FAQ planning your trip to Marbella
Throughout all these years writing Marbellista blog, I have received lots of messages asking all sorts of things about Marbella and I have tried to answer all of them personally. These are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers,
1 – Getting around Marbella, should i rent a car?
If this is your first time in Marbella and you won´t be traveling by car, you will need to know this. If your plan is arrive by train or plane and anything else than relax and disconnect you should read this, keep Marbella taxi phone number (Tel: +34 – 952 774488) and enjoy your stay.
2 – Where can i eat the best fried fish in Marbella?
Fried fish is a typical dish of the province of Malaga, not in vain people from Malaga are called “boquerones” (which means “anchovies”, not kidding). There are several places to eat nice fried fish in Marbella, my favorite since I can remember is Merchan Bar in San Pedro, you can read more here.
If you are coming in a peak season, ( i.e: Holly Week or August, you should better make reservation in advance)
3 – Where can i get my nails done in Marbella?
There are lots of beauty salons where you can get a manicure but I recommend Pamper Nails, besides using premium products, the place is very cozy and Pamper girls are lovely. In Marbella center. You can find more info here
4 – Where have breakfast in Marbella? How much does a breakfast cost in Marbella?
There are many places specialized in breakfasts and choices for all budgets as I explained here. Those who follow me on Instagram already know where i use to go. I show my experiences in typical spanish bars like Bar Bartolo, in the old town of Marbella or when i fancy a healthy and delicious breakfast in “Tomate” in San Pedro (Córdoba street) and Marbella (Av. Ricardo Soriano). If you are looking for a typical Spanish breakfast, you have to try these places
5 – Where can i find gluten free food in Marbella?
I get this question from mothers worried about their celiac children, athletes who do not eat gluten and lots of people who have a gluten-free diet. You should read the Marbella Gluten Free Guide .
6 – How is the weather ? What clothes should i bring to Marbella?
Honestly, I’m not a good reference because I’m always freezing and i wear tons of clothes. But I’ll tell you what people use to wear in the street.
Summer season, it’s hot during the day, (girls: tanks/light dresses and sandals) some nights you may need a light sweater or a denim jacket.
Winter season, day time is not cold at all (17 – 20 ° C = 62,6 – 68 ºF) we do not normally need a thick coat. At night ( 12º – 15 º C = 53,6º – 59º F) you can feel the humidity and that´s why you need warmer clothes. In winter nights, i walk my dogs on the street dressed like I were in a ski resort and people from Northern Europe wear the same sweaters and jackets i wear in spring/summer.
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