Marbella is another beautiful city located on the southern coastline of Spain. This Spanish Costa is the Costa del Sol, one of the leading tourism areas of the country.
Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain
Marbella lies some 60 km west of Málaga in the region of Andalucia. Estepona lies to the west with Fuengirola to the east. Marbella means “Beautiful Sea” in the English language. An idyllic setting on the Mediterranean coastline.
This city occupies around 44 km of land which is is mountainous. The mountain ranges add to it’s beauty. The Sierra Blanca mountain range is centrally located to the area. This range contains 3 peaks that loom over the City below, Mount Lastonar, La Concha and Juanar Cross.
Weather and Climate
The weather and climate in Marbella is excellent pretty much all year round. The average yearly temperatures is a warm 18 Celsius. This area is well known for it’s exceptional micro-climate. The Sierra Blanca mountains act as a shield on the north side of the city. These mountain helps to keep the bad weather fronts at bay.
The summer months of June, July and August see the temperature rise to between 24 – 29 Celsius. There is precious little rainfall throughout the summer months. Most of the rainfall tends to arrive between November – February.
Beaches of Marbella
Like most of the top holiday resorts on the Costa del Sol, Marbella has it’s fair share of sandy beaches. Here you can find over 20 excellent beaches that stretch for over 25 km. Many of which have Blue Flag certified for safety and cleanliness. The beaches here also offer good levels of entertainment.
Below we name a few of the very best beaches here with a little information about each.
Playa Hermosa – The name once translated is “Beautiful Beach” and this beach is exactly that. Located around 10 km east of the city centre. Playa Hermosa has beautiful sand, shallow waters that’s ideal for children. This lovely small beach offers all the typical services and amenities. To the side of the beach are some excellent bars and restaurants.
Playa El Alicate – Located near Playa Hermosa. El Alicate is a beautiful sandy beach that has a length of 850 metres and width of 25 metres. The beach has medium occupancy so you should have no trouble finding a little space to sunbathe here. El Alicate offers all the normal services including sun lounger and parasol hire. There are plenty of local bars and restaurants here also.
Playa El Cable – Also know as Bounty Beach because of the popular beach bar. This beach is more for the younger generation and those that prefer a lively beach. Playa El Cable regularly has live DJ’s and music on offer whilst you enjoy the sea and the golden sand. This beach has a length of 1300 metres and 70 metres wide. This is one of the cooler beaches around.