Romantic Things to Do in Marbella That are Fun

Hola lovebirds! Welcome to Marbella, where every step is a dance, every bite is a symphony, and every moment is etched with the golden hues of romance. If you’re on a romantic getaway, Marbella has plenty in store for you, from sunset strolls to fearless heights. Pack your bags, and let Marbella weave its magic on your love story!

Here are ten romantic things to do in and around Marbella as a couple:

1. Sunset Strolls: Where Love Paints the Sky

Picture a hand-in-hand stroll along Marbella’s sandy beaches, where the sun paints a love-filled canvas in vibrant hues. Head to Cabopino Beach’s Artola dunes – a natural haven only 15 minutes from Marbella town center, boasting fine sand, mesmerizing sunsets, and wooden walkways winding through Mediterranean vegetation. Here, you can even enjoy dreamlike sunsets and  picnics.

In autumn, winter or spring, you can also go on the Artola Dunes trail, which is a beautiful and easy walk that goes through the coast. Avoid summer, as the temperatures tend to be high unless you plan this hike early in the morning.

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2. Horse Riding on the Beach: A Symphony with Waves

Feel the thrill as you splash through the waves on horseback along Marbella’s sands. Marbella Horses offers a two-hour-long route, a perfect blend of adrenaline and romance. Beginners, fear not – lessons are available for you to join this equestrian adventure. Rides take place at 8 am and 9 am, so be sure to catch the morning sun as you create lasting memories with your partner.

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3. Culinary Symphony: Michelin-Starred Magic Awaits

Treat your taste buds to a gastronomic experience at one of Marbella’s upscale michelin-starred restaurants which offer anything from local traditional cuisine to Asian or Mediterranean dishes with a twist while providing a unique experience.

Explore renowned establishments such as Skina, Messina, and the newly Michelin-starred Back restaurant, all nestled in the picturesque old town. For an in-depth exploration of Marbella’s culinary wonders, delve into our blog dedicated to these fine dining havens and uncover the secrets of their exquisite cuisine.

4. Enjoy a Day at a Spa: Rejuvenate Your Souls

Unwind and recharge at one of Marbella’s luxurious spa hotels. From soothing massages to rejuvenating facials, let expert hands guide you into a realm of tranquility.

Immerse yourself in tranquility, with options like Six Senses Spa at Puente Romano Beach Resort  (voted the Best Resort Spa in Europe, Marbella Club Thalasso Spa, and spa oasis at Shanti Som wellness retreat  (high up in the hills above Marbella), providing a ticket to complete relaxation.

Take a break from the bustling world outside and let expert hands work their magic. From soothing massages to revitalizing facials, these spas are your ticket to complete relaxation.

5. Fly Above Marbella’s Beauty: A Helicopter Adventure with HeliAir Marbella

Elevate your romantic experience with a helicopter tour over Marbella’s breathtaking coastline, creating memories that stand out. Take this adventure to new heights by combining it with a delightful wine tasting tour in Ronda, crafting an unforgettable day. However, if the allure of a wine tour alone beckons, read on to discover all the enchanting details. Let love and adventure reach new altitudes!

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6. Old Town Charm and Tapas: A Taste of Tradition

Lose yourselves in the narrow cobblestone streets of Marbella’s Old Town. Explore Plaza de los Naranjos, a charming square surrounded by vibrant flowers, quaint shops, and delightful cafes. Take a leisurely stroll through the labyrinth of streets, discovering hidden gems and creating timeless memories with your loved one.

Indulge in the art of tapas at places like La Tienda de Casa Curro, Taberna La Niña del Pisto, and other local gems. For a romantic ambiance, explore our blog featuring hand picked selections of 11 of the city’s romantic restaurants. Ensure your date is adorned with an exquisite culinary journey –  cheers to love and the pleasures of good food!

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7. Flamenco Night: Dance to the Heartbeat of Spain

Dive into the soul of Spanish culture with a Flamenco night. Let the passionate rhythms, melodies, and dance transport you and your partner to the heart of this vibrant nation.

Catch mesmerizing shows at The Farm Restaurant or Tablao Flamenco Marbella in Marbella’s old town, or experience the enchantment of live flamenco shows in Malaga center at one of the most popular held daily at Tablao Flamenco Alegria. For a truly unique experience, book in advance to enjoy dinner alongside the captivating performance.

Whether sharing a dance with your partner or simply reveling in the enchanting atmosphere, this is an experience that will leave both of you spellbound. Dive into Andalusian culture and create unforgettable memories together.

Indulge in the perfect blend of flamenco, tapas, and wine with this highly-rated tour in Malaga.

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8. Candlelight and Queen: A Night of Musical Majesty in Málaga

Elevate your romantic escapade with the Candlelight: Tribute to Queen in Málaga. Set against the backdrop of Málaga’s charm, this musical tribute to Queen under the stars adds a touch of regal elegance to your evening. Lose yourselves in the timeless melodies and let the magic of Queen’s classics serenade your night.

9. Ronda Visit: A Day in the Spanish Highlands

Escape Marbella’s charms for a day and discover the enchanting allure of Ronda. A captivating day trip from Marbella, Ronda beckons with historic wonders and romantic vistas, surrounded by smaller, equally charming towns.

Explore Ronda’s old town, home to intriguing museums like Palacio de Mondragón, a 14th-century gem showcasing Moorish architecture and artifacts revealing the region’s early settlements. museums aren’t your thing, wander the charming streets, soak in the views from Paseo de Ernest Hemingway, and savor traditional dishes and wine, epitomizing the essence of Ronda.

For a romantic meal with unbeatable views of Puente Nuevo, Ronda’s iconic bridge, head to the Don Miguel Hotel restaurant, exuding delightful vibes. Enhance your Ronda experience with a guided walking tour for seamless exploration.

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10. Go on a wine tour: A Grape Escape

Did you know that Marbella is surrounded by stunning landscapes and renowned vineyards? The region is renowned for its exceptional wineries, surrounded by premium soil for wine production and for its sweet wines, offering a diverse selection. For wine enthusiasts, a visit to a Ronda vineyard is a must, offering the opportunity to savor tastings of some of the finest regional wines. Immerse yourself in the flavors of delicious wines, accompanied by traditional, locally sourced products. 

For an exquisite experience, consider exploring the offerings at Descalzos Viejos and La Melonera – two of our top recommendations. For a more intimate encounter, consider booking a Private Winery TourDive into the local grape scene, enjoy some killer wines, and snack on tapas – a perfect blend of sipping, savoring, and soaking in the charm of Ronda. Let Ronda unveil its rich history and romantic ambiance, creating lasting memories for you and your partner. Cheers to a grape escape!

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Where to Stay in Marbella for Couples? Find Your Perfect Retreat!

Before we resume our journey, ensure your love story unfolds against the perfect backdrop by choosing the ideal accommodation. Marbella boasts splendid options, for a truly memorable stay, consider the following:

Consider Boho Club Resort, nestled in the heart of Marbella, offering a blend of bohemian charm and luxury. With stylish accommodations, lush gardens, and a serene atmosphere, it provides the perfect backdrop for your romantic getaway.

Alternatively, experience timeless elegance by the sea at Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, an iconic choice with beautiful gardens and exquisite dining. This legendary resort has been a favorite among celebrities for decades. Enjoy the Mediterranean breeze in its beautiful gardens, indulge in exquisite dining, and let the sea be your constant companion.

For a more detailed exploration of the best places to stay in Marbella for couples, check out our blog on delightful boutique hotels. Now, with your perfect retreat in mind, let’s resume our journey through Marbella’s magic.


In Marbella, every moment is an opportunity to celebrate love and create memories. Explore romantic things to do in Marbella, from intimate beaches to thrilling altitudes. Let Marbella script the next chapter of your love story. 

Should you have any inquiries about your Marbella visit, feel free to drop us an email. We are here to assist you in planning your enchanting journey in this lovely city. Enjoy your time in Marbella!

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Is Marbella a popular destination for couples?

Certainly! Marbella beckons couples with a plethora of fun and romantic things to do. Explore historic buildings, savor traditional meals with a view, and unwind on beautiful beaches. Retreat to unique 4 and 5-star hotels for a touch of luxury. The allure extends beyond, with neighboring towns and Andalusian gems like Granada and Seville awaiting your romantic escapade.

How to get to Marbella?

When organizing your visit to Marbella, keep in mind that the city boasts a sizable airport with connections to major Spanish and international cities, including frequent flights from places like London. For a smoother travel experience, it’s recommended to land at Malaga International Airport.

Upon landing at Malaga Airport, you have a couple of transportation options to reach Marbella. You can choose to rent a car and embark on a scenic Andalusian road trip. Alternatively, consider taking a convenient direct private transfer from Malaga Airport to Marbella, which takes around 40 minutes. 

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