Marbella, an exclusive resort destination

From its origins as a fishing village has grown into a glamorous resort, Marbella is now a dynamic, young and cosmopolitan city. The population of 140,000 inhabitants is made up not only of Andalusians and Spaniards but also of a diverse range of nationalities, including British, Scandinavians, Dutch, French, Germans, Italians, Eastern Europeans, Middle Easterners, Americans and smaller numbers of Asians and Latin Americans.

Marbella, an exclusive resort destination

Together, they make this a very exciting, sociable and richly diverse town built upon a solid Spanish/Andalusian cultural bedrock. It is, therefore, a place rich in Spanish traditions, but also one in which people from many different regions share a passion for quality of life. It is this characteristic that brings them to Marbella and binds them together, helping to give Marbella an energetic can-do atmosphere.

The setting

Set upon an area of 110km2 that follows the Mediterranean shoreline within sight of Gibraltar and North Africa, Marbella occupies a lush coastal plain that backs on to the mountain ranges, which shelter it from the harsher climes of the interior and help to produce the uniquely pleasant microclimate. Most of the residential areas fan out from the town centre along the shoreline, and follow golf courses inland, where country clubs are located in the foothills.

The amenities

Besides a series of marinas, the most famous of which is Puerto Banús, Marbella offers a fantastic range of golf courses, tennis clubs, horse riding centres, hiking and mountain biking trails, extreme sports, motor racing and go-karting, as well as yoga, martial arts groups, dance and a host of other sports and social activities.

The glamour

At the heart of Marbella’s appeal is the glamorous lifestyle and ambience it exudes, with fine dining, shopping and a vibrant social scene making this one of the places to be in Europe. You will also find excellent spas and health and beauty centres, not to mention a growing Michelin-star dining scene. Nature is never far away, as are designer shops, sandy beaches and coves, trendy beach clubs and more informal “chiringuito” beach bars.

Families will find there is an excellent choice of local and international schools with curricula in English, Spanish and mixed, as well as French, German and Swedish. The full range of professional support services exists here too, from lawyers and architects to interior designers, landscapers and concierge services, all helping to provide the basis for that famous Marbella quality of life.

Sometimes, though, it’s as simple as wandering through the streets of the old town, along the coastal pathway or visiting one of the many pretty country towns and cultural jewels such as Málaga, Seville, Cádiz, Jerez, Córdoba and Granada.

With this as well as skiing and surfing available, you can see why Marbella is one of the leading lifestyle centres in Europe.

Exclusive properties for sale in Marbella

Nueva Andalucia, Four-bedroom Penthouse with walking distance to the Beach

Four-bedroom Penthouse with walking distance to the Beach

Newly renovated duplex Penthouse with four bedrooms and several terraces close to Centro Plaza and the Beach.The property has an entrance hall, open plan kitchen with a breakfast bar wish leads out to one out of four large …

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 176 m² build

599.000 Ref. MPA4294

Marbella Golden Mile, Duplex Penthouse in Lomas de Sierra Blanca

Duplex Penthouse in Lomas de Sierra Blanca

Duplex penthouse in Lomas de Sierra Blanca a superior luxury urbanization in Marbella. The block faces East and has views of the pool and gardens.A fully gated and secure community with 24 hour security on site. Beautiful …

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 314 m² build

895.000 Ref. MPA4281

Nueva Andalucia, Duplex Penthouse in Las Alamandas Nueva Andalucia Marbella

Duplex Penthouse in Las Alamandas Nueva Andalucia Marbella

New to the market a Stunning Penthouse in Las Alamandas. One of the premium gated and secure urbanisations in the Nueva Andalucia, Marbella. A Four-bedroom Duplex Penthouse, 24 hours gated security, Three outdoor swimming …

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 312 m² build
  • 510 m² plot

2.395.000 Ref. MPA4275

Marbella Golden Mile, La Trinidad Duplex Penthouse, Golden Mile

La Trinidad Duplex Penthouse, Golden Mile

Exclusive listing. Stunning Duplex Penthouse with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and maids rooms. On the main level, there are two large bedrooms both en-suite, maids room and lounge which leads onto a good size southeast …

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 236 m² build

2.295.000 Ref. MPA4270

Benahavis, Magnificent Penthouse in Benatalaya Benahavis

Magnificent Penthouse in Benatalaya Benahavis

A stunning Corner Penthouse in a very sought after Urbanisation in Marbella, Benahavis area. Benatalaya is a Gated and fully secure community facing directly to Atalaya Golf. This modern style apartment has three double …

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 167 m² build

599.000 Ref. MPA4166

Nueva Andalucia, Modern Refurbished Villa in Nueva Andalucia

Modern Refurbished Villa in Nueva Andalucia

Modern Family Villa in Nueva Andalucia fully refurbished in one of the best locations close to Marbella and Puerto Banus. Close to all the major Golf courses and Aloha International School. It Offers total privacy with …

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 290 m² build
  • 984 m² plot

1.495.000 Ref. MPV4161

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