The best areas to buy a property in Benahavís15 Dec 2017 | Areas Guide
Benahavís, which is among the towns with the highest per capita income in Spain, has a series of deluxe urbanizations that have been developed within its municipality. They’re totally consolidated, with year-round residents. In this article, we’ll tell you about the best areas to buy a property in Benahavís.
The La Zagaleta urbanization is a gated community with 24-hour security, where privacy is a requirement and tranquillity assured. It has two golf courses set in virgin nature, which means you can expect to come across deer, mouflon and mountain goats during your game. The range of sports also includes an equestrian centre, tennis club and three well-established hiking trails. The urbanization clubhouse offers its members a bar and restaurant service, private meeting rooms and a swimming pool.
Geographically, La Zagaleta has a raised position, behind Marbella. This gives it spectacular views of the local area, Mediterranean coast and even Africa. In this luxurious urbanization, the houses have installations of the highest quality, having been designed by some of the most prestigious architects in the world. You’ll find villas in different styles, but always unique and exceptional, built to form part of the natural surroundings and in accordance with all applicable legislation.
At Benarroch Real Estate, we’ll offer you the guidance and information you need to buy a property in Benahavís and, specifically, in this exclusive urbanization.
On a large plot, set among pine and cork oak, next to La Zagaleta and very near La Heredia, you’ll find El Madroñal, a gated urbanization, with six entrances and 24-hour security.
This is one of the oldest urbanizations on the Costa del Sol. It has always been popular among those looking for country living, with a city nearby.
El Madroñal is home to villas built on plots measuring a minimum of 2,500 m². They have very different styles, from Provençal rustic to modern and contemporary, which has been so popular in recent years.
Nearby, in Monte Halcones, you’ll find a chemists, supermarket and entertainment options, so you won’t have to go down to San Pedro Alcántara every time you need something.
El Madroñal is 15 minutes from the beaches of San Pedro de Alcántara, Puerto Banús and Guadalmina, 20 minutes from Marbella and just 40 minutes from Malaga airport.
Another of the “founding” urbanizations in the area is La Heredia. Development began there in the 80s, led by the Parladé family, which constructed the first phase, capturing the essence of the white villages that are so characteristic of this region. This first phase is predominated by charming corners, antique doors and rustic constructions, always with marvellous views of Morocco and Gibraltar.
Following this, the second phase of La Heredia fell into the hands of the Dutch group La Perla, which finished the complex during the 90s.
The Costa del Sol and, specifically, Benahavís, is unquestionably the perfect place for a second home, or to make into your permanent residence.
Other urbanizations, like La Quinta and La Alquería, also offer luxury villas set amid golf courses. If what you’re looking for is apartments, in this area, consider Las Lomas del Conde Luque, Los Arqueros, Marques de Atalaya, Benatalaya, Capanes del Golf, Benahavís Hills and Lomas del Marques, which offer high-spec homes, most with unobstructed views, in a unique, private and peaceful setting, just a few minutes from all the leisure activities and services available in Benahavís and Marbella.
Marbella Club golf resort
Moving back inland, we return to the 90s, when, west of Marbella, in a valley enjoying views of the sea, Morocco and Gibraltar, Marbella Club golf resort was founded. This urbanization is next to the 18-hole golf course with the same name, designed by Dave Thomas, and bordering Monte Mayor golf and country club.
This urbanization offers exclusive villas with large plots, unobstructed views and serenity, which you can interrupt at the clubhouse or equestrian centre. Despite being just 10 minutes from the coast, at Marbella Club golf resort, you’ll find yourself in the heart of nature.
The Los Arqueros urbanization, to the south of La Zagaleta, has its own 18-hole golf course designed by Severiano Ballesteros, offering a blend of villas in different styles, with low-rise residential apartment buildings like Las Jacarandas, La Torre, Los Almendros, Los Pinos, Los Naranjos, Los Olivos, Las Terrazas, El Alto, Los Balcones, La Finca, El Lago, Avalon, Arrayanes Golf, Los Robles, Las Encinas and Los Eucaliptos, each with its own individual style and design, and all with magnificent views of the coast, golf course and meticulous gardens.
At the centre of the urbanization, you’ll find the clubhouse of Los Arqueros golf course, which offers café and restaurant services, a golf shop, a gym, a children’s area and changing rooms.
La Alqueria Benahavís and Capanes Sur
Continuing south, La Alquería Benahavís is a serene residential area located to the north of Atalaya golf course, which is surrounded by Mediterranean villas in a contemporary style.
Next to La Alquería Benahavís, to the east, is the Capanes Sur area, where, like in Los Arqueros, you’ll find a mixture of villas and Mediterranean-village complexes. In the latter category, worthy of special attention are the urbanizations Lomas del Marques, Las Lomas del Conde Luque and Gazules del Sol, each with its own well-defined, individual style.
These two areas, La Alquería and Capanes Sur, are in continual growth owing to their position near Benahavís and San Pedro Alcántara. Recently, companies like Mercadona and Atalaya School, a bilingual private school, have opened there. All this is a big draw for future homeowners seeking a plot or property in this area where they can make their dream home into a reality.
Los Flamingos urbanization
Further west, between Marbella and Estepona, but still in the municipality of Benahavís, you’ll find the Los Flamingos urbanization, constructed around the golf course, next to Hotel Villapadierna. These luxury villas and apartments offer spectacular views of the Costa del Sol, golf course and mountain, from a modern urbanization offering tranquillity, privacy and security. At its heart is the golf course and, about 10 minutes away, is Saladillo beach, where you’ll find a wide range of services and entertainment options.
Now you’ve browsed through the main areas and different types of urbanizations available in the municipality of Benahavís, the Benarroch Real Estate team invites you to get in touch with us so we can continue to help you in person. We hope to be able to accompany you in your adventure as you choose and buy a property in Benahavís.
Article by Brice Benarroch Mennessons15 Dec 2017