Discover Why Life is Beautiful in La Quinta, Marbella

By Leon van Huyssteen on - 8m. reading time

La Quinta is a a quiet and exclusive residential area nestled in a unique location of the Costa del Sol. It can be found around La Quinta Golf & Country Club, just 10 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea.

Offering high-end living in a protected natural environment, consolidated La Quinta is made up of several small-scale urbanizations with detached villas and apartment complexes. The district is constantly growing, and the new extension of La Quinta is the stunning Real de La Quinta.

Known as Marbella’s district or a part of Nueva Andalucia, La Quinta is also where the municipality of Benahavis begins.

This makes it interconnected and marvellously in reach of so to say... everything!

La Quinta, Marbella
La Quinta, Marbella

The definition of central: Where is La Quinta in Marbella?

 The development lies to the north of the AP-7 and northwest of Nueva Andalucía. It occupies 160 hectares of beautiful rolling countryside with stunning golf, lake, mountain and sea views.

La Quinta allows tranquility and privacy but at the same time, everything is nearby. The Blue-flag beaches, San Pedro, New Golden Mile of Estepona, Benahavis and Marbella are all 5 – 15 min away. And Gibraltar and Malaga airports are less than an hour drive in either direction.

Of particular interest are the luxury marina of Puerto Banus and the so-called Golf Valley of Nueva Andalucia. Easily reachable with a wealth of facilities!

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The privileged location and amenities of La Quinta have made it a go-to location for many notable personalities to live or stay there, and it is the headquarters of several elite football teams in pre-season.

Is La Quinta good for family living and raising children?

When it comes to settling as a family, La Quinta is a great place due to its convenience, security and peace, nature, clean air and quality properties. Add to these a wealth of educational institutions, recreational areas, well-being attractions and family-friendly activities, and you have a recipe for spectacular living.

The area offers a great selection of schools providing an international education just a few kilometres away: Aloha College, Adult education Arte y Cultura; The American College in Spain; Swedish school, IES High school and Instituto Internacional de Idiomas in Nueva Andalucia, Swans International School, Les Roches and Little Einsteins Montessori in Marbella are among the renowned educational centres to be found.

How To Choose The Right School For Your Children

Here you can find a great overview of schools in the region

Why are La Quinta properties in such demand?

La Quinta is a promising place to look for a home on the Costa del Sol. As one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Marbella, La Quinta has been developed over the last 30 years into a master-planned community. Besides its centrality, it comprises everything:

  • Large building plots
  • Stylish apartments
  • Spacious townhouses
  • Sea views
  • Luxury Mediterranean villas
  • Contemporary houses

Both new and resale properties have private landscaped gardens, swimming pools and more than ample parking. Many of them enjoy frontline golf positions; some are fully renovated: so classic beauty meets modern refinement.

La Quinta: Between hill and mountain
La Quinta: Between hill and mountain

The terrain is hilly : so many properties offer open panoramic views to the sea, African coast and Gibraltar. La Quinta urbanizations present different architectural styles, from classic Mediterranean and traditional Andalusian to modern, contemporary, minimalist and even futuristic, with open plan concept, floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple details for the comfort of its residents.

La Quinta and the Sea

Some communities like the frontline golf Reserva de la Quinta or El Herrojo, which offer sophisticated, contemporary-style villas, are gated and have 24-h security. The beautiful townhouse communities of Jacarandas, Eagles Village and La Quinta Hills attract steady international buyers. While the apartment complexes Balcones de La Quinta, Le Caprice, Terrazas de la Quinta, Alborada Homes, Soto de La Quinta, El Mirador, La Quinta Green and Monte Halcones cater for a wide variety of budgets and requirements.

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What golf courses are in La Quinta?

Inaugurated in 1989, La Quinta Golf was designed by Manuel Piñero, the winner of the Ryder Cup and 3-time World Champion. The 27-hole parkland course reflects the designer's own playing characteristics and rewards accuracy rather than long hitting. Actually, the magnificent course is made up of 3 separate 9-hole courses, ensuring players of all levels can enjoy very different games. One part of the course can be challenging even for top players such as legendary Severiano Ballesteros, Chema Olazabal and Manuel Piñero himself, all of whom have competed at this illustrious course at some time.

La Quinta Golf and Country Club
A legend: La Quinta Golf and Country Club

Situated in the hills of Benahavis, La Quinta golf couldn't have a better location and views. In 2019, all the bunkers of the course were refurbished. It made La Quinta one of the most well-tended courses to enjoy even in the rare eventuality of rain.

Rated as one of the best on the Costa del Sol, La Quinta golf course hosts international competitions and events, including Global Gift Philanthropic weekend and a celebrity golf tournament which featured Eva Longoria, Terrence Howard, Manolo Santana, Angeles Muñoz, Maria Bravo and many others. There were rumours going around that La Quinta Golf was the choice of King Charles III, when he was still a British prince.

The Clubhouse has a gourmet restaurant with a scenic terrace enjoying spectacular views over the greenery and Mediterranean Sea. Golf lessons are readily available for those wishing to improve their game.

Oasis of relaxation: The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa

Adjacent to the golf course, the 5-Star Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa ranks among the top 5 in the region. Featuring terracotta floors, handcrafted furniture and terraces with golf views, its 170 rooms and suites have been designed in an elegant eclectic style. They offer everything a guest may need, from 24/7 room service, Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs to the Westin Heavenly Bed that guarantees deep restorative sleep.

Photograph of the spa facilities in The Westin La Quinta Resort and Spa
Facilities at The Westin Golf Resort & Spa (

This resort hotel is a true asset to La Quinta due to its wide variety of services and upscale facilities. The 1,500-sqm Heavenly Spa by Westin is a haven of well-being. The luxe Moroccan-inspired spa offers thermal circuits, saunas, massage and treatment cabins and fitness facilities. There are outdoor pools and paddle tennis courts. 2 superb restaurants while 3 bars provide a selection of gastronomic experiences. And: children can play to their heart’s content at the Kid's Club, with plenty of fun to be had.

La Quinta, near Marbella
La Quinta: The future is wide open

Real de La Quinta: The Future starts today

Real de La Quinta Residential Country Club Resort is a soon-to-arrive eco-friendly project spanning 200 hectares to the northeast of the existing area of La Quinta. It borders the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and has direct access into the Sierra de las Nieves natural park. The views over the picturesque coast and majestic La Concha Mountain, an emblematic symbol of Marbella, are simply breathtaking.

The high-end resort will transmit the positive and joyful Mediterranean vibe combined with the practical “smart living” philosophy of Northern Europe. Environmentally sustainable, it’s to be constructed in line with the certificate for town-planning infrastructure, ecological and social responsibility issued by BREEAM, the world's leading organization for sustainability valuation.

Ready in 2025, Real de la Quinta will be home to some amazing residential and leisure projects. It will offer a golf course, large artificial lake with sporting and social club El Lago, hotel, commercial area and real estate seamlessly integrated into the idyllic foothills of the Sierra de las Nieves.  It is set to comprise the high-spec apartment complexes of Quercus, Sabinas, Palmitos and Olivos, as well as 2 gated communities of luxury contemporary villas, Vista Lago Residences and The Secret, Marbella.

Next level living: Real de la Quinta
Next level living: Real de la Quinta

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This should give you just a taste of what you can experience when living in La Quinta.

Next step: come and experience it for yourself !

Drumelia are here to assist you in finding a property that meets all your needs, and sparks your desires.

Already it’s a haven of premier living, within easy reach of everything that makes the greater Marbella area so famous.

With a strong future of developments, there’s no telling how bright La Quinta’s future will be!

Collaborator Leon van Huyssteen