Marbella is often compared to the famous Monte Carlo. Recently, Marbella has become a popular destination among celebrities and the affluent. Famous sportsmen, actors, politicians or even members of royal families have their villas here. Marbella has a great cosmopolitan atmosphere. The city is very lively and full of fancy shopping areas, bars and restaurants.The magnificent villas of the rich and famous and their mega-yachts parked in the harbour of Puerto Banus are quite a sight to behold.
Not many people know that only two centuries ago Marbella was a simple mining village with well-established steel industry. In 20th century, however, the steel industry collapsed which started a new era for the city as one of the most exclusive resorts on the Mediterranean Sea. This glitzy pearl of Costa del Sol guarantees unforgettable summer holidays.
Marbella offers abundant ways to spend money. It is a shopper´s paradise with many designer boutiques, shopping centres and back-street tourist shops. Marbella is also synonymous with rich and colourful night-life. Nowhere else on Costa del Sol you will find so many night clubs and bars!
Marbella holds the Andalusian record for most beaches. Within 13 miles radius from the centre of the city, there are as many as 23 beaches. Most of them are offer great conditions to bathe in the Mediterrean sun – there is beautiful clean golden sand and really enjoyable water.
If you are looking for great summer holidays, and a way to spend some money, bestandalucia.com cannot but recommend Marbella.