Marbella’s leading concert venue is located in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca mountains, about a 10-minute drive out of the city. Starlite boasts an impressive open-air auditorium that attracts stars of the highest calibre in every kind of music. On the bill this season are Sting and the Cádiz-born flamenco dancer Sara Baras.
Calle Albioni, s/n, Marbella, Spain, +34 902750787
For true partygoers, a visit to Buddha Bar is a must-visit: it’s often described as one of the best nightspots on the Costa del Sol and rarely closes its doors before about six in the morning. In addition to live Latin music, the calendar of events includes ‘exotic dancers, fireworks, cabarets and entertainment spectacles’, while the highly praised kitchen specialises in Japanese food.
3 Avenida Puerta del Mar, Marbella, Spain, +34 628019663
La Sala is a classy establishment situated in the millionaire’s playground of Puerto Banús, eight kilometres (five miles) west of Marbella city. It prides itself on offering live music of the highest quality seven nights a week, and on Sundays there is live music all day (the perfect soundtrack for enjoying the restaurant’s superb Sunday roast). La Sala’s sumptuous Live Lounge is the setting for its varied calendar of concerts.
Calle Juan Belmonte, s/n, Puerto Banús, Marbella, Spain, +34 952814145
Beckett’s is a sleek and stylish hangout in the heart of Marbella’s modern city centre. Throughout the winter months, it stages quality live concerts every Friday and Saturday evenings and at Sunday lunchtimes. What makes attending a show here a little bit special, though, is that you can simultaneously enjoy Beckett’s inventive, international cuisine, which many locals say is the best in Marbella.
4 Calle Camilo José Cela, Marbella, Spain, +34 952868898