100 kilometres square and 27 kilometres of beach, is known all over the world as one of the classiest and most beautiful holiday destinations in Southern Europe. It has everything: beaches, mountains, old world charm, cosmopolitan atmosphere and services, countryside and city, and a wonderful climate that keeps the temperatures cooler in summer and warmer in winter than the rest of Malaga province. From Cabopino to Guadalmina, passing through the pleasure ports of Marbella and Puerto Banús, the coastline is fine sand all the way, and the land that goes back from the beaches is a paradise of luxury housing developments, golf courses and beautiful mountain scenery
The jewel of the Costa del Sol, Marbella offers 27km of coastline and 24 beaches. From the main stretches, which are busy and lively, to quieter more secluded areas, offering exclusive clubs and bars, the region offers beaches to suit all tastes. Water sports are readily available in Marbella, from water-skiing, wind-surfing, jet-skiing and pedalo rides, to parasailing, scuba-diving and wake-boarding.
The costa del sol aptly dubbed the 'Costa del Golf', this stretch of Spanish coastline boasts ample opportunity for the avid golfer, with Marbella being no exception. The region is ideal for golf enthusiasts, with more then 5o golf courses around the area , boasting a wonderful climate and a host of world-class designer golf courses.
As one would expect, Marbella is a wonderful shopping centre with several large shopping complexes, as well as hypermarkets, specialty food shops, designer boutiques, interior decor stores and much, much more.
Just west of Marbella, the glitzy harbour town of Puerto Banus is, for many, the epitome of cosmopolitan Marbella, and is on practically every visitors' list. With its impressive marina filled with luxury yachts and cruisers, gorgeous mountain backdrop and top-quality shopping, dining and people-watching, this glamorous town with its vibrant and sophisticated atmosphere offers a great day out.
Positioned between the beach and the Sierra Blanca mountain range behind it, Marbella enjoys an unusually pleasant micro-climate.
Weather records show that the average temperature is 20º C and the sun shines for 320 days a year with only 45 days of rain.
Marbella's motto is "A Way of Life"
and certainly this luxurious resort town seems to have it all .