If you are planning to visit the Costa del Sol once the restrictions are lifted (hopefully sooner rather than later), and if you can drag yourself out of your luxury event villa in Marbella, you will find a wealth of fabulous things to see and do within easy reach of your accommodation.
7 of the best things to do near Marbella include:
Ronda is one of the most stunning white towns in Andalucia.
The three bridges that span the 120ft gorge are the most well-known and the tallest one is Puente Nuevo. The Arabic baths are also worth a visit as they date back to the 13th century, and the Plaza de Toros bullring, is one of the oldest in Spain. Reach Ronda by car in just 1 hour from Marbella.
Sushi & Cocktails at a Marbella beach club
Sipping a porn star martini or strawberry daiquiri at one of Marbella’s beach clubs is probably one of the coolest things to do in this glitzy town during summer time. Spend a day at the world-famous Nikki Beach Marbella or the Ocean Club for a taste of Marbella at its glitziest. Spend the soaking up the sun and choose from a delicious choice of sushi and fresh seafood for the ultimate beachside experience.
Nueva Andalucia Market
Nueva Andalucia Market takes place every Saturday around Centro Plaza Shopping Centre and is a mecca for shopaholics, looking to bag a bargain. Make a day of it and enjoy lunch at one of the many vibrant restaurants near the market, serving everything from all-American burgers to traditional tapas and pub grub. Stalls sell leather goods, handbags, shoes, handicrafts, ceramics, jewellery and much more.
Chilling out in Puerto Banus
If you’re nosey and enjoy people-watching, there is no better place to park yourself than in one of the water-side bars in Puerto Banus marina. Soak up the sun on a bar terrace and look out for celebrities and famous sporting stars who often anchor their yachts at the port or pose in their souped-up Bentleys. If you are feeling flush, why not charter a yacht for the day? A great place for hen party, family holiday or wedding in Marbella.
A tapas tour is a tasty way to while away an afternoon or evening in Marbella. Explore the back streets and the old town for some of the best tapas bars in southern Spain, offering local favourites such as baby red peppers stuffed with tuna, small plates of paella, Spanish omelette and delicious cured ham.
Ski in Sierra Nevada
You can reach the Sierra Nevada mountain range in just over 2 hours from Marbella. Ski, snowboard or toboggan on over 100 runs for all abilities. The main season usually starts in November and lasts until April.
Malaga – what a city! Just a 40 minute drive from Marbella, this vibrant city is stuffed with history, architecture and award-winning restaurants. Visit the Picasso Museum which hosts some of the artist’s most famous and stunning works of art, the breath-taking cathedral and the famous Calle Larios, the city’s main shopping street – packed with designer shops and some of the best restaurants in southern Spain.
2021 is set to be a record-breaking year for the number of visitors coming to the Costa del Sol. If you are looking for a Marbella wedding venue or a luxury villa for corporate events in Marbella, enquire now for the best rates and availability.