La Zagaleta is a resort and residential development located in Benahavís, Spain. The urbanization is one of the best in Europe and has become synonymous with the Costa del Sol’s luxury lifestyle since its creation 30 years ago. It covers nearly 900 hectares of wooded hillsides and valleys, with breathtaking views over the Mediterranean Sea and the Serranía de Ronda mountain range.
Within a 20-minute drive, you can get to the centre of Marbella (20 kilometres from the south entrance), Puerto Banús and the Golden Mile (13 kilometres), and Benahavís (14 kilometres). Estepona is less than 30 kilometres away and can be reached by car in under half an hour. The nearest beach, Cortijo Blanco in San Pedro de Alcántara, is 11 kilometres away or less than 15 minutes.
La Zagaleta is a gated, secure community of exclusive high-end homes that has managed to maintain a relaxed country club feel. Residents have access to world-class leisure and sports amenities, including two golf courses, an equestrian centre, tennis club, two clubhouses, and a concierge service.
Property owners and a limited number of external members benefit from unlimited use of golf courses, practice areas, the racquet club, equestrian centre, and access to clubhouses, restaurants and other services. Optional services and sports lessons are offered at a discount for members, family and guests. Enquiries can be made through the urbanization’s management team into requirements for admission and the costs of joining the Country Club as a member.
Prices for land range from 1.5 million euros and can climb to over 10 million for the largest plots with the best views in the most in-demand sectors. Resale villas start from around three million euros and exceed the 20 million-euro mark, while the asking price for the very finest and largest new-build properties can be more than 30 million euros.
La Zagaleta offers residents unrivalled levels of privacy and safety, thanks to 24-hour, state-of-the-art security systems, highly-trained personnel and gated entrances.
Privacy has long been one of the biggest selling points of La Zagaleta. The urbanization is reputed to have a number of famous residents, including actors, football players, and other celebrities. But, in recent years, the profile of buyers has changed significantly, with a growing share of younger residents from places like Scandinavia.