Shrouded in secrecy and consistently cited as one of the most exclusive residential areas in the world, your new neighbours are as likely to be household names from the worlds of politics, finance, showbiz or sport as they are a wealthy retired couple living out their golden years in luxury, or a prominent Saudi sheikh with a taste for the finer things in life.
Nobody is quite sure just who exactly lives there – part of La Zagaleta’s attraction is its tight security and privacy – but the press loves to play the guessing game. Did Vladimir Putin really purchase a palatial mansion there? Does a family by the name of Beckham fly in from time to time to escape the glare of the world’s media? Is that Madonna being ushered through the security gates behind a pair of designer sunglasses?
La Zagaleta’s policy of being tight-lipped as to the identity of its residents is what attracts the super-wealthy to this beautiful, sprawling, gated country community overlooking the Mediterranean and with views all the way to the Atlas Mountains of North Africa. Exclusivity is the key. Each villa or mansion is unique, custom-built to its owner’s meticulous specifications and finished with only the finest home furnishings. With views being of a premium when it comes to a Costa del Sol property, La Zagaleta’s hilltop location provides the best uninterrupted vistas that Southern Spain has to offer.
And what exactly is life like in this leafy, immaculately maintained and prestigious enclave? Residents are left wanting for nothing, as the 900 hectares of this purpose-built estate provide everything needed for a supremely privileged lifestyle. There are two world class 18-hole golf courses, an equestrian centre of unrivalled excellence, a 5,000 square metre clubhouse with restaurants, bars and cafés serving the most exquisite cuisine and aperitifs. The clubhouse also houses a billiards room, bowling alley, tennis courts, cinema, swimming pool and sauna, not to mention a helipad for ferrying residents and guests to and from Málaga airport. La Zagaleta even boasts its own bank, and provides a variety of services including maintenance, babysitting, chauffeur and home-delivery laundry service.
Greenery is something you will also find in abundance at La Zagaleta. Each home is separated by an ample ‘green zone’, allowing perfect natural surroundings for the wildlife of the rural estate, including deer, pheasant and goats.
La Zagaleta is one of the most exclusive addresses in the world and prides itself on what the very name has come to evoke; luxury, exclusivity and privilege. With the stylish marina of Puerto Banús just down the road and the beautiful Old Town of Marbella a little further, La Zagaleta is the place to enjoy a well-deserved and highly desirable lifestyle in Southern Spain.