If you are planning to escape the cold, dark climes of northern Europe over the next few months, why not check out the top 7 winter attractions near Marbella.
There is nothing quite like a brisk walk down the prom, prom, prom or along the beach during winter. Highly recommended is the seafront walk between Marbella and Puerto Banus, which is 7.5km and takes under two hours at a brisk pace. Once you leave Marbella, walk along the seafront of the Golden Mile and you will see some of the most expensive real estate in Marbella. Stop off on route for a refreshing drink or make a day of it and lunch in Puerto Banus before you stroll back. The beach front promenade between Los Monteros and Marbella also comes highly recommended.
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Eating & drinking
With scores of eateries in and around Marbella, you will be spoilt for choice during the winter months. You will always find a choice of beach bars open if the weather is good for cazuela de pescado, fresh fish casserole, or enjoy the fare at one of the many tapas bars and restaurants just few streets back from the beach. Visit a typical Spanish venta, roadside café, for some traditional and hearty winter food, such as estofado, Spanish stew, lentejas, lentil soup with sausage, fabada asturiana, white bean stew with pork or the thick, filling Spanish omelette, made with fried potatoes, onion and garlic. Accompany this with a few beers or rich, red wine for the ultimate lunch or dinner.
Now that the summer crowds have dispersed, take your time to explore the famous White towns around Marbella. Ojen is one of the prettiest along with Istan, within easy driving distance of Marbella. Stroll through the cobbled streets, visit the small churches in both main squares and sample some traditional tapas while admiring the view. From Ojen also head to the Refugio de Juanar, where you will find a choice of walking and hiking routes, including the relatively easy Viewpoint Corzo, which overlooks the whole of Marbella and the coast.
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Also known as the ‘Costa del Golf’ this part of southern Spain is home to over 70 golf courses and winter is high season, when it is too cold to play in other parts of northern Europe. If you are staying in Marbella, why not book green fees at the five amazing courses in Golf Valley – including Los Naranjos, Aloha, Las Brisas, Magna Golf and La Quinta Golf & Country Club. All exciting and challenging courses in spectacular locations.
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If you want to shop ‘til you drop, there is no place quite like Marbella. From designer stores to boutiques and quirky independently owned shops to Spain’s most famous department store, el Corte Ingles, you will be spoilt for choice. Also check out Nueva Andalucia market on Saturday from 9am to 3pm if you want to bag a bargain. Choose from a range of goods, including clothes, local ceramics, leather goods, homeware, bedding, jewellery and much more. You will also find plenty of great places to stop off for a bite to eat or a drink in Centro Plaza next to the market.
Malaga is such a cosmopolitan city with a host of amazing attractions, including the Port area with its vibrant bars, restaurants and events. For something different, why not spend a few hours at the Hammam Al Andalus, which will take you back thousands of years to the days of Moorish rule as you relax in a beautiful and calming environment. If you prefer to live life in the fast lane, take a stroll up Calle Larios, which is the main shopping street. The Cathedral, the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro are all worth exploring in the old part of town or visit Picasso’s House, a historic art gallery where the famous artist was born.
If you fancy gliding along the seafront or around town, book a Marbella Segway tour which is a great way to see the sights. Group tours for hen parties, corporate events and family holidays are available in Marbella. You can even choose your own tour if you book in advance.
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