Marbella has been a glitzy holiday destination ever since the early fifties. As international flights to the nearby Malaga airport have increased in volume, Marbella has continually attracted ever increasing numbers of tourists. Where else can casual visitors stroll with the ultra rich or the famous in this ultra smart environment, which boasts innumerable first class restaurants, designer boutiques, loads of attractions, and very high class nightlife.
Despite the influx of so many tourists Marbella has always contrived to keep so much of its allure and personality. This is most fully shown in the old part of the town, a stones throw from the chic and razzle-dazzle of the harbour area, where you will see such prizes as the “Orange Square” or Plaza de los Naranjos to give it its correct name, encircled by traditional lime washed houses through a maze of quaint streets and alleyways. The old quarter is still one of the best places to go shopping, with a terrific selection of shops retailing local goods, side by side with the famous label wares that the town of Marbella has long since became famous for.