A house near the beach or one in the hills? Whatever the decision regarding location north or south of the A7 autovía, by opting to live in Guadalmina, you’ve made the perfect choice.
Situated just outside the charming town of San Pedro de Alcántara, the Guadalmina area of the Coast has long held a reputation as one of its most exclusive residential districts. The stronghold of many a millionaire and a few famous faces too, Guadalmina is a picturesque, leafy sprawl of luxury villas and upmarket apartments, penthouses and townhouses, stretching from the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean to the undulating, green foothills of the Sierra Blanca Mountains.
This is where many of Marbella’s business owners, politicians and society pages regulars choose to live and it so impressed former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar and his wife Ana Botella (the former mayor of Madrid), that the couple bought a villa in Guadalmina Baja in 2014.
‘Paradise’ is the fitting word often used to describe Guadalmina. Its streets are shaded by overhanging pine trees and the vivid reds, purples and pinks of bougainvillea – such a distinguishing feature of the Costa del Sol – give the area a truly Mediterranean, Garden of Eden-type, feel. Offset by the lush green hues of the famous Guadalmina golf course and the azure waters of the Mediterranean… well, it really is a Costa del Sol paradise.
The town of San Pedro provides everything the residents of Guadalmina could possibly need – from education for the kids to entertainment for the adults – and the millionaire’s playground of Puerto Banús is only a few minutes’ drive away. Idyllic, luxurious and close to everything, Guadalmina is an ideal spot for those looking for a truly sophisticated Mediterranean lifestyle.