Today we continue to compare the most exclusive areas to live in the world known for its glamour, mansions and wealth (What do Beverly Hills and Zagaleta have in common?).

The quintessence of luxury living

Buying property in Marbella, Beverly Hills or French Riviera means buying the concept of life: high-profile social parties, concerts of the world stars, fine restaurants, exclusive clubs…. holy grail of luxury!

Los Angeles and California are primarily associated with Hollywood and film industry, and Beverly Hills is world-famous for its social events gathering stars. There are also numerous festivals that make LA the capital of everything somehow related to art.

Beauty, glamour and charity reign in Monaco, that annually gather Rose Ball. Continuing floral theme, Russians organize the Bal des Fleurs at Cap-Ferrat. French Riviera hosts the Cannes International Festival and one of the most prestigious Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo.

Spanish Marbella is not a stranger to the Ball of Flowers, as well as many other events. Marbella has been an ideal venue for a variety of projects, from unique archaeological sites, museums and feria to Marbella Classic Grand Prix, Rally Scooterista, prestigious international sports tournaments, opera performances, Russian Film Festival and the traditional festival Starlite Marbella, which has already been named the best boutique-festival in Europe.

Monaco yacht shows and sailing regattas of Antibes, Saint-Tropez, Cannes and Sotogrande (50 km from Zagaleta) bring together the most beautiful yachts in the world.  It takes 15 min. to get from Zagaleta to the nearest yacht marina. Iconic regattas are held by the Los Angeles Yacht Club.

Alpine skiing is one of the attributes of a beautiful life. It takes 2 h to drive from Los Angeles to the nearest ski resorts. Famous Isola-2000, Auron and Valberg are in 1.5 – 2 h from Monaco and Nice. The distance from Marbella to Sierra Nevada resort is about 200 km.

Starlite festival in Marbella


Due to the unique location between the sea and the mountains, both Cote d’Azur and Marbella are known for their special climate and sunny days (300 and 330, respectively). However, the climate of Marbella is considered the best in continental Europe, there is no mistral and tramontana. The symbol of Marbella, legendary La Concha Mountain proudly rising above the coast creates a unique microclimate.

The sun, warm winters and not very hot summers make attractive Californian climate, also subtropical. You can’t say that about Miami, another prestigious place to live, with excellent residential and resort infrastructure. The climate is tropical monsoon there, with hot and humid summers, abundant rainfall and more thunderstorms reported than most US cities.

La Concha Mountain overlooking Meditteranean sea in sunset


Spain, France and Italy are the source of three-quarters of the pollution effecting the Mediterranean Sea. But due to the fact that there are no industrial enterprises on the Costa del Sol and fresh underwater current from Gibraltar reaches the coast, none of the 303 Black Flags “awarded” to Spanish beaches by ecologists do not present in this area.

The world-famous Mediterranean sunsets inspire poets and artists. The sunsets of Beverly Hills are also very beautiful. However, according to urban legend, air pollution enhances the beauty of a sunset.

Climate and beaches in Marbella

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