things to do in Marbella

As well as great beaches, stunning scenery and of course, some excellent golf courses, there are plenty of things to do in Marbella. Whatever your tastes, the resort has something for everyone. Take your pick from our list of the top ten things to do in Marbella.

Enjoy the beach

The beach inevitably pops up on this list and you’re certainly spoilt for choice in Marbella. From luxury beach clubs to family-friendly sands with quiet beaches in between, you’ll find a beach to suit in Marbella. For the very best, make a blue-flag beach. 

Go shopping

Marbella ranks among the best places for shopping on the Costa del Sol. Whether you’re looking for luxury boutiques from the world’s best fashion houses in Puerto Banús or traditional small shops in Marbella Old Town, the resort is a great destination for a spot of retail therapy. Discover the best places to go shopping in Marbella.  

Play golf

Not for nothing is Marbella one of the top golfing destinations in Europe. With a year-round climate that offers perfect conditions for play and some of Spain’s best golf courses, a round of golf just has to be on the list of the top things to do in Marbella. Book yours now 

Wander the Old Town

There’s plenty more to Marbella than beaches and shopping. Take the Old Town, for example, with its traditional Andalusian style architecture and lovely squares. Be sure to take a stroll round it when you visit.

Visit the area

At the heart of the Costa del Sol Marbella has a privileged position in easy reach of lots of other great resorts and places to visit. Take a look at our list of recommended day trips from Marbella and start planning your visits.

Dine on fine food

Over the last few years, Marbella has built something of a foodie reputation. With several Michelin-starred restaurants in town and lots of fine dining venues, it makes sense to put food on your list of things to do in Marbella. Whatever your culinary tastes from fresh fish and seafood to nouvelle cuisine, you’ll find it on a plate in Marbella.

Try some tapas

And while we’re on a foodie note, if you fancy a quick bite, Marbella has an excellent choice of tapas bars. While you’re strolling round the Old Town, pop into one of the bars – some have been there for years – and try some of the local tapas. As well as Spanish staples such as tortilla and ensaladilla rusa, you’ll also find pintxos (Basque tapas), seafood, meat and veggie bites.

Take in some culture

Marbella has a surprisingly busy cultural scene and year-round too so there’s always something to see and do whenever you visit. The resort is home to several museums, interesting monuments and a full calendar of cultural events. Why not take in some engravings by Miró and Picasso? Or admire the mosaics at the Roman villa in Puerto Banus? Or enjoy some live-music?

Enjoy a boat trip

If you like sailing or just taking a trip on the water, Marbella offers lots of possibilities. You can hire a boat at one of the marinas or catch the catamaran ferry between Marbella and Puerto Banus. The journey offers great views of the coast and the mountains, and if you’re lucky, you’ll see some dolphins. Find out more. 

Get into the mountains

And last but not least on our list of the best things to do in Marbella are the mountains. Marbella is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery that’s easy and quick to reach. And even better, there are hikes and walks to suit all ages and abilities so there’s no excuse not to get into the mountains.

The easiest way to include all these top ten things to do in Marbella on your holiday isto book a stay at Río Real Golf. 

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