La Zagaleta, the most expensive Real Estate in Spain

La Zagaleta offers mansions, golf and nature at prices that only the super-rich can afford. It is a bit of a mystery for the locals of the previously sleepy white village Benahavis who have little or no idea of life in this now-famous urbanization. La Zagaleta is contributing to about 80% of the town hall income and has made Benahavis one if not the wealthiest town halls per capita in Spain.

La Zagaleta Benahavís views

La Zagaleta in another life was the hunting estate of the late Saudi Arabian playboy once titled the richest man in the world “Adnan Khashoggi”. A short drive to Marbella and Puerto Banus it is today an estate reserved for some of the largest fortunes in the world. Discretion is the byword and staff are expected to uphold a code of silence regarding the mythical owners and residents in La Zagaleta. To be a neighbor here one has to pay at least a million euros for a plot, but the most expensive plots go to as much as six million. Direct Access to the golf course or having panoramic sea views carries a premium. In La Zagaleta it’s all about sectors and views.

La Zagaleta property prices

If you prefer a house already built, the most expensive may go to as much as fifty million and never be officially on the market! Currently, Villa Cullinan is being promoted as the most expensive mansion in Europe at thirty-two million euros. The actual range of houses for sale is between four and sixteen million. These amounts mean that La Zagaleta ranks as the most expensive real estate in Spain according to a survey by the top real estate portal Idealista. The average price of a property advertised with Idealista is about 6.7 million euros. More even than the palaces and mansions sold in Barcelona in the Avenida de Tibidabo which is the second-highest real estate according to them.

A Millonaire Life

However, the real difference between the two is you need an invitation to get into La Zagaleta. The level of confidentiality is very high, and the one hundred or so employees are expected to be very discreet. So, who does live there? Certainly not what you would expect, not famous footballers or media personalities. That lifestyle does not fit with the La Zagaleta ethos.

The first residents originally came from Switzerland and Germany and it’s more a Hermes and Chanel client than Gucci and Versace. Understated is the key. Mainly CEOs of Multinationals and high profile business people who insist on privacy and service. More recently, the residents are younger from Silicon Valley or startups and bring their families with the children attending the excellent International schools in Marbella. So, for now, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will have to look somewhere else!

MPDunne – Hamptons International has a proven track record for sales in La Zagaleta. Check our website for the most up to date listings.

Latest villas for sale in La Zagaleta

Villa Capricio Front line Golf Mansion in La Zagaleta, Marbella

Villa Capricio is a brand new modern Mansion in La Zagaleta, one of Europe’s premier private residential estates. A contemporary brand new Luxury Villa which sits on the 10th Hole of the new Golf Course at La Zagaleta …

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  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 3.007 m² build
  • 8.612 m² plot

14.500.000 Ref. MPV4316

Luxury Modern Contemporary Villa for sale in La Zagaleta

A Stunning modern contemporary Villa in La Zagaleta, one of the most prestigious golf and country estates in Europe. Beautifully designed and finished. A sweeping driveway leads you to the house with ample parking. A grand …

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New build Modern Villa in La Zagaleta with sea views

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A Six-bedroom Masterpiece Mansion in La Zagaleta

Recently built mansion in the exclusive domains of La Zagaleta. One of the largest states in this private enclave of the Costa del Sol with an impressive 6088 m2 plot and 1147 m2 built all surrounded by the most stunning …

  • 6 Bedrooms
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Magnificent modern home in La Zagaleta

With clean-cut lines combined with the use of natural materials and exquisite décor, this magnificent property pulls together functionality, modern technology and engineering with refined taste and class.This property …

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