Elviria Tourist Guide: BEST Sights To See & Do in Elviria

Elviria is an upmarket sea side resort located twelve kilometres from the city centre of the popular swanky tourist resort of Marbella on the Costa del Sol on Southern Spain.

The nearest airport is Malaga Airport which is forty-five kilometres or twenty-seven miles away. The nearest train station to Elviria is in Fuengirola. The easiest way to get there is to hire a car.

Elviria follows a Mediterranean climate pattern which guarantees hot sunny summer weather, mild winters which sees most of its rainfall.

Elviria has been tipped to be the Malibu of the Costa del Sol and is a secret tip for families with children wishing to enjoy an affordable fabulous holiday in gorgeous surroundings. Many, hotels, villas and apartments are within walking distance to the beach and there is also a good selection of bars, restaurants, tapas bars, bakeries and twenty-four hour supermarkets.

The resort of Elviria is split into two parts which are the beach Elviria Playa with the popular urbanisations of Hacienda Playa, Cerrado de Elviria and White Pearl Beach and Elviria Hills.

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Nikki Beach

At Elviria Playa you will find the five star hotel Don Carlos and the popular beach club Nikki Beach well known for its parties and nightlife. For more information on the Nikki Club you can look at their website https://marbella.nikkibeach.com/. Be sure to bring plenty of money as this is not a cheap experience.

The video below shows a champagne party at Nikki Beach:


The golf courses are located in the Elviria Hills which are the Santa Maria Golf and Country Club, Greenlife Golf and the Cabopino Golf Marbella.

Recommended Restaurants

The El Lago Restaurant which opened its doors in 2000 and is the place to enjoy a good meal. El Lago is located on the Avenida Las Cumbres s/n Greenlife, on the urbanisation of Elviria Hills. You can book a table on 952 832 371 and look on their website https://restauranteellago.com/.

On the subject of Elviria’s restaurants the best rated restaurants to visit are the Arte Café, Playwright, Taj Mahal Elviria, El Laurel, Saffron Restaurant, Bar Uno, and Da Carlo.

Nightlife – Bars and Clubs

Although the nightlife of Elviria doesn’t compare to the nightlife of Marbella, the most popular venues to be entertained and dance the night away are The Playwright, The Beach House, Nikki Beach Nightclub, Tonic Lounge and Bar, Nu Fluid and Harmons.

Elviria bars worth visiting includes the Kudu Bar and Restaurant. For more information on food, drink and entertainment you can look at their site https://thekudubar.com/.

Down at Elviria Beach are also a number of beach bars also known as chiringuitos which are great for relaxing having drinks and snacks and enjoying the sea views. Chiringuitos which have been recommended include Los Tony, Rabchon Cubano, Los Sardinales and Silks by the Sea.

Families with children can spend days at the Aventura Amazonia Marbella Treetop Park which is open all year round. Ticket prices start at €16 for children and €18 for adults. Fore more information you can look at their site https://aventura-amazonia.com/.

Excursions – Things To Do

Tivoli World, Aqua-Land Water Park, Selwo Adventure Park & Marina, Go-Karting at Funny Beach and Benalmadena Zoo provide for more fabulous days out within a fifteen minute drive from Elviria – see our main Benalmadena page for more info.

Many families with children have chosen to settle in Elviria permanently as it is close enough to the airport, has good infrastructure, fine weather and beaches and offers good schooling. People who wish to send their children to an English school can send them to the Swan School https://www.swansschoolinternational.es/ while German children can attend the Deutsche Schule Juan Hoffman https://www.dsmalaga.com/es/quienes-somos/.

Elviria Hills

One of the most famous urbanisations on the Costa del Sol, Elviria Hills is a very upmarket place to own or rent a property.

Luxury houses sit surrounded by green pines with amazing views down to the Mediterranean Sea. As well as swimming pools there is also a 9-hole golf course, driving range, tennis courts, pro shop, gymnasium and sauna.

Real Estate Agents

Whether you’re looking for a place to rent or to stay at permanently, you can take advantage of the services from the real estate agents in Elviria who are more than willing to help you in finding your ideal residence.

You can contact Elviria Estates (https://www.elviriaestates.com/index.php, Tel. +34-952-831-020), Real Estate Segarra & Brateng (eiendom-marbella.com, Tel. +34-952-770433 and +34-952-831-503) and Perfect Marbella (perfectmarbella.com, +34 952 857 563).


Spanish markets are the very essence of life on the Costa del Sol and for fresh fruit and vegetables there are daily markets throughout the province of Malaga. Market day in Elviria is on a Friday.

Are you an expat in Elviria? What do you like/dislike about it? Let us know in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

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  1. hi !
    a suggestion to add Hacienda Estates to your list in this section.
    Good for Rentals and Sales – experienced in Elviria and surrounds
    I find the listed agencies having very little selection


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