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Summer on the Costa del Sol

Your Guide to Events, Concerts & Sporting Activities

Welcome to the vibrant summer season on the Costa del Sol, a time when the sun-drenched coastline comes alive with a plethora of activities, events, and cultural festivities that cater to every age and interest! Whether you’re a music lover, a sports enthusiast, or just looking for some leisurely fun in the sun this summer, you can always rely on the Costa del Sol to put on something spectacular for you! Here’s your ultimate guide to making the most of this lively season!

Music and Cultural Festivals

Starlite Festival, Marbella: Kicking off the summer with a bang, the Starlite Festival in Marbella is an essential experience for music enthusiasts. This renowned international music festival not only hosts a wide array of global music icons but also offers a unique ambience with its intimate open-air venue nestled in a quarry. From pop and rock to classical and opera, the festival’s eclectic lineup ensures there’s something for everyone.

Marbella Arena: Based in the old bullring in Nueva Andalucía, the Marbella Arena has a packed lineup of events happening this summer! Whether you’re looking to laugh the night away with Jimmy Carr or dance under the stars to hits spun by Pete Tong or Example, the Marbella Arena offers a unique and vibrant venue. Don’t miss the chance to experience these unforgettable summer nights, filled with music, laughter, and lively crowds, all set against the backdrop of Marbella’s picturesque scenery.

Marenostrum, Fuengirola: Located just over 45 minutes away from Estepona, you’ll find the fantastic Marenostrum venue in Fuengirola. The venue plays host to a diverse range of events including jazz, flamenco, comedy and a variety of other Spanish and International artists such as Robbie Williams, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez!

Sports Extravaganza

Polo Tournaments in Sotogrande: Experience the thrill and glamour of high-goal polo tournaments at the Santa María Polo Club in Sotogrande. Known for hosting some of the most prestigious polo competitions in the world, it’s a fantastic opportunity to watch top international polo teams and players in action, all within the luxurious settings of one of Spain’s most exclusive sports venues. Over at Ayala Polo Club, you will find several tournaments taking place during July, August and September, including the Bronze, Silver and Gold Cup tournaments, with the final event of the season, the Farewell Cup, happening in September.

Golf Tournaments: The Costa del Sol, often referred to as the Costa del Golf, is home to numerous high-profile golf tournaments over the summer. With over 70 golf courses, events like the Andalucía Masters attract world-class golfers and a crowd of enthusiastic fans. The prestigious LIV Golf Andalucía event is due to be held at the Valderrama Golf Club in Sotogrande from the 12th to the 14th of July, featuring Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia. Plus the Estrella Damm Masters October 17 to 20 at Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, so don’t miss out! These tournaments offer a perfect opportunity for golf lovers to see their favourite athletes in action while enjoying the beautiful landscapes of Andalucían golf courses.

Padel Tournaments: Estepona and Málaga have both been chosen as destinations for International Padel Federation events during the summer! The Estepona event, as part of their Cupra FIP Tour 2024, will be held at the Racquet Club at Villa Padierna from the 2nd to the 6th of July 2024.

Outdoor Adventures

Watersports in Marbella: From jet-skiing and parasailing to paddleboarding and scuba diving, Marbella’s clear Mediterranean waters offer endless fun for water sports aficionados. The numerous beaches along the coast, like Puerto Banús and Cabopino, provide excellent facilities for both beginners and experienced adventurers.

Hiking and Nature Trails: For those who prefer land-based adventures, the Costa del Sol boasts numerous hiking trails that offer stunning views and a chance to explore the region’s diverse flora and fauna. The trails in the Sierra Bermeja or the coastal path, the Senda Litoral, are perfect for a day spent amidst nature or try your hand at canyoning down the Rio Guadalmina in Benahavís – the best way to cool down in the summer heat!

Leisure and Entertainment

Outdoor Markets and Fairs: Explore the vibrant local markets and fairs scattered across the towns and resorts of the Costa del Sol. These markets are treasure troves of local crafts, fresh produce, and unique souvenirs, making them a fun visit for the whole family. Don’t forget to check out Estepona’s new indoor food market too, a haven for foodies!

Culinary Delights: Indulge in the gastronomic pleasures of the Costa del Sol, which is home to numerous Michelin-starred restaurants and traditional chiringuitos (beach restaurants) that offer a taste of authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Summer is the perfect time for seafood enthusiasts to enjoy fresh sardines cooked right on the beach over an open fire.

Planning Your Summer Adventure

At Winkworth Spain, we are more than just about properties; we are about experiencing the lifestyle that the Costa del Sol offers. Check out our property portfolio to explore real estate opportunities or to find more detailed guides on the different areas across the coast. Whether you are looking to buy a holiday home or invest in your property portfolio, we are here to ensure you experience the best of the Costa del Sol.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or personalised assistance; our team is eager to help you discover the perfect mix of leisure, culture, and adventure on the sunny coast of Spain. Remember, the Costa del Sol isn’t just a place to live—it’s a way to live!