The New Golden Mile is the up-and-coming coastal area on the Costa del Sol. Situated between Marbella/Puerto Banús and Estepona, it enjoys the best of all worlds: close to golf courses, mountainous countryside and of course frontline beach with spectacular views that follow the shoreline westwards all the way to Gibraltar.
If Marbella town is your point of reference in the area, then there is a ‘West Marbella’ and an ‘East Marbella’. The former is very well-known, encompassing popular areas such as Guadalmina, the little town of San Pedro Alcántara, the Golf Valley of Nueva Andalucía and the marina of Puerto Banús. But there is also a beautiful eastern part of Marbella, which begins just east of the town centre at the exclusive frontline golf residential urbanisation of Río Real.
Normally, country living is one thing and owning a property by the sea in a luxurious Mediterranean lifestyle destination something quite distinct. However, Marbella is one of those places where two seemingly mutually exclusive options can exist side by side, just as the region offers sea, sand, surf and mountain ski resorts within a two-hour drive.
One of the distinct pleasures of life in Marbella is its beautiful setting on the Mediterranean Sea, close to the point where the western extreme of the ‘Mare Nostrum’ meets the open expanses of the Atlantic Ocean. The latter also provides cooling winds that are especially welcome in summer, not to mention great for sailing.
If you thought it would be all doom and gloom in Marbella after Covid, you’d be wrong. The Costa del Sol has sprung back to life with pizzazz and it’s a pleasure to behold. Certain health/related restrictions with regard to distancing and extra hygiene remain in place, but for the rest this region has returned to normal life and it’s Marbella as you know and love it!
Situated in the hills above Marbella, the exclusive gated villa community of El Madroñal is enjoying a renaissance thanks to the space, privacy, magnificent views and quality of life offered here.