Located in the South of Spain, Marbella belongs to the province of Málaga and is situated at the Mediterranean Sea, on the foothills of the beautiful Sierra Blanca. It is a famous international luxury holiday resort with manyfold facets, considering the qualities and character of this charming small city, and fantastic infrastrucutures, probably the best in Spain, in terms of flight connections, transportation, hotels, restaurants, conference facilities, event locations, and services.
The old part of Marbella has survived many centuries: a labyrinth of narrow streets and tiny squares surround the Orange square and the majestic main church "Iglesia de la Encarnación" where bougainvillaea and geraniums add their colourful counterpoint to blazing white-washed facades. In the very heart of the Old Town is the "Plaza de los Naranjos" (orange tree square) which was constructed in the 16th century by clearing the maze of Moorish alleyways that formed their 'medina'. There are, however, still many narrow streets in the vicinity of this famous square where it is easy to imagine a Kasbah life such as one sees in a place like Tangier.
Puerto Banús, the jet-set harbour of Marbella, is the place where you can find the most impressive boats, limousines, boutiques, pubs and a wide selection of the most different restaurants. It is a great place for shopping, relax, enjoying a nice dinner and having a few drinks in one of its many bars, pubs and discotheques – Spanish nights are long!
Marbella is also an excellent starting point for day excursions: Granada, Ronda, Sevilla, Málaga, Jerez de la Frontera, Gibraltar and Tangier are all fabulous destinations, and they are all reachable within 2 hours driving time.