Nueva Andalucia, Welcome to the Neighbourhood
Nueva Andalucía is the largest neighbourhood in Marbella, and extends over several square kilometres. Nueva Andalucia is relatively quiet in the winter, but in the summer this neighbourhood bursts to life with many seeking an escape or holiday. It was created by Madrid developer José Banús Mas, who came to Marbella in 1962 and acquired the land. Construction of Puerto Banús began in 1965, it was inaugurated in 1968, and the main infrastructure of Nueva Andalucía was installed shortly afterwards. The area of Nueva Andalucia is perfectly situated with one of its biggest attractions being a large residential estate, with reasonable access to the highway and Marbella, as well as, only a short taxi ride home from the Puerto Banús. There is no shortage of commercial centres, restaurants and shops either. Visitors love the privacy Nueva Andalucia can provide, yet adore the easy access to the rest of the popular hot spots on the Costa del Sol.
Nueva Andalucia’s Golf Valley
Another popular name for Nueva Andalucia or a nickname if you prefer, is gold valley. Nueva Andalucia is home to five of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol. Las Brisas Golf Course, Los Naranjos Golf Course, La Quinta Golf Course, Aloha Golf and La Dame Anoche Golf Course. The neigbourhood is popular with property buyers and those looking for long term rentals. You will see that quite a large percentage of the population in Nueva Andalucia is made up of permanent residents. This is mostly expats from the UK, Sweden and Germany along with some Spanish residents. For holidaymakers Nueva Andalucia is a great place to stay, it’s only a five minute drive from Puerto Banus but the accommodations are higher-end and best of all, half the price. Another point of quality entertainment is one of the two casinos is located in Nueva Andalucia. The Casino Marbella, housed at the Andalucia Plaza Hotel, opposite Puerto Banus, offers 72 slot machines, Texas Hold’em Poker, Roulette, Black Jack and more.
Nueva Andalucia Tourism
Nueva Andalucia is so centrally located, you will find plenty to do and explore. For a slower pace, you can check out the Saturday morning street market. You just head to Puerto Banus and Centro Plaza where the large street market takes place between 9am and 2pm. One of the largest street markets on the Costa del Sol it sells everything from food to luxury goods. You will find a couple of good supermarkets in Nueva Andalucia along with an excellent choice of restaurants. Nearly all the holiday home owners and residents prefer to eat in the local restaurants where the prices are a lot cheaper than Puerto Banus, and of the same high quality you’d come to expect. Nueva Andalucia is perfect for sports enthusiasts as well, here you can practise tennis, paddle, golf or just head to the gym for that workout. You can also take a run or brisk walk on the paseo.