Nueva Andalucia – The Golf Valley

Nueva Andalucia – The Golf Valley

Suitably coined as “The Golf Valley”, Nueva Andalucia is home to some of the most renowned golf courses in Europe.  Visitors and residents enjoy the best of both worlds with its luscious green landscapes and close proximity to Puerto Banus and Marbella, it is any wonder Nueva Andalucia is so sought after? Read on to discover more about this golfer´s paradise… Los Naranjos Golf Club Los Naranjos Golf was designed by the world-famous golf course architect Robert Trent Jones and …
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Marbella’s Retail Therapy Hotspots

Marbella’s Retail Therapy Hotspots

The Costa del Sol is a renowned shopping destination, as regardless of your own personal style, taste or budget, you will never go home empty handed. The coast is packed with malls and department stores, while Marbella town boasts a wealth of large and small shopping streets and authentic street markets. Puerto Banús: 
The Puerto Banús Marina is Costa del Sol’s most exclusive shopping area. Here you will find all your favorite designer stores like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Dior …
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A Very Costa Del Sol Christmas

A Very Costa Del Sol Christmas

Here at Marbella Living, we love Christmas on the Costa del Sol! However, our buyers and their rental clients often miss out on this great time of year, as they associate the area with sun, sand and summer, rather than Christmas lights and festive fun. To show you all how great it is here at this time of year, and reiterate that the Costa del Sol is a year-round destination, we’re listing our favourite things to do and places …
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Discover Estepona’s New Golden Mile

Discover Estepona’s New Golden Mile

Although we’re called Marbella Living, we always keep our eyes open for new areas on the Costa del Sol which offer property buyers more for their money and a great lifestyle. One of our favourite up and coming areas is Estepona’s New Golden Mile. This is the stretch of road from San Pedro de Alcantara to Estepona town, which has some lovely new developments, great amenities and plenty of Spanish charm. It is also very close to the bright lights …
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A Guide To Buy To Let Investment Properties In Marbella

A Guide To Buy To Let Investment Properties In Marbella

The holiday rental market is booming, as more people turn their backs on traditional hotels and choose the convenience and flexibility of a holiday rental apartment or villa. This offers an excellent opportunity to invest in a property and then start to generate income from it, while using it for your own holidays, as and when you wish. This is an increasingly popular option for our buyers, but something which can be difficult to manage when you don’t live in …
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Looking Back On A Sparkling Summer In Marbella

Looking Back On A Sparkling Summer In Marbella

As September arrives, we’re taking the time to look back on an amazing summer here in Marbella! As usual tourists flocked to the area, with nearly 2 million passengers arriving at Malaga airport in June and 2.1 million arriving in July. Andalucia is the 4th most popular tourist destination in Spain, bringing in tourists from all over the world. It was good to see that the average spend per hotel guest increased by 3% compared to last year, so the …
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Holiday rentals in Marbella and the Golden Mile become more popular than hotels

Holiday rentals in Marbella and the Golden Mile become more popular than hotels

Holiday Rental Properties in Marbella Score Higher Than Hotels
New figures released by Exceltur have shown that holiday rentals in Spain, and specially in Marbella, have taken over hotels for the first time ever. The research shows that last year there were more beds available in ‘tourist apartments’, such as in Airbnb accommodation, than in Spanish hotels. The number of bed space available through short-term home rentals nearly doubled from 2015, reaching 362,493 beds in Spain’s 22 biggest cities, 9.76% …
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Marbella: A Luxury Brand

Marbella: A Luxury Brand

There tend to be various connotations that go with luxury brands. We associate them with quality, status and wealth. But the idea of a brand is no longer limited to items such as Louis Vuitton handbags, Rolex watches and Ferrari cars. The concept of luxury is now beyond physical objects and encompasses whole properties, complexes, and even towns. Marbella is one such luxury destination. Filled with five-star hotels, Michelin star restaurants, exclusive beach clubs and designer boutiques, Marbella is the …
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One Of The Cheapest Destinations

One Of The Cheapest Destinations

A study by the Post Office looking at 19 European holiday destinations has found that the Costa del Sol is the third cheapest place to go on holiday in 2017, beaten only by Sunny Beach in Bulgaria and the Algarve, Portugal. The study looked at the total cost of a vacation in each of the 19 destinations and included spend on lunches, drinks, dinners out – it even included the cost of sun cream! A stay in the Costa Del …
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Flights To Spain Cheaper Than UK Rail

Flights To Spain Cheaper Than UK Rail

Two friends living in Birmingham and Newcastle recently treated themselves to a last minute visit to the Costa del Sol for a catch up, after discovering that it was cheaper to fly to Spain and meet up for the weekend than to travel by rail to meet in one of their homes. A train journey for the 400 mile round trip from Birmingham to Newcastle costs £105, while a return flight to Malaga was just £19.98 to fly from Newcastle and …
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