The Only way is Marbella – Living the Lifestyle 360 days a year
An expats vision differs greatly than the average holiday maker when Marbella occupies our thoughts. Marbella, essentially offers an array of beauty, things to see and do; and a lifestyle like no other. Marbella and Puerto Banus provide a backdrop for the rich and famous and many celebrities in fact, call Marbella a second home. But, to some, Marbella seems like a city drowning in its own vanity – this is simply not true!
Believe it or not, no matter what pay grade you might be in, you too can get a taste of the good life in Marbella and Puerto Banus – one full day is all you really need. At LuxuryForSale.Properties, we´ve covered many aspects of Marbella including its diverse history, lifestyle and even some guides of what to see and do while you holiday on the Costa del Sol; however, many see Marbella as only a hot spot for celebrities and rock stars alike. There is so much more to Marbella and Puerto Banus besides celebrities and property opportunities – it´s incredible and diverse history speaks volumes, and its Andalusian culture still holds strong today in many of the surrounding villages situated on the Costa del Sol.
Why not Marbella? Currently, Marbella seems to be trending, and getting lots of attention – and let us be clear, not because the TOWIES landed a few months back with a new idea of what a “mankini” should look like (although they did help a wee bit)! No, Marbella is getting noticed for all the right reasons; this includes strong economic growth, an increase in property investments and property purchases; along with a steady incline of job and business opportunities. Even the master of software Bill Gates is currently betting on Spain´s recovery, with an astounding 155 million dollar investment, and by the looks of things to come, Bill Gates just hit it big…again.
It´s not exactly a secret, and as most are well aware, Marbella took centre stage several years ago because of corruption scandals involving illegal builds, and property developments. A short drive up and down the coast still reveals the trouble we faced with empty lots and half built urbanisations. But today, and thanks to Marbella´s new mayor, trust is being re-established; excitement is once again flowing through the salty air, and more investors are taking a peek at property development portfolios.
Marbella and the Costa del Sol offer something truly unique besides a general holiday hot spot. It remains culturally diverse without losing any part of its glorious heritage or roots. Its historical significance still stands strong today, and will no doubt continue well into the future. Marbella and the Costa del Sol offer something truly unique besides a general holiday hot spot. It remains culturally diverse without losing any part of its glorious heritage or roots. Its historical significance still stands strong today, and will no doubt continue well into the future.
Costa del Sol Tourism has Generated 500 Million in the past 6 months
The news coming in about tourism on the Costa del Sol has generated a huge buzz, and in effect has also generated a new desire to own property or a second holiday home in Marbella and the Costa del Sol in general. No matter the reasons or who set the trend forward, Andalusía is making the comeback of a lifetime…and we´ve been saying it for some time now!
According to a report from the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE), the growth of the tourism industry in Malaga has generated more than €500 million in the last six months.
Even the website Hotels.com has reported a surge in interest in the Costa del Sol. Figures have showed a 72 percent increase in enquires since the Essex ‘in crowd’ started holidaying at the popular Spanish resort. In turn this increase in interest and travel to the Costa del Sol has been great news for property owners in Marbella.
Marbella: Europe’s most salubrious destination!
Spain’s position as the world’s healthiest country remains unchallenged, as it has secured the top rank on the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index this week. Italy and Iceland followed in second and third place, respectively.
The conclusions are based on the analysis of data sourced from the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Division, and the World Bank. The data pertained to the health and environmental conditions of 169 countries across the globe. The study researchers evaluated various factors such as obesity, sanitation, and access to clean water while assessing the countries.
Spain’s residents enjoy the highest life expectancy in Europe, owing to the synergy of diet, climate, and culture. Previous studies have also affirmed the intrinsic health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which contributes to a healthy lifestyle.
Marbella and other towns along the Costa del Sol offer abundant access to these health-enhancing elements, making the region a famous health destination. In every aspect, embracing a healthier lifestyle is incredibly effortless, from the perfect year-round weather to the plethora of premium sports and leisure facilities and access to some of the world’s finest food produce.
The region’s countryside and coast are dotted with indoor and outdoor facilities promoting an active lifestyle. Watersports are available on all beaches, the rural landscape of Andalucía is perfect for hiking and cycling, and every resort boasts top-notch gyms and spas.
Fresh produce that forms the Mediterranean diet, such as olive oil, vegetables, and fish, is readily available to every restaurant, café, and household in the area. These ingredients are beneficial in reducing depression and the risk of mortality in older individuals.
According to a report by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in 2018, Spain’s population is expected to have an average lifespan of 85.8 years in 2040. Therefore, the research and lifestyle conditions suggest that a longer and happier life can be found in this region of the world.
What are you waiting for?
It may take some convincing, and we understand the type of commitment needed when considering a huge financial investment; however, the proof appears in the numbers, and now is the time to start considering a property investment in Marbella. Deep down, each of us who have the privilege of living in Marbella knew it was only a matter of time; after all you have to hit rock bottom before you get back up and dust yourself off. The same can be said for the economic stability on the Costa del Sol – it took its nose dive, landed face down in the mud, but she is standing tall once again and shaking off.
But don´t take our word for it! You can easily research yourself, and find out the latest news about the Spanish economy, Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Have you ever wondered why the Spanish live so long? Book your flight today and come get a taste of the Spanish lifestyle.