While it is true that the travel restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 crisis have greatly reduced the number of international tourists to the Costa del Sol, the impact on the higher end of the Marbella property market has been pretty much non-existent. In fact, local studies and market reports indicate a flood of new enquiries coming in as the lockdown eased, and by mid-June sales began to rise to above the same level last year.
Golf is more than just a sport on the Costa del Sol, it is a way of life. In fact, the picture of stylish homes lining lush green golf courses is as much a part of the region’s scenery as are views of the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.
Marbella has become the first Spanish city to received a Covid-safe certificate.
When we speak of Marbella, we think of it as a collective, an area encompassing the downtown centre, beachfront extending along the shoreline, leafy suburbs following the curves of golf courses and also country club environments in the hills on the fringes of the coastal plain. However, in reality this describes greater Marbella – the jewel of the Costa del Sol – and it in turn is made up of a good deal of different areas, each with its own character and appeal. Here is our selection of the top five areas in Marbella to own a property in:
One of the reasons why Marbella is so sought after among those in the know is the fact that it is one of the ultimate places in the world where you can enjoy luxury experiences tailormade for your preferences and interests. These include deluxe services ranging from fine dining and golf to pampering spas and personal concierge services, but for the very special things in life there are many options too.
Not only can a property sector not catch a virus but Marbella’s luxury real estate segment has shown itself to be immune to the economic impact of Covid-19. We all know that the travel, tourist and hospitality sectors around the world have been hit hard by this unexpected crisis, but those specialising in luxury homes in Marbella and surrounding areas report unexpectedly high levels of activity, which suggest that among solvent people and investors owning a getaway property or even a fulltime home in Marbella has become a very popular option.