Marbella is one of the best known Spanish cities abroad, mainly thanks to the glamor of many of its visitors and inhabitants in recent years. It is also the most important tourist spot on the Costa del Sol and has guaranteed sunshine for about five months a year, although as a general rule throughout the year the climate is very pleasant. Despite its enormous popularity, it has not gone "derailed" and retains the charm of every Andalusian city with lots of white houses, mainly in the city center.
In the old town you can find beautiful places to wander around such as the Plaza de los Naranjos (here it is essential to sit down and have an ice cream or a foo in one of its terraces). In this area you will find a lot of typical shops, especially handicrafts. The contrast between the small shops of a lifetime and the great luxuries of the great designers is curious. At night there is a lot of going on and the best plan is to book a dinner in any restaurant (if it is in the maritime area much better), go to a play and then have a drink in a pub.
But if something is successful in Marbella, it is its beaches , mainly those of El Fuerte and El Fontanilla, which are in the heart of the city and with a wonderful Promenade that runs from end to end and where you will find plenty of bars and shops. for anything you need. The fine sand beaches are very long and have hammocks, umbrellas and everything you might need for a wonderful day in the sun. There the typical gigantic sand figures are made and there are plenty of tiled benches where you can sit for a while and rest.