La Alcaidesa overview
La Alcaidesa is a large urbanization at the western end of the Costa del Sol, in the municipality of La Linea and San Roque, located in the Campo de Gibraltar (Cadiz province). The Rock itself is close by.
Two access roads link La Alcaidesa to the A7 coastal motorway. As well as a tourist resort, it is an upmarket residential area for those working in Algeciras, La Linea and Gibraltar. The development boasts good beaches and beautiful Mediterranean views.
The resort was developed in the early 1990s by Alcaidesa Inmobiliaria SA, a joint venture between Costain PLC (British) and Banesto Bank (Spanish). Thanks to a Comité de Control de Arquitectura (Architectural Control Committee), Alcaidesa’s buildings are all constructed within set style guidelines – basically, they have to look like traditional pueblo houses - as well as the growth of the development itself being restricted. There is also a careful balance between villas, townhouses and apartments, to keep the appearance of a town, rather than row upon row of identical villas, as in most urbanizaciones.
Alcaidesa has two hotels - Aldiana, which serves the German market, and an aparthotel called VistaReal. Other hotels nearby include the NH Almenara, ASur Campo de Gibraltar, and San Roque Club. More about Alcaidesa Hotels>
Vista Real Apartments in Alcaidesa resort are in a quiet location, 10 minutes' walk from the beach and Alcaidesa Golf Course. Offering views of the Carbonera Mountains, the apartments are surrounded by gardens filled with olive, almond and orange trees. More about Alcaidesa Apartment Rentals>
Putting green, Alcaidesa
Alcaidesa has two golf courses. The Links Golf Course has iconic views to Gibraltar and Africa, and mixes sun and sand with salt breezes. With its covering of gorse and heather, it’s the closest Andalucia has to a Scottish links course - with an added subtropical touch. The course has hosted three PGA championships since it opened in 1992. The newer Heathland Golf Course opened in 2007, and the new clubhouse opened in 2008. For more visit our Golf page.
Three large, quiet beaches - Playa Hacienda, Playa Alcaidesa, Playa Torrecarboneria - border the resort. The countryside around Alcaidesa is stunning - to the east is a private estate with the last remaining cork oaks next to the Mediterranean in Europe, while a lighthouse on Punto Mala marks the western boundary.
RESTAURANTS, CAFE, BARS
The Dragonfly Bar is the only café bar; there’s a restaurant in the main square and the golf club house also has a restaurant. You will find one small shop and a new shopping centre, although this isn’t occupied as yet. A chiringuito on the beach is open in the summer months and there is a children’s playground.
Just outside Alcaidesa, Camping la Casita is located on a service road near the entrance. Nearby is a Thai fusion restaurant called La Finca. The next nearest facilities are Pueblo Nuevo and Sotogrande.
Alcaidesa Group own and manage the Alcaidesa Marina located 20km away on the Bay of Algeciras in the town of La Linea de la Concepcion.
In short, this is a good location, close to the sea, and all houses and apartments enjoy good sea views. Hiring a car is essential, since it’s a 3km drive to the main road and the Estepona to La Linea bus route. Alcaidesa is close to Tarifa and Alcornocales Natural Park, but further from the shops of Pueblo Nuevo and San Roque, and the nightlife of Marbella and the Costa del Sol.