Costa del Sol summer season
One of the signs that summer is just around the corner is the opening of Costa del Sol beach clubs. While today may “only” be 18 degrees outside, very soon the clear, sunny skies of southern Spain will provide an idyllic backdrop to life here and the beach season will stretch on uninterrupted for what will (gladly) seem like an eternity.
Residents and holiday home owners will be preparing their terraces with the outdoor furniture they have kept inside for the last few months “just in case”, will flock to the beach to start the tanning season in earnest and will look to spend as much time outside as possible.
Rest, relaxation and revelry
This is where Costa del Sol beach clubs come in. Always looking to evolve and offer their customers the ultimate multi-sensory experience – from gastronomy and music to massage and relaxation – these beach locales are perfect pampering spots, pride themselves on their exclusive image and invariably attract those with, shall we say, a fair bit of disposable income.
And these Costa del Sol beach clubs, the majority of which are located between Marbella and Estepona, do indeed strive to set the benchmark for exclusive partying and become the hangout of choice for this stretch of the Mediterranean coast.
From champagne parties to fancy brunch menus and pool parties to live music concerts (the beach clubs host some of the world’s best DJs) there is a dazzling array of things to do to while away the long summer afternoons and balmy evenings on the Costa del Sol’s finest beaches.
Upcoming opening parties
Just past Marbella, both La Sala by the Sea and Ocean Club, neighbouring beach clubs in classy Puerto Banús, are re-opening this week. The former opens its doors again tomorrow and the latter stages its chic “White & Silver” season-kicking-off party on Friday night.
Elsewhere, Opium Beach Club in the heart of Marbella welcomes revellers back on Saturday 4th May with live music and a black tie dress code event that promises “cocktails, pool and a great atmosphere”… in other words, a millennial’s dream.
Elsewhere on the Coast
I must point out here that the above list is by no means exhaustive. On the western Costa del Sol, Purobeach in Estepona is certainly in the same league in terms of its luxury beach club status, while La Cabane in Los Monteros and Playa Padre in Marbella also fit the bill.
The great news is that there’s something for everyone on the Coast. If you’re simply looking for a chiringuito that serves decent barbecued espetos and a cold beer, you will find them in spades.
There is even a middle ground. Some beach bars have private Balinese beds to rent, massage services, water sports activities and a food offering above and beyond normal beach bar grub, so it really is just a case of having a wander around and finding the place that most fits in with your style.