If you love luxury and exclusivity then the Costa del Sol is the destination par excellence. Marbella is the jewel in the crown, with a perfect combination of glamour,wonderful weather, superb cuisine and beautiful beaches. Every year this city welcomes discerning visitors from destinations including Europe, Russia, the Middle East and the United States, all in search of luxury and sophistication.
Awaiting you in this city is everything from sunbathing on a yacht to the villa of your dreams, luxurious mansions, five-star luxury hotels with views across the Mediterranean sea and the most exclusive beach clubs.
The sophisticated lifestyle extends beyond Marbella to towns such as Benahavís, with elegant luxury villas surrounded by nature and exclusive golf courses. Even the most demanding travellers cannot fail to be seduced by the romanticism of Ronda. This is another city that boasts a first-class offer of cultural, culinary and leisure activities. Particular highlights are the elite Ascari Circuit and the wines.
Haute cuisine and luxury shopping
Puerto Banús is a compulsory stop on our journey along the luxury Costa del Sol. This enchanting port is home to exclusive boutiques for those designer purchases. Channel, Dior, Cartier and Dolce & Gabanna are just some of the haute couture brands available here.
The Costa del Sol also offers luxury experiences for the most demanding palates. Marbella has the most Michelin-star restaurants, but they can also be found in other locations including Benalmádena and Málaga. However, there are many haute cuisine restaurants on the Costa del Sol for that gourmet treat where you can discover surprising and delicious creations.
In 1989 Julio Iglesias and prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe staged a recital by Plácido Domingo in the former Nagüeles quarry in Marbella. That night set an historical precedent that, years later, would become what is now Starlite Marbella, the most exclusive summer social and cultural gathering on the Costa del Sol.
This event takes place in a natural quarry converted into an auditorium. Its acoustics are unique in the world. Throughout summer the very best international artists can be found at Starlite. The festival also boasts a variety of restaurants and an open-air disco where the Costa del Sol's most exclusive parties continue until dawn.