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El Rosario is a prestigious residential area situated just 10 minutes drive from the centre of Marbella and 25 minutes from Malaga Airport.  Though not a huge urbanisation, it is an established residential area for many nationalities with good amenities, transport links and great local beaches.

You have some of the most glamorous Marbella beach clubs nearby such as Nikki Beach in Elviria or La Cabane in Los Monteros, on the other hand you also have a great selection of low key restaurants and beach bars for families which offer a great selection of local Mediterranean cuisine.

La Cabane Beach Club

Above all, El Rosario appeals to those who seek to enjoy the finer Marbella lifestyle within quiet residential setting.

Within less than a 5 minute drive you have one of the longest established British Private Schools on the Costa del Sol. The English International College (EIC) with an outstanding reputation and ranked one of the best international colleges in Europe.  You also have two private Spanish schools very close by, Las Chapas and Alboran as well as a public nursery, primary school and high school just 5 minutes down the road in Elviria.  The main public hospital for Marbella, Hospital Costa del Sol is literally a few minutes drive.

Next to the El Rosario commercial centre you can find the "Royal Tennis Club Marbella"  The club has recently been completely renovated providing tennis courts, large paddle courts, a fantastic gym, a bar-restaurant and a tennis school.  Based in the tennis clubs grounds you will find the restaurant "La Veranda Verde" which is an excellent spot to enjoy breakfast and to host a multitude of different events such as business meetings, banquets, weddings, children's parties and corporate events.


Some of the best golf courses are very close by including Marbella Golf Club, Santa Clara Golf Club and Santa Maria Golf Club located 5 minutes down the road in Elviria.

Located in and around the main commercial centre you have a large supermarket, Steak House, Mamas Lunch & Chill Cafeteria, and El Rosario restaurant who offer a fabulous international menu.

El Rosario Transport Links

The nearest train station to El Rosario is in Fuengirola which you can get from the airport. Trains are relatively cheap, regular and reliable. You can get a bus From Fuengirola bus station, (next to the train station) direct to El Rosario – but the easiest way to get to here, would be to hire a car.

Taxi’s and Ubers are also available up and down the coast – Be sure to get a journey price for a taxi before you accept the ride.

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El Rosario offers a wide selection of properties for long term rent, Holiday rental or to buy.  From beachfront apartments, studios to luxury villas with some of the best panoramic views possible on the coast.

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