Buying a property in La Zagaleta


Exclusive residential secure gated estate

La Zagaleta, or CLUB DE CAMPO LA ZAGALETA®, to give it its full title is a very exclusive residential secure gated estate set in 900 hectares (approximately 2,000 acres) of beautiful countryside in the Serrania de Ronda mountains overlooking the Mediterranean, Marbella, Spanish and African coastlines.

La Zagaleta offers residents serenity, tranquillity and security in large measures. Just a 15 minute scenic drive from the coast, Puerto Banus and Marbella it is the ideal place to enjoy life. It is about a 40 minute drive to Malaga International Airport, a helipad is available within La Zagaleta for those wishing to fly in directly.

La Zagaleta has received numerous prestigious awards and is recognised as the number one out of town address in the Marbella area. Coupled with the enviable modern infrastructure of Spain, Marbella’s superb 5-star facilities on the doorstep and the enviable southern European climate this is one of the most luxurious places to live and/or invest in Europe/the World.

La Zagaleta has a very low density build ratio (there are only 420 plots/residences in the entire 900 hectare estate) with all Villas being built on large (3,000m2 to 10,000m2) plots. The estate is home to abundant wildlife including many deer.

Exclusivity and security are two of the key features of the estate. Only residents and guests with the consent of owners or La Zagaleta themselves may enter, via either of the 2 permanently manned estate entrance gates. Highly trained, armed guards with dogs patrol the estate 24 hours per day offering owners and their guests peace of mind at all times.

La Zagaleta Leisure

La Zagaleta has its own superb on site private leisure and dining facilities. There are 2 very high quality 18 Hole Golf Courses and a world class Equestrian Centre.

One of the most prestigious Country Clubs in Europe the private club house, once the private villa of Adnan Khashoggi who was at the time the world’s richest man, is home to a restaurant, bar, bowling alley, swimming pool, sauna, library, multiple lounges, billiard room, bridge room, function room, tennis and paddle tennis courts, function room with nightclub for private events and pro-shop.

La Zagaleta’s two 18 hole golf courses are exclusively for the use of owner members and external members of La Zagaleta. The original La Zagaleta Course which opened in 1993 and the more recently added par 70 Los Barrancos Course which opened in 2005. Both of these are courses where the peace and tranquility of your game, may occasionally be disturbed by the sighting of deer, pheasants, bucks or mouflon – the other permanent residents of La Zagaleta.

Residents and guests can also enjoy superb hiking, cycling and horse riding in beautiful countryside in among the estates plentiful wildlife. The private la Zagaleta equestrian club offers member the opportunity to ride both Arabian and Spanish horses. Children can come along too and ride the club’s ponies. Horse owning resident may stable their own horses in the club’s facilities. Personal riding instructors are on hand for those wishing to learn to ride.

On Site Services in La Zagaleta

The owners of La Zagaleta follow the mission of “only the best is good enough” when it comes to exclusivity and distinction. There is an on-site service company which offers residents a range of ‘red carpet’ services. La Zagaleta Services Management S.L provide residents with services such as private airport transport, chauffeured cars, secretarial services, garden and pool maintenance, home-delivered laundry, babysitting and catering. Residents also have access to one site insurance and banking facilities.

La Zagaleta on TV

Antena3 in Villa Belle Vue – In May 2014 the national Spanish TV station Antena3 did a feature on the recovery of the Spanish economy.  They choose La Zagaleta as a great luxury location to showcase how things were improving.  Indeed their whole lifestyle show was broadcast from Villa Belle Vue.

Piers Morgan on Marbella – La Zagaleta was featured as the most exclusive place to buy property in Marbella on the hit TV program ‘Piers Morgan on Marbella’. On his visit to La Zagaleta, during the program’s detailed feature on the area, Piers Morgan uses the following words to describe La Zagaleta:

  • “La Zagaleta one of the most exclusive housing estates in the whole world”
  • “Recession proof”
  • “Private hill top hideaway”
  • “Oh my god look at the views – that’s incredible”
  • “Idyllic, safe and isolated”

The History of La Zagaleta

La Zagaleta was originally purchased by the pharmaceuticals tycoon Henry Roussell, father of Thierry Roussell the husband of Cristina Onassis. Henry Roussell sold the estate to the famous Business Man, Adnan Khashoggi, at one time the world’s richest man.

The estate was later confiscated from Mr Khashoggi following his fall from grace for arms dealing. The current owners then purchased the estate in the late 1980’s to develop one of the world’s finest and secure residential developments.  Marketing of today’s La Zagaleta started in the early 1990’s. Mr Khashoggi´s former 5100m2 villa is now the fabulous clubhouse for La Zagaleta.