COSTA DEL SOL
A paradise on earth
El Paraíso, or ‘The Paradise’, is one of the largest and most established luxury developments on the Costa del Sol, located in the municipality of the small but famous town of Benahavís. The latter includes the world famous La Zagaletta Country Club, the Marbella Club Golf Resort, the Golf & Country Club Monte Mayor as well as the La Quinta development, Los Arqueros, the Flamingo Golf Club and the Benahavís Hills Country Club.
The urbanization is divided into three areas. The first is El Paraíso Alto, which is the highest part of the development and offers breathtaking and incomparable views of Marbella, the sea and Gibraltar. Secondly, El Paraíso Medio, which is mainly situated on the development’s own 18-hole golf course, designed by Gary Player, and offers stunning views of the Monte Mayor mountains, and thirdly, El Paraíso Barronal, which is situated on the beach side.
El Paraiso has always been a retreat for prominent and wealthy people. For example, the world famous singer ‘Prince’ and his wife Mayte Garcia had a luxury residence in Paraiso Alto, and also the brother of the King of Saudi Arabia, Prince Sultan ibn Abd al-Aziz, has a huge palace in the middle of the golf course.
Generally, El Paraíso is an insiders’ tip, but it is so popular because it offers the utmost privacy, tranquility and security, yet is centrally located in close proximity to San Pedro (5 minutes), Puerto Banús (10 minutes) and Marbella City (15 minutes). The clear building regulations and the fact that there are hardly any vacant plots of land, rule out further dense and uncontrolled development.
The entire surrounding infrastructure consists of beach clubs, restaurants, cafes, hotels, shopping centers, banks, international schools as well as various tennis and golf clubs, yet you feel undisturbed in El Paraíso. Malaga International Airport is a 45 minute drive away, as is Gibraltar.
Highlights of the area
Belair Tennis Club
El Paraíso Golf Club
Atalaya Golf and Country Club
Selwo – Aventura
San Pedro International College
Marbella International College