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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Electronics Store
“La Cañada is our main shopping centre/mall and once you're down the mountain and in Elviria, it's just another 10 minutes along the main road. LC offers everything from a large hypermarket to all your high street shops like Zara, Mango, Sephora, Stradivarius, H&M, Marks & Spencer, and so many more. It also has an Apple store, a home improvement store called Leroy Merlin, a large electronics store called Worten and many cafés and restaurants including Costa and McDonalds. ”
  • 164 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Marbella's famous marina Puerto Banús is a luxury and exclusive destination for shopping, eating, drinking and partying. Whatever your mood, Banús is the playground where you can find it. By day, families, couples and friends spend the day here walking along the marina, shopping and eating and people watching. A beautiful way to spend the day and basque in Marbella's glorious sunshine, surrounded by stunning yachts, supercars and beautiful people. By night, the marina transforms into the destination for drinks and partying. Places like Sinatra and Joys become so full, patrons overflow onto the street and drinks and happiness are shared with passersby. There are so many bars and clubs in the area that it's difficult to keep up with but local magazines Essential and Society always highlight Marbella's hottest places to party. Day or night... Banús is always fun! ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Beach
“Marbella's beaches: The Marbella coastline stretches from Cabopino through to San Pedro de Alcantara. 26 kilometres of golden sandy beaches, shelving down to the calm Mediterranean Sea. To the east, Cabopino port and beach are home to a couple of laid-back and economical Chiringuitos (Beach Restaurants), the beach right next to the port has sunbeds for hire and is a popular kite surfing spot. As you move west away from the port, the beach becomes a nudist spot. Head west to the popular area of Elviria and the famous Nikki Beach and then on to one of the most beautiful and natural stretches of beach, which joins Elviria and the urbanisation of El Rosario. Funny Beach just outside of Marbella, is an amusement park on the beach, with go karts, parasailing, water scooters and a restaurant bar. Marbella town’s beaches are well equipped, with water sports facilities, beach restaurants line the golden sands, cooking sardines on the spit, the waters are calm, ideal for family beach days. Head further west into Puerto Banus and you have a mix of family beach zones and hedonistic beach clubs, where you’ll likely bump into a few celebrities and paparazzi. Finally, you reach San Pedro de Alcantara, at the western limits of Marbella. Here the wide, palm-fringed beaches are more laid-back, backed by a beautiful promenade and restaurants.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“An icon in Marbella for many years. Top of the Top for glamorous people, but be aware, their prices are not of this world.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Nikki Beach is a world famous luxury beach club known for its fabulous dining and signature, if somewhat outrageous entertainment programme, featuring live performers, aerialists, burlesque dancers and so much more. Its theme parties have become a legendary night on the Coast. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Famous harbour where luxury boats anchor and celebrities take a walk. Trendy shops and restaurants.”
  • 146 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Restaurant and drinks with live music every night. In the surroundings of the bullring in Puerto Banús.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Pool
“I will recommend you to go to the beach in front of Ocean Club in Puerto Banus, where you can enjoy a beautiful calm beach or have some fun at Ocean Club, one of the best Beach Clubs in the world.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Plaza
“The attraction of Los Naranjos Plaza does not lie exclusively in the noble buildings but also in the way it continues in a sense to be the nerve centre of the old city. A visitor who arrives without prior knowledge will surely be surprised by the Old Quarter of Marbella, as it is not common for a city that is linked by choice to the modern world manage to preserve the imprint of the past in an equal or greater degree this. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“its very facy and popular in the summer. The terrace is often lively and a variety of restaurants surround it.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Tropical decor, lovely sun beds, great food, beautiful people, classy place, not cheap but wonderful”
  • 49 locals recommend
Department Store
“It's big, and has everything you will need, as well as a large supermarket.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Head to Picasso in the port for competitively-priced (for the port!) food. Famous for its pizzas!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good fun , dinner , music , club and shisha . I recommended for young and mature fun people ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bistro
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“It's the informal eatery attached to Dani García's three-Michelin star restaurant. Pricey.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Golf Course
“10 mins from house great breakfast golf course superb beautiful layout book early ”
  • 4 locals recommend