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Marbella area guide: sophisticated and stylish

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Whether it's scenes from a sun-soaked gangster flick, a warts 'n' all exposé of the moneyed ladies that call the town home, or an 'EXCLUSIVE' – and obviously staged – topless beach shot of the latest flavour of the month Z-list celebrity as she frolics in the surf with her synthetically-augmented pal plastered across two pages of Saturday's Daily Star, Marbella's name certainly packs some punch when it comes to impressing the Brits.

The town has become a byword for playboys, Essex girls, wideboys and even wider vehicles; a place where money doesn't just talk, it shouts; and a destination for thousands of hen and stag parties to descend upon all year round in pursuit of memorable and ostensibly 'classier' celebrations than those found in Magaluf or Faliraki. Yet, at the same time, Marbella remains a place that draws admiring glances from other resorts; a town that can be both hedonistic and decadent at once, an exclusive place for the rich and famous that also affords the Average Joe his chance to hob-nob with the elite in a way that just couldn't happen in Monte Carlo or St. Tropez.

Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain

Marbella is fresh yet classy, laid-back yet open-all-hours, and easily accessible yet a world away from the dreary grey of home. Marbella is an enigma. Marbella is Spain's centrepiece destination. At least, this is what we have been led to believe...

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