In 1962 the renowned architect José Banús Mas bought a piece of land west of Marbella stretching for several kilometers up to San Pedro de Alcántara. Historically the area was mainly used for bull breeding and bull fighting but the architect from Madrid had other plans and transformed it into an attractive coastal area called Nueva Andalucia.
At the waterfront he designed the posh harbor Puerto Banús, to which he gave his name. Further up inland he constructed large residential estates scattered with small commercial centers and restaurants all the way to the main central highway AP-7 in the north.
If Puerto Banús is the fancy club where you go to see and be seen, then Nueva Andalucía is its chill-out lounge. The leafy streets of the residential areas ooze lush tranquility while being supported by the breathtaking scenery. The whole area is dotted with lakes, back dropped by the imposing La Concha mountain peak and fringed by celebrated golf courses.
Combine the numerous golf opportunities with the tranquil feeling of the pueblo and the excellent choice of villa and townhouse properties with spectacular mountain and sea views and you understand the popularity of this development.