Some 400 metres above the Mediterranean, perched atop olive, cork, and pine-covered ridges above deep valleys and with panoramic views of the coastline as far as Gibraltar and Morocco, the gated community of El Madroñal is home to around 150 exclusive, classically styled villas, many of which stand on sizeable plots.
Part of Benahavís’ municipal area and sheltered by the Serranía de Ronda, El Madroñal was originally owned and developed by the Parladé family, part of Marbella royalty, and later sold on to Thierry Roussel, who married an Onassis, making it a natural extension of Puerto Banús in the hills.
El Madroñal is less than 10 minutes by car up the picturesque road to Ronda, from either the N-340/A7 coastal road or AP7 toll highway. Malaga-Costa del Sol International Airport is just over half an hour’s drive away, while Gibraltar and its airport are about an hour distant.
For those looking for all the benefits of proximity to the beaches and services of Marbella and Puerto Banús, while wanting the peace and privacy, as well as those stunning views, offered by the countryside, El Madroñal boasts 24-hour security, a vast choice of sporting facilities close by, and some fantastic properties and plots to choose from.