Marbella is a city located in the province of Málaga. If you decide to travel to Marbella do not hesitate to book your accommodation with Likibu. Marbella is a destination known for its luxury but nonetheless also available to a variety of visitors with plenty of holiday rentals available to rent.
Marbella villas in the jewel of the Costa del Sol!
Whether you are looking for celebrities or Andalusian's beauty, Marbella is definitely the perfect choice. Book holiday rentals with Likibu to get a real feel of its glamour and reserve one of the many hostels in the city. Marbella is much more than Puerto Banús and VIP nightlife, it boasts a historical Roman and Arabic background whose city centre preserves its typical Andalusian charm. This mixture of history and glamour results in a cosmopolitan city with a balance between modernity and classic Andalusian style. Find your villa in Marbella on Likibu to enjoy your next holiday abroad!
Best time to visit?
From September to October, the weather is not too hot nor too crowded. There are also great deals for booking holiday rentals. During other months, the weather is inconsistent and cooler which is why most brits flock to this sunny hotspot in July and August.
How to get to Marbella?
If you arrive by plane, Malaga Airport is in fact the largest in Andalusia. It receives flights from Spain's main cities as well as many European cities.. The airport is located one hour away from the Old Town and works both with Spanish national airlines and budget airlines such as Ryanair or Vueling.
If you would prefer to take the train, the RENFE national transport train service takes you directly to Fuengirola, which is really close to Marbella. Once arrived in Fuengirola you have to switch from the train station to the bus station to get to the city centre.
The bus station of Marbella is well-connected to the rest of the Costa del Sol's towns and also to Spain's main cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Seville or Granada. The company ALSA provides national shuttle service, and other companies such as Portillo or Comes have also their place within the province of Malaga.
Where to Stay in Marbella?
Depending on your preferences Marbella can be appealing in two different ways: for its Andalusian culture and for its glamour.
The Old quarter is whitewashed and packed with colorful, floral displays, orange-tree-shaded plazas and impossibly narrow alleyways, offers incredible cheap accommodation in Marbella.
This area is ideal for those wanting to stay in a B&B with Airbnb as it is a useful area if you don't have a car. It is near the Orange Square which is filled with great shops, restaurants and bars as well as providing a wonderful ambience in the evenings. Look for holiday rentals in Marbella and walk along the paseo maritime to have delightful views of the sunset.
Stay in a cute Airbnb in Marbella old town and discover the quaint narrow streets and find tucked away rooftop bars. The old town comprises two historical quarters both containing ancient architecture, trendy cafes and chic squares.
Puerto Banus is located on the western side of Marbella and is the perfect place to book accommodation in Marbella. It is a relatively new town in Marbella, so it is filled with cheap apartments ideal for hen and stag party's as well as luxury holidays. Sip on cocktails whilst watching fleets of luxury yachts come in for the night. Every Saturday in Puerto Banus is a market that stretches along the coastline selling everything from clothes and handbags to carpets and sunglasses. The nightlife also makes Puerto Banus an attractive area to book a hotel in Marbella as it is a place full of cheap and luxury bars and clubs.
What activities to do?
Getting lost in Old Town and going through the historic quarter of Marbella is like going into the small fishing village that it once was. Whitewashed alleys, white balconies where colorful geraniums hang and sweet squares intrigue visitors.
You can also take churros and juice at Plaza de los Naranjos, eat them in the shade of the orange trees that give the square its name. Moreover, we recommend taking pictures next to the castle's walls or a Puerto Banús yacht!
If you fancy doing some jogging along the promenade or even watching, this is the place to come.
Marbella is situated on the Costa del Sol and sits beside the Mediterranean Sea. This makes it a great place to go Scuba Diving. Try and see the colourful array of fish, moray eels, octopuses and congers. There are also a few wrecks dotted along the shoreline which make for an interesting dive. This is a great dive site, ideal for beginners.