Guadalmina Baja Vs Los Monteros

Marbella has undeniably a luxurious appeal and is ranked among the most glamorous year-round sunshine destinations in Europe. With a renowned high–end property market on the Costa del Sol with nearby airport and wide variety of international schools, keeps developing and attracting affluent home buyers willing to invest in a coastal residential property. What are the factors that influence a buyer´s decision when buying in an area, when an exclusive area is his focal point? One of the first questions to answer would probably be whether he prefers views or proximity to the beach, which translates to whether he would be looking mountainside or beachside. In both cases Marbella area offers several attractive options to choose from. Marbella Unique Properties would like to guide you through the most exciting residential areas in Marbella, therefore we have prepared a detailed, comparative guide that will be talked about regularly in our blogs. In this blog we have chosen to look closely at two exclusive beachside residential areas: Guadalmina Baja and Los Monteros.  Both urbanizations have a long and rich history, dating back to the end of the 50’s and the 60’s, when visionary businessmen realized the real estate potential of the agricultural land and developed two privileged residential oasis, iconic places, continuously chosen by the Spanish jet-set year after year as their summer refuge.


Guadalmina Baja is located west of Marbella town, between the barely noticeable stream Arroyo del Chopo and the Guadalmina river, on the northern side divided from Guadalmina Alta by the A7 highway. Only 3 minutes by car to the traditional Spanish town of San Pedro, just over 5 minutes to the famous marina of Puerto Banus and a short drive on to Marbella town center.

Los Monteros is located in Marbella East, between Rio Real and Las Chapas Playa. Less than 10 minutes drive to Marbella old town, approximately 10 minutes to the famous Cabopino Marina and natural virgin beaches. Positioned within a few minutes drive from the renowned Hospital Costa del Sol.


Guadalmina baja is well structured, wide streets lined with Cyprus trees, with sidewalks that are numbered rather than named, affording the feel of a gardener’s paradise. Large flat plots offer exceptional privacy, and range from originally 2.000m2 – up to and over 8.000m2 for 1 single family residence.

Los Monteros boasts charming winding streets with unique tiled benches to relax in an extremely natural pine tree setting. The land is undulated offering owners the possibility of stunning views to the sea.


Guadalmina baja is a very secure neighborhood with cameras through the streets and a 24 hour driving security service.

Los Monteros is equally secure, the gated community with 24 hour security service with guards regularly driving along the streets.

In addition to the communal security, most properties in both urbanizations contract their own private security system.


Guadalmina baja comprises mainly of large villas, here can be found some of the most luxurious of Marbella’s mansions, but there are also a couple of luxurious apartment complexes such as Parque del Sol or Hoyo 15 and a picturesque, pueblo style complex of townhouses called Pueblo Guadalmina.

Los Monteros is a neighborhood made up of exclusive family residences but there is also a small but very luxurious and private apartment complex within it.


Guadalmina baja boasts a spectacular beachside 5 star hotel Guadalmina with amazing beach facilities such as a frontline sea swimming pool with chill/out area, restaurant with sea views and golf course with the last hole finishing right on the beach.

Los Monteros the urbanization was built around the Los Monteros Hotel, one of the most famous and established 5 star hotels in Marbella. Since its opening in 1962 welcoming numerous famous guests such as pop stars, actors, aristocracy etc… This hotel offered the first golf course in the municipality, currently called Rio Real Golf course.


Guadalmina baja beach is classified as a stone beach. This tranquil family beach provides tourist facilities such as chiringuitos and beach clubs. Close to the beach club Dantonelas there are remains of the Roman Baths and the 16th century defensive watch tower which can be admired from close proximity, even though not opened to the public.

Los Monteros beach is one of the nicest beaches in Marbella East, Marbella East being famous for the best beaches in Marbella, wide and with natural sandy dunes and offering excellent facilities. Los Monteros beach boasts the famous beach club La Cabane, ideal for events and weddings.


Guadalmina baja boasts an extremely well known purpose built Junior private Spanish school “Colegio San José” with the original junior and secondary school in Estepona town center. This school offers fantastic facilities including a great sports center.

Los Monteros in its proximity is a fantastic variety of quality schools from the Juan Hoffman German School, to the Alboran College Spanish private school to the English International College, each option unique in its own right.

When searching for the right location for your exclusive property, Marbella UnIque Properties is on hand to guide you through this exciting process. We look forward to your call.