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
Development
Estepona, Spacious and elegant off-plan townhouse with rooftop solarium for sale in Oceana Collection, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Spacious and elegant off-plan townhouse with rooftop solarium for sale in Oceana Collection, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Ref. TMNA1046

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 160 m² built
  • 80 m² terrace

Situated in the brand new development of Oceana Collection featuring just 36 townhouses this exceptional property presents the ultimate in luxury and comfort with meticulous attention to detail. The use of...

370,000 €
New
Development
Estepona, Contemporary off-plan ground floor apartment in the exclusive development of Oceana Views, Cancelada, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Contemporary off-plan ground floor apartment in the exclusive development of Oceana Views, Cancelada, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Ref. TMNA1043

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 99 m² built
  • 23 m² terrace

Situated in the brand new luxury and low-density community of Oceana Views set on an elevated position, this impressive apartment benefits from a south-western orientation allowing an abundance of natural...

270,000 €
New
Development
Estepona, Contemporary off-plan first-floor apartment in the sought after development of Oceana Views, Cancelada, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Contemporary off-plan first-floor apartment in the sought after development of Oceana Views, Cancelada, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Ref. TMNA1044

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 113 m² built
  • 24 m² terrace

Located in the brand new low-density gated residential enclave of Oceana Views set on an elevated position, this bright apartment benefits from a south-westerly orientation allowing an abundance of natural...

365,000 €
New
Development
Estepona, Contemporary off-plan penthouse with solarium in the luxury development of Oceana Views, Cancelada, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Contemporary off-plan penthouse with solarium in the luxury development of Oceana Views, Cancelada, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Ref. TMNA1045

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 140 m² built
  • 66 m² terrace

Located in the new low-density gated residential enclave of Oceana Views set on an elevated position, this penthouse takes advantage of a south-westerly orientation and allows an abundance of light into the...

380,000 €
New
Development
Estepona, Off plan timeless contemporary villa of extraordinary quality for sale in Las Perlas de Monte Biarritz, Estepona

Off plan timeless contemporary villa of extraordinary quality for sale in Las Perlas de Monte Biarritz, Estepona

Ref. TMNV1023

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 623 m² built
  • 1.226 m² plot

Situated in the highly desirable "Golden Triangle" of Marbella, Estepona and Benahavis, this villa is set in Las Perlas de Monte Biarritz an exclusive low-density development of just 3 luxury...

1,075,000 €
New Listing Estepona, Exceptional brand new south facing apartment with large terrace for sale in the gated community of Golf Hills, Estepona

Exceptional brand new south facing apartment with large terrace for sale in the gated community of Golf Hills, Estepona

Ref. TMXA1020

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 191 m² built
  • 85 m² terrace

Set within the private development of Golf Hills, halfway between Marbella and Estepona, this gorgeous apartment enjoys sunlight throughout the day. With the utmost attention paid to luxury and comfort, the...

220,000 €
New
Development
Estepona, Brand new turnkey Andalusian style villa for sale in the frontline golf development of Pueblo del Golf, La Resina, Estepona

Brand new turnkey Andalusian style villa for sale in the frontline golf development of Pueblo del Golf, La Resina, Estepona

Ref. TMNV1022

  • 3 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 377 m² built
  • 503 m² plot
  • 76 m² terrace

Set within the low-density community of Pueblo del Golf featuring frontline and second line golf properties with views across La Resina course, this home is crafted to inspire and delight. Built over 3...

575,000 €
Frontline
Beach
Estepona, 2 penthouses for sale to reform and join together in the centre of Estepona, front line beach with panoramic sea views and private swimming pool

2 penthouses for sale to reform and join together in the centre of Estepona, front line beach with panoramic sea views and private swimming pool

Ref. TMRA11365

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 220 m² built
  • 100 m² terrace

These superb apartments are positioned atop one of the front line beach buildings in Estepona town centre, half way between the port of Estepona and the old town centre. Each of them comprises; 2 bedrooms...

990,000 €
Frontline
Beach
Estepona, Grand-scale idyllic beachfront villa with indoor pool and spa in a quiet cul-de-sac for sale in El Saladillo, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Grand-scale idyllic beachfront villa with indoor pool and spa in a quiet cul-de-sac for sale in El Saladillo, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Ref. TMNV1021

  • 5 beds
  • 5 baths
  • 620 m² built
  • 1.005 m² plot
  • 314 m² terrace

This villa boasts 620 m2 of unmatched luxury in a landmark promontory location defining the essence of the Costa del Sol. The home features a forward-thinking design aesthetic while creating a one-of-a-kind...

4,950,000 €
New
Development
Estepona, Brand new south-facing contemporary apartment with breathtaking views for sale in the gated community of Ágora, Estepona

Brand new south-facing contemporary apartment with breathtaking views for sale in the gated community of Ágora, Estepona

Ref. TMNA1042

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 91 m² built
  • 33 m² terrace

This contemporary first-floor apartment is set within the brand new low-density development of Ágora featuring just 34 modern apartments in between Marbella and Estepona on the New Golden Mile. Each building...

298,000 €

Recently reformed townhouse for sale in front line bech location, El Pirata in Estepona

Ref. TMRT11378

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 71 m² built
  • 29 m² terrace

This recently reformed townhouse has been recently reformed to very high standards, including new installations, fire place, air conditioning, under floor heating and quality fixtures and appliances in both...

275,000 €