We’re biased, of course, but we would have to say that Marbella is one of the best places in the world for families to live. Not only is the climate of 300-plus days a year perfect for healthy, outdoor living, but it also benefits from a modern infrastructure, great healthcare system, as well as the fact that the Spanish way of life is truly welcoming towards families with children. Still need convincing? Follow the article below to find out why Marbella is best for families:
Number one priority for families with children – where do I send the children to school? The first decision to make is – do you want your children to go to a Spanish school or an international (private) school? There are many good Spanish schools, from primary to secondary, private and state, and this is a great way for your children to learn the language and integrate with the Spanish community. International schools range from English curriculum to Swedish, German, French and bi-lingual Spanish/ English. One of the best areas for schooling is Aloha in Nueva Andalucía, where there is the ‘Schools triangle’ that consists of the respected Aloha College private school, a Spanish secondary school and Les Roches, a world-renowned hospitality college, all within a small distance of each other.
Sports and clubs
It’s important for youngsters to find a sport or activity they enjoy and thanks to the sunny temperatures, most outdoor sports can be played all year round. The Golf Valley of Nueva Andalucía is obviously the perfect location if you have golf fans in your family, while the beach of San Pedro Alcantara has an increasingly popular kids’ volleyball club, with an indoor solution for the winter season. Tennis lovers are well served, with the Manolo Santana Tennis Club, again in Nueva Andalucía, as well as the Puente Romano Tennis Club at the eponymous hotel on the beautiful Golden Mile.
The Real Club Padel is located on the border with Nueva Andalucía, a short distance from Puerto Banús. Their superb facilities obviously offer padel tennis lessons but also various classes for children such as Muay Thai, acrobatics, boxing and wrestling. All within a small vicinity, you will also find dance classes, jujitsu, and boxing classes in the San Pedro and La Campana areas – it seems like whatever your youngsters are passionate about, there is a place for them.
It would be hard to pinpoint one area in particular that is better than another for families with children. The area’s proximity to the beach, frequent scattering of playparks, and trails and walks in the hills and around lakes, make the whole of the Marbella area ideal for young and old.
We have a wide range of property that is great for getting the most out of family life here in Marbella, please get in touch, we’d love to show you around!