is located about 7 kms from the centre of Marbella on one of the best stretches of beach on the Costa del Sol. Elviria is a lively low density residential areas with many amenities. As the centre of Marbella east it has all shopping facilities and many restaurants and bars. The area is covered with vegetation; native pine trees and cork oaks are found all over and parks and green zones which divide residential areas.
Elviria is a villa area with some low rise luxury apartment complexes between the villas. Some of the best apartment complexes in Elviria are: Hacienda Elviria, Elviria Hills, Hacienda Playa, El Manantial de Santa Maria, White Pearl Beach and Cerrado de Elviria. Villas are priced from about 500.000 euros for a three bedroom villa on a medium plot to over 2 million for the biggest villas. A three bedroom Elviria apartment in one of the better complexes can be bought now for around a minimum of 300.000 euros. The best Elviria penthouses in the area can still cost well over a million even in the current economical climate.
The area offers several supermarkets around its main commercial centre; a Supersol supermarket and an Supercor are the biggest ones. The Mercadona in Ricmar, a small part of Elviria, is just a 5 minute drive away. Some smaller tourist shops can be found around Elviria´s main square and on the beach side.
The main commercial centre of Elviria hosts several restaurants like Japanese restaurant Meca where they serve delicious sushi and teppanyaki dishes. Other popular places are the indian restaurant Taj Mahal, the excellent Italian restaurant Rosamarino de la Piazza on the intimate secondary square of Elviria, the Fondue Lounge, Di Vino and some more choices around the main commercial zone of Elviria.
The best Indian restaurant in Elviria is Saffron, located next to the Nacional 340, their dishes are excellent. Elviria also has a couple of simple pizzerias, snackbars and fast food places.
On the beach the most famous restaurant is the Beach House with its wonderful setting and exquisite menu. It also has a beach chiringuito where they serve cocktails during summer season. Nikki beach is by far the hottest spot to be in Elviria from May till October for the amazing Sunday parties and any other days are a guaranteed for some fine dining and partying.
On the Greenlife golf course the Michelin star restaurant El Lago is for the lovers of haute cuisine. Lunches and dinners are served indoors or outdoors next to the lake of the golf course. For having a good evening out the best place to start is Roka bar on the square behind Supersol, a trendy bar with a terrace in summer. Next to Roka the Irish pub Harmons has just extended and has a intimate atmosphere to it, they have karaoke on Friday evenings.
On the main square pub Casi Casi and Deja Vu are companied by the tapas bar El Barracon, a decent priced tapas bar with good quality food, wines and beers.
Rancho Cubano on the beach is a good Sunday afternoon hang out, they have live salsa bands playing then. This place attracts the local Carribean population as well as a mixed foreign crowd to dance into the night. To escape the coast Kudu bar in La Mairena is a good place to enjoy beautiful views in a natural setting.
Elviria has two golf courses, the 18 holes Santa Maria golf course and the 9 holes Greenlife golf course. Other sports venues in Elviria are the Don Carlos tennis club with over ten clay courts and a beautiful setting in the hotel´s gardens and the Hoffsaes tennis academy in La Mairena.
For adventure lovers i can recommend going on a buggy safari with the buggy safari company found on the beach side commercial centre in Elviria, they take you up in the mountains of La Mairena 5kms up from Elviria and the area of Entrerios on a adventurous and dusty ride. Hiking lovers can drive 8 kilometers up the mountain behind Elviria to explore the natural protected area of La Mairena covered with cork oaks and small rivers.
Elviria has something for everyone, the beach bar noise and lifestyle to the peace and tranquility of La Mairena 5kms up in the hills which is just a 7 minute car ride away.