The 2012 festival’s venue is The Andalucia Plaza Hotel, Puerto Banus.
Marbella, meaning Beautiful Sea in Spanish, is a world renowned destination located in the Sunshine Coast. It lives up to both names: long sandy beaches bordering the clear, sparkling blue Mediterranean boasting the best possible sunny weather year-round. Through its history it has become a marvellous city offering all that visit the true taste of Andalusia: whitewashed buildings bordered by narrow streets, wonderful flower filled plazas and corners, horse drawn carriages lazily taking its passengers on a relaxed tour through yesteryear, friendly and open people, quaint churches and exciting nightlife.
Storybook beaches; countless golf courses that challenge any player no matter what their handicap; sports marinas world renowned; an unbeatable natural surrounding on the slopes of the sierra that protects the entire area, offering it an enviable microclimate; world famous hotels; restaurants; shopping centers and boutiques catering to all needs and an exciting and intense nightlife make Marbella the ideal setting for your holidays or business meetings and conventions – even if you mix them together.
Marbella is close to the major metropolitan areas and cities imbibed in rich history and tradition such as: Málaga, Córdoba, Granada and Seville; or the enticing and mysterious North African destinations, just a ferry ride away from Algeciras – gateway to Africa and its also millenary cultures.
What was once a sleepy port and fisherman’s village, has now grown up into a vibrating and cosmopolitan city… the perfect blend between tradition and modernity.
Protected by the surrounding Sierra Blanca mountains, Marbella boasts an ideal microclimate with a median year-round temperature of 22ºC, topped by 326 days of sunshine.
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