How to Navigate the Joys of Spring in Marbella, Like a Native!

How to Navigate the Joys of Spring in Marbella, Like a Native!

Spring has sprung, and with it, the welcome promise of warmer days, new beginnings and positivity as we leave another winter behind.

Let’s be honest though, in Marbella, the winter we left behind was hardly bleak! But in any case, the mood has changed and we are feeling something new in the air, a positive vibe filled with vibrancy and colour. Indeed, we have a new spring in our step!

But as the days grow longer and warmer,it can be easy to miss out on the best that this season has to offer, or fall victim to a few of its little tricks. For this reason, we have put together the ultimate guide to surviving (and thriving) in spring in Marbella.

Our tips to enjoy the spring season in Marbella:

1. Be prepared for multiple weather scenarios

Let’s be clear- the locals do not consider spring to be the season to dust off the skimpy summer wear, or walk about in short sleeves (manga corta.) They even have a saying, roughly translated as “before the 40th of May do not take off your vest” But we beg to disagree.

Be prepared for multiple weather scenarios

The weather in spring in Spain, and especially in Marbella, can be frightfully hot at times.  Then again, it also has the tendency to be cloudy or rainy. You need to wear layers! You also need to be aware that sunscreen is still a must even though it’s only spring. Pack versatile clothing options, including lightweight layers, comfortable shoes for exploring, and a stylish umbrella just in case.

Read our guides to Marbella in March and Marbella in April here for more insight about what it’s like here in those months.

2. Make Sure you Don’t Miss the Best Opening Parties

Spring in Marbella is synonymous with lively soirées, launch parties, and glamorous affairs. From beach clubs to rooftop bars, the city comes alive with excitement and the famous opening parties which start around the end of March. Keep an eye out for exclusive events and celebrity sightings as the social calendar fills up with an array of festivities. The best way to do this is by following your favourite beach clubs and venues on Instagram.

the Best Opening Parties

3. Understand the Importance of Easter in the Malaga Region (and Plan Ahead)

Easter in Marbella is a magical time filled with traditions, festivities, and culinary delights. Embrace the spirit of Semana Santa by witnessing the elaborate processions that wind through the charming streets of the old town. Indulge in delicious seasonal treats like torrijas (Spanish French toast.) Be aware that in Malaga, the Semana Santa processions can take over the city for pretty much the whole week, so always check what is happening in advance.

Easter in the Malaga Region

4. Get Ready for the Spring Ferias of Andalucia

Spring marks the beginning of feria season in Andalusia, which is the Spanish word for the famous and iconic fair that display a legacy of flamenco dresses, music and fun.  Marbella’s feria is not until June, but if you are visiting Marbella in spring then you won’t want to miss two of the most famous ferias in Seville and in Jerez.

Spring Ferias of Andalucia

Experience the vibrant energy of Feria de Abril in Seville or venture to nearby towns like Jerez for the renowned Horse Fair in May.  Trust us, you will want to get there early and book ahead as it’s extremely popular, but it will be an unforgettable experience.

5. Get Your Beautiful Feet Ready for Sandal Weather!

As temperatures rise, it’s time to show off those toes in stylish sandals. Treat yourself to a pampering pedicure at one of Marbella’s upscale spas or salons to ensure you’re ready to strut your stuff along the beach promenade or at chic rooftop bars. See point one, above,  about the weather too, you will definitely have occasion to get your sandals on in spring in Marbella, (just not every day.)

6. Work with the Beautiful Spring Weather to Get Fit for Summer

If you didn’t quite hit your fitness goals during the winter months, don’t worry—spring is the perfect time to get back on track. Marbella offers an array of top-notch gyms and wellness centres, including the renowned Marbella Club Hotel Wellness Centre. But, as the weather is so clement, why not get fit outdoors? You can start your day with a refreshing walk or jog on the beach or take a dip in the sea. No excuses!

Get Fit for Summer

And if that doesn’t appeal, personal trainers can be sent to your villa. (Only if you want them of course, we won’t force you to do burpees on holiday!)

7. Get Insider Knowledge about Where to Go with Kids in Marbella

With the kids on vacation for Easter, Marbella becomes a haven for family-friendly activities. Take advantage of the early peak season to explore the city’s attractions, from amusement parks to wildlife reserves, ensuring a memorable spring break for the whole family. We can help guide you on where to go with little ones, both at Easter and the other lovely days of spring. What’s more, we can help by organising kids clubs.

Where to Go with Kids in Marbella

8. Don’t Miss the Seasonal Produce of Spring in Marbella

No visit to Marbella is complete without sampling the region’s culinary delights. From freshly caught seafood to traditional tapas, spring brings a bounty of seasonal flavours to the table. One hot tip: If you are looking for locally sourced and seasonal food in Marbella, then why not try restaurants like ZoiZoi in the old town?

And, if you’re not sure what is in season, then here is one you cannot miss- asparagus. Those long asparagus spears, grilled and drizzled with olive oil are sure to appear on the best tables during this time, we highly rate them!

So there you have it, the Swish guide to spring in Marbella. Will we be seeing you here this spring?

With love
The Swish team xx



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