Marbella, also known as the St. Tropez of Costa Del Sol, is one of the most popular tourist venues in the Mediterranean. This chic Costa del Sol town boasts of sun drenched beaches, exotic resorts, beautiful locales, enchanting wildlife and a number of theme parks. One of the most famous aspects about Marbella is its picturesque setting, right below the Sierra Blanca Mountains as well as its beautiful coastline that stretches over 27 kms.
Marbella is famous for its Andalusian charm and beautiful white washed buildings as well. The remnants of a 9th century fortress and the beautiful orange trees also play a huge role in enhancing the region’s picturesque appeal.
Marbella has also managed to evolve itself over the years. There was a time when it was known to be a small village of fishermen. Today, it has emerged as one of the greatest cosmopolitan beach resort areas in Spain. This development began in the year 1960s when Marbella began to attract the moneyed people and the smart investors. As a result of continuous growth, the area managed to emerge as a major resort town and countless bars, cafes and restaurants also sprung up in Marbella over time. Such has been the area’s growth that Marbella boasts of having the highest per capita income in Europe and more Rolls Royces that any other city in Europe (except London).
The weather in Marbella is mostly warm and sunny, thereby making it an ideal place for sunbathing, sailing, golfing, holidays and honeymoons. Winters might bring a rare chill with them, but the weather becomes ideal for sitting by the sea for Tapas or strolling around the area. The months of March to September are the peak seasons for tourists looking to have a blast.
Modern day Marbella might be popular as the ideal holiday destination, but the old town is worth a watch as well. The Old City characterized by a 13th century castle, narrow streets, countless wine shops, bakeries and bars, hotels and some of the best tapas in town.
One of the most popular places to visit while in Marbella is Puerto Banus, a popular yachting spot located at a distance of 5 kms from the town. Other popular things to do include go-karting, tennis, golf, salsa, horse riding and quad biking. Once you get tired of the beaches and the adventure activities, you can always have a blast at one of the many bars and clubs that stay open from sunset till sunrise.