7 suggestions for the next long weekend in Marbella

The next long weekend in Marbella is just over a week away. With Tuesday 28th February a public holiday in Marbella, this offers the perfect opportunity to take a short break in the resort, treat yourselves to a stay at a boutique hotel and play a round of golf while you’re there.

28 February commemorates the Día de Andalucía, a historic occasion when Andalucía achieved regional autonomy. It’s a day when shops and businesses are closed giving everyone the chance to enjoy the beautiful Costa del Sol weather and surroundings. If you’re wondering how best to spend the next long weekend in Marbella, read on.

Enjoy a spot of golf in Marbella

The weather forecast for the Costa del Sol for the Día de Andalucía long weekend is looking good – full sunshine and a warm 18 degrees. Perfect conditions for a round (or several) of golf and where better than in Marbella, home to some of the finest golf courses on the Costa del Sol?

Top tip: Look out for green fee deals in Marbella over the weekend and better still combine them with a stay at a boutique hotel. Enlace a promo

Soak up some warm rays on the next long weekend in Marbella

It might not be warm enough for a dip in the Med, but late February temperatures are definitely warm enough for sunbathing on the beach. Book a sunbed at one of the beach restaurants, soak up some warm rays and then enjoy a delicious seafood lunch al fresco afterwards.

Run a race while you’re there

If you’re looking for something a little more energetic during the next long weekend in Marbella, then why not join the annual race up to Nagueles? This is a family-friendly event – children as young as six can take part – and all adults run 7.5km. There are prizes for the quickest runners and everyone gets to take part in the chorizo feast at the end. More information here. 

Take in the best culture

To add some culture to a long weekend in Marbella, head for Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol and known as the city of museums. There are over 35 museums to suit all ages and tastes, and all open for the Día de Andalucía.

Malaga boasts some particularly fine art museums including the Picasso Museum, Pompidou Centre and CAC Malaga. The recently-opened Museum of Malaga houses a huge collection of archaeological finds plus one of Spain’s largest selection of art works by Spanish 19th century painters. There’s also a Wine Museum, Glass Museum and for fans of vintage automobiles, the Car Museum.

Celebrate the holiday with some soup

El Burgo, a small village up in the Sierra de las Nieves mountain range to the north of Marbella, celebrates the Día de Andalucía with its traditional soup. Known as ‘siete ramales’ soup (seven strands) because it contains seven main ingredients, the key to this delicious soup is wild asparagus. Free portions are served all day in the village where you can also enjoy local sweets for dessert.

Top tip: Make a day of it and visit some of the picturesque countryside around Marbella on your way to El Burgo and back.

Book your hotel for Día de Andalucía in Marbella

Long weekends on the Costa del Sol are among the busiest times of the year so it pays to book your stay in advance. Many hotels and golf courses in Marbella offer good promo deals.

Rio Real Golf & Hotel is offering two nights half-board for two people between 24 February and 5 March for just €165 per person. Your stay includes breakfast, dinner (gourmet menu plus wine), a free upgrade to suite and free cava on arrival. And if you’re looking for a tee times promotion in Marbella, you can book a green fee at Rio Real for just €65. Book your stay here. 

Look forward to the next long weekend in Marbella

And lastly, start looking forward to your next short break in Marbella. One of the best things about the Spanish holiday calendar is the number of public holidays a year so there are lots of opportunities to take a long weekend in Marbella all year round.

Check out dates for the next one after the Día de Andalucía and start planning ahead. See you there!

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