The stunning riviera of Marbella is located on Spain’s southern Costa del Sol, synonymous with a luxury lifestyle, including Michelin-starred eateries, sandy beaches, incredible climate and a buzzing nightlife, Marbella has attracted global jet-setters, property investors and families alike.

Driving towards San Pedro de Alcántara from Marbella town centre

Some of Marbella’s, and the Costa del Sol’s, most attractive features for property buyers are:

  • Marbella has one of the best climates in the world, with 320 days of sunshine per year.
  • Economic and political situation in Marbella is one of the most stable in the country.
  • Property prices are on the rise, offering great returns on investment (minimum 7%).
  • Properties range from luxury sprawling mansions in the suburbs to metropolitan studio apartments.
  • Both Marbella and Puerto Banús have some of the best nightlife on the Costa del Sol.
  • The Costa del Sol, aptly nicknamed the Costa del Golf, offers an abundance of world-class golf courses, some of which have hosted big-name tournaments, attracting both amateur and professional golfers alike. Many of these golf courses offer incredible on-site golf properties.
  • The Costa del Sol has some of the best international schools in Spain offering a diversity of educational programs.
  • There are many state-of-the-art medical facilities, including the public Costa del Sol Hospital, regarded as one of the best in Málaga.
  • Marbella is home to incredible eateries, including several Michelin-starred restaurants, such as our very own Dani García.
  • Summers in Marbella are filled with incredible parties hosted at the many luxurious beach clubs.


For a more in-depth view of what Marbella and the Costa del Sol has to offer both domestic and international property buyers, read on for more information on each topic. If you have any more questions on whether Marbella may be right for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Why Buy Property in Marbella?

Whether you’re looking for a home away from home during your travels, a luxurious golf property to escape to, an investment sure to offer a return or you want to relocate to a family-friendly location, you can be sure to find a property to match your needs in Marbella.


Marbella is popular amongst buyers due to the stable political situation. The new mayor of Marbella, José Bernal, has gained the love of the townspeople, insisting they simply call him “Pepe” and expressing his love for his favourite band, AC/DC. Pepe is also known for his love and support of the beloved Málaga Football Club, furthering his popularity with his fellow Marbella residents.

Prince Alfonso with his dog at his Marbella residence

Properties on the Costa del Sol range from well-located apartments in the hustle and bustle of central Marbella and its nearby Puerto Banús to luxurious mansions in the exclusive suburban neighbourhood of Sierra Blanca.

Properties in Marbella and the Costa del Sol have long proved to be an incredible investment opportunity. With the increase in property prices combined with the demand for rental properties in the area, property experts are now showing that an investment on the Costa del Sol provides at least a 7% return on investment.

A vast amount of properties for sale in Marbella offer incredible views of the gorgeous Mediterranean sea or Marbella’s iconic backdrop: La Concha Mountain. The lush, tropical greenery that Marbella offers further compliments its spectacular views and convenient amenities.

Marbella attracts many families due to the safety of the area as well as the high standard of education through its numerous highly-praised international schools. Marbella also offers state-of-the-art medical facilities and its dozens world-class golf courses.

Actress Eva Longoria Bastón in Marbella, where she regularly visits

Marbella’s Beauty, Opulence and Luxury Has Attracted Celebrities and Royalty

Known as Spain’s equivalent of Saint-Tropez, Marbella attracts tourists and jet-setters every year due to its incredible climate and beaches.

The town began attracting an expatriate community in the 1950s, when Prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe visited, fell in love and built one of the most incredible beachfront houses on all of the Costa del Sol.

Since then, Marbella has attracted some of the world’s most influential Hollywood celebrities, including the late Audrey Hepburn, and Eva Longoria Bastón has expressed being a huge fan of this cosmopolitan town.

Sun, Sea & Sand: Marbella’s Beaches and Beach Clubs

Ocean Club Marbella, one of the Costa del Sol

During the summer months, Marbella attracts visitors from all over the world who spend their days lounging on sunbeds with cocktails at the host of incredible beach clubs that Marbella has on offer, followed by evenings spent at one of Marbella’s many exquisite eateries and dancing the night away to the best parties and clubs in the world-famous Puerto Banús.

Marbella’s beach clubs not only sit on the gorgeous Mediterranean coastline, but they also offer pools for those who don’t want to dip their toes in the sea, allowing club-goers to enjoy the best of both worlds. Many of the Costa del Sol’s beach clubs also offer exquisite on-site restaurants.

One of Marbella’s most famous beach clubs is Nikki Beach, known globally for its outstanding luxury and a second home to the world’s jet-setters, offering a certain level of sophistication with its summer parties and VIP services.

From Beachfront Chiringuitos to Michelin-Starred Restaurants…

Inside Dani Garcia

When it comes to eating out, Marbella’s dining venues are second to none, offering vegan cafés, traditional beachfront chiringuitos and Michelin-starred restaurants, offering every type of cuisine imaginable to suit all palettes.

Dani García, a two-time Michelin-starred chef, is one of Andalucía’s most famous and respected culinary masters, famed for the imagination and originality incorporated into his creations. His eponymous restaurant offers dishes such as carrot cupcake, stew with mint and caviar and nitro tomato ceviche, to name a few.

One of Marbella

Other Michelin-starred restaurants in Marbella include El Lago, overlooking a lake and golf course; Skina, set in Marbella’s stunning Casco Antiguo (old town); and Messina, which was just recently awarded its first Michelin star in November 2015.

Costa del Sol: A Golfer’s Paradise

The Costa del Sol, aptly nicknamed the Costa del Golf, is renowned for its world-class golf courses. The combination of both mountain and sea views have attracted professional and amateur golfers from all around the world, with several courses having previously hosted highly-regarded golf tournaments. Marbella’s many courses offer a variety of standards for all players, on all terrains and difficulty levels, with some of the most challenging courses in Europe.

Puerto Banús at night, known for offering some of the best nightlife on the Costa del Sol

Local golf estates are also well-known in the area for their plush club houses and luxurious frontline golf villas. Many of the golf courses in Marbella also offer a host of other available services and amenities, including restaurants, on-site sporting facilities and spas.


Marbella is well known throughout the world for their glamorous nightlife. The most exclusive hot-spots can be found in Puerto Banús, home to the yachts of the super-rich jet-setters that visit the area.

There is no shortage of late-night bars, glitzy nightclubs and exquisite restaurants to keep you entertained in Marbella.

Property for Sale and Rent in Marbella

Anastasia Marbella Properties is a Marbella based real estate agency with more than 10 years of experience in selling properties on the Costa del Sol. Our committed team of multilingual property professionals are renowned for their dedication and personal approach to each client, delivering an unrivalled real estate service in Marbella and the surrounding areas.

If you would like more information on the properties we have available or you are interested in listing your property for sale and rent, please do not hesitate to contact us.