Marbella – the pearl of the Costa del Sol

Considered by many to be the jewel of the Costa del Sol, Marbella is undoubtedly one of Spain’s most popular cities. Its privileged location at the foot of the Sierra Blanca on the coast offers the perfect climate and stunning scenery. Not only is it known for its excellent climate and beaches, but it also offers a wide range of services and attractions, such as the dunes of Cabopino or the port of Puerto Banus. Quality golf courses, sports clubs and other quality activities justify Marbella’s reputation. There is a wide choice of restaurants for gourmets, and the shopping centres of La Cañada and El Corte Inglés for the shopping enthusiast. One of the oldest hotels, the Marbella Club Hotel, and one of the newest wellness hotels, the Amare Beach Hotel Marbella, are also fully booked all year round. After the end of the Covid-19 epidemic, many people chose Marbella as their new home, thanks to the city’s good amenities and technological development. A wide choice of international schools also helps families with children to find a new home here.

The foregoing confirms that Marbella is the most expensive coastal town on the Costa del Sol, both in terms of property prices and everyday living. It is very difficult to find a villa for less than €1,000,000 and of course the luxury category starts at much higher prices. A cultivated apartment can be had for around €500,000, with beachfront apartments costing up to double that.

Cabopino is located east of Marbella, the first district above Mijas, with one half belonging to Mijas and the other half to Marbella. Cabopino has wide, clean beaches with natural sand dunes. The harbour is quite small but very popular and full of lively bars and restaurants, making it a popular tourist destination, especially for families. Cabopino is also popular with golfers who enjoy the surrounding golf courses. Cabopino is an ideal place to have a holiday home. There are a number of new build properties close to the beach and the main coastal road, and these affordable, good quality homes have attracted a number of British, Irish and other northern European residents as second homes, giving Cabopino a high proportion of foreign-born residents.

The square is pretty but small, with only a few small shops and boutiques. For everything else you have to travel to Marbella, but only a few kilometres.