Monte León in Maspalomas: luxury villas in a peaceful setting

Monte León is a secluded, luxury residential area in Gran Canaria with villas for sale
Monte León is a secluded, luxury residential area in Gran Canaria with villas for sale
5 August 2019, Virginia Vera

The Monte León urbanización is the most exclusive residential area in Gran Canaria. Its private, guarded access makes it a place that only a few people can afford to buy property, but its real strength lies in its location; surrounded by unspoilt nature, Monte León is in the south of this Canary island, in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, 600 metres above sea level. The first thing the people who live here see when they wake up are panoramic views of the Maspalomas sand dunes and the Atlantic Ocean. Behind them are hectares of volcanic landscapes formed by steep mountains, deep ravines, dams and reservoirs, whose strength and magnetism are absolutely hypnotic.

As a matter of fact, most of the island is actually unbuilt and undeveloped; you may already know some of these places from movies or adverts, or because they're among the top cyclists' routes. Living alone with nature on huge parcels of land far from other buildings is a privilege for an elite group of residents, who are nonetheless just 10 minutes by car from the beach. Going down from Monte León to the touristic town centre, you can find all kinds of services like shopping centres, hospitals, international schools, golf courses and clubs.

Some of Spain's most amazing (and most expensive!) houses are in Monte León
Some of Spain's most amazing (and most expensive!) houses are in Monte León

The villas and houses for sale in this residential area are built using the highest quality materials. Everyone from big businessmen to local and international celebrities call this place home. It is in Monte León where the German composer and conductor Justus Frantz acquired more than just a plot of land… he bought a whole mountain. There, he built the Casa de los Músicos, which 45 years later is one of the island's most important cultural landmarks. Imagine having the famous pianist as your neighbour, who opens the doors of his villa to celebrate exquisite concerts at the Finca Festival Frantz & Friends every summer. Famous musicians like Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, Christoph Eschenbach and Arvo Pärt have all also played in the so-called “House of Musicians”. And not only musicians, but also chancellors, presidents, writers, artists, tennis players and intellectuals have been welcomed there, and even Spain’s former king Juan Carlos I.

Its secluded location away from the masses, its private streets, its extensive plots of land and its proximity to the beach all make Monte León a secret oasis of gardens and swimming pools, a quiet and sophisticated area to enjoy a high quality of life and where you can truly switch off.

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