How To Spend 48 Hours In Marbella

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While we may all currently find ourselves stuck at home having to adhere to the lockdown restrictions, there’s no harm in thinking ahead to the future and planning for your ideal break once the pandemic is over.

And, after months and months of having to put up with windy, rainy conditions, the chances are that you will want to escape to somewhere with a bit of sun, fun, and life to it. If so, then Marbella is the place for you.

Situated in the heart of Spain’s Costa del Sol, Marbella is famed for its villas, beaches, hotels, and golf courses. It’s also known as the most exclusive location to rent property on the Costa del Sol, with a wealth of prestigious nightclubs, upmarket boutiques, and swanky bars available throughout the city.

In other words, it’s the ideal place to jet off to for a weekend break once we’re finally free and able to.

But what exactly should you do while you’re there? Are there any sights, scenery or landmarks you need to add to your itinerary?

Well, we’ve got you covered. Join us as we run through some of the key things we think you should do over a 48-hour period.

Day One

Morning: Familiarise Yourself In The Old Town

Marbella has several neighbourhoods so, once you’ve landed there, you’re going to need to get your bearings and familiarise yourself with the surroundings.

The old town – otherwise known as casco antiguo – is a great place to start.

Offering an insight into what life is like in Seville’s Santa Cruz or Córdoba’s San Basilio, the pretty cobbled streets are packed full of upmarket cafes, tapas bars, and boutiques – the ideal place to pick up some souvenirs for friends and family back home.

What’s more, from here you’ll be able to quickly and easily join a walking tour. This will provide you with an insightful look into the city’s heritage and history while enabling you to quickly get your bearings.

Plus, it’ll allow you to scout out the best place to pick up a healthy, authentic Spanish lunch.

Early Afternoon: Check Out The Art Galleries

Once you’ve enjoyed your lunch (we’d recommend the tapas restaurants in the Old Town), you’re going to want to work off your food by visiting some of the city’s best art galleries and museums.

The Contemporary Engraving Museum, for example, offers a truly unique Spanish experience, while the Art Wanson Gallery is a must-visit for art fans, featuring the works of Cézanna, Picasso, Chagall and many more.

Late Afternoon: Head To The Golf Course

No trip to Marbella would be complete without a round of golf or two. After all, the city is well-known for being home to the best golf courses not only on the Costa del Sol but also around the world.

Whether you choose to visit the La Quinta Golf & Country Club, the Marbella Club Golf Resort or the Los Naranjos Golf Club, wherever you go is sure to put your golf skills to the test, while also enabling you to enjoy the expansive scenery and views that the Costa del Sol has to offer.

Evening: Cocktails Anyone?

After you’ve finished your round of golf and have refreshed yourself back at your hotel, head back into the main resort to finish off the day with a few drinks.

The night clubs and bars along Marbella’s various beaches are particularly well known for their excellent nightlife, after all, so no visit to the Costa del Sol would be complete without a tipple or ten.

The Paseo Maritimo and the streets around the Alameda Park are particularly great for late-night venues, while the Nikky Beach Club is a must-visit during the summer months, being home to some of the world’s best DJs.

Day Two

Morning, Afternoon & Evening: Head To The Beach

Marbella is home to 23 beaches so, regardless of how long your stay here may be, you’re going to need to visit at least one of them before you head home.

Some of the beaches have even received the prestigious Blue Flag status, meaning they are some of the most amenable, clean and best beaches in Europe.

While certain beaches may be kept private and require a hefty price tag to enter, there are a number of fantastic public beaches to choose from instead, where all you’ll need to buy is a sun lounger, an umbrella and an optional ice cream or two.

Then, after spending the day soaking up the rays, you’ll be ready to enjoy the best of Marbella’s nightlife once again, finishing off your weekend trip with a final few drinks on the beach.