The picturesque urbanisation of La Heredia is located to the north of San Pedro de Alcántara on the road up to Ronda. Just 7 km away from Puerto Banús and 12 km from Marbella, La Heredia offers wonderful panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea towards the Straits of Gibraltar and across to North Africa. Designed by the renowned architect Antonio Martin, this award-winning village has been dubbed ‘the Knightsbridge of Spain’ because of the abundance of high-end properties that attract an international mix of people from all over the world who live or spend their holidays here.
Situated at the foothills of the Sierra Blanca Mountains, the design of La Heredia has been inspired by traditional Andalusian architecture, featuring winding cobbled streets, pretty plazas, fountains and beautiful architecture and each colourful townhouse or villa appears uniquely individual. The village boasts two community swimming pools (1 heated), a popular bar, the well-known top-quality La Casita Restaurant, a Dutch butcher and bakery and a supermarket.
La Heredia is surrounded by some of the finest golf courses on the Costa del Sol with Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club just across the road and La Quinta Golf Course only a 10 minute drive away.
El Madroñal is another one of the luxury urbanisations perched in the foothills of the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park on the Ronda road. This exclusive gated community set over 600 acres is 400 metres above sea level and offers a peaceful and tranquil refuge away from the hustle and bustle of the coast.
The high security gated country estate lies on a vast plot of pine and cork forest adjacent to La Zagaleta. Since the land was first developed by the Parladé family in the 1950s it has become a place sought after by millionaires and celebrities as somewhere to build their private retreats, with a minimum plot size of 2,600 square metres guaranteeing them privacy and space. The mature estate now features a diversity of building styles from classic courtyard houses to majestic mansions, from contemporary high-tech buildings to rustic style villas, all separated by sculpted gardens or lush subtropical grounds.
Shopping, restaurants, bars and nightlife can be found along the coast in San Pedro, Marbella or Puerto Banús but there is a small commercial centre nearby in Monte Halcones and there is definitely no shortage of sporting facilities close by, especially for golf or tennis players.