Focus on Fuengirola

Focus on Fuengirola

Fabulous Fuengirola has been a mecca for tourists for decades so it is no surprise this is a wonderful area to set up home or a have a holiday home.

Nestled between Torremolinos and Marbella, Fuengirola is one of the Costa del Sol’s biggest and most popular holiday resorts. Properties for sale in Fuengirola mix with buzzing beachfront bars and friendly restaurants and in contrast there are also side streets and squares crammed with upmarket tapas places and chic boutiques.

The Moorish Sohail Castle adds a bit of history and other attractions include Bioparc Fuengirola. The real draw, though, is the super-sized sandy beach. Fuengirola has a whopping eight kilometres of sand, split into eight different beaches starting off at the castle spreading westwards past the marina to Carvajal in the east. Four of these beautiful beaches hold the Blue Flag.

The Paseo Maritimo, a seaside walkway that spans the whole stretch of the town and is perfect for a gentle walk, jog or full on run. Fuengirola is just 25kms from Malaga airport.

With a great combination of nationalities loving the area, it is well set up with infrastructure and international shops, bars and restaurants. From here you can reach Malaga airport in 20 minutes by car or just take the train. Marbella is just under 30 minutes in the other direction. If you fly in and out regularly or let out your holiday home, it is the perfect location.

With so much on offer, you could lose yourself in the lovely Spanish lifestyle for days, dining out, relaxing on beaches, shopping and having fun. Locally you’ll find a shopping centre complex, cinema, department stores, several supermarkets, sports and leisure centres, and a water park. Visitors love this area as it caters for all ages. In the evening if you love art and culture, it is easy to hop on a train to Malaga and enjoy a different scene or drive to Marbella for lively nightlife.

Whether you are looking for a beachside apartment or frontline golf villa, we have plenty of tempting choices for you. If you are a golf lover, there’s a superb collection of courses right on your doorstep.

So, if you are searching for the perfect area to buy in Andalucia, check out Fuengirola. If you would like to see some properties for sale in Fuengirola, our experienced team can help you choose the ideal home for you. Simply call on of our local real estate experts at our local number 0034 952 939 460 or on our UK number 0044 208 068 7606.

Great things to do Easter Weekend in Spain

Great things to do Easter Weekend in Spain

As one of the most treasured bank holidays of the year, Easter or Semana Santa here in Spain is a big affair. More than just having the children at home, these holidays signal the real start of summer. If you are in Andalucia over Easter or are inspired to pack a bag and come over, here are a few suggestions for what you can do.

Watch a procession
If you have never seen one, then we recommend you do. Semana Santa processions are magnificent. The smell of incense and fresh flowers and the sound of saeta religious song announce the arrival of the ornate sculptures – tronos – which can take up to 200 people to carry!

These huge sculptures are accompanied by vast swathes of religious brotherhood members – Nazarenes – dressed in coloured robes and long conical hoods, while the parades often last more than an hour. On Easter Sunday, processions are a substantially more joyous affair and Málaga is one the best places to take in the sights and sounds being one of the largest parades.

Play Golf
With longer days and generally nicer temperatures, this is the perfect time of year to book in a few games of golf on one of the more challenging courses in the area. It is a hugely social activity, so whatever level you are at or however competitive you are, get together with some friends and book a tee time. There are some stunning courses in the Costa del Sol and this time of year is classed as peak season so make sure you book.

Go Skiing
Oh the Costa del Sol has it all! Strictly speaking the skiing is available in the neighbouring Sierra Nevada but being just an hour or so from Malaga, you can enjoy some time on the slopes before heading back to the beaches! All 124 runs and 21 ski lifts are open until 5th May and there’s between one and three metres of decent packed powder, so conditions will be perfect for the Granada resort’s much-famed “bluebird days” on the slopes, whether skiing or snowboarding.

Explore an inland village
Some of the inland villages or pueblos offer the most beautiful scenery and views. Some are off the beaten track and may appeal to you if bustling Easter beaches don’t. Spring is the ideal to explore cobbled streets as the temperatures are not too high. Mijas Pueblo, Ojen and Casares are but a few of the hidden gems away from the coast.

Enjoy some art and culture
Any trip to the Costa del Sol should include a day out in Malaga. Whatever the weather there are art galleries and museums to visit including the Picasso Museum or the Carmen Thyssen. Historical buildings like the Catedral de la Encarnacion and the Alcazabar and the Botanical Gardens. After all this you could partake in a little local wine and tapas. Malaga has so much to offer you could spend the entire holiday weekend here.

If any of this has inspired you to come and live in Spain or buy a holiday home here, we have an excellent selection of properties in Marbella and throughout Andalucia to suit many budgets and tastes so contact us today here at Bromley Estates Marbella or get in touch using our online message service or by emailing info@bromleyestatesmarbella.com.

Beautiful Benahavis is the place to live

Beautiful Benahavis is the place to live

Beautiful Benahavis is located on the Costa del Sol just 5 minutes from Marbella and Puerto Banus and offers an air of seclusion and privacy compared to its lively neighbours and is just 7kms from the beach.

Benahavis is a beautiful natural region well-known for its prestigious dining, high end properties and golf courses. In minutes you can be in Puerto Banus or Marbella where you’ll find upmarket boutiques, the renowned El Cortes Ingles department store and elegant restaurants where you can wine and dine overlooking the yachts. Shop in style in the many high-quality boutiques or enjoy the beaches, stylish beach clubs and chiringuitos on your doorstep as well as the convenient selection of retail facilities within La Cañada shopping centre.

Away from all of the hustle and bustle, living in Benahavis is about living in charming natural surroundings where lush green surroundings means you can walk, hike, cycle or horse ride. Of course, there are plenty of golf courses to enjoy nearby including El Higueral, La Quinta and the exclusive Marbella Club Golf Resort.

Our exclusive luxury Costa del Sol, development Aqualina is set in a privileged part of Benahavis and comprises of Aqualina Residences and Aqualina Collection. This prestigious boutique development of two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses are very private.

Aqualina Residences boasts two large infinity pools as well as an indoor heated pool, whilst nearby the select Aqualina Collection features an additional large modern shaped swimming pool where you can relax in the tropical gardens enjoying some fabulous views from its elevated position. As expected in a development of this calibre you can maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep your body and mind fit in the fully equipped gymnasium located in the communal area of Aqualina Residences. For more information contact our team today or click here if you would like to see more properties in the Benahavis, Costa del Sol area.

Magical Mijas Costa is a real garden of Eden

Magical Mijas Costa is a real garden of Eden

Mijas Costa is popular with international buyer’s due to its wonderful micro-climate, lush green landscapes and fabulous golf courses. Covering a 12 kilometre stretch of coastline, Mijas Costa includes the urbanisations of La Cala, Sitio de Calahonda, Riviera del Sol and Miraflores. Each of these areas are practically towns in their own right nowadays, each having a full range of amenities.

Malaga airport is around 20 minutes east whilst the world-class resorts of Marbella and Puerto Banus are 20 minutes west. Nearby, Mijas Golf, Santana Golf and El Chaparral are the closest golf courses in this region with a further three Championship courses in La Cala de Mijas. La Cala is only a couple of minutes away and has a lively restaurant scene with several well-known chefs basing themselves here. Buyer’s love this area simply because it has all you need to live a great outdoor lifestyle.

The beaches stretch for miles and are the perfect antidote for easing away any stress. Behind the beaches, lush Andalusian mountains and pretty white-washed pueblos dot the area including the charming mountain Mijas Pueblo. Magnificent Malaga is the place to head for art, history and culture – stroll the Carmen Thyssen Museum and take in the Picasso Museum and Pompidou Centre.

Our exclusive development Eden Resort & Spa is situated in Mijas Costa in the overlooking El Chaparral Golf course. This exclusive resort serves to create balance between your mind, body and spirit under the balmy Mediterranean sun embracing the luxury concept of resort-style living where your every need is met. Eden Resort & Club is a unique development of exclusive three and four-bedroom town homes boasting spectacular sea views, contemporary architectural style and the latest in-home technology.

The state of the art Sports Club offers fitness, wellness and social areas for you to enjoy. Spend time in the fantastic climate with friends and family around one of the swimming pools or stroll down to the beautiful beach to watch the sunset. This fabulous resort even offers a concierge service you could use to make reservations after playing tennis in the club. Luxury property in Mijas Costa like this wonderful full-service resort is why international buyers are flocking to this stretch of coastline. Contact us today to find out how you could be living the life of your dreams here on the Costa del Sol.

Sophisticated Sotogrande offers an exclusive lifestyle

Sophisticated Sotogrande offers an exclusive lifestyle

Sotogrande is the largest privately owned residential development in Andalusia. Originally a gated community, it is located in the municipality of San Roque, Cádiz, Spain and is composed of a 20 square kilometres (8 sq mi) stretch from the Mediterranean Sea 25 km east of Gibraltar, back into the foothills of Sierra Almenara, providing contrasting views of sea, hills, cork forests and green fairways, including the Rock of Gibraltar and Morocco.

Sotogrande is a sophisticated exclusive resort and is home to some of the most powerful and wealthy families of both Spain and the United Kingdom. With a wide range of activities available In the area such as horse riding, sailing and cycling which are popular and of course golf features highly with the prestigious Valderrama Royal Golf Club based here where the 1997 Ryder Cup was played. The resort comes alive in the summer polo season as players from around the world along with many visitors arrive to enjoy the polo tournaments.

Sotogrande Marina is a world class marina with all the amenities you might expect of a resort with its glamourous history. From here you can moor or charter a boat, rent jet skis or simply relax in one of the many gourmet restaurants, bars and cafes dotted around the marina. During the summer month’s there’s a free water taxi that takes you from one side of the marina to the other.

Property in Sotogrande is exclusive. You can choose from absolutely stunning waterside apartments in the marina, to fabulous villas and contemporary townhomes.

This stretch of coastline is simply stunning and it is easy to see why we chose to work with Kronos Homes on the exclusive La Finca development. From here you can feel the best of Spain’s stunning green countryside, watch the shimmer of the Mediterranean as the sun dances off it and enjoy the luxury of peace and quiet with stunning sea views and views of the Gibraltar and the African coastline.

La Finca is a development 3, 4 and 5 bedroom luxury villas boasting private infinity pools, large terraces and contemporary open-plan design. It’s all about getting the lifestyle you want and here in Sotogrande there is a magical combination of natural beauty, stunning properties and wonderful amenities to ensure you can live the life you have dreamed of.

Contact one of our team today to find out more about the properties we have for sale in Sotogrande.

Malaga in December

Malaga in December

It may not be the time of year you would think about visiting Spain but when you live here you will understand there is so much to do and see especially in the beautiful city of Malaga. For one thing, the Christmas lights will be illuminating the city in a spectacular fashion that encourages many a visitor at this time of year.

If you have never been to Malaga in December, the Christmas light switch on is one very good reason. Visiting the Cathedral this time of year can be very special too as they produce a Nativity Scene which is available to view from 2nd December.

If you love culture enjoying one of the many museums or art galleries such as the Picasso or Carmen Thyssen in the city a great way to relax and inspire the mind and depending on the weather you may even be able to have a tasty coffee near the beach watching with the Mediterranean as your backdrop. If you love to shop then Calle Marqués de Larios, near the port, is a pedestrianised street flanked by boutiques and smart shoe shops, including Camper, Farrutx, Antonio Parriego and Nicolás.

Although there is plenty to do here, this really is the place to relax and just enjoy the laidback Mediterranean vibe that runs through this chic and arty city. Sit and people watch in one of the many pavement cafes as it is still likely to be warm enough to do this in December.

One more thing you could shop for is property. Whether it is a frontline golf apartment or a contemporary villa, there is a stunning property here in Andalucia waiting for you. Golf and the great outdoor lifestyle is what continues to draw buyers to invest in property and our team are ready to help you find the property of your dreams.

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