Things to do in Marbella

Wondering whether to take a break in Marbella this spring? As well as guaranteed warm sunshine, you’ll also find art, culture, sporting events, great beaches, shopping as well as the chance to play lots of golf. Read on to discover our list of the best things to do in Marbella this spring.

Enjoy the spring flowers

In southern Spain, spring flowers mean bright geraniums, fragrant orange blossom and wisteria, and brilliant bougainvillea. Take in the sights and scents in Marbella Old Town as you wander the streets. And if you want carpets of wild flowers, head for the nearby countryside.

Take in a procession

Easter, one of the most important events in the Andalusia calendar, falls this year at the end of March and every town and village on the Costa del Sol celebrates with solemn processions. Marbella is no exception and several take place during Easter week. Read our guide to what to see and when. 

Cheer on some serious athletes

Top things to do in Marbella in spring also include sporting events. The resort welcomes its first ever Ironman event at the end of April. Cheer on the athletes from all over the world who gather in the resort for some serious sporting prowess. They swim in Puerto Banús, cycle around the nearby mountains and then run along Marbella seafront. This promises to be one of the big sporting events on the Costa del Sol this year with a great atmosphere. Find out more about Ironman Marbella

Admire some awesome art in Malaga

The Costa del Sol has a year-round calendar of great art exhibitions and this spring, there’s plenty on the agenda. Head for Malaga for two exceptional exhibitions: And Fellini Dreamed of Picasso at the Picasso Museum and Mediterranean: Arcadia Reinvented at the Carmen Thyssen Museum. Both showcase some of the world’s best artists in two stunning historic palaces.

Admire some amazing art in Marbella

Marbella too has its fair share of great art. Be sure to take in the latest exhibition at the Ralli Museum near Puerto Banús. Matta, Between Worlds takes a look at renowned Chilean artist Roberto Matta and his engravings.

Have all the fun of Marbella fair

Another suggestion for things to do in Marbella in spring takes in some authentic Andalusian flavour. Marbella fair, held during the second week of June, has a week of celebrations including dancing and singing in the Old Town, fair ground attractions every night and a full programme of concerts and events.

Take a walk on the sands

The spring weather in Marbella is easily warm enough for the beach. Take advantage of the quieter time of year and make the most of the best beaches in Marbella. And there are plenty of them – see our list of the best with a blue-flag – including one on Rio Real’s very own doorstep! Enjoy the longer evenings too with a sundowner walk as you watch the sunset.

Shop till you drop

Anytime of year is good for shopping in Marbella but spring brings new fashions to the shops. Don’t miss the latest in the boutiques in Marbella Old Town and at the lovely street market in Puerto Banús on Saturdays. Whatever’s on your shopping list, there’s somewhere to buy it in Marbella. 

Play some spring golf

And last but definitely not least on our list of things to do in Marbella in spring is golf. Not only is this a great time of year to play – perfect temperatures and longer days – you can also take advantage of some great golf deals. Check out the latest and book your round now. 



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