10 things to do on Valentine’s Day in Malaga

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you like to celebrate this date with your partner, and whether you are a far-sighted person who has already made plans, or one who leaves everything to the last minute, here are some attractive ideas for spending Valentine’s Day in Malaga.

Valentines Day Malaga
Couple walking at sunset on a beach in Malaga

What is Valentine’s Day and why do we celebrate it?

While we’re on the subject, we thought it would be quite interesting to do some research on the history of this popular custom. Would you like to join us on a little journey through history?

It was in Rome, in the 3rd century, when Christianity was not yet popular, that a pagan emperor ruled and forbade his soldiers to marry, since the only thing that should be important to them was the Roman Empire. But there was a Christian priest, Valentine, who married them in secret. He was discovered, imprisoned and executed on February 14th.

But it was not until 200 years later, when Rome was already in the hands of the Catholic Church, that Valentine’s idea was rescued, since at that time pagan rites were still celebrated, such as that pagan fertility rite that took place in February and which was given a new (Christian) name of St. Valentine.

10 things to do on Valentine’s Day in Malaga

To be honest, spending Valentine’s Day in Malaga is a safe bet. While the rest of Europe is still under the cold hand of winter, here in Malaga the almond trees are already in bloom. Although February is usually the coldest month on the Costa del Sol, on a sunny day – which is usually the norm here – we can perfectly reach 20ºC.

For this reason and much more that we will tell you below, Malaga is a top quality destination to spend a few romantic days here with your partner.

Dine out – Romantic restaurants in Malaga

Malaga’s gastronomy combines the best of sea and land in a delicious Mediterranean diet. And the offer of excellent restaurants in the province is enormous, so we leave you only some suggestions. If you have any recommendations, please leave a comment!

Restaurante Montana
Located in a 19th century palace with a beautiful garden where you can enjoy a gastronomic evening.

El Refectorium del Campanario
Enjoy classic dishes with an innovative touch.

Restaurante La Antxoeta
Charming and secluded place, minimalist design but with a touch of the sea.

Restaurante Parador de Málaga Gibralfaro
Parador de Malaga

Amador – Hotel Villa Guadalupe
Excellent food and unbeatable views.

Las Golondrinas
Charming restaurant.

Very nice place with minimalist food, located in the Hotel Molina Lario.

How about a balloon ride in Malaga?

Balloon flight over Antequera

Would you like to see the world from above in a nice hot-air balloon ride? It is a perfect experience to give away, to live together an unforgettable moment.


Going to a spa is always a great idea. However, many people don’t do it until there is a birthday or special occasion, so this could be the perfect occasion! In our Blog you will find the best Spas on the Costa de Sol.

Spa & Dinner

Many spas have special offers for Valentine’s Day where they not only offer the spa circuit but also include a romantic dinner. It is an excellent plan to spend an evening together.

Spa and hotel

If you want to disconnect more than just a few hours and want to surprise your partner with a special gift, book a night at a hotel with a spa!

Some rooms have their own Jacuzzi

Dinner on a sailing boat

A great idea is a sailing trip, with an inclusive dinner to watch the sunset from the sea.

For the more adventurous

If adrenaline is your thing, there are a variety of outdoor activities available, just click on this link to find out more.

Romantic sunset flight in a light aircraft

Or would you like to fly even higher? If you’ve always wanted to enjoy a flight in a light aircraft together, this might be a nice idea.

Romantic Route in Villanueva de la Concepción

Kiss me in this corner – One of the many Romantic posters we can find in this village

You can walk around this village and discover different love phrases placed throughout the town. The Romantic Route runs to a rural path that leads to two recently restored 18th century bridges. Very close to the village you can visit the Peña de los Enamorados, one of the most attractive natural monuments in the region.

This rock is the scene of a very popular legend in Andalusia: During the Christian conquest of Al-Andalus, two lovers fled. He was a Christian and she was an Arab. A few hours after escaping, they found themselves cornered by the siege of the Christian troops and the battalion that the girl’s father sent in search of them. The two lovers climbed to the top of the rock and threw themselves into the void. They preferred death to separation.

Visit a winery

Winery in Ronda

If you are more sybaritic, maybe you’ll opt for this gift? Guided tour plus wine tasting.

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Did you like any of the plans we proposed? Do you have another one you want to share with us? Leave us a comment!