One of Europe’s best-known and most glamorous destinations, Marbella has an excellent year-round climate, well-developed tourism infrastructure, and a mature and developed property market, both for purchase and rental, among national and foreign clients.
The municipality of Marbella is home to nearly 150,000 people, centered in and around the coastal towns of San Pedro de Alcántara and Marbella itself, as well as in the areas of Nueva Andalucía and Marbella East.
Lying to the east of Estepona and west of Mijas, and bordering the villages of Benahavís, Istán, and Ojén inland, Marbella covers an area of close to 117 square kilometres, including 29 kilometers of Mediterranean coastline and reaching an altitude of more than 1,200 metres at the summit of La Concha, its iconic peak.
The city of Marbella is 57 kilometres from the provincial capital, Malaga, and is connected via the A7 highway and AP7 toll road. Malaga’s Pablo Ruíz Picasso International Airport (AGP) is just 45 kilometres away.
If you are looking for a property in Marbella, be it as a holiday home or a permanent residence, it is important to know the different areas that make up this beautiful coastal resort town and offer such a wide variety of settings, property types and lifestyles. This guide highlights the most important residential zones of Marbella.