What was once a humble fishing village has turned into a unique, cosmopolitan resort and one of the brightest jewels of The Mediterranean. Behind the flashy yachts, cars and glamorous parties though, there is a contagious and uplifting energy about the place.
Marvellous Marbella is good for your soul, and here’s ten reasons why:
1. Experience the Healing Properties of the Sea
The sound of the waves crashing against the shore is soothing so walking along one of Marbella’s beaches might be the only tonic you really need this summer. Bring on the vitamin sea!
2. The Andalucian Hospitality Will Put a Smile on your Face
There is no room for doubt, Andalucian people are some of the friendliest you will find. Feel the love, spread the love!
3. You Might just Find a New Passion for Yoga in Marbella
Yoga and Marbella go together like café and leche. The Marbella scene is not all about parties, in fact, the resort has some of the best yoga instructors and classes in the whole of Andalucia, with internationally top-rated teachers offering private and group classes. Waking up with a salute to the sun just makes sense in such a stunning environment.
4. The Blend of Cultures Helps you Broaden your Own Horizons
Marbella is culturally rich, not only with traditional Spanish restaurants and historical landmarks, but relics of other cultures too. You’ll see a nod to the Roman civilization here, especially if you go to Puente Romano and see the original Roman bridge, as well as the Arabic, Moorish influence around town. This mixture of heritage means you will be walking around streets seeped with history and stories of their own. Perhaps this is where your story starts.
5. Golf Could be your New Route to Mindfulness
Believe us, you’ll enjoy a wonderful feeling of zen when concentrating on your swing on a deliciously lush golf course. If you love golf, then Marbella is the ideal holiday destination for you, all year. The weather is perfect for golfing and that’s not the only reason it has been chosen by some of the world’s best course designers. Stunning views are par for the course, excuse the pun.
6. Marbella Helps Brings Loved Ones Closer
Marbella is fully loaded when it comes to families. Everything is designed to facilitate group gatherings and little ones are welcomed in bars and restaurants even late at night. Enjoy that family time.
7. You’ll Find Gratitude Comes Easily in Marbella
They say it’s the little things that make a difference, like the pretty blue flowerpots in Marbella’s old town or the sensory pleasure of biting into a freshly caught and grilled skewer of sardines. There are so many things to feel grateful for in Marbella that you simply won’t have any trouble looking on the bright side of life.
8. Let the Local Cuisine Nourish your Soul
Food is medicine, so they say. Marbella offers such a vast range of food to enjoy from all nations but there is nothing like traditional, homely dishes to give you that warm fuzzy feeling. We just love the traditional tapas on offer here like meatballs, stews, and soups. Take a walk around the old town and find your own perfect tapas bar for some comfort food, Spanish style.
9. It’s All About The Sky in Marbella
A sunset in Marbella is no ordinary sunset. Shades of pink, orange and yellow blend into skies that look like works of art, but the sky is impressive at all times of day. The bright blue, often cloudless skies turn to pitch black at night, it’s a wonderful place for star gazing.
10. The Marbella Magic
Marbella is unique, attracting people of many cultures and backgrounds from film stars and celebrities to digital nomads. There is only one Marbella, with its Old School Chic and an effortless glamour that dates back to the 1960s. That “Marbella Magic” brings people here time after time. Feel its uplifting vibes.
We hope you enjoyed this article, we adore Marbella but we would love to hear your views on why it is special. Follow us on Instagram, @swishmarbella for more local insight.