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What to do in Marbella: the centre of Costa del Sol 

If you’re looking to spend some days unwinding and enjoying the sun and beaches of Costa del Sol, Marbella is the place for you. At just half an hour by car from Málaga Airport, it is the perfect destination to visit with your hire car if you’ve arrived in Málaga by plane. 

This list of places to visit will provide you with all kinds of activities, so you’ll know exactly what to do in Marbella and won’t miss a thing. 


What to see in Marbella: the essentials 


Whenever anyone hears the name Marbella they think of beaches, but that is not the only thing on offer at this city in Málaga. Here is a little guide to help you discover the city in depth. 


  • Marbella’s Old Town


With its typical Andalusian narrow streets, the old town in Marbella is full of picturesque little corners. If you take a leisurely stroll around you will discover a number of shops, squares, terraces and winding streets full of charm. 


  • Marbella Castle Walls


When you visit the old town, you should make sure to also take a stroll along the walls of the Alcazaba. This fortified building dates back to the 11th century and was declared a Site of Cultural Interest. 


  • The Avenida del Mar with Dalí


The Avenida del Mar, located between the Alameda and the Mediterranean Sea, is the busiest promenade in Marbella and has 12 sculptures of Salvador Dalí. It is a vibrant and cultural area full of terraces where you can sit down and grab something to eat or drink. 


  • Puerto Banús


The most popular and well-known entertainment area in Marbella, and also the most glamorous, where you will find plenty of luxury yachts and sports activities. 

Aside from this selection, Marbella is full of many other interesting places to suit every type of visitor. Whether you like to be right in the middle of the most popular beach, or you prefer to get away to a more natural and less crowded beach to unwind in peace, there are plenty of options to choose from to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. 


Explore Marbella and its surrounding areas in your rental car 


To make sure you make the best of your trip, not only should you explore Marbella, but you should also venture out to explore the surrounding areas and all the unmissable spots around Málaga. A rental car will allow you to get around at your own pace and set your own ideal schedule. 

If you use a rental car to visit Marbella and explore Málaga, you won’t need to rely on public transport. It offers more flexibility: you are the one who decides what to see and do in Marbella, to your own schedule, so you can enjoy your holiday in maximum comfort and safety. You and your companions will be able to explore Marbella and its surrounding areas with peace of mind and all the services you need from Record go: the most comprehensive cover, express vehicle delivery and return, and all the extras you need for your trip. 

It’ll be the most comfortable and enjoyable getaway you’ve ever had. What are you waiting for? Book your hire car now to start exploring Marbella. 


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