When talking about exclusive areas in Europe, the jewel of the crown is found in the prestigious urbanization La Zagaleta.


Founded in 1991 and located at the foothills of the Serranía de Ronda, La Zagaleta has been built on an old hunting reserve of 900 hectares full of natural waterfalls, streams and hills that make it an unprecedented landscape in Europe.


Strategically located in a privileged environment, surrounded by centuries-old forests full of fir or oak trees, this wonderful area of the Costa del Sol offers opulence, discretion and privacy. Located in an elevated position within the municipality of Benahavís, its more than 230 luxury villas enjoy enviable views of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea during the whole year.


Well connection is also a strategic feature of this luxury urbanization. It has easy access by road through the AP7 and the N-340/A7 and is located near Malaga Airport. Its proximity to the luxurious city of Marbella and Puerto Banus allows its residents to enjoy the most exclusive leisure services of the Golden Mile just a 10-minute drive away.


Its lucky residents enjoy the security of total anonymity and privacy in this place. This is provided not only by the geographical location where La Zagaleta is located, but it is also one of the safest urbanizations in Europe: its access is private and fully restricted. For this reason, La Zagaleta has become the favorite place of residence for famous multinational businesspeople, former presidents or billionaires from all over the world. Among these illustrious residents we can find David Heinemeier Hansson, renowned Silicon Valley computer scientist, or Hans Snook, Orange Telecom founder.


This unique high-end residential complex offers luxurious golf courses at the service of its lucky residents, as well as a sports club, Riding Club and its own helipad. All arranged in order to enjoy luxury at the highest level.


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Luxury villas for sale in La Zagaleta

La Zagaleta is currently known for being the most luxurious real estate complex in Europe. For this reason, the average price of its exclusive properties oscillates from 10,000,000 euros to around 30,000,000 euros. Then it is obvious to say that in La Zagaleta it is not characteristic to find apartment complexes, but its properties are luxury villas located on huge private plots of more than 3,000m2. In order to guarantee both the natural environment that characterizes this place, as well as the privacy of its residents, these villas are separated from each other.


If strolling around its streets full of carefully maintained vegetation, private roads will lead you to dream properties: from villas with all the most luxurious amenities, to gigantic mansions that have countless private services such as gym, sauna, spa, cinema room, heated pool or the latest technology.


Before starting with the construction of any of these wonderful villas in La Zagaleta its distribution is studied in detail. This makes the most of its natural location, on the hillside, providing all the villas with spectacular panoramic views of both the mountain and the Mediterranean Sea. For that reason, the design of most of its contemporary villas have been created in order to take advantage of these views, with large windows in most of the rooms of the property in order to provide the property with great natural light throughout the day.


Construction with the highest quality materials on the market is present in all properties. In La Zagaleta it is possible to find classic-styled villas with marble floors, delicate interior decorations with famous works of art or mahogany furniture, mixed with properties where avant-garde equipment and the latest technology predominate, whose modern aesthetic is based on the use of natural materials and textures such as stone and wood, and where open spaces take on great importance.


In the properties for sale in La Zagaleta, the exterior is considered just as important as the interior. We can find spacious and perfectly manicured gardens, where in many cases infinity pools are located on the edge of the hill; as well as jacuzzis, barbecue areas where you can spend time with family and friends or chill out areas where you can relax.


From Hidde-James we are proud to have a luxury villa in La Zagaleta among our selection of unique properties, which positions the term 'luxury' on a level never seen before.


Luxury services in La Zagaleta

Dazzling private golf courses


At this magnificent place, you can find two of the most important private golf courses in southern Europe. In an idyllic setting surrounded by lush nature we find the Old Course; designed in 1991 by Brand Benz and redesigned in 2016 by Marc Westernborg, and the exclusive New Course, built in 2005.


Both places offer two unique golf experiences spread over 18 and 36 holes respectively, being very different from each other due to their game and configuration characteristics.


Old Course and New Course Clubhouse


Each of these great golf courses in Marbella has its own Clubhouse. In this way we find the huge Old Course Clubhouse, with an extension of more than 5,000 square meters, and the Clubhouse of the New Course, with a smaller extension, but with a similar level of opulence.


Inside the wonderful complex of La Zagaleta we can find both indoor and outdoor spaces with a careful design down to the smallest detail, in which to hold business meetings or social events such as gala dinners, weddings or concerts. The professional team dedicated to the organization of such events have been carefully selected based on their extensive experience and creativity. Taking care in detail of all aspects of the event: from the welcome, arrangement of areas to the decoration, chosen by renowned stylists and interior decorators. All this in order to ensure a great success in your event.


In addition, if necessary, La Zagaleta offers its own catering in which prestigious international chefs design customized menus with the best local products.


La Zagaleta Riding Club


For those most interested in the equestrian field, in the famous Riding Club of La Zagaleta it is possible to find twenty stables, six paddocks as well as training and jumping spaces of first level. The pure-bred horses and ponies of La Zagaleta Riding Club receive all the necessary care, as well as regular veterinary revisions. In addition, here it is possible to receive riding lessons for both children and adults of all levels.


Under a classic architectural design with rural details, this place greatly exceeds the expectations of the most demanding visitors.


Tennis and Paddle Club


Located in a privileged place and surrounded by a splendorous vegetation that immerses its visitors in the authentic Mediterranean atmosphere, we find this exclusive Tennis and Paddle Club. Here, residents can practice such sports privately, as well as receive learning and improvement classes from world-class professionals.


The Tennis Club has a hard court and a clay court, where you can enjoy your favorite sport in a totally private way, with access only to owners, family and friends.


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Exclusive services for residents

La Zagaleta offers its residents all kinds of tailor-made luxury services, such as helicopter transfer from the helipad of the urbanization or transfers by yacht and car. In addition, if you wish to receive personal advice or buy in the best boutiques of Puerto Banus, it is possible to request the services of a personal shopper who will help you to choose, according to your tastes, among the best brands of clothing, jewelry or decoration.


If you wish to obtain tailor-made services for your home, La Zagaleta provides services for the care and maintenance of gardens, swimming pools, laundry and cleaning or safe custody of keys, among many others.


The residential complex of La Zagaleta combines in perfect harmony the most luxurious villas that your mind can imagine with a series of exquisite services. All this, surrounded by an ever-alive nature, make this place one of the greatest paradises in Europe.


From Hidde-James, we are proud to have one very luxury villa in La Zagaleta among our selection of unique auction properties, which positions the term 'luxury auction' on a level never seen before.