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Marbella, Andalusia, Spain

How much does it cost to travel to Marbella?

You should plan to spend around $125 (€117) per day on your vacation in Marbella. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $41 (€38) on meals
  • $26 (€24) on local transportation
  • $132 (€123) on hotels

A one week trip to Marbella for two people costs, on average, $1,756 (€1,633). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Marbella cost?

A one week trip to Marbella usually costs around $878 (€816) for one person and $1,756 (€1,633) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Marbella on average costs around $1,756 (€1,633) for one person and $3,512 (€3,265) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Marbella will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Marbella on average costs around $3,763 (€3,498) for one person and $7,526 (€6,997) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Marbella has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Marbella expensive to visit?

Prices in Marbella are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Marbella is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Connemara or Toulon.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Marbella Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Marbella?

The average Marbella trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Marbella travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 123 ($132)
Local Transportation 1 24 ($26)
Food 2 38 ($41)
Entertainment 1 19 ($21)
Alcohol 2 3 - 9 ($3 - 9)
Accommodation Budget in Marbella
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Marbella is $66 (€61). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Marbella is $132 (€123). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Marbella

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Marbella based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $178. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Marbella
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Marbella is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $26 (€24) per person, per day, on local transportation in Marbella.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Marbella
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Marbella can vary, the average cost of food in Marbella is $41 (€38) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Marbella should cost around $16 (€15) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Marbella is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Marbella
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Marbella typically cost an average of $21 (€19) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Marbella
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  • The average person spends about $6.15 (€5.71) on alcoholic beverages in Marbella per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Marbella on a Budget
Marbella Marbella, Spain
Marbella is a city in southern Spain in the province of Malaga. It is part of the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) and is located on the Mediterranean Sea between Malaga and the Strait of Gibraltar. It is one of the most important tourist cities in the area and receives many national and international tourists year round due to its climate and tourism structures. Marbella is a bit of a glamorous city due to its beauty and resort-type environment. The old town with its narrow cobbled streets and flower-filled plazas is packed with shops and art galleries selling boutique clothes and accessories, and handmade wares. The city has significant archaeological and historical heritage and many events and performances throughout the year.
Some of the most popular sights in the area include the natural beauty of the coastline and beaches of the Mediterranean with the rugged mountain range stretching out of the other side of the city. You can also see some of the master of Surrealism's signature unusual but brilliant sculptures just walking down some of the streets such as Avineda del Mar.

Another popular sight is the King Abd El Maziz Mosque, which was named after the first king of Saudi Arabia and is built in the Andalusian style. The Casa del Corregidor is another popular site in Marbella. It was built in 1552 and combines Gothic and Renaissance elements.
The main neighborhood in Marbella is the city center. This city center is a great place to find an urban environment packed with Spanish charm. This is the area where you will find Plaza de Naranja (Orange Square), which features many of the charming shops, boutiques, art galleries, and beautiful surroundings. This area is also known as Old Town and it is an area that values history over modernity. The streets of this part of the city preserves the irregular layout that is common of the Arabic era, although some of its narrow streets open onto plazas designed immediately after the Christian Conquest. Of its ancient heritage special note should be taken of the Alcazaba or the Castle, where the original Arabic city was founded.

There is no shortage of things to do in Marbella. They have many activities and festivals to experience. One of their biggest festivals is the Annual Summer Fair. Every year at the beginning of June, Marbella pays tribute to its patron saint San Bernabe (Saint Bernard) with a week long fair. The Marbella fair includes all the traditional elements of a Spanish fair: food, drink, dancing, entertainment and of course, the trademark "casetas" that are set up just for the fair.

There are several other exciting festivities to experience in the area, but during times when there are no festivals going on, there is still plenty to do. One favorite activity of many is to enjoy the miles of gorgeous, sandy beaches on the Mediterranean, and maybe even go for a swim in the warm waters there. Walk down the beautiful promenade to take in some of the Mediterranean sights. Go for a hike in the nearby mountains. Or for something a little more adventurous, try a buggy safari, which will let you experience the rugged red country surrounding Marabella.
Food and Dining
Marbella offers exquisite cuisine and culinary options. Because of its location on the Mediterranean, seafood is one of the best and most common fares, but there are also other flavorful options. One dish to watch for in the area is the Sopa Campera. Its main ingredients are tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, green asparagus, stale bread, and sometimes seafood can also be added, depending on the chef as well as the taste of each person. Another dish to look for is the Malaga style salad, which is a light salad of potatoes and olive oil, that also has tomatoes, peppers, onions and either tuna or cod (the original is with cod).

A few restaurants to try in Marbella include Paco Jimanez, serving an eclectic Mediterranean menu, Restaurante Messina, which serves a bit more exotic dishes such as crab curry ravioli, and Marbella Patio, which serves more traditional Spanish cuisine.

Marbella does not have an airport inside the city, but there is one nearby, the Malaga Costa Del Sol airport, which is the fourth busiest airport in Spain and hosts many international flights. There are buses available from the airport into Marbella, as well as the option of a taxi ride.

The bus system in Marbella is reasonably connected. You can reach many of the main cities in the Costa Del Sol via the intercity bus system, including: Malaga, Ojen, and Ronda, some of the bigger cities not too distant such as Seville, Cadiz and Granada, and two of Spain's major cities, Madrid and Barcelona. But Marbella does not have any rail transport. It is the only city in Spain whose population is more than 100,000 that does not have a rail system, which makes it a bit unusual, so railway is not an option from within Marbella.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.