Ángeles Muñoz, Mayor of Marbella, has asked the Government to allow the reopening of golf courses in phase 1, since it is a sport that can be practiced at a distance. In addition, this will allow about a thousand employees to return directly to their jobs, as well as many others indirectly, thereby starting the path of reactivating the economy of Marbella.

This was decided after the meeting of directors and managers of some of the most important golf courses in Marbella. In it, they talked about what this sport means for the economy and the economic fabric of the town, thereby helping to improve its international image and starting to work to reactivate tourism.

Angeles stressed that golf is practiced outdoors, allowing avoiding contact and maintaining a safe distance. According to her, reopening the fields with compliance with the health guarantees would make a decisive contribution to the image of Spain in the tourist markets.

This first contact with the business and tourism sectors of Marbella, in order to analyze the restart of economic activity and set the lines of collaboration and strategies, will be maintained over time with the aim of returning to normality as soon as possible .

The coronavirus has caused a productive blackout where a large part of the business sectors have been slowed down.

The de-escalation has begun, now it is time to comply with the established sanitary and economic measures to reactivate the economy and avoid having to return to severe confinement.

Together we will end the virus forever and reactivate the Spanish economy.

Soon you will be able to be on vacation in Marbella and, as we want to prevent you from wasting your time without knowing what to do, today we are going to tell you some plans to make your vacation incredible.

We have recommended you on more than one occasion places to visit for hiking and sports in Marbella and surroundings. Today our post is focused on enjoying the city, both day and night.

Marbella is famous for its beaches and its marina, better known as Puerto Banús, which is why they are essential on your trip. In addition, you play with the advantage that staying with Sagesa Holidays, you have the beach a few meters away, which makes it the perfect plan.

Of course, walking through the historic center is highly recommended. You will find beautiful whitewashed streets and shops that will transport you to another era. From there, you can continue to the promenade, enjoying the scenery, the sea breeze and a very good morning. You can have a nice coffee, noticing how everything returns to normal and breathing tranquility. Also go to the local museums and discover the history of Marbella.

Another plan that you cannot miss is Marbella at night. The excellent variety of restaurants is ideal to spend an unforgettable evening, dining in renowned places known for the quality of their cuisine. The difficult thing before so much variety will be to choose which one. After dinner, you can have a cocktail or a few drinks and enjoy the local clubs. Of course, enjoy responsibly, the next day you want to continue enjoying your vacation and discovering everything around you.

The City Council will activate the largest public investment and tax reduction plan produced to date in the city to face a totally unforeseen crisis until the pandemic came to Spain. The mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, has published a series of measures to reactivate the economic one that, according to her, would amount to 130 million euros.

A great crisis is coming and the data is not good for Marbella, two very important sectors such as construction and tourism being very affected. But the key is to anticipate before this happens and it is more difficult to get out of it. That is why the City Council has allocated 60 million euros to municipal investments and 10 million to employment and training. Work is also being done on a strategic plan to maintain employment and ensure that both SMEs and the self-employed are harmed as little as possible, so that all possible resources will be available to prevent the economic crisis from hitting us squarely. Angeles stated that those who have not been active will not have to pay taxes, which gives considerable respite to SMEs and the self-employed.

The Environment will be asked not to charge the beach bars for the occupation of the coastline and explained that the municipal administration will not issue receipts to beach establishments.

The blue zone will also be suspended and the use of public roads will be eliminated. The settlements of the current months will be annulled and the bonus will be raised at the time the economy reactivates again. With this, the City Council will be at the side of employers, managing to maintain many jobs.

On the other hand, it will also apply a bonus of 25% of the IBI of those properties related to leisure, hospitality, commerce and industry that prove the maintenance of their staff during this year. This is done with the aim that this reduction in taxes is linked to maintaining employment.

A 95% IAE bonus will also be maintained for those hotels that do not close in winter, with 50% also being applied to businesses and shops that employ the same number of employees as before the start of the crisis. There will be a 25% discount on the construction and facilities tax for premises linked to leisure, hospitality, commerce and industry.

No embargo will be made for tax debt, increasing the terms of deferment of the executive route and also making the payment of taxes more flexible.

Likewise, the streamlining of the supplier payment plan is a priority, with direct subsidies to SMEs that maintain their activity and the number of workers prior to the crisis, an objective to which 2 million euros will be allocated.

We must remember that it is not the first nor will it be the last serious crisis that occurs in the locality, but we are sure that we are going to get out of this, we have always done it and this time it will not be different.

 

 

A place with art inspires you to create more art. Versioning a recognized artistic work does not always suppose that the result has artistic value. But as students, things change, since it is endowed with great educational value. They strive to know both the creative and the exhibition process, thus being able to instill this philosophy within them and to bring out the artists within them.

This has been the case for some students of the Instituto Guadalpín de Marbella, who have mounted an exhibition with inspired photographs or who have covered some of the most recognized works of art. This exhibition is titled “Inside Art. Insight Art 2020” and can be found at the San Pedro Cultural Center.

Students go through all the phases of creation, expression of the idea, visit to photography laboratories, editing, talks with professionals from the world, contacts, etc.

Each student has chosen the two works with which they felt the most connection and has covered them, being able to find works by the renowned Van Gogh, Goya, Picasso or Kandinsky, as well as manga interpretations. With this each student can see their own art and define themselves, as well as can be seen from outside.

Two of the outstanding works are:

  • “La Joven de la perla” by Daniel Peña where the protagonist of the play is a boy who transmits fragility and delicacy.
  • Pop Art, where you play with the use of colors and feelings. If you look closely, you realize that the background of the work transmits a sensation to you, while the gestures of the model transmit a totally different one.

This work will be exhibited at the Cultural Center of San Pedro de Alcántara for a limited time, as well as at the institute.

In this way, the aim is to bring out the art of the students, endowing Marbella with a great culture and great art worth contemplating.

Again, Marbella continues to outperform itself. This time he hopes to become a national reference of gastronomy. And, if it succeeded, it would become the first non-provincial capital city to achieve it, since so far only capitals or autonomous communities have achieved it.

Ángeles Muñoz, mayor of Marbella, communicated it at the International Tourism Fair, FITUR, the recognized event they attended with gastronomy as the main claim.

Ángeles was accompanied by well-known people in the gastronomic field, such as Mauricio Giovanini, Francisco García, Fernando Alcalá, Lourdes Muñoz or María Asenjo among others. The mayor recalled that the gastronomic offer of Marbella is characterized by its breadth and variety, playing a strategic role in an increasingly competitive market. It should be noted, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism, that 10% of the total number of tourists who come to Spain to spend a few days, which are around 75 million, take into account the gastronomy when choosing their final destination.

Marbella has Michelin-starred restaurants, being the Andalusian city with the highest number of awards, in addition to a great gastronomic offer of high quality hotels, restaurants, bars and beach bars, making the town a unique culinary power.

He also thanked publicly those who from the gastronomic sector have made Marbella a name of reference. One of its objectives for this year is to achieve recognition of gastronomic capital. He firmly believes in his proposal thanks to the alliance between the local administration, gastronomic restaurants, industry partners and beach bars.

Gastronomy is one of the great complementary supports of Marbella, a brand that speaks for itself due to the strength of its positioning not only nationally, but internationally.

An event that stands out among those presented at Fitur is the renowned “Chefs for Children”, a charity activity that will be held on May 18 at the Los Monteros hotel. It will meet 30 Michelin star chefs with two objectives. On the one hand, highlight the importance of following a healthy diet and, on the other, collaborate with the Juegaterapia association, focused on making the day-to-day life of children who are on cancer treatment more bearable.

Of course, if you travel to Marbella, Sagesa Holidays is at your disposal, offering you the accommodation that best suits your needs, so that you feel totally comfortable and your stay is unique. We speak?

Marbella is synonymous with luxury and glamor. In fact, it is considered the luxury capital of the Costa del Sol and one of the most luxurious cities in Spain. The renowned Golden Mile plays a very important role in this assignment, since it has a multitude of impressive mansions that go from the city of Marbella to the famous Puerto Banús marina, a premium enclave at European level.

Know a little about its history

Although Puerto Banús is considered a luxurious place, it was originally a humble fishing village. We owe this change to José Banús, a successful real estate developer who started the construction of Nueva Andalucía in 1963, an urbanization where they could reside from the richest to middle class people.

But everything went beyond. In 1970, José Banús and Noldi Schreck, projected the creation of one of the most exclusive ports in Europe, preserving its essence to what it is today.

And its welcome was more than spectacular. 1700 guests came to inaugurate it, highlighting among them renowned characters such as Roman Polanski (film director), Hugh Heffner (owner of Play Boy), Christian Barnard (doctor) or the princes Rainier and Grace of Monaco.

Nowadays

Currently, a large number of yachts, high-end sports cars and glamorous boutiques of exclusive firms throughout the country are concentrated in this luxurious marina, with, of course, spectacular hotels and restaurants. All this has made it become the second Spanish destination that sells more luxury products, improving not only the economy of Marbella, but that of the entire Costa del Sol.

And you, what are you waiting for to visit Puerto Banús?

The Costa del Sol is characterized by its Mediterranean temperature throughout the year. Although, logically, a not so warm temperature is noticed in winter. But the last thing you can do is fall into the routine and stay at home. Therefore, we want to give you some tips so you do not go cold on your trip to Marbella:

Wrap up

When you are packing you may feel like throwing more summer clothes but it’s not summer. Both in the morning and from the end of the afternoon it begins to cool. But that doesn’t mean it’s cold all day. Usually, there are days that around mid-morning until mid-afternoon, the temperature is very pleasant, being able, someday, to stay in short sleeves. Of course, he wears warm clothes because the moment the sun goes down it will start to get cold.

Choose restaurants carefully

In Marbella there are spectacular restaurants with a terrace where you can enjoy sunny days, but also with a covered area for the coldest moments. Here are some recommendations:

  • Mosh Fun Kitchen. Ideal for a lively night backed by the cold, with good music and good food.
  • Ta-Kumi. You will try one of the best Japanese foods in the center of Marbella. Its interior space is very nice and comfortable for winter.
  • Paco Jiménez. This restaurant offers traditional Spanish food as well as a cozy dining room with a fireplace and family historical objects.
  • Messina. It is a restaurant for lovers of quality cuisine, as it has a Michelin star.
  • Patagonian Treasury. Ideal to enjoy a steak and a casual dinner with an incredible atmosphere. It is usually complete, especially in winter.

Practice sport and active activities

Sunny winter days are ideal for enjoying sports activities. You can go for example to do Golf, if you are staying in the complex of the gardens of Santa María Golf, go out to the countryside to walk, ride a bike through Marbella or the mountains or ride horses among other activities. If you have a car you can also go to the renowned Caminito del Rey, a spectacular gorge located between Álora and Árdales.

Art and culture are also enjoyed in winter

For rainy days a good plan is to go to the art galleries and museums of Malaga, Mijas and / or Marbella. In Estepona there are also some highly recommended museums.

Escape one day

Making a getaway always comes in handy, but making a winter getaway feels much better because you avoid the crowds of traffic and people. Just a few hours from Marbella is the picturesque Granada, a city characterized by its Andalusian culture, history and charm. Also, near Marbella is Ronda, with its impressive throat and high quality wines, and Mijas, which has hiking trails, an art gallery where the works of the best painters worldwide are exhibited or a chocolate factory. You can also go skiing to Sierra Nevada. It’s great to wake up overlooking the beach in the morning and ski in the afternoon.

 

As you can see, Marbella has a multitude of plans also in winter. You don’t have to worry about accommodation. We have several complexes adapted to your needs, so you just have to write to us and we will organize your stay.

One hundred companies and tour operators have contacted Marbella at the renowned International Tourism Fair that has taken place in Madrid from January 22 to 26. With this, Marbella intends to strengthen its strategy against tourist seasonality.

Larua Arce, general director of Tourism in Marbella, has concluded the fair by making a very positive balance of the established contacts, since she has had meetings with the Iberia airline, Booking, Expedia, FTI Group, Louxotour or Sidetorus. According to her, “All these contacts will serve to develop a working relationship and materialize agreements in the coming months with the aim of mainly strengthening tourism in low season in the city.”

Laura has highlighted the great interest that both national and international companies have placed in Marbella. And they have been related to all types of tourism segments, obtaining a much broader vision in order to propose new strategies to implement in the city to attract more tourism. Some of them are:

  • Strengthen the health offer by Tourism Health Mediterranean.
  • Launch an activity program for children in the Old Town, where a mobile application, called Traveling With Children, has been created.
  • Promote Marbella as a cycling destination with the help of Bikefriendly.
  • Golf has been promoted in the United States thanks to Expedia, the great booking platform.
  • Promotion of the Marbella brand in the Chinese and Arab market through several opinion portals.

On the other hand, in the congress part, the Tourism delegation has made progress in relation to the collaboration with the Spain DMCs association, a company that includes the main travel agencies focused on meetings, incentives and events to continue strengthening this segment. Also, the possibility of making agreements to establish special discounts for those who come to Marbella to Congresses or other promotions is being negotiated with Renfe and Iberia.

Other companies with which contact has been made are with companies in the innovation sector, new technologies and specialized national and international journals. Therefore, we can conclude that FITUR will bring very positive results to Marbella, so if you have not visited it yet, do it soon, the wide variety of plans it houses is suitable for all types of public. Feel it and enjoy.

If Marbella is characterized by something, it is for its beaches, shops and nightlife, but it also has a multitude of highly recommended green areas to visit, such as the Constitution Park, a place full of mature trees, water fountains and winding roads where the Nature will be your faithful companion for as long as you are there. But, if you have ease to move around and you love nature, you can discover other wonderful places that we will recommend below:

Juanar Plains

Another of the most recommended places in Marbella are the Juanar Plains. It is located behind the La Cañada shopping center. It is a place surrounded by spectacular kilometer forests. You will find a lot of green, flora and fauna. You can see a lot of wildlife like mountain goats, eagles and other birds. The park has several routes, six specifically. Depending on the weather and your fitness you can do one or the other.

Near Marbella you can also find other must-see places for nature and adventure lovers.

Ronda

Ronda has wonderful landscapes, such as the renowned Tajo de Ronda. Although it also has several hiking trails to explore. Ronda is also recognized for its wine, being able to visit its wineries.

 

Mijas

Just half an hour from Marbella you can find Mijas, a place of tourism both in the town, as in the countryside, as it has some hiking trails in the back of the town. In the Tourist Office you can find the necessary information. You also have the option to take guided walks if you prefer to go into nature in a group and meet people.

 

 

El Torcal de Antequera

He is a little more withdrawn from Marbella but his visit is highly recommended. It is one of the most striking natural parks in the area. Its spectacular rock formations and a multitude of wild animals will make any nature lover fall in love with it. It has 3 well-marked free access routes. As in Ronda, depending on your time and fitness, you can do one or the other. When you visit the Torcal, go to the Dolmens of Antequera, ancient prehistoric burial chambers with a lot of history and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

Gibraltar

Gibraltar is one hour away from Marbella. When you go there you can visit the Mediterranean Steps, impressive place with incredible views, where, in addition, you can meet the famous apes of Gibraltar.

Caminito del Rey

It is recognized internationally, becoming one of the most recommended activities if you visit the province of Malaga. Of course, tickets are in high demand, so if you want to visit you must take it out in time. It is a gorge of 7.5 km of cliff travel. It also has an incredible suspension bridge for adrenaline lovers.

As you can see, Marbella is a central point surrounded by nature. It is ideal for an active holiday, where to discover stunning landscapes. If you need a place to stay do not worry, contact us and we will take care of everything.

Marbella is not just tourism and leisure activities. Today we are going to tell you about an event that will take place very soon. Marbella will host the 1st Business Leadership Forum. This event will take place on January 16 at 11.00, at the premises of Andalucía Lab. Cristóbal Garre, Councilor for Economic Development, presented the initiative with Josu Gómez, general director of the International Magallanes Institute and CEO of JGB Consulting, and Antonio Gallego, representative of Comonsa, who has clarified that “the objective is that entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs meet in the same space and establish contacts to favor business opportunities. In addition, a quality program has been designed with reference figures in different fields ”.

Josu has commented that it is the first action in this regard that will be carried out in Marbella and that the idea is that this town becomes a totally dynamic networking point, serving as a launch towards the innovation project “Marbella Business Marketing” long-term.

The presentations will be the following:

  • 11.30h: “Challenges, challenges and opportunities of innovation and entrepreneurship within the framework of the fourth industrial revolution: keys for financing and investment in the framework of Venture Capital”. It will be taught by Jorfe Campos, founder of Cupido Capital Venture, a company that invests in entrepreneurial projects in the initiation phase.
  • 12.30h: “Keys to the processes of change in companies”, taught by the sociologist Sandra Martín.
  • 1:00 pm: Conference on robotic startups and analysis on how they will evolve and what their future will be. The person in charge of representing it will be Manuel Andrade, head of Macco Robotics.

Finally, the forum will close with the round table under the slogan “Leadership and resilience for business success.” It will take place at 13.30. The consultant and expert in International Marketing, Alberto Salazar, will be in charge of presenting it. In it, Gemma Ramírez, coach and author of “Keys of coaching” and Antonio Tejado, CEO of accessible City, selected as economic leader of the future will be in charge of debating. The capacity is 190 seats, hurry to register. You can do it at foroliderazgomarbella.es or foroliderazgomarbella.es