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At Realista, we often get asked about the advantages of buying property in one area of the western Costa del Sol over another. So to answer those questions, we’ve created a new series of posts that list the benefits of a particular place. And in this post, we get up close and personal with one of the most exclusive real estate destinations in southern Spain and ask why buy property in La Zagaleta.
Many parts of the western Costa del Sol, particularly in Marbella and Benahavís enjoy sweeping vistas, but we think that La Zagaleta takes views to another level. The development sits on an elevated position northwest of Marbella. As a result, properties here have 360-degree views of some of southern Spain’s most scenic landscapes.
To your south lies the Mediterranean, whose sparkling blue horizon takes you to Gibraltar and the Rif Mountains in Morocco in the west. The Sierra Bermeja peaks in Estepona soar majestically at the far west and as you continue round to the north, it’s yet more dramatic mountains. This time, they belong to the Sierra de las Nieves, Spain’s youngest National Park. And finally, in the east, the Sierra Blanca mountains that form the perfect backdrop to Marbella.
Like we said, unparalleled views.
Another reason to buy property in La Zagaleta is the development’s natural surroundings. The 900 hectares consist of pristine Mediterranean woodland that carpets the entire estate. Think pine trees, cork oaks and the occasional chestnut together with native shrubs such as myrtle, goose, rosemary and wild lavender.
Animals and birds thrive, of course, in this landscape and as well as the usual visitors of foxes, badgers and rabbits, expect to see deer and the Spanish Ibex goats. Soaring up high are eagles and griffin vultures.
Like we said, nature at its very best.
You might think that a property with such commanding views and in the heart of the countryside would be remote. But here, too, La Zagaleta goes beyond expectation and adds location to its many advantages.
The bright lights of Marbella and Puerto Banús lie a short drive from properties at La Zagaleta. Malaga and Gibraltar Airports are both within easy reach too. And if you want to experience more of Andalucia’s delights, Ronda, one of Spain’s most beautiful towns, is just up the road.
Like we said, a location that’s second to none.
La Zagaleta ranks among the most exclusive developments in Europe. Not only does it boast an exceptional location, but it only has room for a finite number of properties. But when we say ‘room’, think spacious with a capital S. All plots are at least 4,000 square metres and build sizes have a minimum of 600 square metres.
This clever urban planning means that there’s room for just over 300 plots at La Zagaleta. No more. Generous space allows each owner to benefit from maximum privacy while enjoying peace and quiet in natural surroundings (and with those views).
Like we said, the height of exclusivity.
For more information, read La Zagaleta Area Guide.
Another advantage of buying property at La Zagaleta comes in the development’s security. There are just two entrance gates, both manned 24/7 and security guards regularly patrol the estate to ensure nothing or no one disturbs residents and guests.
Like we said, as safe as houses.
In keeping with its exclusivity, La Zagaleta comes with first-class facilities onsite. They include:
- Two 18-hole golf courses – the Old Course, designed by Brad Benz in 1991 and redesigned by Marc Westenborg in 2016; and the New Course, created in 2005. (Both enjoy those panoramic vistas.)
- Two Country Clubs – both with restaurants, bars and lounges plus golf amenities such as a Pro Shop and buggy hire.
- Zagaleta Riding Club – one of southern Spain’s finest equestrian centre for recreational or competitive horse riding.
- Tennis and Paddle Club – with a choice of court surfaces and private tuition available.
And of course, facilities are exclusive to La Zagaleta residents and their guests.
Like we said, unrivalled facilities.
We’ve saved the best reason until last for a reason. Although La Zagaleta offers pristine nature, stunning views and superb facilities, all within a secure environment, this exclusive development truly excells when it comes to properties.
We believe that La Zagaleta houses some of the finest homes in southern Europe. Every single property showcases magnificent design, whether it’s traditional Andalucian or modern contemporary. All the homes offer space, elegance and fine living.
Manicured gardens with infinity pools and extensive terraces for the alfresco lifestyle are the norm. And inside, expect stylish open-plan living, spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, and those extras that are part and parcel of property in La Zagaleta. Indoor pool, gym, spa, wine cellar, family cinema… not to mention parking for multiple vehicles, separate guest accommodation and staff quarters.
Like we said, the finest properties on the Costa del Sol.
And now to buy property in La Zagaleta?
If you like the sound of La Zagaleta and of exclusive living at its very best, get in touch with our expert team. We’ll be more than happy to find you the perfect home on the estate for you.