Six ‘beach clubs’ on the coast of Malaga to be pampered | The traveler

Every summer, the Costa del Sol of Malaga leads the High peninsular with regard to beach clubs, these luxury places where one can indulge in the most sensual pleasures. This year they are gaining more playful and gastronomic weight due to the large number of openings in the region. Grupo Beso, in the city of Esteponawith interior design by Lázaro Rosa-Violán, is scheduled throughout August.

Obsessive compulsive beachgoers can afford these six suggestions that have made their exoticism and gastronomy an aesthetic statement. Good vibrations and better music for an appreciated disconnect, which can, without repair costs.

Inspired by Mykonos and Tulum at Nosso Summer Club (Marbella)

Hidden, relatively small and stuffed with beautiful people, ours is on the lips of all initiates of the terrace Marbella. “We have achieved the perfect balance between relaxation and fun, and it shows in the fact that many customers prefer to sit rather than go swimming”, explains Rafael González, one of its owners. “With decoration inspired by the Greek island of Mykonos we added the color that distills the coast of Tulum (Mexico), between cushions and colorful upholstery, thatched roof, orange fountains, vases… which somehow pay homage to the Mexican architect Luis Barragán [1902-1988]”.

Its fresh and quality cuisine (with many raw vegetables) merges the Mediterranean and Asia, including a menu imagined by the sushiman Carlos Navarro—, with the addition of Peruvian cebiche. A very tempting dish at the hands of chef Gema González are the octopus bags Thai with mayonnaise Kimchi.

Around five o’clock in the afternoon, the music played by the DJs —Dani Vars, Álvaro Albarrán, Natalia Red, Fede Schmidt… — gains in decibels, to arrive at dinner surrounded by sumptuous artificial lighting. An environment that calls for cocktails to be savored at the bar, on the sofas or in the living room from the beach. If you want to lie in a hammock, it is better to book it in advance. Every Thursday, at 9 p.m., they offer jazz performances, with David Lenker (classical), Ziryab (fusion) or Gypsy & Dixie (New Orleans, Chicago and to balance Gypsy).

Nightlife in Playa Padre (Marbella).
Nightlife in Playa Padre (Marbella).Kiki Romero

Mexico and its skulls in Playa Padre (Marbella)

Around Cable Beach Marbellapolygonal in appearance, precede and contrast strongly with This space of tropical vegetation with palm trees, cacti, banana trees, palm hearts or chifleras. Here, in an exclusive atmosphere, some of the best electronic parties on the Andalusian coast take place. And it is that the Mosh group, if something pampers, above other considerations, is the musical programming.

From area jipichique cosmopolitan, one comes here to disconnect morning and noon in its vast palapa, without losing sight of the remains of the maritime loading dock still afloat 300 meters offshore. The Mexican touch, especially from Tulum, is evident in the name, the decoration and the menu. Beet Orgasm Grilled Wings, Chipotle Chicken or Grilled Whole Fish. Its suggestive cocktail bar includes daiquiris and martinis porn star. Only on request opens the sushi bar.

Each event has its meaning and its moment to shine next to hammocks and Balinese beds. Contemporary art bursts in every Monday with a charity art experience called Art Padre, in which several artists personalize large skulls (an icon of the place), as if they were a blank canvas, designed by the sculptor José Pinero. They are displayed everywhere. The Malaga native will be present on August 8 The Little Kaiserand it will be Andres Aparicio which closes this parade of visual artists on September 12th. Another aspect of the Art Padre are the clothes Jeans (jackets, bags, denim shirts) painted every Monday, in public view, by the famous artist from Zaragoza, based in Estepona, Marta Bernad.

On Wednesday, the resident electronic party arrives Black Heartand on Friday morning, the Chakra party, with yoga, pilates and music for that. For Sundays, the bohemian Boho Sunday party is booked, in which the South African DJ Themba will play the 7.

The whole of Marbella (celebrities, actors, singers…) meets until midnight with Waiting lines which include the best international DJs. Saturday, August 13 marks the fifth anniversary of the venue, whose performance lineup for the event will not be made public until a few hours before.

The swimming pool at the foot of Nido beach, in the Malaga town of Estepona.
The swimming pool at the foot of Nido beach, in the Malaga town of Estepona.PETER JAEN

Nest: Striking variety of hammocks (Estepona)

It is no coincidence that this complex cool of 2,700 square meters is located next to the luxurious urbanization The Edge by Kronos and halfway between Marbella and Sotogrande (already in the province of Cadiz), the Nosso clientele therefore participates in both hedonistic atmospheres. Equivalent to an island with a relaxed atmosphere and a view of the Rock of Gibraltar, Nido It is led this year by husband and wife Macarena Merello and Nicolás del Prado, who, like chef Agustín Gdr., belong to the Trocadero group. The restaurant revolves around Mediterranean recipes, rice dishes (watch out for blacks and carabinieri) and fish, as well as cebiches and sushi. On August 11, a traditional ronqueo (tuna cut) will be held.

Two swimming pools, including one for children, complete a setting in which few parties take place, but very marked. It is in the pool area that hide three nests in reserved spaces: a trio of round tables half-buried in the ground with a capacity of 8 to 10 people. The variety of hammocks is striking. From the Nido Living and the Pool Double Bed (the VIP hammock, surrounded by water), to the King Double Bed (two places), via the Round Bed (round bed). Even the umbrellas are approached by the waiters distributing salads, tuna tartare, steak tartare y hamburger wagyu from the restaurant (from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday dinner is served until 11:15 p.m.).

All in all, El Nido is located next to the mouth of the Vaquero stream, on the beach of Costa Natura, one of the few nudist strongholds on the Costa del Sol, which must always be respected, without disturbing bathers with the telephone cameras, and, whoever wishes, join the bathroom in the costumes of Adam and Eve.

The rhinoceros is one of the most distinctive symbols of wild decoration in Puerto Banús.
The rhinoceros is one of the most distinctive symbols of wild decoration in Puerto Banús.ANTONIO ALARCON

Dancing the ‘Bongo Cha Cha Cha’ in Salvaje (Puerto Banús, Marbella)

The way of life Savagemix of Japanese haute cuisine, cocktails, good atmosphere and fun, opened its doors last June in Puerto Banus, in the park of the old Plaza Beach. The first headquarters of the Wild Group was Panama, followed by, among others, Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia and, finally, Marbella. A friendly jungle invades the place by the beach where you can taste the Japanese specialties of Venezuelan chef Fermín Azkue: “Dried products come from Japan – like rice koshihikari short-grain wholemeal – and the fresh ones used in Japanese gastronomy are acquired, logically, in Spain, whether the campachi (lemon fish), the kinme dai (viceroy) or the have (peas) In the sushi bar and in the robots [parrilla de carbón] we use traditional Japanese techniques,” he explains. the domain of beach club It’s occupied by hammocks and Balinese beds near an orange-shaped shower, while VIP attention is assured in the beds next to the micro-pool. Here and there, the rhinoceros as a brand image.

Lunch and dinner are entertained by dancers in tribal attire, followed by the crew and standing audience dancing the SLVJ anthem (acronym found in many places in the hall): the Bongo Cha Cha Cha, by Catherine Valente.

Interior of the Palmera Restaurant, Florida Mijas Beach (Mijas Costa), in an image provided by the local.
Interior of the Palmera Restaurant, Florida Mijas Beach (Mijas Costa), in an image provided by the local.

Florida Mijas Beach: a large multi-space (Mijas Costa)

Since 2019, it has opened in La Cala de Mijas One of the biggest beach clubs of the coast of Malaga, which last year hosted the tests of the program Chef. Its figures are categorical: 3,500 square meters of surface, of which palm Restaurant, with an interior terrace and capacity for 130 people, in which zero-kilometer fish cuisine is applied, and where rice from the Sir (all peeled). But if something marks the character, it is the fact of being able to manage a tasting menu, with the need for personnel that this requires. It consists of eight packages (price: 70 euros; 100 if food and wine pairing included) recommended by Chef Ivan Cerdenoawarded this year with two Michelin stars in the restaurant that bears his name in Toledo.

In the pool area, with 200 additional seats, delicious experiences are lived, in this case with hammocks, two round beds with capacity for eight people each and a gazebo-bar surrounded by tables where you can enjoy cuisine more informal, type finger food, serving as a transition to the beach. From Thursday to Sunday, DJ sessions are held by the pool, and the liquid menu has plenty to talk about as well. The Florida label couldn’t disappoint at the Lighthouse Club disco-pub. Thursday, August 18 and 25 will be the Forget The Club party, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. The underwater electronic music party is scheduled for the 27th.

The 'beach club' of Berbere, located on the eastern Costa del Sol, in a photo provided by the local.
The ‘beach club’ of Berbere, located on the eastern Costa del Sol, in a photo provided by the local.

The Orient also exists in Berber (Torre del Mar, Vélez Málaga)

Without the glamor and high prices that prevail in establishments in the west of the province of Malaga, the east of the Costa del Sol, almost always forgotten, has in beach club Come back one of its clearest representatives. And he does it with a full day offer: it starts with a breakfast made with organic ingredients and continues in his fusion restaurant which has won points with the Josper charcoal oven, perfect for the skewer with the sardines juiciest of the year. The almadraba red tuna, in tataki or tartar, is not missing either, nor the Joselito rice with pork and artichokes, nor the Pizzas Corner. To whet your appetite, Norman oysters, Jabugo ham, vegan dishes, as well as 160 references between wines and sparkling wines.

Food is enjoyed in the dining room or on the beach set on coarse-grained black sand. A desert cattle skull leads to an area of ​​Balinese beds, hammocks and chairs butterfly served by servers. Tables are also rented paddle surf. From Monday to Friday, at 5:00 p.m., the DJ Juamma Cortés sessions begin.

Being at the end of a four kilometer promenade, easy parking is another attraction. On Saturdays and Sundays, at five o’clock in the afternoon, there are flamenco/fusion shows, with local singer Blanca Flor, Séfora y Tomate or Joaquín Fernández & José Quintero. From Thursday to Saturday, there is a plus: the party and dance evenings here last until three in the morning.

Subscribe here for The traveler’s newsletter and find inspiration for your next trips in our accounts Facebook, Twitter e instagram.

Leave a Comment