La Mairena is a residential resort near Marbella, Spain (within the municipalities of Ojen and Marbella), in the Andalusian province of Málaga. The resort was developed by the real estate developer Sarena SA. Construction originally started in the late 1980s. Mairena history Development company Sarena SA created and trademarked the name La Mairena, which gave the name to the village. Various developments have since been completed, and are in the process of being completed. There are two golf courses adjacent to La Mairena: La Cala Golf, in Mijas, and Santa Maria Golf in Marbella. There is a 50/50 mix between individual villas and apartment complexes, with many green zones and forests in between.
The village contains a tennis school, two restaurants The Mairena Lodge and Kudu Bar, and adjacent to it, in the El Soto development there is a 9-hole practice golf course. The whole area is within a century-old cork tree forest, and views span the entire Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. La Mairena is within the Unesco biosphere Reserve, Sierra de la Nieves.