Easter is nearly upon us, and Marbella is ready to shine.
After two somewhat restrictive years, Spain has committed to allow the full Easter processions and festivities to go-ahead in 2022 and Marbella will receive high levels of tourists again this year. Trust us, the city is extremely ready to greet those new faces. Beach bars have been primed and prepped, facades have been polished and beaches combed in anticipation. The weather forecast over the Easter weekend from Thursday to Monday is looking picture perfect with plenty of sunshine: Marbella is about to come to life and we can’t wait!
So, How Should you Spend your Easter in Marbella?
For a truly fabulous Easter in Marbella there’s no shortage of things to do. If your goal is to replenish those stores of mental and emotional energy that the winter may have depleted, read on.
Spend Quality Family Time in the Great Outdoors
If you’re lucky enough to be with your family in Marbella this Easter, there’s plenty to do outside in the fresh air. The beach is a must. It may not yet be weather for bathing but we can’t fault the power of some vitamin sea. Here’s our pick of the best beach clubs in Marbella for 2022.
In Marbella, you are surrounded with idyllic locations that provide the perfect backdrop for a family picnic.
Istan Lake or the pine forest at Nagüeles are both peaceful and idyllic locations to spend the day. La Concha mountain is another idea. It does pose a challenging hike, but it will reward you with breathtaking views.
Eat Well in Marbella this Easter
Marbella has some fantastic restaurants. On Good Friday it’s traditional to eat fish, so why not take advantage of the region’s fresh-water delicacies? Our top pick is Lobito De Mar, Dani Garcia’s prestigious seafood restaurant on the Golden Mile.
If you are looking for a sophisticated and special family lunch for Easter Sunday, another recommendation is the Sea Grill restaurant at the Puente Romano resort. Here you can enjoy an à la carte
menu and fabulous sea views over a crisp glass of wine. Alternatively ask us about our personal chef services, how would you fancy a private dinner for your party served pool-side at your villa?
Experience a Traditional Easter Procession in The Old Town
Spain has a strong tradition of Easter processions, especially in Andalucia. These last the full week of “Semana Santa” (holy week) and brotherhoods with hundreds of people carry floats though the streets. The air is filled with the scent of incense, traditional religious singing and costumes abound. It’s an unforgettable experience, and one so unique to Spain. In Marbella, the processions take place around the old town. Follow this link for the full calendar of Marbella’s Easter processions and maps of the routes.
Easter in Marbella for Children
If you have younger guests in your party, why not organise your own Easter egg hunt at your villa? We can help with sourcing the best chocolate eggs and suggestions of where to hide them. (Tip: The shaded areas are better.)
You can even go one step further and enrol your “mini-me” in a Kids Club. The Marbella Club Hotel Kids Club is one such option, open to hotel residents and non-residents alike. It offers cooking classes, arts and crafts and a delightful aroma lab, as well as an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday.
Pamper Yourself this Easter
Spring is all about renewal after all. Pampering comes in many forms, from a poolside massage to a manicure or even just some “me time”. Marbella has plenty of spas where you can literally pummel your cares away, we are happy to advise you. We also organise at home beauty treatments: Choose from a range of facials in the comfort of your own villa!
The resort of Marbella is a haven for tourists at Easter who return year after year for a variety of reasons. There are those who wish to experience the religious celebration of holy week, those who want to enjoy the beach or the stunning scenery and then there are those who simply come to worship the sun. All are valid, and all are very welcome!
So over to you, this Easter, how will you fill your cup?
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