We at TRVLINSPIRATOR have compiled a list of the hottest places to visit in all the mayor cities on the coast. Check below to find our personal opinions of the most popular destinations.


For art and culture lovers, but also sun- and shopaholics: a city trip to Málaga offers something for everyone. In this city you have dozens of tapas bars and sandy beaches at your disposal, so it’s ideal to combine your siesta-time on the beach with your city trip.

Do not skip the Alcazaba, Málaga Cathedral or the rooftop bar of the AC Palacio hotel. All are real showpieces. Are you looking for art? You will discover it in the Picasso Museum.

Below we present our top 5 places to visit in Malaga, but there are many more. Please contact us for more inside information and useful city trip tips


Among the greatest benefits of living or vacationing in Marbella is that you are assured of a wide variety of gastronomic delights!  Whether you are looking for a casual family meal or a Michelin star experience, Marbella has it all!

Below we present our top 10 restaurants (in random order), however there are more than 1200 restaurants out of which we have tried only 80%… Contact us for more inspiration, we have our lists with personal favorites ready for you: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, beach club, chiringuitos, seafood, tapasbars, night clubs,  you name it!


Holidays to Puerto Banus mean celebrity-spotting, luxury restaurants and designer boutiques, not to mention champagne-sprinkled beach and night clubs.

Some call it the St. Tropez of Spain. Puerto Banus is Marbella’s world-famous port, right in the heart of Spain’s Costa del Sol. A long sandy coastline will offer you cozy Spanish chiringuitos and fancy beach clubs while El Cortes Inglés, the biggest department store chain in Europe, is the place-to-be for shopping located next to the Marina Banus shopping center.


Nueva Andalucia is a residential area ideally situated within walking distance of the famous Puerto Banus and within a 10 minute drive of both Marbella and San Pedro de Alcantara on the Costa del Sol in Andalucia.
It has all the facilities and amenities of a town, without the major hustle and bustle, traffic and noise. 

The area centers around the bullring and spreads out, heading down towards the port and up to a golf valley, eventually climbing up towards the backdrop of the Sierra de Ronda mountain range. 

Shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, hairdressers, gymnasiums, casino, gift shops; you name it, Nueva Andalucia has it. As well as the wonderful Saturday morning market that starts in the Centro Plaza and sprawls down into Puerto Banus itself.


A vibrant, thriving town which is still essentially Spanish. San Pedro de Alcántara is a small charming town located just 10 minutes west of Marbella.

The central point of the town is the recently finished boulevard de San Pedro.  A long and wide walkway, with footbridges, cycle paths, an amphitheater, fountains and plenty of kids play areas. 

With plenty of beachside bars and restaurants – “chiringuitos” – it’s a popular place on a summer day and at the weekends in the warm and sunny winter days. Trvlinspirator loves to visit this little town and mingle between the locals or discover hidden gems.

San Pedro also has the distinction of hosting the last summer fair (feria) in Andalucía, celebrating its patron saint during the second week in October.


Estepona is becoming more and more popular for both young and old, and we understand why:

A Spanish village with flowers everywhere, a large and beautiful historic old town and fantastic wide beaches, located just 15-20 minutes from Puerto Banus and Marbella. Estepona´s typical Spanish identity makes it a unique location on the costa del sol all year long, and has fabulous local restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and a good range of shops with new shops are opening all the time. Its picturesque marina is well known for its fish restaurants and for the market on Sundays.

For the younger kids, there are plenty of playgrounds, beaches and even a safari park to enjoy the day out with the whole family.



Elviria is a peaceful and popular location for families just a few kilometres east of Marbella’s town centre and is often described as having some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol along with the best beach clubs, such as Nikki Beach and La Plage Casanis.

Elviria is particularly well known for its pine trees, large sandy beaches and mountain ranges. There are three golf courses in Elviria and many beautiful typical Spanish chiringuitos on the beach.

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