Marbella is the best known city on the Costa del Sol. It is therefore to be expected that luxury estates and buildings have been constructed by property developers in the areas around its beaches. Foreigners are the main buyers, but Spaniards are also more than able to admire and live in these houses.
Marbella, as you can see in this photograph by Charly Simon, is a privileged hotspot for tourism and luxury residences, which is why we recommend seeking information at any estate agent with links to this sector.
Meanwhile, take note of some of the Costa del Sol’s notable building styles.
- Contemporary: more than just a style, this is an architectural representation of the current time and place. Sustainability is its identifying feature.
- Mediterranean: the sun is the main feature of this style, emphasised by the colour white. Beach and countryside homes in this style are known for their simplicity.
- Minimalist: its slogan could be “more is less”. Features are a strong sense of unity, clean lines, an anti-baroque style, neutral colours and clutter-free spaces.
- Colonial: imitates the trends of big city colonisers. Features of this style are white façades and internal patios.
There are many more building styles in Marbella, but this summary gives you an idea of the main luxury trends.