Marbella is a city on the Costa del Sol in southern Andalusia. The mountains of the Sierra Blanca form the backdrop to the 27 km of sandy beaches in the Mediterranean, villas, hotels and golf courses. West of the city of Marbella, the Golden Mile of prestigious nightclubs and coastal estates reaches the Banus marina, full of luxury yachts and surrounded by elegant fashion shops and bars.
Puerto José Banús, better known as Puerto Banús, is a luxury marina, located in the Nueva Andalucía urbanization, between Marbella and San Pedro Alcántara. This tourist enclave has become, since it was inaugurated in May 1970, one of the largest entertainment centres on the Costa del Sol, achieving international fame.
The historical part of the city, set in a beautiful bay, shelters beautiful corners with a typically Andalusian flavour, with whitewashed houses and orange trees that adorn streets and squares. An ideal setting to taste any of the succulent recipes of the local gastronomy. Marbella is, by its own merits, one of the main destinations on the Costa del Sol.
Its excellent climate, its beaches, its natural surroundings and its important sports complexes are just some of the countless attractions offered by this municipality on the coast of Malaga. From Cabopino to Guadalmina, Marbella offers the visitor a beautiful 26-kilometre coastline with a succession of sunny beaches equipped with all kinds of services, including modern hotels, residential complexes, shops and restaurants. The beaches of San Pedro de Alcántara, an important centre located less than ten kilometres from Marbella, are a good example of harmony between nature and tourist development.
Sports lovers will find a paradise in Marbella. A dozen magnificent golf courses allow you to practice this sport at the highest level throughout the year, in the midst of places of unusual natural beauty. Those who prefer water sports will find in this town three ports where they can start in the specialty they want. In addition, Marbella has several riding schools, tennis clubs and other facilities that will satisfy the most diverse tastes. All this, without forgetting the enormous possibilities that Sierra Blanca offers to practice all kinds of outdoor sports.