There are a few worthy contenders for best address on the Costa del Sol, but Benahavís, and the area surrounding the village, boasts some of the most sought after residential addresses in the region. Luxury properties and prestigious urbanisations are not uncommon in this part of Spain, but picturesque Benahavís and its neighbouring estates top the list of the best in five star property locations.
Benahavís is often lauded as the perfect place to live and a quick visit to this charming village will confirm that all the high praise is true. Nestled in the foothills of the Serranía de Ronda and only a short drive from the coast, Benahavís is ideally situated – sheltered from the coastline bustle but with easy access to all it has to offer. The village itself retains a great historical charm and it’s cobbled streets contain every amenity that a family requires, a host of fine dining restaurants and an array of sporting facilities.
Wealthy celebrities and other famous residents have ensured that the private estate of La Zagaleta has long been the talk of the town along Spain’s southern coast. Set within a beautiful rural landscape each villa has been built to offer seclusion amidst a network of small roads that meander through oak and pine trees populated with deer, partridge and other wildlife.
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This exclusive residential estate is the most highly secured urbanisation on the Costa del Sol and can only be accessed via two entrances on the Ronda Road, just north of the town of San Pedro Alcántara. Residents of La Zagaleta enjoy an unparalleled range of leisure facilities that remarkably includes two private golf courses, a helipad, an equestrian centre and fishing lakes.
Appropriately compared to the glamorous hillside residences of California and southern France it’s not surprising that El Madroñal is marketed as offering the ideal Riviera lifestyle to its lucky tenants. El Madroñal is the best hillside residential address to be found in the district of Marbella partly due to its panoramic views of the Mediterranean and location just a short drive from the popular marina resort of Puerto Banús.
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La Alquería is an up and coming prestigious residential district in the Benahavís municipality. Comparatively new in popularity to its neighbouring estates, La Alquería is fast becoming the most sought after property location on the coast. This complex of luxury detached villas and deluxe apartments enjoys unspoilt views of mountain scenery, beautiful golf courses and the Mediterranean coastline, from Marbella along towards Estepona.
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Access to the colourful and charming estate of Los Arqueros can be found near the bottom of the road to historical Ronda that leads out of San Pedro Alcántara. This popular and prestigious property location is situated perfectly to access local shops, restaurants and facilities in minutes, but resides in a tranquil setting at the foothills of the Serranía de Ronda mountain range. Los Arqueros is also home to the prestigious Los Arqueros Golf & Country club that possesses a golf course designed by the one and only golf legend Seve Ballesteros.
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