Marbella is a resort where you are likely to find a few of the rich and famous. Families and couples are seen around Marbella and it is definitely a golfer's paradise. The transfer time for this resort is around 50 minutes depending on which accommodation you are staying in. This gives you plenty of time to look at the scenery surrounding your resort and get an understanding of the location of your resort. There are nearly two dozen beaches around Marbella that are mostly man made. Along the coast you will find some brilliant sandy beaches leading into the water. Marbella's best beach is the most central and is very popular with both tourists and locals. It can get very crowded so it is important to get there early if you want a good spot. There is so much accommodation in Marbella that it is difficult to choose from. You will find exclusive 5-star hotels as well as a few middle-market hotels. People looking for budget hotels will struggle to find one in there area although there are a few around. Most hotels are 3-5-stars and are full of facilities that you will need. Many of them also offer an all-inclusive board basis although you may also be able to find half-board and full-board as well. There are many private villas on the coast to rent if you'd prefer the self-catering option. There are also a few apartment complexes near the city centre, however if you are staying in an apartment then it is recommended that you hire a car.
If you are a golf lover then you will love Marbella. There are plenty of courses for you to try as well as tennis clubs. If you head down to the marina, then you will also find a variety of water sports such as windsurfing, surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and water-skiing. Horse-riding is a great activity and is very popular with tourists. It is also a great way to see the resort. You can even go horse-riding along the beach. Sailing is very popular and there are many boat trips that you can go on. You can get views of Gibraltar and the Canaries, as well as spotting some dolphins. There is plenty of exploring to be down in the towns as well as in the landscaped gardens. You could also go and take a trip to the Picasso museum in Malaga to see over 200 pieces of his fine artwork.
Most restaurants in the Marbella area are slightly costly, however you can find reasonably priced restaurants in the area. The Puerto Banus area is the most expensive area, however you will find British, Spanish, seafood, Chinese, Italian, American, Mexican and many other cuisines all over the resort. Many of the restaurants along the beach specialise in paella. There are nightclubs in the area that are very upbeat and can be expensive, however the many bars usually hand out free tickets to the clubs. There is also a casino in the area should you decide you want to try it. The nightlife is very lively and you will have a lot of music and dancing going on. There are many designer outlets in Marbella as well as other clothing stores, jewellery, souvenirs, shoes and bag stores. There is a central bus station in Marbella town that runs along the coast. It also takes you to other resorts such as Torremolinos and Malaga. There are also taxi's available or you could hire a car.
The average annual temperature of Marbella is 19°C. The average summer temperature is 23°C, although during July and August temperatures can reach up to 29°C. The water temperature in the summer is around 24°C making the water perfect for swimming and water sports. You will have around 11 hours of sunshine a day in the summer months between June and August. During the winter, the temperature is still only 12°C. The coldest month is January and the winters tend to be relatively dry. There are only around 45 days of rainfall in a year and this usually clears up very quickly. You still have around 6-7 hours of sunshine a day in Marbella in the winter months. November and February tend to be the wettest months in Marbella.