September 22, 2021 | 3 Minutes

Get Outside in Marbella

Marbella: A Beach and Golf Escape

Known for its warm and sunny climate, Marbella, Spain, beckons with pristine beaches, dramatic scenery, and a rich history dating back to ancient times. Whether you’re looking to relax by the pool or beach, explore Old Town, or play golf, you’ll find just what you need for a perfect getaway under the sun.


Marbella boasts a beach for every type of holiday. At Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort, you can experience Marbella’s famous beach scene.

While Playa de las Chapas is well-known for its calm atmosphere, the area is also home to myriad popular beach clubs and restaurants. Playa de Cabopino is perfect for families, with its golden sands, shallow waters, and jet ski and paddleboat rentals, while Playa del Cable (nicknamed Bounty Beach) is a popular spot for locals. The resort also offers five pools, including indoor, outdoor, family, and kid-centric options.

Tip: Before hitting the beach, stop by The Marketplace at Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort for lunch, snacks, and drinks.


Since Marbella is a modern resort community, you might be surprised by the traditional white-washed buildings with terra-cotta rooftops in the Casco Antiguo, or Old Town. You can meander through narrow passageways peppered with colorful flowerbeds leading to historic squares like the Plaza de los Naranjos, which dates back to the late 15th century.

Nearby, a visit to Alameda Park feels like stepping into a secret garden, complete with lush foliage, fountains, marble walkways, and beautifully tiled benches symbolizing important moments in local history. Or enjoy a stroll along Avenida del Mar, taking you past shops, restaurants, and impressive artwork — most notably a collection of sculptures by Salvador Dalí.

For a special evening, take a short drive to Puerto Banús, Marbella’s opulent answer to the French Riviera, where superyachts, ritzy boutiques, and posh restaurants abound.


If golf is your favorite vacation pastime, visit the Concierge at Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort to make off-site golf reservations. The region is home to some 100 golf courses, so you can pick options that cater to your style and skill level. Santa María Golf & Country Club is one of the closest options to the resort, while top-rated courses like the Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, and Villa Padierna Golf Club are a bit further by car.

Looking to explore Marbella on two wheels — or four legs? Ask your Concierge about booking a bike or horseback tour. There are also options to engage in wine tours, private fishing charters, and jet ski tours.


Contact Member Services to reserve a stay at Marriot’s Marbella Beach Resort.