Marbella residential areas: Hacienda las Chapas
A small but select area, Hacienda las Chapas is one of the appealing and exclusive residential zones on the east side of Marbella. Situated roughly between Elviria – the main centre for shopping, dining and professional services in Marbella East – and the pretty little marina of Cabopino, it is close to the coastal road yet the elegant villas that make up Hacienda las Chapas enjoy peace and seclusion amid the fragrant cover of Mediterranean umbrella pine.
These beautiful coastal pine trees are a natural feature of the area, and one of the reasons why this is amongst the most beautiful parts of Marbella. Just across from Hacienda las Chapas, the protected coastal reserve of the Artola dune system offers walking routes that lead through the best dunes and umbrella pine stands on the Costa del Sol. Walk on and you come to a series of long, sandy beaches that also include a nudist section.
From here it is a short stroll to the marina of Cabopino, which with its cosy setting and collection of restaurants and cafés facing the yacht harbour is of unparalleled charm. Stretching all along this coastal area are traditional fish restaurants, trendy beach clubs such as Nikki Beach, Sylt and La Cabane, as well as ‘chiringuitos’, laid-back wooden beach bars where it is a pleasure just to relax with a drink to the sound of the Mediterranean Sea.
Amenities and lifestyle
The lifestyle enjoyed in this part of Marbella is one of peace, privacy and security. An ideal setting for elegant living and family life, whereby the inspiring sea and mountain views afforded by the gently elevated position of Hacienda las Chapas provides a wonderful backdrop to an outdoor, sociable lifestyle made possible by quite possibly the best climate in Europe.
At your fingertips are the shops, café society and dining of Elviria, Cabopino marina, the coastal village of La Cala de Mijas and Marbella town, some ten minutes distant. La Cañada shopping centre and Puerto Banús (with its El Corte Inglés department store) are between ten and fifteen minutes from your doorstep. The area is also home to three of the top schools in Marbella: the English International College, Deutsche Schule and the Colegio Ecos.
Sport facilities are similarly abundant in the area, as Hacienda las Chapas is surrounded by golf courses and racquet clubs. Surfers and kitesurfers flock to the beaches when the winds are right, and Cabopino Marina offers yachting at less than five minutes from your home. The golf courses on your immediate doorstep are Cabopino Golf and the Santa María Golf Club, with the Marbella Golf & Country Club, Santa Clara Golf, Río Real Golf & Hotel and La Cala Golf Resort just a short distance further. In addition there is also the pretty nine-hole Greenlife Golf course that is ideal for those wanting a practice run or short game in beautiful surroundings.
Besides tennis and paddle tennis, the racquet clubs are also a social hub and great place to meet up with friends and keep the children occupied. Near Hacienda las Chapas they include the Club del Sol, the Tennis & Sports Club Don Carlos, Royal Tennis Club Marbella and Hofs Tennis Marbella. With beach walks and hiking trails into the nearby hills, this part of the world offers a healthy lifestyle, but should you need it there are private clinics and also the main Costa del Sol hospital nearby.
Hacienda las Chapas properties
As you follow the peaceful, leafy roads into Hacienda las Chapas the land slopes up almost imperceptibly, yet standing on the lawns, terraces and by the panoramic swimming pools of its elegant villas you realise the gentle rise is enough to guarantee wonderful views amid greenery of the Mediterranean Sea, the coastal area and past golf courses to the mountain ranges beyond.
The properties found here rank among the finest in the area east of Marbella, giving villas in Hacienda las Chapas one of the very best addresses in the region. It is an established area with exclusive medium to large villas set on spacious, almost level plots with mature gardens. For more information about the setting and the beautiful villas for sale in Hacienda las Chapas please contact our team at AMREIN FISCHER.