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Holiday Villas and Apartments in Marbella

Marbella is traditionally known as the stomping grounds for the rich and the famous, but since has become a go-to location for those looking to discover the rich culture that lies in this beautiful town.

Amongst the cobbled back streets of the old town lies the famous “Orange Square”, a popular spot for those seeking out the best in local shops, bars, restaurants and art galleries.

For those of you who are foodies, the range of eateries on offer range from traditional Spanish tapas to the more upmarket bistros, many of which located along the beautiful coastline boasting 26 kilometres of beaches enriched with the Mediterranean sunshine.

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Selection of Holiday Villas and Apartmetns in Marbella

Looking for the perfect holiday home to rent in the Costa del Sol? Panoramic Villa Rentals offers a fabulous selection of holiday villas and apartments to rent in Marbella, one of the Costa del Sol's busiest and most historic holiday destinations.

The historic resort is known as the San Tropez of Spain and lies on the Mediterranean coast on the foothills of the Sierra Blanco. It's situated midway between Malaga and the Straits of Gibraltar. Marbella has something for everyone, making it the ideal holiday destination. Whether you're looking for history, culture, the finest beaches or the best bars, restaurants and shops, Marbella has it all.

We have a fabulous selection of holiday villas and apartments in Marbella. Each one is situated in a great location, just a few minutes from the Mediterranean, and most are within easy reach of the Old Town and Orange Square.

Most of our Marbella holiday villas and apartments have access to either a private pool, or an on-site communal pool where you can relax and unwind. We offer a variety of holiday villas and apartments in Marbella for families or groups of friends, from modern and spacious 1 bedroom apartments, right up to luxury 5 bedroom villas for larger groups.

We offer a variety of holiday villa and apartment rentals on the Costa del Sol from smaller 2 bedroom villa rentals, right up to 6 bedroom luxury villas with plenty of space for larger groups in Marbella, Mijas, Estepona, Fuengirola, Calahonda, Malaga, Benalmadena, Alhaurin el Grande, Puerto Banus, Axarquia, Benahavis, Casares, La Cala de Mijas, Riviera del Sol and Torremolinos. Our selection of villas and apartments can cater for couples, families or groups of friends.

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Information on Marbella

An Introduction to Marbella, Spain

Sandwiched between Malaga and Gibraltar, Marbella is an exclusive resort and often home to many celebrities across the globe, along with a place for royalty to relocate during the summer months, hiding out in private villas and exclusive hotels, or on their luxury yachts basking in the Costa del Sol's shimmering sunshine.

Many visit the town, specifically Puerto Banus, for it’s array of upmarket shopping emporiums selling the latest in designer brands - but it also has a lovely, well-preserved old town (casco antiguo), with the wonderful Plaza de los Naranjos at its heart, plus many historic buildings, including a Moorish fort, and Roman remains of columns and a bridge.

The old town has much to offer and is packed with traditional shops selling a matter of products including clothing, accessories and handmade items. One of the most picturesque spots would have to be Plaza de los Naranjos, surrounded by colourful orange trees, located just off the main strip and is home to the town hall and tourist office, where they are happy to offer all the tourist information you need.

A History of Marbella

Although Marbella is popularly known as the Spanish Riviera, reserved for the jet set and famous, the town equally offers a rich culture and history that is lesser known to most tourists.

After the Roman invasion and Arab conquest,Marbella began to grow as a hub for the farming and agricultural trades, joining the industrial movement after the first founding of iron foundry in Spain, used to install blast furnaces. As a result, many buildings, bridges and roads began to arise during the 19th century naming Marbella the second most important industrial province on the peninsula

Once a small farming and fishing village, Marbella has transformed into one of Spain’s most tourist-rich destinations thanks to its uniquely mild climate, array of golf courses, 26 kilometres of sandy beaches, astonishing mountain views, popular fishing port and three marinas.

Things to do in Marbella

Besides the rich history and wonderful beaches, Marbella proudly boasts a variety of sights, from the natural range of the Concha mountains to the wonderful art and architecture of the infamous Neo Moorish Mosque.

The city and its locals are extremely welcoming, offering up a variety of traditional shops, tapas bars, and restaurants, rising up from the cobbled streets.

Discover endless charm in the iconic Old Town and within the bustling Puerto Banus area, you will simply never be short of things to see and do when visit Marbella.

Here are our 5 top points of interest in Marbella for all to enjoy:

  1. The Orange Square - located in the heart of the old town, discover endless amounts of shops and boutiques that are aptly surrounded by whitewashed houses and three of Marbella’s most historical buildings - the Town Hall, the Old Governor's House and the Chapel of Santiago.

  2. Marbella Municipal Art Gallery - celebrate the rich culture and history of Marbella with a varied selection of work by local artist including beautiful paintings, sculptures, and ceramics all year long. Also, admission is free which is an added bonus.

  3. Plaza Bocanegra - located at the start of the Golden Mile, discover many cultural and historical landmarks within this bustling square, including El Pirulí and the statue of Don Jaime de Mora y Aragon, the Belgium-Spanish actor who featured in 20 films.

  4. Paseo Maritimo - a wonderful seafront promenade which offers the ideal way to experience and join the Spanish in the traditional "paseo". It is by far one of the most attractive promenades on the Costa del Sol thanks to its many pavement cafes and restaurants to choose from.

  5. Marbella Tourist Train - Take in the natural wonders and many famous landmarks that makes Marbella what it is. The short train journey begins at Calle del Faro, and the route includes sights such as el Casco Antiguo, Parque de la Represa, el Puente deMálaga, and Parque Constitucion.

The Top 5 Beaches in Marbella

Marbella offers up many of the nicest beaches on the Costa del Sol, and inSpainin our opinion. In no particular order, here are the top 5 beaches to visit in the area:

  1. Playa Nagueles - one of the most popular beaches found on Marbella’s famous Golden Mile, it is always extremely busy, especially during peak summer months. It’s also known to be place where the rich and famous reside, so if celebrity spotting is your thing, this is the beach for you.

  2. Playa El Ancon - situated between Marbella and Puerto Banus, the beach is long and narrow and is nicely backed by a pedestrian seafront promenade, and boasts the typically dark Mediterranean sands that can be found all over the Costa del Sol.

  3. Playa Puerto Banus - pleasant beach that can be found between the Puerto Banus Marina complex and Playa Rio Verde, offering calm and shallow waters with a lovely temperature, making it a popular choice for families with young children.

  4. Playa Lindavista - a rather small, narrow and laid-back beach, perfect for a spot of sunbathing or a relaxing stroll. Expect to find many fishing boats at the head of the beach, as well as surrounding huts and caravans packed with holiday-goers. This beach can be found at the western end of Marbella, near to the seafront promenade.

  5. Playa El Faro - one of the smallest stretches of sand in Marbella, this beach continues to be busy thanks to it’s perfect central location, plus the many facilities at hand make it a desirable option for sunbathers. You will also notice a large children's play area which makes it the perfect choice for families.

Marbella Weather

The Costa del Sol is well known for its pleasant temperatures, and Marbella is no different. The Mediterranean climate is lovely during the summer months from May until the end of September. In the off periods, expect a mixture of clear, sunny winter days but also overcast, warm days, but either way it’s a town you can expect to enjoy pleasant weather all year round.

Marbella Travel Information

La Cala de Mijas is roughly a 40 minute drive from Malaga International Airport by car, with the route well sign posted, making finding the area rather easy. Hire cars and taxis are in abundance throughout the Costa del Sol, but we recommend an airport transfer for the most cost effective way to arrive at your villa.

Head here if you’re on the search for the perfect Marbella airport transfers.

When you arrive in Marbella, the most popular ways to get around are via bus, taxi or by traditional horse and carriage. This is both a unique and relaxing way to travel around the town, and you will find an abundance of horse and carriages on many street corners throughout Marbella.

Accommodation inMarbella

Here at Panoramic Villas, we are proud to offer exceptional Marbella villas to rent that can accommodate groups of all sizes. Our stunning villa rentals also include a host of amenities and luxuries including:

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Private pool

  • Hot tub

  • Pool table

  • Table tennis

  • Gym

  • Private dining area with BBQ

  • Air conditioning

  • High speedWIFI

  • High quality entertainment system

  • Washing machine

Whether you're seeking beautiful mountain views, glistening sea view, agreat location near the beach, a relaxing swim in a private pool or an inviting hot tub to jump into each morning, our wide range of family Marbella villas available has something for every holiday goer.

We also present a number of other luxury villa rentals in popular villa holiday destinations on the Costa del Sol, including:

Please feel free to browse our villas and for any additional information or questions you may have about our holiday rentals, contact us for more information.

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