Marbella is not like your typical Mediterranean beach city. Sure, it’s got all the things you would expect and more from a city of the Med. incredibly soft and warm sand that you sink into with each step. Beautiful hiking paths that winds around the coast, up the hills and into the city alleyways. The succulent and fresh as can be fish that is fried in gorgeous rich olive oil is here too. However, it’s not the same as many cities on the Mediterranean coast because it has a lot of British culture. There’s a British school for kids to go to as there are many British expats that have retired here or work in the city’s many sectors. If you’re from Britain you’ll feel right at home as they have good old fashioned British pubs, plenty of fish and chip shops, and many people who speak English. In fact many of the apartments and modern hotels are geared toward something you might like in the way of Western decor instead of Spanish. You can mix a bit of home with a bit of Spanish coastline.
Many places to stay in Marbella are classic Spanish townhouses. These are small but very cosy, offering a mixture of wood and stone as their exterior and clay objects for the interior. There’s nothing wrong with that but if you want something in the way of a Luxury apartment to rent, then look no further. You have massive amounts of space to yourself or if you would like to, bring some guests. You have not one, not two but three double bedrooms. They are located on the fourth floor so you have some height giving you a brilliant view. Of course since it is hot, you’ll have top of the line air-conditioning in all the rooms. The beach is literally 5 minutes away. There’s a 24 hour concierge service so you can take your time and have them take care of things for you.
A cool breeze walk
The Alameda Park is something you should take the time to explore. Of course because it’s located a little closer to the coastline, there are many shops to visit to buy figurines and local artwork. However, the winding paths are surrounded by tall and luscious green vegetation. The stone pathways are a cool change to the sand and cobblestone alleys that you walk through. Incredible metal statues depicting ocean goddesses and local heroes litter the park from end to end. The central water fountain is a good place to sit and take things slow while enjoying an espresso.
A classic comfort
Fish and chips in the sun, what’s not the like? Peggotty’s Finest Fish and Chips is definitely somewhere you will want to visit while you’re in Marbella. There’s nothing like a bit of home comfort food in between local cuisine.
Marbella is truly a great place to come and visit. The pathway walks and central town shops are a great opportunity to find some local produce. The fish and chips are a little taste of home, and the modern decor of the luxury apartments is a lashing of style.