Perched in one of the mountains above Marbella, lies the small, traditional, white Andalusian village of Ojén. Ojén retains the tradition of an unspoiled Andalusian village with affable townsfolk giving a warm welcome to visitors. Hiking and picnicking in the nearby Juanar area is a favourite weekend past-time for many Marbella residents. From Juanar, guided paths lead directly to “La Concha” mountain famous for its panoramic 360º view that stretches from Africa and Gibraltar to snow-capped Sierra Nevada in Granada.
Palo Alto is the only urban development located in an outstanding enclave of protected forest with uninterrupted sea views. The surrounding mountains possess huge natural wealth with river creeks, dense populations of pine trees, cork trees, chestnut trees and the endemic “pinsapo” tree that can grow to 30 metres in height.
Animals such as ibexes, deer, foxes, boars and birds of prey can be spotted in the wild, especially in the nearby Ojén Eco-Reserve.
Minutes away, but not visible from Palo Alto, is Andalusia’s largest and most successful shopping centre, “La Cañada” and in the same interchange providing access to the shopping centre, you will find access to the motorway that takes you to Málaga airport in 30 minutes. Within a 10-minute drive radius you can reach Costa del Sol Hospital, Marbella’s Old Town, Marbella Club Hotel and Marbella’s many fabulous sandy beaches.
Mirroring the beautiful, natural surroundings of the development, the gardens of Palo Alto will be designed to envelope the development in lush, scented, evergreen flowering plants and trees. Cascading vegetation and grassy areas will mould to the natural, sloping landscape, accentuating the feeling of being embraced by the mountains all around. A haven for birds, the gardens will reverberate with the sound of early morning and evening song.