El Rosario is a small residential urbanisation located just outside of Marbella on the east side. The area is very laid back, with a mix of luxury villas and apartment complexes, all within walking distance of the lovely beach. El Rosario is an excellent destination for couples and families, looking for a quieter location, yet close to all the amenities and leisure facilities of Marbella, which is about 10 minutes away by car, with Malaga International Airport just 45 kilometres away.
El Rosario is an extremely well looked after urbanization with private security and many beautiful mansions. It is particularly favoured by Scandinavians who like having a 2nd home to come to during the summer and several other times throughout the year. Very few of the villas are lent out for holidays, which creates a lovely neighbourly atmosphere, rather than a whirl of short term revolving tenants that many other urbanizations get during the summer months. It is a privileged location, lifestyle and community, where it is very safe and homely a little bit California-like which is probably also in part owed to the very trendy and popular “South Beach” restaurant and beach club at the bottom of the road.
The neighbourhood is a real mix, and many Scandinavians and Germans in their 30´s and 40´s live here. The famous Las Chapas College is also located here. The equally popular and extremely prestigious English International College is also within a few minutes’ walk.
El Rosario boasts many high quality bars and restaurants, both on the beach side and on the mountainside across the motorway. Apart from the South Beach, you´ll also find the fashionable Bono´s Beach, one the peoples favourites Poco Loco Beach or the Hippopotamus Beach, also better known as the Hippo Bar.
Another great venue is the modern and spacious Mozaic lounge just at the motorway exit. Across on the mountainside of the motorway, we have an array of restaurants and businesses in the El Nuevo Rosario shopping centre. A Tennis Club and a gym can also be found here, and everything from hair salon, estate agents, supermarkets, car mechanics and even a wonderful Dutch bakery (Mamas Bakery).
Hospital Costa del Sol is just 3 minutes drive at the next exit on the A7.
There are several bus stops in the vicinity which connect the non-drivers with Marbella through to Elviria Hills and beyond.