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Marbella - Old Town Marbella is a great place for romantic trips, exploring unknown places and non-touristic Andalusia. The main value of the region is represented by natural attractions, and if some of them are familiar to every tourist, others can be seen only by a few people. Do you want to admire the blooming almonds and walk through the deserted areas? Go to the vicinity of Marbella, near the small towns Ojén , Monda , Guaro you will find a fabulously beautiful mountain area. Here you can walk in an atmosphere of complete privacy through the picturesque places, and if the trip falls at the right time of year, you will admire the almond trees in bloom, as well as enjoy the spread of their honey aroma.
It is no accident that Marbella is very popular among tourists with children. The resort is ideal for families. Fans of water entertainment will surely like the Costawaterpark. This park is … Open
Another place in the vicinity of Marbella, where the average traveller can get only by accident is the village Ixtlan. Its main attraction is a small reservoir, which is surrounded by green hills which look fantastic. Another secret of the village – incredibly beautiful fruit plantations, which are located on a kind of terraces and form an amazing landscape. Here you can make a lot of spectacular photos, admire the fabulously beautiful waterfalls and exotic plants, as well as see with your own eyes how fruits are grown in Andalusia.
There are interesting places for exploring directly in Marbella. Do you like sweets? Then you should find a cafe Goyo on one of the busy city streets. This is a real marzipan paradise, where everyone can choose a treat to his taste. Hundreds of colourful candies of various shapes and sizes, sweet bears and bunnies, incredibly beautiful cakes in the form of familiar cartoon characters – the owners of the cafe always have something to surprise their guests. You can also order unique sweets here, so you can always make an original surprise to your loved ones. Copyright
Marbella features numerous restaurants specializing in sea foods dishes. Unique fish treats are considered to be main specialities of local cuisine however the admirers of other food trends … Open
To continue your gastronomic research, head to the cafe La Huerta de Los Cristales , located on Avenida Nabeul . Despite the fact that there is a cafe on one of the busy streets of the Old City, many tourists unfairly deprive it of attention. In this wonderful cafe, you can try a lot of popular Andalusian dishes, including cold soup salmorejo, which is perfectly refreshing on a hot day. The regular customers of the cafe know an important secret. Every day at 8 am, fresh bread and pastries are brought to the cafe, which can be purchased for take-away. If you live nearby and wake up early, be sure to take advantage of this opportunity and arrange a delicious breakfast on one of the squares of the Old city with delicious homemade cakes. Another advantage of a modest cafe is affordable prices, they are much lower than in many nearby establishments.
Marbella, Salvador Dali Used to spend time in more refined and expensive places? Take a look at the nearby cafe Churrería Ramón. It is located on the picturesque square Plaza de los Naranjos and is one of the most expensive gastronomic establishments in the city. True gourmets visit this place to try the popular national treat churros or teheringos - a special pastry that has a specific twisted shape. Traditionally, in addition to baking, fragrant hot chocolate is served here, it will be difficult for sweet lovers to find a more refined treat. Churrería Ramón-a historical institution, the first guests of the cafe came here in 1941. Many come here to enjoy the romantic historical atmosphere
Marbella hosts many interesting festivals and fairs, which always attract a large number of foreign visitors. Every year in June, the locals celebrate a magnificent feast dedicated to Saint … Open

Climbing La Concha Mountain

If you are interested in hiking you will be interested in the mountain La Concha. It is a 20-minute drive from Marbella. The mountain has steep slopes. You will have the opportunity to climb to its top. It is called Pico de la Concha. Your adventure will start in the village of Refugio de Juanar, accompanied by a local guide. He will help you overcome the hiking route on mountain trails. Keep in mind that they will become slippery when it rains. This will complicate the journey. Therefore, it is better to climb La Concha in good weather. You will be able to get to a small observation platform 2.5 hours after the start of the ascent. It is located at an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level. You will have the opportunity to relax and eat there. You will enjoy the amazing views of Marbella and the Mediterranean coast. You will go back after that.
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Rope Adventures

You will have the opportunity to have fun by taking a 1-day rope course in the vicinity of Marbella. You should come to the foot of the Sierra Blanca Mountain for this. You and 5 other tourists will have to pass all sorts of obstacles under the guidance of an experienced climbing instructor there. Obstacles are located at a height of 10 to 15 meters. For example, you can walk up a rope ladder to test your ability to work as a team. Rope crossing, Monkey Bridge, and rappelling are also waiting for you there.
The history of a marvelous scenic country town is rather rich and engaging. In few years the town has turned into a luxury resort area being a recreation destination of many celebrities. The … Open
If you want to continue your adventures you can visit the large cable car town of Aventura Amazonia. You will get a chance to make a trip through the trees here. You will choose 1 of 6 routes that match your training. You will also have the opportunity to ride a zipline. It is located at an altitude of 240 meters. This zipline is considered the longest in Andalusia.


There is an unusual entertainment in Marbella. This is an aquaskipping. You will get a unique chance to bounce on the waves. A special device was invented for this purpose. It looks like a bicycle. It's called the aquaskipper. This device is driven by human muscle mass and hydrofoils. You will be able to move on the water surface at a speed of up to 30 kilometers per hour using this device.
Marbella is a luxury resort which offers the best recreational facilities for each traveler. The resort offers marvelous completely equipped beaches for comfortable rest, upscale restaurants … Open

Via Ferrata Tour

If you decide to get a boost of adrenaline and bright impressions you should take up mountaineering. You should take part in the Via Ferrata tour. Its duration is 3 hours. A professional instructor will teach you how to use climbing equipment correctly. He will also teach an elementary mountain climbing course. You will get a chance to conquer the "Ladder" after that. Joint efforts of all participants of the tour, including yours, will be required. You will be able to overcome the "Monkey Bridge" or bridge "Tibet". They are located at an altitude of 15 and 30 meters from the ground.

Go-Karting at Funny Beach

There is the center of Funny Beach near the city. It is open to the public from 11 am to 2 am in summer. You can visit the center to 11 pm in winter. If you come here you can have fun relaxing in cafes, basking on the beach, riding rides or electric cars, sailing boats or jet skis. You can go-karting to get a thrill. You will have a chance to demonstrate your skills as a rider by completing an 8-minute race on a specially equipped track.
1. Local people are rather amiable, friendly and welcoming towards foreign guests. They are always eager to help and tell the visitors of the local culture and landmarks. The only condition … Open

Water Entertainment Options in Marbella and Its Surroundings

Do you like entertainment related to the water element? You should do scuba diving at the DivingLife club while your holiday on the beaches of Marbella. You can also ride jet scooters, catamarans, and water skis offered at Aquatimer. If you want to conquer the waves on a board with a kite or with a sail you should come to the beaches of Río Real Playa or Sporting Beach, as well as to the sandy beaches of Tarifa. But if you are a novice surfer you will get the opportunity to study at the Paddle Surf Marbella surf school. It is located on the beach of Playa Del Cable. If you arrive at Benahavis you can take a canoe on a mountain river. You will admire the beauty of waterfalls and rocks.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Marbella
♥   Restaurant 'BiBo' Marbella. Type - Modern cuisine. 4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'El Gran Gatsby' Puerto Banús. Type - Traditional cuisine. 7.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Vovem Asador' Marbella. Type - Meats and grills. 7.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'El Lago' Marbella. Type - Creative. 9.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Albert y Simon' San Pedro de Alcántara. Type - Modern cuisine. 10 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Marbella
♥   Castle 'Torre Ladrones' Málaga, 13 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tower of Calaburras' Málaga, 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sohail Castle' Málaga, 22.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Álora' Málaga, 37.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle del Águila' Málaga, 38.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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