Marbella is a Spanish coastal town between Málaga and Gibraltar. The city has been very popular for years because of its warm temperatures, beaches and rich history. Marbella is 45 minutes drive, 50 km, from our Finca. A city with many attractions such as the harbor, the center, the old center but also the beautiful beaches.
Port of Marbella
Puerto Banús was conceived by José Banús in the late 1960s. He was looking for something that would develop Marbella economically and as a tourist destination. He devised the look and feel of Puerto Banús: a beautiful Andalusian white village with a luxury marina in front. Since the 1970s, Puerto Banús has become one of Spain’s most famous marinas. A visit to the marina can immerse you in a world of wealth and luxury.
Whether you look left or right into the harbour, more than 900 yachts bob up and down on the water. In the shop windows, you will see many luxury brands such as Gucci and Chanel. Chic cocktails are served at the beach clubs. Are you a car fanatic? Then you will also be amazed in Puerto Banús! The most luxurious cars drive around here. All brands, all colours and all sizes… Spot a nice four-wheeler and take a picture with it. The nickname Saint-Tropez of Spain did not just happen…
Want to discover the centre of Marbella? The heart of the city is about 7 km from the port. You can walk along the coast and enjoy the sea views.
Cascao Antiquo (old centre)
Marbella city also has a very different side. The charming old town, or Cascao Antiquo. The old centre is a chain of narrow streets and small squares full of white houses, old churches and orange trees. The highlight is Plaza de Los Naranjas. The first trees were planted in this orange square in 1941. Enjoy Spanish tapas and the best sangria in the shade or in the wintersun.
What else should you not miss in Cascao Antiquo? Walk along the Arabic city wall, admire the 17th-century Casa de Corregidor, visit the 16th-century town hall or attend a service in the 17th-century Iglesia de la Encarnacion. At the market, Mercado Municipal, you mingle with the locals. Enjoy the Spanish culture.
Marbella also has beautiful beaches where you can fully enjoy the Spanish sun, the beachbars and the best food. So don’t forget your swimwear!