Marbella is one of the most international cities in southern Europe, a cosmopolitan place where coexist more than 137 countries which give the area an open and relaxed character. No one feels foreign in Marbella. Tourists are in the harmony of this city an ideal place to be part of a large international community which makes them to be as in your own home. Many of them choose to establish their residence here or spend long periods of time enjoying its hospitality and its privileged climate.In recent decades, luxury tourism has been strengthened to this small paradise in the South of Spain as a world reference for the most exclusive leisure. Currently, is a key destination for discerning visitors who see in its wonderful beaches and its care landscape an ideal place to find tranquility and fun, a place to enjoy the luxury and discretion. Its geographical location, in the heart of the Costa del Sol, make Marbella to enjoy a unique microclimate, making it one of the main attractions. Enjoy 320 days of sunshine a year and an annual average temperature ranging around 18 ° C is a privilege that make this area enjoy a high quality of life.
Marbella has acquired its international nature because of it’s extensive beaches. Getting tan lying in the Sun, sailing in the peaceful waters of the Mediterranean sea, dining at a restaurant on the beach or enjoy a drink in an exclusive club are some of the opportunities to enjoy of the almost 28 km of beaches of the Marbella coast , which is among one of the best coast of Malaga.
Most of the prestigious international beach clubs have also seen in Marbella a successful place for some of its most exquisite and luxurious spaces. Such as Nikki Beach, Ocean Club, Café del Mar or Marbella Beach Club offering every summer the best and most exquisite parties in the area.
In addition, the Marbella Coast has four marinas, Puerto Banus, Cabopino, La Bajadilla and Virgen del Carmen, where the most luxurious yachts are moored of the Spanish Coast. Also on these shores of the Costa del Sol’s best races are held.
An ideal microclimate during virtually 365 days a year make Marbella a reference for water sports in Espana.
Concerts of live music at the foot of the Arab wall, Roman archaeological sites or museums with works by international artists such as Picasso, Tapies, Miró and Chillida are within the broad cultural agenda that Marbella offers to the visitors, reflection of its history and its present, always at the vanguard of the art.
One of the obligatory stop is a visit to the old town, it’ s one of the most beautiful and best preserved of Andalusia . White streets and flowered balconies invite you to lose yourself among shops full of local handicrafts and Andalusian-style restaurants. The high point of this singular scenario is the famous Plaza de los Naranjos, where the City Council is situated (www.marbella.es).
Marbella has a rich and varied calendar of events throughout the year. As from the traditional fair of St. Barnabas, which takes place in June, up to the most luxurious and elitist parties that bring celebrities to the city each summer from around the world. Among the best-known festivals of Europe is STARLITE, a unique cultural encounter, with weekly programming that brings each year the best international artists to Marbella such as Tom Jones, Julio Iglesias, Pet Shop Boys, Alejandro Sanz or Josep Carrera are some of the musicians who have taken the stage for this unique festival. Furthermore, STARLITE has on it’s calendar events related to cinema, fashion, art and gastronomy.
Every month of June the city of Marbella is dressed for a gala with the Luxury Weekend one of highly anticipated events of the year. This exhibition has become an international showcase because of it’s unique features that offers Puerto Banus, where the most prestigious luxury brands are concentrated . Fashion, engine, design and gastronomy are all dated in one weekend in which Marbella welcomes publics from all corners of Europe.