The leafy suburb of Guadalmina is one of Marbella’s most enduringly popular residential areas. Part of the bustling little town of San Pedro Alcantára, it lies halfway between Marbella and Estepona, and just five minutes drive from the marina of Puerto Banús with its vibrant nightlife, excellent restaurants and designer label shops and jewellers.
This exclusive residential area is divided into Guadalmina Baja—the beachside zone—and Guadalmina Alta north of the A7 coastal road. Both areas offer a selection of fine villas and apartments that offer privacy and the relaxed Marbella way of life in a secluded area close to all amenities. The properties found here—as is to be expected in such a prestigious area—consist mostly of luxurious villas set on large private plots. This is especially true of Guadalmina Baja, which is the most exclusive of the two adjoining areas.
Charming tree-lined streets wind their way round the fringes of the Real Club de Golf Guadalmina, which provides a lush backdrop of greenery to the neighbouring properties. Having been laid out in the 1950s, it lays claim to being the oldest golf course in Marbella and hosted the Spanish Championship in 1965. The attractions of the manicured fairways and greens have been central to the natural and sustainable development of the area down the years.
Guadalmina Baja has long been a desirable area in which to live—indeed important Roman and Visigothic archaeological remains can be found within the woods that front the sandy beaches. Since the 1960s it has evolved into one of the most select areas in Marbella.
It is served by an upmarket commercial centre that incorporates a large supermarket, restaurants, bars, hairdressers, beauty salons and shops. More facilities are conveniently close in San Pedro Alcantára.
Guadalmina is an area highly popular with families and international residents looking for the opportunity of living the Marbella lifestyle in a secluded and tranquil corner of the Costa del Sol.