Have you had enough of Christmas at home? Wet days and grey skies as you trudge around the shops are just the preludes. Christmas itself has become so commercialised, and you know it’ll be days on end of relatives, the central heating on high, and endless repeats on TV. Keeping the peace – and goodwill – with all men is far easier with a quick flight and a short break to Spain. ‘Tis the season to be jolly, in Marbella.


A good investment, in any season

Thinking of a second home, or an addition to your property portfolio for just such escapes? Then you’ll fare no better with a browse of properties in the Marbella area. Snap up not only a desirable address but a slice of a better life under the Andalusian sunshine – a bolt hole for just such holidays as Christmas, which is fast approaching. Rent it out during the summer months as a source fo second income, and enjoy off-season breaks with the whole family, or as your own private escape. Property in Spain is an investment, after all, and a safer bet for your cash than a bank account.

Pack layers, pack lightly

Landing at Málaga next month might mean you will have packed a few warmer layers than the bikini of high season, but it’s still mild and pleasant during the daytime. T-shirt weather then for days, and extra layers for nighttime, as the evenings turn a bit chilly once the sun has dipped over the Mediterranean. Spain has experienced a distinct lack of rainfall this year, so it’s unlikely you will require your umbrella.

Feeling festive

The Christmas lights have been switched on in Málaga, so leave the comfort of your Marbella home and explore the city centre for an evening. The light display is truly spectacular, it seems to get better every year. There’s an old-fashioned Christmas feel about Malaga, and you can enjoy the nightlife and stroll through the pedestrianised streets munching on some warm chestnuts from one of the street vendors, or explore some of the popular night venues before heading home again.

Eating out

December is a great time to try out the many places to eat in Marbella, minus the hordes of the high season. There’s a new kid on the block too, Funky Tapas Gastro bar is about to have its grand re-opening, find it on Calle Las Violetas, Nueva Andalucia, Marbella. That’s on Friday, 1st December, from 21:00, and everyone who comes is invited to free glass of bubbly on the door. They are planning an evening of canapés, live entertainment and much more, and it promises to be a fun evening for all.

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