Marbella, the most exclusive location for Buying Property on the Costa Del Sol

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The Costa del Sol is renowned throughout the world as one of the most sought-after areas to own property, and the reasons are abundantly clear to those who have spent time in this popular and unique destination.

With an incomparable year-round climate, a classic Mediterranean lifestyle and a diverse and vast array of world-class amenities available, it’s no surprise that many people put it right at the top of their property wish list.

However, here lies one of the key decisions: choosing which area to invest in.

Each town throughout the Costa del Sol has its own distinctive charm and attractions. From Málaga, the capital city and a hub of European culture, through such traditional tourist hotspots as Benalmádena, Fuengiriola, Mijas and Estepona, all the way west to beautiful Sotogrande… the options are wonderfully varied.

So, the ideal choice of area for you specifically, meeting your personal requirements and fulfilling your individual preferences, will really depend on what exactly it is you are seeking and our experienced team is here to advise you.

If it’s a touch of luxury and glamour, in a modern, medium-sized city with all conceivable services and amenities virtually on your doorstep, there is one other destination not mentioned above that will tick all your boxes: Marbella.

We can help wherever you decide to look for a new property, but Marbella is the star showpiece for those wanting to enjoy an upmarket lifestyle in one of Europe’s premier beach and leisure resorts.

With its own microclimate and an abundance of luxury hotels, restaurants, art galleries, golf courses and beach clubs, Marbella is the ideal place to buy a home if you’re looking for a bustling nightlife while also retaining a family-friendly feel.

Top Residential Enclaves

Marbella municipality extends east to the border with Mijas and west to Estepona and the picturesque mountain village of Benahávis. Well-appointed and secure urbanisations are dotted along the coast, as well as inland all the way up to the visually spectacular heights of Marbella.

On the eastern outskirts of Marbella city, near the Costa del Sol International Hospital, is Río Real, one of the Coast’s historic havens of discreet residential luxury.

To the west, leading out of the city, is the famous “Golden Mile”, embracing exceptional apartment complexes on the beachside and sumptuous palatial mansions in exclusive urbanisations.

Further along is the beating heart of the Costa del Sol’s nightlife, Puerto Banús, once home to the late Sean Connery and other international celebrities and now a luxurious marina with superyachts, chic boutiques, beach clubs and gourmet restaurants, where you can still rub shoulders with the rich and famous.

Just inland, mostly within walking distance of Puerto Banús, is Nueva Andalucía, a stunning macro-urbanisation of cutting-edge villas and low-density apartment and townhouse complexes, ideal for those seeking a little more tranquillity and privacy but still close to the action and key infrastructures.

Further west, San Pedro de Alcántara has grown from a modest farming and fishing village into a popular home away from home for international residents, with excellent property options.

And finally, Guadalmina, a residential area where many established Spanish businesses, politicians, sports personalities have traditionally settled away from the public gaze, and which in recent years has also been discovered by a more international clientele.

Golf and Cuisine…

Marbella has more golf courses than any other municipality in Spain, including venerable clubs that have hosted the World Cup and numerous European Tour events over the years.

For foodies, Marbella is a veritable paradise, ranging from cool and casual chiringuitos (beach restaurants) to Michelin-starred establishments.

Key Points:

  • Tourism Capital of the Costa del Sol
  • Perfect for Families, Golfers, Beach Lovers, Art Lovers and Foodies
  • Vibrant Nightlife
  • Rich Cosmopolitan Ambience
  • Convenient Transport Links


While Marbella might be associated with a more luxurious way of life, you don’t necessarily need to be a millionaire or a celebrity to live there.

Affordable apartments are available in some of Marbella’s urban districts, although villas and townhouses in the outlying urbanisations and along the prime coastal areas are in a higher price range. This is still exceptional value compared with other popular luxury resorts around the world… while offering all the delectable pleasures of Mediterranean living.

Final Thoughts…

Here at Promas Estates, we can use our knowledge of the local area to help you fulfil your dream of owning property on the Costa del Sol. So, why not consult the experts? Simply contact us today to begin your Spanish adventure.