A frontline Golf development in Marbella

March 31, 2014 in Alta Vista Property Spain, AltaVista Property Costa del Sol, Costa del Sol news, www.altavistaproperty.com

Los Lagos golf

Elviria offers the climate, the landscape and the Mediterranean lifestyle. Los Lagos de Santa Maria is a unique residential complex, surrounded by nature and with fantastic views of the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and Africa in the distance.

Just a 25-minute drive from Malaga international airport and 10 minutes from Marbella’s old town. Los Lagos is surrounded by beaches, golf courses, international restaurants , boutiques and shopping centres, and a wide range of activities of all kinds. The development is within easy walking distance to the Golf Club House.

The residential complex is very well looked after with large gardens and luxury finishing.

This is one of the best opportunities on the market in Marbella today, so contact us now to find out more.

Los Lagos

Tapas, Spanish-style

March 21, 2014 in Costa del Sol news, Marbella, Spain News, Spain Real Estate, www.altavistaproperty.com

Tapas has become a bit of a buzzword in the last few years. These small, delicious mouthfuls of something savoury are served with a chilled white, a ‘tinto’ or a beer in every bar throughout Spain.

Everything about tapas, from the preparation to eating and enjoying it, is a uniquely Spanish experience. Tapas are made from a wonderful variety of meat, seafood, fish, vegetables, cheese or even fruit.

Eating tapas is part of the Spanish way of life, as it is the hospitality, friendship and the like for good conversation.

Are you ready to try? Let’s start with a classic:

Tortilla Española:

Ingredients (Serves 8)

450 ml Spanish olive oil

450 gr potatoes, cubed

2 onions, chopped

2 large eggs

Salt & pepper, fresh parsley to garnish


1 Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan. Add the potato cubes and onions, then lower the heat and cook, stirring frequently so that the potatoes do not clump together, for 20 minutes or until tender but not browned. Place a sieve over a large bowl and drain the potatoes and onions well. Set aside the oil.

2 Beat the eggs lightly in a large bowl and season well with salt and pepper. Gently stir in the potatoes and onions.

3 Heat 2 tablespoons of the reserved olive oil. When hot, add the eggs and potatoes, lower the heat and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the underside is just set.

4 Cover the tortilla with a plate and invert the tortilla onto the plate. Slide the tortilla back into the frying pan and cook for 3-5 minutes or until set underneath.

5 Serve warm or cold, garnished with parsley.

The table is set!

Las Mimosas de Puerto Banús

Las Mimosas de Puerto Banús

Michael Liggan – The Roofs of Marbella

January 30, 2014 in AltaVista Property Marbella

In a rare sign of people power in action, the Marbella Town Council, following an extraordinary council meeting, have announced they will not go ahead with the scheme announced in the last few weeks, to allow the construction of six tower blocks, of up to 50 storeys high, in Marbella.

The plans quickly angered a huge majority of Marbella’s population and the no campaign quickly and efficiently organised an online petition signed by over 2,000 people.

Michael Liggan of Marbella based Altavista Property told SUR in English: “We are completely against the plans to allow the construction of skyscrapers. Marbella is neither Dubai, nor for that matter Benidorm and has no need to emulate them. Marbella is beautiful and charming precisely because it doesn’t have high rise buildings. The proposed areas are some of the most naturally beautiful areas of Marbella and these along with the classic and much loved views of La Concha which the town enjoys, would be destroyed by these proposed buildings.”

Read more about the Marbella Construction debate here at El Pais

Michael Liggan - No to Marbella Skyscrapers

No skyscrapers to be constructed in Marbella


Michael Liggan of Altavista Spain recommends – 8 Bed Villa Sierra Blanca Marbella

January 19, 2011 in Michael Liggan

Alta Vista Property Spain ref: R123020 | View Property Listing

Villa Romano is one of the most impressive properties. Set on three levels, all the rooms enjoy access to terraces designed to create both private and entertaining areas with open views from all levels with an emphasis on the south-westerly orientation.

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