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More and more people are choosing the Costa del Sol to live their retirement from the working world. Among all the cities bathed by the Costa del Sol, Marbella is one of the favorites to buy a home and stay to live when work obligations disappear.

Its many attractions become compelling reasons to stay and live in a city where summer runs until almost half of the year. Even Forbes magazine has included this destination in its list of worldwide favorites for retirement.

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Climate: 320 days of sunshine per year

In Marbella you can enjoy 320 sunny days a year and it has an average temperature of 19ºC. This is due to its micro-climate, as it is flanked by the Mediterranean Sea and the Sierra Blanca, which acts as a protective barrier from the worst weather conditions. Winters are usually mild and sunny and summers are dry and warm.

Its beaches

In addition, its beaches are recognized every year with the blue flag. This award is given by the European Foundation for Environmental Education to beaches and ports that meet a series of environmental conditions and facilities.

Marbella has more than 30 km of beaches to choose from. You can enjoy from more central beaches like Venus, to some wilder ones like Artola. All of them with their special charm.


In Marbella you can enjoy a nice walk in nature without having to go far away. On the coast of Marbella, you will find a 15 km long promenade where you can walk or ride a bike until you get tired.

An agenda full of activities

In Marbella you can enjoy from active tourism to festivals, through spas and traditions that you will not want to miss. Because on the Costa del Sol you can rest, but you can also occupy your agenda to not stop all day. 


If the Costa del Sol is known for something is for its gastronomy and Marbella could not be less! Here we can find great options for all tastes, because besides being able to taste the local specialties, we must also take and drink the wines of the region, especially those of Ronda, which are the most recognized.

It is worth remembering that Marbella has one of the most renowned chefs in Spain as its prodigal son: Dani García. He created several restaurants among which are La Moraga or Calima, both of which have Michelin stars.

You can also find two other restaurants with a Michelin star, El Lago located in the Greenlife Golf and Skina, located in the Old Town of Marbella.

The parks

The parks in Marbella will allow you to enjoy tranquility away from the city. Marbella has natural centers where you can enjoy long walks and disconnect. The most famous are La Alameda Park and La Constitución Park, where you will find an abundant range of plant species, among promenades, benches and fountains.

But these are not the only parks that Marbella has, you can also take a walk through the Pinar de Nagüeles Park or the Vigil de Quiñones Park, which is located within walking distance of the city center.

Luxury and exclusivity. Shopping in Marbella

Marbella is the capital of luxury, as evidenced by the yachts of great fortunes that moor in Puerto Banus. It is also a city where exclusivity reigns in the streets.

Marbella is characterized as one of the best and most exclusive European cities for shopping. It is considered the most glamorous city on the Costa del Sol. Shopping in Marbella is a pleasure, especially if we talk about the stores in Puerto Banus, the historic center or its shopping malls, where you can find world leading brands such as Loewe, Dolce & Gabbana or Dior.


If you are passionate about golf, the golf clubs in Marbella are perfect to practice your game. These clubs stand out for their luxury and comfort. In addition, they have a five-star rating, thus offering both the beginner and the experienced golfer, a continued practice and quality in this sport.

Aloha Golf Club, Los Naranjos Golf Club, Marbella Golf and Country Club or Marbella Club Golf Resort are some of the courses where you should play a few holes overlooking the sea.

Culture and language

Marbella has a large number of museums and galleries where you can enjoy the artistic inclination of the city. In the museums you can find great pieces of art signed by renowned artists such as Picasso or Miró.

On the other hand, Marbella is a good place to learn or practice Spanish. What better way to learn a language than speaking it with local people while enjoying the sun?

The real estate offer

Marbella has a great real estate offer in which you can find the perfect house to enjoy your retirement in this city that offers guaranteed quality of life.

The list of reasons to move to Marbella is completed with others such as the cost of living, the high level of health care, the low crime rate and a long etcetera.

At Selectiva we can help you find the property that best suits your needs and start your golden age in Marbella. What are you waiting for to start enjoying it?