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THE MARBELLA PROPERTY EXPERTS

Property for sale in Marbella

Property for sale in Marbella

Property for Sale in Marbella

Marbella has always been one of the property investment hotspots for people all over Europe and even further afield. Whereas Puerto Banus has the association of attracting a more flashy and lively crowd, Marbella has more of a cool, cosmopolitan and sophisticated appeal.

Not only that it has retained it’s Spanish identity which can be seen with a trip to the old town, with its pretty tiny streets that are bristling with cafes , restaurants and flamenco bars.

Although some of Marbella can be difficult to navigate they coast promenade offers a great opportunity to stroll down, grab some quality food and drink and soak up the atmosphere. This is a great place to chill out and watch the world go by.

You are never short of something to do in Marbella especially in the some with regular exhibitions and concerts at the starlite venue that is attracting bigger stars to perform here year after year.

From a property perspective one of the most famous areas in Marbella is the golden mile. This stretch of coast is four miles (6.4 km) and is home to some of the most spectacular and expensive real estate in Europe hence the name it was given.

Marbella has a lot to offer with good beaches, stunning scenery, a buzzing social scene and of course the famous Costa Del Sol weather. When you take all this in a see all the new and exciting plans for the town it is easy to see why Marbella is becoming a firm favorite for property investment. Prices did dip and stall due to the recession but now they are starting to move up again so is great time to invest.

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Property Marbella Popular Areas:

Aloha | Las Brisas | La Campana | Los Almendros | Nagüeles | Sierra Blanca | La Quinta | The Golden Mile

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Best evening venues in Málaga

Owning a property in Nueva Andalucia or another location on the Costa del Sol means easy access to the bright lights of Málaga city. Once you have done all the sightseeing your feet can manage, it’s time to take the weight off. It’s all very well walking around the centre of Málaga (it is so walkable, after all) but by the time that evening rolls around you will want somewhere to send a little downtime. A day shopping, wandering around the galleries, or just soaking up the atmosphere of this vibrant city requires a few glasses of wine and relaxation. Before or after dinner, choose one of these best evening venues in Málaga, in which to do just that.

Antigua Casa de Guardia

Where is it? On the corner of Alameda Principal, No 18.

What’s the vibe? Historical, relaxed, interesting.

The oldest bar in Malaga is definitely worth seeing if only to pore over the photos on the walls, of past visitors. Famous faces and celebrities, including royalty, are all there to see. See if you can spot a young Picasso. The sherry is a must-try, with barrels lined up against the wall. Just choose and point, and a short glass will be filled to the brim, and the price chalked up on the wooden bar top counter. There’s a fridge full of fresh seafood if you fancy a bite to eat, although most local people just come in here to chat and have a pre-dinner drink.

Bodega Bar El Pimpi

Where is it? Calle Granada 62, Jardines Alcazabilla.

What’s the vibe? Busy, vibrant, crowded.

An old Malaga mansion house is home to Bar El Pimpi, a bodega bar and restaurant. It’s also one of the city centre’s most used meeting places and makes a fine pit stop for the start of a night out. Visit on one of the special flamenco fusion nights, go for lunch, or just sit at the bar – if you can find a space – and soak up the busy atmosphere as well as a glass or two of Málaga wine. Choose from the main menu, the cocktail menu, or the seasonal set menu for light bites and hearty dinners. Their Christmas set menu is delicious!

El Cantor de Jazz

Where is it? Calle Lazcano, 7.

What’s the vibe? Cool, Jazz, American style.

Jazz up your stay in Malaga with a night full of the smooth sounds of jazz. It’s generally full of students, tourists, professionals, and couples all enjoying a night out with decent cocktails and good music. It’s pretty laid back, and the prices are more than reasonable.

 

Sala Opium

Where is it? Calle Santa Lucia, No 12.

Opium, Calle Santa Lucia 12, Málaga, Spain, Telephone: +34 670 09 87 49

What’s the vibe? Cool, Moroccan, relaxing.

Overstuffed sofas and Moroccan cushions to lean right back on, dimmed lights, and cool music. Sala Opium is the place for a quiet, relaxing night out, in good company. Be entranced by the belly dancers, the livelier themed nights that regularly run, and the laid-back atmosphere. Try the shisha pipes with their different fruity flavours.

3 winter-warming Spanish stews

Do you tend to stick to what you know and love on the menu when you eat out? Or do you choose something different each time? Holidays are the perfect opportunity to experiment with new tastes, and Spanish gastronomy is well worth being brave about. Now that the temperatures have dropped a little, we’re thinking of cooking up a storm, with the best of winter-warming Spanish stews. Recreate some of them yourself at home, and try a taste of Spain.

Fabada Asturiana

There’s really nothing better than a good, traditional stew, and you don’t have to go all the way to Asturias to enjoy a Fabada Asturiana. A staple winter dish on many menus, it’ll stick to your ribs and is perfect with a robust red wine. White beans, Chorizo sausage, Morcilla – like black pudding – and pork belly are all cooked long and slowly to create this hearty winter dish. Perfect after a long walk, or a day on the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada in Andalusia.

Recipe for Fabada Asturiana

Rabo de Toro

Essentially, stewed bull’s tail. If the idea doesn’t appeal to you, then just try it, because you’ll be pleasantly surprised. If you have a slow cooker it’s an ideal way to cook this traditional dish, simmered with bay leaves, red wine, garlic, and tomato. It’s melt in the mouth delicious, with the meat beautifully tender, and the sauce rich and sticky. It also requires a robust Spanish wine to counteract the richness of the dish.

Recipe for Rabo de Toro.

Olla Podrida

Nourishing chickpeas – that staple of any Spanish granny’s larder – pork, flavour and long slow cooking conjure up Olla Podrida. Hailing from Burgos, the dish is an ancient one, and the name comes from the vessel used to cook it. It would have originally been cooked over the embers of an open fire and is high in calories and energy. These days, you’d be more likely to cook it in the slow cooker. A delicious dish to set you up for a long day exploring the Spanish countryside, or perhaps even a day searching for that perfect Spanish property.

Recipe for Olla Podrida.

Christmas lights and seasonal shopping in Málaga

Hot on the heels of Hallowe’en come the Christmas cards and gifts, filling the high street with cheer and goodwill. How about shopping with a difference, doing your festive and seasonal shopping in Spain? You’ll be guaranteed to be able to buy things you won’t find at home, and it’s far more fun. Add to that a quick shot of nicer weather, and a rejuvenating short break combined with your Christmas shopping. Come to Málaga anytime from tonight, and there’ll be a little extra glitz and glitter thrown in.

Good tidings

The Christmas lights are switched on from 24th November in Málaga, they’re always spectacularly good, and well worth a visit to see them. The best place is Calle Larios, which is also the best shopping area.  Besides Christmas gifts with a difference, you can use your shopping opportunity to pick up a party dress or two to see you through the festive season and new year celebrations ahead. A little black dress that nobody else will be wearing. Besides the usual big high street names, Málaga has some lovely individual boutiques and smaller shops. What about a little bit of local art as a personal gift? Then, of course, there’s wonderful Spanish food and drink. Someone you know will surely highly appreciate a fine Málaga wine, some sherry, or perhaps a special Spanish Jamón. One thing is for sure, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Market days

Take a stroll through the Christmas market too. It’s located from the park that runs through to the Plaza de la  Marina, and you’ll find Christmas figurines, arts, crafts, and special Christmas gifts, perhaps a unique Christmas tree decoration.  Stroll around the foot of the Alcazaba, in and around the Plaza de la Merced or around the aforementioned Calle Larios for the best of the Christmas magic, festive lights and seasonal shopping in Málaga. Visit the cathedral and the town hall for the chance to see the Christmas cribs and nativity scenes, and remember there’s plenty of time, the lights will not be switched off until Three Kings, on January 6th, 2018.

Perhaps you’ll like it so much that you ‘ll decide to make it a permanent move, so take time to look at some hot Spanish property too, we’d be glad to show you around. Contact us today!

 

Going shopping in Marbella

We all know that Marbella and glamorous Puerto Banus are a target destination for the well-heeled and wealthy. Attracting celebrity visitors and upmarket holidaymakers dictate that a resort must have amenities to suit that affluent lifestyle. It doesn’t stop at parking your yacht. Upscale nightclubs, luxury beach clubs, and high-end dining are just part of the package. Once the rich and famous get bored of topping up their golden tans, they go shopping. Let’s do some window shopping, and browse what is available, to help when you go shopping in Marbella and Puerto Banus.

All you will ever need

There is a sizeable collection of shops to choose from when you go shopping in Marbella. From out of town shopping malls, to designer boutiques, individual artisan stores, gourmet food shopping, and big designer names. All you need is your credit card and an indulgent bank manager.

shopping in Marbella

Clothing and accessories

For clothes and accessories, for women, men, and kids take a stroll into Elite in Perto Banús. Find Balmain, Lanvin, Dior, Gucci, Fendi and Versace to rifle through, as well as seasonal collections. They have been dressing Marbella’s Elite since 1987. Currently, they are showing ‘Fall Layers’, autumnal colours and cosy clothes – probably best for back at home in the chillier temperatures!

Where is it? Elite, Conjunto Benabolá, 8, 29660 Puerto Banús, Marbella, Málaga

All that glistens

Well, diamonds are a girl’s best friend. If you have it, then flaunt it. A real celebrity lifestyle is never complete until you have a diamond or two to show for it. Visit Janna Jewellery in Marbella. Diamonds, gold, silver and platinum to choose from, as well as all the big name brands in watches. Need a new Rolex Deep Sea Oyster? Of course, you do.

Where is it? Janna Jewellery international Diamonds, Av. Ramón y Cajal, 17, 29601 Marbella, Málaga

Motoring along

Where will you put all this shopping? You’ll need a roomy boot and a decent car for all of it. A luxury car rental might be just the ticket. 365 Luxury Car Hire should be your next stop, for all the right brands. They carry BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Maserati, Landrover, Jeep, Hummer, Mclaren, Rolls Royce, and Bentley. 365 Luxury Car Hire

After all that wonderful shopping will need a lie-down. So remember to also choose the right Marbella property, we’d be more than happy to help you with that.

Retire to Benahavis, in Málaga, Andalusia

For those reaching their golden years, when the kids are grown up with lives of their own, how to spend retirement is a hot topic of discussion. Winters can seem long and hard, and winter fuel bills are nothing to celebrate. Retirement should be a time for taking it easy. Make it easy on yourself with a move to the warmer climes of sunny southern Spain. Consider Benahavis, in Málaga, under the rays of some Andalusian sunshine.

retire to Benahavis

Prime location: Retire to Benahavis

There are distinct advantages to retiring and buying property in Spain, and Benahavis is perfect on so many levels. Whether you’re a couple looking for a new lease of life, or a single person, you’ll find a ready-made social life and a sunshine filled third age waiting for you in the hills above Marbella, in the fresh clean air of Benahavis.

Benahavis apartments

Benahavis townhouses

Benahavis villas

Weather and exercise

Warmer winters are one of the top reasons to move to Spain, especially as you get older and perhaps arthritis sets in. Bones seem less dry in the sunshine, and away from the damp of the UK and northern Europe. Better winter weather makes it easier to enjoy the outdoor life, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy gentle sports such as paddle tennis, and of course golf. Although, even just a morning spent on a brisk walk is better than sitting in front of the TV. Travel down to the gourmet market at Marbella, and select the freshest ingredients, rediscover your talents for cooking using the local ingredients in a healthy Mediterranean diet. Gastronomy must be mentioned in the same breath as Benahavis, as it’s a destination well-renowned for world-class cooking and top restaurants. Golf, as we mentioned, is one sport to use up all those calories. Try the courses out for size and test your handicap at:

  • Benahavis Hills Country Club
  • Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club
  • El Higueral Golf

Social life in Benahavis and nearby

A pampering spa treatment is excellent for a sense of well-being, administered with regularity even better, and all possible with a new life in Benahavis. Head down into Marbella for more shopping opportunities, a racier nightlife, and more choice of places to eat out. Málaga centre is within a short commuting distance, with a lively vibe and an ever-changing cultural scene. Take the Avanza bus into the bustling city centre for a paseo down at Muelle Uno, the fashionable port area, or to see one of the ever-changing exhibitions at one of the many art galleries.

All of this is possible, with the ultimate retirement dream to Benahavis, we’d be happy to show you some properties on your next visit to Málaga.

 

Best Property Locations in Málaga for Family Life

Ideas and dreams of a new life abroad often start with thoughts of better weather. Bringing up kids in the Spanish sunshine is so much easier. There’s less driving them to clubs and indoor sports, and much more beach and family time. Andalusia is a popular place to start your property search. But, what are the best property locations in Málaga for families? Let’s ‘child road-test’ some possible destinations, and ponder the right questions, for your new life in the sun.

Beach life

The beach will be an important factor in your choice of new home. When it’s such a splendid location as the Costa del Sol, it can be difficult to make your mind up. Such a long stretch of sandy and pebble coastline and the warm Mediterranean sea make it almost too inviting. Imagine having that as standard every day, not just for holidays. So, let’s attempt to help you to pin down a property in the right coastal location, for you and your tribe, from toddlers to teens.

Things to check out

There will be factors which you should take into consideration. these might be:

Cost and your individual budget – talk to a reputable agent who will show you a selection of property within your price range.

Schools – do you intend to send your children to a Spanish state school, or an International school? Where are the closest primary and secondary schools? What are they like on student satisfaction? Check out local Facebook groups and expat forums for local advice.

Local activities and sports – what’s there to do nearby? Will the local amenities suit your kids? Again, ask around and search the internet using the local ayuntamiento or Town Hall site.

Transport – will you be using public transport? How easy is it to get around, also bear in mind trips to and from the airport?

Medical centres and family doctors – perhaps you or your child require regular medical checks for a pre-existing condition. You may need to be within close proximity of a hospital or health centre.

House, penthouse, apartment, or villa? Is a garden important? What about an urbanization? After all, many of them have 24-hour security for peace of mind, and community pools where your kids will make friends.

Prime family locations, and reasons why

Estepona – Safe and traditional, Estepona has managed to retain its charm, and still feels like a Spanish town, despite the rise in its popularity. Families with younger children will love the quieter streets and lovely beach. Check out the International School Estepona for primary education.

Property in Estepona

Marbella – fashionable, chic and bustling, teenagers who are into fashion and celeb-spotting will want to head straight for Marbella. A busy social life is promised, and older kids who love sailing and water-sports will enjoy Puerto Banús and the famous marina. Calpe School in Marbella teaches the British and Spanish National Curriculum for boys and girls from two to ten years old.

Property in Marbella

Property in Puerto Banús

Mijas Costa – More than twelve km of coastline is the primary reason why Mijas Costa is so popular. there’s a huge choice of property to suit every budget, and you’ll find it more economical than Marbella. There are plenty of kid’s clubs in-season, and  – the restaurants are down to earth and of course, child-friendly. This is Spain, after all!

Property in Mijas Costa