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Marbella and the Lifestyle

MarbellaMarbella is currently one of the most sought after areas in Europe for people seeking to buy luxury property and is made up of a number of resorts and towns stretching from Guadalmina and San Pedro in the west through to Cabopino in the east, including the world famous marina of Puerto Banus. Marbella is unquestionably the most famous area of the Costa del Sol and notorious as a popular haunt of the rich and famous from all over the world, as well as a popular holiday destination and permanent home for people who want to enjoy the ambience and constant good weather. Marbella is Southern Spain’s answer to St. Tropez, with some 26 kilometres of sunny beaches bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and where you can enjoy traditional fish and seafood favourites like sardines on a spit, fried fish and the incomparable Paella.

The centre of Marbella is a cosmopolitan shoppers’ paradise with plenty of high street names and exclusive boutiques. There is also a great choice of bars, restaurants and cafés providing most types of international and Spanish cuisine. You can choose from small bodegas which have great selections of local wines and tapas to upmarket hotels and fine restaurants. If you want to see the traditional side of Marbella then a must-see is the old town or ‘Casco Antiguo’ as it is known locally. At the heart of the old town, once you have wound your way up through the maze of narrow cobbled streets lined with traditional Andalucian houses and boutiques, you will find ‘Plaza de los Naranjos’ or Orange Square. Here you will be surrounded by restaurants and bars, while under the cooling shade of the famous orange trees.

Exiting Marbella and heading west, you come across the Golden Mile, home to some of the world’s elite and royalty. A long this stretch of Marbella as well as finding many fine restaurants, you will see some of the best Five Star Hotels in the area such as the Marbella Club, Gran Hotel Guadalpin and the Puente Romano. Keep heading west and you will find yourself in Nueva Andalucia, as its name suggests, the home to where traditional Andalusian architecture and design thrive.

Plaza de los NaranjosHeading east of Marbella you will find the popular tourist destinations of Fuengirola, Torremolinos and Benalmadena where a range of activities for the whole family are at your disposal. Tivoli World, Selwo Marina, Water Parks, Horse racing and Fuengirola Zoo to name a few. Further east is the centre of Malaga, with the infamous pedestrian street, “Calle Larios” offering a variety of extensive shopping, cafés, restaurants, museums (Picasso Museum is worth a visit) and many more site seeing opportunities.

There are many different types of property for sale in Marbella, either beach side or inland, with views to both the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. Golf course property is a popular choice for many, consisting of homes or undeveloped plots for self-build, situated around one of the many luxury golf courses that now span the whole area. Purchasing plots of land is now one of the best investment opportunities available, giving you the freedom to construct a home to your specific requirements and tastes, for a fraction of the price of the equivalent completed property.

Below is a short summary of the most exclusive developments/plots of land for sale in the Marbella area: Monte Mayor Golf & Country ClubMarbella Golf ResortLa ZagaletaEl MadronalLos Flamingos, La QuintaLa Mairena, Guadalmina, Nueva Andalucia and Los Monteros.

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