As one of the most exclusive areas on Marbella's prestigious Golden Mile, Nagüeles offers first class services with top hotels, renowned restaurants and the proximity of the best beach clubs. The abundance of luxury villas and other properties for sale makes it the number one choice for seekers of quality real estate, and Engel & Völkers Marbella is the market leader in the locality.
Nagüeles was among the first residential areas to spring up along this stretch, and it retains a sense of glamour and style that appeals to the discerning buyer. As a longer-established district, it benefits from mature vegetation, and in a situation slightly set back from the coastal strip, it provides a quieter and greener environment. Having been built before the market really took off also allowed dwellings to make the most of free land, allowing them more individual space around them, and making them a very attractive proposition to investors. Homes on the higher section sit on the slopes of the foothills to the Sierra Blanca mountains, gifting residents with superb sea views. The well-known Büchinger health clinic is conveniently situated here, close to luxury apartments and town houses in newer gated blocks, all designed and realised to a high standard, with landscaped communal gardens and swimming pools. Privacy is paramount, and is easily achieved in such a setting.
Nagüeles is still close to all amenities, but its suburban location means that prices for purchasers are reasonable, making it a sound financial investment. Several shiny new properties have joined the more established ones in recent times, but while older properties may lack the pristine and state-of-the-art appearance of newly-built ones, they have great potential for improvement. Buyers have the opportunity to develop their own vision, and to enhance the value of the homes and their grounds with landscaping and private swimming pools. From its Shop on the Golden Mile, Engel & Völkers is able to offer advice on the possibilities and practicalities of renovation of properties in Nagüeles.
The elegant Golden Mile, so loved by the rich and famous, runs between the town centre and lively Puerto Banús, the prestigious yachting marina where vessels are available for hire. Close to the latter at a distance of four kilometres from town, Playa de Nagüeles tops the list of the ten best beaches along this stretch. Its eight hundred metres run parallel with the new Paseo Maritimo, continuing to the beach club, and the beaches of Playa de Casablanca and Playa de Trocadero. Its soft golden sands are cleaned every day, both manually and mechanically, over the whole forty metres of its width. Families can feel completely safe with the lifeguard patrols, and the child-friendly shallow waters, making this an ideal location for visitors, purchasers and of course, investors.
A top choice for accommodation is the Puente Romano Hotel, with its luxurious rooms, suites and private terraces, and the privilege of dining at chef Dani Garcia's celebrated restaurant, awarded three Michelin stars. An alternative is the classic Marbella Club Hotel, once the home of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe, who was instrumental in the development of the Costa del Sol. Also a Golf Resort, Beach Club and Spa, the complex boasts thirty-seven rooms, seventy-eight suites and fourteen traditionally-styled villas. Food lovers can sample the best of regional Andalusian cuisine at the exclusive Trocadero Playa restaurant right on the beach, or pick up snacks at one of the many kiosks, cafés and bars along the Paseo Marítimo.
The excellent golf courses around Nagüeles attract many enthusiasts, who find this an ideal place to stay or even to settle. Another popular pastime is cycling, with bikes readily available to rent from bars, shops and restaurants, while the more adventurous can hire yachts. Tennis fans will be eager to take advantage of the famous Puente Romano club, opened in 1979 under the direction of the legendary player Bjorn Borg, and managed for fifteen years by one of Spain's all-time tennis greats, Manolo Santana.
The backdrop to this superb slice of real estate is the Sierra Blanca mountain range, which runs for one thousand six hundred metres, and is forty metres wide, providing breath-taking views for residents. The proximity of Nagüeles to this prestigious area, with its natural treasures and its famous La Concha (shell) Mountain, increases its desirability to visitors and therefore to purchasers. Ten thousand hectares of parkland with olive, carob and pine trees boasts barbecue facilities, picnic tables and a youth hostel, while a hermitage chapel honours St Barnabé, Marbella's patron saint, and hosts the yearly St Barnabé pilgrimage.
The full name for this district is Rocío de Nagüeles, and like the whole of the province of Málaga, its history reaches back as far as Palaeolithic times, later taking in Phoenician, Roman and Moorish civilisations. If you want history with your investment, get a feel for the Old Town at the lively Plaza de los Naranjos, which goes back to 1485 and the end of the Moorish occupation, and was built following the style of the time. Orange trees drop their fruit for you when the season is right, and flowers flourish around the stone fountain that was added in the sixteenth century. The town hall of the same era sports attractive iron balconies and a Mudejar door, while the seventeenth-century Casa del Corregidor displays a stone façade and a balcony. The square also boasts the town's first Christian church, the fifteenth-century Hermitage de Nuestro Señor Santiago.
If you're looking for a good investment in quality real estate in the most exclusive suburb in the Golden Mile's history, with plenty of space and maximum privacy, Nagüeles is an excellent choice, with opportunities to re-design older properties and to turn them into luxury villas or other kinds of accommodation, with abundant gardens. Engel & Völkers Marbella has the expertise and local knowledge to help and advise you in this quest.