January 2017 - Vacation Marbella

Get ready for the New Year! Marbella is ready to host your next vacations


New Year 2017 is here and nobody can deny that it is going to be amazing. We guess your last year holidays were great and we know you came to visit Marbella several times during the special events. This year should not be an exception to come and enjoy the most wonderful calendar of activities full of entertainment for kids, adults and couples.

On February 19thall the kids can enjoy the great Color Obstacle Rush that will be held in ​Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena in Málaga. It is a run made of 15 different crazy obstacles, 5 color and music stations that will accompany you throughout the path. It is a very entertaining and fun run where the sooner you sign up for the race, the cheaper the entrance price, 34,90€ per person plus a 3€ registration fee. Kids from 12 to 14 years old need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. There are color powder stations, and you and your family will have to dodge fires of flying sponges, compete riding bouncing balls, climb and crawl through bouncy castles and slide through giant slides.

Also remember that during the summer, including June to September, the amazing Costa Water Park will be open. This site offers the latest in design and technology for water parks. There are several locations in Torremolinos, Benalmádena, three in Fuengirola, Puerto Banús, Mijas Costa, Calahonda and Sotogrande. You will find a great experience with slides, trampolines, jumping cushions, climbing walls of different shapes and sizes, among others, floating in the sea. Have fun in this park, with the averaged price of 10€ to 25€ per hour or per day respectively. Prepare your kids’ birthday or celebration, get group discounts, and they will get everything ready just for them to have an extraordinary time.

By March 24th, all the family will be able to have an amazing time by attending an excellent presentation if you, and your loved ones, are keen on Broadway and West End musicals at Las Lagunas municipal theatre in Mijas Costa. “Stars Of The West End”, an entertaining 2 hour show will feature the most popular songs from the most famous musical theatre such as “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Jersey Boys”, “Oliver”, “Les Miserables”, “Cats”, “Miss Saigon”, among others. Tickets are numbered and range between 20€ and 25€. Contact reservation on 952661819 for more information.

For the young ones remember to book April 27th for a wonderful party at TibuBanus and Ocean Club Marbella. Two of the most popular nightclubs in the port will bring new acts as well as some of the Marbella favorites such as Sintillate and Candypants. These clubs are located on the main square in Puerto Banus and are generally busy if you come in a big group or need VIP treatment, it’s best not to just turn up on the door, book in advance. The decor has a luxurious and glamorous feel especially in the VIP area and their terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy late night open air partying in the port on those crazy hot summer nights.

The Starlite Music Festival, one of the most important music festivals in Spain, will take place During July 13th to August 26th. The event reaches its sixth edition on the Marbella’s quarry, a natural amphitheater surrounded by vegetation, in which the public enjoys, during a month each summer, of the best leisure offer under the stars. This experience offers gastronomy, cinema, fashion shows, art exhibition and the most exclusive summer parties that take place every night in Starlite Night. Starlite has one night a year to philanthropy: Starlite Gala, whose host is Antonio Banderas. For the event this 2017 it is expected to have Elton John, AinhoaArteta, Dani Martín, among other amazing artists.

For all golf lovers, we have you in our calendar 2017 as well. Since January, Marbella will be hosting a variety of tournaments you cannot miss if you are a golf lover. The Marbella Club Golf will held the open tournament the Gecko Tour, and the Baviera Golf Club, and Paraíso Golf Club they all will be having tournaments from January 12 until January 31. Throughout February Marbella will also be full of Golf: The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort, Mijas Golf Club, La Cañada Golf Club, Alcaidesa Golf Club, and Calanova Golf Club will hold events all the month. Finally, on March 5 through 7 there will be a tour championship final at FincaCortesin. On November 11th, the Marbella Club Golf will hold an open event called the Arch Tournament.

This is New Year 2017 and Marbella is ready to host your next vacations. There will be activities available for kids, parents and couples all year round. Whenever you need to enjoy the coast of Spain, contact us, we can guide you to have the best vacation of your perfect 2017 holidays.

At the sea life gets a wonderful vibe

Have you been thinking about spending some time close to the sea? You can start creating a list of things to do while you are there, specially when you get to Marbella. The benefits of planning with us your time in the sea while you are in the city will outweigh the expectations of taking a vacation here.

The coastal air is different than the air that you find inland. Take a deep breath and let your negative spirit swim away with the worries of stressing life and absorb the oxygen to recharge your soul. The result of this exercise increases the serotonin levels and lets you live a more equalized life. Spending some time by the sea can also improve your mood and decrease your stress levels, sleep better and increase your well-being.

Everyone in your family will enjoy the sand, taking good long walks and practicing some sports while others live the experience at the sea. If you like fishing we highly recommend our friends from Luna Pesca who will take you travel in a brand new yacht ready for sunbathing in the front with mats, music, and a good fridge full of soft drinks and beer for a hot day while the others enjoy fishing. This yacht is available for 6 fisherman for big game fishing and the tour is made 15-30 milles from the Marbella coast, taking the whole day for this activity. From May to September the best target game fish is the Spanish mackerel, sailfish, tuna, bonito, among others. And from October to June there is a good fishing of red snapper, sea bass, and breens.

We also recommend Bluewater which specializes in delivering a great experience for groups that are looking for a truly unique Mediterranean experience in Marbella. Frequently booked travels include half day cruises to Marbella, Puerto Banus or Sotogrande, full-day cruises to Gibraltar, Waterfalls of the Rio Chillar in Nerja, or Cueta on the African coast, sunset cruises of the Marbella coast with overnight option in a charming marina or excursions to locations of your choice for approximately €240 per hour. The experience includes captain, crew and insurance.

In Marbella not only yachts are in style, you can also travel through the sea in a catamaran. Marbella Catamarán has great plans for holidays, corporate groups, celebrations and private parties. While parents enjoy some rest, relaxation, kids and youngsters can always have water-sports fun with doughnut and banana rides, fishing rods and snorkeling equipment. Prices for this activity include fully legal and insured catamarans, captain and crew and 1 drink per person per hour chartered. Catering options, open bars and other extras can be provided at extra cost if pre-booked.

If you want to enjoy a real group party, the Marbella Boat Trips provide a perfect platform and a great alternative venue to host your celebration, with the addition of DJs, dancers, music and lights this can become the ideal Marbella Party Boat! They prepare hen or stag parties in the boats depending the number of people. Ships have on board music and usually connection to listen music from your smartphones. They light the party with beer, soft drinks, champagne and snacks but you can bring your own drink or eat depending of the boat.

Finally, to end the variety of plans you can get to get some adventure at the sea, we recommend booking the 20 minutes of Jetboating. This company, founded on 2015, provides the visitors of Marbella and Costa del Sol a refreshing experience across the Mediterranean Sea. This great adrenaline rush plan, gives you fantastic views of the city and the padded seats ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your trip. Enjoy a strong 3000CV jet-power turbo engine coupled with Hamilton Jet units, with the ability to pump an astonishing 50,000 liters of water per minute. Prices range around €30 children and €40 adults.

Having fund at the sea is one of the most amazing experiences in Marbella. If you are not able to enjoy this amazing weather and beaches at your hometown don’t think that much and come to wonderful Marbella for a great time at the sea! Let us know all your queries and concerns to be able to guide you in your search for a better holidays destination and activities planning.

Experience the power of nature all around Costa del Sol

People know that being out in nature brings a wide set of benefits. The trees, plants, beaches, caves, animals, among other living things provide stress releasing moments and creative boosts possibilities. How often do you go out and immerse yourself into nature? We invite you to come visit Costa del Sol and spend some time trying the mental, physical and spiritual benefits it has for you. Here you can find several ecological tours where you can take a break from “real life” work and anxieties and engage in other activities to have better performance when you go back to the “real world”.

Frigiliana Axarquia, in Málaga Province, is a warm land under the influence of the Mediterranean Sea. A landscape with gentle rolling hills and open valleys, planted with olive, almond trees and vineyards. This county is composed of a great white village like Frigiliana, that seem still to be stuck in the past of Muslim origin. During this trip, you will observe its white walls, its steep labyrinthine and narrow streets, Moorish architecture, its many fountains and colorful pots. Frigiliana is one of the prettiest villages and the best preserved in all Andalucía. If you book a tour in this route, remember to go through the mountains of the Natural Park Sierra Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama.

Another great natural experience can be lived in Torcal, in Antequera. In this protected natural area you will discover the history of Antequera and the wilderness of the Natural Park of El Torcal, an amazing geological miracle! A spectacular hiking route around a unique landscape known for its unusual landforms, is one of the most impressive karst landscapes in Europe. El Torcal stands out for his incredible limestone formations. It’s one of the best things to do in Málaga hinterlands; in the middle of Andalusia region you can find this geological huge formation where enjoying a natural spirit.

The Roman Sulphur baths of Hedionda, near Casares village, have a special stream with high Sulphur content in the water due to the spring flowing from a limestone outcrop above the valley. It attracted the attention of the Romans 2000 years ago and an arched bathing complex was created of which four chambers still exist. This bath has been always used as a healing tool and still today people go there trying to cope with their skin illnesses. A small first chamber leads via an archway and tunnel to a much larger inner chamber.

One of the most interesting natural activities will take you to Benahavis, 7km away from Marbella that will take you navigate down a water course by a combination of walking, climbing, swimming, abseiling, jumping and generally scrambling down the river and its banks. Though this trip you will have full contact with natural landscapes such as waterfalls, amazing Gorges, to never forget this adventurous day. This activity is suitable for most ages, though you should be fit and agile enough for a couple of hours of scrambling in and around flowing water, be a competent swimmer and be willing to push yourself when it comes to jumping into pools of water from natural surroundings.

If you prefer to be on your own two feet and have a different experience by practicing mindfulness when you walk, the region also offers excellent hiking trails. One of the most well-known ones is La Puerta Verde a long route connecting Marbella with Ronda. This area goes through the mountain zone of the Malagueña Serranía, situated in the Natural Park of Sierra de las Nieves. This park is one of the most important ecosystems in Andalucía, considered by UNESCO as biosphere reserve. This will guarantee extremely impressive landscapes and beautiful sunsets such as the Peñón de los Enamorados next to Torrecilla. This trip might take you two days to do until you get to Ronda so we recommend splitting the excursion into two, the first half from San Pedro to Las Conejeras or Quejigales, and the second half from there to Ronda.

Finally, we have the La Concha hike in Marbella’s most famous mountain. You can do it from Juanar, 25 minutes from central Marbella and takes 8km to get to the top of it. We can help you contact an experienced guide to coordinate your first summit, because there are numerous paths and some parts of the climb are treacherous. This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 12. At 1200 meters above sea level, the mountain of La Concha is one of Marbella’s most recognized landmarks with its chiseled shape and deep grooves. Through the trail you can see olive groves, pine trees, berry bushes and walnut trees along the trek as well as Spanish goats, eagles and owls. Remember that you must be as comfortable as possible, take water and phone charged with you all the time.