Estepona area guide

Though it is not as famous, Estepona has little to envy its famous neighbour, Marbella: over 325 days of sunshine a year, excellent sports and leisure facilities, a great choice of shops, restaurants and bars, as well as a beautiful coastline with fantastic views across the Mediterranean and a charming historic town centre.

Estepona old town

Not surprisingly, Estepona has a vibrant market for rental and resale property with growing interest from overseas clients. Some would argue it even boasts better beaches without the crowds and a more laid-back atmosphere than its glamorous neighbour some 20 minutes east – not to mention great value for money.

Indeed, the greater amount of land available for development, the fact that building licences can be obtained without delays and the far better value for money on offer in what is an increasingly up-and-coming and upmarket area, translate into very keen interest from buyers, investors and visitors from across Europe.

This is especially true of the New Golden Mile, the coastal strip situated between Estepona and San Pedro Alcántara, where much of the new luxurious development on the Costa del Sol is focused and there is, as a result, the best choice of attractive modern villas and apartments featuring contemporary luxuries, amenities and architectural styling.

Estepona view

The town – a guide to Estepona
The municipal area is home to just over 70,000 people, encompassing attractive urbanisations and developments along its 23 kilometres of sandy Mediterranean coastline and in the hills overlooking the town.

Estepona is situated 90 kilometres west of Málaga city centre and is serviced by the A7/AP7 highway and the N340 coastal road. The nearest airport is Gibraltar International (GIB), 47 kilometres distant, while Málaga’s Pablo Ruíz Picasso International Airport (AGP) is just over 80 kilometres away.

Estepona’s old town is one of the best-preserved on the Costa del Sol and has been the subject of an on-going beautification and pedestrianisation drive. Its bustling, flower-filled streets and squares, such as the emblematic Plaza de las Flores, are full of local bars and shops.

The town’s marina (Puerto de Estepona), located 1.5 kilometres east of the centre and an easy stroll on the seafront promenade, is a popular leisure destination for sailing and water sports enthusiasts, and also boasts a selection of international restaurants.

The property market in Estepona varies greatly from one area to another, with affordable modern apartments in the upper part of town starting from just under 150,000€; townhouses in the historic centre ranging from less than 150,000 to over 300,000€, depending on size and condition; and luxury beachfront apartments and villas costing well in excess of a million euros in prime areas and sought-after developments.

The area is also home to very attractive modern apartments starting from 200,000€ and villas from 500,000€, making this one of the most interesting places on the Costa del Sol to live and buy a property. Contact us for more information.

Originally published in November 2009, updated by Adam Neale in August 2018


Properties in Estepona

New Listing Estepona, Large townhouse for sale in ideal location 20 meters to the beach, with project to build apartments on 3 floors.

Large townhouse for sale in ideal location 20 meters to the beach, with project to build apartments on 3 floors.

Ref. TMRT11385

  • 8 beds
  • 5 baths
  • 210 m² built
  • 120 m² plot
  • 40 m² terrace

This is a superb townhouse situated just by Estepona's main square Plaza de las Flores. Amenities are all within a few steps including the beach, restaurants, cafes and shops. The house is in a great...

795,000 €

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New Listing Estepona, Beachfront 5th-floor luxurious apartment awash in natural light and with expansive sea views for sale in Santa Ana, Estepona centre

Beachfront 5th-floor luxurious apartment awash in natural light and with expansive sea views for sale in Santa Ana, Estepona centre

Ref. TMXA11131

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 245 m² built
  • 25 m² terrace

Perfectly positioned frontline beach, this 5th-floor apartment showcases an elegant, open floor plan and spectacular unobstructed views spanning from the Estepona promenade across to North Africa with the...

1,950,000 €
New Listing Estepona, Seafront luxurious penthouse with large solarium, jacuzzi and boundless sea views for sale in Santa Ana, Estepona centre

Seafront luxurious penthouse with large solarium, jacuzzi and boundless sea views for sale in Santa Ana, Estepona centre

Ref. TMXA11132

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 164 m² built
  • 83 m² terrace

Perfectly positioned frontline beach, this elegant penthouse showcases an open concept floor plan and superb unobstructed views spanning from the Estepona promenade across to North Africa and Gibraltar with...

2,290,000 €
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Development
Estepona, Contemporary off-plan ground floor apartment with private garden and plunge pool for sale in the beachfront development of Velaya, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Contemporary off-plan ground floor apartment with private garden and plunge pool for sale in the beachfront development of Velaya, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Ref. TMNA1047

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 148 m² built
  • 49 m² terrace

The brand new boutique development of Velaya features just 38 homes which include luxury apartments, penthouses, villas and bungalows. Designed by SB Architects of international reputation for excellence,...

792,000 €
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Development
Estepona, Contemporary off-plan duplex penthouse with studio for sale in the seafront development of Velaya, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Contemporary off-plan duplex penthouse with studio for sale in the seafront development of Velaya, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Ref. TMNA1048

  • 4 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 272 m² built
  • 141 m² terrace

The brand new boutique community of Velaya features just 38 homes which include luxurious apartments, penthouses, villas and bungalows. Designed by the internationally acclaimed SB Architects studio, they...

1,860,000 €
New
Development
Estepona, Off-plan beachfront contemporary townhouse with studio and private pool for sale in Velaya, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Off-plan beachfront contemporary townhouse with studio and private pool for sale in Velaya, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Ref. TMNA1049

  • 4 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 376 m² built
  • 72 m² terrace

The brand new boutique project of Velaya features just 38 luxurious villas, bungalows, apartments, penthouses. Designed by the renowned SB Architects studio who have created a development that blends...

2,160,000 €
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Development
Estepona, Contemporary off plan penthouse apartment with large solarium for sale in Serenity Views, Estepona

Contemporary off plan penthouse apartment with large solarium for sale in Serenity Views, Estepona

Ref. TMNA1242

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 96 m² built
  • 73 m² terrace

This gorgeous brand new penthouse apartment is set within the secure and gated community of Serenity Views, just a 3-minute drive from the beach. A low-density 3 storey development of only 66 apartments with...

254,500 €

Penthouse apartment for sale in Estepona center, with sea views, large sunny terrace and private parking

Ref. TMRA11379

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 115 m² built

This very well presented apartment is positioned on the edge of the old town centre of Estepona, walking distance to the town and traditional squares bustling with cafes and restaurants. The main beach in...

325,000 €
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Estepona, Off plan semi-detached contemporary style villa in the exclusive boutique development of Oasis 22, La Resina Golf, Estepona

Off plan semi-detached contemporary style villa in the exclusive boutique development of Oasis 22, La Resina Golf, Estepona

Ref. TMNV1025

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 200 m² built
  • 315 m² plot
  • 42 m² terrace

Set within the brand new low-density community of Oasis 22 featuring just 21 semi-detached houses, this home boasts a distinctly modern design. The villa is characterised by contemporary luxury with...

375,000 €

Beautiful modern villa for sale with sea views in Bel Air, Estepona

Ref. TMRV11330

  • 7 beds
  • 6 baths
  • 546 m² built
  • 1.568 m² plot
  • 111 m² terrace

A beautiful classical style villa with modern interiors situated walking distance to amenities in a private quiet street in Bel Air, Estepona. A private driveway leads past a beautiful mature garden with...

1,295,000 €

Charming Andalusian style villa in Atalaya area, Estepona

Ref. TMRV11329

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 149 m² built
  • 3.058 m² plot
  • 40 m² terrace

Well built Andalusian-style single-storey villa from the 80's, set on a large plot with a perfect South orientation and views across to the sea and Africa beyond. The property comprises a large entrance hall...

590,000 €