Midlife Gap Year

A new tourism trend: “The Midlife Gap Year”


The first coffee in the morning is usually taken in a hurry. Not this time…not anymore.

You have finally crossed this line, you have waken up on a Luxury Villa in Spain and you have a day ahead full of exciting activities.


When we reach a certain maturity in life, we feel comfortable with ourselves, we know what we want in life and we have already accomplished several of our goals in life. But this path has not been easy, it has required a great effort, and that is why we deserve a gift for ourselves.


The opportunity to do many things fades away with different responsibilities, being focused early twenties on a career or simply building up a future with ideas on how to jump to entrepreneurship but there comes the time you realice time has passed and having not done many things that were desired or planed, takes people into the (well known) “Midlife Gap Year”.


Luis Ponce Vizcaíno in a yatch
Luis Ponce Vizcaíno at the heliport
Take a nice walk while you are in one of our Luxury Villas for Rent

People in their 40s and 50s are taking this midlife gap year but due to Covid luxury travel agents have reported a growing number of wealthy people in their forties and fifties looking to take long breaks out of work to travel. Most of those inquiries are from successful business people who have for example recently sold their stake in a company, typically in the tech industry, other cases are retired clients who have distributed their inheritance and have allocated a juicy amount for them to live happily.


Luis Ponce Vizcaíno and horse
Horse rides at our Luxury Villas for rent
Enjoy nature in our Luxury Villas for rent

Luis Ponce Vizcaíno, CEO Founder of Marbella Mountain Resort says that this is a very special trip where the most important thing is to recharge your batteries, be on the move, get out of your comfort zone, enrich yourself with new experiences and return home with an improved version of yourself. The gap year when we were 20 years old was one with a low budget, hitchhiking, with a backpack and just enough to survive each day. In this new stage of our lives, money is not a problem, clients understand that they have just earned it to treat ourselves, and they seek to experience all the exclusive services that this world can offer to them.

Luis Ponce Vizcaíno racing car
Luis Ponce Vizcaíno enjoying a drink
Enjoy a nightly campfire in our Luxury Villas for Rent

For many mid-lifers there’s a little fly in ointment: children. Marbella Mountain Resorts offers different Villas that include rooms for children, their pets and are helping clients to plan long trips away with families while helping them to combine a trip away with working remotely, having a trip to take a break from routine while always keeping an eye on your business, is an ideal option.

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