This year’s location for the resco.NEXT conference is the sunny and warm city of Marbella, located on the southern coast of Spain.
We have put together a summary of all the best spots in the city to make sure you have a great experience at resco.NEXT this fall. Don’t forget to download our event app to have all important conference information easily accessible on your phone. Download it from App Store or Google Play Store.
Let’s take a look at the weather forecast first. Costa del Sol is Spain’s sunniest spot. You can expect great weather with temperatures at approximately 20 – 25 degrees Celsius (70 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit). Perfect for a run and a refreshing swim in the hotel pool or sea afterwards. Our annual pre-conference run is on the agenda on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
Now, onto some practical information to make sure you know your way around.
Airport transport and hotel information
The conference will be held at the recently opened Hard Rock Hotel Marbella from Oct. 23 – Oct. 25, 2023.
Malaga Airport is the closest international airport in the area. An Uber/Bolt taxi ride from the airport takes about 40 –50 minutes if there are no traffic jams. It is also possible to take a bus from Terminal 3.
About the hotel
The Hard Rock Hotel is located within walking distance of the Puerto Banús Marina. You can take a short walk along the shops, taxi, or subway to reach the beachfront.
Most favorite attractions in Marbella: Old Town and Puerto Banús
Old Town: Plaza de los Naranjos
The plaza dates from 1485; it is an area that was created to be the city’s urban hub. It is framed by typical white Andalusian houses and historic buildings. In the center of the plaza is a Renaissance fountain surrounded by orange trees, from which the square now takes its name.
It has a lovely atmosphere ideal for a light lunch or tapas dinner in the old heart of the city.
Old Town: Parque de la Alameda
Located next to the Old Town is the Alameda Park with ceramic benches, which offer rest in the shade after exploring. It dates to the 18th century with a wide variety of botanical species, two large promenades and a beautiful, tiled fountain.
If you want to explore further, you can stroll down to Avenida del Mar Promenade, which features outdoor sculptures by Salvador Dali.
Puerto Banús and beautiful beaches
Walk along the promenade of this beach and see the whole marina of Puerto Banús with all its palm trees, cafés, shops, and restaurants. Next to the marina are two of the most popular beaches in Marbella, Río Verde and Duque.
The City Council works hard to maintain the 27 kilometer-long coastline and has earned nine Blue Flag Certificates for their cleanliness and services.
Artola Dunes and Cabopino Beach
For all its seaside glamour, Marbella is surrounded by lush and beautiful nature that is well preserved. You can take a long walk on the boardwalks built to protect the natural Artola Sand Dunes and go for a swim at the Capobino Beach close by.
The cuisine and restaurants in Marbella: seafood, steak and tapas
Our hotel has two restaurant options. The first one, Sessions, is a buffet-style restaurant that serves a unique take on the Spanish cuisine. The second one, Nu Downtown, offers a la carte Asian fusion cuisine and cocktails. You can also enjoy a burger on the outside hotel terrace next to the pool.
If you venture out of the hotel for dinner, you will discover that Marbella is a melting pot of cultures and offers a variety of cuisines – steak, seafood, Spanish, Indian, Mediterranean, or fusion. A lot of Marbella’s restaurants are located at the beach, which means you can enjoy a beautiful view. We fully recommend visiting one of them during your stay.
Steak grill with a Michelin star: ERRE & Urechu
Erre & Urrechu is a restaurant featuring no fewer than three wood grills: holm oak for meats; orange tree wood for vegetables; and olive wood for fish. BBQ restaurants are very popular in Marbella.
Marbella is a popular filming location and is often featured in Hollywood movies. It is not uncommon to meet celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Julio Iglesias, Hugh Grant, and other celebrities, who have homes there or visit frequently. There are quite a few restaurants with Michelin stars in the area.
Best Tapas in Old Town: San Lázaro Street
Book an outside table and watch the world go by while enjoying classic tapas dishes and house wines. They also offer non-alcoholic cocktails. San Lázaro Street is a reference point for tapeo. Instead of going for a sit-down meal, opt to visit various tapas bars in town.
Download the resco.NEXT app for all conference information
Make sure to download our app before the event. It has information on:
- Online registration
- Venue floor plan for locating session rooms
- Link to the Sli.do app for submitting questions for speakers
- Evening reception transit
- Agenda and speaker information
Download it from Google Play Store or App Store.
The agenda is also live on the resco.NEXT official website.
If you need additional information regarding the conference, accommodation, transportation, parking, or anything else that comes to your mind, don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you in Marbella!