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March 20, 2023

Buyers Testimony: Vista Lago Residences

With its world-class design Vista Lago Residences has become the most talked about new development in Marbella, winning the top prizes at the International Property Awards for World’s Best Residential Development and Best Architecture in Europe. As another testament to its success, over 60% of the villas have already been reserved in just over a year.

So what makes Vista Lago different from other developments?

We talk to one of the buyers at Vista Lago to find out why they chose to purchase there.

Tell us about where you came from.

We are originally from the Philippine Islands. We migrated to the United States in the mid-1980s and are presently residing in the suburbs of Chicago.

What are the key attractions of the Marbella area for you?

Lots of sunshine, beautiful city, happy and friendly people, great location, the Mediterranean Sea, coastal mountains, multi-cultural, diversity, cultural wealth, many places to see within one or two hours car ride, and more beautiful cities to reach in a short airplane ride. And of course the food, and collection of beautiful restaurants.

Which area of the Costa del Sol is your favourite? and why?

We like the hills and mountains at the back of Marbella. From La Zagaleta, El Madroñal, Ronda road, La Quinta, Real de La Quinta, Nagüeles and Sierra Blanca.

We fell in love with the wide panoramic views of the Mediterranean, La Concha mountain and the glittering lights of Marbella, Puerto Banús and Estepona in the evening. Its cooler because of the elevation. It looks distant but at the same time, it’s just a 10 minute drive to the coast.

Vista Lago has many attractions from the views to the world-class design – what factor or factors, made you decide to purchase here?

The views. Sierra de las Nieves to the North, La Concha, La Concepción dam, and Marbella Golden mile to the east with its golden sunrise, the Mediterranean, Puerto Banús, and the New Golden Mile in front of you. The coast of Africa, Atlas mountains and the Rock of Gibraltar in the distant front and west of you. The mountains of La Zagaleta and Monte Mayor to the west with their glorious sunset. No development can compete with these kinds of views.

Location. It is elevated with views and central to many Marbella attractions yet very close to nature. It is also located in the highest and prominent location within Real de La Quinta, a private secured community with a lot of traditional and modern-day amenities.

Security. Double security. First with Real de La Quinta and then Vista Lago’s own gated security.

Amenities. You live within the resort community of Real de La Quinta where you can play, relax, eat, meet new friends and enjoy the mountain lake with its own beach. All in a very secured environment.

World-class Design. Confirmed when it won the “World’s Best Residential Development” award at the International Property Awards.

For me, it is also the greatest property investment compared to what is available in the area at this moment.

What do you think sets Vista Lago apart from other developments in the area?

The location is within Real de La Quinta and close to Marbella. The views, its hard to find a similar panoramic view in any other development. The whole development design and planning. Each villa is positioned to maximize the panoramic views without obstruction from your neighbours. These parameters make the Inside-Outside design even more grandiose.

Which of the future features of Real de La Quinta resort are you most looking forward to?

The lake, the beach and the Club House next to it. The 35,000 m2 lake and beach club with an executive golf course at Real de La Quinta

How important to you is living in a sustainable home?

This will be one of our retirement homes, maybe the main one. The less maintenance, the better. So, yes, it’s important.

What do you think if any, are the common misconceptions of the Marbella area?

People come here just to play, enjoy, show off and go home. Yes, I see a lot of that. Can you blame them? No, because this is the ideal place to do that. But many people actually call Marbella their home and live here all year round, just like us who would like to make this our home someday.

If you could describe a perfect day living in Vista Lago- What would it be?

Start the day by walking with my wife or sitting on the terrace with our coffee and computer watching the sunrise.

The rest of the day is an open slate with so many options: gardening, exploring the community, visiting so many places nearby, walk on the beach, do some sports. Light lunch. Do some trading on the US market. Siesta.

Plan the evening. Night out or night in?

Whatever you do, you are doing it with a magnificent background of views.

Most likely we will have guests and there are so many things and places to show them.

End the night with a glass of wine on your bedroom terrace, watching in awe the glittering lights of Marbella, The Rock and the distant coast of Africa, or the big moon above the Mediterranean casting its light on La Concha.

To find out more about Vista Lago Residences, visit here, send an email  here or talk directly with the sales team on: (+34) 682 10 50 02


For sales enquiries please contact BRIGHT’s Sales Director, Lina Diksaite on (+34) 682 10 50 02 or email here

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