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 …
Areas Holiday Lifestyle
Investing in Spanish property with the Golden Visa

Investing in Spanish property with the Golden Visa

Spain is a wonderful place to invest in property, with a stable real estate market, a high demand from foreign residents and a thriving holiday rental market during the high season. Since 2013 it is posible to any foreigner to invest in a property in Spain and become a Golden Visa.  Marbella is one of the most desirable areas, with a very strong brand around the world. All along the Costa del Sol there are some excellent investment properties for …
Investment Life in Spain
The Yachting Life On the Costa Del Sol

The Yachting Life On the Costa Del Sol

The Costa del Sol is a wonderful place to own a boat, with miles and miles of coastline and some excellent marinas. Whether it’s a power boat, or a yacht, it’s a wonderful way to explore the area and take advantage of our proximity to Africa to visit a new continent.
There are a number of lovely marinas to dock your boat, or to visit. There are ten in total, between Malaga and Sotogrande and hopping from one to other …
Areas Lifestyle Ports Puerto Banus
Our Guide to La Carolina on the Golden Mile

Our Guide to La Carolina on the Golden Mile

La Carolina on Marbella’s Golden Mile is one of the original Marbella developments. Perfectly situated between Marbella and Puerto Banus, it is one of the longest established urbanisations in the area, dating back to the 1960s. Tucked away behind the lovely line of restaurants, cafes and delis of Marbella Real Commercial and the Carolina Commercial area, are 65 plots with stunning properties and lovely green spaces, with many established trees and flowering plants. Most of the properties enjoy sea views …
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Where are the best places to do your shopping in and around Marbella?

Where are the best places to do your shopping in and around Marbella?

You can shop ‘til you drop in Marbella!
There are an excellent selection of shops to suit all needs and pockets. Here are our go to places when we need a bit of retail therapy. Our Six best places to do your shopping in Mabella. La Cañada Shopping Centre – For the selection of shops under one roof, La Cañada is hard to beat. There is an enormous Alcampo Hypermarket, lots of excellent clothes shops for men, women and children …
Lifestyle Marbella Things To Do
What is life like in Los Flamingos?

What is life like in Los Flamingos?

Just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Estepona’s New Golden Mile is the tranquil haven of Los Flamingos. Set in a stunning valley, with wonderful golf courses and beautiful countryside on your doorstep, this is a luxury location, with lots to offer the discerning buyer. There are nine developments in the Los Flamingos valley, three golf courses and the 5* Villa Padierna Hotel and Spa. The views are second to none, the estate is gated and secure …
Areas Property
Support for Scandinavian Buyers in Marbella

Support for Scandinavian Buyers in Marbella

Due to demand for quality properties from the Scandinavian market, we have brought in a Swedish team, able to speak Swedish, Norwegian and Danish. We have also created a dedicated website www.marbellafastigheter.com in Swedish, to make buying a property really easy for our Scandinavian buyers in Marbella. Our Swedish property experts are Sofia Knutsson and Sofie Eriksson. Sofia was born and bred in Stockholm, before relocating to the US when she was twelve. After returning to Sweden to complete her …
Investment News
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 …
Holiday Info Summer
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 …
Holiday Info Life in Spain