Of all the places to settle on the Costa del Sol, why do many people continue to choose Marbella as their home of choice?
Most people come to Spain for the weather, and none more so than in the holiday haven of Marbella, with its approximately 320 days of sunshine per year and average year-round temperatures rarely dipping below 16°C. This brings on the added advantage of being in a permanent holiday mood as you spend your time outdoors soaking up the sunshine.
2. Cost of living
While Marbella might not be the most cost-effective destination in Spain, it offers facilities that are second to none, often at prices that are still far lower than in most major European destinations. Eating out is relatively economical in Marbella, and there’s nothing quite like enjoying tapas and good Spanish wine while dining al fresco for a fraction of the price ‘back home’. Equally, property prices are generally lower than in other European countries, so you can look forward to getting plenty for your money, even in classy Marbella.
3. Food and drink
A major motivation for many moving to Spain, food and drink is so integral to Spanish culture. Marbella is dotted with excellent international and national eateries, from beachside chiringuitos serving fresh fish and other traditional dishes to finer cuisine in five-star restaurants and hotels.
The Spaniards are rightfully proud of their national specialties; there’s nothing that quite compares with their fine wines, olive oils, bellota (acorn-fed) hams, cochonillo (suckling pig on a spit), chuleton (beef steak) and fried fish.
Family-orientated values, generosity and warm welcomes are characteristic of Spanish people. They just love socialising and a recent survey showed that the province of Málaga, of which Marbella forms part, contains the world’s happiest people. Relocating to a place where the people are happy, out-going and tolerant certainly ticks the boxes for many looking to move to Spain! You will also find fun at Marbella’s numerous festivals, fairs and fiestas del pueblo (town celebrations) that take place in open-air spaces, along with street processions on Saints’ Day festivities… the list goes on.
Contact our team at Marbella Hills Homes for information about Marbella lifestyle, as well as of course the best residential areas and properties available here.