With so much attention on Marbella and its immediate surroundings, one can sometimes forget that there are some excellent alternatives on either side of this glamorous resort town. Estepona is a prime example right now, an upcoming town with an inspirational mayor, José María García Urbano, who has invested in renovating the charming historic town centre, upgrading infrastructure, introducing public art, inaugurating parks and green zones, as well as new sports facilities, attractions and a brand new hospital for the area.
In an article published in the famed British newspaper, the Financial Times, Málaga was distinguished as a ‘first class’ tourist destination, placing it among the international elite of global travel spots. Particularly appreciated and highlighted was the transformation the historic city has undergone in the past 15 years, as it evolved from a somewhat forgotten Mediterranean port city to a true cultural gem full of parks, historic buildings, architecture, medieval fortresses, Roman ruins and also beaches, excellent cuisine, shopping and museums of international standing.
Like many parts of the world, the Costa del Sol has lived through its fair share of booms, crisis and recessions. Most were of a purely economic nature, but the latest Covid-19 experience is something altogether different—so what will its impact on the Marbella property market be?
Within Marbella, and much of the Mediterranean region, the Golden Mile represents the ultimate address and lifestyle. An embodiment of glamour and luxury, this 6.5 kilometre-long avenue flanked by palm trees, parks, luxurious resort hotels and private gardens is the place to own a property in Marbella, and as a result the place where you will find the finest Marbella property and luxury amenities.
People have always loved spacious properties with lush gardens in beautiful locations, but in recent times it has become an increasingly important factor when searching for the ideal residence or second home in Marbella.
It is known to tennis fans that world number one Novak Djokovic owns a property in Marbella and loves to make it his personal training base, spending long recovery periods in its lovely climate and environs, and also training at the exclusive Puente Romano tennis club. However, the fact that he also chose Marbella to spend the lockdown period is another indication of the fondness the tennis star has for our town, whose connection with the sport goes all the way back to Manolo Santana, John McEnroe and the legendary Bjorn Borg, to name but a few.