Top things to do in Marbella

Top Choice Spanish in Marbella

Farm

First, it’s not a farm but rather an exceptionally pretty restaurant in Marbella’s old town consisting of a patio, a terrace and a dining room furnished with modern ‘chill-out’ flourishes. The food's all farm fresh …
Seafood in Marbella

Lobito del Mar

Chiringuito restaurants are usually on the beach, but if you're a well-known chef called Dani Garcia with several Michelin stars to your name you can break the rules a little and open one on a main road a few blocks…
International in Marbella

Garum

Finnish owned and set in a dreamy location right on the 'Golden Mile' across from the beach, Garum has a menu that'll especially please those seeking a little gourmet variety. Expect dishes ranging from smoked-chees…
Bakery in Marbella

Boulangerie TradiPan

Marbella is replete with restaurants of all shapes and sizes, but if you just want a quick fix of something sweet, head to this newcomer bakery just off Avenida del Mar. It sells divine French-style pastries and sat…
Museum in Marbella

Museo Ralli

This superb private art museum exhibits paintings by primarily Latin American and European artists in bright, well-lit galleries. Part of a nonprofit foundation with four other museums (in Chile, Uruguay and Israel)…
Tapas in Marbella

El Estrecho

More like a pre-Franco-era dive in Almería than an eating joint in 21st-century Marbella, El Estrecho is a place where sitting down is a luxury and the serviettes are bits of paper the size of postage stamps. But th…
Bistro in Marbella

Casanis

Situated on one of the prettiest streets in town, Casanis will transport you to a Tintin fantasy world: its dining-room walls are covered in cartoon-style murals, interspersed with (real) leafy ferns and plants. The…
Club in Marbella

Buddha

As Buddhist statues overlook the heathens on the dance floor, the DJ spins everything from funk and acid jazz to hip hop and rock. The interior is suitably posh: all plush fabrics, moody lighting and comfortable sof…
Square in Marbella

Plaza de los Naranjos

At the heart of Marbella's casco antiguo is the extremely pretty Plaza de los Naranjos, dating back to 1485, with tropical plants, palms, orange trees and, inevitably, overpriced bars.
Vintage in Marbella

Déjà Vu

This is the place for designer vintage fashion from 1960s Chanel suits to classic Yves Saint Laurent three-piece suits. Also sells accessories, jewellery and some truly fabulous hats.