La Zagaleta is arguably Spain’s most exclusive private Country Club. This exclusive location barely falls into the Marbella luxury category, mainly because it's an area all of its own. The resort covers an enormous 900 hectares and is located literally just a few kilometres inland from Marbella. It is famed for both its luxury properties, villas, mansions and private estates, and also for the high level of security. Each property is unique and is divided from its neighbour by large green zones alive with wildlife and local flora, whilst the interiors are equipped with the latest in smart home technology, build using luxurious natural materials and breathtaking landscaped gardens, some even include a helipad. In addition, you get access to a private 18-hole golf course, an equestrian club with stables and riding instructors, tennis courts, a restaurant, bar, billiard and bridge rooms. Owners can also take advantage of onsite services including concierge, cleaning and maintenance services.
Average property price: 2€ million.
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Similar to La Zagaleta, El Madroñal is the preferred location of celebrities, royals, politicians and the super wealthy, as it ticks all of the boxes with regards to location, quality and status. El Madroñal ticks all of the boxes, it is a private community of exclusive residences in an idyllic setting nestling amongst cork and pine forests, yet just a few minutes’ drive from the beach and bright lights of Marbella. As a gated community residents are assured of privacy and peace and protected by security. Each of these elite properties is positioned to take full advantage of the sweeping views across the golf course, coastline and sea, stretching as far afield as North Africa.
Average property price: 1€ million.
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As you would expect from a private resort named ‘paradise’ it is one of the most sought after urbanisations on the Costa del Sol. This is an exclusive golf and country club resort with mix of luxury apartments, villas and sub-tropical gardens which combine to create a peaceful and relaxed setting. Located within the grounds is the 4-star El Paraiso hotel which is well-known for its wellness therapies and there is an 18-hole golf course which hosts an annual celebrity Pro-Am tournament each year. Other onsite activities include a bowling green and a tennis club with 5 courts. Not strictly located in Marbella luxury (approximately 10 minutes’ drive in the car), it is ideally placed for the beach and high quality local amenities.
Average property price 850,000€
La Cerquilla is located in one of the most exclusive areas of Nueva Andulucia (the residential area which starts directly above Puerto Banús), which is often referred to as Golf Valley due the high concentration of golf courses in the area. Located virtually adjacent to Las Brisas golf and close to several other courses including Aloha Golf Club and Los Naranjos Golf, residents in this complex are guaranteed peace and the tranquillity amongst undulating greens, yet within a matter of minutes can be amongst the glittering attractions of Puerto Banús. The local vicinity also offers a wide choice of restaurants, bars, an international school and even a helipad.
Average property price: 1,500,000€
The Golden Mile in Marbella is possibly the most iconic stretch of coastline on the Costa del Sol which connects Marbella to Puerto Banús, and it is home to some of the most sought after luxury properties in Spain. The demand for prime property on the Golden Mile has long outstripped demand, making any property in this area a sound investment. As a rule of thumb the calibre of property in this area can be described as opulent and many are cocooned within high walls and sub-tropical gardens. Amongst the stunning villas and apartments, you’ll find the famous Marbella Club and Puente Romano Hotels occupying a prime beachfront location. It is as popular today amongst the world’s rich and famous and minor royalty, as it was when it first came to prominence in the 1950s.
Average property prices: 1€ million
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Technically the Golden Mile is divided into two parts; the beachside and the mountainside. Sierra Blanca is an upmarket Country Club development located on the mountainside of the coast road in between Istan and Marbella. These elite secluded private residences benefit from 24-hour security and offer a rarefied lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of the coast and the Town Centre of Marbella and Puerto Banús, yet close enough to enjoy the superb beaches and amenities including international schools, designer shops, restaurants and of course the many golf courses in and around Marbella luxury.
Average property prices: 1€ million
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