Summer in Marbella is just around the corner and with it, long sunny days and balmy evenings to enjoy the resort’s unique ambience. And how better to spend them than with a cocktail in hand as you contemplate great vistas? Read on to discover the five best places to have a cocktail with a view when you’re in Marbella this summer.

Views to take your breath away

Our first suggestion for a summer cocktail in Marbella is very close to our hearts and it offers some of the best views you find in the resort. The Rio Real Golf Club House terrace looks out over the immaculate greens with the Mediterranean on your left and the Sierra Blanca mountains on your right. Perfect for a cocktail or little something at any time of day. And you’ll find plenty of peace and quiet too even in the height of summer.

Top tip:

time your cocktail for dusk and watch the sun set over the mountains. The perfect setting for summer in Marbella.

Frontline beach views

Not far from Río Real lies Trocadero Arena Beach Club, right on the sands on one of the best beaches in Marbella. Choose your spot on one of the sunbeds, order your cocktail and get ready for a relaxing day watching the waves gently lap the shore. The quintessential summer in Marbella!

Top tip:

book your stay at Rio Real Boutique Hotel this summer and enjoy a sunbed and welcome cocktail at the Arena Beach Club as part of the deal. Find out more

Frontline people watching

One of the biggest attractions during the summer in Marbella are the celebrities who flock to the resort for their holidays. One of the best places to go people watching is in Puerto Banús, just 10 minutes’ drive from Río Real Golf & Hotel. Grab your seat at Salduba right on the port and sit back with your cocktail while you watch the world go by.

Top tip:

don’t miss the photos of Río Real Hotel celebrities in the corridors. Discover who’s who. 

Frontline boats

Marbella Marina makes a very pleasant place to sit and enjoy a little something. Le Sud Lounge with a young vibe has a terrace overlooking the yachts and boats, perfect for a post-lunch or early evening cocktail. Live music plays on most evenings in the summer.

Top tip:

make the most of summer in Marbella and go to a concert. Check out the long list of international and Spanish names coming to the resort in July and August. 

Frontline seafront

The seafront promenade in Marbella is famed as one of the most beautiful on the Costa del Sol. One of the best places to make the most of it is at Cappuccino Grand Café at the west end. Here, you can sit back on the seafront terrace and enjoy a cocktail or two as you look out over the Mediterranean as far as Morocco on the horizon.

Top tip:

to get the most out of summer in Marbella and enjoy amazing views while you’re there, book a room at the Rio Real Boutique Hotel. Every single one has frontline golf views. 

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As this unusual August draws to a close, it’s time to think about your next holiday. Travelling has become something of a challenge since the arrival of covid-19 in our lives, and as a result, some people have made the decision to stay at home. Read on to discover six compelling reasons why you should take your autumn break in Marbella this year.

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