Marbella is renowned for such luxury country clubs as La Zagaleta and El Madroñal, but these luxurious hillside estates in the foothills close to Marbella are not the only exclusive addresses of their kind in the area.
Marbella East – the attractive residential area extending between the eastside of Marbella town and Calahonda, where the Marbella and Mijas municipal boundaries meet – is an expansive suburban area extending along both sides of the main A-7 coastal road. Rich in residential sections that vary subtly in their beachside or frontline golf settings, Marbella East is also home to its very own El Madroñal-style county club urbanisation.
Country club living
Though falling under the municipality of Ojén, a charming country village a short distance from Marbella’s popular La Cañada shopping mall, La Mairena is part of the fabric of Marbella East, effectively representing hill club living in the area. As such it is one of the exclusive country club options in greater Marbella, offering an excellent choice of low-rise, low-density villas and apartments surrounded by the lush greenery of a rustic residential area close to the beautiful open countryside of Andalucía.
Indeed, look around you and the green valleys, wooded hills and nearby mountain ranges signal the spot where the real Andalucía begins – complete with hiking, cycling and horse riding trails – but turn your gaze towards the south and you realise that La Mairena is blessed with some of the most awe-inspiring panoramas to be found anywhere on the Costa del Sol. From different vantage points you can take in Marbella East and the sweep of coast past Marbella town and Puerto Banús all the way to Gibraltar. Look east and you spot the snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada behind views of Fuengirola.
Though peaceful, private and close to open nature, La Mairena is a surprisingly self-sufficient community with its own shop, café, famous tennis club and a nine-hole golf course with a lively clubhouse. It is also home to the German International School and the Colegio Ecos. The many shops, restaurants, cafés, beach clubs, spa resorts, golf courses, clinics, schools and also long stretches of dune of Marbella East are just five minutes away, with Marbella town ten minutes and Puerto Banús 15 minutes distant.
For more information and a prime selection of the elegant, rustic or contemporary apartments, penthouses, townhouses and villas for sale in La Mairena, contact Marbella Hills Homes.