The Costa del Sol coast offers many delights, from long, sandy beaches to a dazzling array of international restaurants, cool cocktail bars and designer shops and boutiques. However, even beyond that this surprising part of the world has so much more to offer for the discerning visitor or resident.
Marbella is proudly able to boast of spectacular properties, but if you want to be sure that you own a property in a premium residential complex, then the following communities are the ones to look at.
Nueva Andalucía, the largest suburb of Marbella, is also one of the most popular and rightly so. There are many reasons why people from all over the world flock to live or spend their holiday in this multi-national melting pot. One of the most obvious attractions would be the landscape – close to the sea with the backdrop of La Concha mountain, overlooking the renowned golf courses of the ‘Golf Valley’ – so most properties within this privileged spot have a great view, with the lucky ones glimpsing the Holy Trinity of sea, golf and mountain from their home!
There are certain urbanisations whose names recur when speaking about the finest of privileged properties on the Costa del Sol. One that has become a regular in this rollcall of exclusivity is La Alquería, in the municipality of Benahavis. Hinting at the zone’s historical roots, La Alquería’s name derives from the Spanish word for ‘farmhouse’ – however, the resplendent properties in this select area are as far removed from a humble farmhouse as it is possible to find!
El Madroñal is one of the most prestigious gated communities in Benahavís municipality and it offers a lifestyle that combines the splendour of the countryside with proximity to all the amenities of San Pedro Alcántara, Puerto Banús and of course, Marbella itself. The beautiful village of Benahavís is also within easy travelling distance, and is a favourite with many for its fantastic restaurants.
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us – it seems like only yesterday we were looking forward to Christmas! If you are searching for ideas of how to spend the day in Marbella with your loved one, let us offer some suggestions: