This municipality in the province of Malaga is located in the western part of the Costa del Sol, half way to Gibraltar and in the lower area of Sierra Blanca. This municipality is crossed by the motorway and the Mediterranean highway which are the main accesses to Marbella.
Marbella as a municipality occupies 27 km of coast and hosts a great amount of golf courses and small residential areas; it’s the chosen place by many tourists to buy a holiday home or where to live after retirement.
The main population cores are in Marbella and San Pedro de Alcantara, as well as in the districts of Nueva Andalucia and Las Chapas.
As it was during the Arab dominion, the inhabitants of Marbella still maintain the same name; the locals are called “Marbellies” or “Marbelli”, as Marbella was dominated by the Muslim kingdom for many centuries. We’ll analyse its rich history of Marbella in the link.
Marbella offers the visitor a great amount of places to visit, the large number of centuries gone by provide an important cultural and archaeological richness: