Since the early times of the tourism on the Costa del Sol Marbella ist the meeting point for the beauties and the rich. In the beginning of the 50's the in Spain residing Alfonso Prince from Hohenlohe discovered the then-fishing-village, bought a plot of land and built a summer residence. And that's how the "Marbella Club" arised, from which later the luxury Hotel of the same name emanated, the meeting place in the 60's for the international jetset. Soon the noblemen, actors, financial bosses and oil sheiks established in the tourists metropolis. As well the offer of hotels, night clubs, precious discotheques and shopping street allowed for this. Meanwhile Marbella has 125,000 inhabitants.
But Marbella has to offer more than the rushing summer balls of its prominence. The 114 square kilometers large municipal area extends over 26 kilometers coastal line. The coast is dominated by a bulky mountain massif, whose highest point rises more than 1,200 meters over the sea. The inhabitants call the mountain affectionately "La Concha", the shell. Dozens of beaches enjoy particularly in the summer of large popularity, particularly numerous beach restaurants and - taverns offer alternation of the sun bath. In addition there is the possibility of practicing different kinds of water sport. With at present 14 golf courses Marbella became to a certain extent the capital of the Costa del Golf. In next environment further two dozen of golf courses are available. Golf players from all world particularly come in the mild winter months, in order to enjoy the play at the scenic courses.