Los Flamingos Overview
At its centre is the magnificent Hotel Villa Padierna It’s a fabulous hotel built in an ornate Italian style and is generally considered to be one of the best hotels in Spain.
All the apartment complex’s within Los Flamingos are modern and high quality and the villas are some of the biggest and most luxurious on the coast.
The resort is not within walking distance to any amenities or the beach, so most people hire a car although there is plenty to do within a short drive, so taxis are a viable option. It is situated in the municipality of Benahavis which is one of the best run town halls on the coast.
Places to visit in Los Flamingos
Marbella town is 20km’s, Puerto Banus 18km’s and Estepona the nearest big town 15km’s away. Further afield, but less than two hours drive away you have some wonderful Spanish villages and cities such as Ronda, Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada.
A free shuttle service can take you to the luxurious beach club owned by Los Flamingos or some great beach restaurants on a wonderful stretch of beach that is generally fairy quiet.
The Los Flamingos golf complex is one of the best on the coast. The main course is an 18 hole Championship standard course measuring just under 6000 metres. It has hosted the European Seniors tour on three occasions and the Spanish women’s open once.
There are two other 18 hole courses on the complex, Alferina and Tramores and also one of the best teaching schools in Europe run by the New Zealand golfer Michael Campbell who won the 2005 US open.
Other courses within a 15 minute drive include Estepona and Valle Romano and slightly further down the coast are the premium courses such as Valderrama, Sotogrande and La Reserva or in the other direction the Puerto Banus “golf valley” which has Aloha, Las Brisas and Los Naranjos.
Within the hotel there is a fantastic gym and Spa as well as tennis and paddle tennis. The excellent Bel Air tennis club is a 5 minute drive and is one of the best tennis clubs on the coast.
There are many horse riding centres on the way to Estepona which cater for beginners to experts and where you can ride through the beautiful, Andalusian countryside and up into the Sierra Bermeja mountains.
The only restaurant facilities within walking distance is the hotel and golf club house where you will find a variety of top quality restaurants and bars. However, within a short drive there are numerous restaurants, bars and supermarkets offering a wide variety of choice.
Within a 5 minute drive is the delightful traditional Spanish town of Cancelada. Here you will find a great selection of very traditional Spanish restaurants which are generally very reasonably priced.
70 km’s from Malaga airport or approximately the same distance in the other direction to Gibraltar and it’s airport.
Hospitals and medical services
The main Costa del Sol hospital is a 25km’s away or the nearer, new private hospital – Hospiten is a 5 minute drive. For more general medical facilities such as doctors and dentists, there is a selection available in Cancelada 3km’s away or Estepona, 19km’s away.
The nearby towns of Estepona or San Pedro offer a wide choice of Spanish and International schools. The Sotogrande International school is a 20 minute drive or for another large choice, Marbella is a 15-20 minute drive in the other direction.
Property for Sale in Los Flamingos
All properties on Los Flamingos are modern and high quality and as such a basic two bedroom apartment will cost €250,000 upwards although the Toscana Hills complex is just outside the resort and is a little bit cheaper.
Some of the apartment complex’s include Tee 5, Tee 6, Four Seasons, Alanda, Mirador, Royal Flamingos and Mirador. The very best apartments can attract prices close to €1,000,000.
Detached villas are on the market between €1.4m to €6.5m.
There are a few individual plots of land where villas can be built.