The beautiful marina and exclusive city of Marbella is just a 30km drive from Malaga Airport. The city of Marbella is a popular sunshine holiday destination with wealthy European tourists. Marbella marina is a playground for the rich and famous and it’s here that day-trippers come to eye-up their expensive toys. However, there’s more to Marbella than shiny yachts and flashy sailing boats. A little exploration uncovers fascinating cultural attractions and an exciting shopping scene. Perhaps surprisingly, many of the city’s most appealing tourist sites offer free admission. A stroll around Parque de la Alameda is a cheap way to while away a few hours. It’s possible to see some works by the artist Salvador Dali for free here.
In the old quarters of the town you’ll find Villa Romana de Rio Verde & Las Bovedas, an ancient Roman Villa dating back to the 1st and 2nd centuries. Interested visitors can avail of free guided tours. Las Murallas del Castillo Moorish castle will also impress those fascinated by the old town’s history.
Marbella is a hive of decadence and excess and those on budget will find that shopping here doesn’t come cheap. However, those ready and willing to splash the cash will find that Puerto Banus offers a dream shopping experience. Here many exclusive and elegant designers clothing stores have set up shop.
Finally, no journey to Marbella would be complete without a visit to one of the city’s fine beaches such as Guadalmina, Linda Vista and San Pedro De Alcantara.