Winter months in Marbella – what to expect

Marbella is the kind of place one naturally associates with summer, not winter, yet it offers so much more than sunny beaches, a fantastic summer holiday vibe and the warmest climate in Europe.

It is thanks to this fantastic climate that Marbella is also an ideal sports destination renowned for its excellent golf courses, racquet clubs and other amenities, with the summer months forming the ‘low season’ for sports enthusiasts. The somewhat milder temperatures that reign throughout autumn, winter and spring make the Costa del Sol the prime spot in Europe in which to enjoy golf, play tennis, cycle, go horse riding, mountaineer, explore the many beautiful hiking trails of the surrounding countryside, practise yoga and keep-fit regimes, as well as take to the slopes of the Sierra Nevada. Indeed, the list of possibilities in this region is seemingly endless, and the climate is made for them.

Sensory indulgencies
The winter months are also a great time of year to head inland and discover the natural beauty and cultural charm of the valleys, mountain ranges, rural villages and historic cities that lay within a two-hour range of Marbella. Museums, architecture, culture and food are at the heart of these experiences, which include fine dining, visits to winemaking bodegas and absorbing the charm of classic Spain as you wander through historic districts. You don’t even have to travel to Seville, Granada, Córdoba, Cádiz or Jerez de la Frontera for such experiences, as Ronda, Málaga and Marbella’s very own Old Town centre offer charm, cuisine and café society galore.

It is the reason why Marbella’s Casco Antiguo, as it is called locally, is popular throughout the year, when in the winter months enjoying coffee on a terrace by day and heading into cosy restaurants for dinner replaces the balmy ambience of summer with equal enchantment. Discover the beautiful architecture of this part of Marbella as you stroll through its pedestrian streets, come upon a pretty square or spot bargains in stylish shops. Marbella’s Old Town is a delight enjoyed throughout the year and also the place where the Christmas feeling will envelop you in December.

As the specialist in this part of Marbella, Loraine de Zara offers first-class properties for rent and sale in the historic heart of town, so contact us if you would like to know what residential and commercial properties are available in historic Marbella.

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| 09/11/2017

Properties in the Old Town

Completely renovated house in the old town of Marbella

House in the old town of Marbella completely renovated, with two floors connected to each other by a staircase. It consists of a ground floor where we find an entrance, a modern and equipped kitchen and a ...

260.000 €
  • 1 bed
  • 1 bath
  • 84 m²
  • 308-01715P

Spacious 4-bedroom apartment in the center of Marbella

Unbeatable location in Marbella center, near the beach in a spacious apartment ideal for families, just a few steps from the sea, with all businesses and services at hand, which makes this property very ...

539.000 €
  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 243 m²
  • 308-01713P

Spectacular 3-bedroom apartment with garage in Ricardo Soriano

Spectacular three-bedroom apartment with garage included and panoramic views over the Marbella coast in a building located on the main avenue of Marbella, Ricardo Soriano, building with concierge and swimming ...

865.000 €
  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 140 m²
  • 308-01709P

Fantastic 5-bedroom duplex penthouse on the main avenue in Marbella.

Fantastic very spacious duplex penthouse with five bedrooms on the main avenue of Marbella, with sea views located in a very central building with all services nearby and the beach just 200 meters away. Built ...

750.000 €
  • 5 beds
  • 5 baths
  • 317 m²
  • 308-01704P

Renovated 2 bedroom apartment with communal pool in the center of Marbella.

Renovated two-bedroom apartment located in a good building with concierge and pool and just a few steps from the sea, located on the main avenue of Marbella with all services and businesses nearby and also ...

365.000 €
  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 108 m²
  • 308-01703P

Three-bedroom townhouse in residential complex Valdeolletas, Xarblanca

Spacious three-storey townhouse with three bedrooms, located in a residential complex in the Xarblanca/Valdeolletas area, very close to the center of Marbella, surrounded by services and very well connected.It ...

349.000 €
  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 150 m²
  • 308-01700P