The centre of Marbella and its Golden Mile, representing an iconic strip that stretches along the Mediterranean coastline on the Costa del Sol, are synonymous with luxury and exclusivity in southern Spain.

Marbella’s charming and vibrant urban centre elegantly combines traditional Andalusian charm with luxury and modernity, and is renowned for its international tourist appeal.

One of the jewels of Marbella’s city centre is the Old Town, characterised by narrow cobbled streets, hidden squares and whitewashed facades adorned with colourful flowerpots. This maze of streets is home to boutique shops, art galleries, tapas bars and restaurants offering everything from local cuisine to high-end international dining options, and has at its heart La Plaza de los Naranjos, a charming square surrounded by historic buildings, where you can enjoy an alfresco meal under the iconic orange trees. The centre of Marbella is also known for its cultural offerings, with numerous events, fairs and festivals taking place throughout the year, as well as several art venues offering a wide range of cultural activities, from art exhibitions to concerts and theatre performances.

The Paseo Marítimo is another central attraction in Marbella, a long boulevard that runs along the beach and offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean. This promenade is full of life, with a wide variety of restaurants, cafés, bars and chiringuitos where you can enjoy the famous espetos de sardinas and other local delicacies. It is also a popular place to walk, jog or simply enjoy the atmosphere and the sea breeze.

The Golden Mile on the other hand, is a prestigious 6.4 kilometre corridor linking the centre of Marbella, marked by the iconic copper monument known as the Pirulí, with the opulent Puerto Banús, and being bordered along its length by a magnificent promenade running parallel to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

The Golden Mile is the epitome of glamour, sophistication and a showcase of high-end living. Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe’s vision transformed Marbella from a simple fishing village into the most sought-after summer destination, and since the 1950s, Marbella’s Golden Mile, world-renowned for its elite properties, has been a haven for Europe’s most distinguished families. The Golden Mile, in fact, is home to some of the most luxurious and prized residences in Europe, including majestic villas, luxury flats and mansions with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and La Concha Mountain. This area is home to a discerning international clientele, seeking the perfect combination of privacy, exclusivity and access to first class services.

As well as being the most elite residential area on the Costa del Sol, The Golden Mile offers a wide range of first-class amenities: five-star hotels such as the famous Marbella Club Hotel and Puente Romano Beach Resort, chic beach clubs, championship golf courses and exclusive marinas, international designer boutiques and speciality shops offering luxury goods and high fashion, chic bars and elite nightclubs that attract a glamorous crowd.

Beyond the material splendour, the Golden Mile is also a place of dazzling natural beauty. The golden beaches, accompanied by the tranquil Mediterranean Sea, offer a sun worshipper’s paradise, while the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Blanca and La Concha mountains invites outdoor exploration and adventure.

The community on the Golden Mile is diverse and cosmopolitan, attracting an international audience seeking a high quality lifestyle. Residents can enjoy a wide range of social and recreational activities, from cultural events and art exhibitions to water sports and nature excursions.

What does Marbella’s Golden Mile have to offer?

Most famous neighbourhoods

Marbella’s Golden Mile is known for its exclusive residential neighborhoods and luxury developments. Here you have information about some of the most famous neighborhoods in this area:

  • Oasis: located in the western part of the Golden Mile, on its border with Puerto Bañus, this area next to the beach is considered privileged by the easy access to services such as restaurants, shops, supermarkets, excellent transport connections as well as for its exceptional beauty. Oasis de Banus, specifically, which gives the name to the entire area, is an exclusive beachfront complex, offering high quality apartments and 24h security, with communal garden, pool and gym. This residential resort is among the most exclusive in Marbella, located near Puerto Banus, Puente Romano and the Marbella Club. It offers spacious apartments with beautiful gardens and a very large pool, which makes it ideal for families.
  • Puente Romano: this urbanization is one of the pinnacles of luxury and exclusivity in Marbella. The urbanization owes its name to the ancient Roman bridge located in its vicinity, evidence of the rich history of the region. It was developed from the 70’s and 80’s as a luxury hotel complex and, over time, has evolved into a resort where El Puente Romano blends with private residences of high standing. Its privileged location allows residents and visitors to enjoy the proximity of almost private beaches, as well as a vibrant social and cultural life, with easy access to a wide range of dining options, including several award-winning restaurants and managed by renowned chefs, art galleries, luxury boutiques, and exclusive nightlife. The complex has excellent sports facilities and has a spa and wellness center of first line, offering relaxation and beauty treatments, as well as yoga and fitness activities.
  • Las Lomas de Marbella Club is another area of classic luxury residences in Marbella. It extends from Puente Romano gently climbing to the slope of La Concha occupying an area of 35 hectares. The urbanization, which has impeccable green areas, architectural charm and quality development , consists of a multitude of plots for single-family villas as well as several apartment complexes encompassing Monte Paraiso, Ancon Sierra, El Ancon Alto, Lomas del Rey, Coto Real and La Joya, Jardines de Las Lomas, Las Villas de las Lomas, Villa Carolina and Las Terrazas de Las Lomas and many others. Among the most famous properties within this urbanization are the residence of members of the Saudi royal family that is located next to the mosque that covers almost 20 hectares, and the property of the Syrian philanthropist Wafic Rida Saïd of more than 10 hectares. Las Lomas del Marbella Club is distinguished by its excellent location, just 5 minutes drive from the center of Marbella and Puerto Banus, 2 minutes from the Puente Romano, the beach and the heart of the Golden Mile, having at hand golf courses, private schools, health clubs and tennis, boutiques and designer shops, and excellent restaurants. It should be noted that the area is constantly expanding and adds to its territories new developments.
  • Sierra Blanca is one of the most prestigious and luxurious urbanizations in Marbella, located in the foothills of La Concha mountain, about 300 meters above sea level, offering stunning views over the city and the coast. Sierra Blanca is famous for its exclusive surroundings, luxurious homes and for offering exceptional security. With a smart security system, 24-hour entry controls and mobile patrols, residents enjoy unparalleled peace and privacy. This security, combined with the natural beauty of the surroundings and proximity to Marbella, tennis courts, spas, beautiful beaches and chiringuitos, to the legendary hotels Puente Romano and Marbella Club, which house some of the most exclusive restaurants and services in the region, proximity to Puerto Banus known for its luxury and high-end boutiques, and the proximity to the “Golf Valley” in Nueva Andalucia where you will find some of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol, as well as its proximity to the most recognized private educational institutions, private hospitals and clinics, makes Sierra Blanca a popular choice among celebrities and high-profile people .
  • Cascada de Camoján Cascada de Camoján is a luxury gated community located in the northeastern part of Sierra Blanca, known to be one of the most exclusive and expensive areas of the city. The name of the community comes from the waterfalls or a series of small waterfalls in Guadalpin Creek, at its eastern boundary. Cascada de Camoján offers luxurious villas, most with excellent sea views towards Africa, on large plots surrounded by pine forests. These properties provide the insulation valued by wealthy owners, making it an exceptionally prestigious area on the Costa del Sol.
  • Nagüeles The area known as Nagüeles extends south west of Sierra Blanca, from av. Buchinger until the Arroyo Las Piedras and goes down until the AP-7 forming almost an exclusive residential triangle. Often in general and local terms, urbanizations such as El Capricho, La Carolina and La Virginia located between the AP7 and the N-340 are considered as the lower part of Nagüeles. The fame of Nagüeles lies in its perfect combination of privacy, high-end residential environment and proximity to the points of interest of Marbella as well as all the leisure offers and services of the Golden Mile and its surroundings. The upper part of Nagüeles is known as the greenest area of Marbella, thanks to the Pinar de Nagüeles Park which has gardens, trails and picnic areas in the shade of pine trees that offer a unique atmosphere to spend time outdoors and admire the nature of the area.
  • Marbella Club – Santa Margarita This exceptionally exclusive area, immersed in the luxury and tranquility of the Golden Mile, offers direct access to the beach and the services of the luxurious Marbella Club Hotel, underlining its atmosphere of privacy and exclusivity, as well as proximity to elegant beach clubs, fine restaurants and designer boutiques, excellent sports facilities, plus all the services, facilities and vibrant social scene of the center of Marbella. It is known for its impressive villas and mansions, secured behind a 24-hour guarded entrance.
  • Casablanca: this urbanization of independent villas arranged along fenced streets has a security gate and is located next to the beach, offering a quiet, safe and exclusive environment. Located near the Hotel Don Pepe Gran Meliá, and Guadalpin Suites, in the vicinity you will find the center of Marbella with a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, shops and establishments for all necessary services.

A place of prestige

Celebrities associated with Marbella’s Golden Mile include Hollywood celebrities, royalty members and high-profile aristocratic families. Prominent personalities who have been regular visitors or residents of this exclusive area include: Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Omar Sharif, Sean Connery, Liza Minnelli, Los Bismarck, Los Rothschild, Los Thurn und Taxis, Los Metternich, Los Goldsmith, Those of Mora and Aragon, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Family, and The Late King Fahad of Saudi Arabia, who built a summer residence on the Golden Mile reminiscent in style and scale of the Washington White House, also contributed to the prestige and exclusive appeal of this area.

The King Abdul Aziz Mosque, also known as the Marbella Mosque, is a prominent religious building commissioned by Prince Salman as a tribute to King Fahd, who was a regular visitor to Marbella. Designed by the Spanish architect Juan Mora Urbano, this mosque stands as one of the most significant points of interest in the city. Located just 4 km from the heart of Marbella, on the prestigious Golden Mile, it is located near the vast residence of 20 hectares belonging to the Saudi monarch.


Marbella is famous for its dazzling beaches, each with its own unique atmosphere and features. Below, we recommend some of the most outstanding beaches of the Golden Mile and the center of Marbella:

  1. Fontanilla Beach
    • Water: Generally quiet and clean, ideal for bathers and families.
    • Sand: Golden and well maintained, with a considerable width even in high season.
    • Services: Rental of hammocks and umbrellas, access for people with reduced mobility, chiringuitos with drinks and typical Andalusian dishes, water activities such as jet skis.
  2. Nagüeles Beach – A Celebrity Retreat
    • Surrounded by restaurants, clubs and exclusive hotels.
    • Ideal for spotting celebrities.
    • Full services including daily cleaning, lifeguards and sun loungers.
    • Soft sand, gradually descending towards the sea, perfect for families with small children.
    • Don’t miss the renowned Trocadero Playa.
  3. Playa de la Venus
    • Located in the heart of the town of Marbella, near the Marina.
    • Great popularity among locals and visitors.
    • Awarded the Blue Flag for its environmental excellence.
    • Length of 510 meters with dark sand and some vegetation.
    • It has a wooden park for the little ones.
    • Ideal for those staying at Hotel El Fuerte.
  4. Playa del Cable
    • Favorite among the inhabitants of Marbella.
    • It is named after an ancient cable used to transport minerals.
    • Awarded the Blue Flag for its environmental quality.
    • Length of 1,250 meters with fine white sand.
    • It has high occupancy and parking facilities.
    • Icon: Remains of a maritime cargo ship built in 1957.


  1. “LEÑA Marbella”. Las brasas x Dani García
    • Culinary style: Contemporary Andalusian cuisine, signature cuisine with Mediterranean influences.
    • Address: Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s/n, 29602 Marbella, Málaga, España
    • Contact: +34 952 764 252
    • Web:
    • Description: Dani García’s restaurant has three Michelin stars and offers a unique culinary experience. The chef combines modern techniques with traditional ingredients to create innovative and delicious dishes.
  2. Restaurante Messina
    • Culinary style: International cuisine
    • Contact: +34 952 86 48 95
    • Address: Av. Severo Ochoa, 12, 29603 Marbella, Málaga, Spain
    • Website:
    • Restaurant Messina offers a wide variety of international dishes, from sushi to grilled meat, in an elegant and contemporary atmosphere.
  3. Restaurante Paco Jimenez – Culinary Art
    • Culinary style: Modern Spanish cuisine
    • Address: Plaza de los Naranjos, 11, 29601 Marbella, Málaga, Spain
    • Tel: +34 952 77 36 10
    • Web:
  4. Skina
    • Culinary style: Mediterranean cuisine
    • Contact: +34 952 76 52 77
    • Address: Calle Aduar, 12, 29601 Marbella, Málaga, Spain
    • Website:
    • Skina is a Mediterranean restaurant that offers elegant and tasty dishes with a modern twist and specializes in signature cuisine. Its menu changes regularly, as the chef uses local and seasonal ingredients to create innovative and delicious dishes. The atmosphere is intimate and perfect for a romantic dinner.
  5. Nobu
    • Culinary style: Japanese and South American fusion.
    • Contact: +34 952 778 686
    • Address: Hotel Puente Romano, Boulevard Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s/n, 29602 Marbella, Málaga.
    • Website:

      Description: Nobu is a renowned international restaurant that combines Japanese cuisine with South American flavors. Its dishes are known for their quality and impeccable presentation.

  6. Restaurante Bibo
    • Culinary style: Andalusian cuisine with international influences
    • Address: Boulevard Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s/n, 29602 Marbella, Málaga, Spain
    • Telephone: +34 951 60 70 11
    • Website:
    • Another restaurant of Dani García is a place of haute cuisine with an innovative tasting menu that combines traditional Spanish cuisine with modern culinary techniques.
  7. El Gran Gatsby
    • Culinary style: international cuisine with Spanish influences.
    • Contact: +34 952 770 625
    • Address: Calle José Meliá, 20, 29602 Marbella, Málaga.
    • Website:
    • Description: Gran Gatsby is an elegant and sophisticated restaurant offering a wide selection of international dishes with a Spanish touch. The decor and ambience evoke the golden age of the 1920s, creating a unique experience.
  8. Restaurante Villa Tiberio
    • Culinary style: Italian cuisine
    • Contact: +34 952 77 17 99
    • Address: Carretera de Cádiz, Km 178,5, 29600 Marbella, Málaga, Spain
    • Website:
    • Villa Tiberio is an Italian restaurant serving a wide range of authentic Italian dishes in an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere.
  9. Restaurante Santiago
    • Culinary style: Seafood and Mediterranean cuisine
    • Address: Paseo Marítimo, s/n, 29602 Marbella, Málaga, Spain
    • Telephone: +34 952 77 00 36
    • Website:
  10. Restaurante Ta-Kumi
  11. Restaurante Los Bandidos
    • Culinary style: International cuisine
    • Address: Muelle Ribera, Casa M Local 35, 29660 Marbella, Málaga, Spain
    • Tel: +34 952 81 59 15
    • Web:
  12. Sea Grill
    • Tapas, salads and refined seafood dishes in a sophisticated restaurant with a terrace by the sea.
    • Address: Boulevard Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, s/n, 29602 Marbella, Málaga
    • Tel: 682 11 22 33
    • Web:
    • Service options: Has terrace Has live music There is children’s menu
  13. Restaurante Thai Gallery
    • Service options: Thai cuisine Vegan dishes served.
    • Address: Hotel Puente Romano, Av. Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, s/n, 29600 Marbella, Málaga
    • Tel: 952 81 83 92
  14. COYA
    • Innovative menus that fuse traditional Peruvian dishes with Japanese, Chinese and Spanish cooking techniques.
    • Address: Av. Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, 29602 Marbella, Málaga
    • Tel: 952 76 82 22
  15. Les Jardins Du Liban
    • Offers a refined selection of the most characteristic flavors from salty to sweet and a tasting of Lebanese wines. With stunning decoration and unique atmosphere. It is at the service of discovery.
    • Address: Restaurante les Jardins du Liban, Boulevard Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, 29602 Marbella, Málaga
    • Tel: 952 31 52 34
  16. Chiringuito Puente Romano
  17. El Olivar at the Garden Pool
  18. Nota Blu New Brasserie
  19. Lobito de Mar Marbella


In Marbella, also known as the “Golden Mile of the Costa del Sol”, you will find a concentration of high-end boutiques, exclusive fashion designers and luxury jewellers. Here are some options where you can go shopping in this prestigious area:

  1. Boulevard Alfonso von Hohenlohe:
    • Description: This boulevard houses a selection of high-end fashion stores and exclusive boutiques. Here you will find internationally renowned brands and local designers offering luxury fashion and exclusive accessories.
    • Address: Boulevard Alfonso von Hohenlohe, 29602 Marbella, Málaga, España.
  2. Centro Comercial Oasis:
    • Description: The Oasis Shopping Centre is a luxury commercial complex located on the Golden Mile of Marbella. It offers a variety of fashion shops, jewellery shops, art galleries and high quality restaurants.
    • Address: Av. de Manolete, s/n, 29660 Marbella, Málaga, Spain.
  3. Puente Romano Shopping Village:
    • Description: The Puente Romano Shopping Village is part of the exclusive Puente Romano Marbella hotel complex. Here you will find a selection of fashion designer shops, jewellers and luxury boutiques in an elegant and sophisticated setting.
    • Address: Carretera de Cádiz, Km 177, 29602 Marbella, Málaga, Spain.
  1. Shopping Route in Marbella’s Old Town:
    • The old town of Marbella offers a charming maze of cobbled streets filled with boutique shops, art galleries and craft shops, selling bohemian fashion, artisan jewelry and handmade products as well as local art. While strolling through the charming Andalusian streets do not miss the opportunity to stop at the Plaza de los Naranjos, an ideal place to enjoy a coffee while exploring the boutique shops, art galleries and enjoying the picturesque atmosphere.
  2. Calle Ricardo Soriano:
    • Address: Calle Ricardo Soriano, Marbella, Málaga, Spain.
    • Description: Main shopping street in the center of Marbella, which houses a variety of fashion shops, boutiques, jewelers, restaurants and cafes. It is perfect for strolling and shopping while enjoying the lively atmosphere of the city.
  1. Avenida Ramón y Cajal:
    • Description: A shopping avenue in the centre of Marbella, known for its fashion shops, perfumeries, gift shops and restaurants. Here you will find a mix of international brands and local shops, as well as options for all tastes and budgets.
    • Address: Avenida Ramón y Cajal, Marbella, Málaga, Spain.
  2. Municipal Market of Marbella:
    • Description: This traditional market offers a wide variety of fresh produce, including fruits, vegetables, fish and meat. You’ll also find stalls selling local produce, such as olive oil, cheeses and wines. It is an ideal place to buy fresh ingredients and authentic Spanish products.
    • Address: Plaza de la Victoria, s/n, 29601 Marbella, Málaga, Spain.
  3. La Cañada Shopping Center:
    • Description: La Cañada is a large shopping center with a wide range of fashion stores, electronics, sports, and a supermarket.
    • Address: Carretera de Ojén, s/n, 29600 Marbella, Málaga, Spain.
    • Contact: +34 952 86 01 00.
    • Website:

Golf and sports

Although the residential density on the Golden Mile and Marbella Centre do not allow large golf course establishments, these areas have other sports activities and select clubs.

Manolo Santana Tennis Academy On the border between Marbella’s Golden Mile and Nueva Andalucia, there is the renowned Manolo Santana Tennis Academy, a centre specialized in tennis training for players of all levels, from beginners to professionals with first class facilities.

Puente Romano Tennis Club. Part of the famous Puente Romano hotel complex, this club offers 10 quality tracks, including clay surfaces and fast track.

  • Address: Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, 29602 Marbella, Málaga.
  • Contact: +34 952 82 09 00.
  • Web:

Plaza del Mar Centro Wellness. Plaza del Mar Wellness Centre. It has more than 3000 square meters, with all kinds of activities, including two swimming pools, sauna, spa, a fitness room, two rooms for collective activities and physiotherapy unit.

  • Address: Centro Ocio y Deporte Plaza del Mar, C. Camilo José Cela, 17, 29602 Marbella, Málaga.
  • Tel: 952 90 04 20

Monte Paraiso Golf. Located just two minutes from the center of Marbella in the direction of the mountain, this golf course designed by Manuel Piñero offers a unique experience with its 9 holes par 3 and stunning sea views. With its well-kept streets and wide greens, This 952-metre-long golf course features an even 27 course. The holes vary in length between 71 and 149 meters, with holes 3, 4 and 5 being the most challenging. The course design is a combination of hills, lakes and gentle slopes, offering golfers an exciting and dynamic challenge on every hole.

  • Address: Cam. de Camoján, 29602 Marbella, Málaga
  • Tel.: 952 85 75 23

Marbella Club Golf Resort . The Marbella Club Hotel on the Golden Mile extends its prestigious quality mark to an exceptional golf course, known as Marbella Club Golf, located just 20 minutes from the hotel. Designed by the renowned Dave Thomas, this 18-hole course offers spectacular panoramic views of the sea, the Rock of Gibraltar and the African coast. The course is designed around perfectly delimited streets, beautiful waterfalls, strategically located lakes and bunkers, as well as protected greens surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation including olive trees, cork oaks, carob trees, holm oaks, pines and wildflowers.


The nightlife in the area is centered in Puente Romano, in places like La Suite, Supper Club Marbella, or Monkey Club, but just by visiting La Plaza Puente Romano any night you can choose between several places with the best offer both in terms of gastronomy, as musical and, of course, ambient and contingent.

Olivia Valere, on the Istan road, which opened in 1997 and features a large dance floor, several bars and a generous outdoor terrace. It has several dining areas and dance floors in a luxurious nightclub featuring DJs and performance artists.

Alternatively, Bless, located in Marbellamar and with a spectacular terrace, is a place where everything can be enjoyed music by DJs and schisitos cocktails.

Moment Marbella, easily recognizable by passers-by and customers for its modern and impressive facade, which is located next to the business center Oasis and opposite the urbanization Oasis.

Funky Buddha Marbella, in Lomas de Marbella Club, is a glamorous nightclub with VIP lounge, terrace, DJs and gogos where concerts are also organized.

  • Cam. de la Cruz, s/n, 29602 Marbella, Málaga
  • 647244493

Volare Marbella Night

  • Arrabal la Caridad, 12, 29602 Marbella, Málaga
  • 639489838

YUMA Marbella

Additional nightlife options are available at this link on the Marbella Town Hall website.

Health centers

All modern sanitary facilities in Marbella are very close to Marbella Golden Mile. The public hospital Costa del Sol is 10-15 minutes by car, depending on where you are and the time of day. The Ochoa Clinic and the Quirón Hospital in the centre of Marbella are even closer, a few minutes away by car.

For children


As for private schools in this area, there are several options that are recognized for their academic excellence and high quality amenities. Some of the most prominent private schools in Marbella’s Golden Mile area include:

  • French International School of Marbella. EFIM is an educational institution that provides pre-school and primary education, standing out for its innovative trilingual approach. This approach is based on the combination of active pedagogies and is aligned with the French national education programme.
  • Swans International School  This private school offers a high quality British education from pre-school to high school. With a focus on academic excellence and comprehensive student development, Swans International School has modern facilities and an enriching learning environment. The headquarters of the primary school is on the same Golden Mile while the upper cycle has its location in Nagüeles.
  •  The British International School of Marbella – It is one of the leading schools in Marbella, where all teachers are English language mother; it offers exceptional education to students from 2 to 12 years old.
  • Marbella International University Centre MIUC is renowned for its Bologna accreditation, offering a transformative educational experience that prepares students for international careers in business, politics and advertising. With teaching entirely in English, MIUC is the ideal choice for those looking for a global education in a vibrant European environment. It offers specialized Bachelor and Master programs in Business, Politics and Advertising, with courses such as “Global Business Strategy” and “Political Communication”.
  • Les Roches – Les Roches is an outstanding international educational institution, recognized among the best in the world in the field of Hotel and Tourism Management. It is based on the Swiss model of experiential learning and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in areas related to hospitality, tourism and event management. Its mission is focused on training innovative entrepreneurs, with campuses located in Switzerland, Spain and China.
  • Bilingual College La Latina – It is a private bilingual school established in Marbella since 1969. It covers all stages of education from nursery, primary, to secondary and high school and English is taught as a fundamental subject from the age of los 3 años.

Real Estate Market

The Golden Mile of Marbella is one of the most luxurious destinations and known for its exclusivity, beauty and high standard of living. This translates into a very rich and dynamic real estate market whose analysis involves a great variability according to the type of property, specific location within the area, size, construction quality, views, and additional amenities:

Location: The proximity to the beach, the view (sea or mountain), and access to Marbella and Puerto Banus are critical factors that influence the price.

Size and Distribution: Greater area and an efficient distribution of space usually increase the value of the property.

Construction Quality and Finishes: High-end materials, exclusive design features and advanced technologies in the home add considerable value.

Amenities: Access to services such as 24/7 security, swimming pools, gyms, spas and social areas are highly valued.

Although the market encompasses properties of all price ranges, The Golden Mile specializes in luxury, and in this category offers a wide range of properties that fit different tastes and needs:

Luxury Villas

These properties offer the ultimate in exclusivity, with extensive gardens, private pools and, in many cases, direct access to the beach. Villas in this area often feature amenities such as gyms, home cinemas and advanced security. The villas on the Golden Mile are true works of architectural art, with designs ranging from classic Andalusian to modern contemporary. These properties typically include luxury features such as movie theaters, wine cellars, guest suites, internal elevators and advanced home automation systems to control lighting, weather and safety. Villas on the Golden Mile are the epitome of luxury and as such present the highest price range within the area’s real estate market. Starting prices for more modest villas on the Golden Mile can be around 2 million euros. However, for those properties with unique features, such as frontal sea views, extensive grounds, and ultra-luxurious amenities (infinity pools, direct access to the beach, advanced security systems, among others), prices can rise quickly, reaching 20 million euros or more.

Apartments and Penthouses

For those looking for a less extensive but equally luxurious property, apartments and penthouses in high-end urbanisations offer spectacular views, spacious terraces and access to community facilities such as swimming pools, gyms and 24-hour security. The apartments and penthouses of the Golden Mile stand out for their construction and high quality finishes. Kitchens are usually equipped with the latest premium brand appliances, and bathrooms offer luxury finishes with imported marbles. The spacious terraces offer ideal spaces for outdoor living, taking advantage of the Mediterranean climate. The apartments and penthouses offer a slightly more accessible price range, although always in the context of the luxury that characterizes the Golden Mile. For a high quality apartment in a good location, prices can start around 500,000 euros. Penthouses, especially those with spectacular views and spacious terraces, can see their prices start in the range of 1 to 2 million euros, with exceptional and large properties reaching 5 million euros or more.


Although less common on the Golden Mile, there is a selection of luxury townhouses available, offering a sense of community while maintaining a high level of privacy and exclusivity. Although less common, available townhouses offer the perfect combination of privacy and community. With access to common areas such as swimming pools, gardens and gyms, these townhouses are designed to maximize space and natural light, creating warm and welcoming environments. Prices for luxury townhouses can start around 1 million euros, depending on their size, location and the facilities offered within the complex.

Marbella’s Golden Mile is famous for hosting some of the most luxurious and exclusive developments in Europe. Each offers unique features, from direct access to the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean to panoramic views of the mountains and Marbella and whose properties can vary in price depending also on several the location within the urbanization, the size and condition of the property, the views, the amenities and the luxury finishes. In 2023, this was the price range that has marked the most famous properties in Marbella:

  • Marbella Club: This is one of the most iconic resorts, known for its luxury hotel, golf club and spa. Prices can range from approximately 2 million euros for apartments to more than 20 million for exclusive villas.
  • Puente Romano: Another renowned urbanization with a famous hotel, high-end restaurants and a tennis club. Apartments can start at 1.5 million euros, with larger villas and properties reaching 25 million euros or more.
  • Sierra Blanca: Located in the hills above the Golden Mile, it offers stunning views and luxury villas with 24 hour security. The prices of the villas can start around 2 million euros for properties on plots of about 1500m² with partial sea views, reaching over 20 million euros in larger properties with spectacular views. The plots have prices starting around 1000€/m², especially those with panoramic sea views. There are also apartment complexes with prices ranging from 380.000 euros for a 2 bedroom apartment to approximately 800.000 euros for larger penthouses.
  • Las Lomas del Marbella Club: Known for its luxurious apartments and villas, this urbanization offers tranquility and exclusivity. Here, the apartments can start at around 500,000 euros, and the villas can reach up to 10 million euros.
  • Nagüeles: Offers a mix of traditional houses and modern villas with easy access to Marbella and Puerto Banus. Prices for apartments start around 300,000 euros, while villas can range from 1 million to more than 5 million euros.
  • Cascada de Camoján: Located in the hills, it offers privacy and spectacular properties with sea and mountain views. Properties here can range from 2 million euros for townhouses and apartments to over 20 million for spectacular villas.
  • La Trinidad: A luxury apartment complex with extensive common areas, 24 hour security and swimming pools. The apartments can have prices from 700,000 euros to around 2 million euros.
  • Monte Paraíso: Close to the center of Marbella, this urbanization has high quality apartments, penthouses and townhouses. The apartments here can range from 400,000 euros to more than 2 million euros for penthouses with better views and finishes.
  • Altos de Puente Romano: A residential community located near the Puente Romano hotel, with luxury villas and apartments. Villas can cost between 2 and 10 million euros, depending on size and location.
  • Río Verde: Some of the properties closest to Puerto Banús, known for their direct access to the beach. Prices for properties near the beach can vary greatly, from 1 million euros for apartments to more than 15 million for beachfront villas.
  • El Ancón Sierra: An exclusive complex with villas and apartments offering stunning views and lots of privacy. Prices for apartments start around 500,000 euros, and villas can cost up to 5 million euros.
  • Alhambra del Mar: Located in the lower part of the Golden Mile, near the beach, known for its tropical gardens and luxury apartments. The apartments here can range between 1 million and 3 million euros, depending on the proximity to the beach and the characteristics of the property.
  • Oasis de Banús: Facing the beach, this complex is famous for its spacious apartments and sea views. Prices for luxury beachfront apartments can start at 2 million euros and exceed 5 million for exceptional units.
  • Mansion Club: A gated complex with high security and quality apartments and penthouses, located on the north side of the Golden Mile. The apartments in this gated community can range from 500,000 euros to more than 1 million euros.
  • La Carolina: A mix of villas and small apartment and townhouse communities located in the heart of the Golden Mile. Prices for villas start around 1.5 million euros, being able to reach 5 million or more, depending on the characteristics.

This list is not closed, as the Golden Mile is constantly evolving and developing, adding new and exclusive developments such as the recent EPIC Marbella development, a luxury resort development offering apartments with villa sizes and with the design signature of FENDI CASA.

Each of these developments offers a unique lifestyle with access to world-class facilities, making the Golden Mile a truly special place to live or invest.

Investment and Value

Investing in a property on the Golden Mile not only means acquiring a residence in one of the most exclusive areas, but also securing an asset that maintains its long-term value. The real estate market here is resilient, with constant demand ensuring a good appreciation of capital and luxury rental options, providing an excellent investment opportunity.

Investing in the Golden Mile is perceived not only as an opportunity to enjoy a luxury lifestyle, but also as a solid investment with long-term appreciation potential. Although prices are high, the exclusivity of the area and the constant demand for luxury properties help to maintain a relatively stable market.

It is crucial to have professional advice to navigate the Golden Mile real estate market, understanding that each property is unique and must be evaluated individually. As your real estate agent, my goal is to provide you with the information and support necessary to make an informed decision and ensure an investment in line with your lifestyle expectations and financial return.


Marbella and La Milla de Oro are easily accessible from and to the A-7 and N-340 coastal roads, as well as the AP-7 toll motorway. This accessibility ensures that you can reach the airport, the train station or Malaga city centre in just 40 minutes.

  • Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP): It is the closest international airport to Marbella, located approximately 45 minutes by car on the AP-7. It offers flights to destinations all over Europe and some intercontinental.
  • Malaga-Maria Zambrano Train Station: It is the nearest railway station to. It is located in Malaga, approximately 60 km from Marbella, and from Maria Zambrano station, travelers can use bus services, taxis, or car rental to reach Marbella. The journey by car or bus from Malaga to Marbella usually takes around 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the traffic and the means of transport chosen.
  • Gibraltar Airport (GIB): Although further away, it is another option to reach Marbella, especially suitable for visitors from some UK destinations. It’s about a two-hour drive.
  • Mediterranean Motorway (A-7): This coastal road connects Marbella with neighbouring towns and villages along the Costa del Sol, from Malaga to Gibraltar. The A-7 is a fast and free route that offers easy access to local areas.
  • Toll Motorway AP-7: Parallel to the A-7, this toll motorway extends from Malaga via Marbella to Estepona and beyond, offering a faster alternative to the A-7 with less traffic, ideal for long journeys.
  • Taxis and driver hire (VTC) services: Plentiful and easy to find, they offer another convenient way to get around Marbella and its surroundings.
  • Buses: Marbella is well served by local and intercity buses. The Marbella bus station connects the city with major national destinations such as Malaga, Madrid, and Andalusian cities, as well as local towns and the Costa del Sol.