Marbesa and Las Chapas
Marbesa and Las Chapas, urbanisations situated just east of Elviria in Marbella, are the seaward extension of Hacienda Las Chapas and form attractive seaside residential areas.
Las Chapas is located along the coastal A-7 road that links Marbella with Fuengirola. Situated about 12,5 kilometres from Marbella’s centre, it is about 15 minutes removed from both towns, as well as around 40 minutes from Málaga International Airport. Where Hacienda Las Chapas is a leafy villa suburb in the gentle hills just north of the coastal road, Marbesa and Las Chapas are adjoining areas of villas and luxury apartment complexes that flow down gentle slopes to the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean Sea.
Many of the properties here are within walking distance of the shore and most enjoy lovely sea views, with many amenities within in easy reach. These include private and international schools, clinics, shops, supermarkets, restaurants, beach clubs, spas, cafés, tapas bars, gyms, tennis clubs and of course golf. Right on your doorstep are beachside restaurants and chiringuito bars, the famous El Rancho grill restaurant known for its excellent steaks and fantastic wine cellar, a pharmacy and also the Cabopino Golf Club, while the yacht harbour of the same name is one of the prettiest marinas on the Costa del Sol, and also home to a charming cluster of eateries, bars and cafés.
Though beachside residential areas in Marbella, Marbesa and Las Chapas enjoy the kind of gentle slopes that offer fantastic sea views, add the signature coastal umbrella pines of this region and you have a pretty living environment made up of peaceful, leafy streets lined with mostly medium-sized villas and attractive apartment complexes set within semi-tropical gardens. Nearby are long stretches of sandy beach complete with pretty dunes and the protected natural zone of Dunas de Artola, while head ten minutes inland and you come to a wonderland of hill country views and trails perfect for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding.
Nature is nearby, but so are local beachside fish restaurants, chiringuito beach bars and trendy cocktail venues right by the sand. The main hospital of the Costa del Sol is ten minutes away by car and you will also find lots of children’s activities in the area.
Apart from the yachting and water sports offered by the Cabopino marina, the eastern part of Marbella is known for its choice of excellent golf courses, including those of Santa María Golf, the Marbella Golf Club, Santa Clara and Río Real. This is added to by a good range of racquet clubs offering tennis and paddle, as well as professional gymnasiums and even the Marbella Rugby Club, rounding off a very complete active lifestyle offer in this part of the Costa del Sol.
Marbesa and Las Chapas Properties
These well-located but peaceful residential areas with little passing traffic offer an ideal living environment close to all amenities but surrounded by greenery and sea views. The villas and plots here tend to be small to medium-sized, and while the homes come in a wide range of architectural styles, shapes and amenities, many offer contemporary comforts. There are also excellent choices for those looking for a beautifully renovated and modernised home, or indeed an older villa in a top location that offers fantastic restoration potential. The villas for sale in Marbesa and Las Chapas are typically spacious and attractive, set in lush gardens with large swimming pools, and also benefit from being close to sandy beaches with great waterside facilities. The rental potential for is very good thanks to this setting close to beaches and a wide range of amenities, making the Marbesa and Las Chapas urbanisations a little gem sometimes overlooked but well worth discovering.