American investment site Investopedia, which closely tracks business and economic news around the world, has named the Costa del Sol as one of the best places in the world to retire.
Based on a number of factors including the year-round warm climate, colourful culture, world-class cuisine, relaxed lifestyle and affordable living costs the region, which includes Marbella, has been rated as a top international retirement destination. Analysts studied comparative locations around the world and found that, while other destinations are indeed exclusive, peaceful, safe and attractive, they are also very expensive. Many of the more economical destinations, however, tend to be compromised in terms of facilities, accessibility and security.
Its unique combination of factors means that Marbella offers the perfect blend of quality and variety to suit every budget and desired lifestyle. Marbella offers a wide selection of property types and locations, from beachfront villas and frontline golf apartments to townhouses set within exclusive communities.
Marbella residents enjoy one of the best climates in the world, as well as one of the most beautiful and accessible locations. The town is surrounded by gorgeous countryside and historical jewels such as Ronda, Cádiz, Jerez de la Frontera, Córdoba and Granada, many of which are just a few hours’ drive away. Málaga is also a hub of international travel, meaning that it has never been easier to visit friends and family all over the world through Málagas International Airport.
The great weather, the healthy Mediterranean cuisine and the relaxed pace of life are all factors contributing to the Marbella region’s status as a prime retirement destination. Though some retirees may not make use of the nearby Granada ski slopes and surfing just down the coast in Tarifa, there’s no doubt that the great selection of golf and tennis clubs, fitness suites and walking and hiking paths will keep residents healthy and active.