Marbella has become a benchmark for Andalusia, with eight of its beaches being awarded Blue Flags for their quality and the services they offer, by the Association of Environmental Education and Consumer Affairs.
This is the third year in a row that Marbella is the Andalusian municipality with the most Blue Flags. This time around the beaches who have received the awards are: Artola (Cabopino), Venus-Bajadilla, Guadalmina-San Pedro, Puerto Banús, El Cable-Pinillo, Río Verde and Faro.
Alongside the Blue Flag, the Spanish ‘Q’ for Tourist Quality flag evaluates aspects such as the accessibility of the beaches, security, cleanliness, lifeguard station and the showers, among other things related to the services provided to tourists.
Blue Flag beaches in Marbella, Malaga
The following takes a look at some of these award-winning beaches:
Artola beach and Puerto de Cabopino, Marbella (Malaga)
If you visit Marbella, you shouldn’t miss a visit to this beach. Set in a privileged spot, sheltered by the Artola dunes, the golden sand runs down to crystalline waters. Certain sections of the beach are used as nudist beaches. Close by is the Puerto de Cabopino.
El Faro beach, Marbella (Malaga)
Right by the centre of Marbella is El Faro beach, a small area but one with a great atmosphere. Close by you’ll find the Puerto Deportivo and a wide range of restaurants on the Paseo Maritimo where you can try the delicious local cuisine. And, thanks to its location, you can wander up to the historic centre of the town after a dip in the Mediterranean.
* El Faro beach, Marbella (Malaga)
Venus Bajadilla beach, Marbella (Malaga)
This is the perfect spot if you’re travelling with small children, because the water is very shallow near the beach and there is a huge sandy area. Venus Bajadilla is right at the start of the Paseo Marítimo, where you’ll find lots of shops and services. It’s also just by the fishing port.
* Venus Bajadilla beach, Marbella (Malaga).
Guadalmina beach – San Pedro, Marbella (Malaga)
Guadalmina beach is located between San Pedro Alcántara (Marbella) and Estepona. Here you can explore the 3rd century Roman ruins, Las Bóvedas. This beach’s wonderful waters have seen the Blue Flag flying here continuously since 1992.
* Guadalmina beach – San Pedro, Marbella (Malaga). / Picture: eralia.remax.es.
Puerto Banús, Marbella (Malaga)
This is one of the most charismatic places in the whole of the Costa del Sol, a place to contemplate both sea and mountain, and an exclusive spot to sit back and enjoy a cocktail amidst luxury cars and yachts. Year after year it’s the chosen destination of thousands of tourists who come to enjoy the marina, heading out on a boat, or to relax on the Blue Flag beach, awarded for its clean, high quality waters.
Hotel with spa en Marbella, Malaga
And if you’re currently choosing your holiday then Marbella, as you’ve seen, is the perfect option. Luxury, exclusivity, high quality beaches… what more can you ask for?
The hotel Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar 5* Malaga – Marbella is the perfect place to stay if you want a hotel that befits the comfort, relaxation and exclusivity the town is known for.
Comfort is offered by the hotel’s rooms and suites. Spacious rooms, with modern decor, their welcoming atmosphere will make unwinding on your holiday a breeze, and some have beautiful sea views.
Pure relaxation can be found in the Nammu Corner Area Spa. A place where you can let your senses guide you and where you can relax in perfect privacy. We also have a free gym, where you can tone and trim your body.
* Nammu Corner Area Spa at Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar 5* Málaga – Marbella.
Exclusivity in this hotel has a name: the Beach Club Estrella del Mar. A privileged place at Vincci Hotels, for adults only (please note entrance is not included in the room rate), which will take your breath away with its Infinity Pool and Bar Lounge. During the day you can wander around the gardens or relax on a Bali bed, while at night it’s a place for lavish fiestas. It also has private access to the beach and access for pleasure boats.
So don’t think twice, choose Marbella as your destination this summer. The quality of its beaches, its exclusive atmosphere and the best hotel in the area are waiting to welcome you.
Find out about our offers for the Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar 5* Málaga – Marbella, and if you stay with us in July you’ll save 15%. And we’ll give a free pass to the Beach Club when you make your reservation!