Activities & lifestyle
5 November, 2020
Marbella is unique in many ways, not in the least because it offers a large variety of activities. When you include the surrounding regions you will be able to cover pretty much all your favourite hobbies ranging from a variety of sports, cultural activities and enjoying nature and the outdoors. We like to recommend you some of our favourite activites Homerun Brokers team enjoy in their spare time:
325 days of sun
Marbella’s pleasant micro-climate means that you can enjoy roughly 325 days of sunshine a year. Protected on its northern side by the coastal mountains it offers a climate with an average annual temperature above 18 °C. This makes it possible to enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle all year round.
Social sports: Padel & Tennis
In and around Marbella you will notice many padel clubs. It is very popular and a great way to spend time with friends and meet new people, specially if you are new in town. Tennis is also one of the most popular pastimes in Marbella. The famous Puente Romano tennis club founded in 1979 hosts the official ATP, WTA, Fed Cup and Davis Cup tournaments. It has a fantastic tennis academy with 10 courts, 4 padel courts and a full gymnasium and spa area.
A Golfer’s paradise
Some call this part of the coast the “Costa del Golf” due to its immense number of golf courses, over 70, including some of the top ones in Europe. Our Homerun Brokers main office is based in the heart of Marbella’s golf valley in Los Naranjos Golf Club, with a fantastic club house offering a great atmosphere to relax and socialise after a day on the course. Sipping a cool drink on the terrace in the sun after an enjoyable round will for many feel like a perfect day. Ps. If you get hungry after your game, we highly recommend you to try “the swedish meatballs” at the club’s restaurant.
An active start to the day
The radiant sun, fresh air and good food inspires to live a healthy lifestyle. Whether you start your day with a morning walk/run along the coast (locally called El Paseo Maritimo), you join a Yoga practise on the beach or you visit a local gym, your body will thank you and you will want to come back for more. Check out our daytime favourite restaurants guide for recommendations on trendy healthy spots.
Indulge in nature
Not only is Marbella known for its beautiful beaches but also stunning mountain ranges and nature. La Concha Mountain can be seen from nearly any point in town. The peak is at 1200m and can be climbed right to the summit. The hike is a tough 6 hour climb, but is totally worth the view once you have reached the top. For those looking for shorter, family friendly hikes, check out the popular residential area of Benahavis, surrounded by nature reserves and full of beautiful trails.
For the adrenaline seeker
One of our Co-Founder Rickard Deler’s hobbies is spending time at sea, either on his jet ski or on his stunning yacht (see image on the right). With the Mediterranean coast always close by there are many ways to enjoy the sea and sun here. Rent a jet ski, SUP board or try various other water sports that are offered in a number of places along the stretches of beach in Marbella. One hour away by car and you will also find the stunning white beaches of the Atlantic Ocean in Tarifa and El Palmar. Due to the strong swells in these areas, they make them the perfect spots for kite and body surfing in a boho vibe.
Andalucia is famous for its beautiful Andalusian horses. In and around Marbella there are a number of riding schools that offer classes and treks to add an extra experience to your holiday. Our agent Fuchsia who has her own horse down here, is a great rider and will be more than willing to give you tips on the best places to go depending on your preferences. Places such as Marbella Club Equestrian Centre offer riding for all levels and ages. A little further away, in Tarifa, you can also organise treks along the long stretches of white sand.
The most charming side of Marbella
Even though the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Marbella are yachts, villas and supercars, it is also home to a charming “Casco Antiguo” – the old town. Narrow streets, traditional architecture, tapas bars and boutiques make up this beautiful part of Marbella. On summer evenings it buzzes with atmosphere and on winter days you can find the streets lined with the characteristic Andalusian trees filled with oranges. Make sure to save a little time to stroll through the boutiques before heading for “churros con chocolate” at la Plaza de los Naranjos or to our favourite old town restaurant Casanis Bistrot.