Marbella needs no introduction. It has become one of the main points of attraction on the Costa del Sol. It is a glamorous hotspot for the wealthy and famous, and one of the richest regions of Spain. It has its own unique feel and culture with events and festivals, theatres, parks, Michelin star restaurants, famous beaches and beach clubs. It really is an address many people want.
Marbella has 30 kilometres of coastline and includes up market exclusive areas such as Elviria, which is home to the famous Nikki Beach and Don Carlos Hotel, Cabopino Port with its sophisticated feel and popular beaches, and of course Puerto Banus with its famous port, restaurants and high end boutiques.
Marbella is a cosmopolitan and luxury destination and home to some of the world’s rich and famous as well as a favourite holiday location for many, boosted by foreign residents who are seduced by the lifestyle and glitz. The Old Town, with its typical Andalusian architecture is absolutely charming, and Marbella’s long promenade that runs along gorgeous sandy beaches for most of the 30km’s of the town’s coastline is perfect for running, rollerblading, or just a stroll at sunset. Perfect for running, rollerblading, or just a stroll at sunset. The beach bars are plentiful and offer the feel of the breeze off the Mediterranean while enjoying the multiculturalism, ambiance, and gastronomy that represents Marbella.
Just six kilometres to the west of Marbella centre, you will find famous Puerto Banus – a luxury marina and shopping centre, linked by the famous Golden Mile. Everything around reflects an exclusive lifestyle and if you enjoy people-watching this is the place, with famous faces mingling in the crowds.
San Pedro de Alcantara is a typical Spanish town with a buzzing coastline located just three kilometres west of Puerto Banus. It has typical Andalusian charm and with its proximity to Puerto Banus it has become a very popular place to live in Spain for foreigners and Spaniards alike. North of San Pedro de Alcantara up in the hills, you will find the most exclusive gated community on the Costa del Sol – La Zagaleta. It is a luxury country community with the highest concentration of wealth on the Costa del Sol.
Marbella is widely known for its fairs and festivities. In the summer, one of the largest Marbella events is the Starlite Festival – a month of concerts performed by the world’s biggest names in music, which every year attracts thousands of visitors to its intimate venues.
Marbella is definitely one of the best places on the Costa del Sol to invest in real estate or purchase a holiday home. There are many up market developments and luxury villas for sale, and Marbella will long continue to be an area popular for buying a home or investing.
Marbella and Puerto Banus are the best-known resorts on the Costa del Sol and enjoy a reputation as one of the most glamorous locations in Europe.