Do you know the market of La Virginia in Marbella?

May 13, 2014 in Altavista Property, Costa del Sol Guide by Michael Liggan

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It is one of the most anticipated events related to handicrafts in Marbella and the Costa del Sol. This market organized by the residents of the urbanization of Virginia goes beyond traditional street-market to become a relevant social event.

The last edition held on Sunday showed about 60 stalls with antique gifts, toys, fashion and crafts in general.

The market takes place decades in the leafy residential area of ​​La Virginia with its narrow streets and Andalusian style.

In the market you can find not only jewellery, crafts and antiques, but also traditional dishes and exotic drinks. You cannot miss these charming spots in Marbella and the Costa del Sol!

What are your favourite hidden places in the Costa del Sol and Marbella?

Sign of the Times: Everyone is visiting “La Costa del Sol”

May 1, 2014 in Altavista Property, Costa del Sol Guide by Michael Liggan

 

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It is a fact, foreign buyers have returned in force to the Spanish property market. And it is not just private buyers but international investors are also in the market. This situation could create yet further opportunities for international buyers.

It is at the very top end of the market, where the wealthiest overseas buyers hunt for a place in the sun.

In the glamour areas of Marbella, Puerto Banús or Elviria on the Costa del Sol, there are even the first signs of a shortage of available property as coastal developments will always be attractive.
The Costa del Sol remains a glamorous hot spot for the rich and famous as in recent weeks we have seen several famous faces, celebrities and politicians visiting or acquiring properties. Names like Claire and Tony Blair, Antonio Banderas, the singer Prince or even Vladimir Putin.
At any rate, the Spanish market for high-end and luxury properties is proving popular with international buyers.

Marbella in the top 10

April 17, 2014 in Altavista Property, Costa del Sol Guide, www.altavistaspain.com by Michael Liggan

Marbella is ranking among the top 10 tourist destination in Spain, according to TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2014. It is the first time that Marbella has made it into the top 10. The importance of this awards is that is given by tourists themselves because of the quality of facilities and services the city has to offer. This is also a recognition for the efforts after years of investment in infrastructure and technology to update the offer in transport, hospitals, schools, museums theatres etc. All this has been an excellent way to reinforce the image of Marbella as a tourist destination. The promotion for Marbella and Andalusia is expected to help boosting local businesses as well as the housing market as many potential buyers will value all this important aspects of living in the Costa del Sol.

Along with a Mediterranean lifestyle, another top reason for buying a property in the Costa del Sol are lower rates. If you need help or just more information in this regard, please, feel free contact us.

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Marbella’s best known landmarks

April 9, 2014 in Puerto Banus Real Estate, www.altavistaspain.com by Michael Liggan

Pto-BanusIn about seven kilometres from Marbella to Puerto Banús you can find some of the most luxurious residences in Spain as well as some of the most sophisticated establishments.

The route starts in the Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe Boulevard, where the prestigious Italian brand Brioni -known for its elegance and exclusiveness- is located. Ermenegildo Zegna is another totem menswear. On the other hand, what better way to get to Puerto Banus than riding around with a Harley- Davidson? In Eaglerider Eaglerider, you can rent a fantastic bike of this legendary brand.

Once in Puerto Banus , head to Muelle de la Ribera to find Bottega Veneta , Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Custo Barcelona, ​​Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Hermes, Versace Loewe…

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A stylish complex on the Costa del Sol

April 3, 2014 in Altavista Property, Costa del Sol Guide by Michael Liggan

Los Lagos (blog)The Costa del Sol is so well known that almost needs no introduction, but when it comes to buy a property you need to know the area and the local market inside out to benefit from the varied selection of fabulous properties and great opportunities available.

Imagine your dream home surrounded by golf courses, international schools, sandy beaches, trendy beach clubs, fabulous restaurants, boutiques and shopping centres and a wide range of services and facilities. The apartments are built to the highest standard and come with garage and storage room. Luxury finishes including travertine floors throughout the house, fully equipped kitchen, marble bathrooms, etc. All of these within 15-minute drive from Puerto Banús and Marbella. Malaga’s international is just 25-minute driving.

Yes, you are in Los Lagos de Santa María.

What’s more you get to choose from these easy to maintain luxurious apartments that combine quality, location and value in one package? Contact us now for more information on this fantastic opportunity!

 

The world of cocktails

March 25, 2014 in www.altavistaspain.com by Michael Liggan

The world of cocktails is today as full of possibilities with the goal of finding new combinations, or ‘reinvent’ the classics.

The latter is precisely an interesting proposal with a look back at some of the most legendary combinations, reinventing them and giving them a ‘Spanish’ touch  with two popular distillates: Brandy and Anís. The result? These two appetizing examples of ‘Spanish’ cocktails.

‘Spanis Old Fashioned’

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The cocktail ‘Spanish Old Fashioned’ is inspired by traditional drink ‘Old Fashioned’. In this case boldly combined with essence of citrus. The effect achieved is to wrap the palate on a journey to the authentic taste of Brandy but with contemporary spark that adds freshness of orange.

Ingredients 

5cl Brandy
1 lump of brown sugar
5 or 6 drops of angostura
Orange Peel
1 dash of soda

‘Anís Sweet&Dry’

320px-Memorial_Day_margaritasThis cocktail is inspired by the traditional ‘Margarita’ and it is a surprising mix of anise, a dose of citrus and a touch of chocolate. There are many stories about the origin of this cocktail but they said that a waiter Tijuana created after becoming fascinated by the beauty of a young dancer named Margarita Carmen Cansino, who later became one of the most famous actresses in Holywood, Rita Hayworth.

Ingredients 

5cl dry anise
5cl Sour Mix (Natural lemon + sugar)
Chocolate Syrup

Marbella always provides the perfect setting to enjoy this new-old but you could also enjoy in the comfort of your dream home. At Altavista Property we have a great variety to chose from. Contact us today and we’ll arrange a visit!

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Space travel to boost Spain’s property market

March 20, 2014 in Altavista Property, Spain News, www.altavistaspain.com by Michael Liggan

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According to Mark Stucklin “changing technology like fast trains, or new business models like low cost air travel have helped lift the demand curve. If sub-orbital space travel becomes a reality, and not just limited to billionaires, then I imagine it would increase demand for high-end property in Spain. However, I can’t see it happening anytime soon.”

Sub-orbital flights are able to cut the London to Sydney journey time down from 21 hours in an aircraft to 2.2 hours, New York to Moscow from 9 hours 20 minutes to just one hour, and San Francisco to Singapore from 16 hours 50 minutes to 1.8 hours.

In similar direction, Liam Bailey points that “take second homes in Europe, right now demand is mainly restricted to European investors, who try to limit their travel to less than two hours”.

Contact us at Altavista Property to find out about great properties and opportunities in the Costa del Sol area, so we can make your dream a reality!

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Rooms with more than a view!

March 3, 2014 in Altavista Property, Costa del Sol Guide, www.altavistaspain.com by Michael Liggan

Marbella is a mecca for anyone wanting to enjoy a beautiful harbour town and a stylish way of life. This property is  perfectly situated just on the front line of Marbella beach, on the beautiful promenade, is just a 2 minutes walk from the city centre and historic old town and 5 minutes walk from the Puerto Deportivo.

Overlooking Marbellas’s harbour with panoramic views that span southwards to the sea and northwards to Sierra Blanca, the apartment is a haven in the picturesque Costa del Sol; a fantastic paradise for a boating and yachting lifestyle.

There is plenty to discover and you are never far from a beach, a boat ride to hidden coves or an easy drive to any number of villages.

You will not be disappointed!

New Bargain Costa del Sol Apartments from Altavista Property

February 13, 2014 in Altavista Property, Michael Liggan News by Michael Liggan

Altavista Property is proud to be exclusively marketing a bargain new development, located in the heart of the Costa del Sol – La Cala de Mijas.

With easy access to La Cala, it’s superb beaches, the excellent golf courses in the area, including La Cala Golf andjust 25 minutes from Malaga aiport.

Prices start from 123,922 € and 85% with up to 85% finance available, these apartments are a true bargain!

Find out More about Alamar.

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Looking forward to 2014 in Marbella

January 20, 2014 in www.altavistaspain.com by Michael Liggan

We’re in the coldest 2 months of the year, but still the sun is shining, the skies are blue..and the mountains I can see from my desk have snow on their caps.

It’s been a while since the website and blog we’re updated, and we’re very much looking forward to what promises to be an exciting year in Marbella Property.

With that in mind, take a look here at the latest blog posting from Altavista Property and see why we’re looking forward to 2014.

Looking forward to 2014 in Marbella

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Altavista Property - Alminar de Marbella

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