Marbella is a popular tourist destination in Spain, appealing to families, couples and wealthy travellers who are looking for a vibrant place to soak up the sun. Marbella is, in fact, a fantastic place to own a holiday home – so you can return every summer to make the most of it. It is no surprise that Marbella has a large population, with its quaint old town, bags of culture, flavoursome cuisine and pleasant climate.
If you are planning on heading out to Marbella this summer, here are some activities you need to add to your itinerary.
The Old Town
The historic Old Town, known in Spanish as the casco antiguo, is a fantastic example of one of Marbella’s hidden gems. Undiscovered by many of the holidaymakers to Marbella, the Old Town is found close to the centre of town, the La Alameda park and the Avenida Ricardo Soriano (the main road that runs through Marbella).
The Old Town is full of ancient architecture to marvel at as you manoeuvre through the small cobbled streets that feature boutique shops and art galleries, as well as bars and eateries. Arguably, the Old Town feels like an alternative village within the city of Marbella.
The Old Town is alive with activity, with a plethora of great restaurants to sample Spanish tapas, and within the heart is the Orange Square, a typical Andalucian square patterned with orange trees and tropical plants, where you can enjoy a peaceful afternoon sat at a traditional Spanish café, sampling a local glass of wine and watch the world pass you by.
La Alameda Parque
Close to the Old Town is the La Almeda Parque, this quaint park has a marvellous central fountain that is patterned with Andalucian tiles. The park features large tropical plants and decorated benches that make for a grand view to spectate while you take a respite in this tranquil retreat.
Regardless of the season, a visit to the beach is an essential part of your Marbella holiday. With kilometres of sandy beaches, there are a multitude of options for your day at the beach. The best options are located a 10-minute drive east of the city, in the Cabopino area. These popular beaches are clean and safe, making it ideal for families looking for the best places to swim, play and relax. The beaches host a fantastic examples of beach bars that serve a multitude of drink options and quintessential Mediterranean cuisine; you can sample some of the best of Spain right on the shoreline.
The Paseo Maritimo, translated in English to the beachside promenade, is a beautiful experience for holidaymakers to the area. Soak in the unspoilt views and ambience, particularly at sunset when the sky becomes a tapestry of colours. The promenade has now been completed with a wooden boardwalk so that holidaymakers can enjoy a walk from Marbella to Puerto Banus, or further towards San Pedro. If you want to experience Marbella like the locals do, head to the paseo on a Sunday to experience conversations with the locals in their Sunday best.
Avenida del Mar
Art lovers will enjoy the offerings in Marbella, with original sculptures by renowned surrealist artist Salvador Dali in the Avenida del Mar, in the centre of Marbella. Head towards the beach from the La Alameda Park to rest upon a beach and marvel at the array of sculptures that line the walkways.
These are just five of the activities that are on offer in Marbella for holidaymakers to enjoy. If you find that Marbella is a destination you want to enjoy year after year, then investing in Marbella property for sale may be the best option for you. To find out more about the property market in this area, or to enquire about what there is in the area, contact Prestige Property Group today for more information.