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WorldMediterraneanSpainMediterranean coast of SpainCosta Del SolMarbella
Port of Entry
36°30.166'N, 004°52.942'W Chart icon.png
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Satellite Image of Marbella

Marbella, also known as Puerto Banus, is a city in Andalusia, with 116,234 inhabitants. It is an important beach resort of the Costa del Sol in Spain. The town is famous for being a favorite destination for wealthy tourists from Northern Europe. It is also associated with drug trafficking and the Russian mafia.

Marbella is the setting of Arturo Pérez-Reverte's novel The Queen of the South.


See Mediterranean coast of Spain.


See Spain.


See Aegean to West Mediterranean Passages.


Add here VHF channel for coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

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The approaches to Marbella are straight forward. No problems.


Marbella is a port of entry for Spain. For details see Entrance: Spain.


There are two harbors in Marbella: The Yacht Marina and the Marina Marbella.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Marina Marbella

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Marina icon Marina Marbella [[Marbella#Marina Marbella|Marina Marbella]] (Puerto Deportivo de Marbella) 36°30.380'N, 004°52.565'W
Port of Entry

There are concrete docks with laid moorings.

It is about 10 minutes walk from the center of Marbella.

The marina is operated by the Junta of Andalucía!

Yacht Marina

Yacht Marina/wiki/Marbella#Yacht_Marina
Marina icon Yacht Marina [[Marbella#Yacht Marina|Yacht Marina]] (Puerto Banus) 36°30.332'N, 004°53.414'W
Port of Entry

Yacht Marina is a very luxurious and expensive marina with 915 berths, up to 2.5 m draft and up to 50 m length. It is usually very crowded. The marina is about 5 km walk from the town of Marbella. Full facilities. Boatyard with 50 T travel hoist and some repairs.; Tel: +34 (952) 909 800; Fax: +34 (952) 810 899; VHF channels 09, 14, & 16




Water On the docks of both marinas
Electricity On the docks of both marinas
Toilets In both marinas
Showers In both marinas
Laundry N/A (Not Available)
Garbage Bins In both marinas
Fuel Fuel dock in both marinas
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Several stores in the town.

Eating out

  • There are many eating establishments along the esplanade
  • Near the Marina Marbella there are several more quiet places to eat serving good seafood


There is an international airport in Malaga with flights to destinations within the EU.



Archaeological excavations have been made in the mountains around Marbella, which point at human habitation in Paleolithic and Neolithic times. There are also remains of Phoenician and later Carthaginian settlements in the area of Rio Real. In Roman times, the city was called Salduba. During Islamic rule, Muslims built a castle in this city, and they surrounded it by walls. The name Marbella, which is derived from Marbil-la, dates from this Islamic era. In 1485, the Spaniards reconquered the city, and during the centuries that followed, the city grew.

Places to Visit

Hermes by Salvador Dali

It is fun to walk along the esplanade but the "must see" is the park with 8 marvelous Salvador Dali sculptures.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Spain.


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  • October 2004 --Istioploos Greece Icon.png 06:38, 22 June 2008 (MDT)

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