There is no doubt that the once tiny fishing port renamed Puerto Banús after its founder José Banús, remains a byword for the luxurious lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Apart from Marbella, there are few other places in Spain that symbolise a hedonistic and highly desired way of living in quite the same way …
The natural assumption that Marbella would top the list of the most expensive Spanish cities to live in has been proven wrong due to a recent study by US magazine Forbes. Marbella, one of Spain’s biggest provincial capitals and tourist destinations, did not even make it onto the list. Forbes researchers have produced the list …
We know by now that the Marbella property market has been in strong recovery since 2012. We also know that many homebuyers and investors were drawn back into the market by attractive prices that in some cases were 50% lower than at their peak in 2007, that the average price correction was nearer 30% and that properties in the most sought-after locations never really lost value and have begun to increase in price again.
Marbella with its benevolent climate, superb beaches, stunning properties, vast selection of fashionable restaurants and bars, chic nightclubs, charming Andalusian architecture, pretty ports and attractive landscape; it’s hard to decide where to go or what to see first.
We have a good idea of what that would be in London, less so in Tokyo or Rio de Janeiro, but when it comes to Marbella and the Costa del Sol we have been finding people homes for long enough to be able to say we do know what people are looking in a property.
The Ministry of Health has rated Marbella’s coastline and seawater as ‘excellent’.
Marbella is well known for its beautiful coastline and similar ratings were awarded last year, earning Marbella’s beaches blue flags for quality.
As a place to visit, there are few that match the southern region of Spain, Andalucía, with its long beaches, hedonistic climate and exotic culture.
It’s set to be the most exciting development in Marbella since the construction of the world famous celebrity haunt of Puerto Banús in the 1960s, and although there has been a lot of ‘umming and arring’ over the past two years, it seems that the project to expand LaBajadilla port is finally back on track, …