Why the High Interest in Marbella?
Marbella has become one of the most popular tourist cities of the Costa del Sol, attracting international tourists on a yearly basis. Specifically, the city gets visitors from Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia. While it may have once been home to Romans and Moors, there are currently 137 nationalities living in the region.
These aside, here are some reasons why the resort has gained so much popularity:
A. Marbella’s Tourism:
Coupled with its location and scenery, Marbella has a good number of tourist infrastructures. Some of these tourists’ sites in and near the city are:
- Las Bóvedas
- Arabian wall
- Old city center
- Bonsai Museum
- Basilica Vega del Mar
- Playa de Fontanilla (beach)
- Playa de la Bajadilla (beach)
- Puerto Banús, a marina built by José Banús
- Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo
B. Marbella’s Archaeological Heritage:
Marbella is reputable for its archaeological heritage, performance spaces, museums (for e.g the Museum of Spanish contemporary engraving), and events such as reggae concerts to opera performances. Therefore, it is a region aristocrats have come to appreciate over the years.
What’s more, some museums feature aquatints, lithographs, engravings, etchings, and other graphic designs amounting to over 4000 collections. Some of these works were designed by Spain’s most vaunted artists and thus, there are works from Picasso, Miró, Goya, and Dalí in these museums.
C. Marbella’s Friendly Climate:
It’s never too hot or too cold in Marbella thanks to its northern side which is protected by the coastal mountains of the Cordillera Penibética. The average annual temperature in Marbella is usually above 18 °C (64 °F) with an average rainfall of 628 l/m², and average hours of sunshine of 2,900 annually.
D. Marbella’s Native Dishes:
Being situated right next to the sea means there’s a variety of seafood to feast on while in Marbella. To that effect, the traditional cuisine of Marbella is based on seafood such as mackerel, mullet or squid, and fried fish.
There are also a good number of restaurants in Marbella that serve international dishes, nouvelle, or fusion cuisines. As a consequence, if you’d rather not settle for the traditional native cuisine, then there’s something your taste buds are used to, to settle with.
E. Marbella’s NightLife:
The nightlife in Marbella is glitzy and glamorous which means the nighttime can be just as alluring as the day if not more. If you love parties, then there are a wide range of late night bars, night clubs, music bars, restaurants, and other luxury venues who are up on their toes to offer you the best service.
Night clubs, for instance, provide an avenue for you to flex those muscles and they can stay up into the early hours on the morning (around 6 am to 7 am on weekends). Similarly, there is no entrance fee, except on certain occasions during live band nights or special DJ request where drinks could also become more expensive. Thus, if you were looking for a hen party entertainment ideas, this would be it.
F. Marbella Boat Parties:
It’s not only about arts since golfers, boaters, and party lovers have also become visitors to this region. To cater to their needs, there are luxury yachts for a boat party in Marbella which are used for cruise ships around the Marbella waters. What’s even more interesting, is the number of beaches that are spread across the resort since there are as many as 25 whose sand have a darkish tint. These beaches also feature facilities such as Chiringuito (beach bars) and lifeguards to ensure the safety of swimmers.