Luxury Property for Sale & Rent in Marbella
Marbella is arguably the most glamorous resort on the Costa del Sol, located in the province of Malaga in Southern Spain.
Whilst the cities of Madrid and Barcelona are modern and cosmopolitan, the more laid back Costa del Sol offers quality of life, as well as breathtaking views across to the African coast and the imposing rock of Gibraltar.
Marbella has been described as the playground for the world’s elite for decades. It boasts 26 km of beautiful beaches, stunning luxury villas, the finest hotels, world class cuisine, chic boutiques, the largest number of golf courses in continental Europe and 320 days of Mediterranean sunshine a year.
Over the past six decades Marbella has developed to much more than an international luxury tourism resort for the global jet-set community, it has been home to aristocrats, movie stars, sports personalities and wealthy business executives. Infact more than 135 nationalities live in Marbella, with around a third of the inhabitants being of international origin. It would be impossible to fully name all the VIPs which have graced Marbella with their presence over the years.
Just a short drive away from Marbella, from the end of November until April, Sierra Nevada ski resort offers an array of winter sporting activities. Perched above the ancient City of Granada and the breathtaking Alhambra Palace, the resort has an excellent selection restaurants and bars together with several high quality hotels.
Marbella holds a key position for many people due to its easy motorway access to Malaga international airport, which is just a short drive away. Malaga also enjoys excellent connections via its busy port, as well as a fast AVE rail service connection to a number of destinations including the Spanish capital, Madrid.
Just a few kilometres in the other direction is the strategically relevant British territory of Gibraltar which also has an international airport as well as a myriad experts in the financial, legal and fiscal services sectors.
Whether enjoying a day out at sea on one of the super yachts moored at the world-famous marina of Puerto Banús, or enjoying a traditional Spanish lunch in the quaint old quarter, it is no surprise that everyone who is anyone has, at some point, been to Marbella.