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Boasting a warm mediterranean climate and thriving nightlife, Marbella is one of Spain’s hottest vacation hotspots. Apart from that, it is Europe’s leading places for expats to settle down and start a new life. We will be highlighting Marbella as a great option for settling down and why especially for expats and retirees in terms of culture, transportation and safety. We know that it is hard to attain the mythical status of a luxury destination and even harder to maintain it over the years. Marbella has however maintained its status of resort destinations and has always been associated with style and privilege. ALong with its naturally aesthetic setting, this part of the mediterranean is famous for its idyllic lifestyle and the long list of luxury services. Marbella boasts frontline beach penthouses and resorts that have always kept the place on top in terms of real estate. From jetsy clubs and pampering spa’s Marbella has it all that welcomes the rich and privileged to buy their vacation homes and second homes in Marbella.

Life in Marbella:

Culture and Leisure: While people come to Marbella for the pleasant weather, its history is deep rooted with people settling there since the 7th century BC. While there are still hints of Roman occupancy and beautiful Islamic buildings. Key attractions include Moorish walls surrounding the Old Town, Ermita del Santo Cristo de la Vera Cruz chapel which is more than 500 years old and the 16th century Capilla de San Juan de Dios Church.

 

The golden mile is one of Marbella’s key regions. It runs for 4 miles in the
east and has a stretch of luxurious hotels, designer boutiques and luxurious
residences including King Fahd of Saudi Arabia’s palace. Festivals are a big part of Marbella’s culture with the International Film Festival being held each June and annual Marbella Reggae Festival and in October. There is also a week-long celebration for the patron saint of San Pedro Alcantara.

Life in Marbella:
Culture and Leisure: While people come to Marbella for the pleasant weather, its history is deep rooted with people settling there since the 7th century BC. While there are still hints of Roman occupancy and beautiful Islamic buildings. Key attractions include Moorish walls surrounding the Old Town, Ermita del Santo Cristo de la Vera Cruz chapel which is more than 500 years old and the 16th century Capilla de San Juan de Dios Church. The golden mile is one of Marbella’s key regions. It runs for 4 miles in the east and has a stretch of luxurious hotels, designer boutiques and luxurious residences including King Fahd of Saudi Arabia’s palace. Festivals are a big part of Marbella’s culture with the International Film
Festival being held each June and annual Marbella Reggae Festival and in
October. There is also a week-long celebration for the patron saint of San
Pedro Alcantara.

Transportation in Marbella: It is relatively close to the highway Autovia A7 which gives an ease of access to the other cities along Spain’s eastern coast. Bus services are available that connect the places around the area. It is however a major port for cruise liners that dock at Puerto Banus and Puerto de la Bajadilla. The Malaga airport isn’t too far from Marbella either which is the fourth busiest airport in Spain. Safety and security: Marbella is one of the safest cities in Spain, it has done alot to clean up its name since the 1980’s especially criminals who were residing there were extradited who had fled their country . The number of break-ins and thefts have also reduced.

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