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, Modern second floor apartment for sale in Mirador de Estepona Hills, Estepona

Modern second floor apartment for sale in Mirador de Estepona Hills, Estepona

Ref. TMNA1158

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 116 m² built
  • 28 m² terrace

Nestled in remarkable and natural surroundings, the brand new development of Mirador de Estepona Hills is located in a privileged location below the Sierra Bermeja mountain range and next to Estepona. This...

353,999 €
New Listing Estepona, Elegant duplex penthouse with sizeable solarium for sale in the seafront luxury development of Alcazaba Beach, Estepona

Elegant duplex penthouse with sizeable solarium for sale in the seafront luxury development of Alcazaba Beach, Estepona

Ref. TMXA1115

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 273 m² built
  • 170 m² terrace

This tastefully completely remodelled apartment reflects modern ideas while creating a unique home interior. Combining timeless design with maximum comfort the property is set over 2 spacious floors. The...

795,000 € - Reduced from 850,000 €
New Listing Estepona, Large townhouse for sale in Estepona centre, with large patio and 4 bedrooms, close to all amenities

Large townhouse for sale in Estepona centre, with large patio and 4 bedrooms, close to all amenities

Ref. TMRT11375

  • 5 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 263 m² built
  • 90 m² terrace

This townhouse is presented in move in condition; it is situated in the gated complex of Los Almendros in the town of Estepona. The complex comprises privately owned townhouses each with a private garage...

425,000 €
New Listing Estepona, Recently renovated south facing beachfront luxury apartment for sale in Costalita del Mar, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Recently renovated south facing beachfront luxury apartment for sale in Costalita del Mar, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Ref. TMXA1018

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 144 m² built
  • 41 m² terrace

Situated in the emblematic frontline beach development of Costalita del Mar, this newly remodelled apartment offers an open concept living area designed to showcase the Costa del Sol's indoor-outdoor...

950,000 €
New Listing Estepona, Large townhouse for sale in Estepona Centre, walking distance to the beach with large sunny terrace

Large townhouse for sale in Estepona Centre, walking distance to the beach with large sunny terrace

Ref. TMRT11374

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 233 m² built
  • 192 m² plot

This property is positioned in the old town of Estepona centre, 2 minutes to the beach and just off one of the main streets in town, bustling with shops, bars and restaurants. The promenade of Estepona is 2...

395,000 €

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New Listing Estepona, Large commercial premises in the town of Estepona with parking and close to the beach.

Large commercial premises in the town of Estepona with parking and close to the beach.

Ref. TMRC1108

  • 552 m² built

A very large commercial premises situated close to the town centre of Estepona, in a beach side location, close to the main bus station of Estepona and nearby shops and restaurants within walking distance....

2,000,000 €
New
Development
Estepona, Off-plan 1 bedroom apartment with garden for sale in Valley Homes next to the Valle Romano Golf Resort, Estepona

Off-plan 1 bedroom apartment with garden for sale in Valley Homes next to the Valle Romano Golf Resort, Estepona

Ref. TMNA1157

  • 1 bed
  • 1 bath
  • 74 m² built
  • 36 m² terrace

Set within a brand new low-density development of just 8 buildings with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms apartments, this modern home features meticulous attention to detail throughout and elegant design. South facing,...

129,600 €
New
Development
Estepona, Off-plan 2 bedroom first-floor apartment for sale in Estepona centre just 50 metres from the beach

Off-plan 2 bedroom first-floor apartment for sale in Estepona centre just 50 metres from the beach

Ref. TMNA1155

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 92 m² built

Situated in a brand new modern building in the very centre of Estepona town, this first-floor apartment has been built to the highest of standards with exceptional finishes. The unit boasts a spacious and...

299,000 €
New
Development
Estepona, Off-plan 2 bedroom fourth-floor apartment for sale in Estepona centre just 50 metres from the beach

Off-plan 2 bedroom fourth-floor apartment for sale in Estepona centre just 50 metres from the beach

Ref. TMNA1156

  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath
  • 85 m² built
  • 42 m² terrace

Situated in a brand new contemporary building in the very heart of Estepona town, this fourth-floor apartment has been built to exacting standards with remarkable finishes. The unit features a spacious and...

335,000 €
New
Development
Estepona, Off plan beachside 3 bedroom townhouse with private garden for sale in West Beach, Estepona

Off plan beachside 3 bedroom townhouse with private garden for sale in West Beach, Estepona

Ref. TMNT1101

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 391 m² built
  • 105 m² terrace

Located in the exclusive and private boutique development of West Beach which comprises of just 6 luxury townhouses, this stunning property is a model of sophistication and showcases modern style and...

499,000 €
New
Development
Estepona, Modern off plan villa with sea views and bespoke options for sale in Velvet, New Golden Mile, Estepona

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

Ref. TMNV102

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

Nestled in a unique setting a stone´s throw away from all amenities and the beach, this brand new and private community is comprised of just 12 independent luxury villas which showcase modern Mediterranean...

985,000 €