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Useful Marbella information with emergency numbers, transportation and general tourist contacts for your stay on the Costa.

Welcome to Marbella, the city in southern Spain known as the little California. Home to many celebrities and international families from all over the world. Marbella has it's own little micro climate thanks to the famous "La Concha" mountain that allows for 10 months of warm weather and spectacular views. Marbella is an hour away from Africa, an hour away from Gibraltar and about two from the Snow Resort in the province of Granada. 

Below you will find everything you need to know about Marbella information, visiting, moving and neighbourhoods nearby. And if you wish to know more and even have tips you would like to share with the Marbella Community, we welcome you to share your questions or recommendations by filling out the submission form just below. 

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marbella information - nearby neighbourhoods

PUERTO BANUS

Marbella's most famous marina know for it's big yatchs and super cars. Puerto Banus is home to many celebrities and has the most elite shops on the whole of the Costa del Sol. 

BENAHAVIS

Benahavis is a mountain village between Marbella, Estepona, and Ronda, 7 km from the coast. Renowned for its restaurants, it is often called the dining room of the Costa del Sol.

ESTEPONA

Estepona is renowned for its beaches, which stretch along some 21 km of coastline very Miami style. It is a popular resort and holiday destination. It is an upcoming city that offers everything from school options, to hospitals, to commercial centers and more.

MANILVA

Manilva covers both a cute little white village close to Casares and Gaucin, as well as Manilva Beach. This includes Sabinillas and Duquesa area, where many expat families live and/or enjoy summer holidays.

SOTOGRANDE

Sotogrande is the largest privately owned residential development in Andalucía, and is perhaps best known for its population of the rich, powerful, padel and polo players. 

TARIFA

Tarifa small town in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia, on the southernmost coast of Spain. It is primarily known as one of the world's most popular destinations for wind sports. The town is located on the Costa de la Luz and across the Straits of Gibraltar facing Morocco.

GIBRALTAR

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of Spain. It is home to over 30,000 Gibraltarians and other nationalities. It has an area of 6.7 km2 and shares its northern border with Spain with its own airport. 

WHITE VILLAGES

Andalusia is known for its white village "Pueblos Blancos" where traditions are truly kept. These villages give you insight to Andalucia's colorful past. 

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