The best place to live

Indeed, Marbella is a fantastic place to call home. Marbella is an excellent place to live regardless of whether you are retired or working and if you are looking for a location with a pleasant environment for the whole family. Enjoy long sunny days, fabulous beaches, plenty of golf courses, and a culture that must be experienced firsthand are only a few of the reasons people move to Marbella. Most importantly, living by the blissful Mediterranean provides a physically and spiritually balanced lifestyle. The lifestyle that Marbella provides is unrivaled anywhere else on the planet.

Relocation can sometimes be a daunting thought and process to start with, getting familiar and comfortable in new surroundings and a new home can be challenging – however everything makes sense once you are settled and weigh up the pros and cons. Marbella has most definitely grown from being a touristic place, to home of many who used to just visit but opted for the amazing quality of life all year round.

Learn about why expats move permanently to Marbella and make a smooth and fruitful transition. Here are the top compelling reasons:


Enjoy long sunny days, fabulous beaches, plenty of golf courses, and a culture that must be experienced firsthand are only a few of the reasons people move to Marbella.

The climate

Yes, this it at the top of the list as it is probably the most obvious, wonder why? That is because Marbella enjoys approximately 300 days of sun a year and your mood is influenced by the weather. When it’s sunny, you feel great; when it’s not, you don’t. So ask yourself how do you want to live? In the warm months with is half of the year, in the daytime you can wear shorts and t shirts. Also between May and October, you can swim in the sea. In the summer months enjoy the refreshing wind that keeps you nice and cool even in the summer months.

Great for Property Investment

You get more property for your money when you invest in property on the Costa del Sol. Banks are investing in the mortgage market for the first time in years, offering some of the best offers in the recent years. Just imagine that even some of the areas such as New Golden Mile host homes that would be twice the price if bought elsewhere. At 3SA we are sure to find the perfect home for you and exceed all your expectations whilst meeting the needs of you and your family.


Schools and education become a concern when relocating with your family. It is customary for expats relocating with their families to look for suitable schools first, and then try to find suitable housing close to the chosen school. To put your mind at ease, Marbella has a plethora of private schools that cater to a wide range of educational needs.

If you wish to continue an education similar to back home, then international schools are a great choice. International schools are typically used to serving a transient expat community. They ensure that the curriculum is clear and that the transition from one school to the next is as smooth as possible, making it one less worry for you.

Friendly culture

Spain is full of cheerful, upbeat people who really know how to have a good time. Not only this but they are always very happy to help and enjoy mingling to meet new people which is very welcoming.


The highways of this city are very well prepared, wide and well connected, you can even take a private highway if you wish to reach your destination faster. There are hourly and on-time intercity buses as well as high-speed trains from Malaga to Madrid; and, most significantly, Malaga’s international airport, which has regular flights to all major European cities as well as intercontinental destinations such as Montreal, Moscow, Paris, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, and others.


Mediterranean cuisine is high in seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables, salads, pulses, and olive oil, making it one of the world’s healthiest diets. There is great food in many restaurants all throughout La Costa del Sol, you just have to research a little and know where to go. If you are really into your food and enjoy fine dining, you will be pleased to know there are several restaurants with Michelin stars!

Social Scene

The nightlife is fantastic. Marbella has a mix of new, hip, fusion, and traditional restaurants. There are plenty of beach cocktail bars, with great music and ambience and you can then move on to the nightclubs. If that’s your thing, there are marinas where you can walk around and enjoy a nice glass of champagne.

Culture and History

For hundreds of years, Spain has captivated Northern Europeans. It’s hard to say if it’s because of the Arabic heritage that has left its mark on the food and spices, the music, place names, and people’s faces, or the insane village and city parties that take place on a grand scale. Just to name a few, think of the Mezquita de Cordoba, the Alhambra de Granada, and Seville’s Giralda… not to mention Jerez, which is a small town in Cadiz, capital of flamenco, show horses and even motor racing! And there is much more to discover in La Costa del Sol…

Marbella has most definitely grown from being a touristic place, to home of many who used to just visit but opted for the amazing quality of life all year round.

Beaches and Mountains

In the summer, Marbella can get a little busy, which makes it full of live and very enjoyable. However, residents often take trips out and go to Cadiz where you’ll find long stretches of undeveloped white sand beaches. There are plenty of great beaches with beach restaurants also on the Costa del Sol (beach bars). You can sit by the water with your toes in the sand, in the shade, with a cold beer or bottle of white wine, and eat fresh fish whenever you want. Does it get any better than that? Perhaps yes, enjoying the panoramic Mediterranean Sea views from the comfort of your new home!

Sports and Outdoor Activities

All adventure sports are available from the most beginner’s level to the highest level, including skiing in the Sierra Nevada, rock climbing, and canyoning; all water sports, such as windsurfing, surfboarding, kitesurfing, scuba diving, canoeing, and kayaking; and all air sports, such as paragliding and hang gliding. In Marbella everything is possible.


Marbella and La Costa Del Sol in generally is also known as the Golf Coast. Between Malaga and Gibraltar, there are about 70 gold courses, many of which are world championship-level. Imagine a property that is front line golf (as opposed to front line beach) which translates to basically having direct views of immaculately manicured gold lawns and landscaped trees.

All in all, it is very obvious why Marbella has growingly become popular amongst expats to live here permanently. These are just some of the reasons that make it a lot easier to make that live changing decision for the better… Rest assured you are in for a treat…!