Finca Cortesin, the upscale hotel, spa and golf resort on Andalucía’s Costa del Sol is one of my favourite properties in Spain, writes Andrew Forbes.
Last week I was invited back to Finca Cortesin as part of the promotion for Las Albercas, a new apartment development in this glorious corner of Andalucia, sheltered by mountains and with views out across to the Mediterranean.
The picturesque white village of Caseres is just minutes away, whilst the resort towns of Marbella and Estepona and the business hub of Gibraltar are all easily reached by car in about half an hour – a compelling location.
It was such a pleasure to be back at Finca Cortesin hotel (now celebrating its 10th anniversary) and stroll through the landscaped grounds. Lunch was at the hotel’s chic Beach Club, a few minutes’ drive away, on a small bay over looking the sparkling Mediterranean.
Finca Cortesin – Spain’s elite Lifestyle resort
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Finca Cortesin has consolidated its position as one of the most exclusive properties in Europe.
The hotel, built in the style of an elegant Spanish hacienda, set amongst landscaped grounds of mature olive trees and oaks, has won awards for its flawless interpretation of the Andalusian dream. The championship golf course has hosted major international Opens; dining includes the Michelin star Kabuki Raw (by chef Luis Olarra); and the spa is world-class.
Created by the real estate group SingleHome, the property, in my opinion offers a truly exclusive experience. Over the years, this exceptional resort has become renowned for refined hospitality, wellness, sport, and gastronomy.
The 5-star hotel & spa resort, and the championship golf course at the heart of the estate make up two of Finca Cortesin’s main business activities. The other is Finca Cortesin Real Estate, developer of exclusive homes discreetly located at key positions across the estate.
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Finca Cortesin has developed a diverse portfolio of elite homes on the huge site; from romantic Andalusian cortijos; contemporary villas; to bespoke, architect-designed signature homes. Finca Cortesin has emerged as an international reference for elite real estate.
Las Albercas Apartments
The reason for me heading back to Finca Cortesin was because the real estate division was presenting Las Albercas to the media. This is the latest innovative development to be unveiled at Finca Cortesin.
Las Albercas is a collection of apartments that promise to offer all the exclusive benefits of the Finca Cortesin lifestyle yet also with all the conveniences of a lock-up-and-leave holiday residence.
Finca Cortesin has created an exceptional and exclusive community, served by world-class facilities.
Designs have just been unveiled, showing homes distributed across a series of architectural blocks designed to maximise their privileged position on the verdant hillside overlooking the estate.
I headed up to the plot to take in the panoramic views, that encompass the majestic Sierra Bermeja & Sierra Blanca mountains, the Mediterranean, and the golf course on the foreground.
Each home takes a full floor – penthouses at the top, some with infinite pools; first floor residences with generous terraces; and ground floor apartments with private gardens.
There are two, three- and four-bedroom homes available. Internal sizes range from 200m2 to 385m2.
The development is slated to start construction in the autumn with scheduled completion in Autumn 2021.
In addition to the world-class facilities of Finca Cortesin, owners are promised access to the Las Albercas Clubhouse (offering a luxe spa, outdoor and indoor poola and gym) exclusively for residents, set amongst sub-tropical gardens.
Summer Beach Club
If you want to get a flavour of the Finca Cortesin lifestyle, I recommend visiting the Finca Cortesin Beach Club on the Caseres bay.
Fresh dishes of paella or salt-baked seabass are signature dishes that capture the essence of the Mediterranean lifestyle waiting for you.
Prices start from €1 million for a 2-bedroom residence.
Tel: +34 952 93 77 77