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Marbella: Area Guide for Home Buyers

Mojo Estates has been focusing a lot in the Mijas area lately, but now we want to focus on Marbella, which is also a very popular area that has a lot to offer. And in fact, Mojo Estates has quite a few homes for sale in Marbella. Read below where we present Marbella and explain a little about the different residential areas.

Marbella – Costa del Sol’s most famous area

Marbella is probably the most known area on the Costa del Sol. Even if you have not been here, you have usually heard of Marbella. The city came on the world map in the 60s and quickly became known as a reference point for jet-setters with high-end luxury and everything that goes with it. To this day, Marbella still has some of Europe’s most expensive properties, which are owned by various royal families, among others.

The city stretches over 27 kilometers of coastline but is much more than jetsetter life and lavish luxury. It is also family life and communities. Days at the beach. Sports and leisure activities. A huge international environment and good quality of life. The city is well located as a kind of unofficial capital of the Costa del Sol. In fact, you can run from Marbella to Mijas, which Jacob threw himself into on “The ultimate run” along the Costa del Sol. Check out the video to see what it looked like. Jacob ran past the places mentioned below from Puerto Banús to Fuengirola.

Marbella’s residential areas – from Nueva Andalucía to Cabopino

The municipality of Marbella is located west of Málaga between Mijas and Estepona. The city is popularly said to consist of the areas of Puerto Banús, San Pedro de Alcantára, Elviria, Las Chapas and Nueva Andalucia as well as of course Marbella Old Town and the Golden Mile. Old Town is a small car-free area in the middle of Marbella. It forms the old part of the city and offers many shopping opportunities. Particularly nice is the Plaza de los Naranjos (orange square) in front of the town hall, where there are several restaurants.

On the east side of Marbella we find a number of popular urbanizations such as the port area of ​​Cabopino, Las Chapas, Elviria, El Rosario, Los Monteros and Río Real. Of the Costa del Sol’s 100 golf courses, a fifth are located in Marbella, and the area is obviously very popular with golfers. Málaga Airport is just a 30-minute drive from Marbella.

On the west side, we have the areas of Nueva Andalucía and San Pedro, which are really family-friendly areas. In particular, housing in San Pedro is popular with families due to educational opportunities and leisure opportunities in the area. It is also in the west of Marbella that we find the Golden Mile, which is famous for its gigantic mansions and exclusive urbanizations, and of course Puerto Banús – the marina that hardly requires an introduction. It was built in the 70s by José Banús as a luxury marina and marina with exquisite shopping opportunities. The harbor has retained its original charm and it still exudes expensive branded and luxury vehicles as well as of course sumptuous yachts at the water’s edge.

Marbella is full of nature – all around you

It is said that Marbella may well be a few degrees colder or warmer than the rest of the Costa del Sol because the city has its own microclimate. The phenomenon is due to the mountain range that Marbella is surrounded by to the north, which creates its own small system down to the Mediterranean. Everywhere in Marbella, you can get a glimpse of one of the city’s most distinctive landmarks, La Concha, a mountain peak on the Sierra Blanca just over 1,200 meters above sea level. It takes a good 3 hours to hike to the top from the parking lot up in the countryside, and it is an easily accessible and beautiful ride.

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04 Mar 2021

Per Moensted

Per Moensted