Marbella - Golden Mile Sierrra Districts
The Golden Mile Sierra (Blanca) districts refers to the districts in the area above the Marbella 'Golden Mile' and on the lower slopes of the Sierra Blanca mountain range above the A-7 motorway. It is bordered to the west by the Rio Verde and to the east by the Arroyo Guadalpin valley where Monte Paraiso Golf course is located
This district is not adjacent to the Golden Mile so it is probably mis-named, however the 'Golden Mile' component of of its name does locate this district for its east/west position on the coast.
Sierra Blanca is also the name of a specific large luxury urbanization in the upper reaches of the district, 300 metres above sea level and benefiting from superb views overlooking Marbella the Mediterranean coast and over to Africa.
Sierra Blanca takes its name from the Sierra Blanca mountain range (named after the lack of vegetation on its slopes which leaves the pale grey limestone rock exposed) of which La Concha (meaning seashell that it resembles when views from the west), is the 1.270m peak that towers above Marbella and is the second highest peak in the Sierra Blanca range. The highest peak of Sierra Blanca is the 1,275 m high Pico del Lastonar and other peaks are the Salto del Lobo (1,225 m), Cerro de la Zarina (1,141 m) and the Cruz de Juanar (1,178 m).
There several districts within Golden mile Sierra:
Between the Arroyo de las Piedras and Arroyo Guadalpin are six districts. Three are lower and adjacent to the A-7 Motorway; Nagüeles, Altas Reales Las Brisas and Monte Paraiso. Three are higher and at the limits of the present construction; Marbella Sierra Blanca, Cascadea Camojan and Balcones de Sierra Blanca.
This is the longest established district and is located adjoining and above the A-7 highway and below the Avenida Buchinger. Its full name is Rocio de Nagüales and lies to the east of Arroyo de las Piedras.
Altas Reales Las Brisas
Marbella Sierra Blanca
This district along with the Cascada de Camojan and Balcon de Sierra Blanca occupies the higher slopes, Altos Reales Las Brisas and Monte Paraiso are urban areas on the lower slopes, all are above the Avenida Buchinger.
Cascada de Camojan
Cascada de Camojan or Camojan for short is a district of Marbella, and essentially a large gated community that is one of the most exclusive and expensive in Marbella.
Balcones de Sierra Blanca
To the west there is a natural break formed by Arroyo de las Piedras and the forested Nagüeles park. To the west of Arroyo de las Piedras are a number of smaller districts or urbanisations. Some are lower and adjacent or close to the A-7 Motorway; Lomas de Virrel, San Antonio, La Capellania and Tomillar de Nagueles. Others are higher and close to the limits of the present construction; Marbella Hill Club, Jardines Colgantes.
Lomas de Virrel
Tomillar de Nagueles
Arroyo de las Piedras
Marbella Hill Club includes 50 single family plots, apartments including the terrace apartment complex of Jardines Colgantes (Hanging Gardens) and townhouses.