Worth knowing | Urbanizations


The villas or residential zones (Spanish “Urbanizaciones”) are outside the city centers. In Marbella located on both sides of the village around 12 km of each side.

Building in such urbanizations requires a license from the municipality. Conditions have to be fulfilled regarding the infrastructure and utilization, for which the developer is responsible i.e. roads, lighting, sidewalks, sewers, water and power lines, etc. .In addition, there are regulations regarding minimum plots, exploitation, border clearances, etc.

Hacienda Las Chapas

Hacienda Las Chapas is one of the most elegant residential areas, about 10 km east of Marbella, with the best infrastructure and many year-round residents. The urbanization has 24 hour security service and is just 25 minutes from Malaga International Airport away. The exclusive residential area is located near beautiful sandy beaches, various renowned star hotels, exclusive beach clubs, restaurants, shopping facilities and golf courses. The marina of Cabopino is nearby. Three of the best known international schools on the Costa del Sol are not far away: Englisch International College, German School and Colegio Ecos.


Marbesa is a wonderful, long-established and quiet beach urbanization about 10 km east of Marbella and just 25 minutes from Malaga International Airport. Marbesa is known for its villas and apartments, but also for its charming beach restaurants and attractive sandy beaches. Due to its proximity to the beach, its international schools, its shopping facilities aned its many year-round residents the demand by Europeans in Marbesa is very high.


Elviria is a popular residential area which is about 8 km east of Marbella and just 25 minutes from Málaga International Airport. Some of the best international schools are located near Elviria, such as The English International College, the German School and Colegio Ecos. The area has numerous restaurants, supermarkets and entertainment programs. The following golf courses are very conveniently located because they are only a few minutes drive away: Santa Maria, Marbella Golf Country Club, Santa Clara and Golf Rio Real. Elviria has wonderful sandy beaches and charming beach restaurants and the famous Nikki Beach is located directly next to the 5 star luxury Hotel Don Carlos.

El Rosario – Las Chapas

El Rosario – Las Chapas is a residential area east of Marbella and it is surrounded by golf courses and beautiful green landscape. El Rosario is located just 6 km from the center of Marbella and 30 minutes from Málaga International Airport. Good infrastructure, many year-round residents, cozy restaurants, tapas bars, international schools, supermarkets and several golf clubs distinguish El Rosario. The famous El Casco Tennis Club has four tennis courts which can be used throughout the year. Las Chapas is the beachside urbanisation of El Rosario: It has wonderful beaches with typical chiringuitos and bars. In the immediate vicinity is the Hospital Costa del Sol with its international doctors.

Los Monteros and Bahía de Marbella

Los Monteros is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the best beach location of Marbella and is located about 4 km east of Marbella and just 30 minutes from Málaga International Airport. Los Monteros is known for its large and luxurious villas, beautiful sandy beaches and 24-hour security service. The famous 5-star + luxury + hotel Los Monteros with its stylish beach club La Cabana is known for good service and entertainment. Several renowned golf courses are nearby as well as international schools and the Costa del Sol Hospital with international doctors. Several tennis courts are part of the urbanization. Demand for housing is rising steadily in Los Monteros, free plots are very rare, and properties in this area are not often on the market. The adjacent newer and very nice residential area of Bahía Marbella also has a 24-hour security, and there, too, are villas and apartments, townhouses and penthouses as well as beach bars and restaurants.

Altos de Los Monteros

On the opposite side of the coast road above Los Monteros and Bahía de Marbella is the new residential area of Altos de Los Monteros with apartment complexes and villas, equipped with the highest quality and offering phenomenal panoramic views to Gibraltar and Africa.

Rio Real

Rio Real is a suburban residential area, only about 2 km east of Marbella, which was built around the exclusive “Rio Real Golf Course”, about 35 minutes from Málaga International Airport. In this area you will find elegant villas as well as exclusive and neat and luxury apartments and penthouses. The Rio Real Hotel, a small top-star hotel is located in the middle of the complex and has 29 suites and exclusive golfsuites and a spa area. The “Rio Real Golf Course” is an 18-hole golf course with club house. The mature golf course is very popular and runs to the beach with wonderful views, manicured trees and palm trees, lots of shade, with lakes and a river, which increases the difficulty.

Sierra Blanca, Camoján, Altos Reales und Hill Club

Also called Golden Mile

Sierra Blanca is the most luxurious and elegant suburban area located in Marbella, with 24 hour security at the foot of the local mountain “La Concha”. Thanks to the beautiful villas and elegant flair of the urbanization, it is also known as the “Beverly Hills” of the Costa del Sol. Sierra Blanca is home to private villas and some very exclusive apartment complexes with apartments and penthouses. The properties in Sierra Blanca, thanks to the exclusivity, security and privacy, are very popular to the international clients , also because the urbanistion is near the center of Marbella, nice restaurants, all shops, the famous old town of Marbella, several golf courses, beach and the marina of Puerto Banus. The well-known international school “Swans” is located in the immediate vicinity of Sierra Blanca.

Directly east is adjacently located the luxury residential complex Camoján, also with large villas, some townhouses and apartments, surrounded by many green areas. On the western side are the Hill Club I and II, also a special area with magnificent properties and apartments, and beautiful views to the sea.

On the direct route to Marbella town nestled in a pine forest, are the secured residential complexes Altos Reales A and B with a tennis court and playground for children. The large and exclusive villas and luxury apartments and penthouses enjoy quietness and views of the countryside and to sea. All the above-mentioned residences have 24 hour security.

Golden Mile

The famous ‘Milla de Oro’, Marbella’s Golden Mile is probably the most sought after location on the Costa del Sol. The Golden Mile is an old-established area close to the luxury hotel Marbella Club founded  in the Fifties. The Golden Mile is part of the most exclusive areas in Marbella. Due to its close proximity to the city centre and Puerto Banús, a choice of restaurants, amenities, the famous beach promenade with its charming chiringuitos and the best and famous hotels there is a permanent demand for properties from all nationalities. The demand is usually higher than the supply.

Puerto Banús

If there is a place combining the exclusiveness, glamor and elegance, it’s the world famous Puerto Banús with its spectacular giant yachts, dream cars, designer boutiques with the most expensive brands, jewelry stores, bars, international restaurants, discos – the tourist core and focus of Marbella. The large department store El Corte Ingles is also in the area of Puerto Banús – here you can buy anything your heart desires. The homes and elegant new residential complexes with apartments and penthouses right on the beach are very exclusive.

Nueva Andalucia

Nueva Andalucía, also known as Golf Valley, is located above the port of Puerto Banús. It is a very attractive area, and an popular residential area. Here are the golf courses Las Brisas Golf, Aloha Golf, Los Naranjos Golf, La Quinta and La Dama de Noche Golf, the international school Aloha College, and shopping centers, a variety of bars, restaurants, supermarkets and banks, which can be reached easily due to the excellent infrastructure. The Golf Valley is only minutes away from the famous marina of Puerto Banús with its unique and exclusive shops and luxury yachts, and not far from Marbella and the sandy beaches.

San Pedro

San Pedro is located about 9 km west of Marbella and has many attractions, such as the center, the charming pedestrian streets, beautiful beach promenades, good beaches, clean streets, which offer all kinds of shops and services including restaurants, bars and beach clubs and several golf courses nearby. In the area of San Pedro there are some very nice residential areas with villas, townhouses, apartments / penthouses, an urban area with very good infrastructure, about 45 minutes from Malága International Airport.

La Zagaleta

In the heart of one of the most beautiful areas of the Costa del Sol, just few kilometers away from the beaches of Marbella and San Pedro and approximately 60 km from Málaga International Airport is the Club de Campo La Zagaleta. This wonderful, almost 900 acres of private estate nestled on the slopes of the mountains of Ronda, with spectacular views over the Mediterranean Sea, the Strait of Gibraltar and the club’s golf courses,which thanks to the natural water supply from lakes and sources are lined with lush greenery.

The exclusive residential area La Zagaleta offers maximum security, privacy, intimacy, and numerous facilities, which are intended exclusively for residents, members and guests of La Zagaleta. To the members-owners, two private golf courses with 36 holes for the sole use are available. They belong to the finest courses in Spain due to their complete insertion into the nature and stunning views of Gibraltar and the northern coast of Africa.

La Zagaleta offers living amidst nature and tranquility. There are luxury properties and land to build an own real estate. The plots, their location and views are stunning. They have between 3,000 and 10,000 m2. There is a minimum distance of green space between the properties so that all animals of open ground such as deer and mouflon sheep, have sufficient freedom of movement.

The exclusive villas of La Zagaleta reflect a harmonious blend of Andalusian architecture, combined with traditional interior decorative elements, antique doors, marble and parquet flooring, carpentry and luxurious bathrooms, down to the smallest detail carefully planned. All houses have underfloor heating and air conditioning as well as exquisite materials. The gardens form their own landscapes and have a private swimming pool.

The additional offer for the owner is the clubhouse of around 5,000 m2, various facilities, such as for example pro shop, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, billiard room, bridge room, party room, etc. Only members and guests have access to this exclusive resort certainly one of the most prestigious of its kind in Europe. A heliport is, of course, available.

The excellent riding club offers the opportunity to ride both Spanish and Arabian horses. Horse owners can have boxes for their own horse. Horse care is available, too. A private instructor is available on request. In addition to these sporting activities there are fuhrter leisure activities on offer such as horseback riding on the trails, tennis and hiking.

In La Zagaleta only the best is good enough. Get to know one of the most beautiful places in Andalucia.

New Golden Mile

The definition New Golden Mile has been created for the urbanizations approx. 5 km southwest of Guadalmina in reference to the Golden Mile of Marbella. Andalusian atmosphere, top infrastructure, numerous golf courses, wide beaches, all shops of daily life needs, international restaurants and schools as well as good hotels make this area attractive. At the same time it is well connected to Marbella and the luxury yacht harbor of Puerto Banús. The airport of Málaga is within 45 minutes drive.