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6 great things to do in Marbella during summer

We may be half way through summer, but with over 325 average days of sunshine each year, most Marbella attractions stay open all year round.

Our top 6 list of things to do near Marbella include:

Boat trips between Marbella and Puerto Banus

Instead of waiting for buses or hiring expensive taxis, take the boat between Marbella and Puerto Banus.From Marbella Puerto Deportivo the Sky Blue catamaran leaves at 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.30, 16.00, 17.30 and 18.30. From Puerto Banus the catamaran leaves at 11.30, 12.30, 14.00, 15.30, 17.00, 18.00 and 19.00. During July and August there are two extra sailings, from Marbella Puerto Deportivo to Puerto Banus at 22.30 and 18.30 and from Puerto Banus to the Puerto Deportivo in Marbella, at 22.00 and 23.00.

Beach Bars Marbella

If you enjoy fresh fish, paella, seafood, sushi, champagne and funky tunes, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to Marbella Beach Clubs. Take a trip to the Ocean Club in Puerto Banus, or Nikki Beach, situated at the Don Carlos Hotel Beach, 5km east of Marbella, and share an afternoon with Marbella´s other beautiful people. Find the Ocean Club at:Avenida Lola Flores, S/N, 29660 Puerto Banús, Marbella.

A day trip to Gibraltar

Depending which tour operator you use, you can book a day trip to Gibraltar from as little as €15 per head. Once you reach the Rock, take a trip up by cable car to see the famous Barbary Apes, enjoy some tax-free shopping or stock up on British goodies at Morrisons Supermarket. If you want some tobacco or alcohol to take home, Gibraltar offers incredible prices.

Lunch in Orange Square

No visit to Marbella is complete without a stroll up to Orange Square or the Plaza de Los Naranjos. This quaint cobbled square is home to art galleries, tapas bars, restaurants, cafés, shops and churches, and is so called because of the orange trees which line the square. A great place for lunch or to stop off for a coffee and watch the world go by.

Puerto Banus shopping

If you are a shopaholic, Puerto Banus is definitely the place for you. Wander around the marina and enjoy window shopping, or buying at some of the most discerning designer stores in the world, visit El Corté Inglés, the department store with everything, or enjoy a stroll around Nueva Andalucia Market on Saturday, just up the road from Puerto Banus, where you can find a range of leather goods, clothes, shoes, towels, home ware, jewellery, bags and much more at bargain prices.

Water sports Marbella

Wherever you are staying in Marbella, you won´t be far from a sandy beach, where you can indulge your passion in water sports. Nearly all beaches in and around the town offer water skiing, para-sailing, banana boat, jet skis, wake boarding, pedaloes, deep sea fishing and even yacht charters. Whatever you want to hire on the water you will find it in Marbella.

Whether you prefer to soak up the rays on the beach, party with the in crowd at Nikki Beach, dance the night away in Olivia Valere, shop ‘till you drop or relax in a piano bar, you will find plenty of things to do in Marbella during summertime.