La Zagaleta is one of the most luxurious and secure urbanizations in Europe, and it is located in the municipality of Benahavis , in the province of Malaga . The concept as we know it today was born in the early 1990s and has been a reference throughout Europe ever since.
Unlike other luxury urbanizations in Spain, and even in Europe, La Zagaleta does not appear on Google Maps, an asset that further enhances the level of security and discretion for which this area is known.
The Zagaleta resident's profile is usually that of the entrepreneur, most of whom are from Northern Europe, and they are around 55 years old. They are influential, famous people with high purchasing power who come to Spain, seeking discretion and avoiding public exposure.
The houses in La Zagaleta are single-family villas , each with their own style and characteristics. Of course, they all have one common denominator and that is luxury. The villas in Benahavís are real architectural and authentic works of art, covering an area of 3,000 - 10,000 square meters, with prices ranging between 5 and more than 20 million euros.
The villas must meet a number of requirements. They must not exceed 2 stories in height (although they can have large basements with garages with a capacity of up to 5 cars), they must not have a tennis court and they must have Arabian tiles.
In addition, they all have well-kept gardens and are surrounded by an idyllic nature. Other assets include golf courses, a lake, a private helipad and a riding stable.
To give you an idea: the syndic costs in this urbanization are approximately 5,000 euros per year and the annual maintenance fee is approximately 70,000 euros. Currently there are just over 200 villas in La Zagaleta.
One of the main assets of La Zagaleta, in addition to the country houses and dream environment, is that it has a great security service and can count on the discretion of the workers who work there. This ensures that many of the major European entrepreneurs and big earners choose this place as a residential or holiday spot.
La Zagaleta is an exclusive urbanization on the Costa del Sol that only the most privileged have access to.