The most exciting residential areas of Marbella East

Marbella East throughout the years has become one of the most exciting and dynamic parts of Marbella to invest and live in, the residential area extends from Río Real to Cabopino and is set to evolve and mature beyond the range of many other parts of Marbella as it still offers scope for development. This area is ideal due to its unique infrastructure with properties strategically located in close proximity to amenities and facilities, luxury hotels, beaches and golf courses.

RIO REAL – “the most dynamic”

One of the most exciting and dynamic residential areas of Marbella East, located right next to Marbella town, extending between Arroyo Paloma and Arroyo Realejo. The Rio Real area boasts one of the best Golf courses in Marbella, luxurious hotels and a diverse choice of properties. The spectacular Rio Real Golf course, suitable for every player runs 6 km alongside the Rio Real River all the way down to the sea. The elegant Andalusian style Hotel Río Real Golf is located in the very heart of the course. Another luxurious hotel in the area, Incosol Hotel Medical Spa, boasts the largest beauty and health care center in Spain.

Rio Real is very diverse offering established residential complexes of apartments, amazing front line golf villas to contemporary developments still under construction. Rio Real’s beaches boasts the famous Trocadero beach club and restaurant.


Bahia de Marbella is a beautiful consolidated residential area mainly comprising of apartments and townhouses, many with sea views and within stunning gated communities with tropical gardens with beautiful swimming pools. Charming traditional Spanish beach restaurants open onto deep sandy beaches offering activities and water sports for the whole family.

LOS MONTEROS – “The most exclusive”

One of the most exclusive and prestigious urbanizations in the Marbella area with a very long and interesting history, attracting the Spanish and International jet-set ever since. This beautiful beachside residential area with pine trees and winding streets is developed around the renowned Los Monteros Hotel. This luxurious 5 star hotel has welcomed, since its opening in 60’, numerous famous guests such as pop stars, actors and aristocracy. Located between Bahía de Marbela and Las Chapas Playa, Los Monteros boasts stunning villas with wonderful views and sales prices up to 25.000.000€. These fascinating properties, within a gated community with security guards are very private and welcome VIP guests.

Los Monteros beach, one of the nicest in Marbella East, boasts a luxurious beach club called La Cabane with exquisite service, VIP areas and spa. Within a short distance from Los Monteros there are several well-known private and International schools and the highly regarded state hospital Costa del Sol, just across the highway.

EL ROSARIO – “the most consolidated”

Montainside, villas, tennis club private

Located just behind the coastline, opposite the Las Chapas beachside area, we find the charming area of El Rosario. This community of magnificent homes is almost only comprising of luxury villas. Surrounded by peaceful winding streets, with one main secure entrance and exit. To the lower part of the area an established shopping center with restaurants, supermarket and coffee shops. 2 extremely well known tennis clubs with gymnasiums.



Crossing the highway from El Rosario we find the stunning beachside residential area of Las Chapas Playa, a structured and established beachside area typically comprising of traditional villas, many modernized throughout the years with easy access to the beach. A selection of beach bars and restaurants are set frontline to the sea and an ideal location for year round living close to Marbella town. The well-known Spanish private school of Las Chapas is located in this area.


Marbesa, an established beachside area of year round residential property. Originally one of the most popular areas of Marbella East, positioned on a gentle slope reaching down to the sea, this area is quiet large and mainly offers villas, with additional apartment complexes set back behind the villa areas, many also with beautiful views. The majority of villas are low-rise and set in cul-du-sac streets offering privacy and tranquility.


Elviria is one of the most established residential areas of Marbella East, famous for its iconic beachside luxury hotel with its tall tower that can be seen from afar – Hotel Don Carlos with beach resort and Niki Beach beachclub. Elviria offers a large commercial center split into 2 main parts with all amenities and services just off the main coast road. This area is surrounded by nature and large forests. Up the hill to both individual villas and apartment complexes, many villas having been developed in the 1960s-1990s set on large plots and modernized since many enhancing their original Mediterranean architectural styles.  The area with stunning views offers peace and tranquility in its surroundings.

CABOPINO – “the most magical”

This magical area of marine pine forests and sandy dunes is located to the most eastern point of Marbella and has it all: fabulous beaches, a picturesque marina, a wonderful golf course and an excellent choice of properties. The beachside area of Cabopino boasts Marbella’s most beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear waters and the emblematic historical sight Torre Ladrones – “the Tower of thiefs”, that makes for stunning holiday shots. The Cabopino beach borders The Artola dunes natural park to one side and The Cabopino marina to the other. The marina boasts a large number of beach bars “Chiringuitos” and restaurants and is surrounded by a quality urban complex, completely integrated into its surrounding natural setting. The mountain side of Cabopino boasts a beautiful 18 hole golf course surrounded by pine trees with spectacular sea views and excellent facilities including a golf academy.

The whole Cabopino area enjoys a great variety of quality apartments, townhouses and villas, including frontline beach and front line golf. The Cabopino villas style varies from Andalusian to classical to contemporary; and prices range between 800.000 and 4.000.000€. The heavenly Cabopino is just 13 km away from the Marbella center and just few minutes’ drive from all the services and amenities of its neighboring Calahonda area.


Marbella East is an ideal setting for a year round property, or a holiday home to enjoy for a short period and possibility rent throughout the year. Marbella Unique Properties is proud to offer a wide selection of homes in the area and would be delighted to help find your ideal Marbella East property.

Beautiful 4 bedroom family villa in Elviria, Marbella East

Beautiful 4 bedroom family villa in Elviria, Marbella East

Sale Price: 1.595.000€

  • Reference. 239-01374P
  • 360 m² Built
  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths

This charming, south facing villa with great views to the Mediterranean is located in a quiet and private area of Elviria in Marbella East. The renovated property is set on a large plot of 1440 m2 with ...

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Spectacular frontline property set right on the Costa Bella beach

Spectacular frontline property set right on the Costa Bella beach

Sale Price: 5.000.000€ Price on application

  • Reference. 239-01279P
  • 382 m² Built
  • 6 beds
  • 4 baths

A recently built frontline villa with the highest standards, mixing modern sophistication and simple elegance. South facing, the property enjoys incomparables sea views and magnificent sunsets. The use ...

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