From Féria to fencing, here are the top 5 amazing experiences Marbella can offer
From adventure seekers to culture vultures, there is more to Marbella than you think. It really has something for everyone. Whether that’s living like a local, experiencing authentic Andalusian culture or learning a new skill, Marbella is a gateway to it all.
At Puente Romano, we recently launched a huge selection of exciting activities, whether you want to challenge yourself or sit back and relax with the finest Andalusian cuisine, we want to offer a fresh insight into the region, known by many, but truly experienced by few.
Our new experiences have been curated to give insider access to the destination and let visitors see it through the eyes of a local. Marbella makes a great base for exploring the region, there is so much on our doorstep so it was hard to pick a top five but here goes:
Party like a local and get behind the scenes at a vibrant Féria celebration – a regular festival of Andalusian culture, with access to private “caseta” party tents, flamenco dancing, horse-drawn carriages and delectable local cuisine.
Calling all adrenaline junkies! Fancy viewing the most iconic Andalusian sights from a private helicopter? Soar over the Guadix desert and Zenete Valley? Spot the Calahora Castle and Alhambra Palace, and discover the towering peaks of the Sierra Nevada all from the comfort of your personal chopper!
Only one Olympic sport originated from Spain… don’t worry, this one surprises everyone! Budding swordfighters can learn the ancient Andalusian sport of fencing – one of the oldest games in existence – taught by Puente Romano’s expert fencing master and star of The Mask of Zorro and The Three Musketeers, Rosibel Vindel Barrera. En garde!
Cycling the winding roads of Istán
Road cyclists can tackle the winding and vertiginous journey up into the mountains to the tiny, picturesque village of Istán. Accompanied by Puente Romano’s head concierge and local cyclist Paco Navarro, you can discover the spectacular views and challenging ascents of the montane road, whilst learning about the history and culture of the local area.
Become a flamenco master
Learn the history and art of flamenco – one of Andalusia’s most famous exports – with an expert instructor, mastering the percussive footwork and elaborate movements of this expressive and passionate dance is as hard as you think it would be! Castanets and fans at the ready!
And that’s not all. For a full list of the amazing experiences in and around Marbella, take a look here.