We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Best of Marbella Guide

Print this guide 
Marbella
In the chic, sun-drenched Costa del Sol town of Marbella, hints of its former Moorish occupation mingle with modern-day resort amenities. Bask on the sands of famous La Fontanilla beach or ricochet among the area's family-oriented water, wildlife and theme parks. Experience the Andalusian charm of the historic quarter, filled with whitewashed buildings, remnants of a ninth-century Arab fortress and fragrant orange trees. End a relaxing day with a dish of the cold almond soup ajoblanco and some of the region's excellent dessert wine.

All things to do » Things to do

Marbella Old Quarter
Marbella Old Quarter
This old neighborhood is full of romance, with narrow, winding cobblestone streets: great for evening strolls.
Attraction type: Neighborhoods
See nearby places to eat
Avenida del Mar
Avenida del Mar
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas
See nearby places to eat
Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion
Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
La Quinta Golf & Country Club
La Quinta Golf & Country Club
Owner description: La Quinta Golf & Country Club is designed by three time world champion and Ryder Cup winner, Manuel Piñero it is one of the most attractive courses in the area, accessible to all... more Owner description: La Quinta Golf & Country Club is designed by three time world champion and Ryder Cup winner, Manuel Piñero it is one of the most attractive courses in the area, accessible to all levels of play. It satisfies the amateur golfer in the same way as the professional. The speed of its greens is noteworthy, as is the quality of the service offered in the golf club.La Quinta has 27 holes, split among 3 nine hole courses, which are completely integrated into a splendid natural landscape of exceptional beauty, from which one can contemplate the Mediterranean Sea which bathes Marbella and the mountains which surround the Benahavís Golf Valley. The combination of these three courses give the golfer a wide choice of possible golf games.The course has been remodelled, both in its design and its technical installations, and has become one of the courses that hosts a European Tour event, testament to which are the various editions of the Benahavis Senior Masters or the Spanish Ladies Open which have been held at the course.The La Quinta Golf ACADEMY, founded in 1990 and pioneer on the Costa del Sol, is headed by Manuel Piñero. It is recognised both nationally and internationally, thanks to its top rate practice facilities and the professional teaching team which gives classes at the La Quinta Golf Academy.Additionally, the new restaurant service on offer at the La Quinta RESTAURANT, means that the golfer can not only enjoy a fabulous day of golf, but can also delight his palate with a wonderful culinary experience thanks to the various restaurants within the complex.Our VENUES are ideal for social Events, Receptions and Wedding celebrations. They enjoy ample natural light and excellent panoramic views of the golf course and the Marbella coastline. less
Attraction type: Golf Courses
Marbella Club Golf Resort
Marbella Club Golf Resort
Owner description: Marbella Club Golf Resort is a perfect blend of nature, golf, horse riding, unique restaurant and service excellence. It is located in a beautifull setting with gorgeous views... more Owner description: Marbella Club Golf Resort is a perfect blend of nature, golf, horse riding, unique restaurant and service excellence. It is located in a beautifull setting with gorgeous views over the African coast, Mediterranean Sea, Rock of Gibraltar and Benahavis Mountains, only a few minutes drive West of Marbella.The golf course was designed and built by famous golfer Dave Thomas. It is a par 72 course with amazing tee shots, breathtaking views and excellent fairways and greens. Most holes are separated by forestry areas so in most cases the player feels exclussively alone on the course. Marbella Club Golf Resort is owned by the best hotels in Marbella, Marbella Club Hotel & Thalasso SPA and Puente Romano Hotel. Only guests staying at either hotel, resort residents and a limitted number of visitors are allowed on the course each day to ensure privacy, excellent service and a peaceful round of golf.The Restaurant in the Club House is simply excellent. It is elegantly decorated in a colonial style and it has a friendly atmosphere.The new menu launched in november 2012 is innovative and diverse, from a selection of sandwiches to the finest fishes and most exclussive wines. less
Attraction type: Golf Courses

All places to eat » Places to eat

Links Bar Aloha Pueblo
Links Bar Aloha Pueblo
Ranked #1 of 854 restaurants in Marbella
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Fresca Passione
Fresca Passione
Ranked #2 of 854 restaurants in Marbella
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night
Momo Marbella
Momo Marbella
Ranked #3 of 854 restaurants in Marbella
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night
Garnacha
Garnacha
Ranked #4 of 854 restaurants in Marbella
Price: $20 - $40
Cuisines: European, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
El Patio De Mariscal
El Patio De Mariscal
Ranked #5 of 854 restaurants in Marbella
Cuisines: European, Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel-Apartamentos Puerta de Aduares
2.0 of 5
Hotel-Apartamentos Puerta de Aduares
$77 - $154 (EUR 57 - 115)
Ranked #10 of 77 hotels in Marbella
Show Prices
Hotel Finlandia
Hotel Finlandia
$72 - $88
Ranked #5 of 24 Marbella B&B and Inns
Show Prices
Hotel Lima Marbella
2.0 of 5
Hotel Lima Marbella
$60 - $121 (EUR 45 - 90)
Ranked #14 of 77 hotels in Marbella
Show Prices

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

La Villa Marbella - Charming Hotel
1.0 of 5
La Villa Marbella - Charming Hotel
$146 - $361 (EUR 109 - 269)
Ranked #1 of 77 hotels in Marbella
Show Prices
La Morada Mas Hermosa Hotel
2.0 of 5
La Morada Mas Hermosa Hotel
$113 - $240 (EUR 84 - 179)
Ranked #5 of 77 hotels in Marbella
Show Prices
Vincci Seleccion Estrella del Mar
5.0 of 5
Vincci Seleccion Estrella del Mar
$177 - $559 (EUR 132 - 416)
Ranked #6 of 77 hotels in Marbella
Show Prices

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Marbella Club Hotel
5.0 of 5
Marbella Club Hotel
$389 - $1,472 (EUR 290 - 1,096)
Ranked #7 of 77 hotels in Marbella
Show Prices
Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach
4.0 of 5
Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach
$177 - $419 (EUR 132 - 312)
Ranked #9 of 77 hotels in Marbella
Show Prices
Puente Romano Beach Resort Marbella
5.0 of 5
Puente Romano Beach Resort Marbella
$270 - $1,066
Ranked #11 of 77 hotels in Marbella
Show Prices

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.