The centre of Marbella will leave you spoilt for choice.

The buzzing ‘Puerto Deportivo’ is filled with bars, restaurants and boats, and offers every cuisine you can think of. Live music, an ocean view along with a few Irish bars means a night here will undoubtedly be one to remember!

In contrast to the port area, just a few minutes’ walk away lies the hidden gem in Marbella centre, Casco Antiguo. Casco Antiguo, or ‘the old town’ is a cluster of authentic sunny Spanish streets, with traditional white-washed houses, restaurants and shops.

This haven secretly sits just behind the port, and invites you to enjoy its orange tree filled squares and roof top hideaways. Like a secret time hop, you will be transported back to the olden days of Marbella, where women sang in the street and the place was no more than a small fishing town. If you’re looking to buy traditional Spanish clothes or simply fresh fish, here is where to come! 

Not to be missed: Plaza de Los Naranjos (orange square), the summer ‘Feria’, Puerto Deportivo

Fun Fact: Marbella used to be a tiny fishing town, just like any other in Andalucia. When the fishing industry started to decline local authorities decided to focus on tourism, and here we are now.