We come to the Costa del Sol to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle in the sun, and for the most part this is exactly what we get. However, our winter months can get a tad chilly at times– even occasionally rainy. So, if you’re keen on year-round poolside living, what better way to do so than to recline around your very own indoor pool?
Marbella is sufficiently big to have different areas each with their own setting, property types, price range and characteristics. Different parts of Marbella suit different lifestyles, so if you want to be close to all amenities and nightlife, Puerto Banús is a good place to be. People who like being surrounded by a more authentically Spanish ambience seek homes nearer the downtown area of Marbella, while others enjoy the country club environment of El Madroñal, La Zagaleta, Los Flamingos or La Quinta.
Marbella is known for its summer appeal – long, warm seasons that start in April and run until October; sandy beaches and inviting seas and pools; a vast array of sports activities and a lively social scene. Together they make this a mecca for summer season fun, but the appeal extends well into the whole year, including the gentle and delightful autumn, winter and spring.
There may be no snow or cold temperatures, but Christmas in Marbella has a very special charm of its own – and one that draws many a Northern European visitor or resident to these shores.
Thanks to its setting and micro-climate, Marbesa was, in fact, one of the first coastal sections of Marbella to be ‘discovered’ and developed. This happened at a time when there was still a lot of open shoreline, so where later frontline beach areas in Marbella became increasingly the focus of apartments and hotels, property development in Marbesa is unusually characterised by private villas situated within a short stroll of some of the area’s best sandy beaches.
La Resina, which is on the New Golden Mile and falls under the Estepona municipality, is fast becoming a highly desirable residential area. Located on the slopes above the New Golden Mile, it is within a few minutes drive of the bustling town of Estepona with all its amenities, such as supermarkets, international schools, hospitals and numerous other leisure activities, including Estepona tennis club and golf.