Property seekers in Marbella are often drawn to the district of Elviria, just eight kilometres east of Marbella centre. At only 30 minutes’ drive from Málaga Airport, it’s a popular choice for holidaymakers, winter sun lovers and permanent residents requiring a base that is convenient for all the family.
Thanks to its demographic diversity, there are many different types of property available in Elviria. Near the beach you will find mainly luxury apartments with superb views of the stunning Mediterranean Sea. On the hillside of the main A7 dual carriageway, golf apartments and townhouses line the fairways and overlook the well-kept green landscape. Higher up the hill, there are many more villas in Elviria offering breathtaking vistas of the sea, Gibraltar and, on a clear day, the North African coastline as well as the local Marbella mountain ranges and golf courses. There really is something to suit everyone’s taste.
Recently the fashion for more modern villas has led to the renovation and construction of high quality, state of the art new homes in Elviria incorporating all of the latest technical gadgets alongside panoramic windows to make the most of the incredible views. Of course, Elviria being a well-established neighbourhood, these villas have been designed to work alongside more traditional architecture to ensure Elviria maintains its beautiful charm and appeal.
Amenities in Elviria
Families are very well catered for in Elviria as there are several international schools to choose from, as well as the local Spanish public schools. The English International College, German School and private Spanish Colegio ECOS are all based in the Elviria area, attracting students from all along the Costa del Sol.
Elviria’s sporting facilities are another enticement to the area, especially the well respected Royal Tennis Club Marbella and several revered golf courses, in particular Santa María Golf and Greenlife Golf.
Greenlife Golf is also a destination for foodies thanks to its Restaurante El Lago – one of four restaurants in Marbella to have earned a Michelin Star. In fact, Elviria has many fantastic restaurants on both sides of the A7, with favourites such as The Beach House, Sloanes and The Playwright welcoming return clients year after year. Additionally, supermarkets, shops, cafés, bars and offices are located at various spots in the vicinity of Elviria, with many centred around the commercial area alongside the A7.
However, it’s the long sandy beaches that really set Elviria apart from many other districts of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Dotted with beach restaurants, clubs and chiringuitos (beach bars), Elviria’s beaches are popular with walkers, sunbathers and families enjoying the mild climate and healthy outdoor lifestyle. The beachfront 5-star Don Carlos Hotel and neighbouring Nikki Beach club also host special events and weddings throughout the year.
Like many parts of the greater Marbella area, Elviria is divided by the coastal A7 road, thus creating two rather distinct residential areas. The coastal part of Elviria is characterised by its generous covering of beautiful umbrella pine and dominated by luxury apartments and beachside villas aimed primarily at holidaymakers. Many have their own second home here or rent frontline beach properties in Elviria during the summer season, but many also choose the frontline golf areas a little higher up. These leafy residential parts of Elviria overlook lush golf courses and from their slightly elevated positions also enjoy stunning sea views and mountain vistas. It is here that you will find elegant Elviria villas and attractive apartment and townhouse complexes set within subtropical gardens that appeal to both second home owners and year-round residents.
With its wide-ranging selection of apartments, townhouses and villas, Elviria has much to offer both permanent residents and holidaymakers. For more information on properties in Elviria, visit the AMREIN FISCHER website.