Situated at the foothills of the Sierra Blanca, Marbella is one of the most attractive cities on the Costa del Sol. Once an old Roman town, the city served as a waypoint on the Via Augusta that linked Rome to Cadiz. The ruins of fortified Moorish lighthouses built along the coastline stand as pearly white monuments to a costal town that has seen the passage of many eras. Today, Marbella is well known as for its archeological heritage and the Old Town is home to several historical museums.
As coastal Mediterranean cities go, few are as well-suited to long days on the beach or out fishing on the water. With long stretches of gleaming white beaches, luxury resorts, and charming docks, Marbella is nothing short of picturesque. Its 27km of golden coastline are divided into 24 different beaches, each with different features. Tourism is naturally highest during the summer months, when people from all over the world flock to this popular resort destination.