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What to see in Marbella (Costa del Sol)

If you are planning a trip to Marbella or its surrounding municipalities Estepona and Benahavís, here are some hot hints and tips to make your trip truly unforgettable.

As you know, we from Do Eat Better believe that locals are the most valuable source of knowledge, so we put together a few tips on what to see in Marbella:

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Discover the picturesque Old Town of Marbella

From the main street called after Marbella’s first constructor Ricardo Soriano, you can climb your way up through the tiny pedestrian alleys towards the very top of the old town, where an important building is settled: the Castle Alcazaba. This fortress was built by the Arabs during the 10th century and keeps being well preserved. From there you can stroll down towards the Plaza de Los Naranjos (named after its characteristic orange trees) buying souvenirs in Marbella traditional shops and taste local tapas and wine. Do Eat Better offers you a gourmet tapas tour through the city center of Marbella.

Beachclubs and Chiringuitos in Marbella center 

You will be surprised when you see that the city center of Marbella, connected to the Mediterranean sea by a beautiful beach walk, offers nice, clean and sandy beaches. After a day of shopping, an afternoon at the pool or after a walk through the town, you can enjoy a dip into the fresh water of the Costa del Sol. In Marbella and especially in Puerto Banús (the luxury harbor reachable within 10 minutes walk) the number of Beach clubs and resorts is growing thanks to the consistently increasing number of summer tourists. A standard beach club offers sunbeds, an equipped pool area, service staff, massage and beauty treatments, drinks and food. The high-level category boasts even international Dj sets and parties during daytime and evenings.

Along the beach, you can choose among a wide range of fish restaurants, the so-called chiringuitos, where the best local recipes are prepared for you.

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A day of luxury life in Puerto Banús

This exceptionally highly qualified location named after José Banús owes its success to the international clientele, looking for a private enclave where to dock their boats and jump off for shopping the most exclusive designer brands, having lunch or dinner in a Michelin restaurant or enjoying a disco and clubbing night in one of the severely controlled establishment. The Marina of Puerto Banus is always full of glamour and life and during a 10 minutes coffee break you can easily see drive by a Ferrari, Mustang, Lamborghini and other symbols of opulence.

Swing your club in a high-class Golf Resort 

The Costa del Sol is also called “Costa del Golf”, due to its more than 30 golf courts located in and around the municipality of Marbella. From world-class players to international charity events, here you can participate in every type of activity. The green acres are well maintained and the best addresses to visit are: Los Naranjos, La Quinta, Las Brisas, Aloha, Los Arqueros, Los Flamingos and El Paraíso. The golf courses offer beautifully designed landscapes with water features and international restaurants or social clubs.

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We hope that among these activities, you will find the one that turns your stay into an unparalleled experience.

The above-mentioned activities are things to do or to see in Marbella in one day, if you combine them you can create a great holiday.

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