All About Elviria
A Captivating Microcosm of Marbella’s Renowned Lifestyle with Superb Properties
Elviria offers homebuyers an alluring mix of village-style ambience and high-end lifestyle comforts. It is not far from Marbella’s famous hotspots for those who like to enjoy a touch of glamour nearby but also sufficiently secluded to be ideal for families with less party-orientated priorities. The urbanisation extends from verdant urban heights down to a bustling commercial centre, and across the main coastal road to one of Marbella’s chic beachside areas. Here is all you need to know about this hugely appealing area of Marbella.
Diverse Urban Community
Like most modern residential hubs in Marbella, Elviria essentially began as a small urban centre for Spanish locals and the first international residents. Currently, there is no well-defined “pueblo-style” town centre, but the geographic heart of the sprawling resort is home to a town hall office, church, post office and other general administrative and commercial services.
Elvira is essentially divided into two parts – mountain-side and seaside – but all its distinctive areas merge seamlessly into each other. And most are within walking distance of the commercial centre and beach – albeit perhaps with a refreshing pit-stop along the way.
Elviria’s high-quality and low-density urbanisations are usually in elevated positions that provide superb views over the Mediterranean, many are frontline or just a short wedge shot from golf courses, and most enjoy a picture-postcard mountain backdrop.
Private villas are intermingled with low-rise apartment complexes, and are connected to other parts of the estate through tree-lined avenue and luxuriantly mature vegetation, mostly pine trees and cork oaks.
Elviria is a comfortable 10 to 15-minute drive from Marbella’s town centre (10 kilometres approximately), past other popular residential areas including Marbesa, El Rosario, Cabopino and Las Chapas. It is at the easternmost corner of Marbella municipality, bordering Mijas and extending up to Ojén (where Julio Iglesias used to spend family holidays at his vast mountain estate) and La Mairena high above the coast.
Offering breath-taking views of snow-peaked Sierra Nevada (in winter) and the northern Africa coastline and Rock of Gibraltar (on clear days), La Mairena is a gateway to the Sierra de las Nieves national park and UNESCO biosphere. Down on the coast Elvira is linked to some of Marbella’s most attractive beaches by a highway overpass that is safe and convenient for pedestrians and urban mobility vehicles.
Residents have excellent access to Málaga-Costa del Sol International Airport, which is one of Europe’s major air transport hubs. The airport is 30-45 minutes by car, depending on traffic and whether or not you opt to take the tollway from Calahonda (Mijas Costa). Málaga is also linked by a high-speed rail network to other parts of Spain, including Madrid, Granada and Sevilla, for day excursions away from the coast or longer getaways.
Elviria enjoys a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, highlighted by hot summers (refreshed with revitalising sea breezes), mild winters, and exquisitely temperate springs and autumns.
First-Class Services and Amenities
The commercial centre has a comprehensive range of family-friendly establishments for dining, as well as bars with late-night opening hours and al fresco terraces. Just about every cuisine can be savoured, from Spanish tapas and “menus del día” (special daily menus) to Italian, Indian, Thai, Chinese, Nordic and British.The beach area also offers many top restaurants for gourmet dining, and classic “chiringuitos” (beach bars) for more informal socialising.
The culinary showpiece, in an idyllic Elviria Hills lakeside setting, is El Lago Restaurant, which not only serves as Greenlife Golf’s clubhouse but has also maintained a Michelin star since 2005 and is Km0-certified thanks to its creative commitment to using sustainable and local products. Greenlife, which includes a state-of-the-art academy and par-three executive course, is one of three golf clubs in the area, also including the 18-hole Santa Maria Golf Club and El Soto golf and leisure complex. A short distance away, in El Rosario, is Santa Clara Golf Marbella and Marbella Golf & Country Club (both 18-hole championship layouts), with Río Real on the eastern outskirts of Marbella town.
An ample array of other sports amenities can be found in the area, including tennis and padel tennis courts, wellness and fitness centres, nautical activities, and even walking football for over-50s. For a younger (and more intrepid) crowd, the Aventura Amazonia tree adventure park is conveniently located next to the commercial centre.
For those keen to enjoy Marbella’s famous champagne lifestyle, Nikki Beach in Elviria Playa opens seasonally with an extravaganza of chilled-out DJ music, daytime lounging, evening partying and grandly themed fiestas, while the nearby Don Carlos Resort & Spa also has its own sumptuous beach club.
Public health services and private clinics are available in the surrounding area, the Hospital Costa del Sol is just five minutes along the coastal highway, and Elviria (and Marbella in general) is well-serviced with international private schools, including the English International College (E.I.C.) on the coast and the German College in La Mairena.
Elviria offers homebuyers a wonderfully laidback ambience in a setting that is safe and secure for families, richly cosmopolitan, and perfectly located for exploring other areas of Marbella – and further afield. Most importantly, there are property options for all preferences and requirements – and dreams of a fantastic new life in the sun. All you have to do is contact our team at Promas Estates, and we will show you why so many different nationalities, from all walks of life, have happily made Elviria their home.