The beachfront boutique hotel introduces Andalucía’s best cultural escapesePerched within the heart of historic Marbella Old Town, Amàre Marbella Beach Hotel – a trendy new adults-only hotel - has unveiled their list of the top attractions in Andalucía. From eating churros beneath the fragrant orange blossom trees of Naranjos Square to discovering the ancient city walls of Ronda, the hotel highlights why Marbella is the ultimate destination for cultural explorations in 2016.
Eat churros beneath the orange blossom trees of Naranjos Square
A picturesque spot in the heart of Marbella Old Town, Naranjos Square acquired its name from the fragrant orange blossom trees that line its cobbled streets. A historical district, shaded corners house ancient churches and colourful artisanal shops selling local wares. For the ultimate local experience, seek out Churrería Ramón for a selection of sweet and crispy churros paired with freshly-squeezed orange juice or molten hot chocolate.
Visit the mountain village of Benahavis
A charismatic mountain village hidden within the undulating landscape of Marbella, Estepona and Ronda, Benahavis is a cultural haven for visiting gourmands. Occupied by a collective of bustling restaurants serving authentic Andalusian dishes, ancient Moorish heritage and panoramic views await here.
Drop into The Museum of Contemporary Spanish Printmaking
Located inside a small medieval palace in Marbella’s medina quarter and housing more than 4,000 prints such as the early works of Miro, Dali and Barcelo, no trip to Marbella would be complete without a stop-off at The Museum of Contemporary Spanish Printmaking.
Unravel the history of Ronda
The oldest village in Malaga, contained by ancient Islamic walls and with the El Tajo gorge running through its centre, Ronda is home to a series of eclectic historical sights. Visit the 18th Century Puente Nuevo Bridge, with panoramic views overlooking the Serranía de Ronda Mountains, explore the 11th Century Arab Baths or uncover the history of the Ronda bullring – one of the oldest in the whole of Spain.
Soak up the sunshine at Cabopino Beach
Marbella boasts more than 30 kilometres of pristine coastline, containing bathing options from urban beaches with elegant promenades and beach bars to wild, rugged beaches offering tranquil relaxation. For those in search of a serene spot, head to the Artola dune known as Cabopino Beach where you will find powdery white sand and shallow waters perfect for a cooling paddle.
Hike to the lookout point of El Juanar
A truly remarkable natural setting, tucked away in the mountain pass between Marbella and Ojén, a visit to El Juanar is an absolute must for nature-lovers. Hike through evergreen pine forest trails to reach a rocky outcrop, where you will be rewarded with breath-taking panoramic views across the whole of the Marbella coastline.
Watch the sunset at Belvue - Marbella’s only rooftop bar
End the day on a high with 360-degree views and sundowners at sunset at Belvue - Marbella’s only rooftop bar. On a clear day, marvel at views all the way across to Gibraltar and Africa and enjoy some of the best sunset vistas in the area.
Nightly rates at Amàre Marbella Beach Hotel start from £110 in an I Was Here (standard room) per night, based on two people sharing with breakfast included.