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.
La Zagaleta is a luxurious country estate renowned as one of the most elite places to live in the world that has become an fashionable hideaway for many of the world’s richest people including, it is rumoured, Russian President Putin who is said to be nearing completion of his €19 million palace. With the average price of a villa around €8 million, this deluxe estate boasts some of the most magnificent homes in the world. Set in 1000 hectares of nature reserve, with mature trees, fabulous wildlife and hundreds of elegantly designed, secluded villas and houses, the complex includes a heliport, equine centre and palatial clubhouse. The estate is protected by a 24 hour security team, connected by around 50 kilometres of paved roads and served by the very best of modern concierge services. A management service company is on hand to provide residents with anything they could want or require.
La Zagaleta boasts two beautiful world-class 18-hole golf courses. The first course was created and designed by the Californian architect Bradford Benz to preserve the natural surroundings and wild beauty. The second course, Los Barrancos, is situated on some of the most challenging terrain in the area. Both courses are exclusively for the use of La Zagaleta residents and external members. The equine centre has 23 stables and four full arenas – two for training, one for ‘domaclasica’ (dressage), and one for ‘free time’, whilst the large clubhouse, around five thousand square metres, offers an endless range of facilities and amenities for its members.