"THE BEST VIEW IN THE WORLD" said JULIO IGLESIAS when he bought his property in La Mairena neighborhood!!!
Located on the hill side above Elviria in an exclusive area of outstanding natural beauty protected by UNESCO with breathtaking views to the Mediterranean sea, to Gibraltar and Coast of North Africa La Mairena represents a different philosophy to most residential areas. La Mairena was, in fact, one of the earliest developments that sought to combine access to the elegance and facilities of Marbella with a setting surrounded by nature, peace and stunning views.
When La Mairena's developer, acquired years ago more than 2 million square meters of hillside covered in cork and pine trees just a few kilometres outside Marbella, he had a vision that a quantity of discerning people would want to live in a peaceful, natural setting, away from the crowds yet within easy reach of Marbella's diversions and services.
Others have had similar ideas, but most such areas are either too remote or have since been absorbed into urban zones, leaving La Mairena as one of the very few places that offers the comfort and services of an exclusive residential area near Marbella, combined with the peace, tranquility and beautiful natural surroundings of the countryside.
Add the magnificent views that take in the gentle slope down to Marbella and the sea, the mountains inland, and eastward views across the La Cala Golf Valley to the nightlights of Fuengirola, and you have a very pleasant environment indeed.
Though tucked into the foothills of the Sierra Alpujata, at 300 meters altitude, it is barely a 5 minute drive from the Elviria exit on the CN340 coastal highway that runs across the length of the Costa del Sol. From La Mairena, a quality road winds its way gently down through open countryside to the pine-covered residential area of Elviria, with its Spanish and international schools, shops, restaurants, cafés, banks and professional services.
Costa del Sol's finest beaches, with attending beach bars, in the Marbella area are less than10 minutes from La Mairena, with the centre of Marbella another five minutes further. The area is also home to trendy beach clubs such as Nikki Beach, as well as a choice of five-star hotels and championship golf courses, yet facilitated by its own tennis centre, private school and a small commercial centre, there is no need to leave the peace and comfort of La Mairena itself.
There is a 50/50 mix between individual villas and apartment complexes, with large green zones and forests in between. La Mairena is one of Costa del Sol's best kept secret for quality property opportunities.