Marbella and surroundings, the Costa del Sol and Andalusia

Our neighborhood: El Barrio Nuevo

A stone's throw from the Old Town, its origins date back to the 18th century as a result of the growth of the city outside the city walls.
When the threat of corsairs diminished and the coastline was protected by watchtowers (many of which are still visible today), the neighbourhood began to develop with very humble dwellings. The small plots of land used for agricultural activity were shared with the housing. They were distributed by "the grace of the Marquis of Castellón and the Warden of the Castle", in 1735.
In one of its streets is the "Cruz del Humilladero", the place where Ferdinand the Catholic accepted the keys to the city from the Arabs on 11 June 1485.
Nowadays, the Barrio Nuevo is made up of 7 pedestrian streets (Málaga, Sol, Lucero, Luna, San Ramón, Río and San Cristóbal) which have managed to maintain their traditional air despite the proximity to the traffic of people and vehicles. Simple houses of lime, tiles and wooden beams, which in the past had a vegetable garden and a small farmyard. Flowers decorate the doors and balconies of the houses, giving freshness and a pretty picture of a typical Andalusian street.

Our city: Marbella

Numerous civilisations had their sights set on Marbella before the thousands of tourists who visit it today. The climate must have had something to do with it. With an average temperature of 18.5º and 320 days of sunshine a year, the climate is the main tourist attraction.
We recommend you wander through the historic and cool streets of the old town , the Plaza de los Naranjos, the Iglesia de la Encarnación or the Calle Ancha will not disappoint you.
If you are looking for sun, beach and gastronomy , Marbella has 27 km of sandy beaches and dunes where you can enjoy eating on the beach. A few metres from Lucero 12 is the Playa de la Bajadilla, a wide sandy beach between the Barrio de los Pescadores and the marina, where you will find several traditional beach bars.
Puerto Banús . is known the world over for its luxury and glamour, feel like the jet set strolling around this famous marina.
Nightlife . Marbella has a nightlife scene to suit all tastes. From the most international parties in Puerto Banús, the most exclusive discotheques with the best DJs, the best beach bars on the beach, to the bars and pubs in the centre of Marbella and the Marina.
Golf . Marbella offers you the largest concentration of golf courses in continental Europe. 15 golf courses of the highest quality. There is a reason why the Costa del Sol is known as the Costa del Golf.
Nature . A few minutes away you can enter the Sierra Blanca or the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park where you can go hiking, cycling or enjoy the best active tourism activities. Ask us how to enjoy nature.

Our environment: Surroundings of Marbella

Marbella has a lot to offer, but if you have time we recommend some places you should not miss. Marbella's privileged enclave in the heart of the Costa del Sol gives you the possibility to be the starting point of the main tourist destinations in Andalusia .
Ronda : 45 minutes away you will find this city famous for its beauty and its historical, gastronomic, scenic and cultural attractions.
Malaga : Capital of the Costa del Sol. Its numerous museums, cathedral and old town will not disappoint you. Only 40 minutes from Marbella.
Cordoba : The Caliphate city is only 2 hours away. Visit its famous Mosque and its Arab and Jewish quarters.
Granada : The Nasrid city is also only 2 hours away. Don't miss the Alhambra, the viewpoint of San Nicolas and the Cathedral.
Gibraltar : A 1 hour drive will take you to this British colony located on a rocky outcrop with spectacular views of the Strait of Gibraltar.