There was a time when a luxurious villa in Marbella featured a swimming pool, multi-car garage and maybe a grand study, library and/or games room with bar and snooker table, but modern homes have come a long from way since then, and now feature luxuries that were once restricted to opulent resorts.
Within the long list of compelling reasons to live on the Costa del Sol are the innumerable beautiful locations that you can choose from to make your home. Some of the best neighbourhoods in this part of southern Spain are to be found inland within the rural countryside of the region, but still just a short drive from the bustle and life of the nearby coastal resorts and Marbella in particular.
Spain continues its reign as the healthiest country in the world with the news this week that the nation claimed top spot on the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, beating Italy and Iceland into second and third place respectivley.
Estepona has always been a charming traditional Spanish town and one of the best locations to buy a home on the Costa del Sol. The town, often less well known than neighbouring Marbella, has as much to offer in terms of beauty and facilities, and recent regeneration projects have enhanced the great lifestyle that exists here.
Of all the places to settle on the Costa del Sol, why do many people continue to choose Marbella as their home of choice?
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.