Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. The most special day of the year for lovers, when many take the chance to find a present for their partners in order to show how much they love them. Flowers and bonbons are a nice touch, but the truth is they are too common. If you really want to surprise your partner this year, nothing beats a romantic getaway on Valentine’s Day.
And what better destination than the city of Marbella? A proposal filled with glamour that will lead you away from the cold winter. Thanks to its privileged location, Marbella has a special climate. Safeguarded from the strong winds on a wide bay, and with hills behind it, the city stays sheltered and sunny, with no less than 300 sunny days a year. It’s also located just 40 minutes away from the capital city of Malaga, which means transport options are quite good. Perfect conditions to enjoy a perfect romantic getaway.
It’s worth mentioning that tourism in Marbella is well established, therefore offering a wide selection of luxury hotels such as the Pyr Hotel in Puerto Banús, spas, haute cuisine restaurants, golf courses, some of the best stores in the whole world… to satisfy the wishes of even the most demanding visitors. Puerto Banús is undoubtedly one of the best locations where to make hotel reservations in Marbella, since it hosts most of the city’s nightlife, with a wide range of nightclubs, restaurants, shows for adults and bars. The perfect choice for young couples looking for a busy Valentine’s Day getaway.
But this area is also perfect for enjoying a romantic dinner in some of the haute cuisine restaurants located there, visiting the Casino or booking a candle-lit night spa session with essential oil massages for two.
Even though the purpose of organizing a romantic getaway in Marbella is enjoying the time with your partner, you should be aware that the city has very interesting places you just can’t miss. The best way to get to know them is going for a nice stroll by the old town which has an Arab-style layout and narrow streets. Whitewashed walls, balconies filled with flowers, tiled courtyards, terraces and parks surrounded by the remains of the Arabian wall, and the modern layout of the city toward the sea. Besides, Marbella has a significant archaeological heritage comprised of monuments as gorgeous as the Paleochristian basilica, the roman hot springs, the Spanish Engravings museum and the Bonsai Museum.
La Alameda is also a must-see; a remnant of what once were the ancient almond and olive tree gardens extending toward the sea. If you want to ingrain one of the best vistas of the area in your mind, don’t forget to climb up to the Mirador de Juanar (Juanar Viewpoint), a vantage point over the Mediterranean with views all the way to Gibraltar, the Strait and Morocco.
As you can see, there is no shortage of ideas, which means you’ll always find activities fit to your liking to surprise your partner with an unforgettable romantic getaway on Marbella for Valentine’s.