Alphanista Spot: Marbella
Save up a few more paychecks and head out to Marbella.
I visited the city in 2000 and it is by far one of the most laid back, jet set places I ever travelled. Marbella also inspired some scenes in my book Use Me Or Lose Me. Laid back and jet set are not one in the same. Meaning you can be comfortable in your flip flops and shorts and blend in with the rest. As a black woman, you’ll get alot of stares, but bask in the glory. Everyone thinks your famous anyway!
Here’s some more:
“Marbella and the nearby Puerto Banus are important beach resorts of the Costa del Sol. The town is famous for once being a playground for the rich and famous. Marbella used to be a exclusive destination for wealthy tourists from Northern Europe, as well as the well-heeled from the UK, Ireland and Germany.”
Lately, it’s been seeing a decline as more tour buses find out about it more, but I say still go, if you can. Don’t worry, it will never turn into a Cancun. The government won’t let that happen. Cancun is manufactured playland, but Marbella has remnants of its Arab and Moorish past which gives it mystery and depth. Some famous residents include Sean Connery, Melanie Griffith, Joan Collins, etc past and present. If you vacation the Costa del Sol you’ll find many other little beach towns to visit like Fueringola.
Marbella has good eats too with French and Meditteranean twists, with lots of fresh seafood and the best ice cream you could imagine. That’s all I ate most of time, ice cream. An alphanista likes to venture far, and wide, and discover new things that she adds to her life like another feather to her hat.
The Caribbean is nice, but why stop there?