El Rosario

El Rosario is a styleful villa area on a green sloping hill close to the beach. The area is famous for its peaceful setting with beautiful lanes with luxury villas on it. One of the landmarks in the area is the commercial zone on the bottom of el Rosario. El Rosario is located around 5 kilometers east of the center of Marbella, between Elviria and los Monteros. It originally was built around a two hundred year old cortijo and later attracted people of all kind of nationalities to come and live in there. Amongst residents are Spanish, German, English, Dutch, Belgian, Scandinavian, American, Irish and more nationalities.

Property in El Rosario

Most people in el Rosario live in villas on large plots. Prices for villas in el Rosario start around 450.000 euros for older villas to renovate up to over 3 million euros for the most exclusive properties.

Next to the commercial center you can find a couple of restaurants of which the best know is tge restaurante don Quijote, famous for its international/belgian cuisine and its pleasant ambiance with indoor and outdoor dining. You will also find an Italian restaurant in the same street as don Quijote, next to the entrance to the el Casco tennis club.

Shops in El Rosario

El Rosario has a Supersol supermarket and a newspaper shop for the daily shopping. There is also a German bakery where you can buy freshly baked bread and have a simple but tasteful lunch for a decent price. On the beach of Costabella just below el Rosario you will find a couple of more restaurants of which las Flores and el Rinconcito are the most famous ones. Bono's beach is one of the trendiest beach clubs east of Marbella and stands only second to the famous Nikki beach club in Elviria. The beach by the way is splendid and stretches all the way from Elviria to Marbella.

El Casco tennis is one of the best appreciated tennis clubs in greater Marbella and has around 10 clay courts and a couple of hard courts. On site there is also a restaurant. Golf lovers can choose between two 18 holes golf courses, the Marbella golf and country club and the famous Santa Clara course. Rio real golf and Santa Maria golf are also within a 5 km radius. At Bono´s beach all kind of water sport activities can be enjoyed and funny beach with a karting and more activities is only a five minute drive from el Rosario.

One very important asset el Rosario has is its variety in schools and colleges. The area hosts two international private colleges and one Spanish one. The English international college in Ricmar is located exactly in between Elviria and el Rosario and he Alborán college is located close to it. On the beach side you can find an other private school and in Elviria close by there are two public schools. Read more about the schools in he area on our blog.

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