The centre of Marbella, “El Casco Antiguo” – the old part of Marbella with the famous Orange Square “Plaza de los Naranjos”, is the most famous area where you find visitors all year round enjoying the special Spanish atmosphere with many little shops, restaurants and luxury boutiques. The area known as Marbella’s Golden Mile begins on the western edge of Marbella and stretches to Puerto Banús. This area is exclusive and home to some of the area’s most impressive estates, like the districts of Sierra Blanca, Marbella Hill Club and Camoján.
The Golden Mile has 5-star hotels, like the Marbella Club and Puente Romano, together with restaurants and many retail services. The beach side is the site of mostly up-market urbanisations, hotels and some extremely expensive villas, while the mountainside is still undergoing exclusive, carefully planned development of luxury villas and gated communities.