Explore and Enjoy Marbella
Marbella has a vast cultural, gastronomical and leisure offer, where visitors can experience a unique experience in Costa del Sol, one of the most beautiful and visited destinations in the South of Spain.
Las Chapas in Marbella
Río Real in Marbella.
Elviria is a prominent urban area within the district called Las Chapas, on the east side of Marbella. It is located about 6km from the center of the city and is one of the most consolidated residential areas with the advantage of preserving many green areas. Here you will find…
East Marbella lies between the city centre and Las Chapas District. It includes part of La Bajadilla beach, El Cable and El Pinillo beaches. The main A7/N-340 east access, the Industrial Estate area and La Cañada Shopping Centre are part of the East Marbella District.
Accommodation in Marbella
Unique´x Properties, with over 15 years of experience our specialty is luxury accommodation in Marbella’s most desirable locations. We believe in uniqueness not quantity. Every client is unique and we believe there is a unique residence for every client. All our holiday homes are carefully handpicked to suit our clients. Rent one of our exclusive holiday homes in Marbella for your next holiday and you will enjoy luxury, quality and uniqueness. All our holiday homes are located in Puerto Banus and Nueva Andalucia and within walking distance to Puerto Banus Marina and the beach. Contact us for professional advice if you are considering renting one of our exclusive holiday homes. Experience uniqueness!
Hotel Finlandia is one of the most charismatic hotels in town. It opened its doors to the traveler in June 1964. It’s located in the heart of Marbella, 150 meters from the beach and just a stroll to the Old Town, the very neuralgic center of the city. A small family run accommodation, simple but nice and friendly, in an unbeatable location and with more than 50 years of “experiences” dealing with travelers from all over the world. In this house, the guest receives a close treatment, making your stay as pleasant as possible, not just in the hotel, but also giving information of the small places of interest and activities in the surroundings.
A welcoming and bright hotel, with a warm and friendly service, from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the Alameda Park, with facilities and services which justify its achievement as being the only 3 star hotel on the Costa del Sol to obtain the Q Certificate for Tourism Quality and the ISO 14001 Standard. Leave your car behind, as the location of Hotel San Cristóbal allows you to enjoy the beach, culture, leisure, recreation and gastronomy, all within walking distance. The hotel’s new look, its spacious rooms and, most importantly, the warm and friendly service, guarantee that during your stay you will enjoy the best Price-Quality ratio the region has to offer. And if you prefer to travel by car, the San Cristóbal Hotel also has a car parking service very close to the hotel to make your stay more comfortable.
Puente Romano is Marbella’s most sought after beach resort. With a village-style feel instead of a typical resort atmosphere, you can indulge in the spa and wellness facilities, open air courtyard (perfect for cocktails and catch ups), botanical gardens, world famous tennis courts, and 11 different restaurants all with unique menus. Then the place where the magic happens, the Rooms, Suites, and Villas. Inspired by the nature of the Mediterranean landscapes outside your window, the interiors will have you breathing out from the second you step in. The energy of the resort is never far away, so enjoy a lazy morning with breakfast in bed, relax on your terrace with a glass of Champagne, or get the party started early at your private villa. Puente Romano never fails to impress. Soak up the sun, style, sophistication and start planning your trip to Marbella today. Offering unforgettable experiences 365 days a year, there will never be a better time than now.
Food & Drinks
Lobito de Mar is an urban chiringuito, a cool beachless beach bar and restaurant. An old school restaurant, with deep roots in Andalusian tradition and a permanent search for the best ingredients. A place where an expert on rice dishes (paellas) and a barbecued fish specialist (espetero) are key figures. Two different areas with two different menus: one more informal tapas bar for all tastes and pockets and another more formal one based on seafood, crustaceans and national mollusks, Andalusian fried fish, traditional espetos, tuna recipes and a wide variety of rice paellas in the Alicante style. Mediterranean in its purest state!
With an excellent location on the sea-front promenade, Da Bruno Sul Mare prepares specific dishes for each season with, weekly suggestions based on typical seasonal products. You can enjoy fresh pasta made daily as well as the most complete Mediterranean cuisine. Fresh fish, variety of meats and of course the authentic Italian Pizzas with local ingredients and all the flavor of Italy. Check out for live performances on the weekends.
Cafe, pastry shop and ice cream shop with 4 points of sale including on-line. Fresh, natural and healthy artisan hand made products with natural ingredients, without preservatives. Breakfast, lunch, snacks or light dinners at De Alicia Café!
It has been more than 12 years since the opening of our first physical location De Alicia in Guadalmina, one of the most exclusive areas of the Costa del Sol and in the heart of the of Marbella. From the first day we knew that we wanted to focus our services to clients that demanded the best, presented in an original way and meeting the highest standards. That is why in d’Alicia we have fresh, natural and healthy products made in an artisanal way based on both traditional and original recipes. Today we have three locations, besides Guadalmina, you can find us in El Pilar Shopping Center (Estepona) and in Sotomarket Shopping Center (Sotogrande, Cádiz).
Our magnificent Aloha Golf Restaurant is run by one of the most prestigious restauranteurs of Marbella, Restaurante Cipriano, from Puerto Banus. Great quality and excellent service are guaranteed. Smoking is, of course, banned in the restaurant as is the use of mobile phones.
Trocadero Arena is a seaside restaurant, located in the Río Real beach area, that retains the essence of a chiringuito. Exquisitely decorated by Lorenzo Queipo de Llano, it has been highlighted in numerous specialist publications on fashion, beauty and gastronomy, as well as being featured on TV programmes. It is unquestionably a magical venue full of charm, open every day of the year for lunch and dinner. Like Trocadero Playa, its culinary options are based on ingredients with a prominent Mediterranean touch, but in this case also enhanced by significant Asian influences. In addition to typical rice dishes, fish and meat, the menu includes specialist Japanese cuisine that is ideal for savoring by the sea. Since client was born as source of inspiration, there is a need to adapt to their tastes and eccentricities. Illustrious characters inspired great bars and consequently there are many beverages we enjoy today. Our cocktails are intended to stimulate the senses by developing an accessible and fun cocktail culture. Restaurant open from 11:00 to 01:00. Kitchen is open from 13:00 to 01:00
The word “Takumi” embodies the essence of the Ta-Kumi Gastro-Bar: it translates to “artisan” or “master”, and signifies the union between the cuisines of our two prestigious chefs, Toshio and Álvaro (TA), who work as a harmonious team (Kumi). Whitefish Sashimi, Bass or Sea Bream Teppanyaki, Avocado Futomaki, varied Tempura… The restaurant founders maintain elegant food presentation, paired with spiced and delicious sauces. Toshio Tsutsui and Álvaro Arbeloa are considered some of today’s best chefs, and together they create Ta-Kumi, a cultural centre of fusion cuisine. With their long and international culinary history, they delight diners with an atmosphere of distinction and originality.
El Chiringuito by Puente Romano is the place for a long, laid back lunch. You have the choice of a shaded deck or chic indoor restaurant. Of course you could always unwind on an ocean-side sun lounger and wait for a member of our team to come over and take your order. Here at El Chiringuito, anything goes. Voted as the Best Beach Club 2018 via Conde Nast Traveler Hot List 2018!
What's going on in Marbella
Marbella Christmas Markets and Bazaars 2019
Check out some of the best christmas markets in Marbella. From solidarity markets to christmas bazaars, here are some of the best options to visit in and around Marbella. Cat’s Kitchen Christmas Market This Christmas Market starts on Thursday 5 at 7pm with a welcome cocktail. There will also be hot wine and Catarina’s award winning craft beer. On December 6 from 6pm there will be a Christmas Special Night Market combined with Friday’s Jam Session. Saturday 7 the market continues from 12:00 with Children’s Workshops and face-painting activities. Part of the proceeds will go to Fundación Cudeca. Elviria Christmas Market Plenty of Christmas stalls, Santa & the elves visit, activities, children’s workshops, concerts and more will take place during the weekend at Pinares de Elviria shopping area. La Virginia Christmas Market On Sunday December 8 from 11am the traditional Christmas Market of La Virginia will be celebrated. In this beautiful urbanization residents share the quaint streets and corners to offer snacks, drinks and food. Good opportunity to explore this charming area and enjoy the crafts, clothing, jewelry, artisan goods or decoration stalls. Buchinger Wilhelmi Christmas Bazaar Also on Sunday 8 from 3pm this traditional Christmas […]
Registered Population of Marbella increases over 150,000
Latest census shows that officially registered population in Marbella has exceeded the number of 150,000 and the city is already the seventh most populated in Andalusia, ahead of three provincial capitals: Huelva, Cádiz and Jaén. The municipal register has reached 152,000 residents, having achieved a growth rate of more than seven percent in the last two years. This growth will be translated in access to more economic funds for the city, both for the Participation in State Revenue (PIE) and in the taxes of the Autonomous Community. Although it is estimated that the real population of Marbella during most of the year oscillates around 200,000 people, according to parameters such as water consumption, bank accounts or the generation of waste, in 2018 the municipal register listed 142,000 inhabitants. Since then, there has been a growth close to 10,000 residents. Among the reasons behind this growth is an active registration campaign promoted by the City Council. Another reason is the proximity of the ‘Brexit’ deadline. With the UK leaving the EU, British citizens are in need of regularizing their situation in Spain and the first step to do so is to register in their municipality of residence. The ‘Brexit’, as explained by the […]
10 Things to do with Kids in Marbella
1.AVENTURA AMAZONIA Located in the area of Elviria, Aventura Amazonía has a total of 99 games in the trees and 26 zip lines distributed in 6 adventure circuits: MiniKids, Kids, Explorer, Jungle, Adventure and Sports and 3 initiation programs. The MiniKids circuit offers adventure games, crafts workshop, zip line and climbing wall for children from 4 to 7 years old. The premises include a Cafe and Elviria shopping area is a few meters away. 2.PAINTBALL ZONE El Fuerte Nagüeles park is the ideal setting for Paintball Zone, which provides material adapted to all ages, ensuring fun and safety. Birthdays and celebrations can be organized. 3.ECO RESERVA DE OJÉN Eco Reserva Ojén is a natural fauna refuge for conservation and environmental education. Ideal for families with children. You will observe native fauna such as deers, mouflons and mountain goats. Birthdays and celebrations can be organized. 4.JETBOAT MARBELLA Kids reaching one meter ten tall are prepared to approach Puerto Deportivo Marina and jump on the Jetboat. Skids, 360º turns and lots of maneuvers sailing the Mediterranean at full speed and with total safety. 5.NALUSUR Nalusur covers a wide range of sports and adventure activities, some of which are suitable for the whole family. […]
Welcome to Marbella Trip
Marbella Trip we would like to welcome you to this new travel guide. Marbella has become over the years a melting pot of languages and cultures due mainly to tourists, who thanks to the charms and advantages they find in the city, decide to become residents. The evolution in infrastructures and services, the awareness of entrepreneurs in the importance of providing a quality service, the wide range of leisure and sports activities linked to the fabulous climate, make Marbella the favorite destination for many people. At Marbella Trip we want to do our bit so that travelers, residents and citizens find here a useful tool, that helps them find what they are looking for or allow them to discover everything the city has to offer.