Area Information


The municipality of Benahavis is as geographically expansive as it is wealthy, including

The Luxury Villa Padierna Palace Hotel - 5 Star
Urbanisation Los Flamingos
Urbanisation Los Arqueros
Urbanisation La Heredia
Urbanisation El Madroñal
Urbanisation La Zagaleta
The quaint village of Benahavis

The Villa Padierna Palace Hotel is situated in Los Flamingos and is famed for it´s opulent decor, cuisine and three magnificent golf courses (Flamingos, Tramores and Alferini) which led to the resort being bestowed the award of Best Golf Resort in The World (2012) by World Travel Awards.
Los Flamingos offers nine luxury developments nestled within a secluded  valley, three golf courses with view of the Mediterranean all just a short drive away from the beach and Marbella. Los Flamingos is highly recommended for tranquility, views and luxury whether you choose an apartment or detached villa with private pool and landscaped garden.

Los Arqueros is at the heart of golf valley, with 17 urbanisations surrounding the Los Arqueros Golf Club which was the first course designed by Severiano Ballesteros.  In 2015 Los Arqueros Golf Club was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor. The first development within Los Arqueros was El Alto, occupying an elevated position within the community.  As the community has expanded a further 9 hole, par 36, golf course has been added, El Higueral.  Properties in Los Arqueros include apartments, some town houses and villas.

La Heredia, nestled in the foothills of the Ronda Mountains enjoys outstanding views including Los Arqueros Golf, the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar and the North African coastline.  These spectacular vistas are to be enjoyed by day and night.  The picturesque Pueblo was the vision of Francisco Parlade  in the early 1980´s whose dream it was to create a village that would be admired and leave visitors wondering for how many centuries it had stood.  Thus La Heredia was created in an authentic Andalucian style with meandering cobbled streets, plazas, viewing points and over 200 unique properties with antique doors and wrought iron railings.  The urbanisation has two community swimming pools, a restaurant, panaderia/delicattesen, butchers/bodega, bar and the La Heredia Real Estate office. This idyllic village offers 24 hour security to it residents.

El Madroñal is a gated urbanisation, with 24 hour security, bordering on La Heredia where you will find private villas surrounded by cork and pine trees.  El Madroñal has a long association with celebrities, having once been the home of Audrey Hepburn and Madeleine Caroll.  More recently Peter Andre has been seen vacationing in El Madroñal. Magnificent vistas are to be enjoyed in this haven of tranquility including the countryside, mountains and the sea. El Madroñal is the perfect spot for relaxation and just 10 minutes from San Pedro and Puerto Banus.

La Zagaleta Golf and Country Club is surrounded by 900 hectares of serene, mountainous countryside. A wonderful estate surrounded by nature but with the benefits of equestrian facilities, two golf courses and fishing as well as a club house and even a helipad.

The site was originally owned by Henry Roussell, father to Thierry Roussell, the husband of Cristina Onassis. The estate was then purchased by Adnan Khashoggi, one time worlds richest men. After his fall from grace for arms dealing the estate was confiscated and then purchased in the late eighties by its current owner, with a clear vision of creating one of the finest and secure residential developments within Europe.

Security and privacy are of prime concern to the residents of La Zagaleta and therefore it is impossible to enter the estate without an appointment or permission from an owner. There are only two points of access into the estate, both of which are manned by armed guards and additionally there is a 24 hour patrol.

La Zagaleta featured in an ITV documentary by Piers Morgan on the Costa del Sol in which he marvelled at the luxury.

Benahavis pueblo is renowned for being the gastronomic capital of Andalucia, where you can choose from simple tapas such as is to be found in Bodeguita El Chico or a more hearty meal offered by Los Abanicos or Rufinos both of which have long been popular choices for residents and holiday makers alike. On the outskirts of the pueblo are apartment complexes and golf courses.

The Town Hall (Ayuntamiento) for the Benahavis municipality is located in a new purpose built building in the main street in Benahavis.

La Quinta is a beautiful golf resort, with the 5 Star Melia Hotel and Spa and several communities offering a choice of town houses, apartment and family villas. The golf course at La Quinta was designed by Manuel Piñero and has 27 holes.


The area of the Golden Mile, in particular beachside, is the most sought after location in Marbella.

The Golden Mile area is situated between the town centre and Puerto Banús and is divided in two by the main road. On the beachside of the Golden Mile you will find the two most famous 5 star hotels in Marbella, the Marbella Club Hotel and the Puente Romano Hotel as well as some of Marbellas’ best restaurants such as Villa Tiberio, , MC Café and beach clubs.

Some of the most impressive villas and beachfront villas on the coast are situated on the Golden Mile. On the beachside you can also find luxurious apartment complexes.

The residential areas on the Golden Mile are Casablanca, Santa Petronila, Santa Margarita, Las Torres, Puente Romano, Los Verdiales, Oasis and Río Verde.

Newer residential developments are to be found on the mountain side of the Golden Mile such as Altos de Puente Romano. Other residential areas on the mountain side of the Golden Mile include Las Lomas del Marbella Club, , La Carolina, Altos de Puente Romano, El Vicario, Costa Nagüeles and Río Verde.  The Saudi Royal family, who have had an association with Marbella for over 40 years, have their grand residence and mosque located in the mountain side.

The Golden Mile beachside also boasts a beautiful beach promenade which continues to Marbella city from one side and to Puerto Banús from the other.

Continuing west one comes to San Pedro.  In contrast with the glamorous Puerto Banus, San Pedro has a delightful Spanish charm with the church square, Spanish restaurants and pedestrian streets.  You can enjoy a stroll on the paseo or on the boulevard which opened in 2014.


The New Golden Mile stretches from east Estepona to Guadalmina and it is here you will find apartments, town houses and villas either front line beach or very close by.

Guadalmina Baja and Alta are very popular residential areas offering a choice of properties close to the sea or on golfing communities.  Guadalmina also has a shopping area with restaurants and tapas bars.

Estepona town itself has a vast paseo and inland some charming streets where you can discover wonderful eateries.