Most of the focus in Marbella is on the area surrounding the town, Puerto Banús and San Pedro Alcántara, with the golf courses and residential areas set between them, but though the eastern part of greater Marbella has long since been a favourite of second homeowners, full-time residents, tourists and also investors, it somehow has always received less attention.
That, however, has been changing in recent times, as more and more people discover the pleasures this area extending eastwards of Marbella town has to offer. Among them are a largely flat coastal plain with gently undulating hills, which slowly rise towards the foothills of the sierras that run parallel with the shoreline. From here the views across the coastline towards its long, sandy beaches and dunes are among the best, and it is generally agreed that this area is endowed with the finest beaches on the Costa del Sol.
Fittingly, therefore, it is also home to many of the best fish restaurants, chiringuitos and beach clubs, including the trendy Nikki Beach at the luxurious Hotel Don Carlos. Elviria, which lies at the heart of this eastern extension of Marbella, is not surprisingly a very popular zone with tourists and residents alike, the former seeking the beachside villas and apartments while second homeowners and fulltime residents favour the peaceful, leafy residential roads just north of the coastal A7 road.
Here you can enjoy peace, privacy, and close proximity to a range of golf courses such as Santa María, Santa Clara, Cabopino, Elviria Hills and Río Real. Other sports amenities include a good choice of excellent racquet clubs, the Marbella Rugby Club and also gyms, spas, martial arts, hiking, biking, horse riding, beach fitness and yoga – not to mention the water sports available at the nearby Cabopino marina. The area is also home to German and British international schools, as well as an excellent Spanish college, with top dining, shopping and medical facilities – including the Costa del Sol’s main hospital – within easy reach.
The open-air Elviria shopping mall is a popular hub right on your doorstep, but the elegant villas, apartment complexes and to a lesser extent townhouses of Elviria offer a uniquely secluded, tranquil feeling surrounded by the area’s characteristic green umbrella pines. It is a setting ideal for family living, with everything close to hand and panoramic views back across the shoreline to Marbella.
Elviria is also the location of some of the first examples of modern luxury villas designed by iDDomus that make the most of the region’s beautiful views and natural setting. If you are interested in property for sale in Elviria and surrounding areas, contact iDDomus.