If you have savings, you know it is currently of little use to put it in a savings account. In most countries, it is hardly possible to get more than 1% or even 0.5% interest and usually you pay wealth tax or income tax. Partly as a result of inflation, your money in a savings account actually loses its value over time. But there is also a much sunnier alternative: invest in a luxury property in Spain!

Investing in luxury property on the Costa del Sol

But why invest in luxury real estate in Spain right now? The property specialists of Cilo Marbella can give you several valid reasons to invest in real estate in Spain. For more tips and information, you can always download the free E-book below, or visit our free online guide: Purchasing Luxury Property in Marbella: The Investors Guide.

In this article, we focus on the why…why you should consider investing your hard-earned money in property in the south of Spain.

Investing in the Costa del Sol: Why now?

The Spanish housing market took some serious hits during the previous crisis but has recovered strongly in recent years. Due to the increasing demand, the prices of homes are now rising for the fourth year in a row. Entering and investing in real estate in Spain now can therefore be particularly lucrative, as a further increasing return is also expected for the coming years.

1. Prices are not sky-high (pre-crisis!)

The Costa del Sol real estate market bottomed out in 2012 and began a gradual recovery in 2013 that had accelerated into a new growth cycle by 2015, with strong demand for the new modern villas and apartments being built both then and now. Hard evidence shows that the average prices in the greater Marbella area have not yet reached pre-crisis highs.

Nevertheless, following the corona pandemic and its impact on the global economy, and on top of that the Brexit that has major consequences for the large British community in Spain, experts in El País predict that the prices of homes will fall in the coming year, especially in the previously most popular areas in Spain. This concerns, in particular, the major cities (Barcelona and Madrid) and the most touristy costas, such as the Balearic Islands, Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol. In this regard, the prediction mainly concerns second-hand homes and rentals. New build prices are expected to remain more or less steady due to the high demand.

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, interest and (remote) sales continue to be strong. Especially in the areas of Marbella, Estepona and Benahavis.

2. Take advantage of low mortgage rates

A second reason why real estate in Spain is becoming increasingly popular is the persistently low mortgage interest rates. This is deliberately kept low by the central banks and the expectation is that mortgage rates will not rise quickly for the time being.

The Spanish banks are less and less reluctant to provide mortgages for a part of the purchase price. Because of this, you can currently finance a property in Spain at a fixed low-interest rate, so the monthly costs are low. This makes financing real estate in Spain even more attractive. This also creates extra demand and therefore rising prices.

3. High ROI and rental potential

When you invest in real estate in Spain, you invest in a property in which you can spend your vacations, but you can also generate an income with it. Through vacation rental websites like Airbnb and HomeAway, you can rent out your property to tourists. This way you can recoup your annual costs for e.g. real estate tax and maintenance and even make (considerable) profits.

Letting a house:

Cilo Marbella is renown for its local luxury property rental services in the area of Marbella. We take care of the complete handling of reservations, cleaning and receiving guests for you. This way you don’t have to worry about anything and you benefit from financial advantages, now through rentals and in the future through a possible sale of your Spanish home.

4. Inheritance tax reduced by 99% in Andalucía

In 2019, the greatest news in a long time for property investors arrived. Not only for Spanish residents but also for non-residents, which will attract new buyers, is that the Inheritance and Gift Tax was virtually eliminated by the Regional Government (Junta de Andalucía) becoming effective from April 11, 2019 with respect to spouses, children, grandchildren and parents (Groups I and II), by subsidizing the tax by 99% which serves as a control tax.

This change makes Costa del Sol a far more attractive destination.  Not merely for permanent residents but also for foreign investors and purchasers of holiday homes.

Brexit and Costa del Sol Property

As the Brexit negotiations came to a long-awaited and final conclusion in December 2020, Brexit is now finally a fact. Consequently, many Brits who currently own property, or are thinking of purchasing property, are understandably concerned as to how the situation will directly affect them.

Will I still be able to buy property in Spain?

Yes. In fact, as the current legislature stands, Spain does not impose any requirements to be a national of an EU country in order to buy property in Spain. Indeed, there are very few restrictions on ANY country in the world and therefore there should be no effect.

How about additional purchase taxes for British citizens after Brexit?

Not applicable for the moment. Property taxes due upon purchase are the same for any buyer, regardless of nationality. While some details are still unsure at the moment (January 2021) this almost certainly remain the same after Brexit. The British are one of the largest market segments for buying Spanish property, so it is extremely unlikely that the Spanish government will do anything to undermine this market.


Let’s allow the real estate offering to evolve and diversify, building on the good news of infrastructural improvements and public works, as well as solid investment into the region that will see new hotels and resorts by prestigious brands add dynamism to a tourist market that still offers homeowners 3-5% net returns on short-term holiday lets.

Marbella Living Brochure

Not sure what type of property to buy? Download now our free ‘Marbella Living’ brochure. Find the best luxury villas and apartments for sale on the Costa del Sol. From golf to beachfront. From investment properties to ultra-luxurious.
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Purchasing a Luxury Property in Marbella: 5 checkpoints

Welcome to the Luxury property blog by Cilo Marbella. In today’s article, we share hand-on practical tips on buying an exclusive property in the Marbella area (Costa del Sol).


1. Finding the right property


Choose a luxury property that is competitively priced and in a good location. Desirable locations include close to the sea, on a golf course, and anywhere within striking distance of Marbella and Puerto Banus. If you intend to spend time in the property yourself then, obviously, you need to choose a style of build and decoration that you are happy to spend time in. If you primarily intend to rent the property out then many guests these days are looking for a modern style. There can be tax advantages for purchasing a new property rather than second hand.

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2. Appointing a lawyer


While it is not a legal requirement to have a solicitor when purchasing a property in Spain, it is highly advisable, and one that we always recommend without exception. Your lawyer will check that the title to the property is good and has no outstanding debts attached to it. She/he will also advise on the best form of legal ownership depending upon your circumstances. If you intend to rent then we can advise, in consultation with your lawyer,  how it might be possible to make significant tax savings on your purchase. Your lawyer will advise on securing a fiscal number and opening a Spanish bank account.


3. Furnishing the property


Sometimes you may be fortunate enough to purchase a property where the furniture is included and it is furniture that you are happy with. However, more often than not the property will either come unfurnished or furnished in a style that is unsuitable. We can advise on a range of different furnishing outlets, for different budgets. Should the primary purpose of the purchase be to secure good rental income then attractive, but inexpensive, furnishing is normally the best option. For rental properties provision should be made for wear and tear and to largely or completely renew furniture approximately every 5/7 years.

4. Appointing a management company


Managing a property can be very time consuming and not all new owners have either the time or the inclination for it. The management company is ultimately responsible for the smooth running of the property from ensuring the grass is cut, pool cleaned, local taxes and fees are paid, rental guests are happy, and any emergencies tended to promptly. For international owners, a reliable management company is absolutely essential. We can advise accordingly.


5. Appointing a rental company


You will need the services of a reputable rental company with a track record of securing high-quality clients for luxury properties. The rental company needs to find out basic information about the proposed guests e.g. How many adults? The ages of the children? Family or group of friends? Copies of passport Identification must be secured. The guest will also need to leave a damages deposit, returnable after the property has been inspected after departure.

You will need to discuss with the rental company what your rental objectives are. For example, do you wish to rent the property at the highest price possible for the most weeks as possible? If so, then a total of 26 weeks pa should be possible assuming the property is priced correctly.

Depending on the property, this should then result in yields of 5-8% pa. However, should personal use be prioritised then this figure will drop accordingly.

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Now is the time to invest in luxury property

Now is the right time to be investing in luxury property in Marbella. The Covid-19 crisis means that there are some great opportunities now available to purchase a luxury property at an attractive price. And when it comes to Europe, there are few more luxurious and glamorous locations than Marbella, Spain.

Marbella offers a lifestyle that is unique in Europe. Often dubbed the ‘California of Europe’ the resort boasts a remarkable 320 days of sunshine pa, numerous luxury retail outlets and restaurants, more 5-star hotels and golf courses than anywhere else in Spain, and some of the most prestigious real estate in all of Europe.

Marbella – Europe’s Luxury Hotspot

So whether you are interested in purchasing a holiday home, an investment property that generates rental income (5% pa net), or a combination of the two, then Marbella is the place to be.

During Covid, we are offering virtual viewings with a ‘deposit now – view later’ option. This enables you to secure your property now and then come to Marbella to view and confirm as soon as you are safely able to travel. Deposits are fully returned should you elect not to proceed with your purchase.

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More Luxury Marbella properties for sale

Below are just three outstanding property opportunities:

Glamorous experiences Marbella

When you are visiting Marbella we can recommend a couple of great places where you have to go when you’re here:

The best luxury Marbella Retreats

Marbella’s luxurious retreats are coming alive once again….welcoming back friends old and new. Here are some of the best relaxing experiences you can have in Marbella, the jetset hotspot on the Costa del Sol.

The Marbella Club

Inspired by an open-air Andalusian village, the boutique retreat benefits from over 10-acres of spacious sub-tropical gardens and vast light-filled private rooms and suites as well as private bungalows and expansive villas. All situated just a stone’s throw from the sea. Celebrating the multi-generational spirit on property, travellers can opt to check into a villa, all boasting private entrances, expansive grounds and contactless check-in facilities ensuring minimal interaction with others. A dedicated villa host will organize everything from movie nights to cooking classes, bespoke alfresco dinners and Kids Club experiences such as animal yoga or a DIY hand sanitizer workshop for little ones.
With the Marbella Club’s new restorative package, Villa guests will have the opportunity to undergo a consultation pre-tip, meaning any dietary recommendations can be found in the fridge upon arrival. Daily in-room fitness activities include Yoga, Pilates or TRX. Tailored in-room treatments will also be available.

The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa

Situated just minutes from a beach, the exclusive The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa offers 170 elegant rooms with views of Sierra Blanca mountain and the Mediterranean coast. This accommodation has been in existence since 2000. It is a 55-minute drive to Malaga Airport and 4.8 km from Puerto Banús. Guests can reach Puerto Banus Beach within a 10-minute drive and The Quinta Golf, as well as mountains and hills, can be found near the hotel. Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club is just a few minutes’ walk from the accommodation. In this resort, you will find a lot of entertainment. There is a spa with an indoor swimming pool and golf enthusiasts can indulge themselves here.

Puente Romano Beach Resort

Luxury hotel Puente Romano Beach Resort, a famous luxurious retreat for foodies. They just launched a new dining opportunity, Les Jardin, set within the tropical gardens. Or what do you think of Leña, a modern steakhouse by renowned three Michelin-starred chef, Dani Garcia; as well as Supperclub, an elevated, performance-led (think live performances and in-house DJ’s) dining experience.
This year, Puente Romano introduces its very own crewed sailing boat giving guests the chance to spend the day discovering the location from a new perspective. Sail around the Mediterranean in total privacy, peace and quiet, powered only by the fresh sea breeze.

Hotel Fuerte, one of  Marbella’s hidden luxurious retreats

In front of the beach, close to all the shops and only 5 minutes walk from the old town, Fuerte Marbella is located in a privileged place on the Costa del Sol, in a strategic location and close to all the points of interest. The leisure area of the Marina with its bars and restaurants and the Alameda Park are only 5 minutes away on foot. On the other hand, the world-famous Puerto Banus is 7 km away. Soleo Marbella is a unique proposal about the waves of the sea. A seafood-inspired restaurant strategically located on the beach where you can enjoy a modern cuisine based on high-quality local products and specialising in fish and rice dishes.

Nobu Hotel Marbella

Nobu Hotel Marbella, one of Marbella’s luxurious retreats, giving guests a longed-for chance to relax and recharge, just steps away from the sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. It’s a special year for Nobu Marbella as 2020 marks ten years since Nobu’s first female Executive Chef, Eleni Manousou, started working in Nobu Matsuhisa’s acclaimed restaurants. Chef Eleni will be celebrating by creating new decadent dishes inspired by Andalusia’s finest fresh produce. Showcasing her creativity, she has introduced specials of the day, from the catch that very morning from local fisherman.

Amàre Beach Hotel Marbella

Amàre Beach Hotel is a unique hotel on the Costa del Sol that brings together the perfect ingredients for a delightful stay: it’s an Adult Only hotel, located right on the promenade and only 5 minutes walking from Marbella’s old town, with its small boutiques, narrow streets and cosy squares. There’s no detail that has been passed over to give the guests the best imaginable adult only holidays in Marbella.
This luxurious resort is much more than a luxury destination, it’s a magical experience too wonderful for words, as they say, themselves. They have a Michelin star restaurant, a Latin American pop-up joint, a beach club, a rooftop bar or a terrace restaurant.

Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort

Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort, located in front of the sea, is surrounded by beautiful gardens and offers rooms with elegant furniture. The retreat has 2 indoor swimming pools and 2 outdoor swimming pools surrounded by solariums and gardens. The Santa Maria and Santa Clara golf courses are less than 3 km from the hotel. This resort has several bars and restaurants. Including a typical Spanish tapas restaurant La Taperia. El Med serves creative Mediterranean dishes like our Pizza Cucina, handcrafted pizzas that use only the freshest ingredients. Relax in the wonderful wellness area where you can receive various treatments. There is also a children’s and teen club at the Marriott’s Marbella.

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How Marbella became the jet set hotspot of Europe

For a long juncture, Marbella struggled with its image. But nowadays the international jet set has again streamed to the southern Spanish coast. Marbella is now again the place in Europe for luxury hotels, Michelin Star restaurants, designer brand shop, high-end real estate developments and fashionable seaside resorts.

The birth of Marbella

Once a charming little fishing town delivered from centuries of pirating raids by the 1830 French conquest of Algeria, Marbella was ‘discovered’ as a jet-set paradise not by foreigners but by Spanish aristocrats in the 1930s. This area had been part of the Grand Tour, which led Northern Europeans and Americans such as Lord Byron and Irving Washington to admire its majestic mountain ranges and Mediterranean shoreline before setting off for Italy or Greece. But it was with the arrival of the 20th-century jet set that Marbella began its journey from village to international glamour capital.

Marbella Club Hotel

By the early 1950s, Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe had established himself on a Finca (Spanish land house) just west of the town, where he first built a private villa and then the guest house that was later to grow into the now-iconic Marbella Club Hotel.

It was here that the famous and beautiful people of the day began to flock, starting a trend that continued through the generations of Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner to Brigitte Bardot, Sean Connery and James Hunt in the 1960s and 1970s, when they were joined by the Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi royals and their large entourage.
The prestigious Marbella Club Hotel legend still goes on. Hotel guests can enjoy priority access to one of the restaurants, private pool, tennis courts, and spa and wellness before the party gets started after sundown.


Marbella’s comeback

Although the absurd number of fancy restaurants, sports cars and yachts standing above the seaside town create the impression that it has never been unlike, the love of the fashionable seaside resort came and went like the waves of the sea in the last decades. Stars like Joan Collins, Audrey Hepburn and Rod Stewart strolled about the Southern Spanish beaches in the seventies and eighties but left the sunny spot more and more in the following years.

Infected money and rampant crime did little good to Marbella. It led to nicknames such as Costa del Crime or Costa Nostra. Add to that a financial crisis and all the ingredients for a wailing jet set escape were present. But fortunately, that is all in the past! At this time, Marbella is enjoying its renowned image like never before. Despite the coronavirus, the jet set is not deterred from travelling to Marbella.

Marbella has a glamorous future

Now that earlier mentioned problems have subsided, the well-provided tourists find themselves back in business on the Spanish beach. It is high tide in Marbella, with an affluence amount of tourists and jet set parading the beaches, and of course the vibrant nightlife of Puerto Banús. Shameless enjoyment is allowed again! Although the measures that should be taken of Covid-19. It is high time to take a dip in the pool, or visit jet set hotspots like Nikki Beach, Ocean Club, Naô, Mosh Kitchen and Olivia Valere. You will be blown away by the enjoyable parade of luxury in Puerto Banús and Marbella. Not everything here is what it seems. Or maybe it is!

Discover Marbella during low season: https://www.cilomarbella.com/marbella-exclusive-luxury-low-season/

Costa del Golf

The Costa del Sol is often referred to as the Costa del Golf, not surprising with the concentration of top quality golf courses nearing the 50’s and fabulous weather almost all year round, it’s an idyllic setting. Popular with European golfers for many years, the area has become better known farther afield due to the 1997 Ryder Cup held at Valderrama. The demand is so great that many new courses are being developed and in the more popular courses, rounds need to be booked months in advance.

A little inland from Puerto Banús and Nueva Andalucía is the area known as “Golf Valley.” With world-class golf courses designed by the likes of Robert Trent Jones and Severiano Ballesteros the area, not surprisingly, is home to many luxury property developments, including some fine frontline properties on the courses. The course at La Zagaleta Country Club, designed by Severiano Ballesteros himself, is one of the most exclusive on the coast and is strictly members and guests only.

Luxury Golf Property for sale: La Zagaleta

Possibly the best remaining plot in the prestigious La Zagaleta Golf & Country Club


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Olivia Valere exclusive nightclub

Explore the magic of the Arabian Nights, the spell of stars of the Marbella evening, with its gardens, fountains, terraces, and all decorated with an exquisite taste. The nightclub adjoins the fabulous LØV Restaurant. This is an elegant and classy hotspot for the most refined jet set. The Olivia Valere Disco has capacity for more than one thousand people and is known to have one of the best night-time atmospheres attracting the likes of Mariah Carey, Paris Hilton, Enrique Iglesias amongst many other celebrities. The place was inspired by luxurious Arabian Palaces and what has been created is truly an enchanting setting where the attention to details is second to none.

Also located within the walls of the Olivia Valere complex is the Le Prive Lounge Bar. Le Prive has a different feel to the Olivia Valere Disco. Decorated in an Asian style, the highlight being the crystal bar that was made by a Chinese master craftsmen. Here it’s all about a relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere that’s both luxurious and discreet.

Spoil your inner self Naô Pool Club

Naô Marbella has been waiting for its guests since 2016 but it is now a hot spot and impresses everyone in Marbella. If you’re up for the finest food, the best cocktails and atmosphere in Marbella then experience a full day at Naô Pool Club. The club is located between tropical gardens and nature giving the perfect place for some wild moments while you enjoy this gorgeous venue. Naô Pool Club brought a new concept of the day clubbing in Puerto Banús with Pool Club & Restaurant surrounded by nature and wild moments. The public at Naô is young and in the same time glamourous. Resident and international DJ’s play at the venue the best music for its guests. It has become the favourite getaway for the ones who are interested in spending an exclusive day in Marbella. Make sure you plan a visit at Marbella’s hotspot.

Shopping at Puerto Banús

Puerto Banús Marina boutiques are front line and second line, next to the luxury yachts in the marina you’ll find the luxury designer shops with labels, such as Gucci, Escada, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Versace, Dior, and fabulous Spanish department store El Corte Inglés. It is the playground of the rich and famous and a real shopper’s paradise. If what you’re looking for is exclusive service when you shop? Cilo Marbella is delighted to be able to offer our clients an exceptional 24/7 concierge and personal shopper service.

Discover Marbella’s finest private luxury services: https://www.cilomarbella.com/concierge/

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Cilo Marbella is proud to present a stunning new addition to its collection of luxury vacation villa rentals in Marbella. Already considered to be the best collection of its kind, the addition of this new beachfront property, immediately adjacent to the renowned Hotel Puente Romano, will only add to its reputation.

A stunning addition to our Marbella luxury vacation villa rentals

Villa Varo is a superb newly renovated 5 bedroom villa, with rooftop solarium boasting magnificent sea views. It is a few minutes stroll from the Puente Romano and all that is on offer there.

The villa has been fully renovated to the very highest of standards and is luxuriously furnished in a sophisticated style. The interior design of the open plan living, dining and kitchen area is a masterpiece of understated refinement, with exquisite furnishings. The ground floor terrace has ample comfortable seating options. The two-tone dining table is a particularly attractive feature. The five en-suite bedrooms are equally tasteful with the most modern of bathrooms and furnishings. Externally, there is a magnificent roof terrace with a full open-air kitchen, kitchen island and dining area. The sea views from the roof terrace are stunning. There is also a full-size pool plus separate Jacuzzi and private bar.


Villa Varo

Property Reference: 77594
Marbella City & Golden Mile
5 Bedrooms
5 Bathrooms
300 m²
From €10,000 – €33,000 Per Week


Beachfront villa on the Golden Mile is especially attractive

Valeria Gelvich, rentals manager for Cilo Marbella, is delighted to welcome the new addition. “ I know our guests will be very excited about this new addition. Beachfront property is always popular, and a beachfront villa on the Golden Mile is especially attractive. Moreover, with rates commencing at just €10.000 per week in low season, it is also very affordable as well”

Book online or call us

Villa Varo is available through Cilo Marbella at www.cilomarbella.com or by calling  0034 952 768 331.

About Cilo Marbella

Cilo Marbella is an exclusive boutique agency specializing in the sale and rental of luxury residential property in the Marbella region of Spain. Formed in 2011 by two affiliate directors from Sotheby’s International Realty, each with over 20 years’ experience in the luxury real estate market. Cilo Marbella is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. This by-invitation-only grouping of some of the most prestigious names in international real estate spans over 70 countries and collectively sells over USD 300 billion of real estate annually.

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Marbella: exclusive Lifestyle and Luxury during low season

The summer of 2020 is not at all what we all expected it to be. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people were forced to cancel or postpone their holiday’s to the sundrenched coast of Marbella. But not all is lost! Because missing out on the main season in Marbella is not all bad! Let us reveal why the low season is the best time to come to Marbella or surrounding area. And not only because the temperatures are more pleasant in the autumn!

Holidays in the new normal are all about health and hygiene so you’ll want your autumn break destination to have strict covid-19 protocols. Marbella, Andalusia and Spain have all taken hygiene measures extremely seriously and you’ll find them in place everywhere. Moreover, during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Costa del Sol suffered very few cases as has been praised for its pro-active, successful approach to tackle the virus in the region.

In general, we can think of 3 main reasons why you should visit Marbella this winter during “low season”. Further down this article, we have highlighted some of the best ‘new normal’ activities during low season in Marbella.

3 main reasons why you should visit Marbella this winter

1. The climate and the colours – Marbella and Spain, in general, are famously known for its extraordinary gardens, flowers, and nature. Even though it’s called “winter”, the flowers, colours and nature, grow all year round on the Sunshine Coast. Being able to escape the darkness and get a dose of nature and its colours truly give you a reset and a reminder of how beautiful life is.5. The weather and the light – At first we didn’t think of including this point as this is quite obvious. With more than 300 days of sunshine every year, the Costa del Sol is an obvious choice. But the fact still remains. With a minimum of 9 hours of sunshine during the darkest part of the year, Costa del Sol offers a light, energy, and vibe that you won’t find in the darker places of Europe during the winter. Being able to escape -10 degrees for a soothing 18-20 degrees of sunshine can give you the break you need

2. Exclusivity – Everything from luxury hotels, rental villas to car rental and flight prices are SIGNIFICANTLY lower during low season. But more importantly, the area is literally more exclusive during the winter and spring period. Every (normal) year, Spain welcomes about 80 million tourists. That makes Spain the 2nd most visited country by tourists in the world. Naturally, the majority of these tourists spend their summer holidays in coastal areas during the months of August and July. This means that during the winter, you don’t have to make reservations for restaurants, drive around looking for a parking spot or even wait at the airport for long time!

3. Outdoor activities – Being able to play golf, tennis, paddle or any other sport outdoors in the middle of winter is an amazing experience. In Marbella, you are able to do them all. Not to mention the hiking paths in the mountains that offer extraordinary views. These hiking paths are normally challenging to complete during the summer due to the hot temperatures. Therefore winter is the perfect time for explorers.

Coronavirus Summer Update

The Costa del Sol health district has recorded 275 cases in the last week and a total of 1.667 positive tests since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. This according to recently updated statistics from Andalucia.com.

Confirmed cases that required hospital admission in Costa del Sol (health district) in the last week number 6, the total admissions for the pandemic is 335. Confirmed cases that required intensive care admission in Andalucia in last week was 0, the total for the pandemic is 38.

Costa del Sol (health district) has recorded 44 deaths, none in the last 21 days.

Estepona has recorded  23 cases in the last week, 2 with symptoms and there have been 143 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Estepona has recorded 4 deaths since the start of the pandemic, none in the last 14 days.

Marbella has recorded 166 cases in the last week, 46 with symptoms and there have been 777 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Marbella has recorded 15 deaths since the start of the pandemic, none in the last 14 days.

coronavirus figures summer 2020 marbella

Flying from the UK to Gibraltar or Málaga

You can fly to Gibraltar from London-Heathrow, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester. The duration of your flight to Gibraltar is only 2 hours and 50 minutes. Good to know: you do not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England if you are travelling from Gibraltar. This because Gibraltar is a British overseas territory. There is also an option to fly to Málaga from all London airports, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. The average flight time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. And of course, it is possible to land with your private jet at both airports.

Private driver or luxury car

From the airport of Gibraltar to Marbella it is about 1-hour drive. From Málaga to Marbella 35 minutes.
For this luxurious holiday you obviously don’t want a taxi, but a private driver who is available whenever you want! Cilo Marbella provides high-end vehicle services for people that wish to experience safe, comfortable and luxury on the beautiful Costa del Sol-roads. Together with a team of highly-skilled, private drivers with experience it fast becomes a powerful alternative to the taxi!

Do you prefer to drive yourself? No problem! Cilo Marbella is your trusted partner for luxury car rental in Marbella. Our clientele often chooses to travel in style. We, therefore, offer the best luxury fleet in the entire Costa del Sol, in combination with a premium service. Choose from the most exclusive car brands in the world, such as Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley, Aston Martin, and Bugatti.

Learn more: https://www.cilomarbella.com/concierge/

Rent an exclusive and secluded beachfront villa in Marbella

The ultimate luxury feeling is a beautiful villa with enough space for you and your friends. Secluded and fully equipped. How about Villa Sorolla? This villa is an exceptional beachfront property located on the grounds of Marbella’s most prestigious location: the Marbella Club Hotel. It is available with optional hotel services and is but a few minutes’ drive to both Marbella and Puerto Banús. This villa is designed in a timeless classical style but with cutting contemporary edges. It possesses a large imposing entrance which leads to the (formal) sitting room which in turn flows outside to large comfortable terraces all with breath-taking sea views.

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The incredible handmade kitchen with separate seating area very much gives one a feeling of being in a family home. An elegant marble staircase leads up to the bedrooms, including a master suite with his and hers bathrooms with dressing rooms. There are nine bedrooms in total with seven bathrooms. On the lower level, you will find the spa area with a huge indoor pool and fitness area And of course, the home cinema should not be missing! A full-on Domotic system controls the whole house with consummate ease. The immaculate gardens feature a large heated pool, split level children’s play area and a terrace with BBQ facilities. Why would you even leave home? Here you have everything!

Rent the best luxury beachfront villas in Marbella

1. Villa Sorolla, Marbella Club, Golden Mile, Marbella
Marbella City & Golden Mile. 9 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, 1100 m². Price on Application

Learn more: https://www.cilomarbella.com/rentals/villa-sorolla-marbella-club-golden-mile-marbella/

2. Villa Barcelo, Luxury Villa for Rent in Nueva Andalucia, Marbella
Nueva Andalucia. 8 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, 850 m². From €8,000 – €16,000 Per Week.

Learn more: https://www.cilomarbella.com/rentals/villa-barcelo-villa-rent-nueva-andalucia-marbella/

Shopping with a personal shopper

Marbella is a shopper’s paradise with its many designer boutiques, interior design stores but also smaller vintage shops where you will be able to find that one of a kind Chanel bag. But where exactly should you be to find all those treasures? When you use the services of a personal shopper you will find it out soon enough! With our Marbella in style personal shopping services, you will receive a personalized style consultation, go for a wardrobe overhaul and end up with a great shopping experience in Puerto Banús. They can also bring you the possibility to do the shopping in the commodity of your own living room.

Learn more: https://www.cilomarbella.com/concierge/

Your own private chef

There is nothing better than a nice, exclusive dinner with family or friends. But what if you don’t feel like going out? Then a private chef is a perfect solution! Turn your mansion into a restaurant with a culinary artist who will prepare dinner in your kitchen. You will be able to personalize every detail, you choose what you want to eat and when you want to eat. Or let yourself be surprised! On the day of the service, the cook will buy the ingredients, cook them at your home, carry out the table service and clean up before leaving, so that you can relax and enjoy.

Of course you can also do the shopping yourself. Our tip: go to Green Village Market in Nueva Andalucía. This organic supermarket has beautiful fresh vegetables and fruits. It has a large number of brands of food, cosmetics, diet and baby supplements.

Enquire here for our private chef services: https://www.cilomarbella.com/concierge/

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Exclusive dining experiences

In Marbella, there are a lot of possibilities to enjoy good food in beautiful surroundings. But what are the real hot spots? One of our favourites is OAK Garden & Grill. It is definitely the best steak restaurant in Marbella. The restaurant is located in Puerto Banús and has a beautiful garden. Besides, of course, meat, you can also choose fish or vegetarian dishes. They also have an extensive wine list.

Definitely worth a visit, restaurant El Lago. Located on the Greenlife Golf, Elviria Hills. This restaurant offers breathtaking views of the golf course and picturesque lake. In 2005 they got a Michelin star. Here they serve innovative and creative courts with personalized service. Definitely go for the tasting menu with wine paring.

Continue reading: Top 5 luxury restaurants in Marbella

Luxury Yacht rental: A day on the Mediterranean

Sailing on a private yacht is the ultimate feeling of freedom and luxury. Marbella Boat Charter is the leading company in Puerto Banús for luxury yachts and boat charters. They have a large and varied selection of yachts and activities for the Costa del Sol area like sailing, fishing, pleasure cruises, water sports, dolphin watching or trips to Morocco. All larger yachts have a skipper and staff on board so you can sit back and relax.

Learn more: https://www.cilomarbella.com/concierge/

Luxury on the beach

Nikki Beach, the chain of luxury beach clubs around the world (from Miami to Bali) also has a branch in Marbella. It is not just an establishment, the beach club is located on a pearly white beach and has a swimming pool where you can relax on one of the VIP beds. This Beach Club is famous for Champagne tastings, opulent lunches, daytime dancing, signature White opening parties and Red closing parties.

More information: https://marbella.nikkibeach.com


Low Season: Best time to play golf in Marbella

You’d rather spend your day more active? Go play golf for a morning or afternoon. Late March to the end of June rates as one of the best times of the year for golf on the Costa del Sol. September is also a very popular period. The days are longer and temperatures very pleasant, and many golf courses look their best with the spring showers and warm sunshine.

The Costa del Sol is called the Costa del Golf for a reason. There are over 70 golf courses near Marbella. We recommend the beautiful 18-holes Marbella Club Golf Resort, designed by Dave Thomas. This golf course is situated amidst the hills of Benahavís and has spectacular views of Gibraltar, the African Coastline, the Mediterranean and the surrounding mountains.


Guadalmina Baja – Luxury Marbella Locations

Undoubtedly, Guadalmina Baja is one of the finest and most sought-after locations on the Costa del Sol.  It is known for its low-density setting and elegant cosmopolitan ambience, and beachfront setting. Like many neighbourhoods in the Estepona and Marbella area, Guadalmina Baja is a healthy mix of  Spanish, Nothern European (Scandinavian) and British residents… all sharing a passion for luxurious living.

Guadalmina Baja comprises mainly of large villas – some of the most luxurious mansions in Marbella are to be found here, built on double or triple plots. A remarkable fact is that the streets in Guadalmina Baja are numbered, rather than named. The average price per square meter = 4,500 €/m².


Guadalmina Baja

The western boundary runs along the Guadalmina River, which also acts as the Marbella – Estepona municipal boundary. A small bridge gives direct access over the Guadalmina river (Calle 4) to Estepona districts. The eastern boundary is the barely noticeable Arroyo del Chopo stream. The nearest towns are San Pedro de Alcántara (3 min drive), Puerto Banus (5 min drive) and Nueva Andalucia (5 min drive).

About San Pedro de Alcántara

Located in the Marbella area of Spain, San Pedro de Alcántara is a small town that has gone through wide-range of remodelling work in recent times. Thanks to its increase in tourism it has become a thriving resort with a host of activities to offer you including going on a buggy safari, chartering a luxury yacht, Segway tours and many more. Couple with that, it features a new strip of top-class restaurants, hotels as well as the best beach clubs where you can relax and enjoy the sunshine.


Guadalmina is originally associated with aristocracy and Hollywood Golden Age stars. For example, ex-empress of Persia, Princess Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary lived here. As did Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn, who bought a hillside villa with her spouse, film director Mel Ferrer. It’s still favoured by celebrities, business professionals, politicians (Cuban ex-president Batista). Recent residents: national heavyweights of Partido Popular, former Prime Minister Aznar, Madrid ex-mayor Ana Botella. It has never been a “vanity fair”, rather a discreet part of Marbella where famous people live or stay, like Naomi Campbell holing up in Guadalmina after spending time in Banus. Though it’s home to long-established millionaires (incl. the only descendant of Athina Hélène Onassis).

Guadalmina Baja amenities

The golf course that runs down to the sea from near the Hotel Guadalmina is the South Course. The golf clubhouse is located in Guadalmina Alta. San José private junior and secondary school is located in Guadalmina Baja.

The local beach is Playa Guadalmina and next to this are the Roman Baths Las Bovedas and medieval lookout tower. The leading hotel in Guadalmina these days is the seafront Hotel Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort. Shopping centres and boutique stores are never far away. Residents are only 5 min. drive away from the port boutique stores in Puerto Banus, or the acclaimed shopping centre El Corte Ingles.


Guadalmina Baja: Luxury Villa’s for Sale

Modern Style Luxury Villa in Guadalmina Baja, Marbella
San Pedro de Alcantara4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 506 m²€1,890,000

Located in the heart of the prestigious Guadalmina Baja area in Marbella, consists of a residential project of six exclusive villas of great luxury designed by the renowned architect is a private and secure complex of six luxury villas of modern style. Authentic paradise, this area gathers the most beautiful villas of Marbella and Estepona. Exposed to the southeast to seven hundred meters of the sea the urbanization is in a green and calm environment and allows its inhabitants to enjoy beautiful and open views. The quality of the architecture and a well-designed interior layout allows us to build modern villas with large bright rooms, which facilitate the comfort and comfort of those who inhabit them.

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Villa Fortuny, Luxury Villa to Rent in Guadalmina, Marbella
Marbella (Guadalmina)5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 650 m²
From €14,000 Per Week

Villa Fortuny is a magnificent beachfront property, set on 2 acres of carefully manicured land that stretches down to the sea and offering direct access to the beach. The villa is in the classical Andalucian style; sophisticated and charming with all the necessary modern conveniences attached.

The property boasts five bedrooms, all en-suite. The upstairs master suite benefits from a private balcony with magnificent sea views. There is a fully equipped state of the art modern kitchen, large living area, a dining room, plus staff quarters. The living and dining areas open onto a covered terrace and then through to the superb gardens. Extensive use is made of marble throughout the villa and all furnishings are stylish and comfortable. Modern conveniences include air conditioning, satellite television and wifi.

The outdoors and garden area are truly exceptional!


About Cilo Marbella – Luxury Property Specialist

Cilo Marbella is an exclusive boutique agency specializing in the sale and rental of luxury residential property in the Marbella region of Spain. Formed in 2011 by two affiliate directors from Sotheby’s International Realty, each with over 20 years’ experience in the luxury real estate market. Cilo Marbella is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. This by-invitation-only grouping of some of the most prestigious names in international real estate spans over 70 countries and collectively sells over USD 300 billion of real estate annually.

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About Marbella

New build Marbella: The best post-lockdown Property Investments

Should you invest in new build villas on the Costa del Sol during, or shortly after, the Coronavirus lockdown? Perhaps a million-dollar question that you have asked yourself several times during the past few months. In this article, we answer this question. + 5 Luxury New Build Projects for Sale – Our best picks for new build property investments in the Marbella area (Costa del Sol).


Table of contents

    1. What is the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Costa del Sol real estate market?
    2. 5 Luxury New Build Projects for Sale – Our best picks for new build property investments in the Marbella area


The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on financial markets and the economy worldwide will be immense. Many (property) investors, owners, and potential home buyers are, as a result, uncertain if now is the right time to buy a property. The main question we try to answer is: Is the corona crisis affecting the Costa del Sol real estate market?

Жизнь в Марбелье


1. What is the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Costa del Sol real estate market?


To answer this question accurately, we should dig a little further into the subject. First of all, there is an immediate impact or short-term impact. Next, there is the long-term effect on the real estate market. We, therefore, split the main question into 3 subquestions to provide you with the most accurate answer. Please bear in mind, while we write this article, the Costa del Sol is currently in phase 3 of the reopening plan.

The final phase or stage 4 of the reopening plan will start on 22nd June for those Spanish territories that pass the 4-criteria requirements at each stage. This means that at the end of June, if the number of COVID-19 cases continues to reduce, Spain will formally complete its reopening process in a bid to get out of lockdown, and we will finally be living in the frequently mentioned “new normal”.

For more information about the next phase, phase 4, we recommend the following article: https://www.spainenglish.com/2020/06/16/lifting-lockdown-spain-full-details-phases/

1.1 Are property prices falling on the Costa del Sol as a result of the corona crisis?

According to current data and experts, no unexpected developments or market behaviour have been recorded so far. In the years immediately after the crisis, you will see the Spanish property market collapsed in 2007 and bottomed out in 2013 before beginning to recover in late 2013 / 2014. The national story was a long, steady decline before a long, steady recovery. It was one of contraction: in property sales, house prices, transactional values, construction and nance. According to property columnist Adam Neale in The Olive PressA FASTER RECOVERY FOR THE COSTA DEL SOL, ESPECIALLY MARBELLA AND ESTEPONA are expected. “This time around, and as long as treatments for Coronavirus contain or cure it within a reasonable timeframe, we expect a similar sharp drop in residential property sales in 2020 with an equally sharp recovery, once the immediate risk is mitigated or over. Long story short: The Covid-19 pandemic leads at short notice to shifts of purchase behaviour, on a long-term basis it will, however not reduce the housing demand.”

As a result, the Coronavirus crisis does not seem to have had a neagetive impact on property prices at the moment. The explanation for this is relatively simple: real estate does not lose its attractiveness for investors in harsh times. A home can still be considered a stable investment in times of crises. But, more important than ever before, location is key.

1.2 What about the short term impact of property prices? (Q3/4 2020)

A crisis always creates opportunities. For real-estate buyers, this can be good news. For sellers, it may mean lower expectations, both in terms of price and time to sell. Experts predict that the total volume of sales will crash by around 30 per cent, bringing it closer to the levels witnessed in 2012 and 2013. Will this lower property prices in the 2nd part of 2020? Not per se, as the demand for residential space will not decrease, even in the face of the corona crisis. Simply because of the fact that people will always be in need to have a roof over their heads. It is not yet foreseeable that property prices will fall as a result of the Corona crisis, given the current market situation. However, it is only possible to estimate how prices and the number of sales transactions resulting from COVID-19 will develop in the second or third quarter of this year.

1.3 Should you buy or invest in property on the Costa del Sol now?

There is no available data for regional prices but, on a national basis, if you compare the history of house prices in the last crisis against the number of residential sales for the same period, you will see that they reached the end of their downward trend at the end of 2013. The decline in residential sales drove the market prices downward until confidence was restored.  The statistics show most buyers missed buying at the bottom of the market, with the majority of sales occurring before and after. If, as we believe, the local market sees a rapid fall before quickly recovering (subject to effective treatments of Coronavirus), then the best time to buy should be within the next six-to-18 months. While new project launches are being staggered by the developers, the available ready-to-move-in inventory continues to see interest during the ongoing lockdown period. According to Financial Express, the Real estate business will continue to remain an attractive asset and be a sense of security for any buyer.


2. 5 Luxury New Build Projects for Sale – Our best picks for new build property investments in the Marbella area


Next, our sales department selected the 5 Luxury New Build Projects for Sale – Our best picks for new build property investments in the Marbella area (Costa del Sol). They are listed below. For more information, please click on the link to the detailed property page, or contact our sales department. We have listed the information at the bottom of this page.


1. Luxury Design Villas in a Beautiful Spot in La Cala Golf Resort, Marbella

15 exclusive independent luxury new build villas. Finished according to the latest luxury qualities, avant-garde design, pure lines, neutral colours and large spaces, creating a perfect symbiosis with the natural environment where it is located. FROM: 395000.

View property details: https://www.cilomarbella.com/sales/luxury-design-villas-in-a-beautiful-spot-in-la-cala-golf-resort-marbella/

Cilo Marbella – Contact Sales for more information

UK and Rest of the World

Tel: +34 952 768 331
Email: info@cilomarbella.com


Tel: +44 207 754 9157
Email: info@cilomarbella.com


2. Modern Design Villa with Sea Views, Estepona, Marbella

The design of this new build villa is modern and fresh. It is located in Puerto de La Duquesa. The horizontal lines, parallel to the sea, create a symmetrical shape, while the vertical lines break that symmetry and give movement to the villa. FROM:495000.

View property details: https://www.cilomarbella.com/sales/modern-design-villa-with-sea-views-estepona-marbella/

Cilo Marbella – Contact Sales

UK and Rest of the World

Tel: +34 952 768 331
Email: info@cilomarbella.com


Tel: +44 207 754 9157
Email: info@cilomarbella.com


3. New Luxury Development with Panoramic Sea Views, Estepona, Marbella

New luxury development of 8 private, luxury villas for sale set in a secured gated golf and country club estate. These fabulous villas are placed in a prime location, on the first line of La Resina Golf Course. FROM: 985000.

View property details: https://www.cilomarbella.com/sales/new-luxury-development-with-panoramic-sea-views-estepona-marbella/

Cilo Marbella – Contact Sales

UK and Rest of the World

Tel: +34 952 768 331
Email: info@cilomarbella.com


Tel: +44 207 754 9157
Email: info@cilomarbella.com


4. Contemporary Luxury Villa in a Golf Valley, New Golden Mile, Marbella

This exceptional development consists of 7 contemporary luxury villas with sea views in an exceptional location in one of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol just 5 minutes from Estepona, with its beautiful beaches, marina, shops and leisure. FROM: €995,000.

View property details: https://www.cilomarbella.com/sales/luxury-villa-new-golden-mile/

Cilo Marbella – Contact Sales for more information

UK and Rest of the World

Tel: +34 952 768 331
Email: info@cilomarbella.com


Tel: +44 207 754 9157
Email: info@cilomarbella.com


5. Modern Unique Villa Boasting Spectacular Views, Marbella East

A unique project of newly-built villas is a development of exclusive four-bedroom villas boasting spectacular views, contemporary architectural style and the latest in-home technology. These stunning properties offer you a combination of the sea, sun and mountains with exceptional surroundings.

View property details: https://www.cilomarbella.com/sales/modern-villa-marbella-east/

Cilo Marbella – Contact Sales for more information

UK and Rest of the World

Tel: +34 952 768 331
Email: info@cilomarbella.com


Tel: +44 207 754 9157
Email: info@cilomarbella.com


About Cilo Marbella

Thank you for reading New build Costa del Sol: The best post-lockdown Property Investments

Cilo Marbella is an exclusive boutique agency specializing in the sale and rental of luxury residential property in the Marbella region of Spain. Formed in 2011 by two affiliate directors from Sotheby’s International Realty, each with over 20 years’ experience in the luxury real estate market. Cilo Marbella is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. This by-invitation-only grouping of some of the most prestigious names in international real estate spans over 70 countries and collectively sells over USD 300 billion of real estate annually.

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About Marbella

В Испании идёт уже третья неделя режима повышенной готовности из- за распространения нового коронавируса. Закрыты школы, университеты, парки, бары, рестораны и прочие развлекательные заведения. Власти Испании заверяют, что принятые меры являются крайней необходимостью для спасения жителей и нераспространения инфекции

Мы надеемся, что через некоторое время Испания снова станет открытой, и можно будет понежиться под теплым солнышком на пляже Средиземного моря

Но давайте пока вспомним, какова была жизнь до пандемии.

Открытие сезона

Традиционно апрель – это начало летнего сезона в Марбелье. Возрастает наплыв туристов, пока еще рано ездить на пляжи, но посетители ищут песок, шезлонги и бильярд. Начинают работать прибрежные кафе “chiringuitos” игроки стекаются на многочисленные гольф-поля, а теннисные и падель- клубы заполняются.

Главный праздник весны

Semana Santa-или Пасхальная неделя в Испании
Это страстная неделя в Испании и она является главным праздником. Она сопровождается масштабными костюмированными процессиями, которые проходят по главным улицам испанских городов, а жители, как и туристы, заняв места на заранее установленных на тротуарах стульях, могут с трепетом наслаждаться шествиями. В некоторых провинциях за день проходит до 40-ка процессий. Самыми популярными считается процессии в Малаге.

Активный отдых

Те, кто предпочитает активное время препровождением, могут отправиться в Сьерра-Неваду и насладиться самым длинным лыжным сезоном в Европе на склонах этих величественных гор всего в двух часах езды от Марбельи. Знаменитая прогулочная набережная Марбельи расцветает в это время года, а кафе и Привлекательным туристическим местом является портовый район Пуэрто-Банус, он отлично подойдет для прогулок и фотосессии. Здесь можно полюбоваться белоснежными яхтами, заказать интересную морскую экскурсию или просто отдохнуть в одном из уютных ресторанчиков и попробовать фирменные блюда из морепродуктов.
Семейный отдых с детьми
Марбелья не случайно пользуется огромной популярностью у туристов с детьми, курорт идеально подходит для семейного отдыха. Поклонникам водных развлечений обязательно понравится аквапарк Costawaterpark, Среди музеев, которые будет интересно посетить всей семьей, особенно стоит выделить Painting Cats and Dogs.

На курорте работает много необычных развлекательных центров, одним из самых оригинальных считается SphereMania Marbella.
Одним из самых необычных культурных заведений Марбельи считается Museo del Bonsai, этот необычный музей тоже популярен у отдыхающих с детьми.

Рестораны и кафе Марбельи

На живописном побережье располагается популярный ресторан Suite del Mar, в котором помимо оригинальных рыбных блюд готовят и восхитительные мясные угощения. Интересным заведением является ресторан La Pasquera de Banus. Здесь также подают отменные блюда из морепродуктов, Попробовать лучшие блюда андалузской кухни приглашает гостей ресторан La Venencia, он отличается не только обилием фирменных угощений, но и интересным декором.

Для тех, кто интересуется Марбельей, это прекрасное время года, чтобы получить впечатление об этом элегантном курортном городе и попробовать его завидный стиль жизни в то время, когда большая часть Европы все еще находится в тисках зимы. Посетите нас с расцветом миндаля на деревьях и ознакомьтесь с широким выбором недвижимости CiloMarbella, которую можно арендовать и купить.

Испания ждет вас!

Весь мир, а Испания одна из первых переживает сложную ситуацию с короновирусом. Но, не смотря на сложившуюся ситуация, испанцы сохраняют присущий им оптимизм. Мир знавал и не такие вирусы и болезни, поэтому мы не теряем надежду на лучшее и надеемся на скорую встречу с вами!

Marbella Luxury Summer Season 2020 (Corona Update)

The Spanish government is thinking of a scenario in which the borders would remain closed for longer and foreign tourists would not be allowed in for a whole summer.

Over the last few decades, travel has gone from being a pleasure reserved for the upper classes. Advances in the commercial aviation industry and the tourism boom have resulted in 1.5 billion trips worldwide by 2019, according to the World Tourism Organization. In 2020, growth of three to four percent was predicted, but the coronavirus is going to upset any previous estimates.

Marbella and Puerto Banus

It goes without saying that the Coronavirus has left its marks in the normally vibrant area of Marbella and Puerto Banús.

Puerto Banus Marbella

For example, customers and shoppers who come to Puerto Banús no longer queue up at the restaurants in the port area, but go, through the only access guarded by security guards wearing latex masks and gloves, to buy the essentials at the department store supermarket overlooking one of the busiest shopping areas in the municipality. The high-end vehicles parked on the seafront in the port, separating the shops of the most prestigious clothing brands from the most luxurious yachts in the world has given way to the uninterrupted horizon of closed establishments and perfectly aligned boats on closed pontoons.

The Marbella Town Hall previously labelled rightfully the Easter tourist season as ‘to be lost’ and trusts that the crisis situation caused by the coronavirus will be dealt with in time for the hotel and commercial sectors of the municipality to save the summer season. The taxi fleet is currently 50% operational and the number of passengers on public transport, which is free for registered residents, has dropped by 85 percent.

Antonio Banderas

Hollywood-actor Antonio Banderas is forced to stay in his Marbella villa ever since the start of the lockdown in Spain. The Málaga-born actor was travelling there from Madrid after filming of the movie he is making with Penelope Cruz was suspended. His life partner, Nicole Kimpel, is ‘trapped’ in Switzerland with her sister Barbara and her father, so Antonio Banderas is sitting out this lockdown on his own. He says the coronavirus crisis is going to affect everybody, but at the same time, he is hopeful about the future for Malaga and the Costa del Sol, even though “very hard” times are on the way.

In his many hours of free time he studies, reads scripts and books and, above all, coordinates the social work carried out by the Fundación Lágrimas y Favores, of which he is the founder and president. Banderas is also working with the Agrupación de Cofradías, the Association of Religious Brotherhoods, with its president Pablo Atencia, who is a good friend. With 53,000 euros and the help of his Foundation, Banderas is helping to fight the crisis. They are distributing hundreds of single-use medical gowns, gloves, masks and shoe covers to hospitals, homes for the elderly and pharmacies.

And there is more positive Corona-COVID 19-related news from the area.

Excellent local measures prevent Corona outbreak in Marbella

According to statistics from Andalucia.com, the Costa del Sol health district had 441 confirmed cases, 21 deaths and 128 cured as of 12-04-2020. And the situation on the coast is looking very promising. The amount of new cases has decreased dramatically. Just 14 new cases have been recorded compared to the peak day of April 2 when the Costa del Sol region saw 180 people diagnosed with the virus. For the first time in three weeks no coronavirus deaths have been reported in Malaga province in daily figures. In the past 24 hours just one person has had to be admitted into intensive care, meaning the province has 143 patients in ICU.

Earlier this month, the Marbella town hall launched a disinfection campaign across the town’s 40 pharmacies. According to councillor for Health Enrique Rodríguez, this measure is being taken “because these establishments are usually the first port of call for residents who present some kind of symptoms or have some doubts about coronavirus”.

Andalucia is sixth on the list in Spain for coronavirus cases. Madrid (47,146), Cataluña (34,726), Castilla La Mancha (14,054), Castilla Leon (12,628) and Pais Vasco (11,018) are the worst-hit communities.

Spanish media speculate about the 2020 tourism season in Spain

With more than 15,000 deaths and more than 153,000 confirmed infections, Spain is one of the worst affected countries in the world. According to the Spanish ABC, the Spanish government sets the stage for a summer without any or very limited foreign tourism due to the coronavirus. Several executive sources acknowledge to ABC that they are studying the option of prevention of foreign tourists in the summer of 2020.

Will you be able to go to the beach?

Of course, the idea is to reduce overcrowded events in certain areas. So what about going to the beach? This possibility is not yet excluded, but limitations in terms of capacity are one of the measures that the epidemiological and scientific experts would have advised, and the Government will study thoroughly. But one thing is for sure, it will be very difficult to spot images of tourists fighting for the front line of the beach or those crowded beaches.

Experts about the situation

“What is going to happen now,” analyses travel journalist Alberto Menéndez, “is a return to domestic tourism, of proximity, in which value is given to one’s own. It will be a perfect moment to rediscover the wonders of our country, a return to the subtle.

Another colleague in the Cabinet concurs with this idea: “International tourism will take time,” he says, because before the borders are reopened, “connectivity must be restored” and “means must be provided to ensure that it does not spread. Spain is being one of the countries hardest hit by this crisis. But at the same time, other countries are lagging behind in the scenario of contagion and deaths. The problem lies in entering the country, but also in leaving Spain: “We must recover the confidence that coming to Spain does not affect health, but we must also have the confidence that the virus will not be brought to us”, the Government assures us, so it is assumed that it must be an issue that “must be approached from the international arena”.

The Hospitality sector

For Pablo Gonzalo, who runs El Pimpi, one of Malaga’s iconic bars for tourists, the immediate future is going to mean attracting local people and tourists from other parts of Spain. Before the crisis began, around 50 per cent of the clients in this city centre establishment were from outside Malaga, so he believes it is essential to adapt to the circumstances. “We business owners have to press the ‘re-set’ button and start the battle from zero,” he says in the April edition of SurinEnglish.

This feeling of uncertainty is shared by Carlos Franco, director of Meliá Costa del Sol, who says that “there are cancellations, but nothing can be assessed yet, although what is left of March and April will undoubtedly be a disaster”. The manager of this recently renovated hotel believes that the pandemic is going to be “a strong blow with a big crisis in the short term, but we hope that we can face the beginning of the high season, in May and June, in the best possible way and with a more positive face”.

Spanish domestic tourism in 2020

Going on holiday in your own country would be allowed and even promoted. At least, this is what several sources claim. Even though certain restrictions are possible there: for example, it would be compulsory to wear a mouth mask on public transport and to follow the social distancing rules.

Since 14 March the state of emergency has been in place in Spain and since 30 March the country is in full lockdown. The measures were later extended until 26 April. Check our website regularly to stay up to date about the situation around Marbella, Puerto Banus, Mijas and other popular luxury locations on the Costa del Sol.

C субботы 14 марта по распоряжению Правительства Испании, было объявлено, что в связи с дальнейшим распространением коронавируса COVID-19 в стране вводится режим повышенной готовности ограничив передвижение людей на 15 дней. Этот срок был продлен с согласия парламента до 11 апреля.

Можно ли совершать пробежки?

Закрыты пляжи в Марбелье, Михасе, Эстепоне, Фуэнхироле, Нерхе, других муниципалитетах, расположенных в провинции Малага. Когда они могут вновь заработать, неизвестно.

Одними из первых о закрытии пляжей – еще до объявления властями режима повышенной опасности – объявили ряд регионов, в том числе Валенсия и Мурсия, куда направились жители Мадрида после того, как на прошлой неделе были закрыты столичные школы. Власти этих регионов призвали “не рассматривать ситуацию как каникулы” и указали, что большинство случаев коронавируса выявлено среди приехавших из испанской столицы.

Будут ли работать бары, рестораны, кафе?

Повсюду закрыты бары, рестораны, музеи, театры, спортивные и культурные центры, некоторые парки, другие развлекательные заведения, школы, университеты, магазины за исключением продовольственных и предметов первой необходимости.

Ситуация в магазинах

В магазинах сначала все выметали, но уже все продукты на месте. Самыми популярными продуктами были туалетная бумага и дезинфицирующие мыло. Люди стали чаще покупать алкоголь, у стеллажей с вином часто можно увидеть даже бабулек. Также популярные цитрусовые, замороженные м консервированные продукты такие как тунец, томатная паста.

Супермаркеты и магазины в Испании ввели новые часы работы и приняли специальные меры при ЧП минимальное безопасное расстояние между покупателями должно составлять один метр.

Можно ли выгуливать собаку или гулять с детьми в парках?

Находиться на улицы практически запрещено — за исключением случаев, когда человеку надо сходить в магазин, при этом надо предъявит чек с магазина . Гулять с ребёнком и заниматься спортом в парке нельзя, зато можно выгулять собаку!! И тут испанцы решили схитрить – пытаются использовать это исключение, чтобы обойти правила. Например, выходят на длительные
прогулки с игрушечными животными. В Twitter появилось видео с испанцем, который шел по улице с игрушечной собакой на поводке, к нему подъехала полиция на автомобиле и предупредила о штрафе, если и в дальнейшем будет пытаться обмануть полицию. И такие случаи не единичны. Также владельцы собак предлагают сдать своих животных в аренду – за несколько десятков евро.


Ввели тоже не “маленькие” штрафы например за выход на улицу без причины карают штрафом – в тысячи евро.

Как испанцы проводят время

Коронавирус превратил телевизор в единственное развлечение для испанцев. По данным Barlovento, в этот понедельник 34 576 000 человек смотрели по крайней мере одну минуту телевидения, в среднем 10 137 000 человека. Это самый высокий уровень просмотров в истории: 322 минуты на человека (410 минут на зрителя). Большинство ТВ сетей делают ставку на информацию о коронавирусе.

Борьбе с коронавирусом

В Европейской комиссии рассчитывают выделить миллиарды евро из собственных средств, чтобы как можно быстрее помочь странам. Марбелья закупила восемь тысяч литров дезинфекционных средств для обработки города.

Сами же испанцы взяли за традицию по вечерам аплодировать из окон и с балконов врачам, которые спасают их от вируса.