October 2016 - Vacation Marbella

The autumn rentrée in Marbella: A visit not to be missed!


Autumn has arrived in Marbella! With the crowds and extreme heat of the summer dissipating, and the sun still shining with average temperatures at a perfect 18-22 degrees throughout, now is undoubtedly one of the best times of the year to visit Marbella.

Whether you are looking for a slightly delayed family holiday, a quick weekend getaway, a romantic escapade or a trip to do some sightseeing in one of the most beautiful and culture rich areas in Spain, Marbella is perfect for you and not expecting a cold and rainy winter anytime soon.

For the beach and sea lovers, autumn is the ideal season to visit. There are 24 different beaches across 27km of coastline, many of which have received the prestigious Blue Flag Award over the years as an international quality mark which signifies their superiority not only in the country, but also globally. The heavy masses may have departed but the warmth remains, the sea is definitely still inviting and warm enough, and the sardines are at their biggest now!

Marbella also offers some of the finest golfing and tennis facilities in Europe, and the warm climate provides a guarantee to be able to play almost every day of the year. For the party animals, Marbella has no deficit when it comes to fine restaurants, quirky bars and legendary nightclubs that attract millions of visitors and celebrities all year round.

Some people have wrongly believed that when excluding beaches, nightlife and golf, there is not much to do in Marbella. However, the fact is that they could not be more mistaken! Marbella offers an immense range of activities to cater for discerning tastes of all ages.

On the 15th of October, the Global Gift Foundation will be hosting its third annual golf tournament led by Ronan Keating in order to aid children, women and families in need. Ronan Keating and Maria Bravo invite you to join them and participate in this year’s Global Gift Celebrity Golf Challenge at one of Marbella’s most prestigious golf clubs. After the tournament, participants will be invited to a Gala dinner, with an exclusive acoustic session by Ronan Keating!

Marbella’s typical fairs and festivals take place throughout the whole year, but especially during the summer and autumn months when everyone takes to the streets as an excuse to get out, enjoy the weather and have a great time. One of the finest fairs, the San Pedro de Alcántara feria, is a weeklong event held on the third week of October that simply cannot be missed! With something for every member of the family, the feria typically includes a combination of flamenco music, street parades, traditional costumes, dancing, firework displays and a fabulous range of traditional food and drink.

Moreover, no visit to Marbella would be complete without a visit to one of their enchanting street markets. The Puerto Banús market is held every Saturday morning from 9am and offers a fascinating range of clothing, jewellery, trinkets, souvenirs and local fruit, vegetables, spices and flowers. Additionally, every Monday Marbella accommodates a typical street market with over 360 stalls that sell anything you could ever imagine. The prices here are always negotiable so make sure you bring your best bargaining skills, the sellers love it too!

Are you trying to find sport and adventure activities? We have those too! Discover the more extreme perspective of Marbella and get that adrenaline kick out of off-road buggy adventures, jet boats, paintballing, canyoning, mountain bike tours, off-road Segway tours, go-karting, kite boarding, whale and dolphin watching, fishing, car racing, spehereing, parasailing, and even skydiving!

Although autumn in considered a low season for Marbella, this only means competitive prices to us! The days are long; temperatures are mild without the torrid heat and crowds, and with plenty of exciting, entertaining and culture rich things to do! This is also the time when you will find extensive lengths of beaches to, pretty much, yourself, and the most beautiful surroundings with colourful gardens and a perfect opportunity for a relaxing holiday outside the traditional summer holidays.

As you can see, Marbella offers one of the widest ranges of quality activities and alluring cultural places to visit in the whole Mediterranean region. This article is just a small glance at what you may find here, as even the locals discover new intricate corners of the area on a regular basis. Make this your next vacation spot to experience for yourself the sensations that Marbella has to offer.

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Global Gift Celebrity Golf Challenge will be held in Marbella


Marbella has a generous Spanish population, a stunning old town, very rich culture, fantastic cuisine and wonderful year-round weather. With the peak Golfing season approaching, Marbella is the perfect destination for any golf lover who wishes to enjoy sheer volumes of luxury golf courses at great value. Ronan Keating and Maria Bravo invite you to the participate in Global Gift Celebrity Golf Challenge that will be held for the third consecutive year in Marbella on October 15th to raise funds for people in need.

On the 29th of October, Marbella welcomes everyone to the 2016 Casares Footgolf Club Championship, a new variety of golf that is becoming extremely popular. Why don’t you try something new? The Feria de San Pedro is on from the 17th-23rd of October. A fabulous parade and an amazing fireworks display will celebrate the official opening of the fairground. To many of us, the end of October means only one thing: Halloween.

There are many events and parties to chose from in Marbella, for all ages. For the kids, Marbella town hall is hosting a party with a best dressed competition on the 27th. On the 29th, there is a Halloween race, that consists of 6.66 km, dressed up in Halloween and raise funds for DEBRA & AVOI charity and have a great laugh. Then, on the 30th of October there is a Colour Obstable Rush, with 15 inflatable obstacles, 5 color stations and great music! All Saints Day in Spain – Día de todos los Santos – is celebrated on November 1st honoring the dead (sometimes called Day of the Dead).

This is a national holiday and thus many businesses and schools will be closed on this day. Are you spending Bonfire Night in Marbella this year? On the 5th of November enjoy a beautiful firework display and celebrations.