Marbella’s Cosmopolitan Feel
This seaside luxurious resort city in the South of Spain has one of the coolest reputations in the whole country. Marbella is home not only to the party scene or sightings of the rich and famous; it’s also known for its historical significance, beauty, and its incredible diversity. Glam & glitz might be the number one reason to visit, but you’d only be scratching the surface of this amazing seaside town. Imagine for one moment, a modern port side city, plenty of boutique shops, blue flag beaches, international restaurants along with bars, bistros and art galleries – all located close to the Mediterrean Sea. But, only a short walk up behind you, you find La Plaza de los Naranjos, known as the Orange Square amongst the small cobbled pedestrian streets – this is old town, and you get to see two sides to Marbella unlike anywhere else.
Marbella’s Chill Factor
One thing you might not know about Marbella is how incredibly affordable it is for tourists. Even though it stands tall on a reputation of glamour and glitz, Marbella presents something for everyone, including the whole family. The “old town” is bustling with shoppers all day, and people love relaxing on the golden sunny beaches sipping on a cocktail. The night life in Marbella holds its own excitement as well, with the dance clubs, bars and bistros coming alive in a city that seems to never sleep. You might want to take a tour of Marbella in a horse drawn carriage, you can find them right on the corner in front of Marbella Park. Explore Puerto Banus, which sits just west of Marbella, and is known the world over for its expensive and luxurious yachts.
Marbella seems to mix together locals and tourists each year with absolute ease, and it is at the annual fair where you can immerse yourself in the cultural diversity the city is known for. Enjoy traditional sangria’s, chilled beer, flamenco, an array of colours where everyone walks past you with big smiles on their faces. Between the months of June and September, you can split Marbella in two and fully immerse yourself in the experience. You can hit the beach and the Old Town, while exploring the in between areas with designer shops, small designer boutiques, and fabulously traditional Spanish cafes – there are loads to choose from! In the winter months or out of season, Marbella is still incredibly vibrant with still more to enjoy for the whole family even!