Guadalmina is one of those places split into two zones with a leg on each side of the coastal road (Guadalmina Baja – Casasola | Guadalmina Alta) with the golf course as the prominent feature on either side.
Characterised by large private homes bordering onto leafy streets or the fairways of the Guadalmina Golf (awarded in 2008 with the Royal Appointment), this well-established residential area is known as one of the most refined and pleasant living environments on the coast.
Though Guadalmina Baja is regarded as the prime address, the northern stretch also features some beautiful villas and idyllic residential zones. Though a well-established upmarket and low-density concentration of spacious and in many cases luxuriant villas looking out onto broad fairways, the area is also home to a number of pretty townhouse developments designed in the style of Andalusian pueblos. To these are added some attractive apartment buildings surrounded by the golf course.
The area atmosphere is rather cosmopolitan, with a large Spanish, Scandinavian and British community with a common passion for golf and elegant living.
Though some of the grandest villas on large seaside plots can be found here, this is not a zone of ostentation and pretence, but rather a discreet and private part of Marbella that is privileged by international businesspeople and celebrities. The social and commercial life focuses on Marbella, with the little town of San Pedro providing a local hub of activity and services, yet Guadalmina enjoys a good range of services in its own right.
Not long ago, the area was blacklisted as somber traffic congestion point; fortunately the underpass recently opened by San Pedro, has totally revived the whole area for good putting Puerto Banús, Marbella and the eastern coast to Málaga at very easy reach.
With an attractive, low-density setting upon its own stretch of coastline, just minutes away from San Pedro and Marbella, this is a convenient oasis of peace and elegance in the heart of the greater Marbella area.