The urbanisations of Elviria and El Rosario are located a short distance from the N340 dual carriageway, within easy reach of Marbella.
These urbanisations once where little more than a few houses, due to their close location to Marbella as well as to access to the beaches on the Costa del Sol and amenities nearby made these two locations a preferred spot for foreigners to purchase property.
Of the two El Rosario and Elviria, El Rosario has more amenities on hand, a popular beach side as well as being host to Santa Clara Golf Club.
There is also the popular El Casco Tennis club and Ivy restaurant which is located at El Casco Tennis Club. The Ivy Restaurant offers a good range of international cuisine in a very pleasant environment.
Within the area known as El Casco, you will also find a range of shops and basic amenities.
A few hundred yards from El Casco, you will come across Santa Clara Golf club. Santa Clara Golf is a par 71 18 hole course designed by Enrique Canales Busquets and inaugurated in 2001. The course is set against a backdrop of beautiful scenery; it is close to the sea and has a terrific club house.
Once more, within close proximity to Santa Clara golf and El Casco, within the urbanisation El Rosario you will come across the famous Los Monteros 5 star hotel. The hotel can be reached from Malaga airport via the N340 coastal road, or alternatively via the AP7 toll road.
The architecture varies from one side of the road to the other, whilst a high proportion of properties on the beach side of El Rosario are apartments, across the road and away from Santa Clara Golf, you will find mainly villas with large gardens. On the other hand, Elviria consists of a number of villas but the higher you go up the mountain, the more apartment complexes you will come across.
Both, Elviria and El Rosario have proven to be highly popular locations for foreigners of different nationalities, the attraction of being close to Marbella and all the activities on the Costa del Sol, yet being surrounded by countryside has certainly been a big influence for those in search of a home in Spain.
Malaga Airport is located within 30 to 45 minutes from these two urbanisations, you may reach the airport via the coastal road, the N340 or alternatively via the AP7 toll road.