5 Spots in the Costa Del Sol To Help You Find Your New Home
Where Shall You Start Looking For Your Next Home Investment?
Want a new home in the sun but don’t know which place on the Costa del Sol is right for you? Here are a few things you might want to consider when researching your next investment.
Marbella, Costa del Sol
Marbella is well known to many, being one of the most luxurious and sophisticated areas located on the Costa del Sol. It is the hub of the Costa del Sol, surrounded by a magnificent mountain range which helps the climate to stay warm, making Marbella an ideal destination all year round. This area of the coast enjoys 320 days of sunshine and is superb whatever the season. You can soak up the sun with hikes in the beautiful landscapes along the Concha, or along the sandy beaches.
In addition to the weather, Marbella offers a wide variety of activities and opportunities. It has over 20 luxurious golf courses, the beautiful port of Puerto Banus where you will find a wide range of high-end clothing, unique cars and plenty of places to delight your taste buds with international and local cuisine. You will also find excellent Michelin starred restaurants in Marbella itself.
Marbella has a large international community which is then reflected in the range of amenities you will find. With some of the best international schools on the coast, this is a great place for families, couples to live year round.
Marbella is a large area, which is divided into several smaller, more identifiable communities. Places such as Nueva Andalucia, Puerto Banus, Marbella Old Town, Cabopino all offer different amenities, properties and lifestyles depending on your needs. The traditional old town reflects the typical Andalusian style contrasting with the port area which is more sophisticated and modern. You’ll find a mix of upscale villas, apartments or townhouses across Marbella depending on where and what you need for your next investment.
Estepona, Costa del Sol
Bordering Marbella to the west, Estepona covers a large part of the Costa del Sol with 21 km of coastline. It is a booming district in recent years and more and more popular. Stretching from Marbella to Manilva, Estepona has a lot to offer and is a must-see when visiting Costs del Sol.
The town of Estepona itself, despite its growing popularity in recent years, is still an extremely traditional region, which gives a typical Andalusian atmosphere. Having invested heavily in the city itself, it is now known as the Garden of the Costa del Sol. The flowers and plants, the artwork, as well as the city growing to become more pedestrian have really grown, making it a great place to live all year round.
As well as wandering around Estepona old town, you also have the beautiful seaside path that runs along the sandy beach, Estepona harbor and beyond the town itself. Besides Estepona town center, the surroundings also have a lot to offer. It spans a large area and depending on what you are looking for it can meet all your needs and wants.
If you are looking for a place where you can walk to all the amenities or for more privacy with spectacular views, then Estepona can meet your needs. Some of these areas include golf urbanizations or even near the beautiful crystal lagoon located on the hillside.
Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol
Mijas Costa stretches on the east side of Marbella and runs along the Costa del Sol to Fuengirola. It has a lot of different areas, including La Cala de Mijas, Riviera del Sol, Calahonda, El Faro, among others. Part of the larger community of Mijas, it has 12 km of coastline where you can find beaches, the typical chiringuito, coastal walks and more.
Mijas costa has started to flourish culturally, commercially and socially in recent years and stands out as one of the best places on the Costa del Sol. With sandy beaches and an excellent 6 km long coastal path, this is an easily accessible area with a mix of activities. La Cala de Mijas, known to be the heart of Mijas Costa, is a former Andalusian fishing village that is now a hub for international vacationers and expats.
Its growth has attracted many international buyers, but it remains a bit authentic with its traditional architecture, quirky tapas bars and local community. You have schools, health care and supermarkets in the area, and of course a wide choice of restaurants and bars.
In addition to the promenade, Mijas Costa is also a great place for avid golfers. The Costa del Sol is known as the Costa del Golf which means that it should come as no surprise that Mijas also offers many different courses as well as opportunities to live in one of these golf courses of prestige.
The region is booming, with the next natural park as well as the rebirth of one of the most famous international hotels – The Byblos – the region will continue to develop over time. Since the communities here are active year round, Mijas Costa remains busy in summer and winter.
Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol
Located to the east of the Costa del Sol and in the immediate vicinity of the city of Malaga, it is one of the largest centers on the coast for tourists and holidays. Benalmadena sits on a hill and offers some of the best views on the Costa del Sol. Having easy access, being so close to the airport as well as having the train line from downtown Malaga to Fuengirola, this makes it a great place to put down roots or spend your vacation as you can do everything at on foot or with public transport.
Benalmadena, like most of the different areas of the coast, is divided into different sub-communities which all have something to offer. In the lower part of Benalmadena you will find beautiful beaches as well as the famous marina and its beautiful boats. These areas are within walking distance of many restaurants and amenities and are heavily influenced by an international market. In the center you have one of the largest natural parks on the coast, Parque Paloma, which is a great place to sit and relax.
Benalmadena Pueblo sits at the top of the hill with fantastic views and beautiful sunrises. Its white village with small Andalusian alleys makes it a unique place to enjoy tapas and a glass of sangria. In addition to its original Andalusian roots, Benalmadena has a lot of activities to offer, including the famous theme park, the marina and the cable car that goes up to the top of the mountain where you can see Malaga and the rest of the rating.
Benalmadena has various properties, apartments being the most important, but also unique villa communities. The growth of the region has helped to expand and develop the real estate market, offering modern and new constructions with fantastic views.
Sotogrande, Costa Del Sol
Ending in the far west of the Costa del Sol, you will find the luxurious and exclusive district of Sotogrande. Unlike Marbella where people want to be seen, Sotogrande offers privacy, nature, luxury and sport at the same time.
The beautiful port of Sotogrande is luxurious and secure with many magnificent yachts and boats. You will find fabulous nautical events there throughout the year, as well as many facilities, restaurants and trails to stroll around. In addition to the port, you will find some of the best golf courses in the world in Sotogrande, including the Valderrama golf course, two exclusive tennis clubs and some of the best polo fields in the area. Sotogrande is known for its horseback riding and you can find some of the most exclusive Cortijos and Fincas on the whole coast.
Offering a slightly milder climate to the rest of the Costa del Sol, you will still have plenty of sun all year round, but with cooler temperatures in winter. From here you are close to both Estepona and Gibraltar and a little further down the coast, Tarifa, where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea meet.
Inland you will find many charming Andalusian white villages where you can enjoy Spanish life like the locals. You will find in this district beautiful villas in private and secure urbanisations as well as superb apartments overlooking the port. The views offer spectacular sea views that stretch across Africa and Gibraltar, making them unique. The region is full of nature and green landscapes, which makes it a pleasant place to settle.
Take a look at the variety of properties in each area we have to offer here.