Marbella is a wonderful place to live. So unique in many ways, not least because it offers something for everyone. When you include the surrounding regions you will be able to cover pretty much all your favorite hobbies. Ranging from a variety of different sports, to touristic and cultural attractions and also the great outdoors.. In today’s blog, we will show you what many people, including us here at Verdin Property, like to get up to!
Marbella’s micro-climate means that you can enjoy over 325 days of sunshine per year! Protected on its northern side by the mountains, including the iconic La Concha, it offers a climate with an average annual temperature above 18°C. This enables its’ residents to enjoy an outdoors lifestyle virtually all year round.
When it comes to sports, we’ve already covered this topic in one of our previous blogs, check it out HERE. In and around Marbella you will notice many padel and tennis clubs. Padel in particular is very popular and a great way to meet new people. Tennis is also one of the most popular pastimes in Marbella. The famous Puente Romano tennis club founded in 1979 hosts the official ATP, WTA, Fed Cup and Davis Cup tournaments. It has a fantastic tennis academy with 10 courts, 4 padel courts and a full gymnasium and spa area. Who’s ready to channel their inner Rafael Nadal?
Some people say this area is the ‘Costa Del Golf’, thanks to the vast array of golf courses you can choose from. In total, there are over 70 courses including some of the most famous and recognizable in Europe. These courses include Las Brisas, Los Naranjos, La Quinta, all the way to Finca Cortesin. Of course, all the golf clubs have a clubhouse with restaurant, the ideal place to enjoy some chilled wine and tapas after a round.
It’s something that not too many people know, especially those who aren’t residents. Benahavis Pueblo is known to be home to spectacular scenery and quaint streets. But did you know it’s the gastronomic heart of the Costa Del Sol?
Benahavis is a haven for foodies and drinking buffs with its various types of restaurants and international dishes. It sounds incredible but some people say Benahavis has so many restaurants that there are more seats than inhabitants. Such is the town’s reputation for gastronomy that each evening, cars would arrive from miles around just to have a unique experience.
Of course it’s not just Benahavis where you can enjoy good food. Places like La Sala, Nobu, Sea Grill at Puente Romano and Occo have excellent options, to name but a few! So if you love your food, you’re in the right place! Good job there’s so many outdoor activities … need to lose some weight now 🙂
Marbella Old Town
Many people think of Marbella as being home to just millionaires, playboys, fancy cars and yachts etc, but hiding in plain sight is the charming old town of Marbella, known as the ‘Casco Antiguo’. A myriad of cobbled streets, boutiques, family owned tapas bars and traditional Spanish flowerpots bursting with color, it certainly is a sight to behold.
Leading to the famous Plaza de los Naranjos, the atmosphere here is always one of a happy and warm vibe. Make sure to take the time to fully immerse yourself in the various shops before leaving… you never know what hidden gems you shall find!
To sum Marbella up, we would simply say ‘paradise’. Why not come and find it for yourself?
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