Tourism generates more than 10 percent of the European Union’s gross domestic product. Perhaps you’ve contributed to the region’s GDP at some point. And if you’ve contributed to it, maybe you’ve had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful country of Spain.
Have you, though, ever paid a visit to Marbella? If not, you’re missing out on all that this beautiful Spanish city has to offer. You’re also missing out on the chance to discover your new home.
Because once you go, you’ll never want to leave.
But why should you be living in Marbella? What makes it so wonderful that you should just up and move there?
Check out these nine reasons you should make the move to Marbella.
1. The Weather Is Beautiful
We don’t know where you live now, but there’s a good chance that the weather in Marbella is more comfortable than what you’re used to. This city boasts blue skies for much of the year.
And that’s not all.
The average temperature in Marbella is 16 degrees Celsius. The winters aren’t extremely cold, nor are the summers uncomfortably hot.
So if you decide to have a picnic on any given day? The weather will probably be on your side.
2. It’s Culturally Rich…
If you appreciate a wide variety of cultures, Marbella is the place for you. It’s home to many art galleries and landmarks that will feed your need to experience other cultures.
You can visit its famous Ralli Museum to get a look at an esteemed art gallery. Or you can take a trip to its numerous landmarks. These landmarks include a Visigothic church and a Moorish castle.
How’s that for culture?
3. And the Culture Is Family-Oriented
Not only is the city culturally rich, but it’s family-oriented as well. This might come as a surprise to outsiders who view the city as a vacation destination.
Its family-friendliness is rooted in the Spanish people’s emphasis on family. Families eat together daily. Even family members who don’t live with the family return home for large family meals at each week’s end.
The Spanish take family so seriously that unexpected environments are kid-friendly. You could, for example, take your children to a bar in Marbella to enjoy a meal together. In many other countries, locals would frown upon this behavior.
That said, if you have children, you might want to add Marbella to the list of places you’re considering moving.
4. Marbella is Close to Other Major Cities and Towns
You’ll never run out of places to go or things to do in Marbella, Spain. And when you get tired of visiting the local attractions, you can always take a trip to the nearby towns and cities.
If you’re looking to take a day trip, you have several options. You can visit the mountainous region which is home to the village of Casares. You can also visit the myriad country towns in the area.
Day trips, however, aren’t your only option.
Marbella is conveniently close to other major European cities. Flights to cities such as London and Berlin are less expensive when flying out of Marbella versus flying out of more distant cities.
Those of you who don’t want to fly can take local shuttle buses and trains. They’re much less expensive, and they allow you to take scenic route.
5. The Food Is Delicious
Who among us could stand to live in a city that doesn’t have amazing food? Fortunately, the residents of Marbella don’t have this problem. The food is simply delicious.
There’s a huge emphasis on Spanish cuisine in the city, but you can find other types of cuisines there as well. Not only can you enjoy delicious foods, but you can do so on the beach or surrounded by the city’s elegant architecture.
Anyone who’s curious about the type of cuisine the city has to offer should check out this list of the nine best restaurants in Marbella. You’ll find that the city has something for everyone to chow down on.
6. The Shopping Scene Has a Lot to Offer
Could all of the shopping addicts here please raise their hands? Now that we’ve identified you, we’ve got some good news for you:
Marbella is a paradise for people who love shopping. You can shop at the city’s high-end boutiques or venture downtown to check out some smaller shops.
Regardless of where you choose to shop, we’re sure that your shopping haul will be impressive.
7. It’s Safe
Nice weather, delicious food, and an impressive shopping scene make for a nice destination. But the most important question you should be asking is:
Is the city safe?
As it turns out, Marbella is more than safe. The city’s unemployment rate is low, as are crime levels.
Further still, it’s a hot destination for the rich and famous. Several wealthy people call Marbella home, and celebrities frequently pay the city a visit.
And here’s a note for those of you with children:
Even children are generally safe later in the day. You can catch many families out and about at night. And because of the long daylight hours, you’ll also see children playing outside late in the day.
8. You Can Spend Your Days on the Beach
Marbella is a coastal town at its core. It boasts several beaches, a few of which are considered some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain.
So if you move to Marbella? You get to spend countless hours on these beaches and lounge in the sun all day.
And there’s a lot of sun to soak up. The city enjoys long daylight hours, so almost every day could be a beach day.
9. Living in Marbella Is More Affordable Than Living in Other Major Cities
Geneva. Copenhagen. London.
As of June 2018, those cities were among the most expensive cities for expats to live.
Fortunately, Marbella didn’t make the list. The cost of living in Marbella is astounding low when compared to those of other major cities in the UK.
Furthermore, you can get more for less in Marbella. The houses are built to such high specs that you’d feel as if you were getting them at a steal if you purchased a few.
Thinking of Moving to Marbella, Spain?
So are you thinking of moving to Marbella? Given all of the information we’ve listed, we’d find it hard to believe that you’re not considering living in Marbella.
Having said that, if you think you’re ready to make the move, get in touch with us. We know everything there is to know about buying property in southern Spain.