Marbella Sunset - Photo by: Hernan Piñera

5 things to do when visiting Marbella

If a German prince hadn´t decided to buy some land in the obscure fishing village where his car broke down in 1946 it is likely that few people outside of Spain would have heard of the name Marbella. As it happens, he did, and soon began inviting his A-list celebrity friends to visit him there – think Ava Gardner, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. The Finca in which he hosted them became the Marbella club in 1954, the first of many luxury hotels that would become synonymous with the city that grew up around it. To this day the lustre hasn´t worn off and Marbella remains a showcase for the lifestyles of the rich and famous.

Not everybody can afford to buy in Marbella but as a tourist destination it does have something for everybody, not matter your budget…

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Benahavís - Photo by: Pablo Monteagudo

Top 10 things to love about Benahavís

Benahavís is one of the towns that makes people swoon when they just hear its name. To many it is the most picturesque town in Andalucía, which is saying a lot for a region which is famous for its immaculate and white-washed villages festooned with colourful hanging plants. So what makes Benahavís so special? Here are Sonneil´s top 10 things to love about Benahavís. Seguir leyendo

Costa del Sol, an all-year-round golfer’s paradise ☼

Costa del Sol is also known as Costa del Golf and there is a good reason for that. There are ca. 60 golf courses located along this sought-after stretch of coastline, of which 4 are ranked in the Top 10 in Europe:  Valderrama Golf Club, San Roque Golf Club, La Reserva and Los Naranjos. These golf courses have been designed by renowned names such as Severiano Ballesteros, Robert Trent Jones, Jack Nicklaus and Dave Thomas. But let me tell you that it is not only the high quality of the golf courses themselves what attracts golfers from all around the world to this area.

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Estepona: the New Golden Mile

Estepona is a thriving town nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and Sierra Bermeja range. Well known as part of the “New Golden Mile” of Costa del Sol, Estepona has turned into one of the most exclusive towns in Costa del Sol.  The New Golde Mile is the name given to the area between San Pedro del Alcántara and Estepona, a new expanding area where nature and luxury meet. One of the advantages of this area, is that its development has been carefully planned, without any high-rise constructions and respecting the environment.

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There is no better time than now to buy your home on the coast

If you have ever considered buying a 2 nd home in a relaxing place blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year and a pleasant climate.  If you want to live close to sea and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A getaway where you can enjoy the simple pleasures of life and do whatever pleases you the most: enjoy the outdoors and beautiful landscapes away from the asphalt jungle.

Sometimes, we may need a jump-start to make the decision and make our dream come true. Well, the time for that has come. If you have always wanted to own a house on the Mediterranean coast, now is the perfect time. Both, the strength of the pound sterling against the euro reaching record highs and the upward trend in prices make it the perfect time to buy your home in Spain before the prices continue rising.

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