Among those who live and visit here regularly, the area on the east side of Marbella is known for having the best beaches not just in greater Marbella, but pretty much the entire Costa del Sol. It’s also a region known for its space, mountain and sea views, excellent amenities and attractive residential areas.
Though sometimes overshadowed by the Golden Mile, Puerto Banús and Nueva Andalucía – which are closer to the heart of Marbella – the eastern part has much to offer and thanks to its beautiful setting was among the first areas on the coast to be sought out. For this reason there are some well-established residential sections, including those fronting gorgeous expanses of sandy beach.
One of these is Marbesa, a peaceful, secluded suburb situated roughly midway between Marbella town and Calahonda, which forms the boundary with the municipality of Mijas. It’s a convenient location right upon sandy beaches that offer wonderful views across the bay to Marbella, but also within easy reach of shops, restaurants, chiringuito beach bars, golf courses and sports facilities.
The English International College is less than ten minutes away, with the charming little marina of Cabopino even closer by. For all this, Marbesa is peaceful and private, with little passing traffic, and as such its leafy residential streets flanked by villas lead down to a coastal stretch that is also calm and attractive.
The properties for sale in Marbesa include above all private villas set upon spacious gardens, with a small selection of apartments close to the beach also available. Some have already been modernised to feature the latest styles and amenities, but the area continues to also offer scope for investors and home improvers to find an older property to renovate and modernise.
Very much like its neighbouring suburb Marbesa, Carib Playa is a smaller, even more intimate residential area that offers wonderful sea views and beach access close to renowned fish restaurants and chiringuito beach bars. The zone is marked for its quality of life, and like Marbesa offers a choice of established and renovated villas, as well as a good selection of apartments and townhouses.
Long since discovered by early homebuyers and residents in Marbella, this part of the coast has become an enduring classic and is now seeing its excellent potential realised through the renovation and modernising of spacious properties full of character that occupy one of the most privileged locations on the Costa del Sol.
Contact Marbella Hills Homes if you would like to know more about the properties for sale in Carib Playa and Marbesa, Marbella.