Learning the lingo

Forget what you learned in school and accept the idea that you can learn Spanish. We offer some teacher’s tips.

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Building for today without endangering tomorrow 

We take a look at how Passive House certification works in relation to the ultra-luxurious Villa Alcuzcuz.

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Agency Focus: Al Houda Properties

Specialists in the Middle East - we talk to the real estate agency Al Houda Properties about their business in Marbella and predictions for the future of the market.

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See Marbella from the Med

Spending time on a boat is a must while visiting Marbella. Why not rent a luxury yacht for a day of cruising and soaking up the sun?

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Taking the stress out of securing a Spanish mortgage

A mortgage is a handy way to maintain liquidity. We talk to the director of Fluent Finance Abroad to see how they go about securing mortgages for their clients.

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Our top books set in Andalucía

Reading is a bridge that can bring us closer to a new country or make us see familiar scenes with new eyes.

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A Room with a View

Unlike the famous novel, there will be no squabbling about a room with a view in Vista Lago Residences, because all the rooms have incredible views!

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Andalucia’s top 10 bodegas

What better way to spend an afternoon than touring a vineyard and finish off by tasting some of the best wines? Here’s our top 10 bodegas

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Top Cycling Routes Around Marbella 

Here are our top cycle routes, from easy-Sunday pedalling to intense mountain trails, in and around Marbella.

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Vista Lago – Talk of the Town

Why has Vista Lago Residences become the most talked about new luxury development in recent years? We look at what professionals in the industry are saying about it.

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Cool Pools – Our top 7 infinity pools

A villa without a pool on the Costa del Sol is unworthy of the name. We show off our best pool and terrace designs.

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Real health lies beyond the hype

It’s all very well having the perfect Instabody but there is more to health than looking good on social media. We talk to two personal trainers in Marbella to get their tips.

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Making Dreams Come True

The dream team! In this month’s agency focus we talk to Tatiana Pekala, founder and director of Marbella-based agency Dream Property.

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Panic at the Disco!

Is there a future for Marbella nightlife in 2021? Pre-pandemic party professional Giles Brown, ponders the predicament.

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A quick guide to mortgages in Spain

Any individual, or company, that is able to prove the source and amount of their income can apply for a loan from a Spanish bank.

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Cloud Nine – Marbella’s rooftop bars

Marbella has a fantastic selection of rooftop bars and restaurants which will take you to cloud nine. We pick our top five.

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