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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

Marbella New Year and fireworks

Free activities in Marbella Posted on 09 Oct, 2017 21:58:40

Coming from Denmark where fireworks is a big event at New Years 24.00 entering the new year. Then Marbella is disappointing. You will only find a limted hotel fireworks at 5 star hotels and maybe not the best evening for the kids. But but after several years of search we found the perfect place. It is 40 min drive from Marbella but worth the drive. There is even a townhall watch and a funny “foam spray” event which the kids found pretty cool.
And the place is….

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,

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.

Marbella Lighthouse beach

Free activities in Marbella Posted on 05 Oct, 2017 20:47:47

We have our favourite. The beach next to Marbella Lighthouse. Protected against big wave and a really nice and sandy beach. Right next to Marbella promenade and all the restaurants if you need an ice cream or a pizza lunch.

Google map (link)

Puerto Banus walk and shopping

Free activities in Marbella Posted on 05 Oct, 2017 20:06:02

This is 10 min. drive from Marbella. Concentration of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Bugatti is huge. You will also find all the high-end shops in this street. But the ferries or yacht sizes you will find here is the most amazing. Great night life with many bars. Also good for an evening walk combined with dinner. Not as expensive as you would expect.

Marbella Old Town

Free activities in Marbella Posted on 05 Oct, 2017 19:59:39

This is the best of Marbella and a must if you combine it with a walk and dinner at the Orange Square. Many good restaurants. Many orange trees in the streets. Nothing better than the smell of the orange tree flowers.

Sierra Navada

Free activities in Marbella Posted on 05 Oct, 2017 16:48:11

Wanna try skiing in south of Spain? Except for summer season this is actually possible. It is a two hour drive from Marbella. First you hit Malaga, then Granada and the very top: Sierra Navada. Lots of signs on the way and a beutiful drive through the mountains. Usually not a one day trip. It should be combined with Granada. Most fantastic and beautiful city just taking a walk in the city. Normally combined with Alhambra castle. That alone is ½ to full day visit.

A mountain walk to Ojén

Free activities in Marbella Posted on 03 Oct, 2017 23:40:58
  • A good nature experience, 1½-2 hours walk (7.1 km) in the mountains from the resort to the small town Ojén. Lots of sights on the way to Ojén.

  • Fantastic mountain views and as you get close to the town a small waterfall, beautiful flowers and orange trees.
  • Ojén has plenty of restaurants and sights such as the old church museum and just a walk in the city centre.
  • This is also perfect for an ATV drive – with many other potential routes.