Nueva Andalucía - Golf and Luxury Real Estate in the Perfect Setting
The area of Nueva Andalucía sits close to the marina of lively Puerto Banús, and within this, luxurious villas and stunning apartments make up the residences of Golf Valley. The climate of the Costa del Sol makes it ideal for golfers, and this is simply the best, making it an ideal choice if you're looking for luxury real estate. The lush valley offers enthusiasts three championship golf courses in Los Naranjos, Las Brisas and Aloha, giving residents and visitors wonderful views from their windows, and of course, the chance to get out there and play. Families also love the parkland homes with their entertainments and games rooms, and other facilites such as wine cellars. The proximity and quick access to Marbella itself, with its beautiful beaches, nightlife and beach clubs, is another draw for all ages, while nature-lovers will be thrilled by the wild life and breath-taking scenery all around them.
History and Key Facts
The resort was the idea of José Banús Mas, a developer originating in Madrid, who bought the land in the early sixties. The building of Puerto Banus began shortly afterwards and was finished by 1968, with the development of Nueva Andalucía soon following. The boom years lasted until 1989, and the real estate business has recovered considerably in the last few years. Of course, as its title of Nueva implies, it's a relatively late addition to this area of the Costa del Sol, and can't claim the same cultural context as some of the villages around it; but Marbella is highly recommended for its traditional old town, and it's within easy reach of plenty of places that are of historical importance.
For those wanting to explore or pay a visit, it's well-situated for roads and motorways, and is convenient for central Marbella, with the night spots of Puerto Banus just a short taxi-ride away. Its large layout allows plenty of space for shops and restaurants, helpful to those who don't wish to step outside the complex, and adding to their peace of mind and sense of security.
The entrance, behind the Plaza Hotel and the Casino, is via the bullring, which is used for concerts and a large weekly Saturday market, selling all manner of things. Further along the same road, a commercial centre contains shops, a gymnasium, bars, an American deli and a good selection of restaurants, including the Taj Mahal, one of the finest Indian establishments on this coast, also renowned for its friendly service. The well-known regional chain Terra Sana, specializing in healthy fresh dishes, opened its first branch here, so there is something for all palates and diets. However, a trip to the port itself is a must for more eating choices and its exclusive nightlife, or just for bit of celebrity-spotting, while pausing to admire the fast cars and yachts on display.
To the north, nature lovers can head for the Lago de los Tortugas or Turtle Lake, which attracts large numbers of water fowl (and, of course, turtles), and is an ideal spot for a swim or a picnic. Apart from golf, other activities to help visitors to keep fit can be found at the Alohan Sports Club, at a choice of gyms or on tennis courts. The importance of educational facilities hasn't been forgotten, with families able to choose from several schools, such as the well-regarded Aloha International College.
Like the port, the villas and apartments here are designed in a typical Andalusian style, with every luxury that buyers could ask for, including private swimming pools that can be heated, while penthouses and apartments have the advantage of providing more compact and low-maintenance living spaces. To complete the traditional layout, they all stand in beautiful sub-tropical gardens. The gentle slope of the terrain ensures clear views of Marbella, the Mediterranean and the mountains of the Sierra de Ronda - and of course, the amazing golf courses. It's the perfect situation to have the best of both worlds, with the bustle of town close by, but with a tranquil living space to retreat to.
The Real Estate Market
Investors and buyers looking for quality real estate need look no further. With an ideal climate of hot summers made acceptable by cooling sea breezes from the Mediterranean, followed by warm winters to welcome visitors, and a superb sunshine record in a region famed for its stunning beaches, there is always a ready market for buyers and sellers. In addition, owners and investors have an ideal opportunity for holiday lets in this popular part of the country, loved by outsiders for many years now. The area is a paradise for golfers, with several outstanding golf courses, and none are better than those at Nueva Andalucía.
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