In Marbella, some things never go out of fashion. Others are here today, gone tomorrow which can be confusing to people returning to a highly transitory environment. But what is always popular in Marbella and the Costa Del Sol?
The first and most obvious is the sun! Over 300 days a year of sunshine makes the Costa Del Sol a very attractive pace for visitors and ex-patriots from Northern Europe and Scandinavia. And in the summer the vast array of beaches are filled with tourists and locals of all shapes and sizes, though there is a distinct “changing of the guard” through the day. The Northern Europeans hit the beach early (fill in your own jokes about sunbed-claiming, towel-laying nationalities here! But the Spanish and Southern Europeans tend to hit the beach after siesta time. Which, as an established local, I find a much more civilised way of doing things when the worst heat has gone from the day but you can still get a great tan if you want to.
All the beaches, incidentally, are public. The private beach clubs such as Nikki Beach, Ocean Club, and La Sala by the Sea are just positioned alongside the public beaches. So you can often enjoy the music, atmosphere and pretty people for free from your towel. And you can swim in the sea while they only have a crowded pool!
Sex is also pretty much always on the menu in Marbella. The tourists and locals all like to dress to impress, usually in high-bling style, and the sexy atmosphere has to be experienced to be believed. There really is a sex charged feel just walking down the street. And that is before thinking about selling sex as one of the major industries in Marbella and the Costa Del Sol, with escort agencies such as Marbella Beauties from The Marbella Escort Agency and 2nd Circle Marbella Escorts competing with dozens of brothels, clubs and hundreds of independents advertising in the local Sur newspaper.
Sex is certainly in the air in Marbella. And during the summer months it is also in the hotel rooms,villas, apartments sun loungers, beaches, cars and just about anywhere else you can imagine! Obviously people “hook up” all the time everywhere, but in very places, such as Marbella, is it so obviously the entire point. In Ibiza there is a lot of “action” but most of the time it is about the clubs, chilling out and the overall experience. Marbella is about getting laid. As often as possible with as many damn fine looking people as possible. Whether they are professional Marbella escorts or enthusiastic amateurs enjoying the hormone raising glamour of one of Europe’s hottest locations (in all senses), sex is always in fashion on the Costa Del Sol.