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Destination guide

Enjoy chic Marbella

Whether you settle in a chic new condo in the area of beaches and clubs and palm trees known as the Golden Mile, choose to rub shoulders with the A-listers down in Puerto Banus, or opt for a more rustic Marbella holiday rental in the Old Town, this buzzing resort is sure to have something to suit. Unabashed in its confidence and glitz, you'll see and be seen on the sands of Playa Nagüeles and Fontanilla, or between the happening cocktail spots that abound. Golf, fine-dining bistros and myriad water sports are a good way to get yourself primed for the evenings.

Things to do

Hit Old Town Marbella

Marbella's not all glitz, glamour and bling, you know. Leave the high-rolling casinos of Puerto Banus and the palatial villas of the Golden Mile and hit the Old Town area. That's a place of whitewashed cottages, bougainvillea blooms and traditional plazas – something of a living museum to Andalusian life. If it tickles your fancy, the parks just to the north house the curious Museo del Bonsai, where gnarled bonsai trees and wild olive trees of all shapes and sizes are the main exhibit – a little offbeat and fun.

Activities

Marbella fuses fun and relaxation

Pina coladas in the sun and the delights of Andalusian dining are just one way to dust off a day in Marbella. Sunset viewing and stargazing up in the heights of the Sierra Blanca are another. Wine tasting and yoga classes offer something else again. And that's just the evenings. Mornings and afternoons will zip away in a medley of sailing lessons, sunbathing sessions, history tours of old villages, languorous seafood lunches, scuba dives, dolphin and whale watching – the list goes on.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Marbella holiday homes

Marbella has 4 seasons that peak with the scorching summer months between June and August. That's high time for yachties and jet-setters to come and hop between the cocktail bars of the Golden Mile and the stylish eateries of Puerto Banus – expect temperatures that creep up to 30 degrees, most days. The winter is cooler, with average mercury levels around 12-15 degrees. Book Marbella holiday rentals then if you want to sightsee without the crowds, not to mention ski in the nearby Sierra Nevada resorts.

Natural features

Marbella is pizzazz under the Sierra Blanca

Marbella has patches of yellow-sanded beachfront punctuating the whole stretch of the Golden Mile, which connects it to nearby Puerto Banus, and loads of scuba diving and whale watching goes on in the waters of the nearby Mediterranean Sea. The mountains are what really dominate the landscape, though, forever rising and falling with the foothills of the Sierra Blanca. You can drive inland to find the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park. That's utterly spectacular, with fir forests, gorges trodden by Spanish ibex, and – come spring – blooming meadows.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Marbella

Fly into Malaga (AGP), the closest airport, located 24.6 mi (39.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Gibraltar (GIB), which is 35.7 mi (57.4 km) away.

Family friendly

Family activities near Marbella holiday homes

Marbella has numerous family-friendly attractions for kids and adults to enjoy. Holiday homes can be found near places like Selwo Marina, a marine park with dolphins, sea lions, birds and snakes, guided tours and feeding sessions, and Sohail Castle, a towering 10th-century castle with dramatic walls and towers. Bulevar San Pedro Alcántara, an urban park with numerous playgrounds, an open-air theatre, a skating rink and walking trails, is also good for families.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Marbella

If you’re planning a couple’s retreat, you’ll find an array of romantic attractions in Marbella. Holiday lettings are available near places like Plaza de los Naranjos, a historic city centre with restaurants, shops and a fountain, and Alameda Park, an urban park with a historic fountain, vibrant botanic gardens and pathways. You could also experience Playa de Cabopino, a spacious beach with dramatic dunes, seaside amenities and a clothing-optional area.

How many holiday rentals are available around Marbella?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,649 holiday lettings around Marbella. From 5 villas to 5 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent Villas in Marbella?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK offers 5 Villas in Marbella. Our other popular types of Marbella holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 5 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Marbella?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5 holiday homes with pool available in Marbella. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.