Spring in Marbella, Costa del Sol
Now that spring has sprung in Marbella we can look forward to temperatures in the mid-20’s and beach bars preparing for the long summer ahead.
Also ‘high season’ for golfers who come to enjoy over 70 courses dotted along the Costa del Sol, southern Spain is more popular than ever with ex-pats who want to buy a property in Marbella or simply spend their holidays in a stunning location.
With over 320 average days of sunshine each year, the Costa del Sol offers a vast choice of things to see and do outdoors, including some of Europe’s best beach attractions.
Take your time to explore the Old Town of Marbella, with its cobbled streets, orange trees and tapas bars or head down to Playa Fontanilla and soak up the sun in style. If you are feeling more energetic, water sports are available on all of the main beaches, including jet skis, scuba diving and kite surfing.
Make a day of it and have lunch or dinner at one of the vibrant beach bars, serving freshly caught fish and seafood or paella, washed down with a jug of cooling sangria by the sea.
Offering great views over the sea, the Paseo de Maritimo in Marbella, or seafront promenade, is popular with joggers, skateboarders and keep fit enthusiasts, along with those who want a gentle stroll – a great place to people-watch in pavement café.
If you like it funky, spend the day at Nikki Beach at the Don Carlos Hotel in Elviria, with live music and DJ’s or chill out at the Ocean Club in Puerto Banus.
Enjoy the glitz and glamour of the nightlife in Puerto Banus, including some of the region’s most famous clubs: Olivia Valere or Pangea. Visit Lineker’s Lounge in the Port for a casual but fun night with guest DJ’s and live music.
Whether you are looking for a five star dining experience in Marbella or Puerto Banus or you prefer a more laid back evening, you will find a range of restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs to suit all budgets and preferences.
Properties for sale in Marbella and Puerto Banus include villas, townhouses, apartments, penthouses and plots which boast some of the most prestigious addresses in Spain.
Marbella is also within easy reach of the other Costa del Sol resorts of San Pedro de Alcantara, Estepona, Calahonda, La Cala de Mijas and Fuengirola which offer stunning seaside attractions, boardwalks, award-winning restaurants and a host of children’s attractions, perfect for family holidays.
Marbella and Puerto Banus are the perfect places for shopaholics. Enjoy a stroll around El Corté Inglés in Puerto Banus, the most famous department store in Spain, visit La Cañada shopping mall just 1km from Marbella town centre, or browse the designer shops and boutiques in Puerto Banus. The Marina Mall and the Cristamar Centre are also worth a visit if you are after clothes, leather goods or top notch jewellery. If you are looking for something cheap and cheerful, take a trip round Nueva Andalucia Market on a Saturday morning, where hundreds of stalls sell everything from hand-made lace to spices, crafts and leather goods.
Properties for sale in Marbella, Puerto Banus and Elviria are among the most sought after places to buy holiday homes in Spain.