has a charm and character all of its own and different to any other
Spanish town or city. It has changed greatly especially in the
last ten years or so. Although once a quiet fishing village and now
a sophisticated resort city with many nationalities living side by
side going about their daily life, you will still find the locals
using the benches in the Alameda Park!
The beach promenade
is wide and clean, and there are always street cleaners busy at work
ensuring that any rubbish is disposed of quickly. Palm trees
line and colourful plants line the main road, and the streets are
leafy and attractive.
Parking can be a nightmare
especially in summer and it's best to use the car parks to avoid going
round and round and then risk getting towed away by the very efficient
local "grua" (towaway truck) In case you do get towed away,
your car will end up in the police car pound under the football stadium! Don't
park on a taxi rank whatever happens and don't argue with the policemen
out is wonderful, prices vary according to establishments obviously,
but overall it has to be said that there is something for everyone.
There are many places slightly off the main beach promenade or in
the old town for example which are fantastic -
let us know if you find a great restaurant or bar which we can
add to our list.
Tourist office on Paseo Maritimo La Concha mountain behind.
Fountain in La Alameda Park the heart of Marbella
Typical terrace in town