Homes for Sale in Estepona
To buy property in Estepona is to enjoy privileged access to 23 kilometers of coastline, on the shores of the Alboran Sea, and live in uniquely beautiful surroundings at the foot of the magnificent Sierra Bermeja.
Alongside Marbella and Benahavís, Estepona forms part of the famous Golden Triangle; in 2015 it enjoyed record growth in tourism within the Andalusia and Levante region. 220,0000 holidaymakers visited Estepona in 2015, making that year its most successful of the last decade.
High-end residential communities and tourist resorts perfectly combine with spectacular scenery and a superb climate, which enjoys warm summers, 300 annual days of sunshine, and mild winters. It is no surprise that many visitors who come to Estepona for a few days’ relaxation end up falling in love with its beauty, and decide to buy a holiday house, or even relocate to this charming Andalusian town.
You will find a fantastic range of properties on offer here, all set in exclusive residential communities, fully equipped with services and amenities that cater for all your needs. The combination of high quality real estate, an enticing location, and incredible value for money, make Estepona a unique investment opportunity.
It is well connected by road, with direct access to the dual carriageway running along the Malaga coast up to the Mediterranean motorway (AP-7). The city of Malaga is just over 80 kilometers away, giving you quick and easy access to the International Airport, where daily flights connect you with numerous national and international destinations. Another option is the high-speed train, which you can catch from María Zambrano station in the heart of Malaga, and in just over two hours will whisk you up to Madrid, as well as to Barcelona and other major Spanish cities. To the west lies Gibraltar, which also counts on an international airport, giving even greater accessibility to the Costa del Sol.
VERY ACTIVE REAL ESTATE MARKET
Interest in Estepona’s property market is well substantiated by data and reports submitted by TINSA, Spain’s largest property valuation company, which confirms Estepona as one of the areas with the highest number of residential sales in Spain. In 2014, 2,113 properties changed hands, which is the third highest in terms of volume and sales on the Costa del Sol, just behind Marbella and Mijas.
The broad range of high quality, fully equipped properties available in local holiday resorts and residential communities, all of which offer easy access to golf courses, beaches, hotels, restaurants, bars and leisure, resorts and entertainment, mean that residents of Estepona enjoy superlative quality of life.
EXCELLENT GOLF AND MAGNIFICENT BEACHES IN ESTEPONA
There are eight golf clubs in the area, including some of the finest courses around, such as Valle Romano, the Golf Club Estepona, El Coto de la Serena or Paradise. El Campanario and Atalaya are also popular places to play; all courses boast 18-holes that challenge the golfer while offering stunning views of the ocean on one side, and the mountains on the other.
Swimming and water sports in Estepona’s calm, Mediterranean waters are another draw; the municipality has 17 beaches, with beach bars and fully patrolled waters to ensure the safety of the bathers. La Playa de Rada is considered the best and most emblematic beach in Estepona; it flies the Blue Flag, awarded for optimum conditions and water quality. There is also Playa del Cristo, a charming little tucked-away cove; Casasola, typically the busiest beach; and other quieter bathing spots such as Río Castor, Los Pinillos or Bahía Dorada.
HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND LEISURE
Estepona has been making a name for itself as a prestigious holiday destination because it is a town that is perfectly adapted for tourism, with its natural surroundings, golf courses and beaches. High-end hotels like Hotel Atalaya Park Estepona, Hotel El Paraiso Estepona, Estepona Palace, Hotel Las Dunas Estepona, Hotel Paraíso Estepona, Hotel Playabella Estepona, or the most exclusive of all the New Golden Mile hotels, the luxurious Hotel Kempinski, add to Estepona’s credentials as a prime tourist destination. The Hotel Kempinski has one of the most prestigious restaurants in the region, La Cabaña del Mar, enjoying excellent views of Mediterranean coast, with the ocean at its feet.
The gastronomy of this part of the Costa del Sol is exceptional, and restaurants in Estepona are amongst some of the most popular around. As well as La Cabaña del Mar you can try delicious regional, national and international cuisine at El Paraíso Restaurant & Country Club, located in the community of El Paraíso. There is also El Palangre, a local institution that counts on 15 years’ experience and offers amazing seafood, as well as their signature dish: Rabo de Toro (‘oxtail’). The Restobar ‘11 & 11’, located in Estepona marina, is another favourite, as is Camurí, noted for its stylish décor, unique atmosphere, delicious food and impeccable service.
Camurí is situated in Laguna Village, Estepona, one of the most fashionable leisure and shopping complexes on the Costa del Sol. It is also home to two of the most famous beach clubs on the coast, Purobeach and Laguna Beach Estepona. As well as beach clubs and restaurants, Laguna Village is also an important shopping destination; the most exclusive clothing brands can be found at the fashion stores here. You can continue shopping at Abierto El Paseíllo mall, and very soon the new Lobilla shopping center, currently under construction, will be the latest shopping centre to open in Estepona.
For those seeking the very crème de la crème of fashion, the most exclusive and luxurious boutiques can be found in Marbella, Puerto Banus, and at nearby La Cañada shopping mall. Marbella, the epicenter of the New Golden Mile, is just over 30 kilometers from Estepona, less than half an hour’s drive up the AP-7 motorway.
Another favourite destination for residents and tourists to relax and enjoy themselves is the Diana leisure complex, an area dedicated to bars and restaurants of all kinds, including Italian, Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine, including tapas, there is something for everyone here: even the most discerning of palates are catered for!
EDUCATION, HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Families that choose to live in Estepona will find plenty of good schools and educational colleges here, including one of the most renowned on the Costa del Sol, Estepona International School, a British school set up more than a decade ago. Equally as well respected is the bilingual school of Atalaya Estepona, and San José school of Estepona. Parents seeking an alternative to these institutions have the option of enrolling their children in nearby Marbella, at Aloha College, Swans, IHD (English International College), and The British School of Marbella, and the German School in Marbella.
Estepona’s icing on the cake, both as a holiday destination and a place to live, are its comprehensive health services, clinics and beauty centres. The wellness facilities and hotel spas here are first rate, the Barceló Estepona Thalasso Spa and Elba Estepona Grand Hotel & Thalasso Spa being the most noteworthy.
WHERE TO BUY HOUSE IN ESTEPONA
Deciding on where to live in Estepona is not an easy task. You must first familiarise yourself with the town, and know which residential areas and communities offer flats, houses and apartments to buy.
Urbanization Bahía de la Plata, Estepona:
An exclusive property development comprised of luxury homes right on the beach, with swimming pool, gardens and magnificent sea views.
Urbanization Bahia Dorada Estepona:
Next to the beach of the same name, a quiet residential community with spacious communal areas, white houses in the typical Mediterranean design, and very close to the N-340.
Bel Air Estepona Urbanization:
A unique gated community close to the sea with gardens and two swimming pools; these houses offer spacious bedrooms, terraces and garage.
Urbanization Benamara Estepona:
Less than 500 meters stand between the sea and this community of spacious apartments, built in the typical style of Andalusian villas.
Buenas Noches Estepona:
One of the quietest areas of the New Golden Mile, this residential area offers magnificent, high quality homes, with local shops and services all close at hand.
Estepona Costalita Urbanization:
Just one kilometer from the beach, boasting landscaped areas, trees, pool and garage, it is one of the best-known developments on this part of the Costa del Sol.
El Campanario Urbanization, Estepona:
Surrounded by the best golf courses in the area, this residential complex has panoramic views of the sea and mountains, from its bright, spacious homes.
El Paraíso, Estepona:
10 minutes from Marbella, near Puerto Banus, this is one of the most prestigious areas of Estepona. El Paraíso is a community of exclusive villas, apartments and townhouses, with an 18-hole golf course next door.
El Pilar Urbanization, Estepona:
Magnificent homes in an exceptional location. This is a quiet and comfortable residential community that is perfect for young families with children.
El Pirata Urbanizatio, Estepona:
A resort complex next to the sea, with houses of varying characteristics, all are bright and airy, this is considered one of the best areas of Estepona.
El Presidente, Estepona:
One of the most renowned and prestigious developments in the town, El Presidents sits right on the seashore, next to the beach club Purobeach, as well as numerous hotels and restaurants. The community disposes of five pools, large gardens and lush vegetation, all surrounded by several golf courses.
Las Abejeras Urbanization, Estepona:
Las Abejeras is a location for people seeking tranquility, comfort and great facilities with everything close at hand. The properties here are all spacious and bright.
Parque Antena Urbanization, Estepona:
A very quiet and well-connected area of Estepona, close to the beach and just a few minutes’ drive from the main shopping areas.
Valle Romano Urbanization, Estepona:
One of the best known of the New Golden Mile residential resorts, this is an attractive housing community of the highest quality. Facilities include pools, gardens and a sports complex, surrounded by superb golf courses. Properties range from comfortable apartments to spacious single-family villas.
Villacana Urbanization, Estepona:
Designer flats, houses and apartments with high quality finishes, spacious common areas, landscaped gardens and pool.