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THE PERFECT DAY IN MARBELLA

Are you on holiday in Marbella and don’t know what to do or where to go? We can help! Here are our recommendations for creating the perfect day in Marbella. To start the day right, you need a fantastic breakfast and there are loads of wonderful spots to choose from. One of our favourites is Celicioso, the best café for gluten free goodies in the area. Open from 9am it [...]

GOLF CLASSES IN MARBELLA

A b o u t   G o n z a l o . . . Head Instructor and Founder of Gonzalo Golf Academy. He has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration by Coastal Carolina University (South Carolina, United States) and a Masters degree in Professional Golf Management by the PGA of America. The experience of Gonzalo in the golf industry stands out for working in the best golf courses in [...]

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN MARBELLA

Top 10 things to do in Marbella The Marbella region is as popular now as it ever has been with visitors of all ages and nationalities for so many different reasons. Enjoying the perfect setting on the sun-drenched Costa Del Sol, Marbella and the surrounding area is a mecca for tourists thanks to its scenery, cuisine, nightlife and excursions that can all be savoured while staying in one of Vacation [...]

Top five holes to die for on the Costa del Sol

The Marbella region, dubbed “Golf Valley” has long been a magnet for visitors from across Europe, and Vacation Marbella, which hosts more than 10,000 guests a year alone, is now focusing more in that market. Our popular stay-and-play deals allows Vacation Marbella guests to enjoy all the trappings of our high-end apartments in and around Puerto Banus, while also giving them the added bonus of discounted green fees at a [...]

May 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 Sol – one of the most popular destinations for sun-seekers in Europe. The choice for [...]

Starlite Marbella’s star-studded line up

One of the trends we’re seeing in 2018 is holidaymakers looking to base their holidays around activities, experiences and events. It’s a great way to do something different and have an amazing experience and here on the Costa del Sol there are so many things to do and see. If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience for your holiday this year, check out Starlite Marbella. This is a boutique festival, [...]

April 10th, 2018|Categories: Costa del Golf, Events, Guide, Holiday Rentals, Luxury Accommodation, Tours|

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 our Top Tips for planning your Easter break in Marbella Know the key dates – [...]

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 itinerary. Documented below are the 7 fabulous things that you can do while you are [...]

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 quality choice in every area – whether that’s the incredible luxury accommodation options we provide, [...]

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 to wake up by the beach and drive up to the snow and we’d highly [...]

February 15th, 2018|Categories: Guide, Holiday Rentals, Luxury Accommodation|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 time in Marbella during the winter. It’s all about the layers When you’re packing, think [...]

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 sipping a cocktail in the harbour as the sun sets over the sparkling Mediterranean waters. [...]

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 news for Marbella as it will bring participants and spectators from around the world to [...]

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 Real golf courses, as well as savouring the culinary delights at the hugely popular Trocadero [...]

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 rental property where you can shop, cook and live like a local. In this show, [...]

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 in 10 months where, on occasion, he turned back time and looked to have recaptured [...]

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 beach to walk off that Christmas dinner or head to one of the area’s wonderful [...]

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 with Vacation Marbella Luxury Accommodation directors, Borja Rodríguez and Santiago Ramón-Llin. Vacation Marbella will be [...]

November 30th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , , |

Best places to visit in Malaga

Malaga is the capital city of the Costa del Sol and offers so much more than just an airport. This is an essential day trip from Marbella, as it’s easy to reach and is full of history, culture, art galleries and wonderful bars and restaurants. Malaga’s Highlights We love Malaga! Over the last decade it has seen a lot of investment and been transformed into one of the must [...]

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 course in Sotogrande, effectively taking over from the Volvo Masters, but folded just one month [...]

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. However, when you choose your holiday rental for an autumn, rather than summer break, you [...]

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 modern bullfighting and has an interesting bullfighting museum which is very well worth a visit. [...]

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 being celebrated, with international well-known musicians. Art, painting, sculptures and photography are some of the [...]

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 cultural, active and educational experiences. We have just signed a collabotation with CostaExcursions, a boutique [...]

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 the communication enterprise AtresMedia. The marathon will be called Málaga´s Zurich Marathon and it will [...]

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 other areas such as Málaga it will be seen partially. As predicted by the astronomers [...]

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 of the well-known Niño de la Palma, the main person to make this event work [...]

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 limit during the 3 exhibition days. Jet fighters, acrobatic patrols, historical aircraft and the latest [...]

Experience the power of nature all around Costa del Sol

People know that being out in nature brings a wide set of benefits. The trees, plants, beaches, caves, animals, among other living things provide stress releasing moments and creative boosts possibilities. How often do you go out and immerse yourself into nature? We invite you to come visit Costa del Sol and spend some time trying the mental, physical and spiritual benefits it has for you. Here you can find [...]

At the sea life gets a wonderful vibe

Have you been thinking about spending some time close to the sea? You can start creating a list of things to do while you are there, specially when you get to Marbella. The benefits of planning with us your time in the sea while you are in the city will outweigh the expectations of taking a vacation here. The coastal air is different than the air that you find inland. [...]

Get ready for the New Year! Marbella is ready to host your next vacations

New Year 2017 is here and nobody can deny that it is going to be amazing. We guess your last year holidays were great and we know you came to visit Marbella several times during the special events. This year should not be an exception to come and enjoy the most wonderful calendar of activities full of entertainment for kids, adults and couples. On February 19thall the kids can enjoy [...]

Boost your body care experience in Marbella’s most luxurious Spas

Together with the end of the year comes a lot of stress from work to be made before 2016 ends, children need to be cared for during their school vacations, and the whole season of social events, traffic, and worries mixed up with stressful responsibilities make your body ask for some space. We invite you to vent your anxiety and release all the stress of the year taking a relaxing [...]

Classic golf practice: An art you can enjoy at Los Naranjos Golf Club

Marbella is certainly one of the most important locations in Costa del Sol. Its location, weather, gastronomy, culture, history and amazing golf clubs are almost as perfect at paradise itself. A great group of tourists from all over the world come to Marbella to enjoy this fantastic place for playing golf. The courses you find here are becoming more and more popular and prestigious in other European countries. Golf courses [...]

Costa del Sol Route, beyond the golfing coast

This southern region in Spain is known for its great golf clubs and courses. In addition to these sceneries, there are also really nice beaches where you can hang with family and friends. But this region has more to offer, and this holiday season will be the perfect time for you to discover them. In this first stop of the route through Costa del Sol we will start from Nerja. [...]

Wanderlust Christmas: The magic as you had never experienced it before

The time of the year where all families gather together for decorating the tree and meeting Santa is here! You and your closest ones are ready to start holidays by buying gifts, singing carols, eating a lot while on vacations until Christmas Eve arrives. Here in Marbella, the Christmas season goes, from the last week of November through January 6th, with its perfect climate all year round, and great coastal [...]

Global Gift Celebrity Golf Challenge will be held in Marbella

Marbella has a generous Spanish population, a stunning old town, very rich culture, fantastic cuisine and wonderful year-round weather. With the peak Golfing season approaching, Marbella is the perfect destination for any golf lover who wishes to enjoy sheer volumes of luxury golf courses at great value. Ronan Keating and Maria Bravo invite you to the participate in Global Gift Celebrity Golf Challenge that will be held for the third consecutive [...]

The autumn rentrée in Marbella: A visit not to be missed!

Autumn has arrived in Marbella! With the crowds and extreme heat of the summer dissipating, and the sun still shining with average temperatures at a perfect 18-22 degrees throughout, now is undoubtedly one of the best times of the year to visit Marbella. Whether you are looking for a slightly delayed family holiday, a quick weekend getaway, a romantic escapade or a trip to do some sightseeing in one of [...]

Marbella: A destination for luxury

Home to Saudi princes, European royalty, billonaires, footballers, politicians and Hollywood stars such as James Stewart, Cary Grant or Audrey Hepburn, Marbella is the destination for luxury in the Mediterranean. Take a second and think about it: if money is not a problem and they could live anywhere in the world, why do all these people choose Marbella? The answer is quite simple. An amazingly sunny and stable microclimate, stunnig [...]

Marbella: A unique holiday destination

To talk about Marbella is to talk about glamour, elegance, chic, international, luxury and premium holidays. With 2,900 hours of sun per year, luxury villas, landmark hotels and 17 miles of satiny Mediterranean beaches with crystal blue waters, Marbella can practically grant the best weather for fully enjoying the summer and have the best holidays Spain can offer. So, if you are still with us, it means that you are [...]