Sierra Blanca is a residential area in the foothills of the mountain range of the same name, in the Spanish province of Málaga. Strategically located out of town but still only 3 minutes by car to the centre of Marbella, the lively Golden Mile and the scenic marina of Puerto Banús, it's within easy reach of all the amenities you need, from the fun ones like restaurants and clubs, to the essentials such as hospitals and international schools. Add to this a guarantee of well-guarded privacy and twenty-hour security, and you will understand why this exclusive gated community is so attractive to those searching for luxury real estate. And Engel & Völkers Marbella is waiting to help you in that search.
The Sierra Blanca range itself is one of several mountain groups forming an impressive backdrop to the extensive coastline of the Costa del Sol. Its name translates as White Range due to its bare limestone-covered slopes, and although it's three hundred metres above sea level, it is easily reached from Marbella. One of its highest peaks is the famous 1,270 metres-high Pico de la Concha in the southern half of the range, so-called because its shape suggests a shell. Environmentalists are pressing for the area to be protected like its neighbour, the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, which would make it even more desirable to potential buyers and residents.
The international clientele that makes up the community can enjoy peaceful surroundings in a unique microclimate, together with stupendous views of a mountain backdrop or towards the Mediterranean, taking in Gibraltar and Morocco on a clear day. This is also good walking and hiking country - a hidden gem worth checking out is the atmospheric Charca del Canalon, a large river pool along the Rio Verde situated eight kilometres from the village of Istan. Waterfalls and rock pools of clear water add to the thrill of bathing in this tranquil spot, making it an ideal place for a picnic, with other nearby pools being even more secluded.
Luxury accommodation includes top-quality villas surrounded by landscaped gardens, boasting such features as cinemas, spas, gyms and indoor pools, together with well-equipped state-of-the-art living spaces. Remaining plots are limited now, so properties being re-sold are snapped up quickly, and are always in demand due to the luxury lifestyle, coupled with a stunning environment and proximity to facilities.
Prestigious apartments are concentrated in two complexes, with El Alfar following the traditional style of the region in a lush garden setting, and Lagos de Sierra Blanca possessing all the amenities expected of an exclusive county club in Marbella. Rentals are also popular here, with constant high demand making both long-term and short-term occupancies more or less guaranteed.
Here at Engel & Völkers Marbella we can offer you a wide choice of properties and real estate, and with our local expertise, we can advise you on buying or selling at Sierra Blanca, answer queries about the locality, and address any concerns you may have.