What to do in Marbella in winter?

Marbella is considered by many to be one of the most glamorous towns on the south coast of Spain. What is not so well known to both national and international tourists is that Marbella in winter is a city that still boasts an endless number of beautiful hotels, dreamlike beaches, the best golf courses, or corners full of Andalusian charm.

Marbella also has an enviable climate with winter temperatures of up to 20º. In Marbella there are many places to visit; now we will tell you a little more about each of them.

Puerto de Marbella en invierno

Advantages of visiting Marbella in winter

Marbella is a city better known for its large influx of tourists in summer than in winter; places like Puerto Banús or nearby Estepona attract hundreds of foreigners who want to see first-hand all the luxury that the New Golden Mile has to offer.

But that’s not to say that this town can’t be visited in winter, far from it. Some of the advantages of Marbella in winter – and which make it an ideal choice for a second home or holiday rental – are:

Public turnout

In winter there are far fewer people in Marbella than in summer and, for a stroll, a drink or anything else, it can be much quieter than in the summer season.


Although it is winter, Marbella has a climate like few other places, with temperatures normally around 20 degrees Celsius a day. You won’t be able to swim, but you can sunbathe any day without any problems.

Atardecer de invierno en Marbella

Leisure and catering

The leisure and restaurant scene in Marbella is non-stop. Summer or winter, you will find a multitude of options to go out for a drink, lunch, dinner or simply to sit on any of the terraces along the beachfront.


In Marbella you can do many activities. From wine tourism, hiking, birdwatching, to the route of the famous Caminito del Rey.

Christmas in Marbella

Christmas decorations in Marbella are very important for the citizens as well as for the Marbella Town Hall. And for this year it is expected to be a special decoration. The main streets and shopping areas will be illuminated for more than 40 days to make Marbella more Christmassy than ever.

Last year the money for Christmas lighting was used for a window display competition for shopkeepers, one of the sectors hardest hit by the pandemic that started in April 2020.

During Christmas there will be light shows, music, performances, activities for children, among others. This Christmas it seems that we will be able to celebrate as we have always done, and Marbella is one of the best cities to enjoy it.

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