Valentine’s Day Plans on the Costa del Sol: celebrate the day of love

That most wonderful day for lovers is right around the corner: Valentine’s Day, a chance to celebrate with your special someone. And what better way to celebrate than with romantic plans on the stunning Costa del Sol?

From relaxed walks along the beautiful beaches to nature activities, romantic getaways in quaint villages, and fine dining for two, this destination is the ideal setting to create unforgettable memories with your partner.

So, read on for our suggestions to make Valentine’s Day a unique experience full of romance.

Magical places to visit on Valentine's Day

If you’re looking for destinations that kindle the magic of love, you are in the right place, as the following recommendations will leave you breathless.

Lovers’ Rock in Antequera

Between the city of dolmens and Archidona, stands the imposing Lovers’ Rock in Antequera. This enigmatic mountain in "human form” is veiled in a mysterious romantic legend.

Popular tradition has it that a young Christian prisoner in Granada fell in love with the daughter of a wealthy Moorish family. Despite the difficulties and persecution of their forbidden love, they decided to elope. But they were cornered by her father on Lovers’ Rock. Instead of surrendering, they chose to throw themselves locked in an embrace from the top of the rock to stay together forever.

Don’t miss this jewel of a landscape that's waiting to be discovered.

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Nerja Caves: love at first sight

Discover the wonders of the Nerja Caves, declared a Spanish Historical Heritage and Cultural Interest Site, on your Valentine's mini-break.

It’s a fascinating activity with its mystical underground beauty. With two caves stretching 4 kilometres in length and 35 kilometres across, it’s a special place to enjoy exploring their art and rich history as you walk hand in hand with the person you love.

A perfect getaway for two hearts looking for unforgettable experiences!

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Under the spell of Ronda’s Puente Nuevo bridge

If you are looking for a romantic city, we have the answer…Ronda!

And one of its most suggestive places to enjoy Valentine’s Day is the iconic Puente Nuevo, a majestic structure offering a view that seems to caress the heavens. This emblematic bridge is not only the ultimate symbol of the city, along with the River Tajo, but also a must-see destination for any couple who wish to immerse themselves in the magic of Ronda.

In addition to this impressive viewpoint, Ronda invites you to explore its charming streets, quaint squares and corners full of history. In fact, this city is part of the Romantic Travellers' Route and has a wonderful ceramic mural at the start of Calle Armiñán street).

It’s a must see!

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Romantic walk through Frigiliana: the charm of cobbled streets

Take a stroll around Frigiliana, where its whitewashed buildings and cobbled streets will make you feel like you’re in a film.

This picturesque Andalusian village is a delight for the senses, with its narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed houses bedecked with colourful flowers. Each step reveals new corners full of history and authenticity, creating the perfect setting for an unforgettable experience with your partner.

Enjoy the traditional architecture, panoramic views and serenity offered by this unique corner of the Costa del Sol.

A fascinating destination that invites you to explore love along its cobbled lanes!

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Sunsets on the beaches of the Costa del Sol: they’ll make your heart melt

Delve into the sublime magic of sunsets on the beaches of the Costa del Sol, an experience that never fails to captivate the heart.

This Valentine's Day, the ideal way to kindle the flame of romance is to watch the sun setting against this unique backdrop. From the iconic Balcón de Europa viewpoint in Nerja to the serenity of the Playa Ferrara beach in Torrox, Playa de Calahonda in Mijas, the charm of Playa del Pinillo in Marbella, Playa de la Carihuela in Torremolinos, and even the Cala del Moral cove in Rincón de la Victoria, each place awaits you with a sunset that promises memorable moments.

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Sublime dining for two: Michelin-starred meals

If you want to surprise your partner with a first class culinary experience that will captivate all their senses, book one of the 8 Michelin-starred restaurants on the Costa del Sol.

There are several options. One of them is Restaurante Skina, which has two Michelin stars, located in Marbella, where chef Mario Cachinero develops his take on modern cuisine. In the city of Malaga itself is the Restaurante José Carlos García, which provides a fusion between local ingredients and the most innovative culinary techniques. In Ronda, you have Bardal, where you can delight in the creative cuisine of the prestigious chef Benito Gómez.

You will enjoy exquisitely elaborate dishes, a sophisticated atmosphere and impeccable service that promise a great evening.

Celebrate love and delectable delicacies as a couple, where every mouthful is a masterpiece, and every detail is carefully thought out.

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Shows that tug on the heartstrings: Valentine’s Day by Candlelight

Discover with your special someone the charm of the Candlelight Valentine’s Day concert taking place at the prestigious Gran Hotel Miramar.

A truly unique experience as you enjoy most romantic songs of all time performed by candlelight. The concert will include classics such as "I Will Always Love You", "A Thousand Years" and "Un Mundo Ideal".

This event promises to create an intimate atmosphere where love is all around you, making it the ideal choice to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Don’t miss it!

Relaxation for two: romantic couples spa days

If you’re looking for a romantic plan focused on relaxation and well-being, the Costa del Sol has a lot to offer: spas and Arabic baths.

One option is the Balneario de Fuente Amargosa spa in Tolox, located in the heart of the Sierra de las Nieves, in a natural environment surrounded by mountains. This spa is known for its therapeutic treatments focused on steam inhalation. It benefits body and soul!

Another option is the Al Ándalus Arabic baths in Malaga. This place offers a unique ritual of purification and beauty with five baths. In addition, it has steam rooms, rest areas and massage rooms, all integrated with impressive Nasrid architecture, making it an ideal Valentine’s Day plan, don’t you think?

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If you decide to go on a couple's mini-break in Marbella, the five star Anantara Villa Padierna Palace is the ideal place. This sophisticated hotel offers access to an exclusive spa and beauty services. It is one of the largest and most luxurious in Europe, offering more than 2,000 square metres of Roman baths, a hammam and a swimming pool surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.

Romantic walks along the Great Path

For nature lovers, there are also activities to enjoy on Valentine’s Day.

Set out on a romantic hike through the Enchanted Forest, a route that will take you through the beautiful landscapes of Parauta, located between the Sierra de las Nieves National Park and Grazalema. Noted for its amazing sculptures and detailed wood carvings, this place is a truly captivating space.

The hiking route around the Cueva del Gato and Benaoján is also perfect for this type of occasion. If you fancy giving it a go, start your romantic experience from the Benaoján railway station and follow the fairly level foot path for 2.5 km that will take you to the captivating Natural Monument of the Cueva del Gato cave.

You can choose to walk along the suspension bridge of El Saltillo, a four kilometre walk that may be short but is still somewhat complex. Starting in Canillas de Aceituno, you will pass through orchards and follow an irrigation channel before finally zigzagging down through a pine forest until you reach the suspension bridge, 78 meters above the canyon of the river Almanchares. This experience is ideal for couples and offers a captivating view in the heart of La Axarquía.

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Stimulate your senses and celebrate love on the magical Costa del Sol.

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