Golden Mile Mountainside Districts - La Trinidad
La Trinidad is also the name of a fully-gated complex constructed in 2004. It has convenient access to the A-7176 Marbella to Istan Road. La Trinidad complex consists of eight blocks in a semi-circle set totalling 116 apartments in landscaped gardens and a pine tree forest. La Trinidad has a huge outdoor swimming pool with a waterfall and green areas, as well as a heated indoor swimming pool, spa facility and gymnasium - plus full 24-hour security.
The Rey Salman Palace is located in this La Trinidad area on the top of a small hill overlooking the golden mile.
A small comercial are is located further along the A-7176 Istán road is a small commercial area, which includes the prestigious Les Roches hotel management school, and the Olivia Valère disco which is popular with celebrities and was built in the mid-1990s. The America College of Marbella is here and so is another entrance into Las Lomas de Marbella Club. If you continue further towards Istán you cross the motorway, and pass the Marbella water desalination plant, a Marbella heliport and Manolo Santana tennis club. There is another entrance into Nueva Andalucía and access to the western carriageway of the A-7 coastal highway.
The Río Verde river forms the western boundary of the Golden Mile area. On the western-facing slopes there are large, older and more established villas. The Finca Besaya restaurant is located in one of these. Centro Forestal Sueco,with its restaurant and apartments, is also located here next to the Golden Mile.