Marbella, along with Torremolinos, tops the list of Gay Friendly destinations in Spain, making it one of the most welcoming destinations for LGTBI tourists. Marbella is home to some of the liveliest and most original parties and clubs on the Costa del Sol. In this article we have made a selection of the best gay friendly activities in Marbella. Enter now to find out more.
In Spain this type of tourism has been increasing, especially in recent years, with the arrival of laws, rights and security for the group, something quite important and essential when choosing where to travel and how safe and comfortable their stay will be. Nowadays the LGTBI tourist has the possibility to choose from a wide variety of accommodation, bars, businesses specially organised.
What can you do in Marbella’s nightlife to avoid being bored in your holiday establishment and have one of the best nights of the whole summer?
Marbella enjoys a strategic location and an enviable climate, making it an ideal setting for any event. Although there are not an equivalent number of exclusive clubs and bars for the established gay community in Marbella, it offers a diverse and tolerant environment.
The best time to visit Marbella for all the gay friendly activities it has to offer is at the end of April, when most clubs will host their famous exclusive opening party.
The most typical gay bar in Marbella is Mikonos Gay Bar, known for its live performances, modern interior decoration and pop music. On the other hand, you can also find the Fenix bar, being the only gay cocktail bar in Marbella, located in the city centre. Both bars have a fun and euphoric atmosphere, offering a rich drinks menu, and the party usually lasts until the sun comes up.
Memories Kiss is one of Marbella’s main gay nightlife hotspots. Located in Puerto Deportivo, this bar is perfect for enjoying a relaxing cocktail at sunset and starting a lively night in the best way.
Kube Puerto Banus is located in the middle of the harbour, behind the Louis Vuitton shop. At the Kube nightclub, the nights are particularly spectacular and unique and become unforgettable memories from one day to the next. Here you can enjoy a VIP booth and spend the evening sipping cocktails, while dancing or simply lounging on a private sofa.
Black & White is one of the restaurants on the quayside of Puerto Banús being much more than just a gastrobar.
The menu of the Black & White restaurant is perfectly designed to appeal to all types of palates, as you can try delicious burgers, choose from twelve different types of homemade pastas, fish, meats and a long list of delicious desserts.
Also in Puerto Banús itself, you can find the Sala by the Sea, next to which you can enjoy a small pool and hammocks on the premises. This is a spectacular beach club that hosts many parties and different events.
Its cuisine offers very exotic dishes and the best cocktails in Marbella, which you can enjoy while looking at the fantastic views of the harbour and the sea.
The restaurant “Sequoia” is located in Nueva Andalucía street and offers a wide gastronomic offer based on local products, but whose preparation uses the most innovative culinary techniques. At Table Sequoia, quality is the top priority. Which is why they present a menu that offers the possibility of menus supervised by the medical direction of Balneario Termal.
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Bounty Beach is another restaurant located right on the Cable Beach in Marbella. Bounty Beach is mostly frequented by young people and is both a place to enjoy and relax. The cuisine is creative and innovative. It also has a great atmosphere, where you will have a tremendously fun and unique time thanks to the friendliness and treatment of the staff.
The best known and most frequented beach in Marbella by the LGTBI community, due to its atmosphere and landscape is Cabopino, a sandy beach, with no pebbles, clean water and plenty of free space to stand, ideal for small children to play and build castles. This beach has the gay-friendly mark, although the “environmental” part of the beach is the furthest away from the Cabopino pier, being known as Playa Altola, ideal for surfing. The beach has a nearby public car park, wooden car park, footbaths, showers and toilets, as well as sunbeds and beach bars.
Sun loungers and parasols can be hired and there are also toilets and showers. It is a golden sandy beach, of reasonable length, where you can also bring your pet if you want or need to.
On the same beach there is a natural area called Las Dunas de Artola, which has been declared a natural monument. Next to dunes and beautiful landscapes where you can walk.
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