Marbella is known as a glamorous resort town and is one of the favourite location for the wealthy and famous, boosted by foreign residents who are seduced by the lifestyle. The area enjoys 320 days of sunlight during the year, and an average temperature of 19°C. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, between Málaga and the Strait of Gibraltar, in the foothills of the Sierra Blanca, the municipality covers an area of 117 square kilometres (45 sq mi) crossed by highways on the coast, which are its main entrances.

In 2018 the population of the city was 141,463 inhabitants, making it the second most populous municipality in the province of Málaga and the eighth in Andalusia. It is one of the most important tourist cities of the Costa del Sol and throughout most of the year is an international tourist attraction, due mainly to its climate and tourist infrastructure.
San Pedro
This rapidly expanding community at the western edge of Marbella, benefits from its wide range of stores, craftsmen and services. While just 2 km from Puerto Banús and 10 km from Marbella, San Pedro is a tourist attraction in its own right thanks to its wide variety of boutiques, shops, art galleries, restaurants and bars.

If you like the sound of the traditional vibe at this family-friendly town, you might be interested in looking at property in San Pedro. On the market are apartments, townhouses and villas in the different areas of the town.

New construction is currently taking place – perfect for a home with all amenities on the doorstep – and nearer the beach. Jade Beach is a particularly sought-after complex within a short walk to the seafront. Villa properties are also available, often on large plots.
Puerto Banús
Why buying a property in Marbella Puerto Banus is a guaranteed investment? As one of the most popular places to visit in Marbella, Puerto Banús needs no introduction.

Home to an attractive marina where some of the world’s largest private yachts and boats are moored, a long list of luxury boutiques – all the main designer and haute couture names have stores in Puerto Banús – plus lots of marina-front restaurants and bars, this is a place to see and be seen.

Celebrity spotting comes into its own in high season when it’s easy to see plenty of famous faces wining and dining at Puerto Banús. This is also one of the best places for nightclubs and pubs in Marbella. Several of the best beach clubs on the Costa del Sol are in Puerto Banús including Ocean Club, Funky Buddha and La Sala by the Sea. All offer night time clubbing as well as day time activities.
Nueva Andalucía
Nueva Andalucía is situated to the west of Marbella and north of Puerto Banús. Property in Nueva Andalucia is an excellent choice to enjoy front-line golf living. Many homes here also boast exceptional mountain and/or sea views.

Nueva Andalucía has excellent amenities including a small shopping centre at Centro Plaza (next to the bull ring) that hosts one of the most popular markets on the Costa del Sol on Saturdays. Aloha College, one of the largest international schools in Marbella, is here.

Sporting facilities are excellent – Golf Valley includes five golf courses in and near Nueva Andalucía, some of which such as La Quinta and Las Brisas rank among the best on the Costa del Sol. The renowned Manolo Santana Tennis Academy is located here too.
The Golden Mile
To the west of the Piruli tower and the Corte Inglés store you will find some of the most exclusive Marbella properties for sale. The area is known as the Golden Mile for its succession of mansions and palace-like residences. Two of the most renowned hotels in Marbella – Marbella Club and Puente Romano, both 5-star GL and part of the Leading Hotels of the World – are also here. Triple Michelin-starred chef Dani García runs three restaurants on the Marbella Golden Mile – Restaurante Dani García BIBO and Lobito del Mar.

Also to the west of Marbella centre are the exclusive developments of Sierra Blanca, renowned for its stunning Mediterranean and mountain views, La Virginia, home to some of the loveliest townhouse properties in Marbella and the Buchinger fasting clinic.

Numerous celebrities and royalty have homes in this area including the Saudi Royal Family (whose design is modelled on the White House), Baroness Thyssen, Simon Cowell and Lord Alan Sugar as well as several football personalities.
Town Centre
The centre of Marbella includes the Historic Old Town with its Moorish castle, maze of narrow streets and alleyways, and several lovely churches.

The central Alameda park connects the Old Town with the seafront promenade via the Avenida del Mar lined with lots of Dali sculptures. The seafront promenade – one of the most popular places in Marbella – runs from the Bajadilla marina in the east all the way to San Pedro in the west, around 15km in total.

The west of Marbella consists of attractive tree-lined boulevards flanked by some of the best properties in Marbella Centre. Amenities are excellent with a wide range of shops, sports facilities, health clinics, banks and restaurants.
East Marbella
Marbella East is home to popular developments such as Cabo Pino (an attractive marina), Las Chapas, Elviria, El Rosario, Los Monteros and Río Real.

All properties in Marbella East are well-established with easy connections to Marbella centre and good amenities such as shops, banks and a wide choice of restaurants.

The world-famous beach club Nikki Beach is here plus the 5-star Hotel Don Carlos and Hotel Los Monteros. Several of the best golf courses in Marbella are located in this area including Marbella Golf and Country Club, and Santa Clara Golf.