Altavista Property Spain | 10 Reasons to Love the Costa del Sol

July 26, 2012 in AltaVista Property Marbella,

The Costa del Sol is found in the province of Malaga and stretches along the coastline for 159 km from Manilva to Nerja. Most of this coastline is composed of beautiful beaches of all types. Malaga is the capital city, with a metropolitan population of about a million.

1. Climate

The Costa del Sol has Spain’s best climate. The average temperature throughout the year is 18.5 C. There are at least 300 days of sunshine, and thus the title of Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun). The winters are the mildest in Europe and there is plenty of tourism then, when northern Europeans want to escape their snow clad countries. There is little rain in winter, and even if it rains, the skies clear afterward and the sun shines again. Truly the climate is ideal in the Costa del Sol. Two cities on the Costa del Sol, Marbella and Torrox Costa, have the best microclimates in Europe, with surrounding mountains protecting these cities from cold, northerly winds. The mild winters are appreciated by those who come to live here permanently, or those who want to spend winters here and return to their countries in spring. So winters are mild and summers are cooler than inland Spain.

2. Friendliness of Malagueños

The native Malagueños are a very friendly people who enjoy the company of all types of visitors, whether they are Spanish from other regions, other Andalusians, or foreigners. They are probably the friendliest of all Spanish and they have a custom of hospitality that is ingrained. They are used to having all types of guests, from the earliest centuries of their history. The Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Vandals, and Moors came and stayed. This land was alluring to all visitors, and the Malagueños are a mixture of all these people. The tourist boom that started in the 1970’s continues and keeps bringing tourists to the beaches and resorts of the Costa del Sol.

The Malagueños are innately charming. The majority are outgoing and optimistic about their future. They like to talk and they like to party and have fun. They enjoy eating good food and they have a long history of culture associated with their food. They always try to help visitors, no matter where they come from. The visitor is really welcomed with open arms.

Everyone connected with the tourist industry speaks enough English to be understood, so the language problem does not exist in the Costa del Sol.

The Malagueños are amazingly tolerant of all people, no matter what color they are, what religions they have, what country they come from. There are Muslem mosques, Protestant churches, Jewish synagogues, and a Buddhist shrine. They are also tolerant of people with different types of gender orientation. Malaga is now one of the best gay destinations in Europe, with many gay bars.

3. Malaga Airport

Malaga Airport is the third largest in Spain, after the airports in Madrid, Barcelona. Connections to other Spanish and European cities is easy and there are many low cost airlines that are now coming to Malaga, so it is getting more inexpensive to travel to Malaga. Work is now going on to build a second runway and a new passenger terminal has just been inaugurated, so the capacity of the airport has doubled. Easy access to Malaga is very important for tourism, because tourists lose enthusiasm when they have to make too much effort to reach a tourist destination.

4. New AVE Service from Madrid

Madrid is the transportation hub of Spain for both national and international flights. At the end of 2007, the new AVE route from Madrid to Malaga was inaugurated and passenger traffic increased tremendously to Malaga from Madrid, especially on weekends. Many Madrileños want to spend their weekends on the beaches of Malaga, instead of in their big city of Madrid, to relax and decompress from high pressure jobs. The AVE now takes only 2.5 hours each way. Malaga is also connected with high speed trains to Seville and Cordoba. Work on the AVE to Granada is continuing.

5. Great Beaches

With 159 kilometers of coastline, one expects to find good beaches in Malaga. The beaches of Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella, and Torre del Mar are world class. They are clean and have many facilities, such as bathrooms and beach showers. Blue Flag beaches are beaches that meet quality standards and the Costa del Sol has very many Blue Flag beaches.

6. Golf Paradise

The Costa del Sol has at least 40 beautiful golf courses, many of them designed by the most famous golf course designers of the world. There are many more golf courses that are nearing completion or are starting construction. The good news is that most of them are being watered with recycled water. The few that are not using recycled water are in the process of converting to recycled water because there is a new law forcing all golf courses in Malaga to use recycled water. So ecologists will be satisfied regarding this matter.

7. Culture

Few tourist destinations in Spain have as many cultural offerings as the Costa del Sol. A very large number of artists, both Spanish and foreign, live in the Costa del Sol because the light is marvelous, which makes painting appealing. There are a large number of cultured people, again both Spanish and foreign, who enjoy the arts in the city. Among the major cultural offerings are:

a. Picasso Museum – Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga and this museum shows his work. It is one of the few museums that show representative work from each of his seven different work periods, from the Blue Period to Cubism.

b. Picasso Birthplace Museum – Located in the Plaza de la Merced.

c. Cathedral – Started during the Renaissance. This is one of Spain’s most beautiful cathedrals.

d. Alcazaba and Roman Theater – The Moorish fort on the hill overlooking Malaga is the best preserved Moorish fort in Spain. At the bottom of the fort is the Roman amphitheater.

8. Beautiful Gardens

There are some exceptionally beautiful gardens in the Costa del Sol.

a. Malaga Park – In the heart of Malaga, adjacent to the port is the Malaga Park, a hundred year old park that has been recently remodeled. This park is known for its semi tropical plants and is 800 meters long.

b. The Garden of Pedro Luis Alonso is located by the Town Hall and has a beautiful rose garden that contains 10,200 rose bushes, with 70 different varieties.

c. The Botanical Gardens of La Concepcion – On the outskirts of Malaga are these huge semi tropical gardens, the biggest garden of this kind in Europe.

d. Villa Padierna Hotel – In Estepona is this new Tuscan style hotel with beautiful gardens and some of the best Roman statuary in Spain.

e. Puente Romano Hotel – This Marbella hotel has wonderful gardens that border a stream.

f. Kempinski Palace Hotel – This hotel in Estepona has lush gardens around many waterfalls and cascades.

9. Transportation Hub

Malaga has a big transportation interchange building, called Vialia (Maria Zambrano Station), where one can take the AVE, the Cercanias train, and the bus to other cities in Malaga or to other provinces. Vialia is one of the biggest of its sort in Spain, making transportation connections easy. Malaga is also building a Metro system that will also be connected to Vialia. The bus system in Malaga is easy to use and it goes everywhere one wants to reach in the city.

10. Good Roads

The A7 motorway parallels the coast of Malaga. It has parts that one needs to pay tolls, but these toll roads make journeys faster. The main roads in the Costa del Sol are very good, but many have a lot of traffic. More ring roads are being built to alleviate the traffic.


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Michael Liggan | Marbella Starlite Concerts kicks off in style with George Benson at the Quarry

July 26, 2012 in AltaVista Property Marbella, Michael Liggan,

George Benson has Starlite Look in His Eyes… Whether by design or by a stroke of  completely coincidental, yet genius  synchronicity, it was fitting that 10 times Grammy winner, vocal superstar and guitar legend George Benson should kick off The Starlite Festival, the most ambitious summer concert programme ever staged in Marbella. Photography by Gary Edwards.

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Not only is George Benson one of the most loved and regular performers in Marbella, having played many times since the 80s at the Plaza de Toros and latterly in the 90s and Noughties at the Puente Romano Tennis Club, but Give Me the Night, the hugely successful  hit song which has to be his best known, and could be considered his personal anthem, includes the line,  ” When I see that starlight look in your eyes…”

It was to be a while before the eager crowd could enjoy that pivotal moment in the evening, owing to serious organizational hiccups which it is hoped can be blamed on first night nerves. Following what can only be described as a shambolic start to the evening, as the glammed-up Marbella crowd trudged across the dusty car park, ruining their high heels, to the inadequate ticket offices, where they waited in chaotic queues to pick up tickets from staff who had apparently lost their booking lists, along with dozens of disappearing tickets.

The ticket debacle took almost two hours to clear, and crowds were then ferried to the event on a stream of shuttle buses driving up and down the long and winding road to the new Starlite venue located in the old Auditorium of La Cantera de Nagueles, in the quarry that was used to dig out the rock which was used to build Puerto Banús some four decades ago.

Impressive Hollywood-style beams of  lighting swept across the sky, illuminating the drive up to the venue, which loomed alluringly, a beacon of neon amid the darkness of the pines lining the twisting mountain track.  Once inside, the new venue was worth the wait. Much more than a temporary auditorium,  you walk into a bar-lounge area with trendy furniture, food stalls, and a whole restaurant area which is being run by El Bulli, Ferran Adriá’s temple to high cuisine. Chef Paco Roncero has prepared a menu of gourmet tapas which have to be eaten to be believed.

The queues to buy tickets, to then queue again at bars and food stalls was heavily criticized… The whole process takes away the spontaneity and pleasure of the experience.  This is supposed to be a chic Marbella venue, not the feria…so why the tokens..?  The beer and wine had also run out before the concert was over, so again, the organization was poor. With the cost of a bottle of water, coke or beer at 8€, and a Vodka and tonic at 13€ the venue is going to lose it’s attraction from many people.

Magic of George

Luckily, George Benson and his band – did not disappoint, and the concert itself was worth the frustrations along the way. The auditorium itself is excellent – with long rows  of seats and live video screens giving great visual access to the stage.  Playing to a packed house in the new 6 million euro purpose built venue, Benson was noticeably moved to be back in Marbella.  He chatted fondly of playing at the old bull ring, and revealed that Marbella and Puerto Banús are two of his favourite places to party.

Starting his set with two long instrumentals, the audience was left in no doubt as to his musical prowess, literally caressing his guitar as he plays his smooth brand of jazz funk. And at 69, George’s voice continues to be a powerful instrument in its own right, and the audience showed their appreciation from the start as he belted out his hits in that unique deep molasses tone of his.  With a dynamic band to back him, Benson’s classics carried the crowd on a musical journey – many of them  no doubt reminiscing about the days when they first heard Benson sing.  It was Turn Your Love Around that got the crowd up on their feet, with dozens flocking to the stage to boogie on down just a few feet away from the man himself.   Give the Night, the Grammy winning George Benson hit, produced by Quincy Jones, and the one the crowd was waiting for, was the highlight of the night, although following a quick break from the stage, Benson bounded back to take Starlite’s centre stage with his brilliant feelgood  track On Broadway as the encore the crowd so craved and deserved.


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Michael Liggan – Marbella’s all year summer

July 10, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Marbella, Michael Liggan,

Many vistors come to Spains Costa del Sol for the delicious seafood, others for the beaches, and others to experience the region’s rich traditions and culture. But for most the real attraction is the Costa del Sols weather. Marbella in particular has it’s own micro climate which ensures glorious outdoor living weather for almost the whole year, three hundred days plus of sunshine.

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Michael Liggan“This summer most of North Africa has baked in a heat wave while Marbella’s unique climate has kept the region relativly cooler. As a bank of  hot air moved northwards, many parts Spain were under heat alerts, in some places temperatures reached as high as 39 degrees. Yet in the Costa del Sol towns like Marbella or Malaga situated not more than 14 kilometers from the African coastline were not so affected by a North African heat wave, so whats the explanation?” asks Michael Liggan of Altavista Property Spain. It’s the Magic of the Mountains explains Altavista Property’s Michael Liggan. Marbella is flanked to the north by the mountains of the Cordillera Penibética, offering protection from the rain in winter and the  heat in summer. This natural protection with the coastal breeze keeps Marbella a few degrees cooler in the summer and in the winter works the other way round to keep it a few degrees warmer during the winter. The protection offered by the mountain has made Marbella an ideal city to both live and visit for tourists in search of excellent weather.

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The Costa del Sol remains one of the most visited areas of Spain due mainly to the fact of it’s weather. Many people who have visited the area return again and again to enjoy the rich local customs and to enjoy the fresh food. Many also have  brought real estate as an investment or a home. “Property prices in Spain have been in decline for several years which has made many places which ten years ago were beyond the reach of many now affordable.” – says Michael Liggan. If you are thinking to take advantage of the availability of now afforable properties in and around Marbella then look no further than Michael Liggan’s Altavista Property. Altavista Property puts the emphasis on clients’ requirements. We focus our efforts on matching client requirements and sourcing suitable properties, but given our longstanding experience in real estate and knowledge of this market in particular, we are also able to identify those properties that offer great value.

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Michael Liggan – Arab investors buy Marbella hotel

July 9, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Marbella, Michael Liggan,

A MARBELLA hotel which has been closed since 2004 has been purchased by a company funded with Arab money, local Press reports.

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Michael Liggan on Don Miguel MarbellaThe 502 Hotel Don Miguel is set to undergo an extensive refurbishment lasting approximately two years before it reopens as part of a hotel chain.

Union officials have confirmed an a agreement has been reached to pay off 81 hotel staff which had been fighting for compensation since the hotel was shut eight years ago.

The Town Hall at Marbella under the leadership of Angeles Muñoz has seen its recent efforts to woo Arab investors pay off. The owner of Malaga Football Club, the Qatari Sheikh, has fronted the massive La Bajadilla port project taking place in Marbella which will not only lead to jobs locally during the construction process, but will add another string to the bow of the city.

“The buzz created since Michelle Obama’s 2010 Marbella visit seems to have been a definite turning point for the area,” says Michael Liggan, CEO of Marbella-based Altavista Properties. “We’ve seen a marked increase in interest from foreign buyers recently. Although Spanish property prices are forecasted to drop further, I would not be surprised to see them start to rise with increased demand in hotspots like Marbella or Mallorca,” Michael Liggan adds.

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Michael Liggan ‘s Altavista Property puts the emphasis on clients’ requirements. We focus our efforts on matching client requirements and sourcing suitable properties, but given our longstanding experience in real estate and knowledge of this market in particular, we are also able to identify those properties that offer great value.

 “Now is the time to buy a property in Marbella before the prices start to rise. There are some excellent deals for some stunning properties available now” – Michael Liggan

Michael Liggan – Why Marbella gets my vote everytime

July 6, 2012 in AltaVista Property Marbella, Michael Liggan,

Marbella is known as a the playground of the rich and famous and many have bought luxurious villas here and spend months here. The almost all year long Costa del Sol sunshine coupled with many lovely beaches is also big attraction. Michael Liggan tells what he like best about Marbella

Michael Liggan explains why he loves Marbella

The old town of marbella is a jewel of natural charm with its whitewashed houses and narrow cobbled streets all set against the backdrop of the Sierra Blanca mountains, in all the years that I have been living I never tire of this view, said Michael Liggan of Altavista Property.

Michael Liggan on Marbella

The jewel that is Marbella set between the mountains and the sea

There are plenty of things to do during the day if you do not want to be on the beach, Marbella has some of the best golf courses in Europe, and attracts golfers from all around the world from people who just come for a golfing holiday to seasoned professionals in between golf tournaments, another popular sport is tennis which Marbella is also well known for and it has a number of quality tennis clubs where top coaches are on hand to help improve your game, on the beaches there are various watersports to be had from wakeboarding to the banna ride and jet ski’s of course, a favourite of mine said Michael Liggan.
An afternoon shopping in Marbella is also must, Marbella is full of classy chic boutiques lining the winding cobbled streets of the old town and a pleasent afternoon can be had wondering around even if it is only to window shop, Lucy Michael Liggan assitstant has informed me.
Marbella’s most famous attraction is without doubt the world famous marina of Puerto Banus where the rich and famous moor their multi million pound water palaces. A particular past time I enjoy when I am relaxing is to sit in one of the many marina bars and watch the world go by claims Michael Liggan.
Eating out in Marbella is another one of my favourite past times in Marbella revealed Michael Liggan as you would expect some places can be quite expensive but there are many places to choose from and cuisine from around the globe can be found. The Spanish national dish paella has to be experienced say Michael Liggan and many of the beach restuarants offer great paella at reasonable prices.

The nightlife in Marbella is mainly centred Puerto Banus with many of the nightclubs and bars lining the water front and set along side the famous casino.

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Recently a number of Costa del Sol apartments have become available and are proving popular with the middle market clients as prices have continued to fall, making Marbella affordable to many  who in the past were priced out the market, this is good news for buyers looking to invest in real estate or to buy a home explains Michael Liggan.

Michael Liggan ‘s Altavista Property puts the emphasis on clients’ requirements. We focus our efforts on matching client requirements and sourcing suitable properties, but given our longstanding experience in real estate and knowledge of this market in particular, we are also able to identify those properties that offer great value.

Michael Liggan is a driving force and our chief property bargain hunter.

Michael Liggan – Estepona hotel set to reopen under new management

June 21, 2012 in AltaVista Property Marbella, Michael Liggan,

By Michael Liggan

MORE good news for the Costa del Sol tourism industry after it was revealed the Hotel Selenza Thalasso & Spa in Estepona is set to reopen on June 28 under a new name.

The new 4-star Barceló Estepona Thalasso & Spa has taken over the management of the hotel which had closed after the previous owners – a company from Castilla/La Mancha – went bust, according to Malaga union officials.

Michael Liggan on Barceló Estepona Thalasso & Spa

Michael Liggan on Barceló Estepona Thalasso & Spa

Owners Sabadell Bank, via its property company Solvia, reached an agreement for Barceló Hotels & Resorts to take on the management contract of the hotel, the bank said.

The 50 hotel employees have been kept on under the same terms and conditions they previously owned.

It is thought the 92-room hotel could open year-round.

A spokesperson for Sabadell said the hotel is located on the “new Golden Mile” on the CN-340 less than 10 minutes from Puerto Banus (Marbella).

For those wanting more than a fleeting visit Marbella this Summer, there is a fantastic selection of properties in the Marbella, Elviria and Puerto Banus areas at leading Costa del Sol property company Altavista property led by CEO Michael Liggan.

You can now get a 100% mortgage on your new home when you buy an Altavista exclusive property in Marbella! Find out how, visit


Michael Liggan – Special plan for cleaning beaches

June 19, 2012 in AltaVista Property Marbella, click here, Marbella Real Estate, Michael Liggan,

Last Friday, invited the Mayoress to a bathing in the sea day & from now on is going to control the 27kms of beaches of Marbella.

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Michael Liggan Clean BeachesThe councillor in charge of cleaning the beaches in Marbella, Eloy Ortega, has stated that this Summer there will be a “special plan” for keeping the beaches at a high level of cleanliness. With a total of 66 workers & 28 machines the city wants to clear the rubbish away and offer much cleaner beaches.

We hear statements like this every year & the results have been the same, however we have not heard of a “special plan” to be put in place before. So perhaps the residents and tourists will be in luck this year, and the beaches will be of an international level of cleanness to justify the name of Marbella.

Michael Liggan chief property for Altavista Property Spain was very glad to read this. Marbella has some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol.

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AltaVista Property puts the emphasis on clients’ requirements. We focus our efforts on matching client requirements and sourcing suitable properties, but given our longstanding experience in real estate and knowledge of this market in particular, we are also able to identify those properties that offer great value.

Michael Liggan is a driving force and our chief property bargain hunter.

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Altavista Property has a number of properties in and around the Marbella area and prices are now more affordable and in some cases we can offer 100per cent mortgages – Michael Liggan

Altavista Property – is it a Good Time for Overseas Buyers to Invest in Spanish Property in Marbella?

June 13, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Marbella, Property Marbella,

With Europe and in particular Spain hovering on the edge of an economic avalanche, and with the poor Euro struggling increasingly each day, why are we at Altavista Property seeing an increase in foreign buyers looking again to invest in Spanish property? According to the Bank of Spain, in 2011 foreigners invested over 4,700 Million Euro’s into the Spanish property market, showing a rise of 27% on 2010. There is no reason by 2012 shouldn’t produce the same results despite whatever fate awaits the Euro or the Spanish economy.

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At the time of writing the pound to euro exchange rate is currently fluttering around the 1.2 mark, the highest since Autumn 2010, making Spanish property just that little bit more affordable for the British buyers and bringing them closer to their dream of a home on the Costas. But it’s not just the British who are considering Spain again – there has been a significant increase of interest from the Russian, Chinese and Scandinavian markets. Particularly in the areas in an around Marbella since the announcement of the 400 million euros investment by the Qatari royal family and associated companies into the expansion of the La Bajadilla port (known locally as the Puerto Pesquero or fishing port) which is located on the east side of Marbella town. This is planned for completion in 2015 and is expected bring huge revenue back to Marbella, not only from the new 12,000m2 commercial areas, but also from the cruise ships which will finally have facilities to stop off at Marbella, instead of having to take their passengers from Malaga straight to Gibraltar or beyond.

AltaVistaSpain-PuertoBanusMarbella and Puerto Banus have received a huge increase in publicity and press coverage due to the influx of the jet-set and celebrity crowd (one of the highlight episodes of the ITV television series TOWIE has just been filmed in Puerto Banus) and this looks likely to continue through the 2012 summer season. Whilst we have to listen to reports of doom and gloom in the rest of Europe, and of course, the terrifying scare mongering stories of a collapsing Spanish economy, Marbella and the surrounding areas will remain very firmly ‘on the map’, making it a more than interesting destination for foreign property buyers.

As in many places along the as well as inland, there are many great property purchasing opportunities with sellers who are in dire straits after not being able to sell their properties. Perhaps they simply wish to return to their home countries due to ill-health, old age or family commitments and many will accept brutally low offers just to ‘escape’ the continued costs of running their foreign properties. This is where the term distressed sale comes from and if a marketplace constantly has these type of sales around, then they do nothing to help shore up the prices. For many sellers these are worrying times, and clearly the Spanish Banks show no signs of being able to provide any assistance – due of course to their own greed during those ‘boom’ years.

The stability of property prices in Spain is heavily influenced by the number of distressed sales on the market and these define the real sale price of every property, irrespective of the (often optimistic) price placed on them by sellers. If the marketplace constantly has distressed sales then the downward cycle of prices will continue, until no-one is prepared to sell their property at a price below a certain level.

The price of new property in the in the last year, and by more than 30 per cent since the economic crisis began. These more reasonable prices have helped to reduce the number of unsold properties in the market – particularly when the Banks financing the developments are still offering up to 100 per cent mortgages at very favourable rates. They need to off-load their surplus stock.

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Altavista Spain | Black and White, the newest über cool Restaurant Cafe in Puerto Banus

June 7, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Costa del Sol, AltaVista Property Marbella, Altavista Property Spain,, Marbella Info, Marbella Lifestyle, Michael Liggan,

Black and White Restaurant Café… Trendy urban-style décor, great – and affordable food, wicked cocktails, friendly and slick staff and a frontline port position overlooking the Banús super yachts.  What is there not to love about funky new Marbella restaurant Black and White!  Report: Louise Cook Edwards.  Photography: Gary Edwards.

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If like many Marbella residents, you have a love-hate relationship with Puerto Banús, Black and White, the hot new frontline venue is about to reignite your love affair with the place. With far too many long-established restaurants in the port, blasé staff, tired décor and predictable, overpriced menus are a turn-off for year-round marbellis tend to only venture into the port for cocktail parties, Sunday morning coffees or a bit of designer shopping in the sales.

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A Winning Formula

But the monochrome masterpiece that is Black and White is about to change all that. With a prime location in front of the largest yachts moored in the marina, the venue is much more than just another Banús restaurant. With bright and funky décor, characterized by original touches of Formula 1 glamour, state-of-the-art lighting, video screens, sound system, driver simulator with X-Box, and free Wi-Fi, more than just a restaurant, Black and White is all set to give diners a total experience with upbeat music, singers, shows  – even choreographed waiters – as well as great food at decent prices.

With a racing car featured in the entrance, and a glass-fronted shop offering assorted racing merchandise, Black and White is upping the revs and getting ready to overtake other Banús establishments that have rested on their laurels for too long and short-changed the public on the food, service and ambience. Now they will all be racing to catch up to this winner that manages to be trendy café, cocktail bar, restaurant and show venue all in one bright and shiny new package

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Monochrome Madness

The high impact monochrome décor would not be out of place in London, Paris or New York – with newspaper print walls and flooring, lots of chrome columns and lighting, original cylindrical aquariums filled with exotic – black and white – tropical varieties… black and white tables and chairs, black and white writing and iconic celebrity photography on the walls, black and white table settings, and friendly young staff dressed in slick black and white, Black and White is the perfect place to head to for a wind-down weekday cocktail after work, an upbeat business lunch, a memorable night out with friends and family or a stunning party.  The interior designer has created an amazing one-off, and the Torre de Banús, the ancient Moorish watchtower is even an integral part of the décor!  With terrace seating looking out over the luxury harbour, a raised VIP area, high tables with bar stools and a host of tables of different sizes for intimate dinners for two, or long celebratory lunch, in a restaurant that can seat up to 250 people, you are sure to find a spot that takes your fancy.

A Menu of Modern & Classic Dishes

Whether you want a girly lunch with sharing plates of yummy Hummus and Baba Ganush, a tasty Tabbuleh or a classic Tricolore Salad, a hearty plate of pasta, a freshly made pizza, or a fish or meat dish, Black and White has a huge menu available to please most palates. All the chefs and kitchen staff have been chosen for their particular fortes and together will be cooking up a storm in the restaurant’s glass fronted kitchens. The pizza is particularly light, crispy and fresh, the pasta, fresh, tasty and abundant, the salads are large, crisp and succulent, and the meat and fish dishes are particularly great value for money.  With a few Asian specialities – such as a tender Yakitori Chicken skewer, risottos, steaks and ribs, and a good choice of indulgent desserts, Black and White’s menu manages to hit the spot.

That’s Entertainment!

Although open just a week before Easter, the switched on team at Black and White are already lining up a host of entertainment to add that extra something to your nights out – so get ready for soul nights and themed parties to get you in a party mood for summer.  And don’t forget Black and White has an amazing cocktail menu to help get the party started!  Their mojitos and Rossinis are already legend.  Join the Facebook page (coming soon) to keep up-to-date with events and special.

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Michael Liggan – Explore the Stunning Marbella

June 5, 2012 in Altavista property, AltaVista Property Marbella, click here, Michael Liggan,

Having a fabulous mixture of classic Spanish as well as worldwide elegant, a bustling harbour covered with spectacular yachts, outstanding exotic beaches along with a stunning old town you will end up being spoilt for selection with your Marbella holidays.

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Michael LigganMarbella features twenty four different beach locations of around 27 kilometres of seacoast with a thing for any mood you’re in. The spectacular man made beachfronts of black fine sand from Rio Verde and also the golden exotic beaches from Neuva Andalucia are stunning and buzzing.

On the other hand go to the pebbly seaside at Corijo Blanco as well as the Blue Flag beach locations of Casa blanca as well as La Fontanilla and also take in the Spanish sunlight in your vacation to Marbella. Appreciate the sights from the ocean front restaurant, rent any sun-lounger and laze in under the sun, or perhaps speed round the coast over a jet ski.

Out of the beach there’s a lot to do in your Costa del Sol getaway. Marbella’s old community is recognized as Casco Antiguo and you will wander around it’s labyrinthine avenues appreciating its historical structures and Moorish castle.

In the event that you’re setting up for playing the game of golf, Marbella is a good spot to benefit from the forty courses being offered within the Costa Del Sol. Take pleasure in the comfortable summertime evenings in Marbella and also have any flutter in the horses having floodlit evening racing within Mijas Costa, simply around fifteen minutes down this coast. Enjoying your holidays in Marbella provide a unique Costa Del Sol experience, excellent nightlife, stunning beaches and delightful people.

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