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Where in the world: Europe  /  Spain  /  Andalucia  /  Province of Malaga  /  Costa del Sol  /  Marbella

Top 15 things to do in Marbella

1. Born to be Wild

Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $66 › Learn more about Born to be Wild

2. Marbella Old Town

Populated by well-preserved historic buildings among citrus trees, Marbella Old Town is the perfect spot for a walking tour along cobbled streets. A stroll of the quarter will reward you with quaint shops and architecture that spans the centuries. The area is dominated by edifices that once housed local government offices, such as the city hall, built in the 16th century. The House of the Magistrate is older still and can be found next to chapel, which was built around the same time. If time permits, enjoy a meal or coffee at one of the many cafes in Los Naranjos Plaza.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $21 › Learn more about Marbella Old Town

3. Puerto Banus Marina

Experience luxurious harbor life on the Costa del Sol at Puerto Banus Marina. This marina offers upscale shopping and dining in addition to a large yacht harbor that’s popular among international celebrities. Old Mediterranean-style buildings house many famous designer shops, but the well-known Saturday street market is an ideal stop for eccentric souvenirs and traditional crafts. Appreciate views of the harbor and coastline from the water on a cruise to the Marbella marina and back. Note that dining can be quite expensive here.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $28 › Learn more about Puerto Banus Marina

4. The Best of Malaga in 2 Hours on a Segway

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We start our guided tour from the Paseo del Parque, than through the "Palmeral de las Sorpresas” straight to Port of Malaga.Next stop of our Segway tour is at the Cathedral, also called "la Manquita" because they never finished constructing the South Tower.Than your private guide will take you to great Picasso Museum. After Pablo Ruiz Picasso birthplace, guide will take you to the Plaza de la Merced, an important square of Malaga.After Roman Amphitheatre, built by César Augusto, we will roll from the Monte de Gilbralfaro to the Parador Nacional. Our professional guide will tell all the history and you will enjoy the most amazing views of the coast of Malaga where you will take a lot of photos.We ride down with Segway back to the city and streets, roll up to the Plaza de Uncibay. We continue our journey through the Plaza de la Constitución to the famous Calle Larios, built in 19th century and now converted into the fifth shopping street more expensive in Spain.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $60 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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Best tours in Marbella

5. Food Tours

Suggested duration: 5h 30 min
Tours from $95 › Learn more about Food Tours

6. Puente Nuevo, Ronda

Puente Nuevo is the newest and largest of three bridges that span the 120-m (390-ft) chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda. For views of the 18th-century bridge itself, head to the Plaza Maria Auxiliadora. To learn more about how the bridge was built and why its chamber was used as a prison, go to the visitors’ center. Take in the views of the surrounding natural landscape, but be very careful near the edge.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $68 › Learn more about Puente Nuevo

7. Parque De La Paloma, Benalmadena

Saunter through over 20 hectares (50 acres) of lush gardens at Parque De La Paloma. Located only 200 m (656 ft) from the main coastal highway, the park offers several children’s play areas, a large lake, and many pathways that wind through the beautifully landscaped area. Feed the dozens of geese, ducks, and peacocks that inhabit the park, or bring a picnic to eat while basking in the sun. On Wednesdays, the fruit and vegetable markets are open.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $16 › Learn more about Parque De La Paloma

8. Parasailing in Fuengirola - Premium Flight

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Come and fly on our giant pirate parachute and take in the fantastic views of the coast. Our parasail flight is the highest available on the costa del sol and cannot be matched by anyone. Our qualified and the only certified Captain and crew on the costa del sol (ask to see the certificate) will take your breath away as you gently rise up to 250m (600+ feet). Take off and land on the purpose made parasail boat. walk on the water as an option, even add a bucket of ice and champagne for that extra special experience or occasion.
Suggested duration: 1 hour
Tours from $66 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Balcony of Europe, Nerja

Appreciate panoramic views of the Mediterranean coastline from Balcony of Europe. Built originally as a fortress to protect from intruders, the viewpoint now serves as the focal point of the beautiful coastal town of Nerja. From the top of the structure, you have a bird’s eye view of the local swimming beaches and can also spot the famous village of Maro, site of the Nerja Caves. Walk the bustling promenade that leads to the viewpoint to find several shops, restaurants, and accommodations.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $79 › Learn more about Balcony of Europe

10. Malaga Cathedral, Malaga

Discover Renaissance beauty in the heart of Andalucía at Malaga Cathedral. Constructed in the 16th century, the cathedral is referred to by locals as “La Manguita,” as it boasts only one high tower instead of the traditional two-tower design. Tour the cathedral’s many chapels, admiring grand artwork and details like the ornate Neoclassical altarpiece depicting the patron saints of Málaga and the carved mahogany, 17th-century choir stalls. Visit the museum on the second floor to see ceremonial treasures and important artifacts.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $20 › Learn more about Malaga Cathedral

11. Puerto Marina Benalmadena, Benalmadena

Soak in the sun on the Costa del Sol at Puerto Marina Benalmadena. The port, voted one of the best marinas in the world, boasts over 1,000 moorings for boats, as well as numerous shops, restaurants, and accommodations. Walk the harbor and admire the intriguing architecture of the floating apartments, on islands connected by bridges. Stop for a meal of traditional Spanish fare at a waterfront restaurant or visit one of its 19 nightclubs and bars. Bring your car and park for free or take the train.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $16 › Learn more about Puerto Marina Benalmadena

12. Rent a City Bike: Full Day 24 hours

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When you rent a city bike from us, you will get more than just a good quality comfortable bike. Our enthusiastic staff are ready and waiting to provide you with all the information you could possible need to have the most enjoyable day cycling around the beautiful city of Málaga and its enchanting neighbourhoods. Our Malaga Bike Routes are available on QR codes or, if you prefer, we also have the routes in printed form. Our bike routes take you east and west along the coast as well as to the north. Going east, you will pass through old fisherman's neighbourhoods -Pedregalejo & El Palo and much more. This route is 20 kms one way. Going north on your city cycle hire, you can visit the Botanical Gardens 'La Concepción' and the Limonero Dam. Going west, you will pass by cultural highlights of the city and a nature reserve of the River Guadalhorce en route to Torremolinos. Also receive our insider tips, recommendations and discounts at local establishments. Enjoy the ride!
Suggested duration: 1 day
Tours from $20 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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14. Alcazaba, Malaga

Delve into 11th-century history of the Moorish conquest of Spain at Alcazaba. Built on the site of an ancient Roman village, the fortress served as a military stronghold for the Moors up until the Reconquista. Tour the inner labyrinth of the fortress to see impressive Muslim architecture. Wander the gardens full of notable fountains and landscaping. Appreciate panoramic views of the coastline from the fortress walls. Directly in front of the entrance is an old Roman amphitheater that you can tour in addition to the fortress with the purchase of a single ticket.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $14 › Learn more about Alcazaba

15. 1 Hour Malaga Panoramic Segway Tour

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We will start our guided tour from Calle Larios, built in century 19th by the family of the same name and converted today into the fifth most expansive shopping street in Spain. Than through Plaza de la Constitución we will slide by our original segways to Plaza de Uncibay.Your guide is going to take you to the Alcazaba, palatial fortification of the Muslim period at the foot of the Monte Gibralfaro, and allow ourselves to be seduced by the story and the beautiful views of the Bay of Malaga.After we reach Roman Amphitheatre, built by César Augusto. Also we can see the birthplace of Picasso, which Foundation promotes since the end of the 90's.Will roll through the Plaza de la Merced, observing all the perspectives of the neoclassical Obelisk that stands in the middle as a tribute to General Torrijos.Picasso Museum, the old Palacio de los Condes de Buenavista
Suggested duration: 1 hour
Tours from $38 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

Best tours in Marbella