World famous as a holiday destination since the 1960’s, Marbella is regarded as the Costa del Sol’s jewel in the crown. Its unique allure has produced a style and character quite distinct from other coastal towns. Marbella offers both the quintessentially Spanish qualities of its “Old Town” alongside the modern landmarks of designer labels and contemporary infrastructure.
Marbella is situated 50km to the west of Malaga, and is well served by the local highway (the A-7) or the toll motorway (the AP7-E15). Marbella is one of the most popular destinations on the Costa del Sol in which to buy a luxury apartment or villa, whether as a holiday home or permanent residence. The town has a permanent residential population of around 85,000 people but this figure increases dramatically during the summer months to around 200,000.
The protection of La Concha Mountain in the Sierra Blanca right behind the town affords Marbella its own micro-climate, which guarantees sunny weather most of the year (325 days to be precise!) Even the winter months are warm enough to sunbath or take lunch at the beach. Sierra Blanca is a luxury residential development just above Marbella town. Here you will find opulent villas for sale exuding the luxurious lifestyle that you would expect from a Marbella property.
Marbella’s Old Town centres on the Plaza de los Naranjos (Orange Square) which features a wide variety of traditional and modern restaurants. The narrow streets which meander around the Square are full of eclectic shops selling everything from Moroccan rugs to summer sandals. Venture out onto Marbella’s main street, Avenida Ricardo Soriano, and many high street designer names such Mango and Zara to name but a few are to be found. The types of properties for sale in Marbella town are a mixture of apartments and townhouses, many built in the typical Andalucian style.
The Marbella coastline enjoys not only some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol but also some of the best residential developments. There are many new developments either completed, or soon to be completed, in prime, beachside locations in Marbella, in prestigious areas such as Los Monteros, Puerto Banus and Cabopino.