If you’re thinking of spending Valentines Day in Marbella we’ve got the perfect tips to make it a day to remember. Whether you’re just starting out as a couple or been together for years, our suggestions will help you make this Valentine’s Day one of the most romantic ever because after all, it takes two to love.

Buy a gift for Valentine’s Day in Marbella

No Valentine’s Day would be complete without a gift for your loved one. If you’re looking for red roses, there are several good florists in Marbella centre. For something out of the ordinary, visit the shops in Marbella Old Town. Here you’ll find a great selection of unusual stores with some fun ideas for romantic gifts.

If your Valentine deserves only the best, head for Puerto Banus. This top tourist attraction in Marbella is home to a long list of luxury boutiques including the biggest designer and haute couture brands. There are several exclusive jewelry stores too.

Take a romantic stroll

Start your Valentine’s Day in Marbella with a romantic walk. Early birds can catch the sunrise as they walk along the shore – the best beaches in Marbella for walking are between Rio Real Golf and Elviria, to the east of the centre. Marbella seafront promenade is also perfect for a stroll. Start in Marbella and walk west as far as you like – you can even walk to Puerto Banus and San Pedro de Alcántara if you’re feeling energetic.

If you fancy a walk in the countryside – Marbella has some of the best country walks on the Costa del Sol – head for Juanar in the Sierra Blanca mountain range just outside Marbella. There’s a selection of trails ranging from easy to challenging, but all offer spectacular views of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. And on clear days, the Straits of Gibraltar and Moroccan coastline are clearly visible on the horizon.

Relax on Valentine’s Day in Marbella

Treat yourselves to a session at one of the wellness centres in Marbella, some of which rank among the most luxurious in southern Spain. Better still, choose a hotel in Marbella with a wellness centre onsite so your romantic treatments are on your doorstep.

Choose from pure relaxation in the spa pools or add a special massage or wellness treatment such as a facial or manicure. Take your time and indulge yourselves – this is, after all, the most romantic day of the year.

It takes two to dine

As romantic settings go, a candlelit dinner is hard to beat. Add to this gourmet cuisine and exquisite wine, and Valentine’s Day doesn’t come much better. And the good news is that on Valentine’s Day in Marbella you’re spoilt for choice – the resort boasts several Michelin-starred restaurants as well as many fine dining venues.

Good to know: Rio Real Restaurant has created the ultimate Valentine’s Day dinner in Marbella – It takes two to love, a 5-course tasting menu with wine for just €40 per person. All in the cosy ambience of the restaurant, specially decorated for Valentine’s on 11 and 15 February. Book your table now.

Book the suite of your dreams

And to finish the most romantic Valentine’s Day ever, book the suite of your dreams. Treat yourself to the very best – think views to die for, bubbles in your champagne glass (and in the Jacuzzi bath), a private terrace to soak up the February sunshine, lots of space, pillow menus… All those little touches of luxury that make all the difference and ensure that your Valentine’s Day in Marbella is the most romantic ever.

Need to know: For the perfect Valentine’s Day in Marbella, book your getaway at Rio Real Hotel between 10 and 19 February. Bed and breakfast with free upgrade to suite, cava on arrival and in your room, rose petals and an extra special Valentine’s dinner in the Rio Real Restaurant. All for €134 pp. Book your stay now.