Marbella is known as a glamorous resort town and is a favourite location with the rich and famous, boosted by foreign residents who are seduced by the lifestyle. But there’s plenty for ordinary folk to see and enjoy too in southern Spain
The province lies on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and has 160 km of coastline with a multitude of beaches and marinas. One of its most famous cities is Marbella, known all over the world as Europe’s golf capital. The interior is well worth a visit to see the charming “white villages”, and the historic centres of towns such as Ronda. It also boasts over 15 protected natural spaces.
Its gastronomy is based mainly on assorted fried fish dishes using the smaller fish (anchovies, mullet, mackerel…) and on typical recipes such as gazpacho.