 73 degrees.

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Map of Marbella/Costa del Sol, Spain

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