Those who are familiar with Marbella may not have been to or even heard of Ojén, but people who know the Costa del Sol well will almost certainly recognise this charming country village set in a broad valley not more than five minutes’ drive from downtown Marbella.
In fact, when you’re walking through the cobbled streets of this white-washed Andalusian village, enjoying a coffee in its lively square or hiking around the wooded hills it is very easy to imagine yourself in deepest Andalucía far away from the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Marbella. And yet, for all the rustic authenticity of the setting and its ambience, you are in reality just a short drive away from beaches, golf courses, fine dining and also Marbella’s La Cañada shopping mall.
Head a short distance in the opposite direction and you come to the Refugio de Juanar – a parkland reserve from where you can scale the heights of La Concha Mountain – and Monda, the first of a string of rural villages stretching in all directions. While some foreigners have succumbed to the charm of Ojén itself and bought traditional country houses here, new developments that are is taking shape on its southern slopes, are drawing many a new buyer to this beautiful corner of the Costa del Sol.
A modern gated community is taking shape in Ojen. With architecturally styled apartments that form part of an upmarket community with clubhouse facilities, the complex offers contemporary living in a rustic, natural setting close to the amenities and diversions of Marbella. The modern open-plan interiors of the apartments feature state-of-the-art kitchens, sleek bathroom designs, panoramic terraces also such details as voice or phone-activated home automation systems.
However, one of the first country clubs within the municipal territory of Ojén, is La Mairena. In many ways this hill club community overlooking the shoreline on the eastern side of Marbella combines the very best elements of life in this area: a seven-minute drive to the shops, amenities and beaches of the coast mixed with the panoramic views, space, fresh air and natural beauty of inland Andalucía.
La Mairena is like life in the countryside and by the beach all rolled into one. Look one way and you have the most beautiful Mediterranean vistas; glance in the opposite direction and its green valleys and mountain ranges stretch out before you.
This self-contained community with its own restaurants, tennis club, golf course and even international schools offers a choice of tastefully styled townhouses, apartments and villas, ranging from rustic in style to ultra-modern, so view our properties for sale in La Mairena or get in touch to discuss your personal property requirements.