Marbella Insider Guides: tips and recommendations from the Lucas fox team on their favourite places to eat, drink and visit

Cabopino Beach

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“Cabopino is situated on the coast of East Marbella. Just 10 minutes from the centre of Marbella. Its pine forest leads to the protected sand dunes and has the finest stretch of natural beach on the coast. There is a small but beautiful port, home to luxury yachts, with an abundance of restaurants and trendy bars. A fantastic place for families, very popular in summer.”

— Stephen Lahiri, May 2014

Beach House

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“Beach House on the beautiful Elviria beach is a fantastic, relaxing spot for an informal lunch, or pre-dinner drinks with views of the Sunset over Gibraltar from the beach bar (or chiringuito). The beach itself is 7 kms long, wide and sandy with shallow waters. As well as being naturally beautiful, Elviria is also home to the iconic Nikki Beach, for some post-dinner dancing.”

— Stephen Lahiri, May 2014

Carril del Relojero
+34 952 839 458


“Slightly off the beaten track, The Soliluna is up in the hills above Marbella/Puerto Banus. Perfect for some fresh air, but still handy from “The Golden Mile”. This is Marbella’s best kept secret, and the meat dishes are sensational – I love the mouthwatering carpaccio of Argentinian Beef – yum! So friendly, and great in both summer (sitting by the pool on the terrace) and winter (cosy roaring fireplace).”

— Stephen Lahiri, May 2014

C/Sierra Bermeja
29602 Málaga
+34 952 866 627

Café Yanx

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“Café Yanx is a really fun restaurant to take large groups, especially with kids. They serve delicious American style cuisine from burgers to barbecue chicken to fajitas, and I love their milkshakes. The service is always friendly, with a cheerful atmosphere. The soundtrack is a classic mix from the USA, from Doris Day to Bruce Springsteen. Only a 5 minute drive up from Puerto Banus and has its own car park!”

Kevin Welch, June 2014

+34 952 818 86


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“One of the best restaurants in Marbella, Momo is situated in the heart of the historic old town, just off orange square. The cuisine is very international with options for children. The sea bass risotto is fantastic! Owners José and Maria are there to welcome customers personally, and the atmosphere is always very warm. I advise always reserving in advance as Momo is very popular.”

— Kevin Welch, June 2014

C/Tetuan 7
+34 632 090 427

Lost World Adventure Marbella

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“High up in the mountains behind Marbella in the Sierra de las Nieves natural park, this adventure park offers all kinds of fun group activities. From paintball, ziplining and mountain biking to golf and archery – there is something for all lovers of extreme sports.”

— Kevin Welch, May 2014

+34 617 700 605 (Keith, English)
+34 622 530 350 (Yulia, Russian)

Hike up La Concha Mountain, Marbella

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“From the summit of La Concha on a clear day, it is possible to see the entire coast of Marbella as well as south to Morocco, and all the way to the Sierra Nevada. Although there are several routes, I recommend beginning at the entrance of the car park of El Refugio de Juanar. The path is well sign posted and takes approximately 5 hours (up and down). Be sure to take plenty of water and your camera!”

— Kevin Welch, June 2014