What to do in Marbella in Spring

Discover Marbella in Spring: concerts, culture, sports, relaxation, gastronomy, traditions… Spring is the perfect season to visit the Costa del Sol.

Spring has most definitely sprung here in Marbella! After some much needed rain, the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and we’re loving life here right now. In this article, we’ll give you the low down on Marbella in Spring and let you know when to come and what to do during your stay. Check out our website, to find your perfect vacation rental in Marbella for your next visit.

Why visit Marbella in Spring

Marbella’s Spring season starts with a bang, with the Easter parades and activities. This is when the seasonal bars, restaurants and beach clubs reopen, more events take place and the atmosphere (and weather) starts hotting up.

In our opinion, Spring is a great time to visit Marbella, especially if you want to get active, visit monuments and museums and get to know the place on foot. Right now, the weather is perfect for getting out and about, with bright sunshine, blue skies, but cooler temperatures. There’s plenty to do, but without the crowds, so get on over here and make the most of Marbella in Spring!

Marbella weather in Spring

The weather steadily starts to warm up in April, with warm days and cool nights. You can expect highs of 21⁰ and lows of 11⁰. In May, this increases to highs of 24⁰ and lows of 14⁰. There are usually 4 days of rain in April and 3 days of rain in May, but you would usually find a few showers, rather than heavy and persistent rain at this time of the year.

What these stats don’t tell you, is that during the day, when you’re in the sun, it’s a lovely warm temperature and you’ll need some sun cream and probably a hat for exploring Marbella. People are on the beach already, especially in sheltered spots and shorts and t-shirts are perfect for the day.

The evenings are cooler, so smart visitors will head out for a meal in trousers and with a jacket or jumper as the night draws in. It’s a time for layers, to make sure that you’re comfortable, whether you’re in the shade, or the sun, whether it’s windy or not.

The nights are really comfortable for sleeping, without the need for aircon, so if you don’t like to get a sweat on, then this is the perfect time of year for you!

7 Things to do in Marbella in Spring

Think active pursuits to make the most of Spring in Marbella and have a few indoor activities in the plan, in case you do catch a rare rain shower or two. Here are our favorite things to do in Marbella in Spring.


Spring and Autumn are the high seasons for golf in Marbella. The temperatures are just perfect at this time of year and the restaurants and bars aren’t too busy to accommodate groups of golfers. Marbella is a great place to stay if you’re on a golfing holiday, as there are over 70 courses within easy reach, and there’s fantastic bars, restaurants and nightlife on your doorstep, for when you’re not playing. Check out our top 10 Marbella golf courses and let us know if we can help you sort out accommodation for your golf group.

Ride a horse

Andalucia is famous around the world for its beautiful horses, and while Seville and Jerez are best known for being equestrian centers, Marbella actually has some fantastic options for keen horse riders, and those who are just getting started. There are a number of equestrian centers and riding schools, and companies which organize treks in different parts of the Costa del Sol. Exploring the beautiful countryside around Marbella on horseback is a very special experience. Find out more about horse riding in Marbella on our website.

Shop in Puerto Banús

Retail therapy and holidays go hand in hand, and it’s much more comfortable to shop ‘til you drop during Spring than in Summer. In Puerto Banús, there are a wide range of shops to choose from, depending on your style and budget. In the Port itself, you’ll find a large collection of designer boutiques and luxury shopping experiences. Just a short walk away, you’ll find the El Corte Ingles department store, which has a fantastic range of designer and own brand clothes, accessories, toys, games, electronics, homeware and more. There is also a small shopping mall in Puerto Banús and some high street stores to choose from. Whatever your budget, Marbella and Puerto Banús offers a great shopping experience for your next holiday. Check out our guide to shopping in Marbella

Visit a spa

If you’re looking for some R&R on your next holiday in Marbella, we’d recommend a trip to one of the great spas we have in our area. These are peaceful, tranquil havens, where you can relax and be pampered. They offer beauty and wellness treatments such as facials and massages. Many also have thermal circuits and hydrotherapy pools, which you can visit for a few hours, at a very reasonable price. These include things like saunas, steam rooms, hammams, pools with massage jets, plunge pools and relaxation rooms. If there’s any rain forecast during your stay, an afternoon in the spa is a perfect choice! Here is our guide to the best spas in Marbella

Sail in the Mediterranean

Take to the sea this Spring in Marbella! We have the Mediterranean Sea on our doorstep and there’s lots of opportunities to enjoy it to the full. A few highlights include surfing and paddle surfing, kayaking and sea fishing. You can also take the Fly Blue catamaran ferry between Marbella and Puerto Banus, for a boat trip and a great way to get between the two!

For the ultimate experience, we’d recommend a private charter of a beautiful yacht or powerboat. You will be able to have the whole boat to yourself, and a skipper and crew to look after you. They will also provide fishing equipment and refreshments, and food can be organized to make it even more special. We can organize a Marbella boat rental for you. Check out our website, or contact us to find out more.

Enjoy the gastronomy

Marbella is a paradise for foodies, with a massive range of fantastic restaurants and gastronomic experiences to enjoy. There are some fantastic Spanish restaurants and tapas bars, as well as food markets where you can pick up some local delicacies to cook in your holiday rental. There’s also a wide range of international restaurants, so you can enjoy cuisine from all around the world on your next holiday. You can check out our list of the top 10 restaurants in Marbella on our website.

Music and culture

There’s plenty going on in and around Marbella in the Spring, with many concerts, flamenco performances and events taking place up and down the coast. There’s also some fantastic art galleries on the Costa del Sol, where you can get your fix of culture during your next visit. When you’re planning your visit, take a look at the What’s On section of the Sur in English website and the Marbella Tourist Office’s event calendar is also a good one to check. We also recommend popping into your nearest Tourist Office when you arrive to find out what’s going on, as it can sometimes be hard to find things online.

What to visit near Marbella in Spring?

There are a huge range of day trips from Marbella and Spring is a great time to do them, when there’s not much traffic on the roads and temperatures are cooler. Why not go and visit the Alhambra in Granada, see Ronda’s famous gorge and do a little wine tasting, or spend the day in the beautiful city of Malaga? These famous places are only a few hours’ drive from Marbella!

Spring is also when some fantastic events take place near Marbella. April is famous for the Seville Fair, which is full of music, food, flamenco and Andalucian passion. In May, you can visit Fuengirola’s celebration of international food and culture, their Festival of Nations, the Jerez Horse Fair and Cordoba Fair.

We can take the stress out of visiting these amazing places and many more. We can arrange guided private tours for you to these beautiful areas, with transport, English speaking guides, delicious meals and entrance fees included. Get in touch to tell us where’s on your bucket list, or things you like doing, and we can arrange it for you.

We can also find you the perfect holiday rental in Marbella and offer some VIP extras to make your stay even better. No matter what time of the year you come and visit, you can count on Vacation Marbella to make your stay extra special. We look forward to welcoming you!



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