Neighboring Puerto Banús and only separated by the N-340 road, Nueva Andalucía extends inland from the sea, back dropped by the imposing La Concha Mountain and patterned by some of the finest golf courses in Spain.
If Puerto Banús is the playground of the Costa del Sol, then Nueva Andalucía is its lounge area!
The Bullring on the right marks the entrance of Nueva Andalucia, and when strolling around, the first thing that strikes you is just how pretty everything is. This is where the rich and fortunate really live.
While Puerto Banús grabs the headlines and attracts the holidaymakers, the relative seclusion of Nueva Andalucía encompasses all the ingredients of most people's idea of a 'dream life' in Spain – the spacious apartment with swimming pool; the Mediterranean views; the healthy outdoor lifestyle; the easy changeover into a Spanish way of life without having to give up the comforts of home; and the peaceful atmosphere that is ideal for raising a family, or retirement.
Well-appointed villas, exclusive gated communities and number of luxurious apartment complexes characterize Nueva Andalucia's makeup, create a neighborhood that enjoys all the benefits of Costa del Sol living without any of the usual drawbacks that come with residing at the heart of one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
For families with young children, Nueva Andalucía is a great option with a number of public and private renowned international school and for ages 3-18, while all sports can be played in the area including water ski. Keen golfers will appreciate the so called "Marbella Golf Valley" and enjoy the challenges posed by the excellent Aloha, Los Naranjos, Las Brisas and La Quinta golf courses, while the Centro Plaza Shopping Centre has plenty of restaurants, salons and cafes. Nueva Andalucia is also home to a very popular large open-air market every Saturday of the year.
What you'll also find out is just how peaceful Nueva Andalucía is. The Mediterranean is right there, below. The vibrancy of Puerto Banús is 10 minute walk away but the noise and the crowds rarely reach this far inland. Even though a car is handy for Nueva Andalucía, often the best way to experience its charm is on foot.
The hedonistic, bustling and much sought after nightlife of Puerto Banús – with its super clubs, outrageously chic and stylish lounge bars and fun-filled bars – is just a 10 minute walk from Nueva Andalucía. Residents of Nueva Andalucía like to have the choice of 'heading into the Port' or staying local. And while there are no actual dance clubs in Nueva Andalucía, there are a couple of excellent late night bars that attract a lively and well-heeled crowd. As for restaurants, Nueva Andalucía has a fine and wide selection to offer.
Think Beverly Hills but with the charm of Andalucía: the white-washed and terracotta villas are beautifully highlighted with the lasting blue skies, while the tall palm trees and mountainous backdrop create an idyllic setting that seems torn straight from a fairytale...
For a prospective expat, Nueva Andalucía has everything one is going to need, and more...