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, Ground floor duplex apartment with large private patio garden

Ground floor duplex apartment with large private patio garden

Ref. TMRA11352

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 89 m² built
  • 81 m² terrace

This property is located in a residential area near the port of Estepona. It is set on 2 floors with a patio which enjoys sun a large part of the day. The ground floor is raised from the street level and...

240,000 €
New Listing Estepona, Beautiful front line beach apartment in the development of Venalmar, Estepona

Beautiful front line beach apartment in the development of Venalmar, Estepona

Ref. TMXA0717

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 230 m² built
  • 118 m² plot
  • 49 m² terrace

This amazingly spacious south facing ground floor stands in the luxury front line beach complex of Venalmar. Overlooking the pool, the gardens and the sea, this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment features a...

675,000 €
New Listing Estepona, Penthouse for sale in Las Salinas, beachside complex with great sea views

Penthouse for sale in Las Salinas, beachside complex with great sea views

Ref. TMRA11351

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 158 m² built
  • 114 m² terrace

This superb property is situated in the beachside complex of las Salinas, close to las Dunas Hotel and some of the best beach bars in Estepona. Las salinas is positioned only 15 minutes away from Puerto...

690,000 €
New
Development
Estepona, Off plan contemporary villa with sea views and bespoke options for sale in Velvet, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Off plan contemporary villa with sea views and bespoke options for sale in Velvet, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Ref. TMNV101

  • 4 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 286 m² built
  • 1.005 m² plot
  • 242 m² terrace

Nestled in a unique setting close to all amenities and the beach, the brand new development "Velvet" features just 12 independent luxury villas which showcase modern Mediterranean architecture at...

985,000 €

Large Villa for sale in La Resina Golf Complex, Estepona, with private swimming pool and garden

Ref. TMRV11225

  • 5 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 376 m² built
  • 809 m² plot

This family sized villa is situated in La Resina Golf, a complex situated on the outskirts of Estepona, 10 minutes driving to Estepona and 15 minutes drive to Puerto Banus in Marbella. The property is...

540,000 €

Villa for sale in Seghers with private pool and panoramic sea views, Estepona

Ref. TMRV11322

  • 5 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 329 m² built
  • 452 m² plot

This villa is situated in the exclusive estate of Seghers, a sought after neighbourhood of private villas with sea views close to Estepona centre. Seghers is within walking distance to the beach, the marina...

635,000 €

Large townhouse for sale in the old town of estepona, move in condition with separate apartment

Ref. TMRT11367

  • 5 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 193 m² built
  • 86 m² terrace

A charming Andalusian townhouse located in the old town of Estepona, on one of the recently reformed streets only 5 minutes walking to the beach with all amenities and conveniences accessible within minutes....

450,000 €

Townhouse for sale in move in condition in the old town of Estepona Center, 5 minutes from the beach

Ref. TMRT11364

  • 3 beds
  • 1 bath
  • 85 m² built
  • 47 m² plot
  • 20 m² terrace

A very well presented town house in move in condition, positioned in the heart of the old town centre of Estepona, close to Plaza de las Flores and the surrounding bustling bars and Restaurants in the area....

275,000 €
Frontline
Golf
Estepona, Plot for sale in Estepona Golf, development opportunity - front line Golf

Plot for sale in Estepona Golf, development opportunity - front line Golf

Ref. TMRV11321

  • 670 m² plot

Plot for sale situated on the 17th hole of Estepona Golf situated close to Estepona Centre and the Marina. The plot offers 104 m2 of living space on the ground floor + basement on a plot of land of 664 m2....

175,000 €
New
Development
Estepona, Off plan contemporary 2 bedroom apartment for sale in a prominent area of Estepona centre

Off plan contemporary 2 bedroom apartment for sale in a prominent area of Estepona centre

Ref. TMNA1150

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

This impeccable apartment is located in the brand new development of Residencial Infinity, an iconic architectural statement by Ismael Mérida in the heart of Estepona. With just 4 apartment on each floor...

278,950 €
New
Development
Estepona, Off plan luxury 2 bedroom apartment for sale in a symbolic area of Estepona centre

Off plan luxury 2 bedroom apartment for sale in a symbolic area of Estepona centre

Ref. TMNA1151

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 90 m² built
  • 16 m² terrace

This impeccable apartment is located in the brand new development of Residencial Infinity, an iconic architectural statement by Ismael Mérida in the heart of Estepona. With just 4 apartment on each floor...

343,950 €