A note from our President
Welcome to the website of Comunidad Villacana – the Community of Owners of one of the most beautiful urbanisations on the Costa del Sol. I hope that whether you are an owner, a renter, a visitor or potentially any one of the aforementioned, you will find the site and its content of interest and useful.
The site contains a page for owners, who can find various documents relating to management and administration of the urbanisation but we also want it to be of use to visitors to our facilities and to renters who want to know what properties and the overall location is like. Please note that although we welcome renters, the Community of Owners has no role or responsibility for any rental agreement or standards – that lies with the owner of the property (or rental agent) and the individual and any issues can only be resolved in that way; of course, if a renter has questions or requires some help then our Office will be pleased to try and assist.
Check out the Facilities page for on-site eating and drinking - whether you want a quiet (or not so quiet) drink, light lunch, roast dinner, pizza, family meals or more traditional Spanish dining, there is a great choice from the on-site establishments, as an owner, renter or just visiting.
We intend to evolve this website to be of help to owners, renters and visitors and would welcome input and ideas.
To explain a little about us: Villacana is an urbanisation (urbanización); there is no direct translation into English but the nearest equivalent is housing development or residential area. An urbanisation is a collection of houses or apartments within a defined perimeter and with certain facilities (in our case pools, gardens, restaurants/bars and other amenities). We have some 340 properties within a walled-off area that fronts to the Playa del Sol (also called Playa de la Cancelada) - playa = beach. Adjacent to us, towards the A7 (N340) major road, are our neighbour urbanisations of Albayalde, Park Beach and the MacDonald’s Club Villacana Resort (which was built at the same time as our site and was originally termed Villacana North whereas we were Villacana South).
Under Spanish law, the urbanisation is owned and managed by the individual property owners themselves, who are required to elect each year from their number a President to represent the Community. I was elected by the Owners as their President at the 2022 AGM. The President is the person recognised in Spanish law as representing the Community of Owners and is often supported by an Administrator. The President is supported by a small Advisory Group of owners, who contribute ideas and advice.
At Villacana, many owners are non-resident - the majority are living in the UK but there are also significant non-resident owners from other European countries, including Spain. We have a rolling three-year contract with our Administration company (Trayectorias SA), extended by a year at each AGM, which gives the company and its employees a degree of longer-term security. The team facilitate the payment of our bills and taxes as well as controlling the day-to-day spend on maintenance, managing major works such as repainting programmes, pool upgrades, and community construction works. Trayectorias also manage our dedicated, flexible and loyal workforce; we are extremely fortunate to have the services of such a great team, who maintain the gardens, pools and facilities and the general fabric; the beautiful result you can see in the pictures on this site is testimony to their wonderful work, which makes Villacana such an attractive place to live or to visit.
My aim as President is to continue and build upon the excellent work of my predecessors, in working with the Advisory Group, the Administrator and the Villacana team, to maintain and enhance the attractiveness and integrity of Villacana. My initial focus includes ensuring that our community interests continue to be best served when the coastal path project is implemented. After we have dealt with these initial challenges, the path will open up exciting opportunities to explore our beautiful coastline by walking and cycling – giving easier access to more chiringuitos, bars and restaurants along the way. We all work together to make Villacana even better in the future.