If you aren’t familiar with Los Flamingos, then prepare to be amazed. This small slice of the Costa del Sol is not only a golfer’s paradise, as it has a list of attributes that read like a handbook on ‘How to create the perfect Mediterranean Golf Resort’. Here are 5 reasons (well 6 if you count the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, as we think it warrants a separate mention) why we think it is a must-do destination and an investment hotspot.
Golf, golf and golf
The internationally renowned Los Flamingos Golf resort offers three distinctly different golf courses, Alferini, Los Flamingos and Tramores. Those seeking to hone their skills on a fast running course will appreciate the 18-hole par-63 Tramores Golf Course, which is protected from the elements, but includes well placed hazards to flex your technical skills.
The Alferini Golf Course has long greens which present a real challenge for any golfer. Large and generous, with grounds totalling 6,641 metres, including four lakes and undulating green, offers golfers the opportunity to head to the hills to get away from it all.
The Los Flamingos Golf Course is an 18-hole, 5,714 m. par 71 course, with the Arroyo de Taraje stream roaming through lush greens bordered by a natural lake. Each hole is a challenge with unique technical demands, making it the perfect course to host prestigious European tournaments – which it does regularly.
Magnificent Mediterranean views
From Los Flamingos’ elevated hilltop location, you can wake up each morning to the full majesty of the Costa del Sol’s incredible sea, mountain and lake views. If you are lucky enough to snap up one of the few remaining luxury golf apartments for sale in this exclusive complex, you can marvel at the legendary sunsets from your private terrace. Alternatively, soak up the views from the three phenomenal restaurants at the adjacent Villa Padierna Palace Hotel.
Living at Los Flamingos means you can enjoy complete privacy, peace and quiet and the protection of 24 hour security. However, if you fancy heading out you’ll find an incredible array of world-class amenities for the entire family, on your doorstep.
If you fancy some sunbathing, boutique shopping or dining out, you could try the upmarket Laguna Village beach club, restaurant and shopping complex. Equally close there is the famous Polynesian style Tikitano, beach restaurant (and live music venue) offering fantastic food and views spanning Gibraltar and North Africa. In addition, this stretch of the Costa del Sol offers an abundance of beaches, water sports, bars, restaurants, hotels (see Villa Padierna Palace Hotel), plus every day services such as schools, supermarkets and excellent medical facilities. There is also an equestrian centre and a safari park!
Villa Padierna Palace Hotel
If you are looking for the 7-star experience, then you should head on down to the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, an elegant pink Tuscan style edifice nestled amongst Los Flamingos golf courses. You will be in good company; since it opened in 2003, the hotel has played host to an impressive stream of dignitaries and celebrities including Melanie Griffith, Eva Longoria, Antonio Banderas and Michelle Obama. Guests are attracted to its award winning gastronomy, location, spectacular landscaped gardens, stunning architecture and its range of facilities, including tennis, swimming pools and a magnificent wellness centre with 11 treatment rooms.
Be part of a master plan
Los Flamingos has the distinction of being situated in a beautiful valley and the complex is tightly regulated with regards to the quantity and the quality of the development. The number and type of properties and landscape have been drawn up under a single master plan, ensuring that all residences adhere to consistently high standards of quality.
Property investment – excellent potential ROI
Exclusive prime properties such as Los Flamingos represent fantastic investment opportunities, offering excellent potential returns and rental income (both as long term lets or holiday rentals). The Costa del Sol’s temperate climate entices visitors all year round, resulting in extended rental seasons, and the opportunity for you as a property owner to enjoy the benefits and cover your costs.
Perfect location for international travel
There is an excellent transport network joining Los Flamingos with the coast road and motorway, allowing for easy access to the beaches and neighbouring towns of Estepona, Sotogrande, Benahavis, San Pedro, Marbella and Puerto Banus to name a few. Getting there is easy too; Gibraltar and Malaga international airports can be reached in less than one hour.