Marbella is a beautiful resort city and a municipal region located in the Malaga Province, within the Andalusia region. It falls within the Costa del Sol region and serves as the headquarters of region’s Association of Municipalities. Marbella has a very convenient location on the foothills of the famous Sierra Blanca mountain ranges, between Malaga and the Strait of Gibraltar along the Mediterranean Sea. The city is one of the largest and most populated cities in Malaga Province and the entire Andalusia autonomous community. Marbella is the head of its judicial district and is home to numerous resorts, stunning beaches, beautiful villas, and holiday homes, hotels and restaurants, and magnificently manicured golf courses. The city also prides in several museums that carry the history of its people, and numerous cultural events that attract people from across the world. Its cityscape is blended with ancient buildings and ruins from medieval times that still attract many visitors, like in the old town and within the Plaza de Los Naranjos which date back into the fifteenth century. Some of Marbella’s renowned beaches include the ever-graceful La Venus and the beautiful La Fontanilla. Visitors enjoy the numerous water activities and family fun activities in the public spaces along the busy waterfront. Today, Marbella is one of the most sought out travel destinations in its region and on the international levels.
Marbella experiences a warm and temperate Mediterranean climate that is classified as Csa under the Köppen climate classification. The climate is essentially characterized with warm to hot, dry summers, and mild, rainy winters. Springs and autumns are both mild with pleasant weather and moderately high rainfall. Scorching or freezing weather is rare in Marbella, as the climate is greatly influenced by the air masses from the sea. July is the warmest month with a daily mean temperature of 23.9°C (75°F) and January the coldest month with a daily mean temperature of 11.3°C (52.3°F). Marbella is typically a year-round travel destination. From mid-autumn through spring becomes rainier, though, and it might affect the outdoor activities in the city. Most of the rainfall is received in the afternoons, and mornings remain mildly cool and pleasant. Visitors traveling during spring enjoy the unique beauty of the wild blossoms and enjoy the warm sunshine and freshly scented air. Autumn brings the fall beauty to Marbella, amid the cool and sunny days and crisp golden-brown outlooks. Winter, though, remains cold and rainy throughout. The travel season to Marbella peaks during summer, from June through September when the days are dry, and the weather is warm to hot enough for the beach. There is ample time to tour the city without interruption and the water activities and outdoor fun peaks during the season. Common events in Marbella include Carnival Festival in February that is celebrated amid color and pomp, and numerous parades and music. Another equally celebrated event is the Holy Week of the Easter Season, otherwise known as Semana Santa when Christian come together to profess and celebrate their faith. The Feria de San Bernabe is held in June with several street parties and performances, and the famous San Pedro Alcantara Festival is held in October, amid feasts, numerous street parties, and beautiful parades.