Marbella – A five-star destination
Costa del Sol and Marbella are known thoughtout the world for quality of life, a mild Mediterranean climate and a cosmopolitan feel. It’s the place where you can stroll along a sandy beach, take in some breathtaking sea and mountain scenery, dine under the stars or even go snow
skiing and all in the same day!
The Costa del Sol is similar to southern California in climate and scenery. Both areas have comfortable weather throughout the year and an average of over 300 sunny days a year. The three major cities are Málaga, Marbella, and Estepona all bustling with life year round.
The abundant social life offered by the Costa del Sol is a faithful reflection of the Andalusian lifestyle. The welcoming character of the local Andalucians and the various activities on offer make it a truly outstanding choice to visit or live. Costa del Sol welcomes people from all over the world offering something for everyone.
A whole world of activities in a world-class setting
Marbella – Costa del Sol Lifestyle
DISCOVER SPANISH HERITAGE
Andalucia has a rich history, and many ancient civilisations have left behind a legacy of ruins and historical sites. Many of these make for good day trips from the Costa del Sol. If you are interested in history we recomend you to visit Alcazaba in Malaga – one of the most preserved Moorish fortress palace in Spain.
VISIT UNTOUCHED NATURE RESERVES
The northern area of Málaga is home to several wetlands that have been classified as Nature Reserves. The most well-known is the Fuente de Piedra Lagoon Nature Reserve, which boasts the second largest common flamingo colony in Europe. The excellent visitor centre offers a wealth of information about their lives and migratory habits.
CYCLE ALONG MARBELLA BEACH
There are so many way to enjoy a good bike ride in Marbella. You maybe just want to ride in the city or along the fabulous promenade. Perhaps you want to do a bit of mountain biking or a more serious
cycle ride into the mountains. Marbellla has it all.
PLAY A NEW GOLF COURSE EVERY WEEK
With over 70 golf courses, the Costa del Sol is the top European destination for golf lovers. It
combines so many attractions in the same place like the province of Málaga does: outstanding golfing facilities, the wide range of activities on offer and an excellent climate that means you can play
golf all year round.
BECOME A NEIGHBOR WITH CELEBRITIES
Marbella and its surrounding has become a second home for many celebrities – Anthonio Banderas, Simon Cowell, Eva Longoria, Melanie Griffith, Rod Stewart to name just few. You’ll find frequent sightings of the rich and famous who were born here, live here or holiday here throughout the year. If you’re in the right place at the right time, there’s a very good chance you’ll bump into a very familiar face!
OR BECOME A BOQUERON
The word “boqueron” means anchovy in Spanish. No, we do not want you to grow tail fin and start
eating plankton! There is a colloquial meaning in Malaga. It is an affectionate way of calling a Malaga proud native. Such as saying, “Antonio Banderas is a boqueron”. Don’t be surprised if you hear a local exclaim, “Soy Malagueño! Soy Boquerón!”
CLIMB MARBELLA`S LA CONCHA
LA Concha is to Marbella what Table Mountain is to Cape Town or the statue of Christ the Redeemer is to Rio de Janeiro. It takes you around 4 hours to get to the top of the mountain to see 360 degree fantastic view of the whole southern coast from Fuengirola to Elviria, from Marbella and Puerto Banus all the way down the coast to Estepona.
TRAVEL ARROUND THE WORLD IN · DAYS
Fuengirola hosts this great festive encounter that brings together the cultures and traditions of over 30 countries through their gastronomy, art and folklore. Feria de los Pueblos is one of the biggest annual events in Fuengirola and attracts more than 900,000 visitors from all over Spain and Europe.
SEE FAMOUS PAINTINGS OF PICASSO
Picasso’s birthplace – an apartment block in Malaga – has been converted to a foundation that organises exhibitions and educational projects in his name. There also is a much bigger collection of his works nearby in the Museo Picasso Málaga, which opened in 2003 in the Buenavista Palace.