Marbella, the perfect winter escape

Publication: 22 Feb. 2023
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All-day sunshine, long lunches on the beach, exercising in the fresh air with the sun on your face – sound like the perfect way to spend summer? Well, imagine you could enjoy winter like this too.

In Marbella, you can. Known for its fabulous climate, this renowned town on the Mediterranean coast sees an average of 320 days of sunshine a year, so the dream of winter sun can become a reality by escaping to the Costa del Sol through the worst of the winter weather.

Leave your heavy coat at home and head to this charming town in fascinating Andalucía when the weather gets dark, gloomy and damp. Thanks to the fabulous micro-climate of this part of Southern Spain, temperatures rarely dip below 10 degrees at night, with a perfect daytime average of 18 – 20 degrees. While the rain is welcome when it appears, the clouds rarely hang around for long before it’s business as usual as the blue sky is back and the sun comes out again.

It’s winter season, but not as you know it
Many summer holiday resorts see an influx of tourists during their peak season, only for the amenities to close in winter and leave the place feeling like a ghost town. While observing a decrease in visitor numbers in ‘low’ season, Marbella continues to be a vibrant, working Spanish town, with almost all bars, restaurants and hotels remaining open long after the summer visitors have packed up and gone home.

While the sea is not as inviting in the winter – although there are always some hardy souls who enjoy an invigorating dive into the cold Mediterranean – nevertheless it is a privilege to be close to the sea in all weathers, whether for strolling along to make the most of the warm days or taking advantage of the many chiringuitos that remain open throughout the winter season.

Of course, golfers don’t need to be told that winter is the ideal time to come to the Costa del Golf. The heat of the summer sun has abated, and conditions are perfect for as many rounds as you can get in before the appeal of the 19th Hole becomes too strong. Facilities for golfers are second to none, with courses to suit all abilities, from serious scratch golfers to those taking advantage of the opportunity to enjoy some outdoor fun with friends.

Sun, sea – and snow?!
While Marbella is well known for the fine dining and shopping possibilities of the upscale Golden Mile, dazzling yachting marina at Puerto Banús and quaint Old Town, not everyone is aware that just two hours away is the highest ski resort in Spain. As it is also the southernmost on the continent, it offers the most hours on the piste in Europe.

Marbella really is the perfect year-round resort. With so much to see and do, it’s the ideal location for a holiday home to escape the dreary Northern winter. We’d love to find you your dream home in the (winter) sun, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.