In love with Easter bunnies
and chocolate eggs?
Are you looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate Easter this year? Well, look no further than the sunny and beautiful city of Marbella! A great place to enjoy the holiday with friends and family, whether you’re looking to attend religious services, enjoy the beach, or indulge in some delicious Easter treats.
Semana Santa, The Holy Week
Easter, or as called in Spain, The Holy Week (Semana Santa), is a very important holiday in Spain and is celebrated throughout the country, including on Costa del Sol. Semana Santa is a unique experience, with processions, religious events, and festivities that attract both locals and tourists. Marbella will be the perfect town to celebrate a memorable easter. A great way to immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Spain!
One of the highlights of Easter in Marbella is the processions. These religious parades feature costumed participants carrying ornate floats depicting scenes from the Bible. It’s quite a sight to see! And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even join in and carry one of the floats yourself (just make sure you have a good pair of shoes)!
5 ideas to do when celebrating easter in Marbella
1. Watch the processions:
Marbella has some of the most impressive Semana Santa processions on Costa del Sol. You can watch the processions in the Old Town, where the streets are decorated with flowers and flags, and the atmosphere is festive and religious. The processions usually take place in the evening, and it’s worth arriving early to secure a good spot.
2. Visit the churches:
Marbella has several beautiful churches that are worth visiting during Easter. The Church of the Incarnation is the main church in Marbella and hosts many of the religious events during Semana Santa. The church is known for its ornate baroque-style interior and is worth a visit for its religious significance and architectural beauty.
3. Try the local food:
Marbella is home to some delicious traditional Easter dishes, including hornazo, a savoury pie filled with pork, chorizo, and boiled egg, and torrijas, a sweet bread pudding that’s usually made with stale bread, milk, sugar, and cinnamon. Many restaurants in Marbella offer special Easter brunch menus during the holiday weekend. This is a great way to celebrate with friends and family while enjoying some delicious food.
4. Easter markets:
There are several Easter markets that take place in Marbella during Holy Week. These markets sell traditional Easter sweets, decorations, and gifts.
See here what’s on
5. Enjoy the beach:
Marbella has some of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa del Sol, and Easter is a great time to enjoy them. The weather is usually warm and sunny, and the beaches are not as crowded as they are during the peak summer season. You can relax on the beach, go for a swim, or take part in some of the water sports activities that are available. Here are a few of the most popular beaches in Marbella:
Playa de la Fontanilla:
Located near the city center, this beach is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. It has a wide stretch of golden sand and crystal-clear water. There are also plenty of restaurants and bars nearby.
Playa de Nagüeles:
This beach is located on Marbella’s famous Golden Mile and is known for its beautiful views of the Mediterranean. It has a more exclusive feel than some of the other beaches in the area and is popular among high-end tourists and locals.
Playa de Cabopino:
This is a quieter beach located on the eastern edge of Marbella. It has a picturesque marina and dunes that provide a natural backdrop. It’s also a great spot for water sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing.
And if you’re looking for some laughs, Marbella has plenty of quirky Easter events to check out. One of our favorites is the “Egg Rolling” competition, where participants race to see whose hard-boiled egg can roll the farthest. It’s a hilarious and fun way to celebrate the holiday with friends and family.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets to Marbella and get ready for a memorable Easter celebration. Whether you’re a religious devotee, a sweet-toothed foodie, or just looking for some fun in the sun, Marbella has something for everyone. Happy Easter, and see you in Marbella, at Quartiers Marbella Apartments!