The New Golden Mile is one of the most highly sought after areas on the Costa del Sol coast. This is mainly due to its prime position between some of the most popular resorts stretching between Estepona and Marbella. Along this stretch you’ll find some of the most luxurious property as well as beautiful beaches.
Within the New Golden Mile sits the beautiful village of Cancelada that boasts the charm of a traditional Andalucian village. The area is quieter and more family orientated than its glamourous neighbours with mainly low rise buildings never spoiling a view.
The heart of the New Golden Mile is rich with luxury properties, top-notch golf courses, nightlife and the lavish boutiques of Puerto Banús and Marbella are around ten minutes away so dining in a fabulous restaurant or shopping in some exclusive boutiques is made easier.
Golf is one of the main attractions of visitors to this area and the golf courses here will not disappoint, but it’s not only golf that makes the outdoor lifestyle so appealing as nearby stunning beaches, as well as a wealth of other outdoor sport and leisure activities can also be enjoyed. Nearby on the New Golden Mile Laguna Village is an entertainment hub for all the family with restaurants, spa and lively beach clubs.
Our exclusive development, Oceana Views & Collection is located in Santa Vista that is just a 10-minute walk from the village of Cancelada. Owning a property in Oceana Views Collection gives you access to the Santa Vista Club House where you can stay fit and get to know those in your community. This select development comprises of highly contemporary two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses. Talk to one of our friendly team to find out more about Oceana Views & Collection.
Beautiful Benahavis is located in the Malaga region up towards Ronda yet only 7 minutes from Puerto Banus and Marbella and if you have never visited you may not know this little gem is classed as one of the best postcodes on the Costa del Sol.
Boasting magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and many excellent restaurants – this peaceful and tranquil paradise is nicknamed the dining room of the Costa del Sol. Surrounded by the rugged Serrania de Ronda Mountains and threaded by the Guadalmina, Guadaiza and Guadalmanza rivers, Benahavis is also home to nine of the Costa del Sol’s sixty golf courses including the prestigious La Quinta and La Higeural.
Just 7km from the coast Benahavis boasts spectacular views in an area where nature prevails and up here some of the most desired properties are located. As visitors have loved the Marbella and Puerto Banus areas for decades, those that prefer a quieter luxury lifestyle chose Benahavis as a superb location to have a property with superb views far enough away from the bustling resorts to enjoy the environment, yet close enough to partake all of their lively restaurants, nightlife and luxury boutiques.
As we have been helping clients buy and sell property since 2007, we understand what makes a tempting development. This is why we have chosen to exclusively promote Aqualina Residences & Collection. This prestigious boutique development of two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses in El Alborada near Benahavis offer seclusion for those that value privacy. Set in tropical gardens with three infinity pools, an indoor heated pool & spa, and a fully equipped gym, these luxury apartments offer the very best of the Spanish lifestyle desired by many.
Contact us today for more information on this charming resort or if you’d like to find out more about Aqualina Residences & Collection.
The charming marina in Marbella, which is not to be confused with Puerto Banus is getting a facelift to extend the quay to allow cruise ship shuttle boats and vessels of more than 30 metres in length to dock in the port. More improvements are to come with the project for the new “boulevard” link between the marina and the seafront promenade.
While these new projects are still taking shape though, the recent remodelling work carried out over the last 18 months is already paying off. The port area has had more than just a facelift. The nautical and commercial activity has recovered, turning the Puerto Deportivo Virgen del Carmen, to give its full name, into a must-see attraction for tourists.
“This isn’t Puerto Banús, and it doesn’t want to be. Marbella’s marina has a different feel, it has its own ambience and an excellent location, which sets it aside from the rest,” explains the manager of one of the nautical attractions based in the marina as he helps a group of tourists climb onto his fast boat.
The opening up of the marina to the town will come with the construction of the new boulevard linking with the Paseo Marítimo promenade.
It was at the end of last year, though, that the first major project aimed at joining the marina with the town centre took place. There is now a large, pedestrianised square to improve movement between the port and town. This gave the area north-east of the port, opposite the lighthouse, a complete facelift. Now the bars and terraces that populate the square are an attraction for tourists.
Within the next few months work will start on expanding the “waiting” quay with a platform with two eight-metre-long lay-by berths. A new footpath will lead as far as the terraces. This extension will allow boats of more than 30 metres in length to moor there, as well as the shuttle boats from cruise ships.
If you haven’t been down to visit this quaint area then make a date – a complete contrast to bustling Puerto Banus, this is a place to relax and watch the boats bob.
This stretch of coast has long been popular with tourists and due to its amazing attractions and superb beaches it is a place where many overseas buyers choose to live due to its proximity to Malaga airport meaning easier travel.
Sandwiched between Torremolinos and Marbella, the former fishing village of Fuengirola is now one of the Costa del Sol’s biggest draws. It does have some high-rise hotels but these are balanced by lively bars and tourist-friendly restaurants and side streets and squares crammed with upmarket tapas bars and chic boutiques.
There’s a whopping eight kilometres of sand, split into eight different beaches here in Fuengirola starting at Sohail Castle all the way to the marina and onward to Carvajal in the east. Paseo Maritimo is a bustling promenade that backs the beaches and chiringuitos – the perfect place to take an evening walk. There are plenty of international bars and restaurants here but if you are looking for something with a more traditional vibe head to the trendy tapas bars around the towns’ main square, Plaza de la Constitucion.
If it is culture you love then a visit to Sohail Castle is a must. This former Arabic fortress sits 40 metres above sea level and there are some spectacular views from the top of the towers. Living in this area of the coast you’ll find a superb array of golf courses including Golf Torrequebrada, La Cala and Calanova Golf Club.
Buying property in this area offers a wonderful investment opportunity as many holidaymakers love this area for all there is to do here and whether to choose to buy and live here or buy as a second home, you will never be short of things to do with vibrant ferias and the outdoor lifestyle as a whole being the biggest draw alongside the climate of course. Take a look at some of the prime properties we have in this area and you could just find your dream home in the sun.
If you a yearning for a taste of the Spanish lifestyle why not hop over for a long weekend in Marbella and sample the delights the region has to offer.
Whether you fly in to Malaga or Gibraltar (great for tax free shopping) your trip must include a visit to the Old Town. Marbella’s Old Town is the perfect place to unwind in a beautiful restaurant drinking your favourite tipple. Wandering the streets of this part of town is the antidote to a stressful life. Los Naranjos Plaza is the centre point of where lovely architecture meets a chilled vibe. The buildings are all whitewashed and topped with terracotta roofs, and many date back to the Renaissance. Some are wrapped in bougainvillea; in fact the whole area is bright with flowers.
For a completely different feel wandering the luxury marina of Puerto Banus is a stark contrast where designer boutiques, sports cars and super yachts merge to create a place that draws visitors with its French Riviera feel.
No trip to Marbella would be complete without a trip to one of the 20 beaches that line this stretch of coast. Relax in a beach side chiringuito, wander along the beach or if you enjoy a party there are several lively beach clubs here including Nikki Beach.
If golf is your passion you will be spoilt for choice with no less than 32 golf courses in the region. There are clubs to suit every level as well as some elite clubs too. Just along the coast in Sotogrande you can play at the exclusive Valderrama or catch a game of polo. Head down to the marina for a bite to eat or charter a boat and head out for a little sailing.
There is so much to see and do in this area that living here is a real pleasure. Whatever your passions and pleasures living on this stretch of coastline offers an abundance of things to do that contribute to the Spanish lifestyle everyone loves.
If you are looking for property whether it is a holiday home or you are looking to transition to living here then talk to one of our knowledge team who can work with you to find the property and area best suited for you.
Covering a 12 kilometre stretch of coastline, Mijas Costa includes the urbanisations of La Cala, Sitio de Calahonda, Riviera del Sol and Miraflores. Each of these is almost a village in its own right nowadays, each having a full range of amenities. There is a micro climate here that leaves the area bathed in sunshine and it is popular with tourists from all over Europe and therefore a perfect investment opportunity if you are looking to buy a property.
La Cala is just 25 minutes’ drive west from Malaga International Airport. It has a more traditional feel than anywhere else between Marbella and Fuengirola as it was a former fishing village and stretches into the hills behind leading into the golf fairways of La Cala Resort and Mijas Golf.
There are so many golf courses just on your doorstep here including Mijas Golf, El Chaparral and Miraflores and with more than 300 sunny days a year, if golf is your passion then you should play in Spain.
The commercial centre of La Cala village has all the amenities you’d need whether visitor or resident including supermarkets, bars, restaurants and shops. There is a lovely weekly market here that is open in winter and bustling in during the spring and summer months.
Sitio de Calahonda, Riviera del Sol and Miraflores are large urbanisations made up of a full range of properties, including apartments, villas and townhouses. You can easily choose any property type and there will be something to suit your needs in these areas that suit those looking for a more relaxed pace of life than Marbella or Puerto Banus.
Starting at the beachside, where you find most of the areas bars, restaurants, supermarkets and shops – the urbanisations have spread up to the base of the mountain, giving spectacular views to the properties situated up there. Properties are definitely more affordable here, as this is not intended to be an exclusive area. It is excellent for families, retirees, and anyone wishing to get on the property ladder in the sunshine!
Mijas Costa is a great place to invest and buy property, whether you want to get in to the holiday rental business, or for those who would simply like a warmer home away from home. New and off plan developments in these areas are good investments so talk to one of our team today to find out more.