Whether in the town itself or the surrounding area, there are plenty of reasons to consider Marbella if you are looking for plots of land for sale in Spain. Thanks to its perfect climate, first class communications (airports, motorways), beautiful beaches, striking mountains, friendly host culture and electric nightlife, Marbella has grown into an international playground and is home to a very wealthy population. The old town, dating back to Roman times, is pleasant and pretty with cobbled streets, boutiques, fashion and craft shops. The area boasts top class restaurants and the glamorous marina of Puerto Banus where there is a busy fun feel with something always going on.
Despite the bustling town centre, you can still easily find a quiet spot on one of the many Marbella beaches to admire the view and be alone with just your thoughts and the waves.
Plots of Land For Sale Marbella
Although plots of land in Marbella can be pricy it’s really within range of many budgets despite the jet-set image. Build costs and professional fees tend to be higher but with us, you pay the same wherever you build!
Towns near Marbella: Guadalmina, Nueva Andalucia, Elviria
Hotels, Bars & Restaurants in Marbella
Where do you start with Marbella restaurants? There are so many worth visiting that it would be almost impossible to list them all. There is ample choice, from vegetarian and vegan cafes, to chiringuitos on the beach and Michelin-starred restaurants including renowned chef Dani Garcia’s restaurant – you won’t be disappointed!
Restaurants in and around Marbella old town include Skina Restaurant – where you can be sure of an unforgettable meal – Zozoi Restaurant (Marbella Old Town), Santiago Restaurant (Marbella Centre), Tracadero Restaurant (Marbella Centre)), El Lago Restaurant (Marbella Centre) and Saliluna Restaurant (Estepona).
Bars in Marbella
Marbella nightlife is known for being unsurpassably chic and glamourous, thanks to all the Marbella beach clubs and bars at one’s disposal. From the famed and VIP hangouts Ocean Club Marbella and Nikki Beach Marbella, to the more relaxed of Marbella bars such as Café Marbella and Buddha Bar Marbella, there is never a dull moment in this part of Spain. Puerto Banus nightlife is just as legendary with clubs like Pangea and MalaVida, as are Puerto Banus restaurants thanks to the likes of Ikni Banus and the beachfront La Sala Restaurant.
Hotels in Marbella
Marbella hotels are aplenty and obviously helpful for when your friends come to visit your new Eco Home! Here are our top recommendations:
- Melia Marbella Banus (4 Star)
- Marbella Club Hotel (5 Star)
- Gran Melia Don Pepe (5 Star)
- Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa Marbella (5 Star)
- Hotel Fuerte Marbella (4 Star)
Marbella is surrounded by the most beautiful beaches in the Costa del Sol. A lot of investment has been made in developing them to the very highest standards, without spoiling the environment in any way. Going east and west from Marbella city centre, there are plenty to choose from.
- Playa de Guadalmina is located to the east of the Guadalmina River, close to the Hotel Guadalmina
- Playa Lindavista is in San Pedro de Alcántara, where an added attraction of Roman ruins provides an alternative to sunbathing
- Playa de San Pedro de Alcántara is a very long beach – around 3km in total – and is flanked by the paseo maritimo making it very popular with holidaymakers
- Cortijo Blanco beach can be found at the eastern end of the San Pedro seafront promenade on a small headland, very close to the Urbanization Cortijo Blanco
- Nueva Andalucia, just west of Puerto Banus, is another of the most famous beaches in Spain. It is very popular with younger beachgoers due to the likes of Buddha Beach Club and various other popular beach bars and restaurants
- Playa Rio Verde lies just to the east of Puerto Banus, next to Rio Verde itself. To get to the beach you must cross the river using a footbridge
- El Ancón is a much quieter beach in the village of Ancon to the west of Marbella, near Puerto Banus and worth visiting if you’d like to escape the crowds
- Nagüeles beach is found along Marbella´s ‘Golden Mile’ on the paseo maritime next to Marbella Beach Club
- El Faro is another of Marbella’s busier beaches and ideal for families since backs onto the outdoor play area. It can be found to the west of the marina
- La Bajadilla is also quite busy as the water is so still, and quite large measuring 700X40m. You can find it next to Marbella Marina
- La Venus – also known as Playa el Fuerte (named after the fort) – is located beside the Fuerte Hotel. It is quite small at just 400 X 50m, but ideal if you’re just looking for a quiet read
- El Cable lies between the fishing port and the Rio Real and is very popular with a wide variety of services
- Banana Beach, found next to El Cable beach, could be considered one of the best beaches in Marbella by a younger, partying generation, since there is always live music and a fairr amount of drinking going on too!
- Funny beach gets its name due to the high concentration of entertainment facilities for children, so the beach is very popular with young families
- Pinillo Monteros beach is backed by the Urbanización los Monteros, and boasts a number of sand dunes,certainly making it one of the best beaches near Marbella. It stretches 940m and there are seldom crowds to disturb. Found just to the west of El Faro
- El Alicate can be found next to Urbanización del Mar and can be recognized easily due to its dark sand tones. It is also known as Playa Pinomar
- Las Chapas is a smaller beach near Marbella, found next to the Urbanization Las Chapas and Las Chapas campsite
- Playa Artola is situated to the east of Cabopino Puerto Deportivo, occasionally referred to as punto ladrones due to the Torre Ladrones watch tower which dominates the skyline
The shopping in Marbella and shopping in Puerto Banus focus on high-end boutiques and independent designer labels – Armani, Versace, Gucci and Ralph Lauren to name but a few examples. It is said that Puerto Banus – probably the high-end brand shopping capital of Spain – has a greater concentration of designer brand stores than anywhere else in Europe. La Cañada shopping centre also offers shoppers a slightly more affordable option, and of course there are the traditional markets in Marbella to give you that Spanish feeling!
Marbella is a golfer’s paradise. There are over 100 golf courses in Andalucia and Marbella is within reach of the very best (just a 15-minute drive from the Costa del Golf). Whether you’re a just getting to grips with the sport or you’re so good you could give Tiger Woods a run for his money, you’re bound to enjoy a round or two on any of these Marbella golf courses.
- Los Naranjos Golf Club, NUEVO ANDALUCIA, 18 holes wide and hilly, built by Robert Trent Jones
- Marbella Club Golf Resort, MARBELLA, 18 holes, views of the mountains, the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and the African coastline, designed by Dave Thomas
- Real Club de Golf Las Brisas, NUEVO ANDALUCIA, 18 holes, designed by Robert Trent Jones, ranked as one of the best golf courses in europe
- Aloha Golf NA, one 9 hole and one 18 hole course
- Monte Paraiso, MARBELLA, 9 holes at the base of La Concha Mountain, spectacular views
- Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort, La Linea, two 18 hole golf courses, one by Peter Allis and the other by Dave Thomas, wide open fairways, some blind
- Golf Río Real, 18 holes designed by Javier Arana
- Club de Golf El Higueral, BENAHAVIS, picturesque 9 hole course
- Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club, BENAHAVIS, 18 hole course designed by Seve Bllesteros, etiquette and dress code important
- Los Almendros Golf, 9 holes, spectacular views
- Club de Campo La Zagaleta, BENAHAVIS, two beautiful 18 hole courses
International schools in Marbella
There are several international schools in Marbella – predominantly English schools – and in the Marbella area. The better-known of these are listed below:
- Laude International College San Pedro: Probably the best one of all of them
- Aloha College Nueva Andalucia (non profit making charitable trust)
- The English International College: teaches the English National Curriculum ages 3 to 18 about 80% English and 20% other international pupils
- Swans: a primary and secondary school operating since 1971
- Calpe International School
- San Jose: not an International School but a bilingual private school