Centro Plaza – Nueva Andalucía
The name of the lookout point refers to the Marbella city district where it is located, Nueva Andalucía.
It is located between the city centre of Marbella and San Pedro Alcántara, in a residential area of exclusive villas and apartments surrounded by golf courses, just a few minutes from Puerto Banús, the famous “Golden Mile”, and next to Centro Plaza (1990, Javier Banús), the shopping centre where you are now, with 16,000 m2 of retail space serving over 20 customer sectors. This makes Centro Plaza a commercial multi-business space without equal in Nueva Andalucía.
Sierra Blanca – La Concha
The Sierra Blanca stretches over 6,500 hectares in the municipal areas of Istán, Ojén, Monda and Marbella.
Its flora includes cork oak, chestnuts, cherry trees and eucalyptus, and a wide range of herbaceous and aromatic plants; and its fauna features golden eagles, Bonelli’s eagle, short-toed eagles, Northern goshawks, peregrine falcons, genets, mountain ibex, roe deer, martens, foxes, wild boar and rabbits.
“La Concha” is the second tallest peak (1,215 m) of the Sierra Blanca, and some say its name, “The Shell”, is because its shape is like an upside-down seashell.
Marbella – Puerto Banús
Marbella originates in prehistoric times. Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Christians all left their mark on the town, especially its historic centre.
The origins of the word Marbella has been interpreted in different ways by historians and language specialists. Some affirm that it combines MAR, the sea, and BILA/BILLA, mountain.
In the 1950s, led by Ricardo Soriano and soon followed by the Hohenlohe, Goizueta, Banús, Guerrero and Coca families, the modern Marbella was forged, a symbol and outstanding example of quality tourism, transforming the appearance, economy and way of life of the whole municipal area, and making it one of the world’s leading tourism locations, with such iconic developments as Puerto Banús (1970, José Banús), the most famous marina and resort in southern Europe.