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Best chiringuitos in Marbella and Estepona – the ultimate list

Almost nothing beats enjoying delicious food on the beach as you watch the waves and enjoy the sunshine. But no, we’re not suggesting a picnic but a proper meal in one of the beach restaurants on the Costa del Sol. Known as chiringuitos in Spanish and dotted all along the coast, these establishments are something… [Read more…]

Fine wining and dining in Puente Romano Hotel Marbella

Marbella is already renowned for its shimmering firmament of Michelin stars plus a long list of some of the best restaurants in southern Spain. But there’s one place in the resort where exquisite cuisine comes into its own and in an emblematic location: Puente Romano Hotel. The main square and gardens at the hotel host… [Read more…]

Why the western Costa del Sol luxury property market is flying high

The western Costa del Sol luxury property market has grabbed the headlines time and time again this year as the activity reaches levels not seen since the late 2000s. Homes with seven-digit price tags are changing hands more than ever and demand appears to be unprecedented. But what lies behind this frenzied market activity in… [Read more…]

Costa del Sol new-build prices continue to rise in Q2 2021

From the very start of the pandemic, the new-build sector on the Costa del Sol has proved able to withstand a crisis. And 18 months from the arrival of Covid, new builds continue to consolidate their upward trend. A study of Costa del Sol’s new-build prices for Q2 this year finds that increases range from… [Read more…]

Spanish property market back on track in Q2 2021

Over a year since Covid-19 arrived and Spain entered a lockdown, the real estate market appears to be back on track. Figures just released by Tinsa for Q2 show that house prices went up by 2% in the year. The increase marks the return to stability for the Spanish property market and could signal the… [Read more…]

Marbella Club Golf Resort – The best of both worlds in Marbella

One of the greatest privileges of owning property on the western Costa del Sol is the combination of stunning coastal and country landscapes on your doorstep. Nowhere better showcases this than Marbella Club Golf Resort. This verdant enclave gives you the best of both worlds outside your front door and magnificent views from your terrace… [Read more…]

Guide to sell your property successfully on the Costa del Sol

As one of the world’s most popular places to buy a holiday home, the Costa del Sol has a buoyant property market. Even during the pandemic, interest in buying has remained strong, particularly at the higher end of the price spectrum. In principle, this gives sellers the edge but in practice, a busy marketplace also… [Read more…]

16 things to do in Estepona – the ultimate bucket list

Estepona might be small in size but this resort on the Costa del Sol comes positively packed with things to do. And best of all, there’s something for everyone and of all ages. To help you plan your time in the town, read our ultimate bucket list – no less than 16 great things to… [Read more…]

Things to do in Marbella – 11 unusual tips

As one of Europe’s most famous holiday spots, Marbella needs no introduction. Its buzzing nightlife, A-list celebrities, fine golf courses and million-euro yachts are legendary. But behind the glitz and glamour, this resort in southern Spain offers the visitor a whole lot more. Beyond the sandy beaches, sundowners and people-watching lies a world of interesting… [Read more…]

Your Guide to Buying New Property in Marbella

Although the essence of buying new property in Marbella is the same as purchasing a resale home, there are some important differences. These lie in the process but mostly in the checks necessary before you commit to buy. In this guide to Buying New Property in Marbella, we look at the benefits of buying off… [Read more…]

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