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Tourists are going mental for rental

Luxury villas and rental homes, as opposed to hotel stays, are becoming an increasingly popular choice with global travellers, and that is definitely something we are witnessing here in Marbella. Building a business is never easy, certainly not in such a crowded tourism industry, and especially not in a competitive area like the Costa Del [...]

Top Tips for Planning an Easter break in Marbella

What are your plans for Easter this year? If you’re thinking of a getaway, we’d recommend Marbella as an excellent Easter destination. At Easter, Marbella has a wonderful combination of culture, great places to eat and things to do. It is an Easter break with a difference and we think you’ll love it. Here are [...]

7 Fabulous Things to do in Marbella

Your visit to Costa del Sol remains incomplete without stepping foot on Marbella, in spite of so many of them mistakenly branding the place as expensive or as the “concrete nightmare of Costa del Sol”. We will tell you – on the contrary--- that this place remains one of the most stunning additions to your [...]

Five courses to play near Marbella

The golf market is a multi-billion-pound industry, attracting wannabe John Rahms’ to destinations across the globe all-year round, and with so many courses and resorts available, competition for custom is fierce. And here at Vacation Marbella we believe we can offer as good as, if not better than anyone else in Europe with so much [...]

Ski and sunshine breaks in Marbella

Marbella and skiing are not two concepts that you’d usually see together, but in fact you can incorporate skiing into your winter holiday in Marbella pretty easily. This is because we are only two hour’s drive from the slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and it makes an easy day trip. It is amazing [...]

2018-02-15T20:03:58+00:00February 15th, 2018|Guide, Holiday Rentals, Luxury Accommodation|0 Comments

How to enjoy Marbella in winter

On the Costa del Sol we are so lucky with the weather with plenty of bright sunshine and high temperatures throughout the year. However, visitors can be surprised by how cool it can feel in the shade, or when night falls. Don’t be caught unprepared, read on for our insider’s advice for having a wonderful [...]

Ironman comes to Marbella

Last year the Mayor of Marbella and the organizers of Ironman announced that the world’s most famous triathlon would coming to Marbella in 2018 and that it would be held here for at least three years. This is an Ironman 70.3 event which is half the distance of a full distance race, but is excellent [...]

Vacation Marbella is perfect to explore Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus and neighbouring Marbella, or ‘Marbs’ as it has affectionately become known as, have long been popular destinations for holidaying Brits and that shows no signs of abating. That is certainly not to suggest that demand has swamped the area with floods of tourists. On the contrary, visitors could never bore of people-watching while [...]

Vacation Marbella welcomes UK golf journalists

Vacation Marbella hosted its first press trip recently when a group of seven UK golf journalists was invited to experience this wonderful region of Andalucía. In association with leading marcomms specialist the Azalea Group, the three-day fact-finding mission proved to be an enormous success as the party enjoyed rounds at Los Naranjos and Rio [...]

2018-02-05T14:36:10+00:00January 10th, 2018|Costa del Golf, Luxury Accommodation, Tours|0 Comments

Experience travelling like a local with Matt Landau on Sense of Place

We were honoured to be selected by holiday rental guru Matt Landau to be featured on his TV show “Sense of Place”. Matt and Vacation Marbella are both passionate about the concept of travelling like a local and enjoying an authentic experience on your holiday. A key component of that is staying in a holiday [...]

2017-12-26T00:00:00+00:00December 26th, 2017|Luxury Accommodation|0 Comments

Marbella is the perfect retreat for Tiger

There has been only one golf story of real note over the last few weeks and that is the return to action of 14-times Major winner Tiger Woods at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas this month. The American, who finally looks to be over the troublesome back problems, starred in his first competition [...]

2017-12-15T00:00:00+00:00December 15th, 2017|Costa del Golf|0 Comments

Things to do and places to go at Christmas on the Costa del Sol

Christmas is magical on the Costa del Sol with lots of great activities and events, the towns sparkling with beautiful lights, nativity scenes and delicious Christmas treats to enjoy. What makes it even better, is that the sun usually shines and the temperatures rarely dip below 10°C, so you can take a stroll on the [...]

2017-12-12T00:00:00+00:00December 12th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

International Aviation Festival in Torre Del Mar 28-29-30 July 2017

The Torre del Mar International Aviation Festival is an aeronautic, cultural, sporting and family event that brings together more than 250,000 spectators in the Torre del Mar arenas. Some of the best acrobatic pilots in Europe are coming and it is totally free for the spectators. The pilots will push their air machines to the [...]

2018-01-15T10:04:37+00:00July 26th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Pedro Romero’s fair & Goyesca’s bullfight

The traditional Goyesca's bullfight takes place every year at Ronda's bullring during Pedro Romero's fair. The bullfight is composed by bullfighters and its crew, dressed with typical Goyescos dresses (dressing from XVIII century and used until XIX century by the middle class). The Goyesca was firstly organised by the families Ordoñez, Cayetano Ordoñez Araújo, son [...]

2018-01-15T10:04:37+00:00August 1st, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Total Solar Eclipse on Monday 21st of August 2017

What is a total solar eclipse? During a total solar eclipse, the moon covers the entire disk of the sun. On Monday 21st of August 2017 we will be able to see this rare and beautiful phenomenon known as "American Eclipse". In America, people will be able to see a complete solar eclipse while in [...]

2018-01-15T10:04:37+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Málaga´s Zurich Marathon 2017

The Málaga´s Zurich Marathon will join approximately 6,000 runners. Are you one of them? The city of Málaga will celebrate the next marathon edition on 10th December. There is not a better chance to combine sports and holidays. Zurich Seguros will be the main sponsor of the Málaga´s marathon, thanks to the agreement signed by [...]

2018-01-15T10:04:37+00:00September 1st, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Private day tours in Málaga and Costa del Sol

We organize private excursions and tours using comfortable minivans with drivers, every day of the year. If you are staying on the Costa del Sol, and want unique experiences you can design your trip to dedicate your time discovering the most beautiful and characteristic places such as Málaga, Mijas, Granada, and Ronda or by having [...]

2018-01-15T10:04:37+00:00September 18th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Music & Arts Festival “Salida del Sol II”

Music & Arts Festival “Salida del Sol II” will be celebrated from 2 nd until 8 October at Avanto Beach Restaurant in La Cala de Mijas. It is a festival that is being planned every year since there is nothing similar in Spain. There are seven concerts taking place over the seven nights festival is [...]

2018-01-15T10:04:38+00:00September 27th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

5 Tips for doing a wine tour in Ronda

Ronda is just an hour’s drive from the vibrant town of Marbella, up a fabulous mountain road with breath-taking scenery. Ronda is well known for it’s natural beauty, so don’t forget your camera – there are stunning views wherever you turn and the dramatic iconic gorge and bridge is incredible. It is the home of [...]

2018-01-15T10:04:38+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Tours|0 Comments

Where to stay in Marbella in Autumn

Do you think of Marbella only as a summer holiday destination? Think again! Autumn is one of the best times to visit Marbella, as the weather is glorious, the place is still buzzing, yet the crowds have gone, so you don’t have to fight for a parking space or a table at the best restaurants. [...]

2018-01-15T10:04:38+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Holiday Rentals|0 Comments

Andalucia Valderrama Master

The Marbella region is well known for being a golfing paradise – and that reputation is set to blossom even further this weekend with the welcome return of the Andalucia Masters at the Valderrama Golf Club. The Andalucia Masters, the last stop on the European Tour, was first played in 2010 at the famous Spanish [...]

2018-04-10T12:37:16+00:00October 18th, 2017|Costa del Golf, Events|0 Comments

Vacation Marbella cooperating with Ronald McDonald, charity

We will help the Casa Ronald McDonald ( Málaga) by giving them 1 Euro per booking we receive. On 29th November 2017 Vacation Marbella has signed a collaboration where it is estimated that it will be donated more than 3,000 Euros annually. Vicente Moros, Casa Ronald McDonald´s director of Málaga has signed a collaboration agreement [...]

2018-02-21T14:34:22+00:00November 30th, 2017|Events|0 Comments