8 must-visit rooftop terraces in Marbella


Marbella’s rooftop terraces offer the perfect vantage points to soak in breathtaking views, enjoy locally sourced food fusions and savor made-to-order cocktail masterpieces. 

Article by Sophie Gatward-Wicks

Benabola Sky Lounge Terrace at Benabola, Puerto Banus, Marbella

Summer really hasn’t landed until you find yourself in a skylounge with a Pisco Sour in hand, looking towards the open horizon of sea and sky, with mountains beyond splayed out in a 360º panoramic view, complete with Marbella’s chic cityscape of carefully curated architecture. Whether at a 5 star hotel or first line Puerto Banús, every location offers that unbeatable high-season vibe that comes with living the luxe life, enhanced by the Mediterranean sea breeze. From sunset serenades to starlit soirees, these sky lounges promise elevated experiences from elevated heights.

Edge by Paco Pérez | Hotel El Fuerte Marbella

Edge by Paco Perez terrace at Hotel El Fuerte Marbella,

Edge by Paco Pérez is located in the recently renovated hotel El Fuerte Marbella. The hotel was originally built in 1957, and is an iconic landmark hotel in the heart of Marbella. Recently upgraded to a 5-star establishment, El Fuerte seamlessly blends casual luxury with an exclusive and inviting atmosphere. Being a beach-front property, it offers incredible views and accessibility, not just to the golden sands, but also to the Old Town, with all its charm, situated just five-minutes walk from the Plaza de Los Naranjos.

The renowned chef Paco Pérez has crafted an exceptional culinary experience at the new Edge rooftop space, where the true essence of the Mediterranean, paired with locally sourced ingredients, takes centre stage. Offering magnificent sea views alongside a first-class gastronomic journey designed by an award-winning chef with four Michelin stars, this venue is hard to top.

Hotel El Fuerte Marbella, Calle El Fuerte, s/n, 29602 Marbella (Málaga)
Tel: (+34) 952 86 15 00  |   WhatsApp: (+34) 616 39 71 03


Belvue Rooftop Bar | Amàre Beach Hotel Marbella

Belvue Rooftop Bar at Amáre Beach Hotel Marbella

Located on the 9th floor of the sophisticated Amàre Beach Hotel Marbella, this stylish rooftop bar pulls its focus on intricate and exquisite cocktails paired with breathtaking vistas, giving you a birds-eye panoramic view of where the dual-toned waves meet the brilliant blue of the sun drenched Summer sky. The décor is contemporary and comfortable, providing a cushy yet upscale environment, and food is available in the form of tapas and aperitifs to compliment your drink of choice.

It has arguably one of the best viewpoints for enjoying a sunset cocktail, complete with resident DJs that set the right vibe every time, and Live Shows that round the day into the night.

Amàre Beach Hotel, Plaza Jose Luque Manzano S/N, 29603 Marbella (Málaga)

Tel: (+34) 952 76 84 00



Air terrace at BREATHE restaurant, Nueva Andalucia,, Marbella

BREATHE’s multifaceted venue has several levels for multiple moods and times of day. Breakfast at the lower-level GROUND artisan café, outstanding dinner on the middle-level at SOUL, or rooftop drinks and fresh tasty snacks at AIR, skylounge.

Elegant and spacious, Air by Breathe is brilliantly located above Puerto Banús, providing epic views of the iconic La Concha mountain, and an overview of the building tops that line Banús and beyond. A fantastic cocktail, champagne and oyster bar can be enjoyed with top tier clients, friends or family. It’s refined yet relaxed atmosphere allows for both intimate and extravagant meet-ups. BREATHE’s rooftop space is a popular events venue, providing an exclusive setting to celebrate, or to enjoy a pre-party get-together before venturing into the night. Its décor includes water features, aqua tanks and the softening touch of vertical greenery.

Tel: (+34) 952 036 494  |

BREATHE, Calle Los Lirios S/N, 29660 Marbella (Málaga)


Benabola Sky Lounge

Benabola Sky Lounge Terrace at Benabola, Puerto Banus, Marbella

The 4-star Benabola Hotel, situated on first line Puerto Banús, stands majestically opposite the super yacht side of the harbour. For an upper hand overview of the legendary port, complete with the lighthouse, pier and passing boats, this rooftop on the edge of paradise is a truly ideal spot for an evening drink. The shell-shaped La Concha mountain stands in full view to the north east, and the Mediterranean sea scape underlines the skies that encompass the horizon to the south.

The furnishings compliment the atmosphere with a comfortable home-terrace décor that somehow encapsulates the chill glamour that Puerto Banús so casually demonstrates. Here it’s easy to while away the hours, drinking and chatting in your own bubble above the ground level hustle, as seagulls fly beneath you from yacht to rooftop and back again, and clouds migrate from the Sierra Blanca mountain range towards the sea and dissipate.

Tel: (+34) 952 815 020 | (+34) 952 815 000   |
Benabola Hotel, C/ Benabola 3, Bajo Puerto Banús, Marbella 29660 (Málaga)



Pangea nightclub Rooftop Terrace at Puerto Banus in Marbella

Adjacent to the Benabola hotel, Pangea is one of Marbella’s hottest nightclubs. The plush sky lounge and rooftop bar in Puerto Banús opens its doors at 10pm, which is when most other rooftop bars take their last orders. You could seamlessly start your evening at Benabola Sky Lounge, and walk mere meters to your next hot spot, into Pangea. The venue is a luxurious alfresco dance spot with cosmopolitan city vibes, large cabanas and black leather sofas that perfectly match the midnight, star-studded skies and the tones of the night-darkened harbour waters below.

They say “Nobody does it better” – with rolling events throughout Summer, and some not-to-be-missed parties on the agenda, it’s recommended to book tables in advance, especially if you’re planning on heading out in a large group.

Tel: (+34) 680 291 967
Pangea, Edificio Club de Mar Puerto Banus Muelle de Ribera, 29660 Marbella (Málaga)


360* Blue Sky Bar | Óbal Urban Hotel

360* Sky Bar Rooftop Terrace at Obal Urban Hotel Puerto Banus Marbella

The newly-opened 360* Blue Sky Bar in Marbella’s Old Town offers over 400 metres-squared of rooftop space showcasing unrivaled views of the epicenter of Marbella and its surroundings. With its own pool, vertical garden and some seriously swanky cocktail choices and menu items, this is an absolute must-visit venue. Live music, performances and concerts can be experienced every Friday and Saturday, alongside quality cuisine. For day chilling, keeping cool in the pool means that days can last longer on this rooftop.

Tel: (+34) 952 77 12 50  |  WhatsApp: (+34) 667 582 873  |
Óbal Urban Hotel, Av. Ramón y Cajal, 3, 29601 Marbella (Málaga)


Linda Marbella | Linda Boutique Hotel

This small but beautiful rooftop bar in the heart of Marbella’s Old Town is a somewhat secret gem, treasured by the locals and visitors who have come to discover it. The newly-renovated property offers 11 tastefully decorated rooms with a contemporary and soothing style, featuring earthy tones and focusing on absolute comfort. The healthy food options for breakfast, lunch and dinner alongside organic wines and creative cocktails give this place a competitive edge amongst nearby hotels and restaurants. The pièce de résistance is of course, the alfresco rooftop lounge, which is perfect for enjoying an aperitif with a view or just chilling-out with a book on a lazy afternoon. Pets are welcome and there are suites at the hotel that accommodate families, so if you are looking for your next Marbella-stay, we highly recommend this one!

Tel: (+34) 633 56 72 49
Calle Ancha, 21, 29601 Marbella (Málaga)



Virazón | Hotel Lima

Virazón Rooftop Terrace at Hotel Lima in Marbella

A fantastic family run 4-star hotel with a magnificent rooftop bar and an even more impressive pool, arguably the best high-altitude pool in the entire Marbella municipality. Conveniently situated literally 2 minutes walk from the Paseo Marítimo, beach and harbour, Hotel Lima is a great meeting location. With tasteful décor throughout, the atmosphere perfectly befits a business or leisure vibe. Enjoy delicious tapas, beers and wines, as well as excellent cocktails. Not to be overlooked is their ground-floor Paladar Taberna restaurant- A light and welcoming space where gastronomy, atmosphere and warmth combine to create a fantastic place for dinner plans, offering super healthy and creative food combinations rich in local produce that will have you coming back again and again.

Tel: (+34) 952 770 500   |    (+34) 679 568 746
Restaurant reservations: (+34) 657 737 757   |