It was fantastic news for Spain, the Costa del Sol and Finca Cortesin this March when the biggest golf course comparison site, Leading Courses, named Finca Cortesin as the top golf course in Europe. Golfers who play on European courses voted to place the Casares golf resort in the top spot, making the prize an even greater accolade.
The village of Cancelada, located within the municipality of Estepona, has retained its essential Spanish charm and if you’re a buyer in search of ‘the real Andalucía’ then this charming ‘pueblo’ offers all the pleasures of traditional Spanish village life but with modern amenities close to hand plus contemporary style properties on the edge of town.
Residents of Benahavís are quick to extol the virtues of this charming mountain ‘pueblo’ that is still only a ten-minute drive from the coastal seaside and the facilities of larger towns, such as San Pedro Alcántara, Marbella and Estepona. It is unsurprising, as for many years the village and the municipal area surrounding it have attracted artists, artisans and the famously wealthy, as well as food lovers who follow the picturesque route to dine at Benahavis’ outstanding collection of restaurants.
It used to be that all the most luxurious residential areas on the Costa del Sol lay directly within or just outside Marbella. One thinks of addresses such as the famous Golden Mile and its inland extensions, Nagüeles and Sierra Blanca, but also the beachside villas of Los Monteros, the luxurious frontline beach penthouses of Puerto Banús and its lively marina area, and of course the frontline golf villas and apartments lining the fairways of Nueva Andalucía’s Golf Valley.
There are many luxury residential areas in Marbella, each of which offers its residents and homeowners a different mix of location, views, surroundings and access to nearby amenities and services. Some are right on the beach, others within walking distance of nightlife or practical amenities, while there are also areas for people who love to be surrounded by nature, with walking and hiking trails close by.
Undeniably, the current trend in architecture is heavily skewed towards the Modern. If you’re in any doubt as to what ‘Modern’ means, it refers to a style that employs simplicity in form and design. Straight lines, cubes and large areas of window space are its key signatures; it is an approach that strips away fancy frills and any unnecessary elements. Every aspect of the home is intended to showcase the design of a linear-inspired space.