Finalmente as we say in Spanish, the heat is here to stay and all the beach clubs are opening for the high season, Nikki beach, Playa Padre, Ocean Club, Nao pool club Opium and Puro beach is a few of them who already had the kick off’s!

With the great theme of the different party’s one is more than excited to get the day off to go to these exclusive event’s!

 

Other events that have been already was the great Virginia Maccari fashion in Puente Romano famous restaurant Sea Grill. For those who don’t quite know her, she has fantastic swimwear line and year after year she shows up her latest collection. Nice goodie bags and girls from all around the world! A real girly event

 

Another event one could not miss out and that is more boy-friendly was the Nobu 2018 experience with Robert De Niro himself on this magical night, presenting new menu and Sake.

 

Straight from Sweden Malmö, Marbella is now a Lebanese restaurant richer! OCCO has expanded with a sunny location above MGM gym. First on set we were glad to be as it turned out to be that everyone in Marbella later on the same evening made it to the opening, with belly dancer from heaven and much more entertainment on the menu for this very special opening!

 

On the sports side, Liverpool FC came for training and stayed at lovely Hotel Puente Romano. They had open training and stay for a whole week!

 

First time ever in Marbella, as it’s always in Sotogrande Costa del sol cup in Polo!

Located by Hotel Kempinski, they had built up the are for this special weekend.

We hope they will make it next year again.

 

And, to mention one upcoming event so you get a chance join the lifestyle of Marbella and also that suits everyone in all ages is, the padel tournament which Manolo Santana padel club is hosting outside the club, at Trocadero, 31st of May & 1st of June. We can’t wait to enjoy the sun, the game, sangria and all the good people to meet and greet with!

Buen fin de semana!

Every Spanish town has at least one weekly market, if not more, and the towns in the area of Marbella are no exception. From ecological produce to antiques and handmade gifts, you will find them all on stalls in and around Marbella.

Parking is extremely difficult nearby the different markets, so public transport or parking a little further out is recommended.

Below is a list of the must-visit markets.

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Ecological Market, Parque de la Alameda Marbella, First Saturday of each month: 10.00 – 14.00
If well-priced, environmentally-friendly produce, that supports local businesses and farmers, is your thing, then this is the ideal market. The market opens on the first Saturday of the month in the Parque de la Alameda, between the old town and the beaches of Marbella.

Marbella Artisan Market, Marbella Port, Sundays: 12.00 – 18.00
For those that love spending their Sunday afternoons wandering around and browsing stalls full of antiques, handmade items, and vintage jewelry, then this is the ideal market. Held in the Port of Marbella (Puerto Deportivo de Marbella), this artisan market has 30 stalls of handmade gifts and jewelry, paintings, accessories, handpainted ceramics and unique baby clothing.

Nueva Andalucia Artisan Market, Nueva Andalucía – Avenida Manolete, Saturdays: 09.00 – 14.00
One of the largest flea markets on the Costa del Sol takes place every Saturday morning, with over 120 stalls. It is situated next to the bullring of Puerto Banus is a great rambling flea market, a mini “Rastro” where you can find everything from a wooden elephant to a woolly jumper. There is also a wide variety of spices, paintings, crafts, furniture, textiles, and antiques. The market is a great place to visit especially if you are looking for a bargain. There are also café bars surrounding the marketplace where you can relax and watch the world go by after a hard days haggling!

San Pedro Market, San Pedro Fair Ground, Calle Jorge Guillén,  Every Thursday 09.00 – 14.00
A general market and rastro spread over more than 230 stalls. Particularly good for fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables.

Zoco del Sol Market, SUMMER: Everyday 11.00 – Midnight REST OF THE YEAR: Saturdays 10.00 – 16.00
Also known as Zoco del Sol, this open-air market takes place every day over the summer, or just on Saturdays for the rest of the year, on Plaza Antonio Banderas in Puerto Banus between the port and the Corte Ingles shopping center. There are 25 stalls selling unique art objects, ceramics, vintage clothing & accessories, handmade jewelry, glass, and fragrances. It is open from 11 am to around midnight during the summer.

Monday Street Market, Las Albarizas, Calle Platino, Marbella, Every Monday: 09.00 – 14.00
A typical street market of over 360 stalls that sell everything from shoes and clothes, to plants and flowers, fruit and vegetables.

Benahavis car boot sale, every Sunday
If you fancy a change from the Sunday Estepona markets why not take a short drive to Benahavis. The market can be found on the right-hand side before you reach this busy and affluent Village.

Funny Beach Market, Funny Beach, Ctra. M. 340, KM 184, 296000 Marbella, Every Sunday 11.00 – 17.00
A seaside market selling secondhand and handmade items, sold by local people and businesses. The stalls are piled high with clothes, accessories, jewelry, furniture, toys, art, and books.m. There are also food and drink tastings available, as well as workshops, and a small fun-fair for children. A good atmosphere with music and refreshments.

Pharmacy’s Farmer’s and Handicraft market, Located in El Capricho Center next to El Corte Ingles branch, near Plaza Bocanegra and across from The Senator Hotel. Sunday 09.30 to 14.30
The market started in October 2016. It has organic products, handmade and homemade things, cheeses, veggies and fresh fruits.

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From December-April you can enjoy snow in southern Spain, just 16 miles from Malaga.

Sierra Nevada is at an altitude of 2100 m with lifts going up to 3282 m.
The ski resort is divided in 6 ski areas: Veleta, Laguna de las Yeguas, Borreguiles, Loma Dílar, Parador y Río.
There are 30 lifts (2 Gondolas, 15 Chairlifts, 5 Surface lifts and 8 Magic Carpets) and 103 pistes (16 green, 35 blue, 43 red, 9 black).

As evening falls, Maribel and Rio’s tracks are illuminated for skiing or snowboarding Night at special times with fresh snow tread. A total of 52 light points dotted along the 5.8 km route of two tracks, between Borreguiles and Pradollano.

For the ones who want to enjoy without skiing, you can have fun in Pradollano

The spot that guarantees the most fun is the Mirlo Blanco area, now an amusement park for you to enjoy the snow without putting on skis. A magic carpet, two 130-meter toboggan runs, sit-skiing, skate skiing, skibobbing…
And, don’t forget to try out the main attraction: the Russian Sleigh which will make you fly over the snow.

If you need a break from the snow or when visiting during the summer season you can always explore Granada and Alhambra!

The cultural and leisure offer that the province provides during the summer, the necessary visit of the Alhambra or the walks through the historical streets of Granada will complete the offer to stay in Sierra Nevada where the culture, the beach, and gold have a perfect fit. Sierra Nevada combines different cultural and free time offers in the province of Granada that includes the Science Park, the museum in memory of Andalucía or the Alhambra.

 

Bon voyage!

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Once again we can enjoy tennis in Puento Romano Sports complex in Marbella, who is hosting Spain’s Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group, with 16 nations in competing.

 

To see the tournament we recommend to take a cab because Davis Cup will not allow private cars to enter. 

Do not forget to try out the exclusive restaurants in the neighborhood, like, Dani Garcia has a selective choice of different styled restaurants and also Robert De Niros well known “Nobu” that has the most amazing Lobster tacos or why not a try out a black Cod?

  Enjoy the weekend! ❤

 

➡Get your ticket here: https://www.daviscup.com/en/tickets

Tour ties

France – Netherlands
Japan – Italy
Spain – Great Britain
Australia – Germany
Kazakhstan – Switzerland
Croatia – Canada
Serbia – USA
Belgium – Hungary

The official broadcasters for this weekend’s ties are as follows:

France TV Ziggo, NOS & KNLTB
DAZN & Wowow TVE
BBC Seven
DAZN KazSports
SRGSSR
HRT RTS
RTBF & VRT MTVa
Tennis Channel |Rogers SportsNet
Supertennis