Marbella and nearby Puerto Banús are important tourist resorts on the Costa del Sol. The city is especially popular with tourists from Northern Europe (including the UK, Ireland and Germany), Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E. and the U.S. Marbella is particularly noted for the presence of celebrities and wealthy people; it is also a major destination for luxury cruise ships and mega yachts which dock in its harbor. Marbella is popular with golfers and boaters, and there are many private estates and luxury hotels in the vicinity.
Marbella has not been immune to the Global economic downturn - properties are greatly reduced in price and now is the perfect time to buy Marbella property with price reductions in excess of 50%. However, the market is stable and prices in certain areas are now recovering, thus offering investors an opportunity to buy Marbella property at prices last seen in the early 1990´s. Marbella still holds its kudos as one of the favorite locations for the rich and famous, outside of the French Riviera.
Many people don't realise that Marbella is actually also a very Spanish town. The back streets of the "old town"are beautiful. Featuring tiny pretty little cobbled lanes, leading to the central "Orange Square", with old bougainvillea plants trailing off their walls, little boutiques and some excellent authentic restaurants, tapas bars, street cafes and funky late bars.
The lower part of Marbella is where you find arguably one of the most beautiful promenades on the Costa Del Sol, lined with classy restaurants, as well as the small harbor which vibrant and expanding with a range of new places to eat and drink.
Entertainment includes the amphitheatre at Constitution Park which is frequently used for concerts and plays, as is the Puente Romano on the Golden Mile. Just about every sporting activity is catered for in Marbella including world class tennis, sailing and golf.
One of the largest shopping centre's on the coast is located just up behind Marbella – La Cañada, where all the high street chains can be found, such as Zara, Mango, H&M and Marks & Spencers.
Known globally, Marbella is a buzzing town, with a local feel, and is great for anyone wanting somewhere where history rubs shoulders with modern life. Metta Estates have many apartments, villas and houses for both rent and for sale in the town of Marbella as well its surroundings.
Distances from the Airport:
Malaga: 40 min
Gibraltar: 40 min
English International College (The), John Hoffman German School, Peter Pan Nursery Schools, Saint George's School, St Javier's International School, Swans International School, Wendy Kindergarten Marbella
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