With tourist figures in Andalucia expected to reach 30 million in the next 12 months, Marbella is once again gearing up for a bumper summer season.
A total of 20.4 billion euros was spent in Andalucía by tourists in 2017 and property sales are soaring.
Properties for sale in Marbella include resale villas, townhouses, apartments, studios and new developments.
Malaga Province is one of the most active areas in the Spanish housing market boom, currently with 28,271 recorded sales from June 2016 to June 2017, 9.25 per cent higher than in the previous 12-month period according to data from the Registrar’s Association.
Marbella continues to attract property buyers and holidaymakers from all over the globe who flock to enjoy the stunning beaches, world-class restaurants and award-winning attractions.
Also boasting a micro-climate and an average of 320 days of sunshine each year, Marbella is still the star of the Costa del Sol in terms of visitor numbers. June, 2017 for example saw an increase of 30.5% visitors from June, 2016.
Some of the most visited attractions in Marbella include:
A day at the beach
No matter what time of year you visit Marbella, a trip to the beach is a must. The Costa del Sol boasts kilometres of sandy beaches, one of the very best of which can be found a 10 minute drive to the east of Marbella in the Cabopino area. All along these beaches are lovely beach bars, serving drinks and typical Mediterranean cuisine, right on the sand. The beaches and the sea all along the coast are clean and safe for swimming.
Properties for sale in Marbella and Puerto Banus offer perfect accommodation for holiday homes and permanent residences.
The seafront promenade
Known as the Paseo Maritimo, Marbella’s seafront promenade attracts joggers, walkers and sunseekers. Boasting stunning views over the Mediterranean and lined with bars, restaurants and shops, this special part of Marbella stretches as far as Puerto Banus along a wooden boardwalk.
The Old Town
Marbella’s historic and picturesque Old Town is a hidden gem, situated just a five minute walk from the centre of town. Head up from the Alameda Park beside the main street, Ricardo Soriano and you stroll through the maze of cobbled streets up to Orange Square. This is a great place for coffee, cocktails or lunch and offers excellent ‘people-watching’ opportunities. Some of the best restaurants, art galleries and tapas bars are situated in Orange Square and in the streets that lead off it.
Dali’s Avenida del Mar
Art lovers will find an impressive collection of original sculptures by Salvador Dali in the Avenida del Mar, displayed in the open air in the very heart of Marbella. Head due south of the Old Town, go through La Alameda Park towards the beach and you’ll find a wide pedestrianised avenue with plenty of welcoming benches to rest your weary feet and admire the fantastic sculptures.
Shopping in Marbella
Shopaholics are spoilt for choice in Marbella with a wide choice of boutiques, independent clothes shops, gift stores and La Canada Shopping Mall just a five minute drive from the centre.
If designer labels are more your bag, take a trip to nearby Puerto Banus with its impressive El Corte Ingles Department Store and Versace, Louis Vuitton, Armani and La Perla in the Marina area. Make a day of it and eat in one of the stunning waterside restaurants!
Properties for sale in Marbella
Whatever type of properties for sale in Marbella and the surrounding areas you are looking for, choose a reputable agent who knows the area and will give you the best advice possible.