Marbella Travel Guide

Marbella Travel Guide: Known for sunshine and good times, Marbella is a city talked about all around the world! Here you can expect lively parties, the best golf courses in Spain, bustling art shows, sandy beaches, and just about everything in between!


There are so many things to do in Marbella! In this Marbella Travel Guide we could spend hours talking about the incredible activities you can find in our city. Ranging from family friendly activities like all the way to Nikki Beach and many more numerous iconic clubs, like Ocean Club. Marbella is one of the most exciting areas in the south of Spain for numerous reasons! As a matter of fact, there is so much to do you might just need a list!

Check out this ultimate guide to Marbella for the vacation of a lifetime:

Puerto Banús

As one of the most iconic stops in Marbella, Puerto Banús is one place you won’t want to miss! It has been seen on cinema screens plenty of times, and referenced in every ‘best night ever’ story in the area. It is a lively, eccentric, and unique area of Marbella that is lined with just a little bit of everything. From fine dining, fancy shops like Gucci, Dior, Louis Vuitton, to some of the best old cars outside of a car show! We have a great selection of properties in Puerto Banús for your holidays in Marbella, take a look.

Casco Antiguo (Old Town)

With an unbeatable Mediterranean and Andalucian vibe, Casco Antiguo, is one of the most interesting streets in all of South Spain. It has all the scenery and surroundings only travelers could dream of. Notably, with all that unique Andalucian twist. Whatever you choose to do in these thrilling streets, come with an appetite for adventure!

Golf Courses in Marbella

To understand why Marbella is the perfect holiday destination for golf lovers we’ve got to think of what the perfect conditions for playing golf usually are, weather and location play an important part in this. Costa del Sol alone offers more than 70 incredible golf courses, Marbella has some of the best in the area. They stand out for their comfort, high-level of quality and luxury and for their 5-star service.

In this Marbella Travel Guide we include some of the best golf courses:

  • Marbella Golf & Country Club
  • Los Naranjos Golf
  • Atalaya Golf & Country Club
  • La Quinta Golf
  • Aloha Golf
  • Las Brisas Golf
  • Flamingos Golf
  • Guadalmina Golf
  • Rio Real Golf
  • El Paraíso Golf

Themed Parks (ideal for families)

Not only Marbella, but also almost every town in Costa del Sol, has a theme park. Thanks to the sunny and warm weather, aquatic parks dominate the area.

A good example is Funny Beach, the park has a perfect chiringuito where adults and kids can enjoy great food and drinks while the rest of the family enjoys the games.  Water skiing and banana rides are some of the public’s favorites.

For Water Parks, in a short drive you can get to Mijas, where the incredible Mijas Aqua Park is located. A full day of fun is guaranteed here. With water games for adults and kids, this option is suitable for everyone!

Marbella’s Nightlife

It is no secret that Marbella’s luxury nightlife attracts thousands of tourists every year thanks to its incredible sophisticated clubs like, for example Olivia Valere’s, one of the most famous clubs in all Spain. On June, July and August the nightlife comes to life almost every day of the week. It’s not hard to go out and find a party going on somewhere.

But there’s also more to Marbella’s nightlife than that: There are also the best bars in Costa del Sol, perfect for a late night splashy cocktail with friends,  high-end cinemas with 5-star service, and many more options. In summer, many International DJ’s come to Marbella to make an appearance in some of the best beach clubs.

Stroll the Boardwalk from Estepona to Mijas

For those healthy and active tourists, Marbella’s broadwalk is a great option. Spread out from Estepona, all the way to the quaint seaside resort of La Cala de Mijas.  The unbeatable views towards the Mediterranean during the walk will take your breath away. The beachfront restaurants and cafés you will find, will invite you to take a few minutes and relax in front of the sea.

Visit the iconic La Concha

At 1200 meters above sea level, the mountain of La Concha is one of Marbella’s most recognized landmarks. The hike starts in Istan, from Marbella, take the highway A-7 and the exit 176. Then follow the road MA-427 to Istan and the hotel Altos de Istan.

The first try can be hard, Key Real Estate strongly recommends hiring a professional to hike along La Concha with you.

SPA’s circuits for adults & kids:

Looking for a way to relax and rejuvenate during your holidays in Marbella? Look no further than in Marbella’s spa scene, where there’s a special treatment that for every member of the family! It’s no secret that Marbella offers incredible options for people looking to relax during their holidays. With a wide selection of 5* hotels offering SPA circuits and treatments, as well as SPA’s only for kids.

When the family needs some pampering time, the adults can go to the incredible Marbella Club Hotel, while the Kids enjoy a relaxing and fun day at Milk & Roses Spa for kids.

Treat yourself, treat your family, you deserve it!

Best plan: every luxury at your own private villa

Not all the fun happens on the exteriors! Marbella and Costa del Sol are mostly known for its luxury properties and incredible villas. Renting a holiday villa is the latest trend worldwide, not only it has a better value, but also it offers some unique features and benefits. If you come with your family or friends, the price per night will be significantly lower than staying on a luxury hotel. Rather than paying for 4 o 5 separate hotel rooms, you can rent a luxury villa in Marbella and spread the cost.

Let’s talk benefits! By renting your own private villa, you will have incredible features such as your own pool, GYM, SPA and even tennis court! You can choose your villa to meet your every need and desire. Do you want a private cinema room? Most of our villas have one! Imagine a poolside cocktail on an August summer night, watching the sunset with your loved ones while you chill on a jacuzzi.

Ready for your Marbella vacation? The best way to find out all of the best things to do in your holidays in Marbella and Costa del Sol is to explore them yourself! With this Marbella travel guide in hand, the next step is to rent the best property to make this holiday unforgettable from the start!

Key Real Estate offers the biggest portfolio of modern villas for your holiday rentals.

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Villa Banús: a modern villa for short rentals in Puerto Banus, Marbella


Villa Banús is a gorgeous villa located in the heart of Puerto Banús and only 100 meters from the famous and ...

  • 5 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 560m² Plot
  • 370m² built

From 3.300 € per week

Villa El Paraiso: modern villa close to the beach in New Golden Mile, Estepona


This brand new 4-bedrooms modern villa enjoys the perfect location: walking distance to the beach and inside the ...

  • 4 beds
  • 5 baths
  • 1.200m² Plot
  • 470m² built

From 3.900 € per week

Villa Sunset: Unique and beautiful villa in Nueva Andalucia


Villa Sunset: This marvelous villa for holiday rentals in Nueva Andalucía has marvelous panoramic views of La ...

  • 5 beds
  • 5 baths
  • 1.034m² Plot
  • 430m² built


Villa Verity: Stunning beachfront villa for rent in Golden Mile, Marbella


Villa Verity: an impressive beachfront villa for short term rent located in one of the most desirable zones in ...

  • 5 beds
  • 6 baths
  • 994m² Plot
  • 302m² built

From 20.000 € per week

Villa Santorini: Luxury, modern frontline beach villa in Costabella, Marbella


Villa Santorini: This amazing frontline villa located on the east side of Marbella is close to all amenities and ...

  • 6 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 850m² Plot
  • 382m² built

From 6.000 € per week

Villa Euphoria: Luxury beachfront villa in The Golden Mile, Marbella


This is one of the most exceptional modern-contemporary designed and furnished detached villas situated in a ...

  • 6 beds
  • 7 baths
  • 1.900m² Plot
  • 1.099m² built

From 15.000 € per week

Marvelous luxury villa for short term rentals in Aloha, Marbella


Ultra-luxury and modern villa for short term rentals in Aloha, Marbella. Ideally located just a few minute's ...

  • 8 beds
  • 7 baths
  • 1.200m² Plot
  • 800m² built

From 6.500 € per week