Luxury residences on the coast of Granada

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Located in a protected marine reserve in Punta de la Mona in the Province of Granada, the residential complex of Icon Marina comprises 87 two- and three-bed apartments commanding sweeping vistas of the largely untouched coastline. The apartments offer direct access to Marina del Este, a pretty marina in a picturesque cove in the seaside town of La Herradura.

“As well as having an enviable seafront location, Icon Marina is perfectly situated to reach the region’s major points of interest,” explains director general María Emilia Alarcón. “The apartments are 50 minutes from Malaga Airport and the Moorish city of Granada, with high-speed AVE rail connections to cities throughout Spain, and it’s only an additional 35 minutes from Granada to the ski resorts of Sierra Nevada”.

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Offering diverse landscapes, the Province of Granada in the south of the Iberian peninsula has some of the mildest climates in Europe, with over 300 days of sunshine a year and an average annual temperature of 19 degrees. It’s home to a variety of landscapes from gorgeous beaches to sweeping plains as well as the snowy mountains that form part of the Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain range in the Iberian peninsula.

In summer, there are water sports aplenty, including kite surfing, diving, and paragliding, while in winter, Sierra Nevada offers some of the country’s best skiing. In spring, when the snow begins to melt and the days become longer, you can nip off for a morning of skiing and enjoy a swim in the sea in the afternoon, with both easily reachable from Icon Marina.

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Spread out over four buildings, the complex blends in with the surrounding landscape. Interiors are breezy and well lit, with plenty of natural light flooding in through large windows, while the spacious terraces are the perfect spot to sit back and soak up the vistas of the glistening Mediterranean Sea. Carefully designed to take advantage of the wonderful sea views, the apartments have spacious interiors: two-bedroom apartments with an average floor area of 80 square metres, while the three-beds measure 95 metres.

Architecture studio A-CERO is behind the contemporary design. “Led by renowned architects Joaquín Torres and Rafael Llamazares, A-CERO is one of Spain’s most renowned architecture firms designing properties for the high-end residential development market,” explains CEO Óscar Presa.

With their stylish interiors and enviable beachfront location, the apartments at Icon Marina are ideally suited either as a principal residence or a second home, offering peaceful seclusion and easy access to the province’s wealth of attractions throughout the year.

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