Marbella started as a sleepy white washed Mediterranean village but that all changed with the tourist boom in the 1970’s. It is now a favourite destination for the European and Middle Eastern jetset. Marbella is located about an hours drive along the coast from Malaga. It sits at the foot of the Sierra Blanca Mountain. The historic quarter of Marbella has maintained its old charm and consists of white washed buildings and narrow cobblestoned streets. The center of the old quarter is the Plaza de los Naranjos where cafes line this orange tree filled square. Explore the maze of narrow passages lined with tourist shops, posh boutiques and lovely restaurants.The modern part of the city boasts a beautiful sea side promenade. On a clear day you can see Gibraltar and Morocco across the sea
A ten minute drive away is the famous marina, Puerto Banus. The drive takes you past the Golden Mile, where high end hotels and villas line the avenue. Have a stroll in Puerto Banus, see some of the mega yachts owned by royalty and the rich and famous. The marina boasts more than 900 moorings. You can browse among the many boutiques or have a meal or drink at one of the many restaurants in the marina.