With its annual average temperature of 18°C, Marbella is the perfect destination for a holiday in the sun at any time of year. The resort is first and foremost famous for its marina, Puerto Banus, home to luxurious yachts and their famous owners. It is also a paradise for chic restaurants, trendy bars and night-clubs, luxury boutiques and elegantly manicured gardens designed to provide welcome shade and cool for visitors. Marbella is overlooked by the 1,215m La Concha mountain (one of the peaks of the Sierra Blanca range), an ideal setting for hiking and climbing. Here, trails wend their way between pine and fir trees to the summit, where visitors are rewarded with an impressive view of the coast. The town also reserves a few surprises in its historic quarter, with monuments such as the San Luis fort, the Rio Verde villa dating back to Roman times, the church of Santo Cristo de la Vera Cruz, and the Vega del Mar basilica. Marbella is also Spain’s golf capital, and boasts several kilometres of beaches, an array of water sports and a whole host of activities to satisfy the needs of all visitors. And as night falls, Marbella springs back into life, with options galore (concerts, night-clubs, casinos etc) to keep you wide awake until the small hours. How would you like to rent an inexpensive apartment in Marbella in August? A villa with a swimming pool with friends out of season? Or a house for a family holiday? Discover the holiday rentals that POPLIDAYS has chosen just for you.