Nestled between Marbella's Golden Mile and San Pedro de Alcántara, just above Puerto Banús, we find the residential urbanisation of Nueva Andalucía, in an area known as Marbella West.
Nueva Andalucía is a very attractive area for visitors and residents alike for several reasons, including its location. It is conveniently situated within walking distance to the bustling shops and the marina of Puerto Banús.
This area, like Puerto Banús, was developed by José Banús Masdeu in the late 1960s. Today Nueva Andalucía is one of the largest urbanisations in Marbella. Nueva Andalucía is divided into two areas: the eastern section, which is also known locally as The Golf Valley and the western section.
The eastern part of Nueva Andalucía is dominated by golf courses, luxury apartment developments, townhouse complexes and high quality villas. All the Nueva Andalucía golf courses are surrounded by stunning scenery with a backdrop of mountains.
The name Golf Valley was given due to its concentration of high-quality golf courses, which are considered some of the finest golf courses in Europe.
Amongst these golf courses we find Aloha Golf Club, which was Javier Arana's (Spain's finest golf architect) last project and founded in 1975. It has hosted the Andalusian Open Tournament, the PGA European Tour, in 2007, 2008 and 2012.
In this area we also find Las Brisas Golf Club, which was founded in 1968 and designed by the American Robert Trent Jones, considered one of the best golf course designers in the world. To the west of La Brisas, we find Los Naranjos Golf Course, another top quality golf course which was also built by Robert Trent Jones.
Another fantastic Golf Course in the area is La Quinta Golf & Country Club which opened its doors in 1989 and was designed by golf professional and golf course architect Manuel Piñero. Since its opening, the course has been extended into a 27-holes golf complex.
The western section of Nueva Andalucía is composed mainly by an area known as La Campana. In this area, properties tend to be less expensive due to the higher density of construction. Here we find a large number of apartments, townhouses and villas sitting on smaller plots.
In Nueva Andalucía we find the Centro Plaza Shopping Centre and several smaller groups of stores, where one can find virtually every service that anyone can ask for, schools, supermarkets, banks, bars, gyms, beauty salons, pharmacies, veterinary clinics, dry cleaning, etc. In this area there are over twenty high quality restaurants offering a wide variety of international cuisine.
Nueva Andalucía is also home to one the Costa del Sol's just two casinos, which boasts a vast gaming room as well as various other facilities and to a bullring, that when it is not used for bull fighting, it turns into the perfect venue for concerts and spectacles. On Saturday morning there is an excellent street market (rastro), held next to the bullring.
The area is ideal for those who wish to be based close to the beach, in a place where there is a great nightlife and close to amenities, but settled in a refreshingly unspoilt pueblo with an appeal all of its own.
Whether you are considering of purchasing a holiday apartment for rental investment, a townhouse in one of the many high-quality front line golf complexes, a penthouse in one of the new developments in the area or a luxury villa in any of the exclusive locations, Sur Estates has the widest selection of property for sale in Nueva Andalucía (Marbella).