Best of Marbella

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Marbella
Spain's resort-loving Costa del Sol is home to Marbella, a former fishing village turned fashion destination, complete with five-star clubs, fine-dining restaurants, and a glittering marina packed with extravagant yachts. Though the city attracts those looking for a luxury experience, its coastline is the biggest draw to the region, which suits various travelers. Stretching across 17 miles, Marbella has two dozen beaches, many with blue flag status for their excellent conservation and water quality. These sandy stretches embody different facets of the city, from the vibrant restaurant-lined shores of Nagüeles to the wilder dune-backed sands of Artola and neighboring, nudist-friendly Cabopino

Beyond the beaches and the city's glitz and glamor, there's plenty more to see and do in the area. Previous kimkim travelers have enjoyed exploring the colorful region beyond Marbella. On day trips, you can immerse yourself in the arts-loving enclave of Málaga (birthplace of Picasso) or wander the storied streets of history-laden Cádiz—the oldest continuously inhabited settlement of Europe. Marbella also makes a fine launchpad to the spectacular cliffside village of Ronda, with opportunities to hike down into El Tajo Gorge.
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End your trip in Cádiz where you'll have free time to explore the area's cultural sites and beaches
Map of Gems of Southern Spain - 10 Days
Gems of Southern Spain - 10 Days

Escape to Spain's sun-kissed southern coast for 10 days of fun, food, culture, and beaches—with a dash of Morocco thrown in for good measure. Begin with tapas tours in Málaga, the birthplace of Picasso, followed by snorkeling, sunset cruises, and coastal hikes. Then, laze on the famous beaches of Marbella before hopping over to Tangier—Morocco's bohemian gem—for a private walking tour. Finally, return to Spain and enjoy free time to explore Cádiz at your own pace.

The Costa Brava
Barcelona, the Costa Brava & the Costa del Sol - 14 days

Take it easy on this two-week trip around the sunny beaches of Spain! You'll start with a few days in Barcelona, then drive north to the rugged coastline of the Costa Brava, taking your time as you explore quiet coves and small villages by the sea. For the second part of the trip, you'll jet off to the Costa del Sol, basing yourself in seaside Marbella and quaint Ronda as you swim, sunbathe, hike, and relax.

On this road trip, you'll explore part of Spain's Costa del Sol, the Sun Coast
Map of Beaches, White Villages & Seville Road Trip - 10 Days
Beaches, White Villages & Seville Road Trip - 10 Days

Embark on a 10-day journey through the landscapes of Andalusia, exploring the vibrant city of Seville, the pristine beaches of Andalusia, and Spain's picturesque White Villages. You'll experience rich cultural heritage, sample regional cuisine, and immerse yourself in the local way of life—a perfect blend of relaxation and cultural immersion.