Málaga is the Costa del Sol’s gateway with its international airport welcoming more than 13 million passengers a year from more than 60 countries worldwide. It allowed, thanks to its proximity to towns such as Marbella, Torremolinos and of course Malaga, to significantly develop the region. Málaga saw its old town get pedestrianised, its seaside get developed and its cathedrals lighten up, all thanks to a mad desire to stand out in order to create an attractive town, pleasant for both locals and tourists. Marbella, on the other hand, has always been a beach town loved by hundreds of large fortunes and jetsetters, where the partying comes first and chillaxing ensues. Marbella’s properties have seen many changes: some of them have gone from non-existent to must-go places such as the Mask Marbella club or Kube. Others properties, such as the Puente Romano, have long been rooted to the region and thanks to the economic recovery have returned to their former glory. Torremolinos, like Marbella, chose partying and luxury to differentiate themselves from the rest of Spain. In all three cases the cities have found the secret ingredient to their success.