Golden Mile


Living on Marbella’s Golden Mile: lifestyle, benefits, and what to do

The Golden Mile, a 5.7-kilometer stretch connecting Marbella with Puerto Banús, is synonymous with luxury, exclusivity, and an unparalleled lifestyle. Lined with palm trees and expansive green areas, this zone hosts some of the world’s most impressive mansions and many of the most expensive properties for sale in Spain.

With imposing and exquisite mansions just meters from the beach offering panoramic Mediterranean views to ultra-luxurious private communities, the Golden Mile epitomizes the good life.

Moreover, this luxurious area is home to some of Marbella, Spain, and the world’s most prestigious hotels, clubs, and restaurants, such as the exclusive Puente Romano Beach Resort, the Marbella Club Hotel, and Nobu, the hotel-restaurant inaugurated by Robert De Niro in 2018.

Among the illustrious residents who have chosen the Golden Mile at some point, are families like the Bismarcks, the Rothschilds, and the Thyssen-Bornemiszas. Come and discover the charms of one of Marbella’s most exclusive areas.

The Golden Mile:
A Dream Lifestyle

Acquiring a property on the Golden Mile is not just about a highly profitable real estate investment, with properties increasing in value year after year, but also about embracing a privileged lifestyle. Waking up to the sound of the waves and the view of the Mediterranean Sea, strolling along the promenade, engaging in water sports, enjoying culinary delights at top-tier restaurants, or relaxing at one of the exclusive beach clubs are just some of the daily activities you can indulge in here.

Why Live on the Golden Mile?

There are many attractions on the Golden Mile that make it an exceptional place to live year-round or occasionally. Here are some of its unique features and attractions:

  • It is the epicenter of luxury and glamour in Marbella.
  • It has a beautiful promenade surrounded by some of Spain’s most exclusive residences, with top-tier restaurants and hotels on the beach.
  • It boasts several kilometers of golden sandy beaches, like Playa de Nagüeles.
  • Extensive green areas in its surroundings.
  • Connection with Marbella Centro and Puerto Banús. The Golden Mile is situated between these two locations.
  • Easy access to all necessary services and establishments.
  • Nearby hospitals and clinics, such as Helicópteros Sanitarios.
  • Supermarkets like Aldi and Carrefour.
  • Luxury beach bars and chill-out spots.

Luxury Gastronomy on the Golden Mile of Marbella

The Golden Mile hosts many of Marbella’s most exclusive and highly-rated restaurants, offering various cuisines: Italian, Japanese, Andalusian, traditional, fusion… Regardless of your culinary preferences, this area of Marbella has what you’re looking for. Here are some of the most notable places to eat:

The Grill at Marbella Club. Exquisite Mediterranean cuisine in a luxurious setting.

Marbella Club Beach Club. A seafood restaurant by the sea in a relaxed and exclusive atmosphere.

Nobu. High-end Japanese-Peruvian cuisine in a sophisticated setting.

Thai Gallery. Thai food in the famous central courtyard of Puente Romano.

Trocadero. Spanish cuisine restaurant on the beach with a chill-out area.

Luxury Gastronomy on the Golden Mile of Marbella

Additionally, the Golden Mile is home to several restaurants by the famous Spanish chef Dani García, who holds two Michelin stars, such as:

BiBo. Innovative Spanish tapas cuisine in Puente Romano.

Leña. Known as one of the best meat restaurants in Marbella, also in Puente Romano.

Lobito de Mar. Specializes in seafood and Spanish paellas, located across from Marbella Club.

Shopping on the Golden Mile

The Golden Mile is an ideal place for shopping enthusiasts. At Marbella Club Hotel, there are high-end boutiques offering the latest in art, fashion, jewelry, and accessories in a refined and exclusive atmosphere. On the other hand, Puente Romano has an elegant shopping promenade featuring international brands and designer stores, perfect for the most discerning tastes.

Leisure and Nightlife on the Golden Mile

The Golden Mile offers a wide range of leisure activities. If you can’t live without music, you’ll find some of Marbella’s most exclusive and fun nightclubs here, such as Momento or the well-known Olivia Valere. If you prefer something more relaxed, there are other options like the venues at Puente Romano Beach Resort or the beach bars along the promenade.


The Golden Mile is home to the Ralli Museum, which contains one of the most important collections of Latin American art in Europe. The museum also regularly organizes activities and conferences related to the art world.

Another prominent attraction on the Golden Mile is the impressive Marbella Mosque, officially known as the King Abdul Aziz Mosque. This mosque, dedicated to the first monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia, was built by Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz. Inaugurated on July 1, 1981, coinciding with the first day after Ramadan, it became one of the first mosques erected in Spain since the Christian reconquest in the 15th century.

Benefits of Living on the Golden Mile of Marbella

Living on the Golden Mile means exclusivity without sacrificing convenience, an incomparable lifestyle. Within a 10-minute radius, you’ll find all kinds of amenities and services, often even closer. Supermarkets, restaurants, sports facilities, schools, golf courses, this area has everything you need for a comfortable life:

  • Supermarkets.
  • High-end restaurants, cafes, and gourmet spots for all tastes.
  • The most exclusive clubs and nightclubs.
  • Golf courses.
  • Beaches.
  • Schools nearby.
  • Pharmacies.
  • Banks.
  • Renowned health clinics.
  • Famous aesthetic centers.

What to Do on the Golden Mile of Marbella

This area stands out for offering endless activities for people of all ages and interests. Here are some things you can do:

Spend a Day at the Beach

Playa de Nagüeles, with its fine golden sand, is one of Marbella’s most coveted beaches. With top-tier restaurants and hotels, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a day with family or alone, accompanied by the climate that makes Marbella unique.

Sporting Activities

Various sports can be practiced, such as paddle surfing, windsurfing, tennis, paddle tennis, fitness…

What to Do on the Golden Mile of Marbella

Stroll Along the Promenade

Walking along the beautiful promenade is another enjoyable option. Whether on foot, running, or biking, it’s a relaxing and rewarding route.

Enjoy Marbella’s Nightlife

The Golden Mile hosts the most luxurious and exclusive nightclubs on the Costa del Sol.

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