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Exclusive Marbella Property – Sierra Blanca verses La Zagaleta Country Club

Those looking to buy a exclusive Marbella property have a huge array of villas to choose from. One of the key decisions to be made when searching for Marbella properties is your desired location.

The major luxury villa locations within Marbella include the Marbella Golden Mile, Los Monteros, Sierra Blanca, Cascada de Camojan, Puerto Banus, Altos Reales, El Madroñal and La Zagaleta Country Club.

Two of the best known and most widely marketed Marbella luxury villa locations are Sierra Blanca and La Zagaleta. This guide highlights the differences between these two great property locations.

Sierra Blanca

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Sierra Blanca

Sierra Blanca is a superb location for those wishing to be near the centre of Marbella’s great amenities. The beaches, the marinas, Puerto Banus, fine dining, boutique shopping and the quaint Marbella Old Town areas are all just a 5 minute drive from Sierra Blanca.

Located at the foot of the spectacular La Concha Mountain, on the hills overlooking the Marbella Golden Mile, about 4km inland from the beaches, Sierra Blanca is home to mainly luxury villas. Much of the property is recently built and comprises of modern and traditional Andalucian styled luxury villas. The build density is fairly high. The neighbouring urbanisations of Nagüeles, Cascada de Camojan and Atlos Royales (Royal Hieghts) all offer the same benefits in terms of location.

In summary Sierra Blanca and the neighbouring urbanisations are a superb choice if you are looking for exclusive Marbella property on the outskirts of town, within 5 minutes drive of all the action.

Take a look at our current range of Sierra Blanca Properties.

La Zagaleta Country Club


As the name suggests La Zagaleta Country Club is a much more rural setting. This is the premium place to live for those looking for serenity, privacy and security.

Located in the hills overlooking the coast, about a 15 minute drive from Marbella, on the main route to the pretty inland town of Ronda, La Zagaleta is a very exclusive place to live. Its exclusivity is maintained due to the fact only 420 plots have been allocated as available within the huge 900 hectare estate. Most villas within La Zagaleta have plots between 3,000 m2 and 10,000 m2 in size.

Build density is hence very low with villas dotted about in among the greenery and hills. The two 24 hour armed security guarded entrances ensure only owners and invited guests are granted access.

Formerly the private hunting lodge and grounds of Adnan Khashoggi, at the time the World richest man, La Zagaleta now has its own private world class equestrian facilities, two golf courses and a superb restaurant and golf club house on site. The club house has multiple lounges, a gourmet restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sauna, golf shop, bowling alley, library, billiard room, bridge room, function room, tennis and paddle tennis courts and a large function room with nightclub for private events.

La Zagaleta Country club is the place to buy your exclusive Marbella property if you want to walk in amongst the nature (numerous deer roam the estate), horse ride, dine and play golf in total privacy. It is popular with celebrities, high ranking officials and politicians for this reason.

The neighbouring urbanisations of El Madroñal, Marbella Club Golf Resort and Monte Mayor offer similar settings and similar benefits, albeit without quite the esteem of the La Zagaleta Country Club.

Take a look at our current range of La Zagaleta Properties.