Marbella offers visitors the most extensive range and quality of tourism products to be found anywhere in the Mediterranean region.
Nobody is a foreigner in Marbella. A cosmopolitan town inhabited by 137 nationalities, with a very well-balanced size and population, over 30% of the inhabitants are of international origin and the majority from outside of Marbella. With all the charisma of a large city and the attributes of a convenient town, Marbella is, without any doubt, one of the best places in the world to live.
Marbella is famous for its internationally renowned and privileged climate. The annual average temperature is around 18.5º C, with 320 days of sunshine a year.
Weather forecasts do not suggest any significant changes and the rain here does not usually exceed 50 days each year, December and January being the time of year with the highest precipitation.
This climate is due to its unique geographical situation, namely the mountains which surround Marbella, the Sierra Blanca and the Concha, visible from the entire area. Allied to the position of its coastal inlet, the effect is to shelter the town from the northern winds, allowing it to enjoy a special microclimate unique in the world and one which has become one of its great tourist attractions.
Marbella has the largest number of golf courses in continental Europe. 15 of the highest quality courses, where many international events have been held and where golf can be played 365 days a year without the need of a sweater. A golfing paradise,
Sunbathing, swimming in the tranquil Mediterranean waters, having lunch in a beachside restaurant, enjoying a drink in an exclusive beach club, these are just some of the options open to you on the 27.9 kms of Marbella's beaches, the finest on the Costa del Sol.
Very few world capitals can boast three restaurants with a Michelin star. The standard of cuisine and varieties of national and international food that greet you in Marbella are extraordinary. With over 600 restaurants to choose from, the avant-garde and traditional truly come together in Marbella.
Marbella, like all the major European capitals, is a lively and dynamic city with a rich and diversified events calendar all year round.
Spas in the majority of 4- and 5-star hotels, large numbers of internationally-renowned establishments dedicated to preventive medicine, slimming and cosmetic surgery combined in Marbella's unique microclimate complete the picture, making it one of tourist Europe's top health destinations.