Discover La Alqueria & Its Surroundings
One of the lesser known, yet highly desirable residential areas on the Costa del Sol is La Alqueria. This is a development of plots, apartments and luxury villas close to the stunning Atalaya Golf and Country Club. It is very popular with buyers due to its ideal combination of tranquillity, views and community, within easy reach of the picturesque village of Benahavís and just a few minutes’ drive from San Pedro de Alcantara, Estepona and the coast. There are a wide range of properties in La Alqueria, from plots, to apartments and villas and it’s a wonderful location for families. In this post we’ll help you discover more about La Alqueria living. If you need any more help or information, please contact our knowledgeable real estate experts.
Close to Nature
The Benahavís region is well known for its stunning countryside. Just to the North are two wonderful parks, Sierra de las Nieves and Sierra de Grazalema, with some wonderful walks and opportunities to mountain bike and bird watch. La Alqueria properties offer a beautiful base, in a vibrant residential community, close to this beautiful countryside, yet only ten minutes from all the attractions on the coast.
At the heart of this region, and just a few minutes’ drive from La Alqueria, is the pretty white village of Benahavís. It is a well-preserved “pueblo blanco” with winding streets and lovely squares. Due to its beauty and the quality of the light, it has become a haven for artists from all around the world and you will find studios and shops selling locally produced art all around the village. Benahavís is also famous for its restaurants, and has been called “The Frying Pan of Andalucia” due to the very high concentration of eateries in such a small area. Stroll the streets and you will discover a huge range of places to eat, from casual cafes, to tapas bars and fine dining restaurants. There’s no excuse to go hungry in Benahavís!
La Alqueria for families
La Alqueria is proving very popular with families due to the quiet location, with a year round residential community. The large villas with gardens and private pools, are perfect for families and offer the ultimate in modern open plan living. There is everything you need here, yet the plots are generous and the developments offer privacy and security. Supermarkets are very close by and the bilingual school Colegio Atalaya is within walking distance. Younger children love the nearby play centres of Kidz Kingdom, Mundo Mania and Funky Forest down on the coast, all less than a 10-minute drive away.
As we mentioned, La Alqueria is close to Atalaya Golf and Country Club, a lovely club with a 50-year history and 36 holes to play. It has an international membership base and the ability to combine aspects of the Old Course and the New Course offers lots of variety for keen golfers. This is not the only thing to attract golfers to life in La Alqueria! There is also Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club just to the North, El Paraiso Golf to the West and Real Club de Golf de Guadalmina to the East, so you really are spoilt for choice.
La Alqueria Properties
La Alqueria has a wide range of properties for sale. There are some lovely apartment developments, such as El Mirador del Paraiso, Marques de Atalaya and Gazules del Sol. These all offer excellent communal areas and facilities, with Gazules del Sol boasting four adult pools, children’s pools, a spa and sports facilities.
There are also many excellent contemporary villas, which have been built to the highest standards and offer the ultimate in luxury living. A good example is this stunning 5 bedroom La Alqueria villa which is brand new and has beautiful sea and golf views. We love the large open plan living space with glass doors, which disappear into the wall and connect your indoor and outdoor living area. The master suite, terrace with Jacuzzi, private pool and garden are just some of this property’s stunning features.
Living in La Alqueria
As you can see, La Alqueria has a lot to offer buyers and we expect this area to continue to grow in popularity. If you’d like to live here, or are considering a buy-to-let property please take a look at all the properties we have for sale on our dedicated La Alqueria Property page. If you need any more information about living in La Alqueria, or would like to view some properties and have a tour of the area, please get in touch.