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5 amazing things to see and do in Marbella

Whether you are planning a romantic stay in Marbella or you want to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary with your friends and family, you will find plenty of dreamy things to see and do in this thriving town.

Luxurious Marbella villas are among the most popular types of luxurious holiday rentals on the Costa del Sol, and are perfect for corporate events, family and group holidays and parties!

Five amazing things to see and do in Marbella include:

Boat trip

Take a boat trip from Marbella’s leisure port to Puerto Banus and stroll around the glitzy bars, shops and galleries in the fun capital of the Costa del Sol. If you are spending the day in Puerto Banus, soak up the sun on one of the long stretches of beach either side of the Marina or sample the delicious seafood in one of the waterside restaurants. If you want to get up close and personal with some wildlife, book a dolphin trip from Marbella.

Marbella Old Town

Probably the most romantic part of Marbella, the Old Town is stuffed with independent shops, boutiques and pavement cafés that spill out onto Orange Square and in the cobbled streets that lead off it. Sample the traditional tapas, sip a chilled sherry or watch the world go by in this ornate square – a great place for people watching! Make the most of your day and explore the narrow streets, lined with quirky galleries.

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Sunset over the sea

Wine, dine or both at one of the seaside beach bars (chiringuitos) and enjoy beautiful sunsets over the Mediterranean. Fish lovers should try the seafood paella, the local ‘boquerones al limon’ (lemon anchovies) or the fried squid, all accompanied by a jug or two of sangria to help your evening go with a bang. A walk along the beach after dinner is a starry-eyed way to finish your evening or if you want to dance ‘til dawn, hit the award-winning nightclubs in Puerto Banus.

Alameda Park

Situated in the centre of Marbella, the Alameda Park features an ornate fountain, beautiful flowers, palms and tall trees to shade you from the summer heat and plenty of exquisitely-tiled benches where you can rest and people-watch at your leisure. If you walk down the steps from the Alameda Park (seaside) you will find yourself on the Avenida del Mar, with its impressive Dali statues, leading down to the beach.

Day trip to Ronda

One of the most romantic destinations in Spain, Ronda is just a one-hour drive from Marbella and offers stunning scenery, breath-taking views from its 120m high gorge and a wealth of historical and cultural attractions – not to mention its fabulous tapas.

Puente Nuevo is the newest and largest of three bridges that span the 120-m (390-ft) chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda. For views of the 18th-century bridge itself, head to the Plaza Maria Auxiliadora.

Whatever time of year you decide to visit Marbella, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see and do. Book a luxurious Marbella villa with infinity pool and private chef if you are planning a special occasion in southern Spain’s glitziest resort.

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