Charm for families in Monaco on the Costa del Sol!
Marbella is a beauty in itself. For us, the city on the coast is one of the most beautiful in southern Spain. With white houses, colorful doors, flower-decked courtyards and the long sandy beaches, Marbella comes pretty close to the cliché of Andalusia. That is precisely why a visit is a must. Here we tell you how this works with children and which places we can give you to heart.
We always look forward to a visit to Marbella during our holiday in Andalusia. But since it is too hot during the day, just like in Granada, the rule of thumb is to turn evening into day. Very close to Marbella is the beautiful coastal town of Mijas, where you can spend the day relaxing on the beach. You can read more details in the linked article. In the evening it goes to Marbella. The journey from Mijas takes less than 15 minutes.
The historic old town
The beach promenade is only a few steps away from the historic old town. We prefer to park the rental car there and drift into the city center. Past the open air museum of Dali. Guessing the different fantasy characters is a lot of fun. You continue through the small streets to the main square, the Plaza de los Naranjos. The architecture, which tells of the past from Arab rule, is too beautiful. Anyone strolling through the city center in the summer months is accompanied by the scent of fresh oranges and lemons. These types of trees, which are almost exotic to us, adorn the path in Marbella. Many small concept stores that look very fancy in Marbella make you want to go shopping. Again and again we are very enthusiastic about how you are received as a family. You just feel good and can take your time looking through it. The old town is full of delicious restaurants. However, we always enjoy trying out local specialties on vacation. In Marbella we can highly recommend the Bar Altamirano. There are simply prepared dishes with fish and seafood of all kinds. The best place to sit is on the terrace of the flower-adorned Plaza Altamirano and in the evening there is also a lot to do. The fact that in Spain you don’t have to think about whether a restaurant is child-friendly or not is self-explanatory in Marbella as well. That’s why we can still recommend a chic restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine. The Aderezzo is located in a side street next to the Plaza de los Naranjos and pampers guests in the truest sense of the word with wonderfully creative dishes. Then it goes back towards the beach promenade. After sunset it really comes to life on the streets. On the beach the playgrounds are occupied by the children and there is also time for dessert. If you have not yet tried the paletas (usually a freshly made ice cream at the style) with various toppings that are always available on the beach, make sure to make up for it! With ice-smeared laughing mouths, we happily head home after the day in Marbella.