Marbella Property Area Guide

Marbella Property Area Guide

Marbella, from the pine clad backdrop of La Concha to its golden sands, constitutes an area of nearly 100 square kilometres and includes over 20 kilometres of coastline.

Its numerous areas include something for all tastes, whether you’re looking for the seclusion and exclusivity of La Zagaleta or the glamour and bright lights of Puerto Banús.

Not sure which Marbella areas suit your needs best? Then let the Butterfly Residential Marbella area guide help you decide. As always, we’re here to help so contact us for further information on the properties for sale in these areas.


Just 12km from the centre of Marbella, Cabopino is one of Marbella’s hidden jewels. It's quiet marina is surrounded by some of the finest beaches on the Costa del Sol, where protected natural sand dunes meet the pine forests.

The luxury villas, townhouses and apartments here remain close to the hustle and bustle of Marbella whilst still offering the tranquillity and seclusion of a beautiful natural setting.

Los Monteros

Los Monteros is an area of Marbella that can truly boast of having it all - golf, beaches and mountains. The villas and luxury apartments of Los Monteros, with outstanding views, are surrounded by some of the best beaches in Marbella, wide open natural spaces and Marbella’s top golf courses.

Puerto Banús

Arguably the most famous area of Marbella, haunt of A-list celebrities, footballers and the occasional royal. Full of exclusive boutiques, luxury sports cars, spectacular yachts and exclusive bars and restaurants. Puerto Banús represents all that is hedonistic about Marbella.

Property in Puerto Banús ranges from beachfront apartments and luxury villas to exclusive penthouses.

The Golden Mile

This famous stretch is where it all started in Marbella, with the opening of the Marbella Club Hotel in the 50s.

A vague area, the Golden Mile is made up of luxury villas and apartments in dozens of exclusive urbanisations, including the Mediterranean styled village “La Virginia” on the hills at the back of Marbella, as well as many others such as Monte Paraiso, Altos de Puente Romano, Cascada de Camojan, Los Picos and the famous Marbella Club.

La Zagaleta

La Zagaleta is one of Europe’s most exclusive and expensive residential and golfing estates. Gated and secure, with access by invitation only to non-property owners. New residents have to be approved by the existing residents; David Beckham was famously turned down and one of its most recent residents is rumoured to be Vladimir Putin.

Located in the hills behind Marbella, La Zagaleta offers stunning views over the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and the African coast line. Luxury villas built on secluded plots surrounded by forests and nature make up this outstanding enclave.


Thanks to the inclusion of La Zagaleta within its municipal boundaries, Benahavís has the distinction of being the wealthiest municipality in Spain; bringing a host of benefits to its residents.

The beautiful white town is also known as the culinary capital of Marbella, with dozens of the area’s best restaurants and is surrounded by natural parkland and mountains.

Consisting of villas, townhouses and apartments, Benahavís is one of the most peaceful and natural of all Marbella’s areas.

El Madroñal

El Madroñal is a gated and secure development close to all amenities and only a short drive to the beaches of San Pedro and Puerto Banús. This beautiful hillside development is south facing with breath-taking views of the sea and mountains. It is deservedly one of Marbella’s most prominent and exclusive addresses. Located just before La Zagaleta on the start of the road to Ronda, El Madroñal has some spectacular villas and townhouses.

Guadalmina Baja

Guadalmina Baja is a highly sort after location, with San Pedro less than five minutes away by car, Puerto Banus ten minutes and Marbella fifteen minutes. It is just a short walk from the beach and is surrounded by Golf Courses.

Guadalmina Baja offers villas, apartments, penthouses and townhouses for those looking for a quiet and refined setting.

La Quinta

La Quinta, home to the famous La Quinta Golf Club and Hotel & Spa, is where Marbella blends into the countryside. Just a short drive from Marbella and San Pedro de Alcánatara, La Quinta is an exclusive residential area consisting of luxury villas, high-end apartments and some outstanding townhouses.

Nueva Andalucía

Nueva Andalucía is famous for its golf valley, full of outstanding golf courses, such as Los Naranjos, Las Brisas and Aloha Golf, as well as its location with easy access to both Marbella and Puerto Banús.

With views ranging from stunning mountain backdrops, to panoramic golf views with the Mediterranean shimmering in the distance, Nueva Andalucía is unsurprisingly one of the most popular areas for buying property in Marbella.

Homes in Nueva Andalucía range from luxury villas and plots for sale, all offering a luxury Marbella lifestyle in a fantastic location.

Sierra Blanca

With the iconic La Concha Mountain at its peak, the Sierra Blanca is one of the most emblematic and luxurious areas of Marbella.

With imposing, elegant, modern and above all luxurious villas lining it’s quiet and secluded streets, the Sierra Blanca area represents a green and natural backdrop to Marbella, where the city meets the mountains.

Plots for sale are in limited supply and as such, the villas and luxury apartments located in this established and desirable area offer a great investment as well a luxurious lifestyle.

Take a look through our complete selection of luxury property for sale in Marbella.

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