La Virginia is one of Marbella’s hidden gems. It is a secluded neighbourhood, surrounded by tall trees, yet it is extremely close to the town’s centre. 

It is extremely quiet and a great place to visit to escape the crowded locations, especially in the summer. The orange trees with vibrant fruits offer some shade, while a tiny fountain can be found at La Virginia’s main square in front of the church.

Alternative Options

  • It's Raining
  • Hot
  • Cold
  • Go to the cinema in Puerto Banús: movies in English and Spanish
  • Visit the Hammam in Málaga, a Morrocan bath house
  • Visit a current event at the Palacio de Congresos

If it's beach weather, consider taking a stroll on Marbella's boulevard, the 'Paseo Marítimo'

  • Go for a hike in the mountains above Marbella
  • Go skiing in the Sierra Nevada, a ski resort at just over 2 hours from Marbella

It’s alleys are traditional, colourful and unique. There aren’t many places in Marbella which are so well conserved and hidden, which means it is a great place to go for an afternoon walk. The locals are extremely friendly, except for the cat guarding the church door…


Sunday Lunch in Marbella’s Fishing Neighbourhood

Jochem Kooloos

Jochem Kooloos

Hi! I'm Jochem, founder of and (extremely) amateur photographer. Support my project of showing a different side of Marbella by following me at @jochemkoo and on Instagram. Read my stories to find out more! For contact mail me at .

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