Marbella belongs to the province of Malaga beneath the La Concha Mountain.
Once a simple and quite fishing village, it is now one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the heart of Costa del Sol.
Its nearby port, Puerto Banus, is the most famous Marina along the Mediterranean.
Marbella is considered to be the playground of the rich and famous. When you explore this bustling town, you will soon find yourself rubbing elbows with celebrities, princes and multimillionaires.
It is also the most common part of Spain where mega yachts and luxury cruises commonly dock at.
With beautiful coastlines, private estates and discrete luxury hotels all over Marbella, it isn’t surprising why many of the uber wealthy favour this part of Southern Spain.
The history of Marbella follows all the other nearby villages within the Southern Spain which include a Moorish era that fell into Christian forces.
The tourist industry of Marbella started in the 1940’s when Prince Max Egon zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his heir Alfonso de Hohenlohe had a problem with their automobile while driving through the town. It was then that they discovered the beauty of Marbella which prompted them to build a world renowned and lavish hotel.
With the prince’s connections, the town of Marbella later became famous as caterers for royals and the wealthy which still continues to do so today.
Things to do:
There are a lot of activities in and around Marbella that should keep you occupied.
Aside from trying to spot celebrities, various art galleries, cinemas, pubs and discos are strewn across the town for you to indulge and enjoy.
Golf and Yachting
Another hobby that you could enjoy is golfing and yachting. Several yachts along the marina can be hired to cruise along the Mediterranean Sea or take you to the nearby marinas.
If that does not satisfy you, you can always go golfing on the perfectly manicured golfing lawns in the area.
Where the rich commonly frequent, exclusive shopping malls also exist
If you are up for a bit or a lot of retail shopping, head over to Marbella’s shop and designer boutiques. If you did not find what you are looking for, you can always have your own clothes made and customized to your tastes.
High end restaurants are never absent within Marbella.
If you’re craving for international cuisine such as Japanese, French or merely the best of local delicacies, then head over to this part of Spain.
Flowing crystals of champagne and unlimited stocks of caviar are also available.