With obstacles such as Brexit and above all the Covid-pandemic, which has severely limited international mobility, one might well have assumed that the number of foreign residents in Spain would not have experienced much movement. It turns out that the opposite is true, as it rose by 2% in 2020, a figure that is in line with ‘normal’ years.
Amid the many international schools that are English-language or bilingual, for many years the German and French speaking parts of the world were represented by the Deutsche Schule in La Mairena and the Lycée Française in Málaga respectively. Now, in response to the growing number of French speakers who are making the Costa del Sol their home, a new French international school is opening in Marbella this year.
Those who are familiar with Marbella may not have been to or even heard of Ojén, but people who know the Costa del Sol well will almost certainly recognise this charming country village set in a broad valley not more than five minutes’ drive from downtown Marbella.
If you think people are no longer looking for property to buy in Marbella because of the Covid-19 situation, you’re wrong. In fact, sales are remarkably resilient and this is because a lot of people are seeing the Costa del Sol as both a good region for real estate investment…
Situated between the mountain ranges of Benahavis and the beaches of the New Golden Mile – that coastal stretch between Marbella and Estepona – Los Flamingos finds itself in a green valley that glides gently towards the shoreline amid stunning golf, country and sea views.
One of the best characteristics of Marbella is its ability to provide privileged settings that offer the best of both worlds in different ways, be it peace, privacy and security combined with easy access to all the services of the Costa del Sol. Or maybe being surrounded by space, nature and fantastic views blended with convenience and on the spot concierge services. You could also cite the unusual mix of country chic with five-star deluxe amenities on your doorstep; indeed there are many such combinations, but very few places that satisfy them all.