Marbella Tourism

Sunny Marbella will steal your heart with its easy grandeur and its taste for all things luxurious. It’s hard to see beyond the gorgeous, undeniably lavish yachts and elegant homes of the rich and famous. But there is much more for a curious traveller to unearth. All over town, the remnants of a rich history welcome you.

The Castle, Town Hall and the Old Town are some of the most fascinating monuments from Marbella’s past. Marbella has enjoyed much attention and pampering by the Moorish as well as the Romans, Visigoths and Phoenicians. And today too, it is the apple of the most fanciful eyes in the world; be it Arab royalty or the likes of Sean Connery, many have fallen for Marbella’s charm.

Nowhere else is this wealth as apparent as Puerto Banus, the port where you can spot more celebrities per square kilometre than any other place in Europe! On your travel to Marbella, you will find sandy beaches full of beautiful people, impressive monuments alongside charming cafes and whitewashed buildings that complement the azure blue of the Mediterranean; Marbella is truly the city of dreams.

Essential travel information and Marbella tips for your visit

  • The Street signs are sometimes written in old dialects and can be quite confusing. In case of doubt, it’s best to ask around.
  • Lunch and dinner time is different than normal. Spaniards eat late and party late too.
  • Look out for overly priced everything! Marbella is known for expensive and unreasonable pricing in everything- from food to souvenirs to hotels even. Look out for your money’s worth
  • Marbella gets awfully crowded during summers and peak festival times. Plan your travels in advance to avoid the holiday rush.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Marbella

  • Know the pollution level of Marbella before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 4.17 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Marbella for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Marbella.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.47 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.21 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 59.72 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 36.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 51.32 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 35 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.95 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 55.26 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.42 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Marbella is 157.64 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 60.22 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.5 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 16.35 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 61.67 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 55.76 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 79.17 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 15.91 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 67.27 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Marbella

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.96 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 68.25 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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