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What to do in Marbella

What to do in Marbella

We have now been non-resident apartment owners for 3 years in Marbella. We have two kids and constantly try to find new events in Marballa and the local area that we can explore and recommend our guests to get the most out of their vacation stay.

Please add and recommend events that we are still lacking to explore.

/Philip Knudsen

Malaga harbour

Free activities in Marbella Posted on 08 Oct, 2017 18:35:07

This is a nice long walk on the wide promenade. Usually also some nice ships, shops and restaurants. Here is also the Malaga version of London eye or try a segway. These are of course not free but nice add-on if the kids get too impatient,


Marbella Restaurants Posted on 08 Oct, 2017 18:26:13

ELVIRIA is a town 10 min by car in direction of Malaga. They have many good restaurants right next to each other just when you exit from A7.

This is our girls favourite restaurant. Asia food: Japanese, Thai etc. They have the most amazing Teppanyaki show and selfie pancake with icecream is their specialty (watch the video). Make sure you book in advance in high season.

Address: Centro Comercial Pinogolf, Local 32, 29604 Marbella, Málaga, Spanien

Opening hours: 12-24

Phone: +34 952 83 63 23

Google map link to Orient Palace Teppanyaki

Malaga airport museum

Free activities in Marbella Posted on 08 Oct, 2017 18:14:16

Well, it is actually not in Marbella but right next to Malaga airport. Actually it is the old airport that has been turned into a museum. It is free entrance but they appreciate donations. Many different aircraft and it is not just a “don’t touch” museum. As you can see from the pictures you get a chance to be pilot 🙂
Entusiasts are happy to tell stories and details of the different aircraft. Surprisingly not many tourists. But it is really worth a visit.

Jaén castle

Long distance trips Posted on 08 Oct, 2017 18:09:09

If you drive via Marbella-Madrid this is really the perfect stop (and especially if you need to charge your Tesla). Amazing viewpoint (see the panorama video)at the top of the mountain. The hotel is in the Castle and it really like turning back time 300 years.

Carnival in Cadiz

Long distance trips Posted on 08 Oct, 2017 18:03:03

Granada and Alhambra

Long distance trips Posted on 08 Oct, 2017 18:01:25

Marbella to Madrid

Long distance trips Posted on 08 Oct, 2017 17:59:22

Marbella to Barcelona

Long distance trips Posted on 08 Oct, 2017 17:57:35

Barcelona is a long ride. But if you go by car to Marbella then Barcelona will be a natural stop.

Here are the things we decided to do in Barcelona:
– FC Barcelona Stadium. Don’t need to be a big fan to be impressed
– Gaudi home and park. Nice walk and beautiful buildings
– Barcelona Pride parade
– Rambla walk
– Bus roundtrip