World famous as a holiday destination since the 1960´s, Marbella is regarded as the Costa del Sol’s jewel in the crown. Marbella has a permanent population of 100,000 but this figure increases dramatically during the summer months when 100.000`s owners of apartments in Marbella or Marbella villas arrive. Its unique allure has produced a style and character quite distinct from other coastal towns. Marbella offers both the quintessentially Spanish qualities of its “old town” alongside the modern landmarks of designer labels and contemporary infrastructure.
Marbella old town
Marbella´s old town centres around the charming Plaza de los Naranjos (Orange Square), with trees and exotic tropical plants, which features a wide variety of traditional Spanish and modern international restaurants. And all the small picturesque café’s, bistros and Spanish football bar’s and is a hub of activity day and night. The narrow streets are lined with stately buildings and charming typical Spanish property, small shops, art galleries, boutiques selling everything from Moroccan rugs to summer sandals and designer names such as Versace, Gucci, Hugo Boss and Escada is to be found. If you venture out on to Marbella´s main street, Ricardo Soriano there you can find much more of everything. The nightlife in Marbella is equally eclectic, ensuring those who visit enjoy the pleasures of the night as much as the alluring sun during the day
Marbella Paseo Maritimo
The Marbella coastline enjoys some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol. Many local resident and tourists who have properties in Marbella, enjoys a morning walk or evening jog along Marbella´s Paseo Maritimo (promenade) and the harbours where many traditional Spanish restaurants, bars and cafes are also located. Just off Marbella's promenade there is the large family beach with over 27 km of clean, well maintained beaches with the finest beaches on the whole Costa del Sol with the golden sand, lovely chiringuitos (beach restaurants) and sun beds every 300 - 400 meters and lots of activities where you can walk and look at all the beautiful Marbella villas or Marbella apartment along the beach which are own by famous people like Antonio Banderas, Sean Connery, etc.
What to do in Marbella
Along the cosmopolitan "Sun Coast" there are many English theatres and cinemas, as well as numerous bridge, chess and social clubs catering to nearly every nationality. Culture is well catered for in the form of classical plays, concerts and ballets, frequently held in an amphitheatre surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Two magnificent casinos, superb entertainment complexes and a new shopping centre, racecourse as well as a safari park, water parks, theme parks, beautiful beaches, swimming pools, spas and fitness centres galore really give you a feel for what the Costa del Sol has to offer to you, if you have a property in Marbella. Marbella area has many international schools click here Schools information when you buy a Spanish property. And over 80 fantastic golf courses click here Golf courses in Marbella and properties. If you are considering buying a property in Marbella area click here Townhouses / villas properties in Marbella Or click here apartments in Marbella, We have a great choice of property for sale in Marbella to offer you.
When José Banús gave his name to the now famous port it was unlikely he envisaged it becoming one of the most famous marinas in Europe, together with fantastic luxury Marbella properties. Puerto Banús is synonymous with wealth, fashion, glamorous parties and the 'highlife & nightlife'. Its reputation is high-class and high-price-tag. The "place to be" and "to be seen", this is where the elite classes and would-be famous are to be found. The area is lined with designer boutiques and restaurants, including well-known venues such as Trader Vic's and Salduba while other great venues such as the Marbella Club Hotel and Olivia Valère's nightclub are just down the road.
Puerto Banus Marina
The marina is home to large expensive yachts and smaller pleasure craft alike, Shaf - King Fahd’s of Saudi Arabian beautiful yacht, close to his luxury Marbella property. The marina is home for plenty of restaurants and cafés, catering for all tastes from fine dining to burgers and fries. The marina's increased popularity has led to international chains such as TGI Friday's opening up and many more, making it within the reach of most people to eat in Puerto Banús. Relax with a drink or a coffee and watch the Ferrari’s and Bentley’s passing by.
Puerto Banus Shops
The most popular pastime in Puerto Banús is probably shopping. If your budget will allow! It is definitely the "in" place to shop for designer labels with stores from Gianni Versace, Hermes, Ralph Lauren and DKNY. Many of the boutiques also stock several designers under one roof such as Mic Mac - Armani, Cerruti, Kenzo; Royal House - Valentino, Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin; and Exception - Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabanna. To high street names such as Zara and Mango (both Spanish companies), which make a good bargain for tourists with their ranges being decidedly cheaper than in most other European countries.
El Corte Ingles and Marina Banus
Puerto Banus has El Corte Ingles, (Spain’s favourite shopping store) the large 4 floor department store sells just about everything - a variety of designer names, it's own clothing lines, sports gear, shoes, home decor - you name it. Next to it is the new Marina Banus shopping centre with lot of shops and boutiques and just between the marina and the older charming Spanish property is the bullfight arena with many picturesque Spain villa and shops.
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