Valentine’s Day is coming up, and this day means a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s an opportunity to show your loved one what they really mean to you; sweet words, pleasant surprises, flowers, chocolates, romantic dinners… but for some lucky people, they get to spend it in a magnificent city like Marbella… and Marbella can’t fail to take the romance to new heights.
Here you can take moonlit walks along the golden beaches, the gleaming marble promenade, or have a romantic meal overlooking the Mediterranean. Marbella’s Old Town holds plenty of charm and on Valentine’s Day, its ever-present ambience is ramped up a notch.
How do the Spaniards do it?
The Spaniards are a romantic bunch. Like other men around the world, they give their sweetheart the royal treatment, with rich perfumes, all kinds of flowers, chocolates (of course) and even books.
Marbella’s many world-class restaurants are literally filled with couples, hearts in their eyes and the finest cuisine in their bellies. It’s a lovely experience to be surrounded by such warmth and appreciation on this special day.
If you like the idea of treating your loved one to a spectacular Valentine’s Day, you could do far worse than a trip to Marbella.
Ideal ways to spend Valentine’s Day in Marbella
If you are thinking of spending a few days on the Costa del Sol to celebrate Valentine’s Day, you won’t be disappointed. There are many ways you can enjoy yourselves here. If the options we mentioned above don’t cut it, pull out all the stops by taking your lover out on a boat you’ve rented for the day.
You could also rent one of the many beautiful Costa del Sol apartments for a weekend… or more. Sitting out on the balcony in the sea breeze with an intimate candle-lit dinner is a sure-fire way to renew some sparkle in your relationship.
If you are lovers of the night, you can venture out into the glitz and glamour Marbella is famous for; there are countless parties and dance events in honour of the world’s couples… get yourself down to the stunning Puerto Banus for a stroll by the super-yachts and some nocturnal fun, or while away the hours at a beachside chiringuito.
Marbella is a gift that just keeps on giving
Gifts are rarely overlooked on Valentine’s Day, and there’s no better place than Marbella for acquiring an unforgettable gift. Marbella’s Golden Mile offers a lot to visiting Valentines; it makes for a wonderful stroll, some inspiring window shopping, and if you’re ready to splash out, well… you’re literally spoilt for choice.
You can find the finest designer boutiques here, and many of them have created gifts for days just like this one. Say it likes it is with a beautiful piece of jewelry, that new technology they have had their eye on, or perhaps a sumptuously soft item of clothing in cashmere. You might choose a work of local art that they can hang on the wall for the rest of their life, or the designer perfume or aftershave they’ve heard is ‘the one’.
Alternative Valentine’s Day options in Marbella
Some people like to add their own twist to the Valentine’s Day experience and gifts. Here are a couple of options you might like:
Make your own gift
The Paint & Fun Ceramic Café has lovers in mind this February. You can go alone to make your ceramic gift, or take your partner with you as part of the experience. You can make anything from figurines to mugs or ceramic pots and vases. You’ll then spend some time decorating it with hearts, flowers, or whatever expressions of love you can dream up.
Once you have created your Valentine’s Day masterpiece, the café staff will glaze and fire it into the finished version, ready for presentation to your sweetheart. If you have any artistic talent, this is a great choice for you; you’ll get to remind your partner that you are as talented as you are sweet!
Capture the moments on canvas
Why not have a beautiful photograph of the two of you made into a piece of art? You might like to dig out a sentimental shot from when you first met, or find a way to capture some of the magical moments on your current Marbella trip. For that you’ll need to start the trip (and the romance) early, mind, if you’re to present the gift on the day itself.
When you have the shot you want, you can take it down to Fotoria and they’ll use their modern tech and high-quality materials to turn it into a cherished memory you can hang up in your home. You can organize this online, so it’s not a difficult task – you can simply go and collect it when it’s ready.
Appeal to his or her sweet tooth
Chocolates are good, but an edible gift with a difference is even better. The thoughtful team at Kuki’s know what works. That’s why they came up with a delicious cookie collection especially for Valentine’s Day.
The cookies are cute in appearance; you’ll have some shaped like lips, and some iced in pink, red and pastel colours. You can even personalize them with your own message or photograph, if you want to make even more of an impact. No stone has been left unturned with this gift; the packaging is something special too.
Every day is a special day in Marbella
Valentine’s Day is not the only day in which you can enjoy this romantic city. After a sentimental weekend (or week) here with your loved one, the chances are you’ll be hooked. We’ve seen it before and we’ll see it again! That’s why Paradise Marbella made it our business to help people to find their perfect properties on the Costa Del Sol. Once you’re in, you usually don’t want out!
When that time comes, we will be ready and waiting to show you that perfect apartment for sale in Marbella, that delightful Estepona villa, or one of the gorgeous townhouses you covet on your romantic evening walk. We’re ready when you are!