So you are thinking of buying a Marbella property and retiring to Spain, or using it for holidays. Great choice! Should those holidays include winter breaks then you have come to the right place. the sunny south of Spain, in particular, Andalusia and the Costa del Sol are open for business all year round to holidaymakers. The wonderful microclimate of Marbella allows for residents and holidaymakers to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle for much of the days of the year, with daytime temperatures still pleasant. Around nine hours of sunshine and an average daytime temperature of 23° is pretty tempting. There are plenty of things to see and do all year round in Marbella and the surrounding areas. It about much more than lovely longs winter walks on the beach. Let’s take a look and see what are our five winter activities which you may enjoy on your visit to Marbella. Explore more!
If you’re keen on a round or two of golf, then you have arrived in the right area. Marbella has many courses in the surrounding area including La Resina Estepona and The Marbella Country Club. You can easily book ahead your tee times and find out about other information, or even become a member if you think you will be in Marbella often enough to enjoy more than the occasional round. If you’re planning to retire here, then it’s the perfect hobby. Winter sunshine will accompany you around the course, and it’s not likely to be rained off!
La Concha is the highest peak in the area and begs to be climbed. You don’t need to be expert at all, it’s a pretty easy climb compared to the Alpujarras and the Sierra Nevada peaks, but it’s something that the whole family can do. Ensure you have plenty of water, maps and sturdy shoes before you start out, and check the weather reports. Start from the Refugio de Juanar, and follow the route – it’s more of a hike than a climb.
Go a little further afield and check out the Rock of Gibraltar for a day trip from Marbella. Get up close and personal with the tailless Macaques, or do a spot of duty-free shopping on the main streets of this charming destination. The military history is also fascinating, and the views across to Africa are stunning, especially on a clear winter’s day.
If you have your own transport head for the hills of the Sol y Nieve skiing of the Sierra Nevada. A day of spills, thrills and fun in the snow-covered mountains awaits you and the whole family. Hire the gear there quite reasonably, or use your own if you have it. There are plenty of runs to suit all abilities, and places to eat, drink and enjoy a little aprés ski.
On a calm day, the Mediterranean is like glass, even in winter. If you’re lucky enough to have your own yacht parked up at Puerta Banus then just take yourself out on the ocean’s waves, or if not, charter one for the day. Leave someone else in charge is the best option, then you can indulge in some cold Cave or Chanpagne – Marbella style – Winter activities in Marbella can fun!