Things to Do

Looking for a beach holiday or sandcastles with the children and relaxing around the resort pool? It’s all happening in and around Marbella. How about a chiringuito beach bar under a thatched roof, browned bodies in tangos around you and chilled wine or cold beer listening to catchy salsa music with the Mediterranean just metres from your table? First of all find yourself a place to stay,  it’s all here on Gomarbella.  You have a fantastic choice, luxury hotels along the the Golden Mile, great value hotels in Marbella’s old town, villas with blue pools and sunkissed green lawns or very affordable hostels near the beach.  What about a local cruise from Marbella’s Puerto Deportivo, a couple of hours hanging out in Puerto Banus and then a return cruise to Marbella with the setting sun behind you?

Time out from the beach? Feel the urge to go shopping? You have La Ca￱ñada commercial centre up behind Marbella. Spend the whole day there shopping and lunching at very affordable prices. There’s Marbella Old Town, the Casco Urbano with its lovely narrow streets and boutique shops. Don’t miss the Puerto Banus shops of course where the A listers, footballers and rich and famous like to be seen and hang out. Spend time in the massive El Cortes Inglés commercial centre, Marina Banus or Cristamar shopping malls all side by side. Check out how to move around over on the Gomarbella Travel page. Planning your own party and need to hire some extra tables and chairs?

Sporting visitors look no further. There’s a tremendous range of golf courses at different prices of course and tennis, squash and paddle ball courts everywhere. Are you a walker? Enjoy long sections of the seaside walkway which joins Marbella with San Pedro de Alcantara  and Estepona. Is road or mountain biking your passion? Get insider hints on where to rent exactly the bike you need or find a cycling group or bike coach to help you get the most out of your time on two wheels under the sun.

Your favourite winter sports, snowboarding, skiing or apres ski are only three hours away from the Costa del Sol up in the Sierra Nevada. Be on the beach in the morning then up in the snow in the afternoon! If you are looking for expert road and mountain bike training for your winter season then book yourself some time with Hugo Gomez.

Get the Gomarbella top recommendation on joining a great fitness group. The Marbella Buddies are based out of San Pedro de Alcantará with fitness session for all levels including online classes for international members. Enjoy stimulating weekends, organised group excursions and lots of social activities. You’ll make new friends fast, get fit and feel great at the same time.

Marbella is perfectly positioned for day trips to Ronda, Malaga city, Granada, C￳rdoba, Seville, Gibraltar and Tangiers or Ceuta over on the north coast of Africa. Gomarbella will give you the best advice on how to get to those destinations. If you are an independent type you will want to organise your own trip but if you are in a holiday mood you’ll want our recommendations on how to comfortably book a day’s excursion. You might be wondering how to fit in a trip across to Faro or Lagos on the Algarve in Portugal. Get our inside information on how to do the trip by bus or car.

Sing along and feel good in one of the many choirs along the coast and do check out our recommendations for live music. Strut your stuff at line dancing or feel the passion of a flamenco show while  you eat. Talking of eating out there’s a fantastic range of restaurants in Marbella and along the coast and we’ll certainly pass on our recommendations.  Did you know that Marbella is a top venue for hen parties? Let Gomarbella make some suggestions on where to stay and party.