Frequented by the rich and famous on their yachts and a seafront with extensive beaches and countless golf courses, Marbella is one of the glamour destinations in Spain. It is popular amongst the Arab royal families and the British elite, who put together lavish parties on their yachts berthed in Puerto Banus. Pull up to the world-famous Nikki Beach beach club on your yacht or head down to Gibraltar for lunch.
Below is a sample 7-day yachting itinerary in Marbella. Enjoy.
Sail into the Straight of Gibraltar to begin your cruise in the southernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula and Continental Europe, Tarifa. Cruise to the Isla de las Palomas, where the Med Sea meets the Adriatic - here you will able to see Morocco's beautiful coastline and go dolphin and whale watching.
Spend the morning in El Estrecho Natural Park for a morning of amazing water sports against a background of rustic dunes and natural park. Yacht across the State of Gibraltar to Tangier - explore the local markets and Arab culture.
Yacht early in the morning to the glamour destination in Spain's Costa del Sol, Marbella. Admire the mega yachts and the seafront with extensive beaches and countless golf courses. Dine at a 3 Star Michelin Andalusian style restaurant, Dani García's Bibo Marbella, and later make your way to the world-famous Nikki Beach club to end your night in style.
Anchor in Fuengirola and take a car up to one of the most famous Andalusian White Town (Pueblo Brancos), Mijas. Admire the picturesque moorish town welded to the side of a mountain, whilst you stroll down its narrow streets. To end your day, dine at Sollo to savour “caviar chef” Diego Gallegos' tasting menu.
Sail to Costa del Sol's capital, Malaga, and take the tender ashore to explore this historic city. Visit the moorish palace of Alcazaba, the Museo Picasso Málaga and La Manquita, the city's Renaissance cathedral who's tower was left unfinished. End your day at Málaga's most celebrated chef José Carlos García's restaurant - taste the city's best seafood at the recently upgraded port.
Continue cruising east for your final destination in the Spanish Costa del Sol, Nerja (2-Hour Cruise), with its stunning med beaches. Stroll down the city's narrow streets with whitewashed houses, visit the impressive Cueva de Nerja - a cavern with unusual stalactites and stalagmites and kayak from Burriana beach to Maro to see some of the most spectacular coastal scenery.