MARBELLA MUNCIPALITY GUIDE

By sebcreativos | 30 de March de 2021 |

The total volume of properties available is amazing, there is everything from flats and townhouses next to the beach, to sumptuous villas and even cottages.

Cabopino

Cabopino is a hidden jewel of the Costa del Sol – known for its natural beauty. With a beautiful backdrop of lush pine trees, it benefits from golden sandy beaches, a picturesque marina and harbour and panoramic views of the sea that will really take your breath away. Cabopino properties are the perfect option for anyone looking for a luxurious and sophisticated ‘Marbella’ way of life. This area does not only attract beach lovers, but several nearby golf courses cater to thousands of golfers every year.  

Most of the properties in Cabopino are within walking distance of the famous Marina Puerto Cabopino, where you will find not only mega yachts, but also smaller boats offering water skiing and a variety of water sports. You will also find an excellent selection of bars and restaurants to choose from, as well as one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches on the Costa del Sol. Cabopino beach has a selection of popular chiringuitos and beach entertainment.

Elviria
Elviria, located between Cabopino and El Rosario, is known as one of the more expensive areas on the coast, with popular destinations such as the five-star Don Carlos hotel and the world-famous Nikki beach. The area is also home to a number of famous bars and restaurants that attract customers from far and wide. Elviria is best known for its pine trees, beaches and mountain ranges. One of the most prestigious areas on the coast is just inland from Elviria – La Mairena, home to impressive luxury villas and apartment complexes that enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the coast and mountain ranges. There are three golf courses in Elviria, the 9-hole El Soto de Marbella golf course in La Mairena, the 18-hole Santa Maria golf course and the 9-hole Greenlife golf course.

Marbella Old Town
Marbella is still one of the favourite locations for the rich and famous, outside the French Riviera. Many people don’t realise that Marbella is actually a very Spanish city. This gives it a more cosmopolitan atmosphere, with a sense of coolness rather than tastelessness. The back streets of the old part of town are beautiful. Small pretty cobbled streets leading to the central “Orange Square” have old bougainvillea plants wandering off their walls, small boutiques and some excellent authentic restaurants, tapas bars, street cafes and funky late bars.  

The lower part of Marbella is where you’ll find perhaps one of the costa’s most beautiful promenades, lined with chic restaurants, as well as the small harbour that really comes alive again with an array of new places to eat and drink.

Sierra Blanca
The area consists of a mix of modern and traditional high-end villas, offers stunning views over the city and along the coast, and benefits from the best of the local microclimate due to its location on a mountainside.  

 While the area is well serviced by both Marbella and Puerto Banús, Sierra Blanca is also home to one of the best private schools on the Costa del Sol. Follow the road down to the Golden Mile, and you are at Marbella centre, Puerto Banús, the beaches, or the Marbella Club Hotel in a matter of minutes, but also nearby is a protected mountain landscape complete with footpaths and cascading streams.  

Sierra Blanca is an area particularly fashionable for British, German, Scandinavian, Dutch and Russian buyers, including celebrities such as the famous music producer Simon Cowell, who love the privacy, surroundings, views and easy access to all Marbella’s amenities. The Golf Valley of Nueva Andalucía, for example, is just five minutes away, with shopping, dining and leisure activities also a stone’s throw away.

The Golden Mile
The Golden Mile, one of the most luxurious residential areas in Marbella, is located in the heart of an elegant avenue that connects Puerto Banús and Marbella told city. It is based on penthouses and beachfront villas overlooking a very private stretch of coastline with some of the most exclusive beach clubs and resort hotels, such as the Marbella Club and Puente Romano. In fact, the Golden Mile was the birthplace of Marbella as we know it today as it was the place chosen by Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe to build his luxurious Marbella holiday home. The perfect permanent or holiday home for those looking for the ultimate luxury lifestyle.

Nueva Andalucia
One of if not the most popular area in Marbella. Nueva Andalucía borders Puerto Banús, a chic marina with luxury boutiques and chic waterside restaurants. Within this area you are almost within walking distance of all the main sights and popular spots. Inland, however, you will find beautiful residential areas such as Las Brisas, Los Naranjos and Aloha which lead to hilly golf courses and wooded paths around mountain lakes such as Lago de las Tortugas. Nueva Andalucia is ideal for permanent families looking for a central location near their children’s schools and the activities of everyday life within all sorts of budgets. From accessible flats and townhouses under 1M Euros to mezmerizing golf fontline villas for over 10M Euros.

Puerto Banus
Bentley’s, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis cruise by quietly, turning the heads of café-goers enjoying their coffee in the relative cool of the morning. Mega-yachts float gently in turquoise water at their berths. Expats stroll by, clad in designer nautical wear, relaxed smiles and deeply tanned skin on their faces as they gaze through shop windows of Bulgari, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, and Jimmy Choo – enjoying another beautiful morning in their adopted home on the Costa del Sol.  

 This is life in Puerto Banús. An apartment or penthouse overlooking or near the harbour is highly sought after, offering residents not only a glimpse into the lifestyle of the rich and famous but also a chance to be part of this select group. Banús is a compact port city of pristine whitewashed buildings, pretty squares, wide boulevards and sheltered beaches. It is accentuated by elegant flat blocks, numerous bars, beach clubs and nightclubs, and exquisite gourmet restaurants.

La Zagaleta
La Zagaleta is one of the most luxurious estates in the world. An inland gated nature reserve of 420 luxury villas on 2,200 hectares with the dramatic peaks of the Serrania de Ronda as a backdrop, it is the jewel in Marbella’s crown.   The ultra-modern homes that make up the reserve are extraordinarily magnificent – huge with helipads, uninterrupted views and every luxury you can imagine. Each villa is unique, with their own style depending on the owner’s specifications.  

The property and land were put up for sale and a group of Spanish property developers bought it and drew up plans to create a playground for the rich and famous here. La Zagaleta is very easily accessible by car or helicopter. The estate is heavily guarded and can only be accessed with prior permission.

Benahavís
The municipality covers a large area of about 150 km2, from the coastal area to the mountains between Marbella and Estepona. It differs from the other resorts on the Costa del Sol in that it is a quieter, traditional mountain village that has retained its Andalusian atmosphere.  

Although the village is small, the municipality itself is very large. It includes numerous mountain ranges, river valleys and forests, making it one of the most beautiful places on the Costa del Sol. Home to many golf courses and exclusive properties, and the natural environment combined with a very low density, makes Benahavis very popular for buying property on the Costa del Sol, especially with foreigners looking for an oasis of peace, luxury and tranquillity within easy reach of Marbella.

La Quinta
La Quinta is one of those classic Marbella areas: located in a private, secure area surrounded by golf courses, mountain scenery and sea views, a short distance from nature and yet only minutes away from the amenities and services of San Pedro Alcántara, Puerto Banús, Benahavis and Marbella town. This, together with beautiful countryside, a pleasant microclimate and excellent local services makes this quite exclusive residential area such a popular location for holiday homes and year-round living.  

 With its own master-planned form of development, it feels like a country club in which La Quinta’s attractive villas, flats and townhouses are pleasantly distributed in the green along quiet streets and cul-de-sacs.  

 This exclusive country club is developed around the Westin La Quinta Golf Resort and Spa, one of the most prestigious golf courses and hotels on the coast, making it an ideal location for the avid golfer. The 27-hole course consists of three 9-hole courses offering challenges for all skill levels.

San Pedro de Alcantara
San Pedro de Alcántara is a thriving town located just 10 minutes west of Marbella but has retained its small town charm despite a significant increase in popularity and facilities. 10 minutes from Marbella, 5 from Puerto Banús, 10 minutes from Estepona and 45 minutes from Malaga or Gibraltar airport, it is in a fantastic location in the middle of everything yet quiet and relaxing.  

The focal point of the town is the recently completed Boulevard de San Pedro.  A long and wide walkway, with footbridges, cycle paths, an amphitheatre, fountains, many play areas, 3 good bar/restaurants and with regular events and street markets, the promenade has quickly become the place to be for San Pedro residents and tourists alike.  

From the promenade a car-free street runs north to the church square with its beautiful local church. The street is lined with dozens of cafes to watch the world go by, as well as popular and fashionable bars such as La Sala and other – more Spanish – tapas bars. With numerous shops, banks, supermarkets, gyms and health and beauty facilities, everything in San Pedro can be reached within a 5 or 10 minute walk through the winding streets.  

South of the promenade, along a wide tree-lined avenue, lies the beach, with a wide and long promenade and an equally wide beach. With numerous bars and restaurants lining the beach – “chiringuitos” – it is a popular spot on a summer’s day and on weekends during the warm and sunny winter days. San Pedro also has the privilege of hosting the last summer fair (feria) in Andalusia, celebrating its patron saint in the second week of October.  

San Pedro de Alcántara is a refreshingly unspoilt town, with recent developments only adding to its excitement and appeal. It is one of the most sought after locations on the Costa del Sol for property sales, long term rentals and is hugely popular due to its convenient location as a summer holiday destination.

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