The area of Guadalmina named after the river that runs along the west side of the development, has long been one of the most exclusive areas of the Coast.
It is divided into two sections with the beach side “Guadalmina Baja” and the mountain side “Guadalmina Alta” being differentiated by location.
With its proximity an easy access all the surrounding towns of San Pedro, Marbella and Estepona, as well as the famous port of Jose Banús it is a favourite with both locals and holiday makers alike.
The History of Guadalmina
Guadalmina was “discovered” by one of the prominent Spanish families who saw its potential from their yacht in the 1930s, and they were closely followed by friends and family buying up land in the area, some for family homes and others for golf courses and luxury developments.
The family initially intended to use the land for agriculture but the green of golf courses soon overshadowed the corn and wheat plantations and this is what Guadalmina became most famous for. It’s fantastic golf courses with incredible views.
The family was declared “un poco loco” by neighbouring villages for keeping short grass that needed constant maintenance, but the family persisted and added a 5 star golf hotel to the mix in 1959. The now world renowned Hotel Guadalminma is still owned by the same family, so is most of the land and golf courses surrounding the luxury hotel, and Guadalmina has become one of the top 10 golf destinations worldwide.
Guadalmina Baja, still boasts some of the largest plots on the coast and some of the most beautiful homes.
Today there are very few empty plots and in the area and many of the original houses have been fully renovated. As the majority of the properties are well established the mature gardens give a great sense of privacy.
With most of the beach front taken up by private residences it is still a very quiet beach not over taken by tourism and a wonderful place to walk both in winter and summer.
Guadalmina Alta boasts one of the best commercial centres in the area, with a plethora of good eateries and shops open all day, as well as many health shops and clinics and a pharmacy.
With 2 of the best golf courses on the coast it is not only favoured by the Spanish elite, but also by the many golfers that visit the coast every year.