Get ready for an unforgettable February in Marbella, where the sun isn’t the only thing shining bright! From thrilling excursions like a day trip to Caminito del Rey to exploring the historic Alhambra in Granada and immersing yourself in the lively Carnavales, there’s a diverse array of activities waiting to be explored. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor, here’s your guide to embracing the festive spirit in and around Marbella this February.

Outdoor adventures

Day Trip to Caminito del Rey

Trade your beach walks for a thrilling day trip to Caminito del Rey. Known as one of the most exhilarating walking paths in the world, this route takes you through stunning landscapes, including narrow gorges and a breathtaking suspension bridge. February provides an ideal climate for a memorable outdoor adventure.

Join a Local Epic Trail Ultra Marathon |  17 February

Explore the exhilarating sports scene in Marbella with two thrilling options! On February 17th, 2024, dare to conquer the 1st MARBELLA EPIC TRAIL – an ULTRA race through Marbella, Ojén, Istán, and Monda, finishing at Nagüeles Park entrance. Designed for seasoned ultra-distance runners. If you’ve conquered mountains with a positive elevation gain of more than 4.500m or aced the DESTROYER race of the CxM Sierra Blanca event, this epic trail is calling your name!

For a change of pace, consider the DUATLÓN CIUDAD DE MARBELLA 2024, taking place on February 18, 2024 at 9.00 AM. Feel the adrenaline surge on the Paseo Marítimo de San Pedro Nueva Alcántara and surrounding areas, with the starting arch located near the entrance of the NAC paddle club on the adjoining street.

Choose your sports adventure and embrace the thrill of these dynamic events!

Hiking in the Sierra Blanca Mountains

Nature enthusiasts, embrace! February invites you to explore the Sierra Blanca Mountains on captivating treks. Wander through the enchanting landscape of Juanar, surrounded by oak, pine, chestnut, and eucalyptus trees. The cool, crisp weather of this month enhances your hiking experience, making trails like La Concha and Juanar havens for panoramic views, allowing you to discover the breathtaking beauty that surrounds Marbella.

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Cultural and Festive Celebrations:

Marbella Carnival Extravaganza

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant and joyous atmosphere of the Marbella Carnival! With a series of events happening across various locations, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a glimpse of the carnival schedule:

Marbella: February 3rd to 18th, 2024 (Carnival Parade happening 17th from 17.00)
San Pedro Alcántara: February 9th to 13th, 2024
Nueva Andalucía: February 4th to 13th, 2024
Las Chapas: February 3rd, 2024

Join in the festivities, parades, and unique events in each area. Explore the respective Marbella (including Las Chapas and Nueva Andalucía) and San Pedro Alcántara schedule of events for detailed agendas, published by Marbella’s town hall in Spanish, and make the most of this lively celebration!

Carnaval de Málaga 2024

If you fancy checking out the city’s Carnival, take a short drive to Málaga and immerse yourself in the magic of music, color, and spectacle from February 3rd to the 11th. It’s a unique opportunity to revel in the joyous atmosphere of this annual event.

Discover the essence of the Malaga Carnival through its top three events. Join the vibrant extravaganza at the grand parade on Sunday, February 4th, from 4-6 pm, captivating the streets of Calle Larios. Dive into confetti madness at the Flower Battle on Saturday, February 10th, at 8 pm. Lastly, don’t miss the unique and fiery culmination of the festivities, the Burial of the Sardine, marking an unforgettable end to the carnival celebrations.

Explore the agenda online in the official carnival website to ensure you capture every moment of this lively event. 

Carnaval de Cádiz 2024

Looking for a change of scenery? Explore a day trip to Cadiz, renowned for its vibrant carnival celebrations, is just under two hours’ drive from Marbella. From February 8th to the 18th, dive into the vibrant Carnaval de Cádiz, an internationally acclaimed event. Beyond its festive significance, the carnival has become a major tourist phenomenon, attracting thousands each year. Witness the creativity, music, and lively atmosphere that define this iconic celebration.

Experience the vibrant Carnaval de Cádiz with key parades, including the renowned Gran Cabalgata on February 18th (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm), the humorous Cabalgata del Humor on February 17th (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm), and the lively Carrusel de Coros on various afternoons between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

More details in the official carnival website.

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Día de Andalucía Celebration |  28 February

Celebrate Día de Andalucía on February 28, a significant day in the region’s history, marking the 1980 autonomy referendum. Andalusians, known for their love of festivities, make this day special with traditional menus in restaurants and free-entry cultural events in galleries and museums.

Indulge in iconic Andalusian dishes like gazpacho, salmorejo, pescaíto frito, molleters, or tortillas de camarones at local restaurants. For a cultural experience, explore free-entry events at galleries and museums, including Picasso and Museo Carmen Thyssen in Málaga. Immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Día de Andalucía!

Note: Many businesses will be closed on this public holiday, including supermarkets.

In Marbella, the day kicks off with a flag-raising on the town hall balcony in Plaza de los Naranjos, creating a patriotic atmosphere. Adding to the festive spirit, February 28th coincides with the closing of the 2024 carnival, featuring lively performances by various carnival groups and an opportunity to indulge in chorizo. From 13.00 h, make your way to Plaza José Rodríguez ‘El Triana’, located in front of the Asociación Cultural Carnavalesca Marbellí headquarters on Calle José Iturbi, for the Chorizada de Carnaval. Note that this event is about a 20-minute walk from Marbella Old Town, in a less touristy area, offering a glimpse into the “real” Marbella. 

The Día de Andalucía  celebration coincides with “semana blanca”, a week-long school break, leading many to head to the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada. While some may miss the festivities, it adds to the diverse activities during this festive time.

Romantic Experiences:

Day Trip to Alhambra, Granada

Should you find yourself venturing towards the stunning Sierra Nevada in Granada, consider extending your adventure by embarking on a day trip to the breathtaking Alhambra, exploring its intricate architecture, beautiful gardens, and rich history of this UNESCO World Heritage site. February offers a unique opportunity to witness the beauty of Alhambra without the bustling crowds, making it a perfect addition to your festive itinerary.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day | 14 February

This Valentine’s Day, indulge in a romantic culinary journey in Marbella. Opt for Puente Romano, where          Nobu Marbella offers an elegant Valentine’s Omakase Experience, or choose the captivating ambiance of    Coya Marbella. Reserve your spot for a 6-course tasting menu featuring exquisite dishes like ‘Quisquilla’ prawn carpaccio, Spanish Sea Bream Tataki, Chef’s Sushi Selection, Seared Scallops, Wagyu Tenderloin, and a special ‘Falling in Love’ dessert, promising a memorable evening.

Alternatively, explore the Old Town’s charming streets for cozy and intimate dinners at Spanish bistros or tapas spots. Keep an eye out for local establishments, many offering special Valentine’s Day dining experiences.

Whether in Puente Romano or Old Town, create lasting memories with your special someone in Marbella. 

Leisure and Recreation:

Tee Off in Marbella’s Golf Paradise

Embark on a journey through Costa del Sol, Spain’s golfing paradise with over 70 courses. Marbella boasts 22 golf courses, offering a sun-soaked haven for golf enthusiasts. Dust off your clubs and explore the best golf resorts for an unforgettable golfing experience. For recommendations, explore our curated list of Marbella Golf Courses and let the golfing adventure begin!

Spend Time at the Beach

While February isn’t ideal for swimming, make the most of sunny days by leisurely enjoying the beach, taking romantic strolls along the shoreline, and witnessing breathtaking sunsets that paint the sky in hues of orange and pink.

Enhance the experience with a beachside picnic, where you can savor local delicacies amidst the sound of waves. With its mild February temperatures, Marbella invites you to embrace the coastal serenity, making each moment a tranquil escape from the everyday hustle.

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Sunset Vibes at a Beach bar

Step into La Siesta Marbella, translated as a ‘nap’, is a different kind of Kiosc in Pto. Banús, where sunsets, music, and siesta lovers’ warmth await. Their vibrant motto echoes: no FIESTA without LA SIESTA.

Experience ‘Nap And Party’ at La Siesta, where Fridays unfold into a sunset-chasing extravaganza from 17:00 till 23:00, boasting live DJs and the ultimate vibe. 

For a taste of Cuban flavor, visit Cuba59, la casa del mojito – a small kiosk that packs a punch. Enjoy popular Cuban dishes, sip on a refreshing mojito, and groove to lively beats, ranging from traditional rhythms to the latest hits. Sip, savor, and soak in the lively atmosphere at Cuba59.

If you’re craving a lunch by the beach with good vibes, head to Victor’s Beach Bar on Playa del Ancón. This charming chiringuito offers a lovely beachside experience right above the sea. Indulge in delicious bites while soaking in the serene coastal ambiance. Victor’s Beach Bar is your perfect spot for seaside dining and sunset magic!

Nightlife and Entertainment:

Indulge in Marbella’s Vibrant Nightlife 

Reveal your culinary senses at Mosh Fun Kitchen, reopening from February 8th. Join Executive Chef Franco Franches on a culinary odyssey beyond the kitchen walls. Book your table now and be among the first to savor the delights of Mosh Fun Kitchen!

On February 24th, if you’re in the mood of a party, dress to impress and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere, promising a night filled with live entertainment. Join the festivities where ‘Life is a Catnival,’ and every moment is an opportunity for feline fun and glamour. Secure your spot for a purr-fect night of celebration!

Extend the festivities by gearing up for a magical Carnival night at Momento on February 27th. This music temple sets the stage for an enchanting experience, inviting you to immerse yourself in the vibrant carnival spirit. Don’t miss out on another night of lively music, laughter, and celebration!


As February unfolds in Marbella, immerse yourself in a journey of adventure and celebration. Each day presents new opportunities, and every night is destined for revelry. Lace up your shoes, embrace the carnival spirit, and let this sun-soaked paradise enchant your senses.

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