Marbella is the classy destination on Costa del Sol

Marbella is perhaps the most exclusive vacation spot in Southern Spain.

Marbella is the place where ordinary folks and rich people mingle and enjoy the best of Costa del Sol, maybe not so many Russians right now, but otherwise from all over the world, the wealthy Arabs with their own helicopter landing place on the yacht, many English, Germans, Japanese the rest of Eastern Europe, Chinese and the Nordics, we are there too. Anyone can join. There is something for everyone, as long as you like the sun, the beach and the Mediterranean, and probably also good food and wine and maybe golf. Take a few sample drinks at the edge of the harbor in Puerto Banus, perhaps after a day at the golf course? Then you will feel at home in Marbella. Slightly more posh than Torremolinos and Fuengirola or Benalmadena, but not so much snobbery. We are all here for a good time. Let’s take a look around.

Malaga, Spain, Circa August 2018. Rolls-Royce car next to a huge yacht in Puerto Banus, a luxury harbour and marina in Marbella popular for the jetset

Malaga, Spain. Rolls-Royce car next to a huge yacht in Puerto Banus, a luxury harbor and marina in Marbella popular for the jet set and ordinary folks

Puerto Banus, the port and a beautiful summer evening in Southern Spain

If it has to be really luxurious a la the Cote d’Azur, then Marbella can easily join in. In fact, it can also be extremely exclusive, discreet and not for the first group: good people, but that does not bother us.

The old town of Marbella is one of the most beautiful in Spain.

The oldest part of Marbella is a real find. It is a maze of pedestrian streets lined with red tiles and crazy paving.

View of beautiful orange trees in Marbella, blue sky in the background. Orange trees in the city. Plaza de los Naranjos, Marbella, Spain.

Plaza de los Naranjos, Marbella. The orange square with the best Sangria?

The buildings are all whitewashed and topped with terracotta roofs, and many dates back to the Renaissance. Some are wrapped in bougainvillea; in fact, the whole area is bright with flowers.

The houses are all arranged on corridor-like streets that appear in small squares such as Plaza de Los Naranjos, where the square’s restaurants place their seats in a small formal garden surrounded by orange trees.

The old quarter is also kept spotless, to the point where the tiles shine in the sun.

Marina waterfront with luxury motor yachts in holiday resort town of Puerto Banus on Costa del Sol, near Marbella in Spain, Malaga province.

Marina waterfront with luxury motor yachts in the holiday resort town of Puerto Banus on Costa del Sol, near Marbella in Spain, Malaga province.

Luxury property investments in Marbella

Marbella is one of the most sought-after destinations for luxury property investments in Spain. Located on the Costa del Sol, Marbella is known for its stunning beaches, world-renowned golf courses, exclusive marinas, and upscale shopping and dining options.

The city is home to some of the most luxurious properties in Spain, ranging from sprawling mansions and villas with private pools and tennis courts to high-end apartments and penthouses with panoramic sea views. Marbella also offers a range of gated communities and exclusive developments, many of which offer 24-hour security, concierge services, and top-notch amenities such as spas, fitness centers, and private beach clubs.

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One of the most sought-after areas for luxury property investments in Marbella is the Golden Mile. This exclusive area stretches from the western edge of Marbella to the famous Puerto Banus marina, and is home to some of the most prestigious properties in the city. The Golden Mile is known for its beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels, fine dining restaurants, and high-end boutiques.

Another popular area for luxury property investments in Marbella is the Sierra Blanca. This exclusive gated community is located in the hills above Marbella and offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding mountains. Properties in Sierra Blanca are known for their spacious layouts, high-end finishes, and stunning architecture.

Other popular areas for luxury property investments in Marbella include Nueva Andalucia, La Zagaleta, and Los Monteros. Nueva Andalucia is located just west of Puerto Banus and is known for its luxury villas and townhouses, as well as its proximity to some of the best golf courses in the area. La Zagaleta is a private gated community located in the hills above Marbella and is home to some of the most exclusive properties in Spain. Los Monteros is a beachfront area located just east of Marbella and is known for its beautiful villas and apartments with stunning sea views.

Investing in luxury property in Marbella can be a smart financial decision, as the city is known for its strong rental market and high demand for luxury properties. In addition, property values in Marbella have historically been resilient, making it a relatively safe investment option.

If you’re looking for a wise property investment, Marbella is an excellent choice. With its stunning beaches, world-class golf courses, exclusive marinas, and upscale amenities, Marbella offers investors an opportunity to own a piece of paradise in one of Europe’s most sought-after destinations. Whether you’re looking for a spacious villa with a private pool, a modern apartment with sea views, or an exclusive gated community with top-notch amenities, Marbella has something for everyone.


Puerto Banus, for the jet set and the rest of us, in shorts after a day at the golf course

There is room for everyone in Puerto Banus with relaxed bars and some really good food in the harbor, which has an impressive range of restaurants in a fairly limited area right down in the zenith of the harbor. Take a stroll and just enjoy the atmosphere. Watch the latest Rolls Royce and Aston Martin slip past, if it’s in Puerto Banus they’ve paid tolls to drive through the harbor. Few places in the world do that happen. There is a little or a lot of bling here.  It is Puerto Banus DNA,  a few km east of the center of Marbella. But it’s also for you who just want a pizza and a cold beer, or hang out on the waterfront until the late hours before the nightclubs open and before the golf courses open.

Marbella often draws comparisons to the French Riviera, but it’s here in the Puerto Banus, you find shops, superyachts, and luxury cars wherever you look in Puerto Banús. Here is more show-of-money than in the South of France, but it is all very relaxed.

The area deserves some of your time just to see the vulgar and flashy displays of wealth, from Rolls to interesting cosmetic surgery results, but you should also just pat the large rhino sculpture, made by the ingenious surrealist Salvador Dalí, which weighs 3.6 tons. No, the statue does.

Take a few hours on the sandy beach or dress casually for one of the better restaurants this evening – if you can book a table, do so, but the possibilities are really many. Perhaps Marbella Club is for you?

La Alcaidesa, Costa del Sol, Spanien

La Alcaidesa, Costa del Sol, Spain

Golf in Marbella and its surroundings

It’s no secret that golf is a huge industry on the sunny coast, and Marbella is of course close to some of the best courses. Among other things, some of Spain’s top courses such as Valderrama are at a reasonable distance.

Golf courses near Marbella:

La Alcaidesa, Costa del Sol, Spain, lovely golf course and incredible views of the Mediterranean and Gibraltar

La Quinta, classic Marbella golf course and lifestyle, top restaurant

Cabopino Marbella, where the World Cup for amateurs was held in 2022

Marbella Golf Club, Robert Trent Jones course, everything is in order

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Costa del Sol’s best golf courses near Marbella, the most exquisite golf area on Costa del Sol?

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