The luxury travel guide for Marbella
Marbella in the Costa del Sol has a very nice mild climate all year round and is one of the classiest and most exclusive places in Europe. As the rich and famous are home here it offers everything that a glamour heart can possibly ask for. Its high-quality fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, luxurious villas which lie along the beautiful waterfront, the high-class clubs and the numerous luxury yachts which are home to Spain’s most luxurious marina just invite for a perfect summer holiday. But not only the infrastructure here is marvelous, Marbella has a stunningly beautiful natural setting with its dreamy beaches, the Sierra Blanca mountains and the charming old town which invite for many kinds of activities. Paradizo has been providing luxury villas in Marbella for many years and we thought to share some insights with you to make your stay an unforgettable experience.
Marbella is home to some of the best restaurants of the Costa del Sol with its big offer of Mediterranean cuisine, traditional tapas, fine dining, beach bars and Michelin-star establishments. We recommend the Micheline star restaurant Messina which is located between the Casco Antiguo and the seafront which provides world class Spanish cuisine with a touch of Italian style. For Mediterranean cuisine, you should visit the Dani Garcia Restaurant which is another Micheline stared restaurant which is using food science-inspired methods and has a marvelous outdoor space with white furnishing and a beautiful garden. If you seek a refreshment at the seafront you should visit the outdoor café-restaurant Cappuccino under the Don Pepe Hotel. The perfect spot at the promenade for a brunch or coffee with its beautiful white wicker chairs and the gorgeous ocean view.
Marbella is home to 24 beautiful beaches that are stretched along the golden coastline of the Costa del Sol from Cabopino to San Pedro de Alcántara. The perfect place to practice water sports, visit beach bars, restaurants and just relax on the sun bathers. The most exceptional of all the beaches you can find in Puerto Banús and San Pedro Alcántara. They stretch along a beautiful promenade and are well equipped with water sports facilities, high class beach bars and restaurants, In the east is the Cabopino beach and port which is a popular kite surfing spot with a nudist part. In the west is the famous Nikki Beach with the most beautiful sandy golden beach of el Rosario. Just outside of Marbella is the Funny beach which provides many fun activities for old and young such as parasailing, water scooters, go karts and an amusement park.
Marbella the playground of rich and famous, of course is a real paradise when it is about shopping. The city of glamour brings up one designer store after the other and is home to many large shopping complexes. It has an excellent mix of independent boutiques, Spanish high street brands and luxury brands. You can also find numerous jewelry shops, accessory shops and décor shops here. If you are looking for something special and unique then you should visit the beautiful narrow streets of Marbella old town to find some designer boutiques, especially the ones that go off from Orange square. But the real paradise for shopping is Avenida Ricardo in Puerto Banus, in the center of Marbella with its designer stores such as Gucci, Versage, Missoni and some Spanish street brand shops. Stores in Marbella open around 9 am and close around 2 pm for a siesta. They reopen around 4pm, large shops are usually open during the siesta hours. On Sundays, most shops are closed.
Things to do
Marbella offers a wide variety of activities for old and young. One recommendation is to visit some of the inlands charming towns such as the village Ojen by heading up the mountains of the Sierra Blanca. It is only a 10-min drive from Marbella center and close to the stunning Sierra de las Nieves natural park. The perfect trip to get a feeling of the authentic Andalusian life. The Alameda Park is also wort a visit with its exotic trees and plants and the permanent exhibition of Dali. The Bonsai museum with a beautiful collection of Bonsai trees and the Ralli museum with its fantastic art from the Latin American artist are highly recommended. Marbella is also home of many Golf clubs such as Marbella Blub, Rio Real and Los Naranjos. The Marbella Beach Club is one of the jewels of Marbella and is a perfect way to experience the city whilst being close to the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
Private luxurious rentals in Marbella
This stunning 7-bedroom villa is providing enough space for up to 14 people and offers some stunning panoramic views. It is conveniently situated in a sought-after area of Nueva Andalusia within the Golf Valley, at short driving distance to Puerto Banus and Marbella. Perfect villa for demanding golfers or a large group of friends.
This is 6 bedroom villa is one of the most exceptional modern-contemporary designed and furnished detached villas situated in a privileged beachfront position, in the prestigious area of the Golden Mile in Marbella, within walking distance to Puerto Banús.
Stunning beachfront villa with panoramic views
This exclusive detached villa in Andalusian style merged with modern elegance is situated on the beautiful beach of El Rosario Playa at the East of Marbella. It consists out of 6 double bedrooms which provide enough space for up to 12 people. All rooms on the ground floor offer access to a large covered terrace.
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