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3 of us are going on a girl's holiday in July, we're 18. Looking for somewhere where other young people will go but not trashy and too wild however with plenty of nightlife. Preferably somewhere also good beaches, scenic and stuff to do during the day. We're considering Marbella/puerto banus and wondering if anyone has any other suggestions or views on those places? Cheers!
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My sister went to puerto banus with friends in August, enjoyed it a lot but Marbella is the richest town in Spain and so they found the nightlife somewhat expensive (20 eurs to get in a nightclub where they felt they didn't fit in, and where you had to pay 6 eurs for water). Costa del Sol in general is a good shout if you're wanting nightlife plus beaches, but if you're really into cultural/scenic stuff have a look at Barcelona too, or Valencia, or Alicante (all easy to fly to). I was out in Malaga for a few days in April and that was nice there though it's not the prettiest of towns, and in Murcia which is close to the resort of La Manga which you might want to check out perhaps.
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A place in Spain where British people go for nightlife but not trashy?! :laugh:

But seriously maybe Barcelona - expensive but I have lots of recommendations from Spanish people and it'll definitely have nightlife. Be ready for Spanish nightlife though - start drinking at about 11, arrive at the club at about 2, party until 7/8 or so...
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(Original post by Isabelsloan)
3 of us are going on a girl's holiday in July, we're 18. Looking for somewhere where other young people will go but not trashy and too wild however with plenty of nightlife. Preferably somewhere also good beaches, scenic and stuff to do during the day. We're considering Marbella/puerto banus and wondering if anyone has any other suggestions or views on those places? Cheers!
Hi Isabel!

Spain is a great choice for your combination of beaches/culture and nightlife.

When I travel to beach towns, I find that in the height of summer beaches can be very crowded when they're one of the main tourist attractions of a big seaside city.

One idea could be to go to big city for your culture and nightlife, and then take a day trip if the kind of beach experience you're looking for isn't met where you are. You can take cheap day trips from Barcelona that will be around 10 euros return on the train.

http://www.barcelonayellow.com/bcn-b...side-barcelona

If you have any questions, let me know!

Happy travels,

Mariah
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As for me, Marbella is a great destination to take a holiday. It has a stunning architecture, lots of culture, unbelievably tasty cuisine and fantastic year-round weather. A trip to the beach is a must, no matter what time of a year it is. Make sure to take a walk through Parque La Alameda. In order to find the best accomodation, check out this list of the hotels in Marbella. Happy travels!
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