Alternative guide to Marbella: Other things to do in Marbella
Probably the most famous destination on the sunny Costa del Sol, Marbella is glitzy, cosmopolitan and unforgettable. Understandably most people come to enjoy the endless, spectacular beaches, but look beyond the surface and you’ll find masses of other things to do in Marbella, from adventure sports to zoos, shopping to sailing, or maybe just relaxing in the marina with a cocktail – Marbella has something for everyone. For more information on Marbella visit lowcostholidays.
One thing for sure is that you won’t lack for things to do in Marbella – from laid-back activities to thrilling adventure sports, Marbella has it all! There are many tennis and volleyball courts in the resort, whilst you can also rent out a boat at the marina and explore the glittering clear waters of the Mediterranean. Surrounding the resort there are plenty of scenic, leisurely horse riding, hiking and cycling trails, plus the brave amongst us can try extreme downhill mountain biking! Alternatively you can have a go at, quad biking, buggy safaris and even sphereing – where you climb into a giant inflatable ball and roll down a hill! This being the Costa del Sol, there is an abundance of outstanding golf courses, many of which can be found in Marbella itself.
It hardly needs to mentioned, but no stay in Marbella would be complete without strolling down to the exclusive marina and yacht club in Puerto Banus. At the marina you’ll find many fashionable bars and restaurants, where you can enjoy some freshly caught seafood, open a bottle of local wine and bask in the sun as the world drifts by, before heading out to a bar or club – a better way to spend your holiday could hardly be imagined! The nightlife is vibrant and there are many chic bars and clubs centred around the marina, where you can dance long into the early hours! Shopaholics will be in paradise with many designer labels represented there including Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton and much more!
If you want to get away from it all for a day, a trip to the spectacular Sierra Bermeja Mountains may be exactly what you’re after. Standing nearly 1,500 metres high and tinged with a reddish glow, these breathtakingly beautiful mountains are one of the most underrated attractions in the region of Andalucía. You can drive to the summit, but the best way to see it all is to hike to top, taking in the picturesque whitewashed village of Casares along the way, home to the ruins of an ancient Arabic castle. Sierra Bermeja is also home to a diverse popular of animals and birdlife including wildcats and eagles.
A 30 minute drive from Marbella, the Crocodile Park offers an unrivalled chance to see these fearsome carnivores up close! The park is home to over 300 of these prehistoric creatures, including ‘Paco’ who is the largest croc in Europe! You can take a guided tour which allows you to view many other animals that reside at the park, as well as take in the baby crocodile nursery! At the end of the tour you can hold a little croc and take a picture – one for the scrapbook certainly! If you prefer to stay as far away from ferocious man-eaters as possible, Prado World may be right up your street. Featuring a water park, mini-golf course, basketball court, shooting gallery, restaurants and bars, and much more – this is one all ages will enjoy. Last but definitely not least, the Natura Aventura is an adventure sport paradise! Activities on offer include rock climbing and rappelling, archery, paintballing and kayaking and much more!
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