When you think of Marbella, the first things that come to mind are luxurious villas, glittering yachts, and high-end shopping. However, there’s a corner of Marbella where the true essence of the Costa del Sol shines through: Costabella. This tranquil oasis, with its golden sands and turquoise waters, offers an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of tourism. If you’re ready to discover a more intimate and genuine side of Marbella, we invite you to explore with us in this area guide.

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We are located, where is Costabella?

Marbella, one of the most iconic names on the Costa del Sol, is celebrated not only for its renowned reputation for luxury and elegance but also for being one of the most emblematic towns along this prized stretch of coastline. Adjacent to Marbella on the Costa del Sol, and bathed by the warm Mediterranean Sea, lie other enchanting destinations such as Mijas, Benahavís, Istán, Estepona, Ojén, and the capital, Málaga. Yet, among all these jewels, Marbella sparkles with a distinct and unique brilliance.

Within this glamorous context of Marbella lies Marbella Este, a distinguished region encompassing not just one, but several sub-areas that epitomize luxury and exclusivity. Costabella, Bahía de Marbella, Elviria, Los Monteros, and Cabopino are merely a few of them.

At Homewatch, we want to assist you in this endeavor by offering you our multitude of rental properties, both short and long term, and some for sale, in Costabella: Adosado Escandinavia, Alvarito Playa, Casa Julia, Casa Sonja, El Arenal, Semarango Penthouse, Villa Keka, or Villa Vista; because, just like we found this area and made it our home, we want you to experience what made us fall in love with what could undoubtedly be considered, as its name suggests, the most beautiful area on the coast, which is no small feat.

Turning our attention to Costabella, it’s more than just an address; it’s an ideal destination. Nestled on the eastern fringes of Marbella, this enclave is strategically located near the golden sandy beaches emblematic of this portion of the coast, including the eponymous Costabella beach. With the deep blue Mediterranean Sea lapping its shores and the majestic Andalusian mountain, La Concha, standing sentinel in the background, Costabella offers an utterly unparalleled location for your vacation.

Mapa de Costabella

Costabella stretches along the A-7, the main artery winding its way through the Costa del Sol. This road provides not only smooth travel to Malaga airport but also serves as the primary connection to the coastal network. Close by, the AP-7 offers an alternative route, beginning just after the El Rosario area. Both the A-7 and AP-7 forge a link between Spain’s interior and its coasts, ensuring easy access to strategic airports such as Malaga and Gibraltar. However, if you’re arriving from Gibraltar, you can also take the N-340 road that cuts through Marbella. We recommend the former option, as it ensures a quicker journey to your destination.

Distances from Costabella to other key locations in Marbella Este, Marbella, and the Costa del Sol:

  • El Rosario – 2.2 km, 5 min by car via Av. del Rosario
  • Los Monteros – 2.7 km, 6 min drive via A-7
  • Bahía de Marbella – 3.2 km, 5 min drive via A-7
  • Cerrado de Elviria – 3.5 km, 6 min drive via A-7 (or 25 min by bus, line 6)
  • Marbesa – 5.9 km, 7 min by car via A-7
  • Cabopino – 6.8 km, 9 min by car via A-7
  • Río Real Golf – 7.0 km, 10 min drive via A-7
  • Marbella Centro – 7.4 km, 10 min by car via A-7
  • La Mairena – 8.7 km, 12 min drive via A-7 and Av de España
  • Marbella Casco Historico – 10.9 km, 14-20 min drive via A-7
  • Nagüeles – 13.5 km, 14-20 min by car via A-7
  • Nueva Andalucía – 16.9 km, 14-20 min drive via A-7 and AP-7
  • Puerto Banús – 17.8 km, 17 min by car via A-7 and AP-7
  • Golden Mile – 18.0 km, 18 min drive via A-7 and AP-7

A housing development with a story to tell and to live

Costabella, a hidden gem in Marbella Este, began crafting its identity in the 1980s. Drawing inspiration from the Mediterranean spirit, the initial luxury villas and residences started to grace its landscape. However, it was the 1990s when its popularity and expansion truly surged. Visionary developer Luis Garcia was behind the palm-fringed avenues that bestowed upon Costabella its distinctive allure, as well as those homes blending contemporary design with traditional Andalusian charm — homes that continue to enchant many today.

Yet, this is merely the prologue to Costabella‘s narrative. In recent times, the area has witnessed a revived surge in interest and development. Notably, the residential project Dunique Marbella stands out, boasting villas, apartments, and chalets also found in other Marbella regions like the residential district of Las Chapas.

This project is distinguished not just by its innovative and cutting-edge design but also its expansive interiors, meticulously landscaped gardens, and infinity pools that provide sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea. Furthermore, Dunique Marbella incorporates smart home technologies, superior finishes, and top-notch security systems. The architecture, which harmoniously merges contemporary styles with Marbella’s coastal vibe, coupled with the premier amenities at its social club — accessible to all its residents — such as a state-of-the-art gym, spa, coworking spaces, terraces with infinity pools, and relaxed lounge areas, positions Dunique Marbella as the epitome of luxury living in the heart of the Costa del Sol.

Without question, Costabella mirrors not just Marbella’s opulent heritage but also the bright prospects on its horizon. In essence, it’s a locale rich in tales from the past and brimming with potential for the future.

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Why choose Costabella? Its main attractions

Nestled in the heart of the Costa del Sol, Costabella emerges as a sanctuary where luxury, tranquility, and leisure harmoniously intertwine. But beyond its pristine beaches, this enclave caters to sports enthusiasts with its top-tier golf courses and state-of-the-art gyms. Complementing this is a dynamic culinary landscape, encompassing beach bars, restaurants, and cafes. Dive in with us into the heart of Costabella and uncover its prime attractions. Let’s delve in!

The most beautiful beach and the paradise of beach clubs

When we talk about Playa de Costabella (750 m, 9 min walk from your property) we are not talking about just any beach. It is its unparalleled beauty and its many beach bars that make it one of the beach jewels of the Costa del Sol; and if this area is known as costa-bella is for several reasons, and the beauty of its beach could well be one of them.

Playa de Costabella

Dune Beach Marbella

Imagine this: You’re reclined, savoring a chilled cocktail, as the ocean breeze tenderly brushes against your face from a premium terrace. It’s advisable to book the sun loungers in advance, given their popularity, especially during peak season. The ambiance here is both laid-back and chic, felt right from the moment you step in and are greeted by the ambient music. The menu is a key highlight: inventive dishes crafted from the freshest ingredients, all served by attentive, amiable, and efficient staff. Hence, the guiding philosophy of this beachside restaurant, managed by the minds behind the famed Ocean Club Marbella, is: “Discover the seamless blend of a beach club and a unique culinary journey.” Moreover, the enclosed glass terrace ensures that, regardless of the weather, the stunning vistas of Costabella beach remain unobstructed.

Dune Beach Marbella
  • PRICE: €20-€40 per person.
  • HOURS: Daily, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • ADDRESS: Av. Cervantes, S/N, 29604 Marbella, Malaga. Only 750m from the property, a 10-minute walk.
  • DELIVERY: Neither home delivery nor takeaway available.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 951 61 52 13

Chiringuito El Chiri Marbella

Step into a realm where the melodies of the Mediterranean seamlessly blend with laughter and spirited chatter. The soul of Marbella echoes in each dish they offer. From a range of delightful fish options — whether it’s the octopus (our top pick), seafood, sardines, or mussels — to their traditional paellas that resonate with genuine Andalusian flavors. And for a sweet ending, we particularly vouch for their carrot cake. All these culinary delights come at an enticing price! As you indulge, the warmth and attentiveness of the staff ensure a homely feel, meticulously seeing to every detail. Yet, El Chiri in Costabella isn’t just about its cuisine; it’s an immersive cultural journey set within an intimate and familial atmosphere. From 5:00 pm onwards, background tunes set the ambiance. And yes, besides their gastronomic menu, they also serve an array of drinks and cocktails, perfect for those wishing to prolong their visit post-dining.

  • PRICE: €10-€50 per person.
  • HOURS: Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00 am to 10:00 pm. Closed on Mondays.
  • ADDRESS: Av. Andasol, s/n, 29604 Marbella, Málaga. A mere 700m from the property, approximately a 9-minute walk.
  • DELIVERY: Takeaway service available; no home delivery.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 75 86

Restaurante Las Flores

Adorned with floral motifs, classic tablecloths, and a cozy ambiance, the decor epitomizes the quintessential Andalusian restaurant. The menu passionately showcases Mediterranean cuisine, harmoniously blending local flavors with top-notch ingredients. Generous portions are a hallmark, and for those with a penchant for fish or rice, there’s always something to delight your palate. Be it a romantic dinner by candlelight or a memorable celebration with dear ones, Las Flores Restaurant consistently ensures an immersive Andalusian experience.

  • PRICE: €8-€28 per person.
  • HOURS: Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00 am to 10:00 pm.
  • ADDRESS: Av. Playas Andaluzas, 1, 29604 Marbella, Málaga. Just 1.0 km from the property, approximately a 14-minute walk.
  • DELIVERY: Takeaway service available; no home delivery.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 22 38

Bono Beach Marbella

Awarded as the best beach club by LuxLife magazine, Bono Beach Marbella stands as a distinctive gem where Costabella Beach comes alive with a special allure. As you arrive, the pristine white benches and tables set directly on the sandy shores immediately captivate you, crafting a space where luxury seamlessly intertwines with nature. Imagine feeling the sand’s soft embrace beneath your feet as you dine. The gentle sea breeze kisses your skin, while an enticing menu of international culinary delights beckons. Complement your meal with an array of refreshing cocktails, delve into their extensive seafood offerings, and don’t miss the standout – their acclaimed truffle risotto, our personal favorite, a true gastronomic indulgence. All set within a relaxed ambiance that’s been freshly revamped, Bono Beach Marbella beckons you to linger longer, soaking in the true essence of Marbella. Table reservations are highly recommended.

Bono Beach Marbella
  • PRICE: €20-€60 per person.
  • HOURS: Every day, from 11:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • ADDRESS: Avenida Cervantes s/n Urb. Costa Bella, 29604 Marbella, Málaga; 650 m from the property, 9 min on foot.
  • DELIVERY: No home delivery, but there is a take away service.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 92 36

Restaurante Da Sergio

Da Sergio Restaurant, also known as Miguel and Maria Restaurant, in Costabella has a menu that is an authentic tribute to the fusion of the cuisines of two countries that are very different but, at the same time, very similar: Italy and Spain, all wrapped in a warm and cozy Mediterranean atmosphere on the beachfront. From its rice, meat and fish dishes to its classic pastas and pizzas, all dishes with quality ingredients, with a personalized service provided with love. And also a great variety of cocktails, which you can drink in their hammocks that are directly on the sand, as well as some of their tables. Enjoy your meal! And, in this case, we also say, bon appétit! Oh, and don’t forget to reserve your table by phone, especially if you come in high season, when it tends to fill up.

Restaurante Da Sergio
  • PRICE: €8-€38 per person.
  • HOURS: Every day, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • ADDRESS: Avenida Andasol, Urb. Andasol, s/n, 29604 Playa, Málaga; 600 m from the property, 8 min on foot.
  • DELIVERY: No home delivery, but there is a take away service.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 623 13 23 00

Restaurante Luuma Beach Marbella

Luuma, situated on Costabella beach, offers Marbella a distinctive and unparalleled dining experience. What distinguishes Luuma isn’t just its culinary vision, which artfully blends Asian flavors with the rich traditions of Andalusian cuisine, but also its ambiance. Guests are welcomed into a beautifully adorned space, infused with a Tarifeño style, featuring plants, thatched terraces, numerous umbrellas, and ambient chill-out lighting. The staff, consistently courteous and attentive, is committed to making your visit an unforgettable experience. Luuma is undeniably a haven where excellence and taste meet in perfect harmony. And, of course, we encourage you not to miss out on their delightful cocktails; we particularly recommend the Summer Time smoothie, a refreshing blend of strawberry, mango, orange, and a unique hint of mint.

  • PRICE: €20-€40 per person.
  • HOURS: Every day, from 11:00 am to 12:00 am.
  • ADDRESS: C. Playa Hermosa, 204, 29604 Marbella, Málaga; 650 m from the property, 8 min on foot
  • DELIVERY: No home delivery, but take away service is available.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 690 84 81 82

Cafés and restaurants

Mama´s Bakery

Looking for a delicious breakfast near Costabella? Mama’s Bakery is the perfect spot. Here, you can enjoy freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee, paired with crusty bread and American-style croissants. But Mama’s Bakery is more than just a breakfast destination; it’s becoming a favorite for those who opt to work remotely due to its ambiance featuring pleasant music, a relaxed setting, ample charging points for devices, and high-speed Wi-Fi. Plus, the friendly staff will ensure you feel comfortable throughout your visit. Although situated in the El Rosario subzone, it’s one of the establishments closest to Costabella. Being part of East Marbella, it’s only a 15-minute walk or a 3-minute drive away. They also offer other meals on their menu, but we particularly recommend it for breakfast, as the prices can be a bit steep. Additionally, there’s blue zone parking available at the entrance, with costs varying depending on the time.

Mama´s Bakery
  • HOURS: Tuesday to Sunday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • ADDRESS: Edif. Vidared, Urb. el Rosario, s/n, Local 1B, 29604 Marbella, Málaga.
  • DELIVERY: No home delivery, but take away service is available.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 15 29

Don Quijote Restaurante

Looking for an unforgettable dining experience near Costabella? Don Quixote Restaurant in Marbella is the perfect choice. Its decor, inspired by the iconic character of Don Quixote de la Mancha, one of the most renowned figures in Spanish literature, transports its visitors to a world filled with charm and flavor. Situated in El Rosario, a mere 1.2 km from Costabella, this establishment radiates charm in every nook, whether inside or on its terrace. The undeniable gastronomic quality of its menu shines through, offering dishes that captivate with their taste and presentation. Their meats, in particular, are a highlight, as are their exceptional desserts. However, what truly sets Don Quixote Restaurant apart is its meticulous customer service, always striving to provide an exceptional experience. Don’t forget to make a reservation to secure your spot!

  • PRICE: €25-€40 per person
  • HOURS: Monday to Saturday, 6:00 am to 11:00 pm; Closed on Sundays.
  • ADDRESS: Urb. El Rosario, 8, 29604 Marbella, Málaga
  • DELIVERY: No home delivery, but takeaway service available.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 47 48

Where sport and comfort go hand in hand

Whoever said that sports and relaxation couldn’t harmonize? Costabella, with its sophisticated yet tranquil ambiance, presents itself as the perfect stage where both passions seamlessly blend. From world-class golf courses that challenge and captivate enthusiasts to state-of-the-art gyms that offer rejuvenating experiences, Costabella has it all. If you’re seeking the ideal balance between physical activity at the gym and moments of serenity and relaxation that golf provides, Costabella unquestionably offers precisely what you need.

The Golf Coast

Santa Clara Golf Marbella

Santa Clara Golf Marbella shines on the Costa del Sol as a haven for golf enthusiasts, conveniently located near Costabella. The 18-hole, par-71 course stretches over 5,878 meters, presenting a challenge even to the most seasoned players. It offers lessons catering to all levels, from eager novices to professionals seeking to refine their game.

Beyond the sport, the social club beckons you to unwind and savor delightful meals at its restaurant, Kayena Marbella Kitchen And Lounge. We recommend trying the fresh fish and pasta, all amidst an atmosphere of elegance and comfort. However, one of the most enchanting features of Santa Clara Golf Marbella is its panoramic vistas: sweeping views of the boundless Mediterranean Sea and the La Concha mountain that majestically graces the horizon. You can take in these vistas while traversing the course in one of their buggies or while playing.

Can you achieve the perfect swing

  • HOURS: Every day, 8:00 am to 20:00 pm.
  • ADDRESS: Ctra. N-340, Autovía del Mediterráneo, Km 180, 3, 29603 Málaga; 1,8 km from the property, 4 min on foot
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 85 01 11

Marbella Golf Country Club

In the heart of the Costa del Sol and in close proximity to Costabella, the Marbella Golf Country Club, designed by the renowned architect Robert Trent Jones, is among the exclusive golf courses that reward players with excellence. In fact, it has been recognized by Tripadvisor as the best golf course in all of Marbella.

This 18-hole course, with each hole offering expansive views of the sea, provides a golfing experience that challenges both the technical and strategic skills of players. The first nine holes, with their narrower fairways and various slopes, demand meticulous planning and the right choice of clubs. On the other hand, the second nine are more accessible and open, making them ideal for beginners.

As an additional perk, the beautiful clubhouse offers a cozy atmosphere with a terrace that also boasts excellent views, perfect for enjoying an aperitif after your game. And as if that weren’t enough, the complex is also home to the sophisticated restaurant El Olivo, promising diners a delightful experience with its haute cuisine.

  • HOURS: Every day, 7:30 am to 20:30 pm.
  • ADDRESS: N-340, Km.188, 29604 Marbella, Málaga; 2,5 km from the property, 6 min on foot
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 05 00

More than gyms, fitness temples

Royal Tennis Club Marbella

The Royal Tennis Club de Marbella, a distinguished sports enclave located just 1.6 km from Costabella Beach, is renowned for its exceptional facilities. The club’s reputation primarily rests on its nine tennis courts, consisting of eight outdoor clay courts and one hard court, all equipped with state-of-the-art lighting systems for night play. They offer tennis lessons year-round, catering to both children and adults, with highly qualified coaches providing training.

Despite its name, this club isn’t limited to tennis alone. It offers a diverse range of activities. Inside, you’ll discover two glass paddle courts, also equipped with high-quality lighting for evening matches, and options for both individual and group lessons. The club boasts an impressive outdoor swimming pool, measuring 25 meters in length and 10 meters in width, perfect for cooling off or practicing swimming. They offer swimming options for all ages, including guided lessons during the summer.

Ping-pong enthusiasts can enjoy four professional tables, ideal for friendly competitions or group classes. For those interested in using gym machines, the club features the GYM Royal Tennis Club, equipped with state-of-the-art machines. Here, the weight used on the machines is determined not by traditional weights but by the trainer, who tailors the resistance based on each individual’s physical condition and fitness goals. The gym also offers various classes, including Power Toning, Stretching, Body Sculpting, and Aerobics.

Royal Tennis Club Marbella

As a perfect conclusion to a day or morning filled with activities, Restaurant La Veranda Verde invites you to savor an excellent breakfast, always offering rejuvenating juice options after your training session. Additionally, this restaurant is an ideal choice for various events, including business lunches, banquets, weddings, children’s parties, or any type of celebration. It offers an extensive range of entertainment programs, featuring flamenco dancers, ballet shows, live music, magicians, children’s entertainers, and even karaoke. Furthermore, you can catch live broadcasts of soccer, tennis, and other sports tournaments.

In summary, at the Royal Tennis Club, the passion for sports and the pleasure of fine dining seamlessly merge into a perfect harmony.

  • HOURS: Every day, 8:00 am to 22:00 pm.
  • ADDRESS: Carretera CADIZ (ELVIRIA), 188, BAJO, 29604 Marbella, Málaga
  • TELEPHONE: +34 687 66 50 84

Costabella makes it easy for you: the most accessible tools

Costabella is renowned not only for its stunning beaches, which boast numerous beach clubs, restaurants, and golf courses, but also for the abundance and quality of its essential services. From supermarkets stocked with fresh, high-quality produce to pharmacies that efficiently serve both residents and visitors, as well as state-of-the-art health centers and hospitals, this area has made significant efforts to ensure that it meets all the basic and medical needs of its community. We believe it has succeeded admirably.

Where to buy

Supercor Exprés

If you’re staying in one of our top villas and want to maximize your time there, we understand completely. That’s why we recommend Supercor Exprés, not only for its proximity to Costabella but also for its wide range of offerings, including food, bakery, pharmacy, perfumery, newsstand, leisure items, and gifts. Moreover, this supermarket offers the great advantage of being open every day, including Sundays, for 18 hours, as it doesn’t close until 1:00 in the morning. Convenient on-street parking is available

  • HOURS: Every day, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • ADDRESS: Nac.340, km 189, 29604 Marbella, Málaga; 550 m, 8 min on foot.
  • DELIVERY: No home delivery, in-store only
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 95 72

Carrefour Market

Located very close to Mama’s Bakery, as we mentioned earlier, there’s a Carrefour Market. In this store, you can conveniently find both groceries and a wide selection of hygiene and cleaning products at competitive prices. Whether you’re opting for a long-term rental or simply prefer to have a diverse range of items readily available, Costabella‘s Carrefour Market offers a comprehensive shopping experience.

  • HOURS: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 9:30 pm; Closed on Sundays.
  • ADDRESS: Autovía del Mediterráneo, Km. 188, 29603 Marbella, Málaga; 1,2 km, 16 min on foot.
  • DELIVERY: Yes, more information on Home delivery, so you don’t have to go anywhere and can simply enjoy.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 665 28 00 25

Health is a priority for your well-being

Farmacia Pinomar

Farmacia Pinomar, strategically located in the vicinity of Costabella, has become an essential point of care and service for the community in this area. They provide not only medicines but also professional and personalized advice to ensure the well-being of their customers.

  • HOURS: Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm, and Saturdays, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm; closed on Sundays.
  • ADDRESS: Carretera National N-340 Urbanización Pinomar – Junto Gasolinera Repsol. Km 189, 29601 Marbella, Málaga; 700 m, 10 min on foot.
  • DELIVERY: Yes, more information on Home delivery, so you don’t have to go anywhere and can simply enjoy.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 10 44

Farmacia Artola

Although Farmacia Artola is located a bit farther from Costabella, it is still conveniently close by car, and it has the great advantage of being open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This establishment stands out not only for its wide variety of products at competitive prices but also for its excellent customer service. Whenever advice is needed, one or two pharmacists are available to provide solutions, even addressing basic veterinary questions.

  • HOURS: Every day, 24 hours a day.
  • ADDRESS: km 194.4, N-340, 29604 Marbella, Málaga, Málaga; 5,8 km, 7 min on foot.
  • DELIVERY: Yes, more information on Home delivery, so you don’t have to go anywhere and can simply enjoy.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 25 89

Medhelp Centro Médico El Rosario

Located a short distance from Costabella, specifically in El Rosario, this medical center has established itself as a healthcare reference throughout the Marbella Este area. We recommend it not only for its proximity but also for the quality of its medical care. At Medhelp Medical Center El Rosario, you will find distinguished professionals committed to providing top-notch care, backed by extensive experience and expertise in multiple medical fields, from traumatology and neurology to psychology, radiology, and physiotherapy. One of the most noteworthy aspects of this center is the careful and personalized attention that each team member provides to every patient. They accept several private medical insurances: Sanitas, DKV, and Medicat.

  • HOURS: Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, and additionally Monday and Thursday, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm; closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • ADDRESS: Centro comercial Andasol Km 187 N-340, local 6; 600 m, 8 min on foot.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 689 36 73 51

Hospital Universitario Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol University Hospital is a public hospital managed by the Health Department of the Andalusian Regional Government. Located about 7 km east of the Spanish city of Marbella, right next to the A-7 highway, it is the main hospital in the Costa del Sol region. This hospital offers a wide range of healthcare services, ranging from general medicine to cardiology or traumatology, and even more specialized areas such as oncology, pediatrics, and neurology. All of this, along with its emergency service providing care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, makes it a reference in healthcare for the coastal region.

  • HOURS: Every day, 24 hours a day.
  • ADDRESS: A-7, Km 187, 29603 Marbella, Málaga; 3,5 km, 6 min on foot.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 951 97 66 69

Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella

Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella is a renowned private healthcare center located in the heart of Marbella. With over 46 years of history, it is part of the prestigious Quirónsalud group, a leader in healthcare in Spain. It is known for offering specialized services, as well as more advanced treatments such as surgery or dermatology, with a total of 75 different clinical specialties. With a highly qualified medical team, state-of-the-art technology, and a solid hospital infrastructure, right on the beachfront with panoramic sea views from most of its rooms, Quirónsalud Marbella guarantees exceptional and personalized medical care. We recommend scheduling an appointment online.

  • HOURS: Every day, 24 hours a day.
  • ADDRESS: Av. Severo Ochoa, 20, 29603 Marbella, Málaga; 7,1 km, 10 min on foot.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 77 42 00

Happy children equal a happy family

Schools

Colegio Bilingüe Las Chapas

The Bilingual School Las Chapas, located near Costabella, is a prominent private educational institution founded in 1985. Over the years, it has proven to be an outstanding institution by offering high-quality education to students ranging from 0 to 18 years old. Part of the prestigious Attendis Educational Group, which has a 50-year history and experience in the field of education, Las Chapas is not only recognized for its bilingual, Spanish and English academic education and individualized attention but also for its emphasis on the family within the educational process, its pursuit of academic excellence, and its values-based education. Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that the school follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and is authorized in the Primary Years Programme (PYP).

  • HOURS: Monday to Friday, from 8:15 am to 5:00 pm; closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • ADDRESS: Urb. Hacienda las Chapas, s/n, 29604 Marbella, Málaga; 700 m, 10 min on foot.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 16 16

Colegio Alborán

The Alborán School is a renowned private bilingual educational institution, offering education in both English and Spanish, from Early Childhood Education to Baccalaureate. The school takes pride in its own kitchen, providing healthy menus and catering to students with allergies or intolerances. Additionally, the school enhances its educational offering with a specialized department for guidance and attention to diversity. It’s worth mentioning that students achieve remarkable results in university entrance exams. The school facilities include a splendid playground and a wide range of extracurricular activities, including classical riding and music school. Although it is located further from Costabella compared to Las Chapas Bilingual School, this distance can be easily covered by car.

  • HOURS: Monday to Friday, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm; closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • ADDRESS: Urb. Hacienda las Chapas, s/n, 29604 Marbella, Málaga; 700 m, 10 min on foot.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 83 16 16

Colegio Alemán de Málaga

Would you like your children to master both Spanish and German? The German School of Malaga stands as a reference in bilingual education in the region, giving the German language the prestige it deserves, considering it’s one of the 20 most spoken languages in the world. This institution excels not only for its academic proposal rooted in German standards but also for its cutting-edge pedagogical approach. Highly qualified teachers employ innovative methodologies such as cultural immersion and the adoption of state-of-the-art technology. Additionally, the school promotes cultural exchanges, giving students the opportunity to apply the German language in authentic contexts and providing them with a global perspective. And all of this is just a 15-minute drive from the Costabella subzone in East Marbella.

  • HOURS: Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Friday, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm; closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • ADDRESS: C. Velazquez, 3, 29612 Ojén, Málaga; 8,8 km, 12 min on foot.
  • TELEPHONE: +34 951 04 15 20

Parks

Parque Infantil de Costabella

Not everything is going to be studying; we want your children to have fun like never before! And we assure you that in Costabella, they will do just that. In addition to the entertainment and various activities they can enjoy on Costabella Beach, while you and your partner enjoy a cocktail at one of the beach clubs we recommended earlier, you can also take them to the Costabella Playground. After all, what child doesn’t enjoy swings? Furthermore, this playground is located right next to the Picassa restaurant, so our recommendation is to go enjoy a delicious pizza, cooked in their wood-fired oven, while your children have a classic, good time at the playground.

Home delivery, so you don’t have to move and can simply enjoy

One of the great advantages of spending your vacation in a rental property is being able to feel at home, avoiding the impersonal atmosphere of a hotel room, for example. And what better way to enhance that feeling than by having everything you need at your fingertips? Without leaving the rented property. Below, you’ll find some home delivery options that will allow you to make the most of your days of relaxation, catering to your cravings and needs without having to get up from your hammock or leave the pool.

  • Glovo: It’s not only an essential resource for those looking for delicious food delivered to their doorstep but has also diversified its portfolio to include pharmaceutical and grocery deliveries.
  • Uber Eats: With a strong reputation backed by its counterpart in the transportation world, Uber Eats has focused on food delivery, promising an efficient and fast experience. With a wide selection of partner restaurants, it ensures culinary options to satisfy every taste.
  • Just Eat: With a notable presence on the international scene, it’s the solution for those who want to explore greater culinary diversity, whether it’s fast food or more sophisticated dishes.
  • Amazon Prime: To cater to almost any need that may arise during your stay, from buying a book to stocking the fridge with fresh groceries, as it has Amazon’s full catalog. However, you will need a subscription, priced at €49.90/year, to have your orders delivered in the fastest way, although it also offers a 30-day free trial.
  • Deliveroo: If you’re looking for a superior gastronomic experience, Deliveroo is your perfect ally. Specializing in the delivery of high-quality dishes from select local restaurants, Deliveroo caters to the most discerning palates without the need to leave your place.

Transportation shouldn’t be a problem

Gas Stations

To get around Marbella Este, Marbella, and the Costa del Sol

Estación de Servicio Madese – Repsol

If you choose to rent one of our properties and decide to explore other subzones within Marbella Este, such as Bahía de Marbella or Elviria (more information on distances in: We are located, where is Costabella?), or even go further and visit other areas of Marbella, such as Puerto Banús or Nueva Andalucía, or other wonderful municipalities that make up the Costa del Sol, such as: Ojén (15.9 km away, between 20 and 26 minutes by car on A-7), Istán (27.4 km away, between 35 and 45 minutes by car on Carr. Istán/A-7176), La Cala de Mijas (27.5 km away, between 20 and 28 minutes by car on A-7 and AP-7), Benahavís (29.6 km away, between 26 and 35 minutes by car on Autovía del Mediterráneo/A7), or Estepona (40.5 km away, between 28 and 40 minutes by car on AP-7), you will surely appreciate the proximity of the Madese Service Station – Repsol, located in Costabella. Note: this gas station offers diesel fuel.

  • HOURS: Every day, 24 hours a day.
  • ADDRESS: N-340, 29600 Marbella, Málaga
  • TELEPHONE: +34 951 04 15 20

City bus

To get around Marbella Este

Avanza

If you decide to leave your car at home, don’t worry because you’ll have the option to get around other subzones within Marbella Este, such as Elviria, Bahía de Marbella, or Cabopino, through the city buses provided by the company Avanza, one of the main transportation operators in our country, Spain (more info about routes at: We are located, where is Costabella?). You can check their schedules through their app: Avanza – Costa del Sol, available for both Android and iOS. The cost of the bus is only €1.18.

Taxi and Other Transportation Services

To get around Marbella Este and Marbella

Taxis, or private transportation services like Uber or Bolt, are perfect for short trips within Marbella Este or even within Marbella. However, if you plan to travel further beyond Marbella to other municipalities on the Costa del Sol, such as Mijas or Benahavís, the price may be higher.

  • Taxi: For those looking for a more direct and private option, taxis are widely available in Marbella. Among the most common taxi services in Marbella, you will find two companies: Taxisol (952 77 44 88) and Taxi Marbella (618 34 89 24).
  • Uber: We mentioned Uber Eats earlier for food delivery, and Uber also offers an excellent transportation service that allows you to get around Marbella Este and other areas of Marbella. How? It’s very simple, just order an Uber by downloading their app, available for both Android and iOS.
  • Bolt: Formerly known as Taxify, Bolt is a platform similar to Uber. Just download their app, available for all operating systems (Android and iOS), and move around as you wish from Costabella.
  • Cabify: This Spanish company has been gaining popularity gradually. How does it work? Just like the previous two, download the app and order a Cabify – it’s as simple as that! Available on Google Play and the Apple Store.

Car Rental

To get around Marbella Este, Marbella, and the Costa del Sol

If you’ve decided to travel to Marbella without your own vehicle and plan to explore the Costa del Sol at your own pace, whether it’s the subzones within the Marbella Este area, other areas of Marbella like the magnificent Golden Mile or Puerto Banús, or other municipalities in the Costa del Sol such as Mijas or Benahavis, we want to provide you with information about some of the major car rental companies.

  • Goldcar (918 341 400): Known for its affordable rates, Goldcar is a popular choice among tourists looking to rent a vehicle without spending too much. They have a wide variety of car models, from compacts ideal for city driving to larger vehicles suitable for families or groups. They are a frequent choice for those coming to spend their holidays on the Costa del Sol, and one of their multiple branches is located at Malaga Airport (Av. del Comandante García Morato, 48, 29004 Málaga). They provide services seven days a week from 07:00 to 23:01. Another branch is located in Gibraltar – La Línea (La Línea de la Concepción) and operates from Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 19:59. Our recommendation is to rent your vehicle at Malaga Airport right after landing to eliminate transportation concerns during your stay in Costabella. Be sure to reserve your vehicle in advance through their website.
  • Avis (951 32 40 60): If you’re looking for a premium rental experience, Avis could be the right choice for you. This company stands out for its quick customer service, Quick Pass, and offers high-end vehicles, both cars and vans. Their location is Autovía del Mediterráneo, 340, km 175, 29660 Marbella, Málaga, and their hours are from Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 13:45 and 15:30 to 17:45, and Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:00, closed on Sundays. We also recommend booking your vehicle in advance through their website to secure your reservation.
  • Yellow Car (952 83 14 92): This is a local car rental company founded in 1972 that has expanded its presence over the years, with offices in strategic locations on the Costa del Sol, including Malaga Airport (Av. del Comandante García Morato, 53, 29004; Ground Floor), open 24 hours a day, every day, and La Cala de Mijas. Of course, they also have an office in Marbella, open from Monday to Sunday, 9:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 19:00. Their Marbella office is conveniently located in Marbella Este, in El Rosario (C. Los Limoneros, 29604 Marbella, Málaga), where Costabella is situated. Like with Goldcar or Avis, we recommend booking in advance.

It is essential that when renting a vehicle, you review all the terms and conditions, including insurance and fuel policies.

Beyond Costabella: Marbella Este

Costabella, with its charm and amenities, serves as an excellent starting point for you to explore other wonders of Marbella Este. As you may have already seen, this subzone offers practically everything a visitor could desire. However, you can always go further, using the detailed information we’ve provided in ‘Let Transportation Not Be a Problem,’ and discover all the privileges that the Marbella Este area has to offer.

Elviria is an excellent example, known for its iconic Elviria Beach. There, thrill-seekers have the opportunity to enjoy water activities at Moto Náutica Marbella or Waterfun Marbella, as well as excellent beach clubs like Aquí Te Quiero Ver or Siroko Beach.

Continuing our journey, we come across Bahía de Marbella, a haven of tranquility, and Cabopino, whose main attraction is the picturesque Cabopino Beach. El Rosario, Marbesa, Río Real Golf, and La Mairena complete the list of nearby subzones to Costabella in Marbella Este, offering a combination of nature, sports, gastronomy, and top-notch beaches.

Beyond Marbella Este: Marbella Centro, Marbella Casco Histórico, and Puerto Banús

On the other hand, you may decide to venture beyond Marbella Este and explore other areas of Marbella, such as Marbella Centro, Marbella Casco Histórico, or the popular tourist attraction, Puerto Banús (you can find information about the distance to these places in the section: We are located, where is Costabella?). Therefore, in the following paragraphs, we would like to provide you with more detailed information about each of these locations.

Marbella Casco Histórico

“Yo vuelvo por mis alas, dejadme volver. Quiero morirme siendo, siendo amanecer” (I return for my wings, let me return. I want to die being, being dawn) – Federico Garcia Loca, is one of the many literary quotes you can find in the corners of Marbella’s Old Town. Marbella is that, a place where you’ll want to return, whenever you can, to fall in love with its sunrises and sunsets, its whitewashed walls and cobblestone streets that tell stories of centuries past, or iconic places like Plaza de los Naranjos or the Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación, like that teenager who experiences love for the first time.

The heart of Marbella is a vibrant corner where floral scents and local food aromas blend with the sounds of laughter, conversations, and live music played by street musicians. Cafes with outdoor terraces, traditional restaurants, exclusive boutiques, flower-adorned corners, literary quotes, and small local shops offer a charming mix of history and modernity. The old town is a meeting point where ancient traditions coexist with modern conveniences, providing visitors with a unique and timeless experience. Undoubtedly, it is a place that will captivate those who wish to discover the true essence of Marbella and the purest Andalusian beauty.

Marbella Centro

Just 10 minutes by car from Costabella, the center of Marbella stands out as a meeting point between Andalusian tradition and cosmopolitanism. Its cobbled streets and whitewashed buildings contrast with modern avenues and spacious urban parks. The playa of Venus, the playa de La Fontanilla, and the playa de La Bajadilla, among others, line the center, providing a variety of coastal experiences. It is essential to mention Puente Romano, a historical vestige that evokes the city’s rich history.

Furthermore, for those who appreciate shopping at renowned brand stores, such as Adolfo Dominguez in fashion; Swarovski in jewelry and accessories; Calzedonia in accessories and footwear; Apple Store in technology and entertainment; Solaris in optics; Kiko in perfumes and beauty; and Imaginarium in toys, the La Cañada Shopping Center is a must-visit. Likewise, those who prefer a dining experience at franchise restaurants, such as Foster’s Hollywood, will find an excellent option at La Cañada Shopping Center.

In summary, the center of Marbella represents a harmonious combination of culture, commerce, and coastline.

Puerto Banús

Puerto Banús, located just 15 minutes by car from Costabella, is the undisputed symbol of luxury in Marbella. This opulent enclave is a showcase of majestic yachts and exclusive boutiques, with iconic brands such as Loewe, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, Fendi, Versace, and Dior lining its promenades.

During the day, visitors can stroll along the pier, captivated by the stunning view of luxury vehicles and boats. As night falls, Puerto Banús transforms, adopting a lively and festive atmosphere, where the elegance of its terraces and restaurants blends with the excitement of its nightclubs. It’s the place where the elite converge with those seeking a touch of sophistication and glamour.

We recommend coming, even if it’s just for a visit to one of the most iconic places on the Costa del Sol. You won’t regret it!

A place where to be

They say we are not from where we are born, but from where we spend our time. Our CEO, Vivienne Thoennessen, is of German origin, although she has grown up, along with her sister, Felicitas Thoennessen, COO, and her mother, Brigitte Thoennessen, Co-Founder of Homewatch, in Costabella, and considers this area her home. A home to raise her children, as it has the best schools in all of Marbella, as well as playgrounds; where she can enjoy a good cocktail at its many beach bars or a glamorous dinner at Don Quijote Restaurant; a place for a game of paddle tennis with friends or family at the Royal Tennis Club Marbella, or a round of golf, where problems seem to disappear with a swing directed towards the vast Mediterranean Sea; or, even, a place to go beyond and explore everything Marbella has to offer. In short, a place to live and, above all, to live as the best version of yourself.

At Homewatch, we want to assist you in this endeavor by offering you our multitude of rental properties, both short and long term, and some for sale, in Costabella: Adosado Escandinavia, Alvarito Playa, Casa Julia, Casa Sonja, El Arenal, Semarango Penthouse, Villa Keka, or Villa Vista; because, just like we found this area and made it our home, we want you to experience what made us fall in love with what could undoubtedly be considered, as its name suggests, the most beautiful area on the coast, which is no small feat.