What to do in Marbella – 5 tips for the perfect stay

Marbella or Marbs: a town on the Andalusian Costa del Sol in Spain. In the summer not only highly coveted, but also famous for exclusive parties, holidays and premium residencies. In Marbella, luxury villas and luxury cars string together and are followed by the Puerto Banús yacht harbour and a numerous of fantastic beaches. The city stands for exclusivity and is known for a long lasting and well-known hotspot. In the following article, we will give you 5 tips to make your trip on the Andalusian coast to an unique experience and give you examples what to do in Marbella. Move over Miami, step aside Ibiza, there’s a new home to unique pool parties, beach clubs and dreamful properties! It’s your turn, Marbella!


  1. Beach club tips

In Marbella there are a lot of beach clubs. You usually spend there an entire day with good music and soul food. From the afternoon on, the atmosphere turns into a hilarious party that ends in the very late evening. Famous hotspots are e.g. the Nikki Beach Club or Funky Buddha Beach Club as well as the Puro Beach Club or the Ocean Club. These clubs are all in central Marbella and offer the perfect combination of relaxing lounge atmosphere and party vibes. What else do you want?

  1. Exclusive living

Multifaceted and exclusive living! Marbella offers a variety of districts with breathtaking villas. In the very west is the sophisticated district of La Zagaleta, which became the most expensive urbanization in Europe. Another tip is Nagüeles and the so-called golden mile, also positioned in the western part of the city. Engel & Völkers is represented at these locations and offers a diverse real estate portfolio with unique properties and villas. To give you a small foretaste, we have selected three exciting properties for you. This exclusive property in Nagüeles has a palace-like exterior front, was built only in 2014 and has an incredible total area of ​​4,903 m². In La Zagaleta is this modern luxury property with a fantastic sea view. A combination of high-quality, modern design turns this property into a highlight! In La Alquería, also in the west of the city, is this dream property. The 837 sqm property has the most modern architecture, stylish interiors and a 360° panoramic view over the Mediterranean.

You want to see more real estate? Here you can find more exclusive properties around and in Marbella. Take a look!

Photograph by Wayne ChasanPhotograph by Wayne Chasan

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Shopping tips

Numerous individual, spanish boutiques are located in the beautiful old town of Marbella. Here you can stroll around and shop what the heart desires. Other beautiful boutiques and shops are located in Puerto Banús on Calle Ribera. There is also a shopping centre called Marina Mall, which has many international shops and designers and leaves nothing to be desired.

  1. Food and drinks

Spanish food is served with a variety of dishes, from tapas to steak up to crema catalana. Marbella offers everything of this in excess. Numerous high-quality restaurants are located in Nagüeles or directly at the marina in Puerto Banús. A secret tip is the La Cabaña in Nagüeles, a small argentine steak house where they grill on an open flame. For steak lovers –  just the right decision!

  1. The nature and the hinterland

You prefer pure nature? No problem! The hinterland of Marbella and the surroundings of Ojén, Monda and Istán are covered by the Sierra Blanca and are the perfect hiking area. Along the Costa del Sol it is the closest mountain to the sea. The highest peaks of the Sierra even exceed 1,200 m and offer a fantastic view over the city. The area is rich in flora and fauna, and some even describe the area as a small Noa ark, where some of the endangered species from the animal and plant world have survived. Here grow wild orchids and you wander along rugged waterfalls. Our tip: definitely worth an adventure!

To conclude, it can be said that …

Marbella is one of the most highly coveted hotspots in Europe and is also well known all over Europe. The exclusivity and charm of the city offers an unique experience. Take a look at the famous villas, the numerous beach clubs and experience the andalusian cuisine and all its diversity. Enjoy a shopping tour at the marina of Puerto Banús or explore the andalusian hinterland from Ojén to Istán.

You do not only want to travel to Marbella but also looking for a suitable second home there? Do not hesitate contacting the Engel & Völkers Team Marbella directly and be sure to get the best result according to your requirements and needs.

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