The Costa del Sol, located on the southern coast of Spain, is known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife and luxury resorts. It is also a popular destination for those looking to engage in sports and fitness activities, thanks to its mild climate and wide variety of inland and beach activities. The famed climate of the area means that winter and summer seasons often merge, with most traditional summer sports being able to be practised even throughout the so-called ‘off’ season.
For those who are unfamiliar with the term: no, a digital nomad is not a character from a Star Wars movie! Rather it is a person who, thanks to a job that can be done predominantly online, is lucky enough to be able to choose where they live, rather than be constrained by being close to an office.
The public’s interest in spectacular upmarket property has been piqued following a wildly successful series of programmes shadowing the ups and downs of real estate agents in Los Angeles. The real stars of the show, though, have been the properties. Those of us who work in the real estate business in Marbella know that we don’t have to look as far as Beverly Hills to find spectacular properties, however, as this area is blessed with more than its fair share of luxury villas and fabulous apartment complexes – and the exclusive gated urbanisation of Sierra Blanca is where they are to be found.
La Cañada has the Christmas tree up, there are scarlet Poinsettias for sale in all the supermarkets and we can already see the beginnings of the local decorations getting readied for the big switch-on – the Christmas season is nearly upon us!
To buy a luxury villa, or to build one? When taking a decision such as this, there are a multitude of elements to take into consideration, but for most people deciding to build their own home, the deciding factor is that the finished product will be bespoke and finished entirely to your taste and style.
Much like ‘how much does a car cost?’, the answer to ‘how much will it cost to build a luxury villa?’ has the same answer – it depends on the specifications you stipulate. When a simple door can cost anything from €1,000 to several thousand euros, a self-build depends on how much you are prepared to spend and the quality of finish you wish to achieve.
We’re biased, of course, but we would have to say that Marbella is one of the best places in the world for families to live. Not only is the climate of 300-plus days a year perfect for healthy, outdoor living, but it also benefits from a modern infrastructure, great healthcare system, as well as the fact that the Spanish way of life is truly welcoming towards families with children. Still need convincing? Follow the article below to find out why Marbella is best for families: