El Madroñal

What is the essence of a luxury Marbella home? Spectacular views in a natural environment? Or proximity to Puerto Banús and Marbella, taking advantage of the enviable lifestyle this most glamorous of resorts has to offer? What if you could find a combination of all these factors? If this sounds too good to be true, we would like to introduce you to El Madroñal!

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El Madroñal, the Luxury of Living in the Heart of Nature


Only 19 kilometres separate El Madroñal from the centre of Marbella, a distance that takes less than 30 minutes by car and offers the chance to live amidst nature.

Slow life and quiet luxury are two lifestyles very much in vogue, often going hand in hand, and in El Madroñal they find the perfect destination; this residential area is the ideal place to enjoy the true privilege of living in the heart of nature.
At the gateway to the Sierra de las Nieves, one of the most important natural areas in Andalusia, is located this prestigious and sought-after private residential area. Pines, cork oaks, rockroses, and lavenders bring life to this unique enclave frequented by deer, wild goats, or wild boars. A changing scene, which finds its maximum splendour in spring.

Situated about 400 metres above sea level, El Madroñal offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the Marbella coastline that even allow one to spot the Rock of Gibraltar and the highest peaks of North Africa on clear days.
Watching the sunrise from a majestic villa in this privileged corner of the Costa del Sol is a true pleasure for the senses,” states Javier Nieto, CEO of Pure Living Properties.


A Private and Secure Residential Area

El Madroñal, located in the municipality of Benahavís opposite La Zagaleta and next to La Heredia, is a private residential complex of just over 200 hectares comprised of impressive luxury villas. It has six access-controlled entries and a significant security system that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Privacy is also guaranteed in this enclave away from any hustle and bustle, accessible only to property owners and their family and friends, or workers during the established hours.


How to get to El Madroñal?

Undoubtedly, the best way to reach El Madroñal is by car, whether in a private vehicle, taxi, or with a chauffeur service. To get there from Marbella, follow the A7 or AP7 towards San Pedro and take exit 172, then continue on the A-397 towards Ronda for about 10 minutes.

What to do in El Madroñal?

Although the best thing to do in El Madroñal is to immerse yourself and enjoy the nature and the countless hiking trails inviting you to explore the forest, this enclave also offers options to enjoy exclusive sports, unique gastronomy, and even a shopping day.


Exclusive Golf Offerings

Golf enthusiasts will find their particular paradise in El Madroñal, with some of the country’s best golf courses located near the urbanisation.

La Zagaleta

The closest facilities are at La Zagaleta, two spectacular 18-hole golf courses with sea and mountain views that allow access to non-residents associated with its prestigious Golf Club.

Los Arqueros Golf

Less than ten minutes away is Los Arqueros Golf, the first golf course in Spain designed by the renowned golfer Severiano Ballesteros. An 18-hole, par 71 course, complemented by tennis and paddle tennis courts and a state-of-the-art gym.

Other Courses

La Quinta Golf, El Higueral Golf, Real Club de Golf Guadalmina, Los Naranjos Golf, or Las Brisas Golf are other high-quality facilities that can be reached from El Madroñal in less than half an hour.



High Gastronomy

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Enjoying the delicacies of the Mediterranean and international diet is one of the best things to do in the area surrounding El Madroñal.

Restaurante Coto

Top-quality meats, fresh local fish, traditional recipes, and avant-garde dishes coexist in perfect harmony on the menu of the modern Restaurante Coto that retains the essence of what was once one of the area’s most emblematic places.

Alcuzcuz Gallery

Alcuzcuz Gallery has a special charm, the careful decoration with Arab, Andalusian, and Mediterranean touches, and the high quality of the products (it even has its own garden) make it one of the highest-rated places in the area.

San Pedro

Just over 10 minutes from El Madroñal is the urban centre of San Pedro Alcántara, one of the most important in Marbella, offering a wide variety of bars and restaurants serving Mediterranean and international cuisine. Trattoria L’impronta, Alabardero Beach Club, G-Wine, Marisquería El Ancla, or Soul Nueva Alcántara are some of the best places to eat in San Pedro.




Despite being in the midst of nature, El Madroñal offers the opportunity for small shopping without having to drive to other areas.

Monte Halcones Shopping Centre

About 2 kilometres from the entrance 1 of El Madroñal, this small shopping centre houses a supermarket with extensive opening hours, pharmacy, cafés, and stores of organic and healthy products.

San Pedro Alcántara

Avenida Las Palmeras, about 10 minutes by car, is a real open-air shopping centre, full of small local shops and establishments of large commercial groups like Primor or Calzedonia.

Puerto Banús

The shopping paradise for signature brands is just 20 minutes from El Madroñal. Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, or Loewe are some of the prestigious brands with boutiques on this walk by the Mediterranean. Have a look to our Puerto Banus Area Guide for more information.

La Cañada

La Cañada is the quintessential shopping centre of Marbella and one of the most important in Andalusia is less than half an hour from El Madroñal. A wide range of fashion, electronics, and home stores, restaurants, cinema, and even mechanical workshops make up this commercial giant.


Are there medical centers near El Madroñal?

This is one of the most frequent questions from clients considering investing in El Madroñal. The Costa del Sol boasts a robust healthcare system, both public and private, with professionals and facilities equipped to address any ailment.

Centro Médico San Pedro

(12 minutes from El Madroñal)

Centro Médico San Pedro is located in the heart of San Pedro Alcántara, this is the reference public health center in the area, offering both appointment-based and emergency care.

HC Marbella International Hospital

(12 minutes from El Madroñal)

With over two decades of history, HC Marbella  is one of the leading private hospitals in Marbella. It boasts more than 35 technical and surgical specialties and offers multilingual services.

Magna Clinic Marbella

(15 minutes from El Madroñal)

Features a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including doctors, surgeons, and specialists in biological medicine. Magna Clinic Marbella is known for its modern facilities and the use of new technologies.

Hospital Quirón Marbella

(20 minutes from El Madroñal)

Hospital Quirón is considered one of the best healthcare centers in the country, it employs over 500 professionals and offers multilingual care.


Villas for sale in El Madroñal

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“El Madroñal can boast of being the perfect location; it is far from the sometimes intense life in Marbella, yet still close enough to access all services with ease and continue enjoying the unique magic that this city offers,” comments Javier Nieto.

In El Madroñal, plots are typically very spacious, averaging around 2,600 square meters, some with sea views and others with mountain views. This exclusive and discreet residential area boasts a wide catalog of majestic villas, some in the Mediterranean style and others modern and avant-garde. Pure Living Properties has numerous properties in El Madroñal, here are our favorites:


Oak Valley Villa

Villa with 5 bedrooms and sea views. Located on a 4,300 square meter plot, this five-bedroom, five-bathroom villa features its own spa and gym, garden, pool, and spectacular sea views.

Impressive villa for sale in El Madroñal, Benahavis - PLP02974 - 5.995.000 €

Villa Chhogori

Majestic five-bedroom villa with seven bathrooms, situated on a plot of over 5,000 square meters boasting panoramic sea views. Lush gardens, a spectacular pool overlooking the Mediterranean, barbecue area, cinema room, play areas, wine cellar…

Villa El Madroñal

Grand Mediterranean-style villa with an area of 865 square meters, featuring six bedrooms and six bathrooms, both an outdoor and indoor pool, sauna, bar, games room, and lush gardens.

Magnificent villa with incredible panoramic views located in the privileged area of El Madroñal, Benahavís - PLP04538 - 7.800.000 €

Eco-friendly Villa

An avant-garde villa notable for its design and commitment to the environment and sustainability. Located on a 3,000 square meter plot surrounded by Mediterranean forest, its design is inspired by the 70s style with modern touches.

Casa Makani

Situated near the entrance 1 of El Madroñal, this charming four-bedroom, four-bathroom villa enjoys stunning sea and mountain views, a large living room with a fireplace, lush gardens, pool, and jacuzzi.

One level four bedroom villa in El Madroñal, Benahavis - PLP04925 - 2.500.000 €


Plots for sale in El Madroñal

Some clients prefer to design their dream villa from scratch. For this, the best option is to find a plot and start the project from zero.

The One

Land of 9,746 square meters with a project to build a modern style villa with 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, gardens, and a pool.

Impressive plot with license in El Madroñal - PLP04819 - 5.795.000 €

Plot for three villas

Land of 7,887 square meters with the capacity for up to three villas or one large villa.

Plot for sale in El Madroñal, Benahavis - PLP04438 - 800.000 €


If El Madroñal is the perfect location for you, contact Pure Living Properties, and we will help you find the villa you have always
dreamed of.


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Pablo Almagro

Raised and educated in Marbella, with a degree in Marketing from the University of Malaga, Pablo Almagro shows a special interest in digital marketing and new technologies. He speaks fluent Spanish and English.

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