Elviria has long been a popular holiday resort and is home to the five-star Don Carlos Hotel and the famous Nikki Beach Club. The internationally renowned Santa Maria Golf & Country Club is also located here; a challenging 18 hole golf course with another 18 holes planned in 2003.
The village itself has a genuine heart, complete with town hall, post office, schools, bars, restaurants and shopping facilities.
Elviria is home to many superior quality developments and urbanisations, most of which offer an elevated position overlooking the sea. It’s a well suited location for families and has become increasingly popular for second homes for many foreign visitors.
Located on the coast around 10km east of Marbella and a 45 minute journey from Malaga’s International airport, which serves most major European destinations.
Places to visit
The neighbouring urbanisation of Cabopino, with its charming port and beaches is just five minutes drive and is also home to Cabopino Golf and a further five minutes, direction Fuengirola, you come to the very British area of Calahonda, with its host of facilities to shop and dine.
The beautiful town of Marbella is just 10 minutes drive away, wander around the charming Old Town of Marbella and enjoy a drink in the Plaza de los Naranjos (Orange Square), the town has superb dining choices. Glitzy Puerto Banús with its luxury yachts and stylish boutiques is just past Marbella. The large shopping centre of La Cañada is situated just outside of Marbella and offers over 200 stores, including a Marks and Spencer and Habitat!
To the east of Elviria, is the old coastal town of Fuengirola, which in recent years has become a hub for foreign visitors and residents. Fuengirola is a diverse town, which suits many tastes. There is a large foreign occupation in the town, evident in the diversity of its shops and restaurants. However, dig deeper and you find what is essentially an old Spanish coastal town, with some excellent tapas bars and delightful Spanish traditional restaurants.
Elviria like most of the urbanisations that run along the coastal road is divided into two – beachside and mountainside. Golden sandy beaches stretch right the way from Fuengirola to Marbella and beyond and Elviria is no exception. There are some great facilities on the beach, including dining and water sports.
The famous Nikki Beach Club is located on the beach by the Don Carlos hotel and is for those who wish to sunbathe in style, accompanied with DJs and day and night partying.
From the village centre the land rises gently, past the Santa Maria Golf Course and up to area known as La Mairena, a beautiful biosphere environment, with probably some of the best views on offer on the coast. From here you can see to the Sierra Nevada and Africa. Within minutes you can be rambling through beautiful natural landscape.
Although a small urbanisation, Elviria is packed with restaurants and bars, including tapas and Spanish ‘menu del día’ options, pizza, Chinese and British options, as well as some first class dining venues, including El Lago Restaurant, Nikki Beach and Da Bruno’s Italian in nearby Cabopino.
Elviria enjoys a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and warm winters. Cooling breezes from the sea make the summer heat manageable; temperatures average 32 ºC during the summer.