Things to do in

Marbella

Sunshine, warm waters, golden sand, and a luxurious touch await in the Costa del Sol’s best-known hotspot.

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7 highlights of Marbella

Find out for yourself why the Spanish town of Marbella, with both Andalusian and Moorish influences alike, is the Costa del Sol's top tourist destination.

  • Ermita de Santiago XV

    1. Ermita de Santiago XV

    Dating from the 15th century, this church is the oldest religious building in Marbella.

  • Golden Mile

    2. Golden Mile

    King Fahd's palace and some upmarket hotels are just some of the fancy buildings you can spot as you walk down this street on the way to Puerto Banus.

  • Puerto Banus

    3. Puerto Banus

    Visit luxurious shops and restaurants at this 1970s marina, a few miles just outside central Marbella, for a swanky Mediterranean experience.

  • Dali sculptures

    4. Dali sculptures

    See some of the master of Surrealism's signature unusual but brilliant sculptures down on Avenida del Mar!

  • Buggy Safari

    5. Buggy Safari

    Experience the rugged red countryside surrounding Marbella, traversing deserts and rivers!

  • King Abd el Aziz Mosque

    6. King Abd el Aziz Mosque

    This mosque was named after the first king of Saudi Arabia and is built in the Andalusian style - there are similar buildings in Fuengirola and Malaga!

  • Day trip to Morocco

    7. Day trip to Morocco

    Finally, if you've exhausted all that Marbella has to offer, just jump onto a ferry and see another continent. There are frequent day trips available to Tangier, Morocco.

Frequently asked questions about Marbella

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Planning Your Visit

  • Don't forget your passport

    If you are going to Morocco or even just to the nearby British colony of Gibraltar, you are subject to border control - don't forget your passport.

  • Stay safe in the sun

    It's hard to forget that the sun is shining, but remember to reapply sunscreen every hour to avoid nasty burns.

  • Dress code

    If you are visiting any places of worship, Islamic or Catholic, be sure to dress modestly as a sign of respect.

  • Drinking age

    The drinking age in Spain is 18, but children may be allowed to drink wine in restaurants with their parents.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    Known to have its own 'micro-climate', it stays fairly mild year round, basking in 320 days of sunshine. July and August can heat up and its a peak time to enjoy water sports. September through November it cools down and majority of tourists have left, leaving you more space at the beach!

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What people are saying about Marbella

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based on 2,357 reviews

Worked on the 2nd attempt. 1.Reservation unfortunately no tour took place. Great service from Getyourguide, was able to rebook immediately via chat. Top experience, Gibraltar as a place to visit is really worth seeing

Well-organized trip, nice staff. I kind of would have wanted to have more time in the destinations but that’s not a minus for the organisers of the trip itself. Would recommend this for everyone.

Guide Marceollo guided us through the gorge excellently with his information and with those who were afraid of heights! It's a great getaway if you're in Mallaga, definitely do it!!

Really interesting tour ,and great local knowledge by our guide Jose .Good value for money, would definitely recommend

Very knowledgeable guide, order in everything Top!