Marbella, a concept of living

Marbella - a concept of living.

A lot of people, when they speak of Marbella, don’t think of the downtown area that is the real town and place where Marbella originated. Instead, they picture the residential areas that extend along its shoreline and follow the undulating path of its green golf courses spreading inland into the foothills of mountain ranges, where luxurious country clubs reach or surpass the municipal boundaries.

San Pedro Alcántara – Marbella West

The little Andalusian town of San Pedro Alcántara, which began life as a pioneering agricultural settlement, also falls within the Marbella area, but while foreign residents and homebuyers love to venture into its lively streets to shop, relax with a drink or a tapa, or meet with friends over lunch or dinner, here too the main focus is on residential areas such as Guadalmina and Nueva Alcántara. Such leafy suburbs see villas, townhouses and apartments overlooking lush golf courses while also enjoying sea and mountain views in a peaceful residential setting close to the amenities of San Pedro.

The heart of Marbella

Marbella’s charming town area – and above all its beachside promenade, main Ricardo Soriano avenue and lovely historic quarter – similarly form the hub for people living or owning properties in such exclusive residential zones as Sierra Blanca, Cascada de Camoján, Nueva Andalucía and of course Puerto Banús.

The luxurious villas in Sierra Blanca and Cascada de Camoján offer a country club environment within minutes of downtown Marbella, while the famous Golden Mile that extends between it and Puerto Banús is a superlative zone of villas and penthouses known to be Marbella’s finest address. This said, Nueva Andalucía is perhaps its most popular suburb, an area centred around golf courses that is ideal for a family life, and yet a short distance from the shopping, dining and nightlife of Puerto Banús, its famous sandy shores and trendy beach clubs.

Marbella East

Just as popular among many is the eastern part of Marbella, which follows the shoreline and golf courses from elegant Río Real, Santa Clara, Bahía de Marbella and Los Monteros to the also highly attractive suburbs of El Rosario, beachside Marbesa and the exclusive pine-covered zones of Elviria and Las Chapas. Here you will find a broad range of first-class villas, apartments, penthouses and townhouses, all close to schools, shops, restaurants, golf courses, countryside and some of the finest beaches on the Costa del Sol.

Seen like this, there are several Marbellas, not one, for above all it is a lifestyle concept in which each section offers sometimes distinctly different and special.