Marbella is known to be the favourite destination for the rich and the famous. It is an international city but also with a large local population. Especially the old town is famous for its narrow streets, shops, galleries, bars and, not least, Plaza de Los Naranjos. The gastronomic scenario is second to none and the beaches as well.
The Golden Mile starts in the western corner of Marbella and extends 5 km to Rio Verde located just before Puerto Banús. It should not be confused with the New Golden Mile which is the coastal road from San Pedro to Estepona.
In addition to many well established green villa areas with old good-sized trees on the typical winding roads Nagüeles has a 10,000 hectare park with pine trees, carob trees and olive trees. The park has recreational areas with barbeque, tables and benches. A little higher up you find Nagüeles Quarry, a quarry from where many stones have been taken to build churches and also the famous Puerto Banús. Today the famous Starlite Festival is held in the quarry every summer, always with a host of famous singers and musicians.
Sierra Blanca is named after Sierra Blanca Mountain and is about 300 m above sea level. The view here is breath-taking over the Mediterranean Sea to Africa as well as Marbella's green and lush Golden Mile while all service and all facilities very close in the centre of Marbella.
Puerto Banús is known as the playground of Costa del Sol for the rich and famous who come here for the beaches, the clubs and the vibrant nightlife. It is often you can spot a pop star or reality star as well as exclusive cars and huge yachts. The port is located just west of Marbella and just before the charming little town of San Pedro.
Nueva Andalucía is the largest area belonging to Marbella. As its name suggests, villas and apartments are traditional Andalusian architecture and design. The area is also build by José Banús Mas right after he finished Puerto Banús back in 1968. Today the area is popular due to the large residential areas, the relatively easy access to the A7 and Marbella and the short taxi ride home from the nightlife in Puerto Banús.
Ideally located only 10 km from Marbella’s glitz and glamour, 20 km from Estepona and even shorter distance to Puerto Banús. The city is refreshingly unspoiled with the Plaza de la Iglesia with the graceful church and surrounding narrow streets with a wealth of shops, cafes and bars while only a few minutes’ drive from the beautiful Sierra de Ronda mountains.
Conveniently situated only 10 minutes from Puerto Banús, 15 minutes from Estepona and even shorter to San Pedro. The area is located at Guadalmina river, which is the border between Marbella and Estepona and the area is divided into Baja and Alta of the A7 / 340 coast road. Here are two 18-hole golf courses and 3 more close by. There are also three international schools close by.
Benahavís is unspoiled approx. 7 km inland, 500 m above sea level and is accessed by narrow roads. The area is synonymous with food with the highest concentration of exclusive restaurants, which attracts visitors by the thousands.
One of Europe's best places for both residents and golfers. Located in perhaps the most beautiful area in Europe, right in the heart of the most sought after area on the Costa del Sol, just a few km from the famous Puerto Banús.
Los Flamingo is not only a golfer’s paradise it is one of the most exciting developments on the Costa del Sol with currently 9 fantastic projects to choose from. All located in the slightly recessed valley with 3 golf courses, overlooking the ocean and just minutes from the beach and Marbella.
One of the most prestigious areas only 5-10 minutes from Marbella centre. Rio Real's golf course was designed by Javier Arana which is considered one of the best Spanish designers ever.
This is a luxury area with a number of fine housing developments, just east of Marbella, on the beach and still close to a lot of golf courses, a number of five-star hotels and Hospital Costa del Sol.
East of Marbella we find Los Monteros on the beach side and Altos de Los Monteros on the hillside and in Altos de Los Monteros is the Hospital of Costa del Sol.
El Rosario is a landside development opposite Urbanisation Las Chapas on the beachside. Both have grate values, shopping centres, car hire, tennis club, beach bars and restaurants and a school. El Rosario has only villas, Las Chapas is a mixture of villas, townhouses and apartments.
About 15 minutes east of the centre of Marbella you find Elviria and here many of the properties are in walking distance to the beach. It is an area with all amenities and entertainment and it is also close to the port of Cabopino.
Here you find Nikki Beach Club, in the garden of the Don Carlos Hotel. There is no shortage of famous and glamorous people on the beach in Las Chapas. Especially in the summer the place is very popular and busy. In contrast to this you will find Camping Marbella Playa in this natural and wooded enclave.
Cabopino is situated between Marbella and Benalmádena. The port here is much smaller than in Benalmádena and is often overlooked because it is not visible from the road but it has its very own Mediterranean style with good restaurants and bars. It is also the only one of the beaches of Marbella with natural dunes and where there are not urbanised.