Why do people love to retire in Marbella?
The most obvious answer that comes to mind is the benevolent climate, which makes outdoor living and exercise possible for the most of the year, but to this you can also add the uplifting effect of wonderful natural scenery and inspiring views. The latter are usually a combination of mountain, golf, coastal and sea views. There is always a golf course or tennis club nearby, as popular as a social spot as for sport, and for those who enjoy exercise of a different kind, the Marbella area also offers a great many cycling, hiking, mountain biking and coastal pathways- always accompanied by grand views.
Quality of Life
An active life, combined with a stress-free environment, is the ideal mix, and Marbella makes both possible with a lively, cosmopolitan social scene, lots of leisure and entertainment options and also cultural diversions in the surrounding cities and country areas. All of this, combined with a gentle pace of life, adds up to a stress-free environment where life really is what you make it. Marbella is the ultimate place for romantic walks by the beach, watching the sun set behind Gibraltar as you enjoy a drink, meeting for dinner with friends or planning an excursion into the surrounding countryside.
A healthy place to live
The easy-going way of life and sunny climate are accompanied by a healthy Mediterranean diet made up of fresh fish, vegetables and lots of local fruits. Often prepared with olive oil, known to be one of the healthiest options, it is light, delicious and suited to the season. Marbella has a fantastic choice of dining options and international cuisines, but local food is still a great choice, especially for the health-conscious, and there is a growing trend towards organic, natural and vegetarian or vegan venues too, as well as farmer’s markets.
Medical care is also well taken care of in Marbella, from the more than adequate free state health system to a broad range of private clinics and retreats. Many also join yoga or Pilates classes, and since this is a friendly, safe area with good security facilities, peace of mind in a beautiful setting is the ultimate way of life that Marbella has to offer- at little more than two hours from more European capitals.