Following our series of posts describing the best areas of Costa del Sol, this week we take on to Elviria…enjoy!!
Elviria is an elegant residential area, just 15 minutes from Marbella and around half an hour from Málaga international airport. One of the best things about Elviria is its immense versatility and its perfect position which means that residents and holiday makers can enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle at its best as well as a fantastic transport infrastructure allowing access to all parts of the Costa del Sol. Elviria is famous for some of the finest sandy beaches along the Marbella coastline, stretching for miles both east and west. Yet there’s far more to this part of the Costa del Sol than simply beautiful beaches.
The nearby port of Cabopino (see here for Cabopino property) with its exclusive restaurants and mooring facilities is part of Elviria, as is the breathtaking mountain scenery and the exclusive residential estate high up in the Elviria mountains, known as La Mairena, set in lush green, mountain countryside. Close enough to Marbella to enjoy its benefits, but far enough away to avoid too much hustle and bustle, Elviria consists of beautiful tree-lined avenues and its village setting provides peace and tranquillity, while still being close to the local commercial centre with its cafés and bars, nearby sports and leisure facilities as well as fast road access and efficient public transport.
All of this makes Elviria ideal if you are looking for a holiday home or somewhere to move to in Spain. It is no wonder therefore that Elviria property is so sought after.
Thanks to its versatility, it’s becoming increasingly popular with holidaymakers and foreign residents from all over Europe, including the UK. The area is perfect for families and has become increasingly popular for second homes and for those relocating to the Coast. Part of the area’s attraction is its careful development, thanks to an ongoing cork tree protection programme in Elviria and similar programmes for the pine trees in nearby Las Chapas and the sand dunes at Cabopino beach. Popular areas close to Elviria for holidaymakers and homebuyers are Costabella, El Rosario and Las Chapas.
Stepping Out in Elviria:
You don’t have to go much further than Elviria village itself if you choose not to. It has bars, cafés, restaurants, a post office, an international school (the English International College) for primary and secondary students, supermarkets and banks. Many properties in Elviria are within walking distance to the beach and you can follow the beach and walk along to Marbella in one direction or to the port of Cabopino in the other. Nip into one of the many beachside “chiringuitos” and restaurants on the way or, if you fancy some five-star luxury, the Don Carlos Hotel is within walking distance. Partying until dawn is no problem because close to the Don Carlos, you’ll find the seriously cool world famous Nikki Beach day and night club, where the fun never stops.
There’s no shortage of sports activities and facilities within easy reach of Elviria and this, combined with such a fabulous climate, makes it the perfect location for those who may want to do a little more than lie on the undeniably beautiful beach! Golf fans won’t be disappointed with four 18-hole, championship golf courses very close by; Santa María and Santa Clara Golf, the Marbella Golf and Country Club and one of the oldest golf courses on the Costa del Sol, Río Real. Those who prefer tennis are spoilt for choice too, with El Casco Tennis Club and the Hofsass Tennis College both in Elviria, as well as the Club del Sol, just 10 minutes drive away at Calahonda. In the unlikely event of you running out of things to do, take yourself off for a bit of retail therapy in stylish Puerto Banús or to the comprehensive La Cañada shopping centre, both just a short drive from Elviria. The easiest way to get to see Elviria and its surroundings is by arranging an Elivia car hire.
If you’re thinking of relocating permanently to Elviria, you couldn’t be better placed for health and education services. The top international school, the English International College, is in Elviria and takes students between the ages of 5 and 18, the majority of which go on to top universities in the UK and all over the world. Also within a short drive are St. Javier’s International School and Swan’s International School. There are also plenty of private and public health facilities close to Elviria with two public health centres (“centros de salud”) in Marbella. The public Costa del Sol Hospital, just a 10 minute drive away, is extensively equipped and offers 24-hour emergency services and a multi-lingual voluntary interpreter service, and a new private hospital in Estepona called Hospiten is about a twenty-minute drive from Elviria.
Property in Elviria: Why not check out some of the fabulous Elviria property for sale that we have currently available. Go to our search page and choose “Marbella” from the areas list. Alternatively, if you would like us to put together a list of suitable properties that match your requirements, we are more than happy to help. Please just let us know what type of property you’re looking for on the form below and we will be in touch with an excellent selection tailored to meet your needs.
Have a great week! Vamos!!
My best wishes and regards from sunny Marbella, southern Spain!!