Though it has been one of the least-affected parts of Spain throughout the Covid-19 crisis, with relatively rare cases and an excellent healthcare system, the Costa del Sol stoically adhered to the lockdown regulations that were in place from mid-March to the beginning of May. Now, every week sees a further easing of the restrictions, with people taking to the coastal pathways for exercise, stopping at a terrace to enjoy the views with a drink, exercising, enjoying walks in nature and socialising again.
As if on cue, nature helped along and offered soft, drizzly weather with gentle temperatures during the lockdown, producing a wonderfully green setting in Marbella for the beginning of summer, which has now started in earnest. Temperatures are heading up to the high twenties amid clear blue skies and gentle sea breezes; the perfect scene to emerge back into as the region comes back to life with typical swagger. And come back to life it has, as people in Marbella gradually return to normal levels of activity again, from work and socialising to sport and leisure.
Shopping and dining will soon be back to normal, as the local economy picks up and beaches open in mid-June, along with hotels and travel connections. We can expect a gradual return to complete normality that will, as elsewhere, take a few months, but there is a palpable sense of excitement in the air, mixed with realism and continued caution on the medical side, but what we’re also noticing is a sudden surge of demand from prospective homebuyers, who having had virtual property tours are now keen to see the real thing in person!
With this in mind, Winkworth has re-opened its office in Guadalmina by appointment only, and in addition to the remote service we have been providing since the lockdown began, we’re now here to help you in person and arrange property viewings in the greater Marbella area.
Business activity for properties in Marbella is surging with the pent-up demand of a two-month lockdown, and the level of interest in home viewings is actually surprising some, who had expected a far more tentative response. There is a road ahead, for Marbella as for other parts of the world, but the first steps back towards normality have been very encouraging indeed – indicative of a Marbella that always bounces back strongly!