Las Chapas is an urbanised area that is located between
Los Monteros in
Marbella. It was erected in the 1980’s and was a former timeshare
development. As well as various villas and apartments which are in the process
of being upgraded, several luxurious and secluded villas can be found towards
the edge of this area.
Main Tourist Attractions
Las Chapas has its own beach which is clean and has beautifully soft sand. There
are several chinguritos (beach bars) located along the stretch of beach and a
variety of watersports available such as water skiing, jet skiing and sailing.
Nearby Elviria is home to the famous Nikki Beach were you can Spend the day
relaxing on the beach and perhaps catch a glimpse of celebrities. Las Chapas
also has several golf courses and many more are within easy reach of the
development. Other sports facilities in the immediate area include tennis,
squash, swimming and badminton. The children will love Funny Beach in Las Chapas
which is an activity centre with go-karts, trampolines, pinball machines and
miniature golf. If you wish to take the trip to the centre of Marbella you will
find a myriad of plazas (squares) to sit and enjoy some food, some 16th century
architecture to admire and plenty of green areas to shade from the midday heat.
Las Chapas has several supermarkets and general stores where you will find the
essential day-to-day holiday items you need. Shopaholics can enjoy a serious day
of retail therapy in nearby Elviria. It has two shopping centres which offer
items such as clothing, jewellery, watches, sunglasses, toys, pottery, linen,
souvenirs and footwear. To the east of Las Chapas is the Marbella Golden Mile
which is renowned for its designer fashion boutiques and expensive stores.
Serious shoppers will find a variety of designer label clothing as well as
watches, perfumes, handbags, leather goods, shoes, sunglasses and electrical
goods which will keep them busy for the entire holiday.
Eating out and Nightlife
There are several cafés, bars and restaurants to be found in the Las Chapas
area, many of which serve a mixture of authentic Spanish dishes and
international cuisine, from countries such as Britain, Italy and France. Los
Monteros also offers the chance to experience some fine dining at restaurants
offering a host of dishes which can be washed down with some flavoursome local
wine. Elviria has bars and restaurants, some of which have live entertainment
and karaoke available.
For a night out that includes discos or nightclubs, the centre of Marbella and
Puerto Banus are a short journey away; you can also visit the casino at
Puerto Banus if you are feeling flush.