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Monday, October 14th, 2013

Marbella continues to embrace Spain’s traditional outdoor lifestyle

As a result of their sunny climate, Spaniards have become accustomed to an outdoor lifestyle. In the past, almost the entire population of a town, village or city would “dar un paseo” strolling through the town squares, chatting or enjoying coffee in a local “cafetería”.

Luxury beach penthouse in MarbellaNowadays, people spend even more time outdoors than before; playing sport, basking in the sun on some of Spain’s most famous beaches, going for a stroll or enjoying drinks in a café. Nowhere exhibits this type of lifestyle more than Marbella, where Spanish traditions merge with a more cosmopolitan culture to create a lifestyle shaped by the country’s never-ending summers and mild winters.

Marbella offers a number of outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, paddle tennis as well as dining, socialising and partying in the area’s glamorous beach clubs. But there is no need to go outside to enjoy Marbella’s al fresco lifestyle as most properties are designed with the outdoors in mind, intelligently merging stylish interiors with beautiful terraces, gardens and pool areas.

Homes that embrace Marbella’s glamorous outdoor lifestyle

Villas in Marbella usually feature large, stylish verandas and the living rooms seamlessly lead to outdoor lounge areas where families spend the most of their time during the summer months. These properties can also include terraces with BBQ areas and space for a billiards table, however nowadays these are usually found in glamorous cabana bars.

Stunning villa in the desirable MarbellaPositioned alongside modern infinity pools surrounded by decking, cabana bars feature kitchens, bars, lounge areas, changing rooms with showers, flat screen TVs, audio systems and recreational activities adding to the glamorous outdoor lifestyle that indulges in the luxuries of Jacuzzis, tennis courts, putting greens, croquet lawns and fish ponds, each with fantastic views of the Costa del Sol and the Mediterranean sea.

Apartments and penthouses in Marbella are unrivalled with their spectacular views of the Spanish coastline and the Mediterranean Sea stretching to Gibraltar and North Africa. The finest of apartments are designed around these views with luxurious panoramic living rooms and bedroom suites, large south-facing terraces and occasionally penthouse roof terraces with exceptional 360-degree panoramic Mediterranean views.

In a glamorous area such as Marbella, outdoor lounge and dining areas, sunbathing terraces, rooftop gardens, Jacuzzis and swimming pools are not uncommon. Some villas will even include an outdoor bar for socialising and appreciating the magnificent Costa del Sol sunset, whereas others are rather an intimate and private hideaway that enjoy the fantastic views from a more personal angle. In their range of shapes, styles and orientations, the outdoors of Marbella’s luxurious homes provide a multitude of ways in which to enjoy its unique way of life.

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