So, Marbella is on the brain, but you’re not sure how much spending money to take? No problem, this guide will cover club, drinks, travel, and food prices in Marbs.
Without a doubt, Marbella can be done on a budget, or you can live it up lavishly, either way, this guide will help you plan, save and make the most of your 2017 holiday of a lifetime!
To put things into context, price comparison-wise, some parts of Marbella can be similarly priced to London, i.e. drinks in swanky clubs, but equally Marbella can be done cheaply if you know how.
Marbella Club Prices
Let’s talk club prices.
Marbella is home to some of the best and most exclusive parties in the Mediterranean.
If you are after the ultimate party experience, Marbs’ clubs are what you need. These prices can vary depending on when you go, the club, and who is playing.
But as a guide (based on a general admission, non-VIP price):
Ocean Beach Club: €20-30/ £18-26
Aqwa Mist: €20/ £18
Boat Parties: €50-100 / £43-86
Plaza Beach: €20 / £18
Tibu: €25-35 / £22-30
Secret Villa Party: €75/ £64
You can save a bunch by booking a package deal to Marbella, events are included in the price, and therefore one less thing to budget for. More pennies for drinks! Check out Marbella package deal here – with flights, events and hotels included!
Marbella Drink Prices
Drinks prices in Marbella clubs are pretty similar to London drinks prices, below is a rough guide to drink prices in Marbella, for all of those in the UK, at the time of writing 1 euro is equal to 86p:
Drinks prices at major clubs can be pricey, but don’t panic, your local Lidl or Mercadona stocks big bottles of spirit and cases of beer for a fraction of what you’d pay in the UK. This gives for great pre-drinking opportunity!
Marbella Food Costs
Whether it’s a kebab at the end of the night, or a full English in the morning to cure the hangover – Marbella has your back.
If you’re eating out in Marbella, or Puerta Banus (sister towns), you won’t be disappointed! For fine dining check out Paco Jimenez for Mediterranean food, T-bone Grill Steakhouse, Takumi for yummy sushi, or Serafina for the best Italian grub. Fine dining in Marbella can cost you anything between €15-30 depending on what you have and where you eat! You may wish to dine out fancy one night, or dodge the prices all together for great value cheap eats!
You can grab a full english in Marbs from as little as €5, and lunch from between €8-10! For dinner, check out La Pizza di Ale for best pizza in Marbella, Tinto Gastrobar for traditional Spanish, Thai & Rice for Asian cuisine, and Al Minzah for Moroccan! Dinner in Marbella can be done for under €10 – great news!
Fussy? No worries. McDonalds and KFC is open till late!
If you have your own kitchenette – take advantage, and make your own meals! You will be pleasantly surprised at how much money you will save! Marbella/ Puerta Banus have plenty of cheap supermarkets including Aldi, Lidl, and Mercadona. You can stock up on your basics and make your own meals – plus most supermarkets stock alcohol for all your pre-drinking requirements!
Marbella Transport Costs
If you’ve booked a party holiday in Marbella, you are likely to be staying in Marbella town or Puerta Banus, both prime party locations, and where the marina, clubs, beach and other sites can be found.
From Malaga airport, the Marbella/Puerta Banus area is a 40 minute taxi journey. (remember the more of you in the taxi, the cheaper the fare – so double up if need be). It may be worthwhile to organise pre-arranged airport transfers – these can work out cheaper and are a fixed cost each way. You will also benefit from the coach being there on time to take you to the airport for you inbound flight!
Marbella town and Puerta Banus is just a 10 minute taxi journey apart, you can expect to pay €15-20 – divide that by a car full, and you’re looking at next to nothing!
Extra Holiday Costs
Remember to always factor in additional costs like travel insurance which you’ll need to purchase before arrival, any water sports you will want to do (there are plenty, including banana boats, jet skis, and parasailing), and any souvenirs that you will want to bring back home.
Emergency money or a debit card is recommended to bring just in case!