The city is especially popular with tourists from Northern Europe and also Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Marbella is particularly noted for the presence of aristocrats, celebrities and wealthy people it is a popular destination for luxury yachts, and increasingly so for cruise ships, which dock in its harbour.
The area is popular with golfers and boaters, and there are many private estates and luxury hotels in the vicinity, including the Marbella Club Hotel. Marbella hosts a WTA tennis tournament on red clay, the Andalucia Tennis Experience.
Sights in or near Marbella include:
PLAZA BEACH Is located at the entrance of Europe’s most famous port (Puerto Banus), Plaza Beach reflects all the luxury and glamour Marbella has to offer. With direct access to the beach and luxurious Jacuzzis. Plaza Beach allows for its guests to lounge in style. Surrounded by palm trees and oversized VIP day beds, the beach club offers a superb international menu of the finest cuisine and an overly extensive cocktail list. The club has a long list of programmed events throughout the summer season and their daily resident DJs supply its clientele with party anthems and chill-out grooves that would put Ibiza to shame. Visited by the who’s who of Marbella, Plaza Beach is definitely the place to see and be seen.