Offering a unique blend of modernity and tradition Marbella has a mix of contemporary and historic architecture, high-end shops and restaurants and traditional Andalusian culture. With one of the best microclimates in Southern Europe and an average of 325 days of sun a year, you can enjoy the best Spain has to offer within Marbella, in terms of natural surroundings, a historical town centre and stretches of breath-taking beaches. A beautiful place to live in, with the convenience of city living, the luxury of beach side location and the tranquillity offered by the surrounding mountains. Marbella has a thriving real estate market, with a wide range of properties available for sale or rent. The town offers a mix of modern and traditional properties, from contemporary apartments to charming townhouses in the Old Town, whatever your property taste you are sure to find your perfect home in Marbella.
Dining & Nightlife
Marbella has a vast variety of dining on offer from a casual bite or coffee to exceptional sushi or steak. For a taste of Andalucía visit one of the many beach bars along the waterfront, serving fresh fish and traditional dishes such as paella, or check out Gaspar, a family run tavern in the centre of Marbella for a selection of meat and fish dishes and daily specials. The old town of Marbella situated back from the waterfront has many traditional Spanish restaurants and between the old town and the coast you will find many international restaurants offering cuisines from Italian to Sushi and Teppanyaki. Marbella also has a vibrant and diverse nightlife scene, catering to a variety of tastes and preferences. From beach clubs to rooftop bars and nightclubs, there are plenty of options for those looking to enjoy a night out. Nearby Puerto Banús offers an array of glitzy and glamorous bars and clubs or visit Marbella Old Town for live music and entertainment long into the evening. Whether you're looking to dance the night away or enjoy a few cocktails with friends, Marbella has something to offer for everyone.
As well as the beautiful coastline Marbella is also known for its picturesque parks, with some of the most beautiful and well- maintained parks in the country, the perfect escape from the bustle of the city. One of the most popular parks in Marbella is the Parque de la Constitución, located in the heart of the city. This park features beautiful gardens, fountains, a large pond, and a children's play area. Just outside the city lies Parque Nagüeles, a larger park with lush forests, streams and waterfalls. It’s a popular spot for hiking and mountain biking and the perfect place to take a stroll and a picnic. There are many other parks around Marbella, all offering equally beautiful, manicured gardens and scenery and a natural peaceful setting to relax in.
Marbella is also known for its world-class golf courses, with over 70 golf courses within an hour's drive. Some of the most famous golf courses in Marbella include La Quinta Golf & Country Club, Los Naranjos Golf Club, and Aloha Golf Club. With golf courses design by top architects and offering breath-taking views of the mountains and the sea, you’d struggle to find a better place to play. Many professional tournaments have taken place in Marbella, such as the World Championships and the Open de Andalucía European PGA Tour, here you can follow the pros and try your hand at the same courses.
Culture and History
Marbella has a rich cultural and historical heritage, with a variety of museums and monuments that showcase the town's history. The Old Town of Marbella is a must-visit destination, with its narrow streets, whitewashed houses, and beautiful flower-filled balconies. Plaza de los Naranjos, also known as Orange Square, is a historic public square in the centre of Marbella, famous for its orange trees which line the square. The perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely stroll or coffee on a Sunday Morning whilst soaking up the sunny rays. Other famous monuments in Marbella include the Moorish Castle, the Roman Villa, and the Bonsai Museum.
For families looking to relocate with children Marbella has a variety of excellent international schools, offering a range of curriculums, including the International Baccalaureate and the British Curriculum. Some of the most popular international schools in Marbella include Aloha College, Swans International School, and Laude San Pedro International College.