I just wanted to excuse myself for not having posted in a while now. But, you don’t need to say sorry all the time. Since I got back from Japan I got a bit ill, which I’m still carrying around with me for weeks. At some point I had to realize that sometimes it’s better to stay at home and get well. Therefor, I wasn’t really fit to publish new posts. Luckily there was a draft already waiting 😊
Today I’ve got some fun activities in Marbella in low season for you. Sometimes a classic beach vacation will get boring quickly, right?
Go hiking in the diverse nature and get a panorama view onto the COSTA DEL SOL
My highlight was definitely the hike through the hinterlands of Marbella. I highly recommend driving there. Together with our mountain guide, booked via the Amàre Beach Hotel Marbella, we strolled through the beautiful nature for some hours – lovely olive groves, mingy fields and then we dove into the cool wood. After an hour we finally reached the Refugio de Juanar. From there you have a great view onto the surrounding Sierra Blanca and the coast.
THE OLD CITY of Marbella
Unfortunately, I’d missed the city tour through Marbella the day before. On the only sunny day, I grabbed my camera and strolled through the cute old town of Marbella. Once in a while a senior travel group passed, which was probably due to the low season. The old town was super calm and I can imagine how full and lively it must be in summertime.
Dine at Michelin starred restaurant MESSINA
Together with our press group we had a fun evening at the Michelin-starred restaurant Messina. This is located right next to the Amàre Beach Hotel Marbella. Personally, I really loved the food and the wine accompaniment was very good. But I also have to criticize a few points:
- While I my colleagues sticked to the same wine I had the wine accompaniment but they rushed through it quite quickly. I couldn’t even finish my first glass when they’d offered me a new one. However, the wines were really good.
- I feel like a Michelin starred restaurant should focus on regionality. Despite the chef’s connection to Argentina there were only a few Spanish ones on the menu.
- The interior of the restaurant is very clean and in my opinion a bit too sterile.
However, I would recommend the restaurant for a culinary excursion.
Av. Severo Ochoa, 12
29603 Marbella, Málaga, Spain
After a good dinner we just had to continue our good night and live the #MarbellaLifestyle. Marbella is known as a good spot to party. On that evening we went to two clubs:
- The first, Olivia Valere, was quite a posh club, which I’d only found because one of the PRs texted me via Instagram DM. Therefore, he’d put us on the guest list. We sipped an expensive 15€ long drink. There were mainly a lot of British people with Indian roots.
- Since there wasn’t much vibe coming up we switched location and drove down to the port of Marbella. There was much more going on. A lot more locals were partying along with tourists, better music. We had a good time there.
We got home around 4 am. The best part was that our hotel was only a five minutes walk away.
I hope you liked these pictures.