Marbella, a resort beloved by golfers, is located on the Spanish Costa del Sol. It is famous for its long and sandy beach, yacht harbors, historic buildings, as well as delicious cuisine and high prices.
Which old continent city has the highest per capita income in Europe? Which is the most Rolls Royce on the road? The first association is London, followed by Spanish Marbella - a luxurious seaside resort located on the Mediterranean Sea, on the Costa del Sol.
Holidays in Marbella
Marbella is not very big, which makes it crowded in summer. Tourists are not put off by high prices (e.g. a small beer costs around 7 euro) or not very efficient public transport. The advantage of the city is a beautiful beach and a guarantee of great weather in the season. In summer it hardly rains and the temperature stays above 30 ° C. Thanks to the proximity to the coast and the nourishing sea breeze, it is not stuffy, although it is good to hide in the shade between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., sipping an iced tea or a mint drink. It is worth remembering that it is impossible to walk barefoot on the beach - the coarse gray sand heats up very quickly.
The resort tempts tourists with an abundance of restaurants serving dishes from all over the world. It is worth trying a paela that is second to none. Marbella is bustling with life day and night thanks to the large number of bars and discos, most of which are located in nearby Puerto Banus (Puerto José Banús). It is a luxury marina and one of the largest entertainment centers on the Costa del Sol. Glitter and richness can be seen everywhere - stars such as George Clooney and Antonio Banderas have their villas here. A tourist's eye will soon become accustomed to the sight of expensive Rolls Royce, Lamborghini or Ferrari cars, not to mention yachts whose silhouettes proudly sway at the marina.
Wandering the streets of Marbella
Marbella is beautiful both from the sea and the land. In addition to the beach, straight from the catalogs, it attracts tourists with its historic old town, religious buildings and an unusual combination of Muslim trends with Christian culture. The old part of the resort is centered around the Plaza de los Naranjos , the Orange Square, where - as the name suggests - orange trees grow. It lies far from modern buildings, inland and is still surrounded by the remains of defensive walls. It is intersected by narrow atmospheric streets with slender sculptures by Salvador Dali.
After getting acquainted with the sights of the market, it is worth going to La Alameda Park. You can breathe in it and enjoy the beauty of the fountains and the richness of greenery. You can continue your hike along the Avenida del Mar promenade.
The city is known as the Golf Valley for a reason. Golfers love them, which is not surprising - almost sixty, or half of the Andalusian golf courses are located in the province of Malaga. Amateurs of this elite sport come to the resort from all over the world to practice their skills there. Thus, Marbella is the most cosmopolitan city in the region. It is most often visited by Germans, English and Swedes, and every year there are also more tourists from Poland.
Those interested in staying overnight in a motorhome can stay at Camping Cabopino , located approx. 12 km west of Marbella. There are many restaurants and shops in the area of the campsite. An adult will spend the night there, depending on the season, for 4.75-7.20 euros / day, access to electricity costs 4 euros, and a place for a vehicle costs from 5.75 to 10.40 euros / day.
Marbella is called the pride of the Costa del Sol. You can spend a wonderful holiday there, sailing, surfing or wandering the streets of the old town. And in the evening you can sit in one of the numerous cafes and enjoy the atmosphere of this charming Andalusian town. Who knows, maybe we'll meet a star here?
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