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Valentine's Day plans in Costa del Sol

In the second month of the year, we watch as the city turns red with roses, boxes of chocolates and grand displays of love and affection. And while love should be celebrated on every day of the year, Valentine’s Day holds a special place in our hearts.

Costa del Sol is the perfect location to express your love, and although a bouquet of roses or love letters are all-time favourites, the best present will always be to enjoy a couple’s experience, one that will last forever in our memory.

Discover some original ideas to enjoy an unforgettable Valentine’s Day in Costa del Sol:

A candlelit soirée in Malaga

For those who have postponed their Valentine’s Day celebrations until the weekend, Candlelight presents a tribute to the classical music of the Nutcracker in an intimate and unique evening with hundreds of candles illuminating the stage for musicians and ballet dancers. The show will take place on Friday the 17th of February in one of the most iconic buildings of Andalusia’s musical, artistic and architectural culture, the Sala Unicaja de Conciertos María Cristina. This landmark, which dates back to 1871, will host the dream Valentine’s date for couples seeking to experience the magic of classical music and ballet under the candlelight.

A romantic getaway in Mijas

Certain experiences are hard to forget, and a romantic getaway at La Zambra hotel will ensure an unforgettable stay and an indelible memory in your mind. Located in Mijas, Costa del Sol, the 5-star hotel will offer a warm welcome with flowers and champagne, as well as a cocktail in Palmito restaurant to celebrate your arrival. Enjoy an afternoon of utter relaxation in Mood Spa, home to 2,000 m² of unrivalled ambience, in which a spa treatment will be waiting for you and your partner. At nightfall, Palmito Restaurant will dress up for the occasion to host a romantic four-course dinner that explores the treasures of Mediterranean cuisine together with a sophisticated pairing of national and international wines. And finally, after a deep night’s sleep in your suite – or personal private patio—you will be able to celebrate your love with a delicious breakfast in bed—a dreamy experience that will crown a very special Valentine’s Day.

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A moment of expression

On Valentine’s Day, discover one of the many ways to express your love: through art. Why not enjoy a romantic date strolling around the museum of one of the 20th century’s greatest painters? The Picasso Museum in Malaga has a spectacular permanent exhibition with over 200 works that retrace the life and career of the artist in his hometown. In addition, 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the Malaga artist’s death and this eponymous museum celebrates his genius with a new exhibition, Picasso: Materia y Cuerpo (Picasso: Matter and Body).

A place to profess your love

In the province of Malaga, we find Villanueva de la Concepción, one of Andalusia’s most romantic villages and the perfect place to profess your love. This white village in the Costa del Sol is located in the vicinity of the Peña de los Enamorados de Antequera, a mysterious human-shaped mountain that hides tales and legends of love.

In 2018, the town decided to elaborate a romantic trail that winds through its narrow streets, with ten mandatory stops where love phrases such as “Kiss me in this corner”, “Tell me you love me” or “Whisper in my ear” embellish its walls. There is no doubt that one can feel the love in Villanueva de la Concepción’s romantic trail each and every day of the year, however, a visit during Valentine’s Day makes it all the more special.

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A reason to celebrate at Picador Restaurant in Mijas

Food and love have always been inextricably linked, in fact, Western societies of the 18th century understood that both love and food were to be shared.

Located in Mijas, Picador restaurant displays the very essence of sharing in its daily cuisine and now, during the week of Valentine’s Day, it invites you to enjoy together with your partner a special menu featuring a variety of Andalusian flavours. In its intimate yet liberal ambience, savour five exquisite dishes such as Oysters with 30-day pickled strawberries, steak tartar and caviar brioche or even squab with creamy celeriac, along with their accompanying wine pairings. Share the love and culinary delights in a special evening at Picador restaurant in Mijas, a place with a celebratory spirit.

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In the month of love, enjoy a romantic date and create an unforgettable memory as a couple with La Zambra.

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