Marbella is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, between Malaga and Gibraltar on the foothills of the Sierra Blanca.
It is bordered by Istan and Ojen municipalities on the North, Benahavis on the Northwest, West Estepona and Northeast by Mijas whereas the sea remains to the South.
Marbella’s famous Golden Mile is a 6 km long strip of land that stretches from the Western way out of Marbella, until Puerto Banus.
This name Golden Mile was coined in the mid 90’s, as the recognition of the amount of wealth, luxury, glamor, and therefore price of real estate, concentrated on this piece of land.
Marbella East stretches from Marbella Center until Puerto Cabopino.
The main specifics of the Eastern side of Marbella is the vast spread of green areas, in contrast with the Central and Western Marbella, which are more focused on the urban-side of life.
Puerto Banus is a charming luxury marina and village a few miles away west of downtown Marbella.
Nueva Andalucia is an area just west of Marbella and inland Puerto Banus.
The villas and apartments in this area are based on traditional andalusian style.
This is also a famous golf area that has 3 golf courses: Los Naranjos, Las Brisas and Aloha Golf Club.
Sierra Blanca is an exclusive private gated community of luxury properties set on the foothills of Sierra Blanca mountains, and specifically of “La Concha” mountain, which is this iconic mountain shape in the back of Marbella West.
Nagueles, with a very good location, close to both Marbella’s city center and Puerto Banus, and in the neighborhood of the famous landmarks that are the 5 star hotels Puente Romano and Marbella Club, and their sand beaches, Nagueles is a very good option when it comes to buying a property in Marbella. Prices are not as high as those of its immediate neighborhood.
San Pedro is a small city by the sea located in between Puerto Banus/Nueva Andalucia on the East, and Guadalmina on the West.
Guadalmina district, name given by the Guadalmina River.
The beach at Guadalmina is among the best looking beaches in the whole area, with nice sand and with beach restaurants ("Chiringuitos") and stylish beach bars.