People come to this part of the world for many reasons, especially during the long, warm summers, when Marbella takes on an even more cosmopolitan aspect, but for those who know how to make the most of life the region offers some particularly enjoyable experiences to savour.
Sierra Blanca, the inland extension of Marbella’s famed Golden Mile, is one of the most exclusive residential addresses in Marbella and surroundings, but within it you will find an even more select area: Cascada de Camoján.
Tropical gardens, a spacious terrace and fantastic mountain and sea views – what more could you dream of for your Costa del Sol escape? Set in Benahavis, a beautiful white village just a few minutes’ drive from neighbouring Puerto Banús and Marbella, this private residential complex of luxury villas successfully blends comfortable, contemporary-style living with the joys of an unspoilt Mediterranean environment.
Marbella is a lot of fun and summer is a great time to make the most of some of the festivals held along the coast.
Head up the Ronda road from San Pedro Alcántara, and within about five minutes you will arrive at the immaculate, ocre-coloured buildings of Monte Halćones.
Los Monteros, a resort area east of Marbella, has for many years been regarded as being a highly desirable residential location. Its proximity to Málaga airport has helped to attract a swathe of international residents, including a number of celebrities, chief among them actor and local boy Antonio Banderas.