With beaches, bars, boutiques, a quaint old town with leafy squares and remote mountain villages just a stone’s throw away, Marbella has it all.
- The seafront promenade which will take you all the way to the luxurious Puerto Banus, with numerous stylish bars and restaurants to stop at along the way
- Plaza del los Naranjos, a pretty shady square filled with orange trees with plenty of cafes and bistros in the older part of town
- Free Bicycles: Bikes can be taken from the Avenida del Mar car park for the day. You will need to take your passport and leave a 50 Euro deposit.
Trocadero Playa is the original Trocadero to start the trend of the now three newer Trocaderos. Situated along the Golden Mile next to the Marbella Club Hotel
Santa Petronila beach, Marbella paseo
Trocadero Arena on the Rio Real beach is a beach club where you can relax on Balinese beds during the day and relax in the lounge on the balmy summer evenings. The cuisine mixes Mediterranean with Asian fusion. http://www.grupotrocadero.com/
Dani Garcia Restaurante & Bibo, Hotel Puente Romano – Renowned Chef from Malaga Dani Garcia, has earned two Michelin stars for his inventive, adventurous cuisine with an Andalusian slant and offers formal fine dining with tasting menus and a la carte as well as more relaxed tapas and drinks in the bar for a more affordable Michelin Starred experience. http://www.restaurantedanigarcia.com
La Red A local style fish restaurant located under the promenade as you walk towards Puerto Banus. Be sure to try the sardinas espeto. http://www.restaurantelaredmarbella.com/
Old Town (Casco Antiguo)
Zozoi, Plaza Altamirano 1 is open evenings only and offers creative cuisine using local, fresh ingredients. Don´t be shy and tell them you come from The Urban Villa as they will give you extra special attention and even courtesy drinks! http://www.zozoi.com/
Restaurante Altamirano, Plaza Altamirano 3, specialises in Andalusian cuisine, especially fresh fish and shellfish. (+34) 952 82 49 32 http://baraltamirano.es/
Skina, tiny but exquisite – this is one of the smallest Michelin starred restaurants in the world. Beautifully prepared and presented dishes feature local, seasonal ingredients prepared in contemporary and creative ways. https://www.restauranteskina.com
Taberna del Pintxo, Av de Miguel Cano 7 – a good selection of hot and cold tapas and pintxos are offered to each table by the waiters so you can see which tapas you prefer. http://www.latabernadelpintxo-marbella.com/
Bodega La Venencia, Av de Miguel Cano – Tapas, Montaditos and full meals served at the bar, on the terrace or indoors. http://bodegaslavenencia.com/
Hacienda La Patagonica – Haciendo Patagonica does really unusual “Argentinian tapas”, specialising in delicious meat at reasonable prices. Calle Acera de la Marina 2. It’s in a central location, just 5 minutes’ walk from the Avenida del Mar and Marbella cafe. Walk down the side of the Parque Alameda by the horses down towards the sea. Phone: 952 90 09 68
Next to this restaurant in the same street is Casa Del Pescador (it is probably the oldest building in Marbella – the Old Salt House from the year 1506) Calle Acera de la Marina, 42, 29602 Marbella Phone: 626 80 71 40
Dining out locally in rural restaurants
Here are a few great restaurants just a few minutes’ drive away from our rural bed and breakfast.
Meson Restaurante la Casa Nueva – They offer specialities on the barbeque & lots of game (rabbit stew, wild boar, goat, etc) on the menu. The fried aubergines are a must try! Take a left turn at the bottom of our road & follow the country road. The restaurant is the first on your right. Carretera A-7103, 29610 Ojén, Málaga Phone: 952 88 11 73
Venta Barranco – A Colombian restaurant only 2 minutes’ drive away, with specialities such as Arepas & fried plantain with dips. Often in the weekends they will have a live salsa band which is fun to see in the countryside http://ventabarranco.blogspot.com.es/
El Refugio de Juanar Originally a hunting lodge, there are pleasant walks in the hills and great views down to the coast. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, Andalusian menu including plenty of game (signposted on the left as you drive past Ojén) about a half hour drive away. http://www.juanar.com/
A gastronomic village in the mountains, Benahavis has the highest concentration of quality restaurants in the region and draws foodies by the thousands. A picturesque historic village, just 25 minutes away it is a lovely place to spend an evening. We recommend Amanhavis restaurant.
We recommend various restaurants but you may find the dining experience at The Urban Villa will be your favourite!
The Urban Villa is located just 10 minutes’ drive from the centre of Marbella, tucked away in a peaceful and tranquil location in beautiful countryside.
Come and visit our boutique hotel with spectacular views and enjoy the best of both worlds – an idyllic hideaway within easy reach of Marbella’s many charms.