Marbella Spain, perched beside the Mediterranean Sea, averages 300 days of sunshine a year. This beach resort along the aptly named Costa del Sol in the south of Spain is fabulous no matter what the season. Marbella vacations will afford the chance to soak in the sun, admire the historic scenery, and experience the hospitality of top-notch resorts, no matter where you call home.
This modern resort town with a historic flair is a favorite destination for Spaniards and foreign travelers alike. Thanks to the abundance of blue skies, broad sandy beaches, and favorable weather, most Marbella vacations include sun and sand, especially in the summer. Like its counterparts in the south of France, Marbella Spain is a popular destination in the summer when the weather is hot and dry. You'll have your choice of an array of beaches when its time to soak in the sun. Marbella beaches stretch on for nearly seventeen miles and offer access to the world's most beautiful bodies of water.
The 24 Marbella beaches offer varying levels of amenities and activities; some are busy while others offer a more serene escape. San Pedro Beach is known for its black sand, surfing, and a promenade, while Guadalmina Beach is famed for its golden sand and proximity to ancient Roman ruins. Nueva Andalucía, another popular beach, features golden volcanic sand and calm waters perfect for water biking, kayaking, and pedaloes boats. These three beaches, like most of the Marbella beaches, are watched over by lifeguards and are within walking distance of resorts and beach clubs.
Besides the beaches, attractions in Marbella include a museum, nature preserve, and interesting architecture. Works from Dalí, Picasso, and Miró are featured at the Spanish Contemporary Engraving Foundation Museum. Called the Fundación Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo in Spanish, the museum focuses on Spanish graphic art, such as lithographs, etchings, and prints, from the fifteenth century to modern day. At the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Las Nieves, you'll have the chance to connect with nature where the mountains meet the sea. This large park offers nearly endless opportunities for hiking through the Mediterranean forest and watching wildlife such as deer, otters, mountain goats, and eagles. Marbella Spain, like the other communities in the region Andalusia, preserves a variety of historic buildings from the Roman, Moorish, Renaissance, and Baroque eras.
When planning travel to Marbella, it's also important to know about its visitor amenities. As a beach resort, there are plenty of places to relax, including Marbella hotels, golf courses, shops, and restaurants. Don't miss the chance to taste the local specialties: fresh seafood, roasted sardines, gazpacho, grilled prawns, Pedro Ximénez sweet wine, and paella. After dark, flamenco dancers, clubs, and theaters liven up the night for people enjoying all the hours of their Marbella vacations.
For those like to travel in style, Marbella resorts will fit the bill. Guests are treated to top-notch service and welcoming accommodations no matter where they've made reservations. With so much in one place, such as gourmet restaurants, palm-lined swimming pools, spas, and spacious guestrooms, you'll find all the elements of a relaxing vacation.