8 Reasons to love Marbella

Louise Swan, December 2016 | Local News and Information

As an internationally recognised luxury destination, Marbella is firmly on the world map of places to visit, with wealthy businesspeople, Hollywood actors, rock superstars and royalty from around the globe choosing it as an idyllic retreat from the stresses of a high octane life.

In fact, Marbella is the jewel in the crown of the sunny Costa del Sol, with its chic lifestyle irresistible to many who can’t help falling in love with this glamorous Mediterranean resort town. But why is that the case? Here we offer eight reasons why people keep falling in love with Marbella…

1. Fantastic beaches

There is no doubt that with 24 beaches on its 27 kilometres of coastline Marbella is a beach lover’s paradise. The wide sandy shore bathed by Mediterranean waters is the ideal spot for those seeking seaside perfection.

2. Marvellous climate

To enjoy those beaches to the full, sunshine is a must—with 320 sunny days a year Marbella provides it in abundance. In fact, sheltered as it is by the Sierra Blanca mountains, the area enjoys an enviable microclimate. The winters are mild—frost and snow are unheard of—while July and August avoid the scorching inland temperatures and average a balmy 30 degrees Celsius.

3. Sultry summer nights

While days may be spent soaking up the sun’s rays or experiencing a full array of water sports, the pace quickens in the evenings at Marbella´s renowned beach clubs and nightclubs. International DJs help an enthusiastic crowd party into the early hours with champagne and designer cocktails always to hand.

4. Jet-set lifestyle

There is no shortage of five-star facilities to entertain an ‘A-list’ guest list that has regarded Marbella as a home-from-home ever since the famed Marbella Club Hotel was founded in the 1950s. The glamorous Golden Mile—home to the Marbella Club and Puente Romano resorts, and incidentally Callum Swan too—remains at the heart of the stylish social scene, while Puerto Banús offers a trendy alternative with designer label shopping, fine dining and a vibrant nightlife.

5. Eat your heart out

Whatever tickles your palate, there is a Marbella restaurant to fulfil your desires. From Michelin rated cuisine at the Puente Romano’s Dani García, Skina in the Old Town, Messina on Avenida Severo Achoa and El Lago in Elviria Hills to traditional Spanish tapas at a myriad of bars; and from Japanese and Thai eateries to Italian, Argentinian, Greek and French restaurants—Marbella has it all.

6. A day on the fairways

Marbella is about more than sand, sea and celebrities alone—it is also Europe’s premiere golfing destination. These emerald green oases are renowned for the quality of their design and exceptionally high levels of maintenance, which ensure manicured fairways and billiard table-smooth greens. Combined with the micro-climate, year round golf is guaranteed, unlike those courses set in chillier climes. The sumptuous clubhouses with first class restaurants and spectacular facilities at exclusive country clubs such as La Zagaleta, Los Flamingos and the Marbella Club Golf Resort are an added reason to love Marbella.

7. Exquisite properties

Marbella offers a selection of palatial properties that match any in the world for design, up to the minute facilities, build quality and sheer opulence. Areas such as Sierra Blanca, The Golden Mile, La Zagaleta, Guadalmina, and Los Monteros are some of the most desirable to be found anywhere on the Mediterranean coast. The most sought after villas and apartments enjoy unrivalled views to Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of Morocco.

8. Easy to get to

Excellent communications mean Marbella is within a few hours of all major European cities. The international Málaga-Costa del Sol airport, which offers scheduled services throughout Europe and further afield, is just a 40 minute drive away on the modern A7 coastal highway or AP7 toll road. A weekend away in Marbella is a very real possibility for people throughout Europe, from Ireland and the UK to France, Germany, Scandinavia and Russia.

These are just eight reasons to love Marbella—and they just touch the surface of what makes the town such a special place. There’s the history and culture embodied in the Renaissance Old Quarter and museums, Roman remains and Visigothic basilica; the beautiful countryside with its hiking and horse riding options, excellent sporting facilities and the proximity of beautiful Ronda and the famed Andalusian white villages—the list is endless. If you have fallen in love with Marbella, or want to find out what all the fuss is about, please contact us. We have a selection of the very finest properties in the area both for sale and to rent.

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