Spain is one of the best tourist destinations in the world, thanks to its variety of landscapes, monuments, towns, cities and activities for all tastes. This value has been recognized on multiple occasions with awards and distinctions, the most recent from European Best Destination.

This travel promotion platform has launched its classification of the best destinations in europe, which this 2024 will lead a Spanish city. To prepare the ranking, they were based on the votes of more than one million travelers from 172 different countries.

Panoramic image of the city of Malaga.

Everything you must see in Malaga to enjoy a complete trip to the Costa del Sol

Marbella, a jewel on the Costa del Sol

The Malaga city of Marbella stands victoriously on the podium as the best European destination to travel in 2024. This vibrant city, bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean on the Costa del Sol, is nestled between the mountains of the Sierra Blanca and 27 km of beaches. In addition to enjoying the sandy beaches, their dynamic nightlife, with countless clubs, bars and discos. And of course, we cannot forget the prestigious area of Banus marinafull of yachts and luxurious fashion stores.

Fontanilla Beach.
Fontanilla Beach.

From European Best Destination, they highlight its beauty and its always sunny climate, in addition to the fact that “it is part of the best golf destinations in Europe and one of the best destinations for gourmets or shopaholics.” “Wherever golfers choose to play, they will enjoy top-notch golf coursesmany of them with panoramic views of the mountains and the Mediterranean, in addition to being able to enjoy a few drinks or a meal after the round in well-equipped clubhouses,” they point out.

High-end gastronomy and luxury hotels

To enjoy the delicious gastronomy of the area, European Best Destination recommends both the Michelin star restaurants of the city (like Skina or Back) as well as the small places where you can find true delicacies, from local paellas and tapas even dishes from all over the world. “In addition, with more than 300 days of sunshine guaranteed per year, dining outdoors by the beach or under the stars is practically guaranteed,” they highlight.

A street in the old center of Marbella.
A street in the old center of Marbella.

Thus, the platform recognizes that “Marbella has everything necessary to please the most demanding traveler.” Regarding accommodation, he recommends the Marbella Club Hotela luxurious beachfront hotel with a wide variety of rooms, suites, bungalows and villas, as well as swimming pools, spa, tennis and paddle tennis courts, gym, botanical garden…

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