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Marbella’s magnificent climate, superb beaches, wealth of leisure facilities and its unparalleled location have combined to make Marbella the centre for international tourism on the Costa del Sol.
The former fishing port was originally transformed into a summer playground for the rich and famous. In 1943, Ricardo Soriano, the Marquis of Ivanrey moved toMarbellaand was instrumental in developingMarbella’s tourism industry. His nephew, Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg founded theMarbella Clubwhich became a name synonymous with the international jet set.
These days Marbellais far more accessible and is one of the most popular family holiday destinations on the Costa del Sol.
So what can you do inMarbella? More importantly what can you do for free? Here are five suggestions.
Visit the Old Town
Marbellahas carefully preserved its old town of whitewashed houses, their facades adorned with wrought-iron grilles and breathtaking displays of flowers.
No visit is complete without seeing the Plaza de los Naranjos (translated literally as ‘orange tree square.’) It provides the perfect setting to unwind at one of the many outdoor cafes and enjoy a drink.
Hike up La Concha
La Concha is one ofMarbella’s most emblematic landmarks. The highest mountain in the area, it stands at 1200m and offers some spectacular views over the Costa del Sol and across toNorth Africaon a clear day.
There are two routes upLa Concha. Thefirst is from thevillageofIstanand the other from El Refugio de Juanar. Neither of the walks is particularly technical, but a good level of fitness is required.
Parque de la Constitucion
Parque de la Constitucion is situated right in the heart ofMarbella. An island of peace of tranquility, if you are looking to get away from it all, a visit to the park is recommended.
Expect to find carefully landscaped gardens, thick vegetation and a small amphitheatre that offers musical and theatrical performances throughout the summer months.
The Bonsai museum inMarbellais considered to have one of the most important collections of Bonsai trees inEurope. It also has an impressive collection of olive trees that include the “Acebuche olive tree” which is over 300 years old.
The museum itself is situated in another beautiful park, the Parque Arroyo dela Represa. Althoughnot strictly free, the entrance price is minimal (adults €4 and children €2) and well worth a visit.
Going to the beach
Marbellais a beach lover’s paradise with no less than 23 beaches along its 27kms of coastline.Marbella’s beaches were awarded another three Blue Flags in 2012, bringing the total number of Blue Flag beaches to 12. No other coastal town in theprovinceofAndalucíahas as many.
Playa de la Fontanilla, Playa Nagüeles, Playa Real de Zaragoza –Marbella’s beautiful beach list is almost endless.The professional team of Arcos & Lamers Asociados has the legal/fiscal knowledge, resources, experience and skills to help clients deal with any matters related to the services listed below. CIVIL LEGAL AND EXTRAJUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS PURCHASE & SALE OF REAL ESTATE TAX LAW: TAX AND ACCOUNTING ADVICE CORPORATE LAW, TRADE COMPANIES INHERITANCE, WILLS AND SUCCESSION SPANISH EMPLOYMENT ADVICE TRADEMARKS AND PATENTS CRIMINAL LAW BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS LEGAL AND FISCAL ADVICE IN GENERAL OTHER SERVICES Do not hesitate to contact this English Speaking Spanish law firm for any legal, tax and company matters.
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