Marbella travel guide

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You're Going to Love Marbella

With a population of 134,623, Marbella is a must-see destination in Andalusia, Spain. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Marbella has to offer.

Where to Eat in Marbella

If you’re looking for affordable options, Norman Restaurant (Calle de Ramiro Campos Turmo 4) and Summerset Bar & Restaurant (Avenida de España 2) are great picks.

When to visit Marbella

Marbella in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 122
1 night at 3-star hotel
Marbella in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 122
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Marbella in July, when the average temperature is 24 °C, and the highest can go up to 29 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 6 °C, with an average temperature of 11 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 115 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Marbella, with an average rainfall of 2 mm.

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How to Get to Marbella


Although Marbella doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Malaga Costa del Sol Airport (AGP), which is located 39 km from Marbella. The shortest flight to Marbella from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 11h 50m.


Renfe is the most popular train carrier serving Marbella, followed by iryo. The train journey from Marbella to Córdoba takes 1h 36m and costs around C$ 55 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seville, expect to pay about C$ 52 for a 2h 07m trip.


Another option to get to Marbella is to pick up a car rental from Málaga, which is about 47 km from Marbella. You’ll find branches of Delpaso and Goldcar Rental SP, among others, in Málaga.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Marbella, including ALSA, Interbus and Bus. From Seville, the bus ride to Marbella takes 241 km and will cost you around C$ 84. From Córdoba, the ticket costs about C$ 25 for a journey of 241 km. The most popular bus station is Marbella Residencia Tiempo Libre, located 8 km from downtown Marbella. Marbella Puerto Banús is also a commonly used station, and is 7 km from the city centre.

Airports near Marbella

Airlines serving Marbella

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British Airways
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Air Canada
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Marbella

From 5-star hotels such as the Boho Club to great affordable options like the NH San Pedro de Alcántara, Marbella offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 141 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 383 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include La Villa Marbella and Hostal Tak.

Where to stay in popular areas of Marbella

Most booked hotels in Marbella

La Cala Resort
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 270+
Los Amigos Beach Club
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 79+
Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 151+
Hotel Doña Catalina
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 73+
NH Marbella
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 110+
Barceló Marbella
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 112+
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Renting a car in Marbella

Renting a car in Marbella costs C$ 92 per day, on average, or C$ 367 if you want to rent it for 4 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 57% more expensive than at Malaga.

Expect to pay C$ 2.40 per litre in Marbella (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 28.76 and C$ 38.35. The most frequently booked car type in Marbella is Compact (Volkswagen Caddy or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Class Intermediate Wagon or similar) are, on average, 71% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.